About the Guild

We are on Facebook now. Visit us at Greater Milwaukee Knitting 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. email us at gmkg@prodigy.net

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Christmas in July at GMKG

What a Blast!

Shelley L brought in 2 tables full of her spectacular yarn that she felt she needed to move back into the fiber community (destash).  She had bagged and labelled it so that you knew exactly what kind and how much was in each skein. If it was for a project you got the yarn needed and the pattern all in one.

Everyone present had their name put in a bag.  Shelley picked a skein,  Jackie pulled a name out of the bag and Carol T made sure Jackie didn't get carried away in the excitement and put a name back into the bag by mistake.

I know of one skein of yarn that was a completed project in less than 48 hours.  

Thanks for the Fun and the Yarn Shelley!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

A Taste of Wool and Cotton

Wool and Cotton Company presented a great Yarn Tasting at our June meeting.  There were probably over a dozen yarn samples on needles for us to knit, pass around and comment on. You can see in the photo's below the beautiful yarns Annaliese and Gina brought for us to sample and purchase.  They also let us know about upcoming events at their shop. They raffled off  a  ticket to the Nerd Girls fiber class,  a tote bag  and a $50.00 gift certificate to the store.   Go to  www.woolandcottonco.com  for the details on the upcoming events.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Photo's from Our May Baby Shower

We came thru again with over 132 baby sweaters and still counting.  There are some knitters who couldn't make the meeting and will be bringing their items to the June meeting for delivery to The Christ Child Society.  As you can see we had lots of other items that were appreciated by the Ladies of The Christ Child Society.  

Every year there are new patterns that you use.  They are all so cleverly done!

Our snack table was also a wonder to behold.  

Well done on all fronts!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Yarn Tasting at April 11 Meeting

You’ve probably heard of a wine tasting, but what about a yarn tasting?  Annalise from Wool and Cotton Co. will be joining us and bringing a variety of yarns for us to try! You will want to bring a variety of needle sizes so you can sample all the yarny goodness, I suggest you bring at least sizes 4, 6, 7, and 8 because we don’t know yet what she will be bringing - that’s part of the fun! Annalise will also have a shop set up just in case you just have to have one (or more!) of the yarns we try.

Hidden Valley Farm & Woolen Mill

I was so overcome at the sight of this really wonderful yarn that I forgot to include the owners of Hidden Valley Farm, Paul J. and Carol Wagner, in a photo.  This is going to sound boring but it wasn't.  Their program gave us the nitty gritty of running a sheep farm.  I loved it.  From the feeding dilemma caused by multiple births to one ewe to the talk of predators- the only sheep they have lost was to a neighbors dog, not to the coyotes in the area.  The yarn they brought was exceptional and one of our members bought a fleece.  Take a trip out to the farm this year.

If you missed the meeting you can find them at http://www.hiddenvalleyfarmwoolenmill.com/  and

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Yarn Bowls Ready to Use

They looked spectacular at the meeting!  Very creative pieces.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

January Yarn Bowl Event at La Terazza

The Yarn Bowl Event took place on January 10 at LaTerraza.  http://www.potteryfun.com/

They provided 2 different types of bowls.  One skein and another with 3 holes for stranded knitters.

As I look at the photos I don't see anyone with splotches of paint on themselves so it looks like a pretty successful time.

Here is the event as it happened:

Nice shot of the different sizes of the bowls.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Photo's from December 2016 Show and Tell

We started off with hats.

Then scarfs and cowls.

On to shawls.

Brickless shawl

Mitts and a headband.

Now we have sweaters.

Sweaters galore!

One completed afghan and one in progress.

Socks to wear and a pair for Santa to fill.

A felted purse and a Christmas ornament.
Mary K's hats and baby dress.