Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Hookers in NYC!

Grace, Mary Colucci, & myselfYesterday I went to the Lion Brand Headquarters located in New York City with my girlfriend, Grace.  You can see us pictured there on the right (Grace, Mary Colucci [she's the Executive Director of the CYCA] and myself).  We were there to represent our Connecticut Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America   in the upcoming Knit Out and Crochet Too event taking place on October 2nd.  (We're known within our crochet group as the "Happy Hookers," but our official name is "The Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club of Connecticut" thus the title for today's entry.)

While plans were made for the demos, the fashion shows, prizes, and contests, all of us in attendance worked on "starts."   "Starts" are little squares of knit or crochet that will be handed out in the learn to crochet & knit tent.  I don't know how many we did, but it was fun to see all the hooks and needles flying!  My group will be making an additional 250 of these "starts" for the event (crocheted ones, of course!).

Of of the things Mary and I chatted about was the KOC2 event that will take place in Boston, MA -- on the same day as that of the NYC event!  It's not listed on their website yet, but then Mary added, "there will be so many KOC2 events this year -- even one in Philadelphia!"

All I can recommend is that if you don't see your area listed on the Craft Yarn Councils webpage (you can get there by clicking onto the image above), then send them an email and inquire.  It's an event worth checking out!!  J

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