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, March 26, 2014

March 2014 Meeting with Susan Forbes

Susan Forbes gave us lots of information on the effects of processing on different fibers.  She brought lots of Noro Yarn from Knitch along with books and her own dyed yarn and knit and dyed yarn blanks.  Beautiful colors and textures.  See Susan at  http://www.fairyyarnmother.com.





February 2014 Round Robin

 Deb prepared a number of Intarsia samples for us to work on.


Karen taught us how to thrum mittens. 

Anja showed us how to cast on from the middle also known as the disappearing loop method. Not pictured is Betty, who showed us how to work jogless stripes. 

Pat and Anna gave us MANY ideas for knitting lace!  

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March 2014 Meeting and Future Programs

Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 11.   Our Program will be-

Luscious Fiber -- Beautiful Color!!

Learn "All About Fiber" at our March meeting. Midwest fiber artist Susan Forbes will talk
with us about natural and man-made fibers -- wool, silk, alpaca, bamboo and more.
Susan, (also known as the Fairy Yarnmother) creates beautiful fibers out of
combinations of these fibers and designs hand-dyes in colors that are subtle to brilliant.
This is an opportunity to get questions answered about how fibers behave and how to
use them.  Betty and I were wowed when we saw these wonderfully designed fibers.
Susan also brings a large array of colorful yarns -- both her own designs and commercial
yarns -- so that you can see touch and purchase, if you choose.  We will build in time for
looking and shopping
.
Our April meeting will our Annual Fundraising Auction
.
May is our Annual Baby Shower. We donate all of our knitted and purchased baby
items to a local charity. Games, prizes, punch and treats will rule the day.

In June  Master Knitter Jennifer Donze returns with concrete examples and clear explanations to make
knitting polished and satisfying. Specific topic information will come in the next
newsletter.