The Knitting Guild of
Greater Buffalo
Calendar of Events: 2015-2016

Here is the program schedule for the upcoming Guild Season. See the current newsletter for a more detailed description of each program.

September 10, 2015 
It’s a Button Party! Presenter: Lynn O’Connor
Button expert Lynn O’Conner will start the Guild season off by showing us the process for making Polymer Clay buttons and how to use these unique accessories to jazz up our knitting.

Summer KAL Display – Bring those Good Vibrations Shawls in tonight with a card detailing the yarn you used and anything else you found interesting about the pattern.

October 1, 2015

History of Knitting – Presenter: Mary Ann Colopy 
Have you ever wondered how knitting has become a passion for so many, even famous people like First Ladies of the U.S.? Mary Ann will discuss the history of knitting during the time of Eleanor Roosevelt and even provide us with a pattern to knit called “Eleanor’s Mittens.” You can start the mittens ahead of time with this link:

Guild KAL –What will the Guild knit this season? We’ll let you know tonight. This KAL is sure to be a fun one!

November 5, 2015

Knitting with Eco-Friendly Yarns Presenter: Nicole Snow, Darn Good Yarn

Show and Tell – Tonight is the night to search your closet and show off your one knitted item that is “Most Likely to Come Back into Fashion.” Let’s have fun with this one!

We need to know by this November meeting who will teach a class for the February Mini Classes. Signups for the classes take place at the December meeting. We will not have mini-classes unless we get enough members to teach.

December 3, 2015

Trunk Show with 716Knit- Our own Jenna Meyer will highlight her designs and yarn in a special Trunk Show. Jenna will have patterns and yarn for sale too! Cash, checks, credit cards accepted.

Guild Pot Luck- Please brings a dish to pass based on the below guidelines. Also, bring an index card detailing the ingredients used so those with special dietary needs will know if your dish is safe for them to eat.

A-I Casseroles

J-Q Salads/Sides

R-Z Desserts

Sign-ups for February Mini Classes - Class size is limited to 10 students per class so be sure to get your name on a class list tonight.

Members only event

January 7, 2016

Charity Knitting- Project TBA - Start the New Year off with a giving heart. We’ll be knitting for a local charity tonight.

Show and Tell – It’s time to show us the one “Most Colorful” item you’ve ever knit.

February 4, 2016

Mini Classes- Technique Building Tonight we are taking our knitting up a notch and building our skill base. We are not necessarily focusing on a project tonight but rather a technique. Class topics include:

• Becoming Less Chart Phobic -- How to read charts, perfect our knitting with charts 
• Substituting Yarns -- Using a different yarn than what’s called for in a pattern - How to sub in different weights, fabrics? Pitfalls? 
• Embellishments - What can you do to jazz up your knitted finish garment? We’ll show you tonight. 
• Correcting Knitting Mistakes 
• Buttonholes- Beyond the basic sweater buttonhole 
• Intarsia Knitting 
• Fair Isle Knitting 
• Kitchener Stich – How to use this stitch in items other than socks 
• Not Your Basic Long Tail Cast On – Learn various ways to cast on and the advantages of each. 
• Not Your Average Bind Off- Learn various ways to bind off and the purposes behind each. 
• Perfecting Cables 
• Reading/Understanding Crochet Patterns 
• Picking Up Stitches/Increasing and Decreasing Stitches 
• Basic Sock Knitting

March 3, 2016

Two-Tone Cables - Presenter: Heather Lodinsky 

Supplies needed tonight: Appropriate yarn/needles and pattern (free) found here:

Guild KAL- It’s time to show off those KAL’s. Bring a card detailing the yarn you used and what you found interesting about the pattern.

April 7, 2016

Yarn Fest- One of the most popular nights of the year, be prepared to shop and build your stash from vendors locally, throughout New York State and Pennsylvania. Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend! Cash, checks, credit cards accepted.

Doors open early at 6pm

May 5, 2016

Yarn Auction – It’s that time to bid high as we raise money for the Guild! Proceeds from tonight’s auction support the Guild’s seminars and help defray the cost of classes for members. Get ready to bid once and bid high!

This is a member’s only event

June 2, 2016

Our annual end of the year Tea Party Social and Fashion Show. Model the one item you are most proud of that you knit during this year’s Guild season.

This is a member’s only event

Special Programming Notes - Throughout the Guild Season:

Social Time/Help 
6:30-7:00pm - Meet and greet, get help with projects

Due to increased printing costs the Guild will no longer print speaker handouts. Rather, at least one week prior to a presentation where handouts and instructions are needed, you can find online at the Guild website. The handouts will also be available on the Guild’s Ravalry page. It is the member’s individual responsibility to print the handouts and bring to the meeting.

Friendly Reminder: 
Please remember to turn cell phones off or to vibrate. It is very distracting to hear our speakers when phones are ringing and you are taking calls. 

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