January Meeting Reminders

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
Paper towels
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
Bleach
Newspapers
Liquid Laundry Detergent with bleach
Gentle leaders
Kongs
Hand sanitizer
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.

 

Charity Ideas

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, January, February Announcements

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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