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December 2015 Meeting Announcement – Yarn Swap

Time & Place

Sunday, December 27, 2015, 1:30-3:30 pm
Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA


Holiday Party Yankee Yarn Swap! Raid your stash for enough yarn for a scarf, wrap in recycled wrapping (and note any wool content for those with allergies).


Bring your charity items to pass.


All are welcome. RSVP to fishnetcrocheters@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Please do not call the library.


December 2014 Meeting Agenda

Time & Place

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 1:30-3:30
Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA


Annual Yankee Swap. Bring yarn wrapped for a secret gift exchange, leave with your own surprise yarn.

Gift rules: Bring enough yarn for the recipient to make a scarf, yarn should be unused with the ball wrapper still on. Wrap it, consider using some resusable method of wrapping (we are environmentally friendly!), if the yarn has animal fibers (especially wool) please add a warning on the outside of the wrapping, as there are some members with allergies.

Participation in the swap is voluntary. You can still come to the meeting even if you do not intend to swap.


Warmer Winters: Remember to bring any items for Warmer Winters. Hats, mittens, scarves, sweaters — anything to keep people warm during the cold months is appreciated. Please use non-animal, durable, easy care fibers as many recipients are homeless. If you prefer, they also accept donations of hand-crafted items for their bazaars where they raise money for more supplies for making items to give out. See Warmer Winters for more information.

Oddball Blankets: Bring your oddball baby blankets to pass. You can take home a blanket and add six inches of crochet; Or start a new blanket (six inches by 24 inches in any stitch suitable for babies in any acrylic yarn) and bring it to pass on.


All are welcome. RSVP to fishnetcrocheters@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Please do not call the library.

Spring Cleaning Swap

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.


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.

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


Fishnet Crocheters 4th Anniversary

Happy Fourth Anniversary Fishnets! We celebrated with goodies (lots of chocolate) and our Go Green Yankee Yarn Swap.

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2nd Annual Yankee Yarn Swap

Fishnets toasted the holiday season with sparkling grape juice, cheesecake, and Dona Cerulee cookies.


Following a time of show and tell, catching up, and sampling goodies, the 2nd annual Yankee Yarn Swap began.

Go Green Yankee Yarn Swap

Although the calendar says that this is the end of the year, for the Fishnet Crocheters, this was another new beginning for us as we met for the first time at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MA. We are so pleased and privileged to have this fabulous, comfortable, large space in which to meet. Access was easy, with plenty of parking available. We welcomed 3 new persons into our circle — we’re always glad to have new faces to enrich our group!

After introductions and show and tell, we got down to business — our Go Green Yankee Yarn Swap.


Crocheters who wished to participate were asked to bring some unused yarn to swap, enough for a crocheter to use for creating a scarf. All yarns were to be wrapped in a ecologically friendly manner (reused or recyclable wrapping of some sort).

Crocheters had fun opening to see what was hidden under the wrappings, oohing and ahhing over new yarns to try out, and even swapping a few skeins around.