Thursday, November 8, 2012

November Monthly Meeting

Hello everyone!

Our monthly meeting is this Saturday, November 10, from 10am to noon at Yarntopia.  This month we’ll be talking about Quick Gift and Holiday Decorating  Ideas (46 days until Christmas!), in case you’re wanting to share the crochet love this holiday season.  I am working on a scarf with a ruffle yarn so I’ll do a quick demo on how to work with it.  It will also be a good time to work on your gifts away from the people you are making them for :o)  I have a dream of a Christmas tree decorated entirely in fiber-based ornaments, if you have patterns you like I’d love to hear about them.

Take care and I hope to see you Saturday!


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Charity Afghan

At our September meeting, Amy shared a pattern for an afghan square written to be used for charity (more information about Krochet Krystal can be found on her blog  We agreed we'd like to make an afghan large enough for a teenager undergoing treatment at MD Anderson, using bright colors for the petals and black for the background.  Send me photos of your completed squares and I'll upload them to our Flickr group so they'll appear in our sidebar slideshow.  We need your help, so dig out those bright scraps and make some squares!

Send photos or pattern requests to me at west.side.crochet AT gmail DOT com.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

August Guild Meeting

Our August meeting is coming up on Saturday, August 11, from 10am-noon at Yarntopia. We will be talking about Tunisian crochet this month. Amy and Sheryl will be bringing books, samples and hooks for you to see and Amy will be demonstrating the technique. Sheryl will be available for further instruction if you are interested in exploring it more.
If you’d like to give Tunisian a try, you can bring a Tunisian hook or a regular inline crochet hook (a hook with a straight shaft, no flare or thumbrest). If you don’t have one, we’ll have some available for you to use. If you’ve used this technique before and want to bring your finished project to share, please do!
Designers are making some amazing items using this technique, and it’s so easy to learn. We hope you can join us!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Meeting Day has changed!

Effective July 2012, we will be meeting on the second Saturday of the month from 10:00 am until noon at Yarntopia in Katy.  Please join us for the July meeting on Saturday, July 14!

Monday, May 7, 2012

May Meeting

The May meeting falls on Mother's Day.  If you are able to attend that day, let me know and I'll be happy to have some yarn time to celebrate my motherhood!  Sheryl has had a last-minute out of town trip come up so we'll be meeting at Bolli Brothers.  She and I have schedule conflicts for the remaining weekends in May, but if anyone wants to get together another weekend this month let me know and maybe we can arrange for you to get together at Bolli Brothers on another Sunday.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Program Schedule for 2012

February – The Crochet Dude

March – Charity Crochet for Kenya

April – Handspun Yarn

May – Tunisian Crochet

June – Slip Stitch

July – Open Crochet

August – Double Ended Tunisian Crochet

September – Felted Crochet

October – Crochet with Roving

November – Gift Project

December – Christmas Party

Friday, September 9, 2011

September 11 Meeting

Hello, crocheters! Our September meeting is coming up on Sunday the 11th. We welcome crocheters of all skill levels, please feel free to come try out a meeting. This month, let's talk about what our favorite yarns are. Maybe you love it because it's inexpensive and comes in a zillion colors. Maybe you love it because you found just the right project to highlight it's best qualities. Maybe you spun or dyed it yourself. And maybe it's so lovely and decadent that you haven't found just the right project for it yet. Whatever the reason, bring a sample and make us fall in love with it too!

Bring a project to work on andthose finished projects to show of to an incredibly appreciative audience. New to crochet and don't have something to show? No worries, we'd be happy to see your knitting/tatting/weaving/spinning/other fiber art too!

Those interested in officially joining the guild, remember we will be collecting our annual dues this month.