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A Crochet Newbie's Orientation to the LYS

Recently I have been teaching a bright young woman friend how to crochet. She is a clleague at work so we have spurts of time when I can teach her a stitch or answer a her cro-quandries. She is learning quickly and very apt at understanding the concepts. On her own, she explored JoAnn Fabric and Crafts and found some yarns to make a special scarf for her mother. After her first lesson, mom requested the scarf, so the pressure was on! I talked to her about the differences between acrylic and natural fibers and also the price point differences.

Her new exctiement about crochet and her carry-along project revealed to her that she also knew others who loved to crochet. She saw some other neat projects friends were doing and Two or three scarves later, I thought she was ready for her orientation to the Local Yarn Store. I chose "I'd Rather Be Knitting" in Long Grove, IL not because I have any allegiance to this store but because of its convenient location for us both to meet t…

3rd Annual Crochet Buffet: May 9, 2009

The Northern IL Chapter of CGOA proudly presents its third annual "Crochet Buffet" Open to the public, we strive to bring attention to the wonder of crochet and to introduce our group to whoever might be interested in immersing themselves in our world of sharing and caring about our favorite craft. When I conceived the idea 4 years ago, all our chapter members were enthused about displaying their work and we had a great response from the community. Many of our members were just as amazed as the non-crocheters when they saw the "delicous" variety and beauty that crochet can be.

Come and enjoy a "feast" of crochet techniques, ideas and displays! A free gift will be given to the first 30 guests! Rolling Medows Library, 2nd floor from 10 AM to 3 PM

You'll be glad you came to see the "tempting" array we have prepared for you: fashion, accessories, beads, afghans, free form, thread, filet, granny squares, double end, Irish and more!