2019 Monthly Meeting Dates
Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 16*, Apr. 13, May 11, June 8, July 20*, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 2*, Dec. 14
* = not on second Saturday.. Our meetings are generally held on the second Saturday of the month, except for those indicated by asterisk.
Yarn Swap & Program Planning for Year.
Val Snipes gave us tips on how to use Ravelry, an online knit and crochet community, with various organizational tools, including yarn & pattern databases for knitters and crocheters.
Crochet Showcase – 10 AM to 2 PM
Chapter members demonstrated a variety of crochet techniques, and displayed completed projects. This event was free and open to the public.
Sally Bassett and Pia Thadani presented the program on amigurumi m(ah-mee-goo-ROO-mee), those cute crocheted toy animals. We used 2 colors of worsted weight yarn, one medium color and one lighter, to make a crocheted bunny.
Mary Hannon and Diane Passarelli will teach Beginning Tunisian crochet, the Tunisian Simple Stitch. If you do not have a Tunisian hook, you may borrow one from the chapter library.
June Leuthner and Val Snipes will present the program on crocheted snowflakes, made with size 10 crochet cotton thread. Bring a small amount of size 10 crochet cotton thread, and a size 7 metal crochet hook to the meeting. If you are not comfortable crocheting with thread, practice before the meeting by making a swatch in double crochet, using the size 10 thread and size 7 (1.5 or 1.65 mm) hook.
We will learn border stitches to use as edgings on afghans, throws, pillows and other crocheted items.
Annual Dana Kahan Benjamin Chapter Challenge, theme “Tunisian”.
Special Treasures Show and Tell: Bring crocheted items that have special meaning to you: a piece of antique crochet made by a family member, the first thing you ever crocheted, etc.
Decorating with Pillows. Val Snipes and Sharon DeCaro will present ideas on making pillows, including how to take that crocheted mandala and make it into a pillow.
Pam Oddi and Pia Thadani will show how to make a coaster using Intermeshing (Interlocking) crochet, a technique of working 2 layers of crocheted mesh together. You will use two contrasting colors to create a thick, reversible fabric with a geometric design.
Mary Jo Burke will lead discussion about Hand Health, including exercises for our hands, and ergonomic crochet hooks and other tools.
Pattern Exchange – bring original patterns (no photocopies). For example, a book, magazine or leaflet that you purchased, or a free pattern leaflet from a store.
Holiday Party and Gift Exchange.