Thursday, June 29, 2006

Knit Out & Crochet Too meeting details

It was meant to be.  On Tuesday night we received over 4" additional inches of rain.  Creeks, rivers, and lakes crested; flooding was reported everywhere!  But by the time we left to drive into New York City yesterday the clouds parted and the roads cleared.  (More rain is on it's way today)

We arrived at Lion Brand Headquarters in record time and found great parking.  As this is my third year being a part of the planning for the great "Knit Out & Crochet Too" event held annually every year since 1998, it was like a mini-family reunion.  Lion Brand graciously offers the use of their conference room to the Craft Yarn Council of America to plan this event.


Some of the things I can share are:
A.  Attendance may be the highest yet as tentatively there will be NO KOC2 in Washington, DC, this year and it's being held on a different day than Boston's.
B.  The Craft Yarn Council is teaming up with Warm Up America and there will be a request that attendees help them collect preemie hats (more details on this as they develop)
C.  We are looking to move the Demonstration area away from the Fashion Show area.  We know the speakers from the show last year made it difficult to hear the instructors (myself included!)
D.  The NYC Knit Out & Crochet Too event will be held on Sunday, September 17th Mark your calendars & be sure to come join me in all the fun!  (It is soooo worth going!!)

If you're a blogger, why not visit the Craft Yarn Council's website and lift their KOC2 2006 logo and post it on your blog!  Let your readers know you're going!!

If you're not from the NYC region, why not check their website and see if there's an event being held near you, or even offer to help get one in your area!  Volunteering your time is what helps make events like this so awesome!  :)

1 comment:

wipforever said...

I've been very worried about you due to the reports of flooding, even though none of them are coming out of your state.  So good to hear you made it there and back safely and had a great time as well!

You might remember me talking about our local craft store accepting squares on behalf of "Warm Up America".  Although they held one month of gatherings (on weekends), they still have a display and box to collect donations of squares and I still have their literature.  In fact, I believe I have a link to them on my new journal!

Did you take in any Yankees games while you were in NYC???

Stay dry and safe!

Hugs,
Sheila