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, September 9, 2013

September Meeting Info

Charity For the fall charity project, the group voted to donate items to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission (830 N. 19 St., Milwaukee). The volunteer coordinator informed me that while the Mission will gladly accept our donations of knitted hats, mittens and scarves for men, women, and children, they are in desperate need of men’s scarves. It should be noted that the web site lists a need of health products and personal care items. So if you are out shopping and have some really good coupons for $ off any such items to donate, please bring these along too. The final collection of all items will be at our December 10 holiday meeting. Thanks, Kathy G. Education I am looking for volunteers interested in helping with these classes. A brief description of the dates and classes are: Intro to Knitting: Mondays, 1:00-3:00 on 9/9, 9/16. 9/23 and 9/30. Skills covered: Casting on, binding off, knit, purl, increasing and decreasing. Comments : 5th time being offered, and the class runs fairly smoothly building upon the skills learned in the previous week Advanced-Beginner/Intermediate Knitting: Mondays, 6:00-8:00 on 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28. Skills covered: Cables, Bobbles, Mitered Squares, Striping. Comments: 2nd time offered. Class consists of knitting a block a week. Incorporating a new technique each week. Knitting in the Round: Mondays 6:00-8:00 on 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 and 11/25. Skills covered: Knitting in the round, using double-pointed needles and circular needles. Comments: 1st time offering. Once the technique is mastered participants can go on to knit fingerless mittens, boot toppers, hats, mug holder, tea cozy, etc. Complete class descriptions can be found at the following link, on page 29: http://www.myinsideraccount.com/publication/?i=169401&pre=1 Any help is appreciated-you need not be available for all four classes of a session. Thanks, Kathy M. Membership This is Membership Month. Please bring your completed form and $30.00 to the September meeting. Each person who renews or becomes a new member will be entered in a raffle for gift certificates from Local Yarn Shops. The Membership form is on the last page of the Newsletter. There will also be copy's at the meeting. We look forward to seeing everyone again. Programs For those who participated in the Brown Bag exchange it is time to weave in the ends of your project and bring it to the September meeting for all of us to admire your creativity and ingenuity. October will see Jennifer Donze back with us to show us “How to Gauge and Swatch” for more accurate knitting. Events Wisconsin Handweavers, Inc. are holding their 63rd Annual Exhibit & Sale at the New Berlin Public Library on October 31-November 2, 2013. I Love Yarn Day will be held again at the Cudahy Library on Friday, October 11. I went last year. It is a very nice space with sofa’s to sit on not hard library chairs. There was someone spinning and other vendors were there selling yarn. It was a nice place with nice people around while you knit. The Director of I Love Yarn Day has offered to let the Guild have a tble for members to knit at with some information about the guild. The Library will be open from 10a to 4p. If you are willing and able to attend and knit/man the table, please let Kathy Matthew know.