What we're about

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 (5+)

Hang out and knit/crochet/craft

Panera in Fox Valley Mall

Come join us for our weekly gathering to sit, work on our projects and catch up. We have beginner knitters and crocheters all the way to more experienced knitters and crocheters. We frequently have people who like to do needlepoint, cross stitch, or coloring too. Many of our members get here early, and we often stay a little later too. Come later if you can't get there that early. RSVPs are helpful for us to know if we need extra chairs and tables. If you're brand new to knitting or crocheting, our Saturday get-togethers are probably not the best place to start from scratch. You can check out Youtube, Craftsy.com, and the many local yarn stores for classes. Our Saturday attendees can often help you once you get some of the basics down.

Knit, Crochet or Craft on Thursday Evenings

Panera in Fox Valley Mall

Please join us every Thursday night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for a fun night of knitting and crocheting or other yarny craft. We meet at Panera Bread, located INSIDE the Fox Valley Mall (just left of Macy's, north side of the mall). Great location, big table, and good lighting.... fun group! Hope you'll join us!

Hang out and knit/crochet/craft

Panera in Fox Valley Mall

Come join us for our weekly gathering to sit, work on our projects and catch up. We have beginner knitters and crocheters all the way to more experienced knitters and crocheters. We frequently have people who like to do needlepoint, cross stitch, or coloring too. Many of our members get here early, and we often stay a little later too. Come later if you can't get there that early. RSVPs are helpful for us to know if we need extra chairs and tables. If you're brand new to knitting or crocheting, our Saturday get-togethers are probably not the best place to start from scratch. You can check out Youtube, Craftsy.com, and the many local yarn stores for classes. Our Saturday attendees can often help you once you get some of the basics down.

Knit, Crochet or Craft on Thursday Evenings

Panera in Fox Valley Mall

Please join us every Thursday night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for a fun night of knitting and crocheting or other yarny craft. We meet at Panera Bread, located INSIDE the Fox Valley Mall (just left of Macy's, north side of the mall). Great location, big table, and good lighting.... fun group! Hope you'll join us!

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Knit, Crochet or Craft on Thursday Evenings

Panera in Fox Valley Mall

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