Saturday, August 11, 2018

CTC Goes to the City of Roses

Four CTC members (Joy, Alana, Julie and Gloria) made the trip to Portland, Oregon, for the annual Crochet Guild of America* Chain Link conference and all had a great time! As always, there were lots of great freebies in the various goody bags.

There were a couple of new yarns provided by sponsors that the ladies are eager to try: Red Heart "It's a Wrap" yarn and Lion Brand's "ZZ Twist" yarn. The description of the ZZ Twist yarn from Lion Brand's website is exciting - it was specifically designed with crocheters in mind! It's twisted the same direction as the yarn wraps around a crocheter's hook (don't you hate it when yarn unravels when you're crocheting?). Can't wait to hear what they have to say about their experience with this new yarn!

Everyone enjoyed their classes and especially loved classes taught by Pauline Turner and Edie Eckman. Both Pauline and Edie have several books that would make great resources.

All in all, it sounds like our members had loads of fun being fully immersed in all things crochet - connecting with old friends and making new ones. You can experience some of the fun of the CGOA Chain Link Conference by viewing their CGOA Facebook page.
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Start saving your pennies year's CGOA conference will be in Manchester, New Hampshire, July 10 - 13, 2019.

*Crochet Twin Cities is a local chapter of the Crochet Guild of America.