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

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

GMKG Newsletter- JAN 2011

A NEWSLETTER OF THE GREATER MILWAUKEE KNITTING GUILD
January 2011

It’s a NEW YEAR

Resolutions, reflections and always time to try something new…..

January is the annual Round Robin. Please make sure you bring extra scrap yarn and needles so you can learn and practice the techniques taught. The Round Robin will consist of 3-4 stations set up in the room. At each station, a technique will be taught to the members of the guild. Each station will be allowed 10-15 minutes to allow member to practice the new skill. Guild members then rotate to the next station. It's a great learning opportunity to increase our knitting skills. This year we will learn "the Norwegian Pul", "the Twisted German Cast-on" and a "cord Cast-on".

February: TBD

March is our annual fund raiser Auction. Monies raised will be used toward speaker fees throughout the upcoming year. So start planning your donation towards the Auction!

In April, Jan Massie from Just4ewe will be our guest speaker. Jan recycles sweaters, respins the yarn, and then knits into new! She will talk to the guild about her technique. We look forward to having her!

May is the anticipated "Baby Shower". Keep working on your baby sweaters! They are all so adorable! What a fun charitable events. More details will come in the near future.

And now a warm welcome to our new members……
Diane K and Rieke D.
Diane has been knitting for about 25 years and has done a variety of projects from scarves to sweaters. She likes to use circular needles. She is retired and also likes to read and golf. Yes she has knit golf club covers.
Rieke has been knitting since she was a small girl in Germany. She knits whenever she can, including on the bus as she commutes to and from work. She loves color and texture. She uses the yarn as her guide on how a project should be knit and often does not use a pattern.

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