Monday, December 12, 2011

Custom Crochet Hooks for HHCC Members

HHCC Mascot, "Happy"
At the December 7th "Coffee, Crochet & Chat" morning session, held at Panera Bread on Federal Road in Brookfield, HHCC members Dee, Grace, Ruth and Marilyn were discussing various crochet hooks.  Dee showed them her new customized giraffe crochet hook she had requested and the discussion naturally went to "What if a crochet hook could be created for HHCC members based upon a photograph of the group's mascot?"

"Happy, the Crochet Hook,"
by LemonadeShop
Dee asked the hook creator if she was up for the challenge, designing a hook based upon a photograph -- and she was! (Pictured on right: The photograph, taken by Jeremy Pollack back in 2010: the mascot was hand crocheted by HHCC member, Chava.  Pictured on left is "Happy, the Crochet Hook")
HHCC members can order their own "Happy the Turtle" crochet hooks directly, in sizes F-J, in either a Susan Bates or Boye style hook.  Cost is $20 (includes $5 S&H):  The Lemonade Shop

Please note the HHCC is not affiliated, nor receives any funds from this.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

2011 HHCC Donations

There is no doubt that members of the HHCC have big hearts.  Throughout the year, members hand crocheted and knitted a variety of goodies to be donated locally.  Then the items were sorted & labeled to make the distribution process easier. 

On December 5th, HHCC President Grace, elf-helper KC, and HHCC Founder Dee, hauled the goodies to the local Salvation Army of Danbury, and the Elizabeth House of Danbury:

This SUV was stuffed with crocheted goodies created by HHCC members!

A Big Thank You to our members for their Generosity!!
Salvation Army:
1 blue bag = 35 sets hats, gloves, scarves
1 blue bag = 25 sets hats, gloves, scarves
1 white bag = 9 sets hats, gloves, scarves, 6 baby hats
1 white bag = 5 baby blankets, 3 toddler sets, 2 baby hats
1 white bag = 19 sets, hats, gloves, scarves
2 bags of various toys

Elizabeth House:
2 large boxes of various kitchenware goods
1 white bag = 20 sets hats, gloves, scarves
1 white bag = 5 shawls, 12 placemats, 1 oven mitt, 1 scrubbie
1 white bag = 4 baby blankets, 3 toddler sets
1 white bag = 12 sets of hats, gloves, scarves; 4 sets of potholders; 3 baby sets

Other: Dorothy Day House (via St. Edward's church):
assortment of hotel shampoos & soaps were also collected and were turned in for the Dorothy Day homeless shelter.

Not Pictured/Pending Donation:
variety of pet blankets in memory of Jean Leinhauser