Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo

Programs 2022 – 2023

The Board of TKGGB is committed to working within the Local, State and Federal guidelines regarding group get togethers during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Masking is optional. While we celebrate this hopeful step, we strongly encourage any member who is not vaccinated to wear a mask and further, any member who has concerns should continue to wear one and feel comfortable doing so.  Our sign in table will also continue to have extra masks available.

  • September 1
    • Knitting in Comfort: Paula Schank is a retired Licensed Massage Therapist, with a Bachelor of Science in Holistic Bodywork. For 23 years she had a private practice while teaching in NYS accredited Massage Therapy programs in Buffalo and Rochester. Paula will show you ways to knit for hours in comfort. The notes from this fabulous program can be found on our Members’ Page
  • October 6
    • Crochet Your Knits with Alex Efthemis. Do you often think your neckline needs a little stability? That your “vanilla” sweater could use a little zip? Alex will walk us through some ways to bring simple crochet stitches to your knitting.
    • Alex Efthemis is an enthusiastic and prolific sewist, quilter, knitter, and crocheter.  Do you have a piece that needs a little something something?   Embellish it  with flora, fringes, or ruffles.  Is your neckline a tad sloppy?  Alex will show you how to bring in some subtle reinforcements.  So join us at our meeting for some knitting thrills that do need simple crochet skills!
  • November 3
    • Estonian Roosimine (rose sa meen a see) with Bonnie Morrisey. Click HERE for homework.
    • Roosimine is an Estonian inlay technique that creates the appearance of embroidery through intentional floats in contrasting yarn on the right side of your knitting. It’s the perfect technique to add some embellishment to your knitting that is easier than intarsia. The name Roosimine translates to “decorating with roses”, which comes from a style of short stitch embroidery done on the Estonian island of Muhu.
  • December 1 The December Potluck is back!  Join us for an evening of food and frolic.  Food, games, and so many raffle drawings!
    • Menu Dinner ready around 6:30
    • Chicken Piccata & Pasta with Marinara, coffee & water provided by Guild Hospitality
    • Please feel free to bring your own soft beverages
    • Side Dishes and Desserts from you!  You will receive a reminder from Barb if you signed up to bring something. Please give it to her to set up  before 6:30:-)
    • A Huge Shout Out to our Raffle Sponsors
  • January – NO MEETINGper se
    • Workshop -with Sue Yarborough details to follow
  • January 19th
    • Guild Sip & Knit Night 5:30 pm
    • Resurgence Brewing Company 55 Chicago St. Buffalo
    • there is a $5 cover charge that can be used towards a drinks purchase.
  • February 2
    • Brioche An Introduction to brioche knitting with Ann Falcone. Dip your toes into brioche at our February meeting, learn some new knitting terminology and stitch manipulations. Don’t miss this meeting if you are planning to attend the Spring Seminar in May! You will be all set to take Michele Lee Bernstein’s spring seminar class on Saturday May 20th.
  • February 16th
  • March 2
    • Double Knitting with Lisa Boeh
    • It looks like magic, but it really is quite simple. Double knitting creates two layers of fabric on one set of needles. It can be used for a multitude of projects that will result in you being impressed with yourself!
    • This technique results in two pieces of ordinary knitting joined together, right sides out, wrong sides hidden. For designers, it frees two-color knitting from the constraints of stranding and floats, allowing big motifs, placed far apart and large areas of single color—no wonder many double-knit patterns use two colors!
    • For our program Lisa asks that if you want to make a small swatch, bring 10 grams of 2 (two) contrasting colors, any weight with the appropriate needles long enough to hold 30 stitches for flat knitting
    • Since 1×1 ribbing (the essence of double knitting) is not everyone’s jam, Lisa plans to include a pattern for a dishcloth or afghan square. You may bring longer needles if you wish to make a larger piece for the dishcloth or afghan square.
    • To find patterns that use Double Knitting in Ravelry:
      • Log in
      • Patterns – Advanced Search
      • Go to the sidebar
      • Craft – Knitting
      • Attributes – Construction – Double Knitting
      • If you want a specific garment – just type it in the search bar, or use the sidebar
        to further refine
        P.S. If that looks like a jumble of nonsense, you need to be sure to go to the Ravelry
        Tips & Tricks Table next month on our Round Robin Night!
  • April 13please note the date change
    • Round Robin WorkshopsMembers Teach Members Learning Stations
    • We are so excited to bring back an evening of mini-stations that allow fellow members to share a bit of what they know. Just a few pieces of information:
      • No pre-registration
      • No homework
      • Participation not required
      • 15 minutes per station
      • Rotate clockwise to next desired station
      • Learn up to 6 new skills
      • Please go to our website for any available handouts before the meeting. We are NOT providing hard copies at the meeting.
    • Blocking Sharon Stern-Gerstman
    • Chart Reading Cathy Frega
    • German Short Rows Cheryl Hall
    • Joins Sarah Barry
    • Kitchener Stitch Maureen Regan
    • Pattern Schematics Nancy Tepas
    • Ravelry Tips and Tricks Kayleigh Tompkins-Lipsitz
    • Think of this as a skill “tasting” – not a full glass/class, but enough to pique your interest! If you think one of the skills warrants a program next year, let us know!
  • May 4
    • iCord Applications – Sue Yarborough
  • May 20 – 21 Spring Seminar with Michele Lee Bernstein click here for details
  • June 1
    • Yarn Auction
  • June 11
    • Knit in Public Day – 1 pm Bidwell Park – just west of the intersection of Bidwell & Elmwood Ave.