Sunday, April 29, 2012

Ewe Know it! Crochet at the 103rd CT Sheep & Wool Festival

HHCC'ers Teach and Promote Crochet at the 103rd Connecticut Sheep & Wool Festival
Yesterday, on a sunny yet chilly-perfect-for-wool-buying day, HHCC members set in for a day of teaching and promoting the art of crochet at the 103rd Connecticut Sheep & Wool Festival.  The group displayed a wide variety of crocheted projects featuring natural fibers; and offered beginner crochet lessons; as well as demonstrations on Tunisian crochet and how to Crochet with Unspun Roving.

While there, the group was offered an opportunity to enter items on display into a judging contest.  With support of fellow HHCC'ers, Nancy entered two of her crocheted items: her Jalapeno Sunrise jacket and her cabled vest. This would be the first time Nancy ever entered her designs into competition.  Nancy says she was "Hook-winked" with the results, which you can read about on her blog here:

The HHCC would like to Congratulate Nancy on her Ribbons!!  :)

When members were not helping out at the booth, they also got to check out the various demonstrations being offered by other groups, do some shopping, and pet all the adorable animals.

In addition to HHCC members participating, the HHCC had teen-helpers this year, aiding in the setting up & tearing down of the booth, including their own teaching & learning crochet -- but they opted to do it in the sunshine where it was warmer!  (smart girls!)

Everyone had a fantastic time and are looking forward to the 104th Connecticut Sheep & Wool Festival next year!  :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

ChainLink 2012: Registration is now open!

How many HHCC'ers can you spot from this 2007 Conference?
Online Registration is Open for the
Summer Knit & Crochet Show
(aka to CGOA'ers as "ChainLink") June 29-July 1
in Manchester, NH
When you pre-register,
you save $10
on each 3-hour class and $20 on each 6-hour class.

Save even more if you are a CGOA or TKGA member!
Click here to Register
 Register online or print out the brochure (with registration form) and fax or mail it in.

Don't forget to order your Commemorative CGOA Crochet Hook, pins & tote!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

EVENT: 103rd CT Sheep & Wool Festival!

The HHCC will be in the RED BARN this year!
The HHCC is excited to announce we have been invited back to the Connecticut Sheep & Wool Festival, taking place on Saturday, April 28th - rain or shine - and will be demonstrating crochet techniques and offering FREE Beginner Lessons in the RED BARN.    For more information about the CT Sheep & Wool Festival, visit:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

CGOA MEMBERS VOTE: 2012 Crochet Hall of Fame!!

It was discovered at the HHCC monthly meeting this past Sunday that many members have not received / or just received their Spring 2012 issue of Crochet!  Inside contains the CGOA Newsletter, ChainLink, Volume 21, Number 1.

On page 8 of the CGOA ChainLink newsletter is the call for CGOA Members to cast their ballots for "The Jean Leinhauser CGOA Crochet Hall of Fame."  It states ballots must be received by April 1, 2012.  This has been confirmed by a CGOA Board member that the date is incorrect.  The ballots need to be received by April 15th.

If you have not received your latest issue of Crochet! and need a ballot, please print out the ballot below, fill in, and then mail into the address at the bottom of the ballot.

As a side note, the HHCC is proud to have member Margaret Hubert listed as one of the 2012 Hall of Fame Nominees.  :)