Er…I mean crocheters!
Since tomorrow, September 12, 2012 is the big Back to School Bash I thought I would alert my readers to another event happening on the same day…International Crochet Day! This is the 5th year of the event that was created by Jimbo a semi retired patent agent that hand carves crochet hooks. If you are a hooker like me then you should check out his blog and leave a comment for a chance to win one of his beautiful crochet hooks.
International Crochet Day isn’t just for those of us that are already hooked on hooking! If you haven’t tried it yet why not run to your nearest craft store (in the USA that is probably Joann’s, Michael’s, or Hobby Lobby to name a few), pick up a small skein of yarn and a crochet hook to fit that yarn (check the yarn label for suggestions). Then you could check out the great tutorials that Lynne created for the Blogville Ladies Crochet Society to get started. Here are links to her tutorials so far.
These tutorials are great for beginners with lots of pictures to help you along. I’ve been having so much fun learning this new hobby and I couldn’t have done it with out the Blogville Ladies Crochet Society!
If you are already an active hooker here are a few suggestions on how you could celebrate too:
- Teach someone to crochet
- Yarn bomb a co-worker’s cubicle. Or your spouse’s car. Or your kid’s lunchbox.
- Vow to bust your stash
- Make a hat. Give it away (Warmth for Warriors is a good cause).
- Get started on your holiday gift list.
- Crochet a flower or two or ten. Give them away at random to people you don’t know.
- Crochet in public.
Let me know how you plan on celebrating International Crochet Day! I plan on working on more wash cloths to send to the Warmth for Warriors project.