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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

October 14 Meeting Preview: Ergonomics for Crocheters

Certified yoga teacher, Linda Crable, will join us for an educational session about ergonomics for crocheters. She is owner of NewU Yoga and also teaches at YMCA - Southdale Yoga Center of Minneapolis. The meeting will be held Saturday, October 14th, 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 - Education Session
  • 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.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fifth Saturday Event at StevenBe, Sept 30.

StevenBe has offered to collaborate with CTC to host a 5th Saturday crochet meet-up at his fun Minneapolis yarn shop in south Minneapolis. Weather permitting, we can sit and crochet on their patio.

There will be open crochet time from 10 am to 4 pm, with coffee/ tea and some pastries.  People are welcome to bring their own snacks, as they have a full kitchen.

It's similar to our regular meet-up - bring a project to work on, plus you'll have the opportunity to meet the staff and hang out in the store.

 Of course, there is also all of that yummy yarn there to ooh and ahh over!  The store does not open to the public until 11 am, so crocheters will have the store to ourselves for the first hour.  The event is open to the public - feel free to invite your friends to join you.

Date: Saturday, September 30th
Time: drop in anytime from 10 am to 4 pm
Location: 3448 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407 (click for map)
Phone: 612.259.7525

Facebook: 5th Saturday Open Crochet

Saturday, September 16, 2017

4th Saturday meetup: September 23rd, Barnes & Noble

Our next meet-up is September 23rd 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, September 4, 2017

Minnesota State Fair Round-Up

Another successful year at the MN State Fair! Here are some photos of our participation. Since the ribbon winners are still on display at the fair, those will be posted at a later date.

Thanks goes out to everyone who participated in these events,  Every contribution, big or small, helps spread the word about the artistry of crochet.

Dan Patchwork

Crochet Twin Cities participated in the Great Minnesota Knit (&Crochet) together by creating Dan Patchwork - our crochet-covered topiary.

Dan Patchwork and our crochet sampler
Dan with his 6'4" friend.

MN Nice!

The team of "dressers"


Demonstration Booth

Once again CTC showed off our crochet skills at a booth in the Creative Activities Building.  Lots of visitors stopped by to check out our items and try crochet for themselves.


Some items on display

Crossing T's and dotting I's

Giving it a try

Special items on display

No-calorie fair food

Rosette Award

Last but not least CTC awarded a rosette, monetary prize and one-year CTC membership for the best overall crocheted Shell, Vest or Sweater using multiple stitch patterns. The winner this year is Barbara Strenge from St. Paul.


What Next?

Lucky for us we get to enjoy the fair every year.  See you in 2018 for more fair fun!