Valuable Tips to Make the Facebook Page Fans Hang about Active

The success of the Facebook launch does not stop with the increase in the number of likes. The real success is getting them interact and stay active on the page. A call to action could be one effective mode which would encourage the users to interact. This would definitely boost the traffic, even when you buy Facebook likes via advertising the visibility, and the promotion opportunities alike are plentiful.

Here are some effective ways that would take a Facebook page admin to call the fans to action.

Get More Likes on Facebook

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Handling Insomnia: Best Options in the UK

Insomnia is a very difficult thing to deal with. Unlike most of the other conventional diseases, the effects of insomnia spill over from a simple health disorder to directly affect several other parts of your life. In general, insomnia can be classified into 2 types based on what the effects of it can be.

Primary insomnia refers to just facing sleeping problems and deals with several disorders. Secondary insomnia, on the other hand, not only has all the effects of the primary one, but is related to other health problems like asthma, arthritis, cancer medication etc.

Beating Insomnia

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5 Trends in Social Media Content Writing I’m So Over

I’ve been spending a lot of time on social media content writing lately.

And the funny thing about shifting from writing all day to social media marketing is that you start to realize the things that really engage you vs. how bummed you are when a content link isn’t as promised. (i.e. receptfria sömntabletter )

There are several social media content writing strategies that I really can’t say I approve of:

Overposters (literal feed hogs)

You may have heard that if you aren’t posting a few times a day on your feeds, not everyone sees your posts or will have the ability to react to you.

While this is true, remember that not everyone in your network has a zillion friends. If you are posting 10 times a day to someone who only has 300 friends (only. ha!), you could be hogging up their feed, making yourself look bad in the process (and eventually get deleted or hidden from their feeds.)

Content Writing for Social Media

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Keeping Your Biological Clock Regulated

The biological clock keeps itself regulated as a result of secretion of a hormone, that we call melatonin. This hormone is released when the brain receives a signal from its central signaling unit, known as Suprachiasmatic Nucleus or SCN.

Hence it is important that we clear our perception of melatonin. Circulation of this hormone in our bloodstream acts as a regulator of rest and activity cycles. Also, since, melatonin håndkøb is a hormone, it is impossible to have a deficiency of melatonin, per se.

Nevertheless, the misconception surrounding melatonin as cure for insomnia or sleeplessness is erroneous. Herein, we must also have clear idea as to what causes insomnia.

Regulating the Biological Clock

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Fiber Events

FIBER EVENTS

Western New York Fiber Festival

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 10 AM to 5 PM
Emery Park Ski Lodge, Emery Road, South Wales, NY 15139
Website: Western New York Fiber Festival Website

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival

Saturday, October 19th 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday October 20th, 2013,  10AM to 5PM
6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY, 12572
Phone: 716-655-7203 or 716-652-3237
Danish Community Website: køb melatonin

If you would like to add your knitting news or event, please contact us.

Past Events

Past Events

Socktober 2012 a Success!

Over 100 guild members participated in the first SOCKTOBERFEST held during our meeting on October 4th. Members took classes in knitting men’s socks, designing your own sock, the magic loop, slaappillen kopen, learning basic socks, the Turkish Bed Sock, a color works class, slippers, and Hubba Bubba, turning the heel.

The variety of classes and the various skill levels of the classes provided the opportunity for neophytes and experts to learn something new and exciting when making socks. The classes were taught by our own members who graciously shared their knowledge with participants. New members who attended the meeting were not left out. All the instructors opened up their classes to accommodate our new fellow knitters which made them feel welcomed.

Knitting Links & Resources

Please note that the Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo does not endorse any of these websites, and is not responsible for their content.

Resources

How To

Knitting Graph Paper

Magazines

Online Magazines

Yarn Companies

Seminars

KNITTING GUILD OF GREATER BUFFALO

Spring Seminar – May 15-17, 2014
TEMPLE SHIR SHALOM–Thursday, May 15, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

RAMADA INN – 2402 NORTH FOREST ROAD, AMHERST 14226 May 16-17

Knitting Seminars

We are very excited to welcome Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, aka “Yarn Harlot” to Buffalo. Stephanie will be giving a lecture (sure to make you laugh) on Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 at Temple Shir Shalom on Sheridan Drive in Amherst (the home of the Guild meetings). Tickets are $5.00 advance purchase (limit 2) for Guild Members. Tickets may be purchased by non-members at the door for $10.00. Information on ticket availability will be posted in the Guild group on Ravelry.

There are 4 classes, all at the Ramada, each limited to 18 students: 9AM – 12N and 1PM – 4PM, on Friday and Saturday. We will register Guild members in order of receipt of your registration as follows:

  1. All registrations postmarked or received by Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from

Guild Members will be registered in order of receipt for one class. Please indicate your 1st through 4th choice of class on the registration.

  1. On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, if there are any openings left, members will be placed in additional classes that they have registered for.
  2. All registrations postmarked or received after Wednesday, April 30, 2014, by Guild members or non-members, in order of receipt, if there are any openings left.

We expect classes will sell out quickly, and a waiting list will be kept. Don’t delay!!

REGISTRATIONS WILL BE CONFIRMED BY EMAIL

Class Descriptions: (Each class is limited to 18 participants)

Fri. 9 – 12: Knitting for Speed and Efficiency- Stephanie’s perspective and secrets on knitting with speed. Various techniques, attitudes and history of the most productive knitters. Be the most efficient knitter you can be on your own terms, by changing what you do and how you think. Some instruction on “lever knitting.”

Fri. 1 – 4: Knit Smart- Lecture style class on mistakes and bad outcomes in knitting with amazon listing optimization and how to prevent them and fix them. Learn to choose tools, yarn and a pattern that will work, and what to do with a pattern before you start. Feel free to bring projects with problems.

Sat. 9 – 12: Grok the Sock – Grok (from “Stranger in a Strange Land”) means “to understand something completely.” The class is designed to leave you with a really complete understanding of the construction of socks and the ability to knit a great sock that fits, without any pattern.

Sat. 1 – 4: Knitting in Color – An exploration of color, starting with color theory, how to choose colors that go together, and the language around it. Choose, organize and analyze color schemes, and apply them while knitting. Hear about Fair Isle, stranded, and intarsia and work with some funky stitch patterns that make the most of one color per row. $10 Materials fee, payment to the instructor.

KNITTING GUILD OF GREATER BUFFALO

SPRING SEMINAR – MAY 15-17, 2014

TEMPLE SHIR SHALOM – 4660 SHERIDAN DRIVE, AMHERST 14221

RAMADA INN – 2402 NORTH FOREST ROAD, AMHERST 14226

Mail (or deliver) your registration to:

Sharon Stern Gerstman

116 Brantwood Road

Amherst, NY 14226

Registrations received or postmarked by Wednesday, April 30, 2014 will be given first preference

FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR PAYMENT AND SASE SET FORTH BELOW. Checks are to be made payable to Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo

  1. For Tickets to Thursday night, May 15 @ 7:30 at Temple Shir Shalom you must include a separate check and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE). You will be mailed physical tickets that must be presented at the door. Tickets will also be sold at the March and May Guild meetings.

______ Number of tickets (maximum of 2) @ $5.00 each.

  1. For registration for classes, Friday, May 16 and/or Saturday, May 17, you must include a separate check for EACH class you register for (i.e. one, two, three or four checks each for $35.00 (members)/$40.00 (non-members)). Mark your first, second, third and fourth choices. If you leave a class blank, it will be assumed that you cannot attend that class.

______ Fri. May 16 – 9am – 12n: Knitting for speed and efficiency

______ Fri. May 16 – 1pm – 4pm: Knitting Smart

______ Sat. May 17 – 9am – 12n: Grok the Sock

______ Sat. May 17 – 1pm – 4pm: Knitting in Color ($10 Materials Fee – pay to instructor)

If we cannot accommodate you in any of the classes you have registered for, your check for that class will be voided and either destroyed or returned to you as you wish. Class registration confirmation will be sent by email.

*Name: ___________________________________________

*E-mail Address (please print clearly): _____________________________

*Daytime Phone number (cell # is preferable): ____________________________

*Address: ___________________________________________________________

Information Required. Note: for class registration you must have an email address to receive confirmation and homework/supply list. If you do not have an email address of your own, please list the email address of someone who will forward this information to you.

Vendor Night

Fiber Festival

VENDOR NIGHT IS COMING   VENDOR NIGHT IS COMING

November 7th, 2013

Wool For Sale - Vendors Night

VENDOR NIGHT IS COMING — MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS ANNUAL, LOOKED FORWARD TO EVENT THAT GETS BIGGER AND BETTER EVERY YEAR!

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, including great holiday gift items. Grow your stash tonight! Get a start on, or maybe finish, your holiday shopping tonight! Vendors will accept cash and checks, some will accept credit card. 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. All attendees receive 3 raffle tickets. Members bringing a guest will receive one extra ticket for each guest brought to Vendor Night.

Doors opening early tonight at 6:30pm.

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS – MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR NOVEMBER 7TH.

VENDOR NIGHT VENDORS:

716Knit – Grand Island, NY

Annadele Alpaca – Union City, PA

The Critter Ranch – Lawton, NY

Drunken Homemaker – Grand Island, NY

Embraceable Ewe – Hamburg, NY

Golden Oak Farm, Inc – Honeoye, NY

Goldhawk Pottery – Williamsville, NY

Handmade by Hannah – East Aurora, NY

Hybrid Revivals – Williamsville, NY

Junie’s Yarn Pouch – Eden, NY

Knit Core – Buffalo, NY

Knox Farm Fiber – Williamsville, NY

Locust Hill Farm – S. Wales, NY

Longmeadow Farm – Freedom, NY
Raveloe Fibers- North Tonawanda, NY

Spin Monkeys – Tonawanda, NY

Susan’s Spinning Bunny – W. Danby, NY

Willow Glen Farm – Cowlesville, NY

Wool and Watercolors – Lockport, NY

Yarn Boutique – Rochester, NY

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We currently have a waiting list for Vendor Night. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Calendar

Calendar of Events: 2013-2014

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th – Note Date Change

  1. FIBERS – USING AND CARING FOR YOUR STASH Tonight’s featured speaker is Sue Ann Pascarella, a local knitter, weaver, and fiber expert who will teach us about various fibers for knitting.  Sue Ann will discuss many common and uncommon fibers and lead a discussion and answer questions on which fibers work best for different knitted garments, blocking techniques for various types of fibers, and caring for all the garments you’ve knitted.  Start the new knitting season off right with this excellent yarn primer!
  2. HARUNI SHAWL DISPLAY 
  3. Be ready to show off your completed, and uncompleted, shawls from the Guild’s summer KAL.  Please bring an index card that details the yarn you used, yardage, and any tips for knitting this shawl.

OCTOBER 3rd

  1.  MY YEAR IN SOCKS  
  2. From March 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013, The Guild’s resident sock expert Sharon Gerstman, made 23 pairs of socks — 23 pairs of complicated socks — many of these competed in Sock Madness and Tour de Sock.  The madness of knitting socks continues as Sharon competed in Sock Madness 2013 and Tour de Sock starting on June 1, 2013.   Come hear and see all about Sharon’s year in socks!

OCTOBER 12TH & 13TH

KNITTING GUILD OF GREATER BUFFALO

FALL SEMINAR – October 12-13, 2013

RAMADA INN – 2402 NORTH FOREST ROAD, AMHERST 14226

We are very excited to have J.C. Briar teaching our Fall Seminar. J.C. is a fabulous  teacher. She is the author of “Charts Made Simple,” and is included in all of the most prestigious Knitting Weekends like Madrona and Sock Summit. Each of her 3 hours classes sells for $75 or more at knitting conventions, and always sells out. The cost for guild members is $35 per class ($40 for non-guild members). This is a terrific chance to advance your knitting skills and meet a knitting superstar! More info Seminars.

NOVEMBER 7th

  •   VENDOR NIGHT
  1. Vendors from across Western New York and Pennsylvania will  sell their unique yarns, fibers and knitting related gift items.   Guests are encouraged and invited to attend.  There will be plenty of items for knitters and non –knitters alike including amazon product listing optimization, great holiday gift items and much, much more…  Get a start on, or maybe finish,  your holiday shopping  tonight! Vendors will accept cash and checks, some will accept credit card.  Support our outstanding vendors who are traveling great distances to be with us tonight.

** No refreshments needed tonight as refreshments will not be served. ***

DECEMBER 5TH – Members only meeting

  1. SOCK YARN SHOW OFF  Besides the Haruni Shawl, members were encouraged to knit something out of sock yarn over the past summer.  Bring your completed project in tonight for a show and tell display. A panel of  judges will award prizes.
  1.   HOLIDAY POTLUCK DINNER  Please bring a salad, side dish or desert as per the assigned instructions.   The Guild will provide the main course.

**Instructors are needed to teach in February and March.  Our Programming Dept. needs to know by tonight’s meeting if you can teach a class.  Please contact Gina and/or GG.  Share your expertise and knowledge with other Guild members!   JANUARY 9TH (Note:  This is the 2nd Thursday of the month**)

  1.  ORGANIZING YOUR STASH  Guild member Luann Blair has a unique system for organizing your  stash so you can actually find your yarn and use it up!  Luann will teach us her strategy tonight and get us organized for the  New Year. Bring a laptop or computer tablet.
  1. SIGN UPS FOR MARCH CLASSES Sign up tonight to take one of the Knitting with Beads classes being taught by members in March.  Class size is limited so be sure to attend tonight so you get the class you want.

FEBRUARY 6th

  1. SPEED KNITTING  

Knitters will have a chance to learn various techniques and tricks that they can add to their knitting repertoire. Like speed dating, we will be moving from station to station to learn new ways of perfecting our favorite pieces. Presented by: Members

** If you have a technique you would like to share we are always open to new ideas and we would love to have as many teachers as possible. Please contact Gina and/or GG as soon as possible as instructors need to be established by the December meeting ***

MARCH 6th

  1. KNITTING WITH BEADS   

Jazz up your knitting by incorporating  beads and other embellishments to purses, home décor and other accessories.   Classes will be taught by members and class size is limited to 10 participants. Presented by: Members  

** We would love to have as many teachers as possible. Please contact Gina and/or GG as soon as possible as instructors need to be established by the December meeting ***

APRIL 3rd

  1.  I-CORD PRIMER   Susan Sarabasha from the Spinning  Bunny is back to teach us how to make I-Cords and incorporate them into our knitting. Susan will also teach and demonstrate a special and unique I-Cord that she invented!  The Spinning Bunny Shop will also be open early from 6-7pm for your shopping needs.

Presented by :  Susan Sarabasha, Susan’s Spinning Bunny

MAY 1st — Members only event

  1.  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.

JUNE 5th

  1.  LAST MEETING  President’s ice cream party – always a hit – start the summer off right and bid adieu to another knitting season your favorite, cool treat.
  1. SHOW AND TELL  Show off the one favorite project you completed this Guild season in the end of the year fashion show. Members, please plan to model the one item you are showing off!

Membership

Knitting Membership

Guild Membership is open to any person interested in knitting regardless of race, color, creed, sex or national origin.

Membership includes the following:

  • All guild meetings and programs.
  • A bimonthly newsletter, “The Guild Cable”.
  • Access to the Guild’s library.
  • Discounts at many area yarn shops.
  • Learning and sharing with area knitters.

Our Guild year starts in September and membership dues cover a year, September to September.  Current members should look for their membership renewal forms in the sömntabletter receptfria newsletter distributed in late summer.  New members are welcome to join by attending a regular meeting.  Please see the schedule for meeting information.

Membership forms can be found here and can be mailed in along with payment to:

Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo

PO Box 684
Williamsville, NY 14231-0684

You can now purchase your membership online via Paypal!

Membership is $15 USD for the 2013-2014 Guild Year. Click BUY NOW and checkout. Your membership card will be available at the next meeting! It’s that simple!

Thank you,

Membership

Meetings

Knitting Meetings

In order to participate in most Guild meetings, membership is required. You can find out how to become a member on our Membership page.

The Guild meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Our current meeting schedule is found under the Calendar of Events. Members are often asked to bring supplies or pre-register to get the most out of meeting events, so pay attention to all the fine print!

We currently meet at receptfria sömntabletter cafe at 4660 Sheridan Drive in Williamsville, NY.

The cafe is located just east of North Forest Road on Sheridan Drive.  Look for the one-way sign when you turn into the parking lot.  Enter at the double doors at the back and look for your fellow knitters.