About the Guild

The Greater Milwaukee Knitting Guild is open to anyone interested in knitting at any level. Our mission is to promote interest, appreciation, and skill in knitting. The Meetings are always the second Tuesday of every month except January and August. Social Hour begins at 6:15 pm. Our “Knitting Doctors” are also available at that time for advice and consultation on your knitting problems. The meeting begins at 7:oo pm followed by the Monthly Program. Address and location are: Harwood Place, 8220 W Harwood Ave, Wauwatosa, WI Please join us. If you wish to contact the Guild please email us at gmkg@prodigy.net

Monday, August 9, 2010

GMKG Newsletter- AUG 10

PURLS OF WISDOM

A NEWSLETTER OF THE GREATER MILWAUKEE KNITTING GUILD

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Cristel August 8
Elizabeth Zimmerman August 11
Amy August 15

M ission
The Greater Milwaukee Knitting
Guild is open to anyone
interested in knitting at any level.
Our mission is to promote
interest, appreciation, and skill in
knitting.

M eetin g s
Meetings are held in the North
Dining Room of Bergstrom Hall,
Mount Mary College on the
second Tuesday of each month.

Social Hour begins at 6:15 pm.
Our “ Knitting Doctors” are
available at that time for advice
and consultation on your knitting
projects.

The monthly meeting begins at
7:00 pm followed by the Monthly
program.

Mount Mary College is located at
2900 N. Menomonee River
Parkway, Milwaukee, WI

Minutes: Milwaukee Knitting Guild
July Meeting 2010
Secretary, Judy

The meeting was called to order by President
Mary at 7:20.
The minutes from the June meeting were
accepted.

Mary reminded the group that the fiscal year
begins again in September.

Old business:
New board positions were announced. Two
positions still need filling, secretary and
historian.

Stitches news: The bus to Stitches is cancelled
as the goal of 30 people was not met.

There being no new business, the meeting was
adjourned at 7:40.

The Traveling Woman Shawl Show was than
modeled.

Thank you to Claudia who has
agreed to assume the position of Historian.

Thank you to Lenore and Peggy
who have agreed to chair our
Community Charitable Knitting.

AUGUST 2010


MEMBERSHIP
By Mary, Membership secretary

Let’s learn a little more about our new presidents, Jackie and Amy.

Jackie joined the guild first, 3 or 4 years ago. She
has knitted on and off for over 30 years. She used to
knit during her lunch hours, and started knitting again
when she got involved in Girl Scouts. She hadn’t
knitted for a number of years but was re-discovering
knitting about the same time that she learned about
the Guild at the State Fair. Carol was
demonstrating knitting and invited Jackie to a
meeting. Amy learned from her Mom and has been
knitting for 3 years and joined the guild 2 years ago.
Amy likes to see everyone’s projects at the guild
meetings and Jackie likes the camaraderie of the
guild and the willingness of members to share their
knitting knowledge.

Amy’s current project is a scarf using the
Stashology 101 technique from the May 2010
meeting. She purchased the Stasholgy book which
is her current favorite knitting book. She is also
knitting coffee cozies. Jackie is finishing a braided
shawl from a class she took at the Knitting Nook.
Amy likes knitting scarves and Jackie likes knitting
cables or Aran patterns. Jackie’’s favorite knitting
book is a book on Cables from Interweave Press.
Jackie knits for herself, for family and charity.
Amy knits for herself and for friends. They both
have small stashes -Jackie has about 20 skeins
and Amy has 1 shopping bag of yarn.

PROGRAMS
After the stash reduction show and

tell, we'll have a small round robin.
For those of you new to the guild, a
round robin is where we break off
into small groups to learn some
technique. These mini classes only
last 10-15 minutes and then they're
repeated so that another group of
people can see them. You get to
pick which round robin you go to,
so you'll get to see 2 different
presentations in a short amount of
time. This month we're going to
look at knitted and crocheted
flowers. The program people have
collected a number of books with
flowers in them and we've got 5
volunteers that have learned how
to make a certain flower and will
show you how to make it at the
meeting

Dana Root will be our speaker at our
September meeting. She is an ergonomist
and a knitter. Dana will be sharing some
techniques for keeping our wrists, hands
and bodies pain free and in alignment,
while we knit. Please bring a knitting work
in progress to the meeting.