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Get ready to strut your stuff at the year end Fashion Show.
To participate in the show you must be a Guild member and you need to model ONE item you knit during this Guild season that you want to show off. We will organize the show based on categories, ex: accessories, sweaters, etc.
We, the Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo always hope that one activity or another, one lesson or another, one member or another has motivated you to learn something new, be more courageous in your knitting, or to become inspired in ways you might otherwise not have before. With our progressive location, fully packed meetings, and programs for varying levels of knitters, our theme this year was to GROW. Ending each season with a fashion show is our way for you to show off your new skill, beautiful garment, or just to share with others a project that you have completed.
See our beautiful models below, all knitting Guild members, and their works of accomplishment. I think their smiles say it all in how they feel about their projects.
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Do you remember the topic of our April meeting?
We want to acknowledge and thank Jenna, member of the Buffalo Knitting Guild and owner of 716Yarn for her generosity of time and talent when she stepped in as presenter to teach the Guild back in April. Her focus was on the different techniques of dying yarns and the subsequent result in a knitted garment. From self-striping to ‘splatter’ dying and all kinds of creativity in between, Jenna explained these processes from a dyer’s point of view. With each different dying technique, Jenna also had examples of these yarns knitted mostly into socks to show us what the end result would look like.
Jenna talked on how she enjoys experimenting to create new, unique features of dying. One could easily get caught up simply in the names of her original yarns. She explained how dye lots or color combinations can be custom ordered through her.
Continue reading “Our April Meeting ~ Thank you, Jenna”
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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Of course, by now you have received and have read about our exciting Seminar weekend. There is a Page called Spring Seminar on our website for easy access as well as a Page specifically on Seminar Registration for your perusal. I have attached the Registration form in PDF on BOTH of these Pages of our website for your convenience. And, [HERE] it is again. “In PDF” means you can click on that link, the form pops up, and you can print up that form to send in with your payment. It’s meant to be easy. Make sure when you send in your payment, you make very clear what specific classes you are interested in. Do not send in payment without this indication. And, as our website indicates, an email confirming your class(es) will be sent to you. If you do not receive a confirmation email, there is a glitch in your registration. This full circle communication is very important keeping all parties in-the-know, so be looking for this after your payment and of course, write to us if you have any inquiries.
FEBRUARY MINI CLASSES
You know that THIS Thursday, February 2nd is our evening of mini classes.
Continue reading “Excitement is in the Air; February Agenda included”
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.
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For the New Year We Wish For You To
Try New Things
See the Good
Say “I Love You” More
Forgive More Readily
Read More Often
Choose to Be Happy
Become Your Best You !
We wish you Your Best and Most Inspirational New Year!
Please notice the January/February Newsletter is attached to your email as well as attached to our Newsletters Page.
JANUARY MEETING AGENDA
For our meeting THIS Thursday, January 5 please remember to bring:
- Any item you have already made for our furry friends
- Your giving heart and a decision whether you are going to knit for a dog or a cat
- scrap yarn, needles, and basic supplies
We look forward to seeing you!
PS The on-line fashion show from the November meeting as well as last week’s blog entry took a hiatus due to the holiday. We will resume all activity this week.
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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