Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Coffee, Crochet & Chat

We had a fantastic morning at our local Borders bookstore this morning.  I have been waiting for this day since last week when the book, "200 Ripple Stitches" arrived from Amazon ... it's a book that Priscilla has been raving about for awhile now on her blog; and I finially, gladly, succombed to peer pressure. (heh heh heh) So I was excited to see Priscilla and show her how her enthusiasm for the various ripples have "infected" my work. 

Of couse she had a huge smile upon learning this.  "See Dee," she said with laugh, "I told you it's addictive!"  I replied, "I'm not complaining; I'm having fun experimenting. It's just when I'm up late at night thinking I should try this one or that one ..."  She knew exactly what I was saying!  We're both addicts of the 200 Ripple Stitches!  :}

New in joining us for our "Coffee, Crochet & Chat" session was Lynne.  She found us through the International Freeform group and we were delighted she did!  We chatted about Freeform crochet, and then she showed us the earrings she's working on (pattern featured in the latest issue of Crochet Today magazine).  It was a pleasure to meet Lynne and now I'm looking forward to seeing her, and her finished earrings, next month!

Our newest HHCC member, Kathy, also joined in on the fun this morning.  Upon arriving you could just tell she was excited to share her latest creation with us -- she finished her first crocheted garment for herself!  A tank top!  She did a really great job. (I believe she said the pattern was featured on the Lion Brand website.)

If you find yourself in the Brookfield, Connecticut, area on the first Wednesday of any given month, come and join us!  There's two sessions for our Coffee, Crochet & Chats -- I'm usually at the morning one that runs from 10:00 AM - Noon.  The evening session runs from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  It's a great way to connect with others who enjoy crocheting!  :) 
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Anonymous said...

Dee, How cool is this... I just bought the same book last week. I joined the Ripple Along and I needed a ripple pattern. I think that book is awesome :) Enjoy! Sherri

Anonymous said...

Hey Dee, I crack up whenever I see Brookfield, CT listed as a place to come to on your blog. I lived there 21 years ago in a little studio apartment at the 4 Corners. Loved going down the road to Newtown (hwy 25, if I remember correctly) to go around the flagpole in the middle of the road on my way to New Haven or Milford. Sounds like my little town is growing like wild fire! Love your blog and you have given my some wonderful ideas....keep it up! Beth in Ocala Florida

Anonymous said...

Well, you may like the 200 Ripple Stitches book, but -- there are NOT 200 stitches. There are about half that. Each is shown twice in different colorways or
different fibers.  I think that is a rip off.  The book is also riddled with errors.  There is some good stuff in it, but because of the previously mentioned things, I
would never recommend it.   Jean Leinhajuser