It is about one week prior to our Annual Yarn Auction. Preparations are underway for what we hope will be another successful event. The idea has always been to donate yarn to the Knitting Guild knowing that one person’s ‘trash’ is another person’s treasure. The donated yarns are bundled and become a ‘lot’. These lots are organized, numbered, hauled to the meeting place and set up on display the night of the auction. The information regarding the yarn is collated, recorded, and available at the meeting. The prepared list coordinates with the lots, so the member can know ahead of time what she/he might bid on.
An idea to prepare yourself BEFORE the auction might be to review your queue of knitting projects, check to see what yarns you might need to knit those items and write yourself a list. Or, of course there is always impulse shopping.
Here is a peek at the preparations that occurred this last Sunday.
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This year’s charity knitting are simple little projects for our furry friends being cared for at our local SPCAs. We are putting a little love into our hearts and knitting for them in January. Some of you may want to come to the meeting with a few items already knitted with the intent of those items being added to our donations. Knowing there are a few willing and eager knitters in our Organization, we have collected and included a few [FREE] patterns for you to consider. We will add these patterns to our Resource Page, as well for everyone’s convenience. Of course, Ravelry offers a wider selection. Just go to the Patterns tab and type in the search box ‘knitting for animals’.
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DECEMBER IN REVIEW ~ This is a gallery of photos shared this week on social media of our lovely fashion show put on by our young models and hosted by Linda of Raveloe Fibers. If you are interested in any of these projects, their names, patterns, or specific yarns, contact Linda and I am sure she would be thrilled to hear from you. The photo fashion show is continuing through the next couple of weeks.
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“If you are feeling cynical about our country, talk to a veteran.” We are quoting President Obama as he spoke to the Nation today in honor of Veterans Day. Last night we heard a presentation that informed us of knitting during times of WWI, knitting to support the boys who were fighting for our country. As we allow the words from both speakers to sink in a bit, and as we give pause to thank and show our gratitude to a veteran we may know, an idea has come our way that we would like to share with you.
Leave it to knitting (of course) and designer, Christina Campbell from Ravelry to lead us to a project that could offer you comfort as we, as a society, move forward in these times of change and the unknown.
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One could say extreme circumstances called for extreme measures. We thank everyone who has followed our prompts and reserved their seats for the October meeting. Now, we will share what to expect.
Seats will be set theater style allowing for more room and comfort for all of us.
After a short introduction, Ann Hood will honor us with her presentation, ‘Writing About Knitting’.
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If there was ever consensus on anything, the whole of the Guild’s membership agreed that while our new space is lovely with advantages of bright lights, windows, and updated technology, the arrangement we had of seats and tables for our September gathering was hot, uncomfortable, and undesirable. The leadership of the Guild also agrees. Therefore, here is how we are moving forward for our October Program.
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For the youngsters and their families, September is all about getting ready for a new school year. For people considering joining The Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo, September is all about membership dues. Yes, we would like payment IN September.
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We are on a LOT of sites now, social media and otherwise. We have made it as easy as possible for you to find us. There are many choices in finding our latest updates. This post is to clarify a thing or two and our rationale as to why we have taken the time this summer to develop our online presence!
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There is lots going on already with The Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo and the season hasn’t even begun! Check the list, below to see how informed you really are! Here goes!
1. Help Welcome a New Kid in Town ~ Event Monday, August 22 10:00am
This Monday, August 22nd at 10:00 is the invite to all of us to visit the new yarn shop in town, WNY Knits. Click HERE for their website. This is our effort at making the new yarn shop feel welcome in our local community. The doors will open a bit earlier on that day, Heather Schwartz, Owner of WNY Yarns tells us, at 9:45 so that visitors may settle in a bit while the press conference is scheduled with Channel 2 at 10:00am. (Maybe, you will even be caught on camera if you are in view.) Remember, this is a Press Conference about the new shop; we are there as support.
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