What we're about

We are going to be adding some in person MeetUps for the summer. Please review our meeting listings and come join us!

For now we will also continue our twice-weekly Zoom meetings, Thursdays 6 pm - 9 pm and Saturdays 9 am - 12 pm. We also maintain a WhatsApp group chat.

Thank you for your continued patience as we move into the future!

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Come join us if you like to knit, crochet, color, or work on handcrafts. Whether you're a beginner or have more experience, this group is for you. We meet every Saturday from 10ish to noon-ish and Thursday evening from 6ish to 9:00 at the Panera in the Fox Valley Mall.

If you're learning a craft, we can't promise that we'll always be able to help you, but we do have several experienced knitters and crocheters who frequently offer to help. About once a month we do something outside of our usual regular get-togethers. Twice a year we will ask that everyone chip in a few dollars to cover the Meetup charge.

Several of us have found that this Panera is on the warm side in the summer, so maybe wear lighter layers.

A few notes about the character of our group:

• We get together primarily to work on our crafts and to socialize in a fun, relaxing, and positive atmosphere.

• That means that we limit conversations about sensitive subjects since they may raise stress levels. Sensitive topics can include (but are not limited to) politics, religion, weight, and dieting. (Yes, we will probably talk about the last two more than first two, but even when you're talking about your own diet and your own weight, you may inadvertently say something sounds like a judgment of someone else in our group. Just be careful here.)

• Also, while it's okay for us to vent and complain some, we should all recognize when we may be going on too long about a negative subject and either figure out a solution for ourselves or move on to other topics.

• Be kind to each other, which can include helping with our crafts, going out of our way to talk to someone new, adjusting the level of our introverted-ness or extraverted-ness so that other's have a chance to talk, and not talking about members who aren't at that particular event.

• Our group is primarily for adults to get together and work on their crafts. Older children and teenagers who are knitting or crocheting are welcome to join us too. Occasionally, smaller children may be at our table when someone's child care falls through. And if you're the parent of a new baby and/or a nursing mom, make the decision that is best for you and your baby about bringing them. Sometimes members' children are nearby in the restaurant and just not at the big table, which generally works out well.

• Our main gatherings are in a restaurant. Be courteous to the staff and be considerate of other patrons. There aren't many places that can hold a group our size and that don't charge money; let's take care of our meeting places.

Upcoming events (4+)

Hang Out Online and Knit/Crochet/Craft

Needs a location

We continue our tradition of meeting on Saturday mornings -on Zoom! Come and hang out with us virtually.

Everyone is a bit flexible with start and end times, so sign on when you can and let's chat!

Use the following zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87209945242?pwd=V2NaL0hka1ZQY3huVXlMMUN3VXVLdz09

If you are interested in more chat, our group maintains a WhatsApp group as well; please direct message me to get connected.

We hope to see everyone on line!

Hang Out Online and Knit/Crochet/Craft

Needs a location

We continue our tradition of meeting on Thursday nights -on Zoom! Come and hang out with us virtually.

Use this zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/79453994160?pwd=QmxpSHQ1ZTJXb3BWdG81TElEVVRQdz09

If you are interested in more chat, our group maintains a WhatsApp group as well; please direct message me to get connected.

We hope to see everyone on line!

Hang Out Online and Knit/Crochet/Craft

Needs a location

We continue our tradition of meeting on Saturday mornings -on Zoom! Come and hang out with us virtually.

Everyone is a bit flexible with start and end times, so sign on when you can and let's chat!

Use the following zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87209945242?pwd=V2NaL0hka1ZQY3huVXlMMUN3VXVLdz09

If you are interested in more chat, our group maintains a WhatsApp group as well; please direct message me to get connected.

We hope to see everyone on line!

Hang Out Online and Knit/Crochet/Craft

Needs a location

We continue our tradition of meeting on Thursday nights -on Zoom! Come and hang out with us virtually.

Use this zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/79453994160?pwd=QmxpSHQ1ZTJXb3BWdG81TElEVVRQdz09

If you are interested in more chat, our group maintains a WhatsApp group as well; please direct message me to get connected.

We hope to see everyone on line!

Past events (534)

Hang Out Online and Knit/Crochet/Craft

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