Our last meeting before the start of the summer season was held a week early due to the upcoming Memorial day weekend. Show and tell included lots of fun projects and patterns.
Some of our folks had gone to the NH Sheep and Wool Festival the previous weekend. Despite the rainy start, it turned out to be a fabulous day! Lots of goodies were procured in addition to some fun time chatting over lunch (lobster rolls -yum).
After show and tell, we joined in a Spring Cleaning Swap Meet. Crocheters brought in no longer used or needed yarns, tools, and patterns. Everyone had a chance to find something of interest. Anything left was packed up to donate to Warmer Winters for their use.
Blue & gold scarves were collected for the Old South Church Marathon Scarves project. Scarves will be distributed to Boston Marathon runners by Old South Church during the annual Blessing of the Runners service.
March was a relaxing meeting to just crochet and chat and share our FOs and WIPs. Here’s a peak at our goodies:
And another temperature scarf completed.
February’s meeting was a special program — An Introduction to Spinning Your Own Yarn!!!
Our own Shawna Beaudoin presented a wonderful interactive program, giving all who wanted to play an opportunity to try their hand at spinning with a drop spindle. Shawna shared some interesting tidbits of spinning history. She taught us about spindles and the basic physics of the different ones, how to turn the spindle, different fibers, skeining, plying, and twist. It was great fun. Shawna is an excellent teacher and we are very grateful to her for sharing her talent with us.
And here are what Fishnets have been up to recently!
Two Temperature Scarves have been completed!!! They are LOOONNNGGGGG!
We were pleased to provide items for a display at the Woolpack for the month of October. The display will be up until Oct 24-25. Please stop by and take a look and browse for some lovely yarns while there! Here are a few pics of our goodies.
We present our latest charity project:
Oddball Baby blankets are blankets crocheted in six 6-inch strips round-robin style.
At each meeting, we rotate the blankets so that another 6-inch strip can be added.
Completed blankets measure about 30″ x 36″.
To participate, come to a meeting and take home a project.
Or start one at home by crocheting a 30″ x 6″ strip using any worsted weight acrylic yarn and any stitch.
Bring it to a meeting to hand off to someone else.
Nancy will be collecting blankets the Fishnet Crocheters meetings.
Blankets are sent out to charity recipients as they are completed, with a few already going to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims.
Some of Our 2011 Projects
Donna’s Baby Sweater
Nancy’s Valentine Tote
Shawna’s blanket for Project Linus