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Having a Crochet Party and No One is Coming!

Monday, April 25, 2011
I spent untold hours last week reading and replying to a thread over at the Crochet Liberation Front on Ravelry.com: "Disappointment in Stitches Midwest". Sponsored by Knitter's Magazine, the consumer show took on the moniker of "Stitches" years ago, presumably to be all-inclusive and to draw in all sorts of needle workers to spend their money on the show floor and in classes.

The original complaint in the thread was that the Stitches Show does not offer very many crochet classes, if any, here at their midwest venue. Throughout the thread (thousands of posts)there were developments. Crocheters starrted suggesting what they would like to take, teachers were disappointed that classes they proposed were not accepted and not filled; the director of the Stitches show joined in the discussion and told us all his woes of trying to include crochet and not having a profitable response. He said at one point his goal is to figure out the crocheters …

Back in the Rat Race!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
It didn't take us long to fall back into our old ways and jump onto the rat-race wagon! Our first priority as we touched onto the mother soil was to see kids and, of course, Chloe Marie! Our first evening was spent with younger daughter, Bethany. She showed us around her workplace and new apt. and tool us to dinner at Spacca Napolitano. It was wonderful

Bright and early the next day we headed to MI to see the rest of the family. I think we were so in awe of Chloe and pretty tired on top of it, that I didn't even think to take pictures. Finally, on Monday, Nicole pointed out that I had taken none (highly unusal for me)!

She walks; she talks; she can say "Hi, Gigi" (Grandma Gwen). She calls Gramps Gigi too! (Grandpa Gramps) It works! She loves her books and here she is:
Nicole and Chloe

Four days after we arrived home, I was back at my local yarn shop (LYS) teaching beginning crochet. I had a great group and we finished their 2 sessions last wee…