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...