Wednesday, August 3, 2016

National Night Out!

We had a table at National Night Out in Carroll Park last night. There was a lot of interest in people who wanted to learn how to crochet, or who already crocheted and wanted to learn more.

We welcome all new members!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

2015 Hat Drive

This year, we are setting our goal as 500 hats for Frederick County Schools, specifically Emmitsburg, Hillcrest, Lincoln, Waverly, and Sabillasville. We have three hat drive meetings, August 25, September 29, and October 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wegmans.

Even if you don't feel like making hats, you can simply sit and work on a project of your choice.

As of our August 25 meeting, we have 35 hats.

Monday, January 19, 2015

A new year

Happy 2015! This year, we're going to learn (or practice) a different stitch every month. We'll have both a hat pattern and an afghan square pattern to try, so you can have a bunch of hats or an afghan done this year (or both, if you like).

For the January 27, 2015 meeting, bring worsted weight yarn and a G or H hook. We'll be working on a set of similar stitches: the puff stitch (also known as the bobble stitch), the popcorn stitch, and the berry stitch. These stitches generally show up better with a solid color yarn than with a variegated yarn.

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Friday, August 2, 2013

WOOHOO!! Another 169 HATS!!!

Hello Everyone!

Wow I am so amazed at the generosity of people's time and talents!!  I mean, it's one thing to be willing to run to the store and buy something for charity and take the time to take to a center, but just imagine the extra effort when you have to HAND MAKE the item as well.  Giving of your time and resources is such an amazing gift!

We had another 169 hats turned in between our guild members and members of the community who donated.  We even received 4 hats mailed to us from a lady in Waldorf MD.  How cool is that??

Thank you again to everyone who is helping us with our hat drive this year!!  I can't wait to see how many hats come in this month!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

HOLY MOLY! 111 Hats right off the bat!!

Well hello there all you crazy crocheters!!

To kick off the 2013 Hat Drive, we had 111 hats turned in at last nights meeting.  That is AMAZING!!!  I am pleased to say that the Brunswick and Frederick Senior Centers have agreed to help us out again this year.  Also Two Rivers Yarns in Brunswick is going to help collect hats!  This is going to be an exciting drive!

Here are a few pictures from last nights meeting:

 We had 11 folks at last nights meeting.

A special Thank you to Linda for bringing these AMAZING examples of Tunisian.  Check out the close up below of that beautiful bird!!.  The basic Tunisian stitch provides a very nice grid which you can then use a cross stitch technique to add an infinite possibility of designs!!

 Just Gorgeous Right???

Some of you may recognize the design on this blanket from the Blue Willow designs.  Stunning isn't it?

 111 HATS and COUNTING!!!!

Ronda was nice enough to take a picture of me in Sandy's crocodile stitch hat.  Aren't I adorable??

See you all next month for our next collection of hats.  Check out the 2013 Hat Drive page to see the thermometer fill as we add hats!!

See you all next month!