E-News of the Big Apple Knitters’ Guild             August 15, 2012

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BAKG MEMBERSHIP $35 annual dues may be sent to our Treasurer, Janet Kelly, 35-11 85th Street, #7D, Jackson Heights, NY 11372-5504, or see her at the Membership Table at meetings. Please be sure to inform us of changes of address, email, phone numbers and emergency contact. We like being in touch!

BAKG Annual Luncheon – September 22, 2012 Has sold out! No Seats Remain!! If you’re interested in attending, you can now be placed on the waiting list. Send in your registration and payment and do contact Lucia Boselli, Luncheon Chair at If your registration has been confirmed, don’t forget to get busy knitting a project to enter into the contest! Shhhh don’t tell us about it just yet! Let’s be surprised by your contest entry at the luncheon and good luck to you!

ANNUAL YARN AUCTION – JANUARY 12, 2013: Great plans are underway for our popular annual yarn auction!

Be sure to go through your stash now and put aside all the yarn that you no longer love so much, or know that you will not use. Donate it to BAKG and see it go to loving hands

on January 12
Bag and label your donations
Be on the lookout for instructions and details on what we’re planning


Consider writing a short article about knitting, your experiences as a knitter, your travels that involve knitting, your favorite yarn shop, your favorite yarn,there are infinite topics that can involve knitting and/or fiber. Won’t you give it a try, please? Just submit your article to Merle Bolonking, City Purls editor, at Do it soon! We’d love to hear from members and share your notes

WEBS of Northampton, Mass through Aug 31
String Yarns, NYC STRING SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE!!! 25% - 75% off! Great bargains to be had!

Join Bergere de France ‘s knitalong on ravelry and receive a free pattern and 25% discount on yarn OG5mpqVsje_Hhe-wSVw4

The Yarn Company: Be there or Be Square? On September 6, from 6-8pm, Trisha Malcolm will be showing the Preview of Vogue Knitting Magazine's Fall Issue
The Yarn Company is pleased to announce that Anne Hanson, owner of Knitspot, will be returning to The Yarn Company October 26-28. We will have the opportunity to take 3 great classes with her. Find out more at

A NEW YARN!!! made from pearls Yes, Pearls!!!
Sadly for many of us the yarn was announced on Strings facebook page at 1 a.m. and by 5 a.m. that same day it was completely sold out. Stay tuned and on the lookout for information on the next run of this yarn.
Lucky for us, the luncheon committee has received one skein to be awarded as a door prize on Sept. 22.

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****Don’t Miss This****

The Long Island Knit and Crochet Guild Hosts a Day of Learning – September 15, 2012
Meryle writes: I have attached the flyer that should give you all the information you need. We have had such an overwhelming response, that Nicki's Knitting in Circles is already filled but we are taking names for a waiting list. There is room in all the other classes. It is a great value for the day which includes 2 workshops and lunch for $90 if you are a member of a guild, $100 if you are not. Thanks for your interest. BAKG and LIKCG share mutual members! Consider attending the day of learning and you’re sure to see some dear familiar faces!

****NEW****Calendar of Events
August 22-28
North Iceland Fire and Ice. Hiking an Knitting Tour of Iceland – perhaps it is to late to join this retreat/tour this year, but what fun it must be and what exciting sites in this itinerary – come close to the site of the erupted volcano. For more on this and future tours visit

September 3-8 Maine Knitting Cruise w/ Margaret Radcliffe

September 8-9 New Jersey Sheep and Fiber Festival

*****Don’t Miss This**** September 15Long Island Knit and Crochet Guild – Day of Learning –, Plainview, NY Instructors: Nicky Epstein, Tatyana Mirer, Carla Scott. More info: email the organizers at indicate “day of learning” in the subject line. See attached flyer for workshop descriptions and details. It is so close to home, how could we miss out???? $90 for a full day of workshops (2) and lunch, too!!

September 12-16 Finger Lakes Fiber Tour

September 22-23Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival –

September 20-23 Vogue Knitting Live Charlotte –Learn to knit circles with Nicky Epstein, fix lace knitting mistakes with Brooke Nico, and crochet with Mary Beth Temple, as well as take classes from Carla Scott, Lily Chin, Catherine Lowe, or Trisha Malcolm. Join the more than 35,000 Southern Women at the Southern Women’s Show Marketplace featuring shopping · jewelry and handbags · make-up tips and tricks · gourmet treats interactive workshops · home-improvement tips · fashion.

FREE learn to knit and crochet classes in Vickie Howell’s Beginner Lounge, sponsored by Bernat and located within the Vogue Knitting booth.

September 29-30 Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival –

September 29-October 6, or October 6-13 Knitting in Tuscany (Italy)
Irish Woolfest (Ireland) - September 30
October 3-7 SQUAM ITALIA October 11-14 Stitches East – Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT
October 15-16 Stitches East ETC – Marriott Hartford, CT for details and registration
****Don’t Miss This**** October 20-21 NY Sheep and Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY -

October 26-28, 2012 Vogue Knitting Live Chicago –

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January 18 – 20, 2012 Vogue Knitting Live NY –Mark your calendars.This year at a new venue, the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square!

August 2013 The Yarn Company – Travel to Israel. More details available at Calendar Notes:

The above calendar is just a taste of all things fiber events going on in our area and beyond. For more knitting events in USA and other countries visit:

take a trip and tell us about your travels.
RAVELRY GROUP: BAKG Facebook Group: Big Apple Knitters’ Guild Website: www.BAKG.ORG


Twist Collective Fall 2012 issue now available

Knit Happy, Rosa.