Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Umbrellas Up!
(I mean)


Well, Sunday was a Success! OK A WET Success!

Did you see our rendition of Singing in the Rain! No? Oh well, you missed our Academy Award winning performance!
(I hope we never have to do that again!)

What a Fun Day! YES! We did have turn out! It was very hard to crochet or knit while holding an umbrella, but, some of us found a way! The Goody Bags were a hit especially to our 2 younger crocheters Matt and Arielle, they were tickled that there was yarn & a crochet hook!

We would like to Thank the following Supporters for their Donations to our First Stitch n Pitch;

Cari Clement - Caron Yarns -Donation of Spa yarn

Jack Blumenthal - Lion Brand - Donation of Podcast & Magnets

Cathy and her Staff - A Yarn Garden - Donation of Crochet hooks, Squares and Selling Tickets for us.

Ann and Her Staff - Village Knitter - Donation of Squares and Selling Tickets for us.

Infinity - Donation of Hats, Scarves, Squares.

Thank you so much, for you help in making this a Success!

We are now busy putting the squares together! I wonder how many blankets we will have?
While your here check out the Pics from Sunday's Stitch n Pitch!

And as most of you know it's 60/60 time! we will be posting totals on Ravelry!

I would also like to Welcome our new members!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010



What a Year for Crochet! 2009 brought us the Most Beautiful Designs from Scarves to Clothing, New Stitches, and the Most Wonderful Yarns and Fibers one could image!

Lois and I went to the CGOA 2009 conference, where we met Andrea. It was exciting for both as it was their first conference.
Well, what happened next????

We founded the CCGLI and in September became an official CGOA Chapter! 
Since September as a group we have done quite a bit of Charity work, 77 scarves and hats for the 60/60 Challenge. The Chapter wants to thank the following ladies for their involvement and hard work; Lois, Regina, Melissa, Joan and Andrea who not only took part in the CCGLI Chapter challenge but she donated to the HHC Chapter Challenge as well. As a Chapter we also Assisted at Stitches East teaching Crocheting & Knitting, Now that was FUN!!.  Can we go again next Year??? Pleasssee...
IF you think this was exciting wait till you Hear...
Welcome 2010!
We are starting the year off with a bang!

Charity Work:
Utica Nursing home is in need of adult hats and scarves for the residents. (Needed by 1/13/10)
Good Sam Hospital in Bay Shore has requested our assistance; there is a shortage of Baby Blankets for those babies going home, come on ladies it's cold out there.
All donations are Welcome!
Want more????

We have made plans to Crochet in Public once a month! Yes, as a group we will walk into a Mall with Crochet Hooks in hand!, find a comfortable spot and CROCHET! Hoping to accomplish 2 things; 1 Spread the Art & Love for Crochet, and, 2 gain new members!
Want more????

We are planing a Fall "Mini..." ahh.. well more to come on that! ;0)

Good Luck Karen on your first CGOA New Letter!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at tonights meeting, And Yes! There is So Much More to Come...


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thank You HHCC!!

Thank you HHCC for the warm Welcome! On Sunday, Andrea and I went to the HHCC monthly meeting in CT. What a meeting! Andrea and I got some Great ideas and can't wait to put them in motion!

Stitches East -Oct. 24th We have 3 ladies that are going to help out, how many others are going? They Need our HELP!!! We have a request to make Chemo Hats! IF you have any please bring to the 10/14 meeting.

60/60 Challenge -Total to Date 48

Andrea: 2- 1 WIP
Debbie: 16 - 1 WIP
Regina: 10 - 1 WIP
Lois: 14 - 1 WIP
Melissa: 5- 1 WIP
Joan: 1- 1 WIP

Crocheting with Dee's - Tumble Cluster Autumn Scarf
Crochet With Dee - Is Amazing! I will be ordering the Pattern. Thanks Dee!

Margaret Hubert has a new book coming out!
Margaret Hubert Check it out! It was amazing watching her work on scarf, that she wanted finish by the end of the meeting. Oh No! She ran out of yarn! Wait, Shhh! she snatched up a small amount of yarn left over from someone else’s scarf! DARN it's not enough! OK she thought we'll make it a Hat! So she added a few mores to the scarf, working her way up she closed the scarf (looks like a tube!) I'm thinking, Now What! Suddenly, she started working the crown in the round! She finished it and with a twisted cord no less! Amazing - Wish I had my camera to get pics of this one! That's what I Call Creativity On the Run!

Great News From The Crochet Dude!
Drew is now Taping the new season of the Knit & Crochet Today Show, can't wait to see what this season will bring.

Ladies please email me with any tidbits or up coming events.
Happy Crocheting!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Meet our New Ladies

As you know we moved to Panera's Bread on Hempstead Turnpike, in East Meadow this past week, and I'm glad we did!
Welcome our 6 New Members!
Gayle C., Kathy T., Barbara L., Debbie G., Deborah C., and Joan D.
So to say the least, we spent most of the meeting getting to know one another and of course lots of laughing. We did discuss who was going to the Smiley's Hotel Sale in Plainview so far as I know, this is the score;

Melissa - 100% black wool, Patons Decor, Lilly Chin, Red Heart Strata, 100% cotton yarn and Lion Brand chunky.
Deb -  6 Bernet Silky soft, 3 TLC Wiggles, 12 Lion Brand Chucky, 12 Red Heart Strata
Regina-20 RY Classic Soft Lux: Cashmere, 18 Red Heart Casual Cot'n, 12 Bernat Country Wool "Merino Wool Blend, 9 Lion Brand Colorwaves, 3 Red Heart Strata

60/60 Challenge -Total to Date 37

Andrea: 1 - 1 WIP
Debbie: 12 - 1 WIP
Regina: 9 - 1 WIP
Lois: 9 - 1 WIP
Melissa: 5- 1 WIP
Joan: 1- 1 WIP

Great News From The Crochet Dude!
"October kicks off breast cancer awareness month. So I designed a
crocheted purse that is available for FREE on my site. I call it
"Pink Ribbin" (you know, like pink ribbon is the breast cancer
awareness symbol). Also you can leave a comment to enter to win a
collection of breast cancer awareness appliques which you can see on
my site also."

New from Crochetwithdee!
Dee has new patterns out! I love the Tumbling Clusters Autumn Scarf !
For this scarf and more go to

Hope to see you Weds. 7pm at Panera's Bread in East Meadow!

Happy Crocheting!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


We are starting to grow, so we moved the meeting to Panera' Bread in East Meadow on Hempstead Turnpike, Wed. nights 7pm - until.

Regina- is still working on the Chapters’ Logo.
Lois- Eskimo Baby Sweater- featured in Crochet! Nov 2009. Caron's Pound: Lt. Blue, Lt. Green, and white with "N" Hook
Melissa- Endless Crochet Cardi Shawl
Regina- Vanna's Choice 5 1/2 Throw - Using a "Q" hook, working 3 strands together. Dk. Rose, Olive, and Linen. This is her 9th throw she's making!
Debbie- 60/60 Scarves. -using her stash completed 8 scarves.

60/60: Chapter Total to Date  24
Debbie: 9 - 1 WIP
Regina: - 1 WIP
Lois: 6 - 1 WIP
Melissa: 5- 1 WIP

Learning Discussions:

Different types of hooks made. A comparison of wood, aluminum,  & plastic in feel, weight, and size.
Debbie's reason why she would use wooden hooks is the size of her grip compared to the length of the hook. Since having large hands, the plastic and metal are too small, after a while, she experiences pain and cramping.
Melissa pointed out that when you use metal, after a while, your hands get hot and sweaty, and messes up your work. She's ordered special hooks from Japan that they swear they are the best!
Regina added that when she uses the metal hooks, they feel heavy, which causes fatigue. Future discussions on hooks will be repeated, especially when Melissa's order comes in!

Agenda for 9/30:
Meeting moved to Panera Bread, East Meadow @ 7pm

Beginner's Stitch of the week: Front Post Stitch
Intermediate Stitch of the week: Chained Cable
Please bring smooth yarn with appropriate hook for yarn

Hats - Showing how to make a hat, and different approaches to making a hat. We'll discuss increasing and decreasing as well.

Happy Crocheting, Hope to see you at the meeting!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This is a post written by Regina...
while I was out of town. She did a Great Job I think we will let her do the posting from now on!

Hi everyone!

Our little group is un-officially called Creative Crochet Guild of Long Island met at the Levittown Starbucks (located in the King Kullen Shopping Center, Hempstead Tpke.

Lois was working on a knitted puse using Vanna Glamor and eyelash mixed with nubbly-colourful fuzz balls.
Regina crocheted a hat (beginner’s level) using one skein of Vanna’s Choice. Hat is a small child-size.
Melissa began to make the Endless Crochet Cardi-Shawl by Jennifer Hanson/Stitch Diva Studios.
Andrea began her contribution to the 60/60 challenge, She’s working with a Paton’s 1 Skein Crochet Scarf by Denise Cozzitrto

Regina: 4 completed, 1WIP
Andrea: 1 WIP

Project of the week: Ending 9/23: Make a hat/cap. Adult, child, or baby. Using whatever skill level you are. Pattern exchange on 9/23.
Next meeting: 9/23, Starbucks, Hempstead Tpke. Levittown. 7pm. Bring projects, and fiber friends!

And Our meeting on 9/9...
At our our meeting last night and it was GREAT!!! We accomplished so much while crocheting and chit chatting. We voted on a President, Treasurer, Name & Logo!

The Show & tell was awesome... (Pics to come)
Melissa and here Green bag.
Regina making scarves for Breast Cancer.
Lois showing off yarn bought at the conference and the next sweater she will be making her grandaughter.
Andrea showing of a beatiful white sweater she made.
Joan showing us a Crochet book of Book markers (corner covers)
Deb still working on the Merino Lace shawl with beads.

But the best part was the chit chat and laughing!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Welcome to the CCG...

Hi All
We are a small but Mighty Group that gets together once a week to learn and share our love for crochet. We have taken on the 6o Scarves in 60 Days Challenge with a avengence! We invite you to join the Challenge as it will benifit your local community.

Additional Information can be found at

We have day trips planned and so much more. Rhinebeck, Ahh, yes a day of touching and fondling yarns of all sorts! Can't wait!

We are presently meeting at Starbucks, Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown, N.Y. (in the King Kullen Shopping center) All are welcome please feel free to stop by. Knitters Weclome!

Thank you Dee for all your Help!
More to come...