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’.
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.
Having our monthly meeting early was perfect timing in this gift giving month of December. In entering the room and seeing its set up with beautiful yarns, one could immediately hear that the sounds of joy were alive and well with exclamations of “oohs and aahs”. Learning a new technique for our KAL, hearing a bit about independent yarn dying, and viewing a lovely fashion show, the evening was inclusive of everything we love.
Sue, our KAL teacher presented us with the next set of squares. These squares are included in the theme of slip stitches. Sue explained how these stitches are formed and how stitches that are slipped create a kind of longer line in the fabric. She shared with us the beautiful wrap she was wearing explaining that it was knitted utilizing the slip stitch method.
We are writing today to ensure and remind readers that the November meeting is NEXT week, November 10. Also, to whet your appetite for our meeting. We share:
KNITTING FOR MY COUNTRY
presented by Historian, Mary Ann Colopy
Knitting Historian Mary Ann Colopy returns to the Guild to discuss knitting during times of war. You may remember her from last year and how we enjoyed her presentation so that we’ve asked her back. Please see below a pattern from days of WW1. This pattern and directions allow us to consider knitting over the years, how knitting has obviously changed but in some aspects, remained the same. Wristlets aka fingerless gloves? Old concept, new name?
The directions are right in the newspaper clipping. “This one has the virtues of the original document being easy to read and having easily understood knitting directions. I will be sharing links to patterns in my talk next week, as well,” explains Mary Ann.
You may have noticed, along the right hand column of our website, the word ‘Categories’. Categories on a website helps the reader find information on that website. The writer has taken the posts that they have written and organized them according to topic to help the reader navigate. You see one such category on this site called About the Pages. This blog post is explaining the Page called Newsletters. Continue reading “The Newsletters Page”
We want to take a reflective moment and thank people who made the October meeting so successful.
This will be the last blog post before our October meeting, our highly anticipated author talk, Writing About Knitting presented by Ann Hood. Included here are some final details on this evening.
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’.
Happiness abounds in the Greater Buffalo area when it comes to knitting! After all you’ve GOT to be happy about the news regarding The Knitting Guild’s new meeting location! (Or, at least be thrilled we HAVE a meeting place!) I guess that would be the new, NEW location! We cannot wait to experience the professional feel of our new space as well as learn a new route of travel getting acclimated to its proximity from our homes.