On the hooks: I Love Crafternoon

Say it Rah-shay By Oct 16, 2011 No Comments

October 14th is I Love Yarn Day* and to celebrate my library hosted a Crafternoon. Crochet and knit lovers were invited to stop by and just connect as we shared yarn, ideas and encouraged each other to finish projects or start something new. There were ten of us sharing ideas, tips, books and supplies. We exchanged yarn and books with extras being donated to the Salvation Army for a class that is taught. I got rid of some of the things that have been languishing in stash and exchanged t for two new things: mystery yarn and fun fur.

The Yarn Exchange Table

The report was that everyone had a great time; I know I did! Crochet is such a solitary activity and this event allowed me to spend time with friends while working on some things. Today I worked with fun fur, something I usually avoid like the plague. Fun fur is a pain in the neck; it’s a little too delicate for my impatient hook and I tend to tangle it (worse that plain ole regular yarn). Today I made a feathered cuff for The Bee who loved it. She is working it into the Halloween costume she is designing at the local Art Studio.

Fun fur and cotton yarn worked together

The cuff I made for The Bee using the above

Members of crochet and knit group that I’ve been trying to get to FOREVER stopped by and one member introduced me to mystery yarn. Mystery yarn is all of the scraps of several types of yarn put together. I have a few balls of blue and there are Bouclé, worsted weight, shiny blends and it’s pretty cool.  It works up as well a mystery and while I attempted a hat, I think I would like this better as a scarf.

Mystery Yarn

Attempt at a slouchy hat

We are considering having a monthly craft meet up and I kinda hope it happens. I loved chatting with the other ladies and being inspired to actually get things done. Being at work was kinda sucky only because people kept popping into the room to ask questions but having the group crochet and knit and actually getting some things completed made up for the interruptions. Sort of.

The ladies who craft…and lunch

Getting hooked all over again,


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.

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