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, June 13, 2011

GMKG Newsletter for June 2011

PURLS OF WISDOM
A NEWSLETTER OF THE GREATER MILWAUKEE KNITTING GUILD
June 2011
Our Baby Shower at the May meeting was a great success. We collected 47 baby sweaters, 41 hats, 4 pairs of booties, 1 pair of mittens and 47 donated items such as diapers and baby clothes. We used lots of different yarn and pattern styles. Everything looked so sweet. Peg Vollmer and Pat Driscoll from the Christ Child Society came and spoke of their organization and the focus of their
work. Their group of volunteers will put together about 2000 layettes to be donated within the Greater Milwaukee Area. They also have a need for their "My Stuff" bag program. Backpacks are filed with items for older kids who have been removed from homes. They will fill about 900 backpacks this year. Peg and Pat were very appreciative of our effort on their behalf.
http://www.christchildsociety.com/We enjoyed games, cookies, bars and punch. Prizes were earned for having various items in your purse and for completing a Nursery Quiz with your teammate. It was a lot more fun than I am making it sound. I want to thank Pat Garrity and Kathy Greig for all of the time and effort they
put into this event.

New Members: The Guild has 2 new members: Anita B has
been knitting for about 12 years. You might see her at Renames where she works part time. She has worked in banking and ministry. She has crocheted since her was a small child. She also does needlepoint. She is currently working on a black and white jacket knit in different stripes and then assembled. Sue S has been knitting for most of her life. She is retired from banking. She is a former skier and knit ski sweaters to wear on the slopes. Lately she has been
doing small charity knitting projects in an attempt to use up her stash. Please welcome Anita and Sue.

Upcoming Programs:
June 14th: Please bring your favorite Knitting book, knitting book from the library or your favorite knitting accessory. Share with the guild, why this book or item is your favorite.
July 12th: Jane Grogan from Madison will be with us. Jane is a weaver and she will introduce us to various frame looms and continuous strand weaving. She will bring a dishcloth loom and a diamond loom. She will talk about the "theory" of continuous strand weaving and designing with the looms. She will also have some show and tell and looms for sale.
Aug 9th: Liz Sutter from "Setters Gold-n-Fleece"
will present "Two Needle Cast Ones...How? and Why?" She will talk about the Magic Loop cast on, Judy's Magic Cast on, and hen variations to the magic loop technique. Please bring scrap yarn and needles to practice the techniques.
Sept 13th: Elizabeth O'Brien from Chicago will present "Knitting to
fit...How to select the proper size pattern for your sweater. How to tell what size it really is and how to alter the pattern. Please bring pen and paper to take notes.

Stitch N Pitch is Tuesday June 21 at 7:10pm at Miller Park. The
Brewers will be playing the Tampa Bay Rays. Tickets $25 with the first 1000 purchased receiving the Special Edition Bernie the Brewer Bobble Head. Teaching tables will be available. We will not be going as a group but area yarn shops are selling tickets or you can order them online. http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/mil/ticketing/stitchnpitch.jsp

As always- Happy Knitting

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