Friday, December 14, 2012

Meeting Highlights: Destash Swap Meet

First, a few items of chapter business:

Winter's here, which means there's always the chance we will have to cancel a meeting due to bad weather. We have a meeting cancellation policy posted on our blog. If the weather seems iffy on meeting day, be sure to check your email or the blog; we will send out an email and post a message on the blog before a noon deadline.

The Crochet Guild of America has a new website and chapter newsletter. Anyone can view the website but only members can view the newsletter.

Membership renewals for 2013 are due in January - see membership form and dues schedule for addtional information. Then, as our bylaws state, February will be our Annual Meeting where we elect officers for the year. If you are interested in running for an office, contact us through

Books and magazines
Yarn awaiting adoption
The December meeting was our annual destash.  Members brought books, hooks and yarn to trade or send to a new home. The most popular item raffled was a nine-skein bag of linen/cotton yarn. The most popular book item was actually a stack of vintage Magic Crochet magazines which was put up for adoption as single issues.  Lynn always carried with her a list of the Decorative Crochet and Magic Crochet she owns; this way she can avoid collecting duplicates--of course, she can always bring her duplicates to next year's destash as there will always be takers for those issues.

Our next meeting will be January 12th.  Carol will tell us all about yarn, everything from how it is made, to the qualities of different fibers, to how to estimate yardage a couple of cool tools.  Hope to see you there.