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.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Scarves & Shawl for Charity

Hmmm.  I see it has been a long time since I posted here.  Guess I've been busy doing other things, like crocheting to use up yarn and reading but that's no excuse.  Like other folk, I get distracted using my portable devices and don't use my desktop computer as often (daily) as I used to.  I do love my toys but it isn't enjoyable to type anything but quick emails using your index finger.  That's my excuse anyway.  It is now well into fall and the leaves are falling down in the hundreds but it is sunny and pretty around our yard so I'm including a few pictures showing the bright Fire bush in all it's glory.  I have made quite a few scarves for donating and one shawl which I'm keeping just in case someone decides they want a black, lacy covering for the holidays.  You just never know when an extra shawl will come in handy.  I did update my website with the latest items so I'm not totally derelict about my cyber duties.  I admire those bloggers who manage to write something worth reading almost daily.  Their lives must be a lot more exciting than mine but I'm not complaining.  So, now I'm back to my couch and my crocheting and my last in the series of The Outlander books.  Sigh!  Then I may have to just start over......the people in these books have become my reality....is that a good thing?  Better than having to live their adventures myself.  I'm not very skilled with a broad sword or a dirk, which seemed to be the preferred weapon in 18th Century Scotland.  I'm reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.  Get it if you haven't read it yet.

Made With Carrie Carpenter's Bellflower Infinity Scarf pattern

Made using Diana Pearson's Ribbed Picot Scarf

Made Using Knit Pick Yarn & Pineapple Shawl Pattern by Karen Grouin