Sometimes, a post is just rambling thoughts on knitting like how knitting has hit our political scene, the realization that people are constantly working behind the scenes for the Buffalo Knitting Guild or simply connections to the fine programming we have.  Let this serve as such.

As a follow-up from our purposeful efforts at honoring our four-legged friends, we are wondering if any of you saw this:

Here is the article on how and why people are knitting these colorful, large blankets for these magnificent creatures.

Last night the class lists were distributed to the teachers for our February mini-class lessons.  Your teacher will be preparing your homework (if any) and getting in contact with you regarding the specifics for your class.

Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?
I’ve been to London to look at the Queen.
Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you there?
I frightened a little mouse under her chair.

The melody commonly associated with the rhyme was first noted by the composer and nursery rhyme collector James William Elliott in his National Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs (1870)

Anyone knitting pussy hats these days?

On a personal note, one request has grown to five in my life so I will give homage on my project page on Ravelry once modeled by the receivers.  For me, they will serve as an icon representing the state of affairs our country is currently in.

Anyone make any knitting goals for the year 2017?

“It’s a new year and time to think about our knitting goals for 2017.

Are you going to Destash?
Knit only from your stash?
Go on a yarn diet?
Buy lots of new yarn?
Knit more for charity?
Knit more for yourself?
Get more proficient on Ravelry?
Attend a Guild seminar class?
Attend Yarn Fest?
Become more involved with the Knitting Guild?

Whatever your yarn goals are for 2017 please share your thoughts, your ideas, and here’s to a great knitting year!”  Gina has posted this as a Ravelry thread [HERE] and a few of us have answered.  Whether you answer publicly or not, goal making is a strategy to take on when wanting to be the best version of you.  Growing in a skill, becoming more accomplished, or ridding yourself of a habit, utilizing your beautiful yarn stash are examples for us.  Consider thinking of a goal or two for you.

Regarding our Annual Yarn Auction:

From the organizers:

“I think we have collected more yarn than ever before so we
should have fun sorting it and putting the items together.”

Please know that behind the scenes of these monthly meetings are groups of people working hard to prepare for the success of each.

You will be happy in knowing we are now registered to be announced on both Channel 2 and Channel 4 when we cancel or postpone our meetings.  We will also send an email to the entire Membership as well as post on Facebook, as we did this past month.  Do know the old fashioned word of mouth and good common sense are other avenues of communication when the unexpected turns up.

Next weekend’s blog post will contain the agenda for our February meeting.

In the meantime, stay warm and cozy, be healthy and happy, and of course, knit on.


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