Wednesday, September 24, 2008

HHCC Charity Drives

Members of the HHCC are encouraged to participate in the three main charity drives for the year:

Hats from the Heart Campaign: From January to April members are encouraged to crochet adult sized chemo caps for donation to the Danbury Hospital. The hats are needed for all seasons, and need to be made of the softest of fibers. This campaign is called Hats from the Heart as the first group donation is made around Valentine's Day.

Baby Preemie Sets: From May to August members are encouraged to crochet preemie baby sets that include a little cap and afghan. Afghans should measure 18" to 24" square and be made of acrylic. (Nylon will melt when the items are sterilized.) The caps should range in size from fitting an average orange to an average grapefruit. Donations are made to the Danbury Hospital in the early fall.

Salvation Army: From September to the last week of November, members are encouraged to crochet (or knit) hats, mittens and scarves in a variety of sizes and colors. The items are gathered at the meetings and then sorted/labeled one evening at the Borders bookstore (date to be announced) to make it easier for the volunteers of the Salvation Army. Sizes up to teen/adult for both male and females are needed. Donations of new, unused, unwrapped toys is also encouraged. At a determined date, members wanting to participate in the drop~off at Foster Street in Danbury are asked to wear a Santa Hat.

If you are not a member of the HHCC but would like to participate in any of the charity drives, please do! For more information, please contact us.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

October: HHCC Anniversary Meeting

The Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club was founded in October of 2001. To celebrate the start of it's eighth year, Club members are celebrating with a masquerade party!

Participants are to wear a crocheted mask and are asked to bring a small dish of "finger food" to the October 12th meeting.

Prizes will be awarded for various categories including "Most Original." The Annies Attic pattern book, "Crochet Costume party Masks," is available to Club members for $1.00. Note supplies are limited! Books will be available at the October 1st "Coffee, Crochet & Chat" morning session (10AM - Noon) at Borders Bookstore located in Brookfield. Contact Dee for more information.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Big E: HHCC makes 6th appearance

On Wednesday, September 17th, members of the HHCC traveled north, to West Springfield, Massachusetts, to promote the art of crochet at the Eastern States Exposition, America's ninth largest state fair. This was the 6th year the HHCC has participated in this event. Many thanks to Sarah, the coordinator of the New England State Building!

It was also the first time the HHCC was sponsored by a yarn company. FEZA yarns, new to America, provided yarn to HHCC members to crochet with for the day. Thank you FEZA!! Entry photos taken by HHCC member Chava.

Welcome Crocheters!

Welcome to the new Happily Hooked on Crocheting website/blog!

We used to have a traditional website that became difficult to maintain. With our new blog we'll be able to keep information about our group current, fresh.

If you are in the Danbury, Connecticut, area and would like to join us for a meeting sometime, please do! As our guest your first meeting is free. Should you decide to join us there are local dues. How much depends on you! Local dues are $18 a year, prorated. If you are a member of the Crochet Guild of America, then your local dues are only $9 a year, prorated!

Not ready to become a member but want to hang out online with other Connecticut Crocheters? Then we welcome you to join the yahoo group called "ConnecticutCrochet."