About the Collaborative

The Crochet Collaborative was established in July 2006 to promote an interest and skill in and appreciation for crochet while serving the community. We've grown into a diverse group of crocheters who have banded together to work collaboratively to learn new techniques and solve age-old thorny crochet problems (skipped or tight stitches, ever-widening rows, flubbed patterns, you name it). The only requirement to becoming a member is a willingness to learn. We will teach you the basics -- in return you agree to make something for charity.

We've collaborated on several charity projects, including crocheting baby blankets for Project Linus, and small hats for Caps for the Capitol. We've also donated blankets to a local infants home. While we all have our ongoing personal projects to bring to meetings, we're always open to new special project suggestions.

So, who are we? We are more than co-workers, more than colleagues. We are a community of friends who share a passion for crochet. The Collaborative is totally unstructured, totally free, totally fun. If you crochet, are experienced or just learning, grab some yarn and join us. The Collaborative meets every other Tuesday for lunch to sit and chat while we work on favorite projects and share our passion for the art of crochet. Most members work in the Federal Triangle, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

No New Projects in Crochet Collaborative

Well, it has been a while since the group has met. We continue to crochet individually and you can read these blogs by going to either vicjorob or lindayarncloset from this blog. Both blogs are highlighted and are kept active. As for this one, well, we just aren't ready to shut it down. Who knows we might get inspired again. In the meantime we will take turns showing new activities. I had lunch yesterday in Old Towne Alexandria at Il Porto. That brought back lots of old memories from when I worked at EPA at Waterside Mall, 4th & M Streets S.W. Eons ago. That was before we even had the opportunity to move to 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue. EPA felt like it had really moved up in the world when it went 'uptown' and we are able to walk a few blocks to Macy's. Anyway, in case you haven't been to Il Port, I recommend it. It is a tasty Italian place with red/white checkerboard table cloths and it is authentic. The building which houses it was built by an old sea captain before the Civil War.