The Knitting Guild of
Greater Buffalo
Calendar of Events: 2014-2015

Programs for the Knitting Guild 2014-2015

Gina Passantino, Susy Palcic

TUESDAY, September 9th (Note:  This is the 2nd TUESDAY  of the month**)

  1.  EXPERT TIPS AND SIMPLE SAVES -  The Guild’s Elizabeth Marino is going to help us start off this knitting season the right way!  This class addresses some of the tricks that make knitting easier including yarn colorfastness, changing cast on, adding edgings, picking up stitches, life lines, ripping, re-knitting, finishing techniques, and many more! Elisabeth Marino is a knitter and designer living in the Buffalo, NY metro area.  Her designs are available on Ravelry.com, her blog  http://knittingwithkarma.blogspot.com/, and local yarn shops.

***Members:  Bring a project you are currently knitting that is giving you trouble,  or a pattern you are having a tough time understanding.***

  1. SHOW AND TELL -  What did you knit this summer? Show off one of your creations tonight! Let us know the pattern name, yarn  used, any modifications , and why  this is the item from your summer knitting you like best. 

**Due to limited time and so that everyone who wants to participate can, please  show and tell just one item per person*

OCTOBER  23RD     (NOTE:  This is the 4TH Thursday of the month)

  KNITTING AND TECHNOLOGY -   Don’t be afraid of technology, embrace it and use it to improve your knitting! Deb Welch and Deniece Diamond, Guild members and editors of The Guild Cable, will provide us with ways to use technology to make your knitting better and faster, including using Knit Companion, Ravelry, knitting APPS, and other forms of technology.  Brush up on your skills and/or learn something new tonight!

 

***Members:  Bring a laptop, tablet or Smartphone. ****

  1.  GUILD KAL -  Susy Palcic from Programming will introduce the year long Guild KAL tonight.  This KAL will challenge advance knitters yet still be something for beginners to  knit.  Help will be available during the social hour before each meeting and there will be a Fashion Show to show off the finished KAL’s in March.

NOVEMBER 6th

  1.   DO-DADS DEMONSTRATION NIGHT- What are the tools you use most to help you knit? Perhaps you have tools that are unique or hard-to-find, maybe even vintage.  Tonight members will demonstrate their favorite knitting tools, tell you where they can be purchased, and show you neat ways to use these tools to improve your knitting.

**** Please  let us know ASAP if you can demonstrate *****

  1.   KAL-  Have you started knitting the Guild KAL yet?  Tonight is the night to sit with Guild members , knit the KAL together, have your questions answered.

DECEMBER 4th – Members Only Event

  1.  Potluck -  Always a popular event, members share their best recipes and enjoy an evening of knitting too!  The Guild will provide the main course.  Members, please bring a dish according to the below assignment including an index card listing the ingredients you used:

A-G:  Salads

H-P:  Appetizers

R-Z:  Desserts

     

  1.   Trunk Show -   Erin Kosich from The Embraceable Ewe will present a trunk show from today’s popular yarns and best designers. 

JANUARY 8th (Note:  This is the 2nd Thursday of the month**)

  1.   CHARITY KNITTING- Tonight is the night to give back to the community and knit it forward!  We will be knitting a variety of  items that will be donated to local charities.  Patterns will be provided and most items can be completed during tonight’s Guild meeting.  You just need to bring scrap yarn ,variety of different sized needles, and an open and giving heart .  Start the new year off by knitting something for someone in need.

FEBRUARY 5th

  1.  GET YOUR GAUGE AND SWATCH ON-   How often does this happen to you?:  You are so excited to start knitting a new pattern that you start without doing a gauge or swatch.  Maybe you never knit sweaters because you’re afraid they may not fit. Or maybe you always swatch and have stories to share about how it saved you.  Buffalo Designer and Guild member, Heather Lodinsky , presents an informative program tonight on why swatching should be your first step in any knitting project, and will ultimately save you pain and knitting agony.

  1.    SHOW AND TELL – What have you knit recently?  Show off one of your creations tonight! Let us know the pattern name, yarn you used, and any modifications.

 

**Due to limited time and so that everyone who wants to participate can, please  show and tell just one item per person*

March 5th

  1.   KNITTING WITH HAND DYED AND SPECIALITY YARNS- Elizabeth Marino is back to teach us how to design or modify patterns for any yarn. Her presentation will include knitting math and how to translate skein weight into square feet of knitting. Elizabeth will also help you understand how to use the one-of-a-kind yarns that will be featured for sale at next month’s Yarn Fest in which vendors from across Western New York and Pennsylvania will sell their unique yarns, fibers and knitting related items.   Elisabeth Marino is a knitter and designer living in the Buffalo, NY metro area.  Her designs are available on Ravelry.com, her blog  http://knittingwithkarma.blogspot.com/, and local yarn shops

***Members: Bring a calculator, pencil, and paper.***

  1.   KAL FASHION SHOW - Tonight is the night to show off your beautifully knitted KAL project!  Make sure to bring a card listing the yarn you used and any m modifications you made to the pattern.

APRIL 16th (NOTE:  THIS IS THE 3rd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH)

 

  1.    YARN FEST  – Vendors from across Western New York and Pennsylvania will sell their unique yarns, fibers and knitting related items.   Guests are encouraged and invited to attend.  There will be plenty of items for knitters and non –knitters alike.   Grow your stash tonight!  Get a start on Spring and Summer projects.    Vendors will accept cash, checks and some will accept credit cards.   Support our outstanding vendors who are traveling great distances to be with us tonight.  Don’t regret missing this exciting evening to shop and win knitting related prizes!

***Raffles throughout the evening.  ***

***Doors opening early tonight at 6:00pm.  ***

***Guests are encouraged and invited to attend***

***New This Year:  Knitter’s and Spinner’s Corners, plus other surprises!!!**

   MAY 14TH  -- Members only event (NOTE: THIS IS THE 2ND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH)

  Auction – Always one of the most popular events on the Knitting Guild’s calendar of events.  Start saving your pennies now so you can bid high for the yarn you desire.  Another great opportunity to grow your stash!

JUNE 4th – Members Only Event

 

  1.   President’s Ice Cream Social -   Say thank you to this year’s Board of Directors by attending the Guild’s Ice Cream Social. This is always fun night to start the summer and plan your summer knitting projects.       

  1. Fashion Show – Show off the one knitted item you made during this Guild season.  Perhaps the one you are most proud of or one that challenged you!  Be sure to let us know the yarn you used, needles, and any modifications you made to the pattern.

 **Due to limited time and so that everyone who wants to participate can, please model just one project**




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