I can’t think of a better way of kicking off this week than by sharing some fun and great news!!
Gwen Blakely Kinser, known to many as the founder of the Crochet Guild of America or humbly as Crochet Queen on her blog and as “Crochetkween” on Ravelry,honored her local yarn store, with a CLF Crochet Friendly Certificate! High praise indeed for an LYS!
Fuzzy Wuzzy, owned by Chris Krauss, in Arlington Heights, Illinois must be something pretty darned crochet friendly for our beloved Crochet Highness to dub them crochet friendly! If you’re in that neck of the woods, stop by and say hi, pick up some yarn and some hooks and tell them THANKS from the CLF!!
Do you have a favorite LYS, one that is crochet friendly?
What is that? LYS = Local Yarn Store
What IS crochet friendly?
Well, we’ve come up with a criteria over many discussions:
- Is inviting to those who use hooks (or not derisive, we’ll take that they are nice to you)
- Offers supplies for crocheters
- Sells books/patterns/magazines for crochet lovers
- Offers crochet classes
- Encourages crochet
In order to further encourage Local Yarn Stores, which are small local businesses who need local support, we have created a way for we who crochet and spend our hard earned $$ in their store to thank them for believing in the hooks! (Hey who doesn’t like a certificate now and then?) You can download this certificate for free, and present it to your local yarn store! Don’t forget to fill in the name of the yarn store and sign it as a CLF member!! (We suggest printing on photo paper, it’s all shiny and cool looking.)
In our opinion it’s the perfect gift for the yarn store that has everything this sparkley light-filled season!
Speaking of lights and sparkle…
If you’ve read my whiny facebook status, you’ll know I’ve been under the weather, yesterday I finally had the energy to put hook and yarn in hand and play a bit. With an H hook and some Jelly yarn I created fun little LED light covers for my LED Christmas Lights… I want to stress they are LED meaning they don’t produce the heat a normal lightbulb does, so PLEASE if you make these little light decorations use them responsibly…
Now here’s the fun part…Any Jelly Yarn will do! I used
Pink Peppermint (Glows in the Dark) Fine
H Hook (you could use a smaller hook if you want, I play with my tension, so maybe a G is what you’ll have to use…)
It’s easy peasy!
To begin: Ch 4, join into circle with slip stitch
Rnd 1: DC 12 into circle
Bind off, weave in ends.
Do the next one 😀
You can purchase Jelly Yarn from their website! It’s too cool not to try this stuff out 😀
My son thinks they’re really cool, and since he’s 14, he knows cool…