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June 2008 Minutes


The meeting was held on June 22, 2008 at A New Yarn.  Present were:  Clare Cronklton, Jan Ives, Mary Ferrari, Linda Yaw, Sherry Evard, Justine Ozaki (President), Josie Addington (Secretary).  Our guests were: DeeAnn Wasserman-Wells, Carrie Pearsall, Tiffany Lehman, and Darlene Pearsall.

There was no old business.


New Business


The Guild discussed moving the meeting date to one other than on a Sunday.  It was suggested that Sunday is not typically a regular business day for A New Yarn and although Claudia has been gracious to open up the shop for us on Sunday (thank you Claudia), the Guild would like to accommodate the shop's regular business schedule when having our meeting.  That said, there was a brief discussion about the day and time and on a vote, it was decided that our new meeting time will be the Second Saturday of the month between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning Octo ber 11, 2008.


There was discussion of a new location for our annual Tea Party.  It was decided that this discussion be tabled until September.  (No meeting in September - discussion will be done by postings from Crochet Seattle group.)


Also discussed briefly was our December meeting which was also tabled to a later date.


There was no more new business discussed.




Linda led the workshop by showing us samples of our new stitch, Wiggles.  Wiggles turned out to be a fun stitch pattern made by first crocheting a grid of odd-numbered squares and then double crocheting over the gridlines (the wiggles) to create a 3-D pattern.  As we worked on our own little sample swatch, Linda presented us with variations on this stitch pattern including some pictures of illustrated squares using the wiggle pattern.  This pattern was especially challenging for this crocheter but once I got the hang of it, it was rather fun.  Thank you again, Linda for a wonderful workshop and for adding yet another challenge for us to enjoy this craft.




Justine showed us several of her finished Boteh scarf done in two different types of yarn.

Josie showed us her finished shrug from May's workshop.

Mary showed us another of her beautiful afghans.  (Suggested future workshop for this particular afghan.)

[Sorry, no pix.  Next time I'll bring my camera.]




A New Yarn will have a booth at this year's Stitch-n-Pitch on August 7, 2008.  If anyone wants tickets, please call Claudia at A New Yarn (206) 367-1112.


DeAnn spoke to the Guild about her on-going project, Seattle Christmas Dolls and solicited donations of either dolls (Barbies) or hand-made knitted or crochet garments for the dolls to be given as Christmas gifts to Tree House for Kids.  If anyone is interested in participating, please contact DeeAnn directly at deesshops@yahoo. com.


There is no meeting in July.  Instead, Jean Becker will be teaching a Christmas In July workshop at A New Yarn.  If anyone is interested, please call Claudia at A New Yarn (206) 367-1112 to sign up.   The cost is $10 and the proceeds go toward NW Family Life.  The workshop projects include a tea cosy, a matching trivet in the same pattern, a purse, and a thread filet bookmark. 


Three is no meeting in August.  Instead, the Vashon workshop will replace the monthly meeting.  Details and carpool information will be posted as the workshop draws closer.


There is no meeting in September due to the Regional Knit/Crochet convention in Portland, Oregon.


In Memorium


The Guild grieves the loss of Let It Rain Yarn in Mukilteo.  The shop closed its doors for the last tme on June 21, 2008.  Patience, Fay and everyone at the shop, you will be missed.


The meeting ended promptly at 4:00 p.m.


The next meeting will be on October 11, 2008 at A New Yarn between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.


If there are any corrections to these minutes, please contact Josie Addington at

All Crocheters Welcome!