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Monday, November 27, 2017

December 9th Meeting Preview – Destash Extravaganza!

Our long awaited December destash event is finally here!

Time to clean out your stash of yarn, books, magazines, tools…all crochet/ yarn-related items are welcome. Items are donated amongst ourselves. No money is involved, so avoid bringing any extremely valuable items. Popular items are distributed via drawing. In addition to destashing (and re-adding to our stashes…), we will play the ever popular Crochet Bingo and hear a brief Annual Report.

Please remember that this event is for members only.  No guests or visitors allowed.

The meeting will be held Saturday, December 9th, at the Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE, with the following schedule:
  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Open Crochet
  • 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Destash and Crochet Bingo
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Annual Report, charity gift card drawings, and open crochet
To get the most out of this meeting you'll need to bring:
  • Anything you'd like to remove from your stash: Yarn, Crochet magazine or books, Tools, etc.
Membership dues for 2018 are due by December 31, 2017.
Dues continue to be $24 as in the past few years. If possible, please pay your dues with cash. You can bring your payment to the December meeting

Saturday, November 18, 2017

4th Saturday meetup: November 25th, Barnes & Noble

Our next meet-up is November 25th at the Barnes and Noble at HarMar Mall in Roseville.

The meetup will be from 9 AM (when the store opens) until  noon - the cafe is in the center of the store and we'll be the crowd with the crochet hooks.

Meetups are our informal gathering each month - open to all crocheters with no fee for attending - with a special welcome extended to new crocheters. Bring a project to work on - or not, if you just want to chat or ask questions - and come when you can and stay as long as you're able.

We hope to see you there!

Monday, October 30, 2017

November 11 Meeting Preview: Darn Knit Anyway Yarn Tasting

One of the best things about crochet is all the beautiful varieties of yarn that's available to us. Darn Knit Anyway, a crochet-friendly yarn shop located in Stillwater, will give us a chance to see, touch, and test a variety of yarns and accessories (including Knitter's Pride Knit Blockers).

Darn Knit Anyway will have items available for sale and can accept cash, checks or credit cards. Even if you're not in the market for adding to your stash, you're sure to learn something new and enjoy playing with yarn at the same time!

The meeting will be held Saturday, November 11th, at the Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE, with the following schedule:
  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Open Crochet
  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Announcements and Show and Tell
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Yarn Tasting
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Open Crochet
If you're new to Crochet Twin Cities, you can join us by downloading our  membership form and bringing the amount shown on the form to the meeting, or you can pay the non-member fee of $5 for attending one meeting. New members/visitors are encouraged to arrive between 10:30 and 11 a.m. 

Traffic Note: UMN Gopher Game on November 11th

The Gopher game starts at 2:30 pm, so this may impact parking/ traffic around the Textile Center (people come early for tailgating). You may want to consider carpooling or public transportation (Metro Transit). If you're driving, come early and allow extra time to find parking.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

4th Saturday meetup: October 28th, Bruegger's

This month's meetup
Saturday, October 28th from 9:00 AM to Noon
Bruegger's Southtown (Bloomington, 494 & Penn).

If you're new to the group, meetups are held at rotating locations around the metro where we can grab a cup of coffee and sit and crochet and chat. It's all very informal - but lots of fun! You can drop in any time and stay as long as you're able.

There's no charge to attend a meetup so it's a great way to meet us and ask questions about the group, particularly if you're new to crochet. We'd love to meet you!

We hope you can join us!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Minnesota State Fair Results

Between Back-to-School frenzy and a few other distractions, the month of September has flown by.  Even though the State Fair is long gone, it's worth taking a look at the Ribbon winners from CTC membership.  Congratulations to the winners! And, kudos to all who entered - ribbon or not - for doing your part to showcase the art of crochet.

1st Place
Afghan, one piece, made with one or more textured stitches
3rd Place
Hat, beret or cap,
two or more colors
5th Place
Hat, beret or cap, with attached embellishments

3rd Place
Poncho, cape, shrug
5th Place
Bag or purse

3rd Place
Crocheted, not otherwise specified

3rd Place
Scarf, less than 16 in. wide, one color and/or variegated yarn
2nd Place
Clothing accessories
5th Place
Scarf; cowl, infinity or mobius

1st Place
Scarf, less than 16 in. wide
2nd Place
Table runner or centerpiece,
lace entire, hand made
4th Place
Scarf; cowl, infinity or mobius

3rd Place
 Scarf; cowl, infinity or mobius
3rd Place
Clothing accessories
4th Place
Bee Craft:  Craft artwork