October 2022 Meeting


Saturday, Oct 8, 1–4 PM

Shaina Bilow Designs, LLC

Shaina Bilow is a Craft Yarn Council Certified Knitting Instructor and a Knitting Guild Association Professional Finisher who has worked and taught in numerous yarn shops in New Jersey. She empowers her students, whether they are picking up needles for the first time or are advanced-level knitters and crocheters.
Shaina loves to turn string into wearable works of art, and all of her inspiring patterns—whether self-published or printed in well-known publications like Noro Magazine, Interweave Magazine, and Knitscene Magazine—are intended to manifest joy. And she also dyes her own branded yarn. What’s Shaina’s favorite color?… You guessed it, “rainbows.”

Shaina will tell us how she turned a hobby into a business, what inspires her, and why she loves to teach. She will put on a trunk show of her designs and hand-dyed yarns. For her mini workshop, we will all begin a simple triangular shawl in Shaina’s unique fashion, while she provides her tips and tricks for shawl knitting. Bring US 6 (4 mm) knitting needles, 50 yards of fingering-weight yarn, and a stitch marker. There is no homework. The pattern will be provided at the meeting. There will be a 10% discount on Shaina’s hand-dyed yarn purchased at the meeting.

Show and Tell

Wow, the September Show and Tell was phenomenal! We cannot wait to see new creations in October. Look for photos of these beautiful creations on the BAKG website and our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Guests are Welcome
What a thrill it was to see guests at our September meeting. (Two of them won prizes!) We are happy to
welcome guests again in October. A guest’s first visit is free, each subsequent visit is $10, and the fee may be applied to annual dues if paid on the meeting day.

Book Sale
Check out the sale tables for some great bargains on books. Please remember to bring cash or checks as we cannot process electronic payment.

COVID Policy Update

The venue continues to require face masks. Check-in will remain upstairs at the building entrance. Please note that BAKG reserves the right to change our COVID policy as the situation evolves, and in compliance with NYSEC rules.
There will be no Charity Knitting, Beginners Circle or KALs at this meeting. There will be a drop-off box for charity items.

NOTE: BAKG general meetings, workshops, or other BAKG-sponsored events, whether in person or virtual, may be photographed and/or recorded by audio and/or video. By your in-person or virtual participation at these meetings, you consent to the photography and/or recording and to the use of your image and/or recording in print and social media.