Tag Archives: CAL (Crochet-along)

Upcoming Crochet Events – Sept & Oct 2015

Some upcoming crochet events you may be interested in! There may be additional details on some of these events on the Events of Interest page.

Since June
“Sabrina Tunic” CAL, Free Lion Brand pattern
Several Fishnet Crocheters are working on their Sabrina Tunic. Join in!

Since Aug
Around the Bases CAL. Several Fishnet Crocheters are working on this CAL. Free pattern on Ravelry and Rav group for extra help.

Sept 8
Mystery Amigurumi CAL with the Crochet Crowd, starts September 8.

Sept 18 – Oct 4
The Big E, W. Springfield MA, September 18-October 4, be sure to visit the
Creative Arts building and The Fiber Nook (in the livestock area).

Sept 17 – 20
The Greater Boston Yarn Crawl Crochet “Freedom Trail” shawlette for the event: available on Ravelry.

September 25 – 27, 2015
Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, ME

Sept 26
Caring Forest Installation a yarn storm event sponsored by the Nave Gallery to raise awareness for Somerville’s homeless population.

Thru Sept 30
Call for snowflakes for the Crochet Crowd display at the Fall Creativ Festival in
Toronto. Due date: September 30th

Oct 2- 12
Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, MA

Oct 3-4, 2015
Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival at Turnbridge Fair Grounds, Turnbridge, VT

Oct 15 – 18
New York State Sheep & Wool Festival, Rhinebeck NY: Festival October 17-18,
Workshops October 15-18. Buses from Webs ; Assabet After Dark ; The Eliot SchoolOther transportation options.

Oct 17
Craft Yarn Council: I Love Yarn Day
Virtual event on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest; Using hashtags #stitchitforward and #ilyd2015.

Oct 23 – 24
Shiba Guyz Workshops
Craftworks, Northboro, MA
Friday: Book signing and trunk show $10 ($5 goes towards book), Saturday: two half-day workshops “Crochet Cables to Astound and Amaze” and “Non-Stick Lace”, $75 each. 10% off for both classes, $135. And VIP bundle for $150.October 17, 2015

Thru Dec 6
Wrap Around Project annual sale at the Nave Gallery of handmade knitted/crocheted/sewn goods to benefit Somerville Homeless Coalition

Thru Dec 31
“Wonder of Wool” exhibit at the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA through December 31, 2015. Coupon for $2 off admission on their website.

Thru Dec 31
Stitch Away Stress Lemon Stress Ball Drive. Crochet a lemon by Dec 31 for it to be distributed on tax day in NYC to promote crochet as a stress reliever.

Crocheting & Sharing

March was a relaxing meeting to just crochet and chat and share our FOs and WIPs. Here’s a peak at our goodies:

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And another temperature scarf completed.

Spinning with a Drop Spindle

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.

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Two Temperature Scarves have been completed!!! They are LOOONNNGGGGG!

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Yankee Yarn Swap

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, Fishnets like to unwind with a little fun with their Yankee Yarn Swap. To participate, attendees must bring a gift of yarn, enough to make a scarf. Yarn need not be newly purchased, but it must be unused and clean with the ball band attached. It’s always a lot of fun to see what gets passed around the room.

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December’s show and tell offered up scarves, including temperature scarves, charity blankets, toys, and a fabulous Minion.

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Super Show & Tell

This was our 3rd and last summer meeting at the Woolpack. It has been a pleasure to use their space and we thank all the staff for their generous hospitality toward our group. We were pleased to be joined by Tamny Davis. Tammy is part of the Woolpack staff and their crochet teacher. Welcome Tammy! We hope to see you at more of our meetings. We treated each other to a wonderful display of crocheted goodness with our super show and tell.

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How to Enter Your Crochet Projects at the Big E

Our June meeting was held at the Woolpack in Acton Ma. Projects shared included temperature scarves from our crochet-along, sweaters, and shawls.

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Following show and tell, our guest speaker was Jane Chapman from the Big E who spoke to us about entering our finest crochet items into the fair.