Friday, January 27, 2012

HHCC is now on Facebook!

While the page is still in development, you can still become a fan and start sharing in the joy of crochet with other Facebook users.  To check out the page, visit!/pages/Happily-Hooked-on-Crochet-Club/277382492298212?sk=wall.  While you're there, give us a "like."

Friday, January 13, 2012

HHCC February 12th Meeting

The HHCC's monthly meeting,
scheduled for Sunday, February 12th, 2012,
is being held at:

The Danbury Free Public Library
(bottom floor)
located on 170 Main Street, Danbury, CT
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Participants are asked to park in the A. Bardo parking garage (1 block away, located on 10 Library Place, hourly rate of $1.00 per hr)
or along West Street (metered parking, at the time of this blog entry, is free on Sundays; 2 hr limit)

Members and participants of the meeting are asked to bring chemo caps/hats as part of
the HHCC's "Hats from the Heart" campaign.  Caps/Hats need to be adult size, for both men
& women.  These will be donated to the Danbury Hospital.
(pictured above, on right, is a Lacy Chemo Cap designed by Dee; pattern can be found here.)
"Hats from the Heart" labels will be provided at the
February meeting; otherwise, labels can be downloaded/printed from here.

ALSO:  Upon popular request, members interested in learning how to crochet the "Crazy Stitch/ AKA The Diagonal Stitch," bring yarn & appropriate sized crochet hook to practice with.

Monday, January 9, 2012

HHCC'ers Crocheted in Public

The 1st meeting of the New Year was a lot of fun at the Danbury Fair Mall!  Members showed off their latest crochet (and knit!) creations, worked on new projects and discussed various crochet stitches & techniques to learn in 2012:

Irene showed her pretty Bavarian Crochet baby blanket; Anna showed her incredible crocheted vest & flower; Fluffy showed her new Tunisian crochet hook; and Grace showed her "3 Blind Mice" (filled with catnip) inspired by a pattern from the Lion Brand website.

Stay tuned for news on where the February meeting will be held!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

January 2012 Meeting

The HHCC's monthly meeting,
scheduled for Sunday, January 8, 2012,
is being held at: 

The Danbury Fair Mall, in the Food Court.
(1PM - 4PM)

WE'RE HAND CROCHETING IN PUBLIC!Bring a project to work on, items for Show & Tell,
and your #Crochet Wish List of techniques or stitches
you'd like to learn or teach.

Reminders: for those renewing their HHCC membership, or just joining:

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Chance to WIN a HHCC & CGOA 1-Year Membership!

Those who turn in their HHCC membership applications by the end of the March 2012 meeting will be entered into The Ruth Arbitelle Memorial Membership Drawing. The winner of this annual drawing receives reimbursement for this year's HHCC dues. Winner to be announced at the April meeting.

Recipients of the Ruth Arbitelle Memorial Membership:

2009 : Linda Maroney
2010 : Diane Gilbert
2011: Dee Stanziano
2012: Could be YOU!!

Reminder: If you are a member of the Crochet Guild of America, show your CGOA Membership card and get 50% off your HHCC dues!!

In addition, for the second year in a row, our member Dee Stanziano, is having a drawing for a ONE-YEAR CGOA Membership! Her drawing is open only until January 14th, so hurry on over to her blog for the details on how to enter!

Looks like 2012, Year of the Dragon, is off to a roaringly good start!