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

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February Round Robin

February’s program is our annual Round Robin where we get to learn new skills from our talented members.  Karen G will be demonstrating Easy Crochet Bind Offs for Knitters.  You do not need to know how to crochet to learn this bind off.  Karen suggests that people bring a swatch in sport or fingering weight that is 30 stitches wide by 3- 5 rows. Leave it on the needles and bring a crochet hook that is the same diameter or slightly smaller than the needle.   Peggy B & Jeannie  G  will demonstrate Picot and Pico (de Gallo).  Learn how to do a picot bind off, and get a recipe for pico de gallo!  With worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles, cast on 24 stitches.  Knit 8 rows of knit 2 purl 2 ribbing.  Bring it with the knitting on your needles.  Deb M will be demonstrating some of the great features of Ravelry that can help you keep your projects organized.  No homework for that one!

BSJ Mentoring

A little birdie told me that there are some members who would like to learn Elizabeth Zimmerman’s incredible Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ).  I also know that we have a number of BSJ experts among our membership.   AND we have the baby shower for the Christ Child Society coming up in May.  Hmmmm….that gives me an idea.  What if those experts could serve as mentors for those wishing to try this pattern?  If you are experienced at knitting the BSJ and would like to help out someone new to the pattern, let me know (slund@wi.rr.com).  Likewise, if you would like to have a BSJ mentor – also contact me.  I can do some matchmaking.  This is such a classic pattern; every knitter should make at least one!