Thursday, September 30, 2010

HHCC'ers "Feel Good" at CBS Early Show

HHCC'ers helping to promote crochet
on the CBS Early Show
 Beating the sunrise, HHCC members Candy, Dee, Grace, Irene, Jennifer, and Zip met up early in the moring yesterday  -- in New York City --to help Brett Bara kick off the "Feel Good" Campaign on the CBS Early Show. 

Brett Bara, host of the PBS program, Knit and Crochet Now!, teamed up with Lands End, who is donating 5,000 pounds of yarn to the Warm Up America organization.  They are aiming to get enough crocheters and knitters to create some 64,000 6"x9" squares that will later be assembled into afghans and donated to people in need.

HHCC'er Zip feeds Dave Price, CBS Weatherman, yarn
with NYCCG members cheering him on.
The HHCC was joined by another CGOA Chapter: the New York City Crochet Guild, also celebrating their ninth anniversary this year!
 In the picture to the right is Zip, wearing her Ribbon Winning Vest, feeding yarn to the afghan she was working on when CBS Weatherman Dave Price borrowed it for a weather update.  To the left of Dave are NYCCG members.
At the event yesterday, Lands End gave those participating a scarf; and presented totes and fingerless gloves to those who completed scarves early during the taping.  At the end of the two-hour show, Brett Bara exlaimed how happy she was with the progress and asked everyone to help promote this worthy cause.  The HHCC, will continue on with this worthy cause by having a "Block Party," at our November meeting.

Crochet is Forecasted to be
 Hot! Hot! Hot!

After the CBS Early Show taping, everyone was invited for a tour of the studio, of which HHCC'er Irene wasted no time to forecast that crochet will continue to be hot, hot, hot!

For more details, pictures and such about this event, please check out the following links:

Brett Bara appears on Connecticut News Station WTNH/Channel 8.  Square crocheted by Dee recognized in segment!  Click Here to watch the video clip:

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