Saturday, December 7, 2019

December 14 Meeting Preview: Members-Only De-Stash Bash

In December, we celebrate the CTC successes of the past year and share yarn and crochet items that other members might appreciate more than we did after we bought them!  Please note that the December 14th meeting is a members-only meeting.
What is de-stash?

December De-stash is the time to share with your fiber friends those items in your stash that you no longer need, want, love or plan to use.

What to bring to de-stash?

All kinds of crochet-related items, magazines, books, tools and of course yarn of all types too--yarn suitable for winter-warm charity projects, “luxury” yarns, good ol’ workhorse worsted, whatever you are ready to part with.

To make spotting your favorites easier, all contributed yarn must be in a plastic bag with basic information clearly visible--on the ball band or marked on the bag.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

·         10:00 to 11:00 - Open crochet
·         11:00 to 11:45 - Introductions, Announcements, Show and tell
·         11:45 to 12:00 - Break to view the De-stash Items
·         12:00 to 1:00  - Crochet Trivia
·         1:00 to 2:00  - De-stash distribution

As you arrive, we will have the usual sign-in table. You will be given a table number. Remember the number. You will need this number for Trivia Time.

There will be designated areas to deliver your de-stash items.

From 10:00 to 11:00, we’ll have open crochet while the sorters organize the de-stash items.

At 11:00, we’ll start the meeting as usual with introductions. Show and tell will be done from our seats--wear your favorite crocheted party finery; here’s your chance to flaunt it. Then there’s the transfer of The Bell to incoming president Felicia. Followed by an initial viewing of the de-stash contributions--no grabbing!

Next, we’ll recognize the CTC Board officers and coordinators for 2019:  we’ll list their names and ask them to stand.  Applaud them--and then they’ll get a chance to pick one item each from the Big Yarn Mountain o’ De-stash. The group gets no more than 5 minutes to choose, as we’ll all be eagerly awaiting our turns. Next, all CTC members who have participated in a community event (State Fair, Guild Wall, Fiber Festival, etc.) and those who’ve contributed items for charity or assisted with crochet education will stand, be recognized and thanked, and get their pick of one item each. 

At 12:00, we’ll start the Trivia Contest. Find your assigned table and play along. The Trivia Contest will determine the order of the next de-stash selections. Points will be awarded to teams for each correct trivia answer.  Based on point totals, the teams will pick from the de-stash, so then everyone in the room will have at least one goodie to bring home.

At 1:00, the remaining de-stash items will be distributed.  The de-stash crew will present each item for consideration. If you are the only one interested in that item, it is yours.  If more than one person is interested, all names will be thrown into a bowl and a winner drawn.

A note on food:  It’s traditional that parties attract irresistible food items. Bring what you like--but please don’t feel pressured to do so. And do be aware of food sensitivities, allergies, other restrictions, and the natural attraction of yarn fibers to sticky gooey goodness.