These were the words.
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.
Continue reading “June Fashion Show”
Whether it was BEFORE . . . (check out those blankets!)
Continue reading “All Around Success”
We thank everyone for their understanding in the rescheduling of our January meeting. We specifically thank the Hyatt Place for their flexibility in offering their space on a different night, we thank the speakers who are willing to change their schedules, and we thank the membership who seem appreciative of the postponement rather than the cancellation of our meeting. That tells us our programs are of interest to the group.
Oh, and look what a little extra time at home has brought to reality; cold snap collars knitted by one of our members [follow the link for the pattern].
Let the rest of this post serve as reminders:
- The delay of one week does have a silver lining as it will give us a bit more time to collect what our furry friends need along the non-knitted items:
Wish List Items:
Pooper scooper, long-handled preferred
Dishcloth(s) (do not need to be new)
Hand and bath towels (do not need to be new)
Pillowcases and sheets (do not need to be new)
Dog biscuits (small or medium size)
Pet carriers (medium size)
Stuffed animals (6″ or larger)
Cat Toys – NO catnip, please
Collars and 6′ Leashes
Non-Clumping Cat Litter
Liquid Laundry Detergent with bleach
Advantage flea products, Frontline flea products
Note: The Erie County SPCA especially always needs fleece blankets and infant sized receiving blankets
- Please know that the patterns we will be using are posted on our Resource Page for easy access. You could either print up the pattern or simply use your phone during our meeting for easy access of the directions. (There will not be any patterns printed or passed out at the meeting due to cost.) There will be tables set up for people who are knitting for dogs versus people who are knitting for cats just to make it more fun. Also, please know that you can bring in an already knitted object to be added to our donations.
In looking ahead, the weather looks pretty clear for next Thursday; in fact temps are supposed to rise by then to be in the glorious 40s, a typical Buffalo winter.
On another note, classes are filling for February’s meeting and sign-ups for classes will be available during the meeting. Do not forget about our Guild notebook of Newsletters and information for your perusal convenience. And, Sue is available for help sessions from 6:30 – 7:00pm if you are taking on the KAL and have a question about your project. We will also continue collecting yarn donations for our Yarn Auction, as always.
We look forward to seeing everyone Thursday, January 12 and once again, we thank everyone for their flexibility as that is what helps to make The Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo a successful Organization.
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’.
Continue reading “Charity Ideas”
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.
Continue reading “December, January, February Announcements”
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.
Continue reading “A Rousing Thank you”
The last blog post was a recount of the second part of our November Program. You can revisit it [HERE]. We mustn’t forget the first half of our November meeting. We would like to extend a rousing applause of appreciation to Sue, our teacher who is leading us out in this year’s Knit Along (KAL).
Sue has organized her lessons in themes and brought to us the theme of Textures at the November meeting. These squares include: Moss Heart, Texture Tree, Moss Spot Square, and Box Square. These are similar in that, when completed, the knitted fabric has a sort of bumpy feel to it.
Continue reading “Continued November Thanks and December Agenda”
Each month brings a speaker to The Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo. This year, as in the past, the invited speaker presents a topic different from the former, all under the umbrella of knitting, causing each month to be diverse and interesting. And, as usual, the month of November was no different. Mary Ann Colopy is a local historian and was invited as a returning speaker, as she was so enjoyed last year. The title of her talk was Knitting For My Country.
Continue reading “A History Lesson Comes to the Buffalo Knitting Guild”
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.
Continue reading “November Meeting Agenda”
Are you wondering what happened to our resources, that is our tangible resources? In particular, those hard cover books that used to be in the cabinet that you could look at and borrow? (You might even be wondering where are the cabinets?) I believe it was called The Lending Library. Well, this post is explaining our new procedures regarding the existing collection of hard cover books and how you may continue to take them out on loan. Also, towards the end of the post, there are two other announcements that may be of interest to you.
Continue reading “The Library Page”