Friday, October 13, 2006

HHCC: Celebrating Five Years

Technically, it's not officially five fantastic years of fiber fun for the first Connecticut Chapter of Crochet Guild of America until next week -- October 17th -- but who cares when there's a celebration going on, right?!  I think that since there are crochet techniques that allow for caution to be thrown to the wind (and with breath-taking results I might add!), why worry about being off by a few days, right? 

With crochet hooks and fiber in hand, our workshop took place this past Sunday in place of our normal monthly meeting.  We had a fantastic turnout, and our workshop was taught by the lovely
Barbara, who you may recall taught classes at the Ewephoric Weekend this past Spring. She's also the founder and past president of the New York City Crochet Guild that also just recently celebrated their Five Year Anniversary! The workshop was Modular Crochet and is based upon the highly sought book "Modular Crochet" by Judith Copeland. 

I think everyone in attendance had a great time, but I think it was my daughter who had the best time of all -- it was her very first workshop she ever attended and she was able to create this little outfit for her doll, Taylor.  She was all grins from ear to ear!  And she even thought to add beads along the neckline and to fringe the entire outfit -- a total creation by a 9 year old.  Gotta love that!   Now she has plans on outfitting her entire doll collection.  ((Sweetie, as long as you look to your own yarn stash first ... I'm just saying ...))

Along with learning the Modular technique, attendees also participated in a secret crochet exchange (this is where my daughter got the "headless hook" that Coats & Clark said they'd replace), and a drawing for a crochet hook created & donated by Grafton Fibers.  Lunch was provided as well as many different types of pastries and the Anniversary Cake.

             Happy Five Year Anniversary to the Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club!  :)

10/14/06:  Member Margaret Hubert shares her thoughts on the workshop, and more pictures, here

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