Jane's Hooked on Crochet

A place to write about my crocheting, things I'm learning, book reviews, ideas, projects in mind, works in progress, patterns, photos, fair entries, whatever...

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Crochet in Public (CIP) at Borders

Last night I walked into Borders for our Crochet in Public, and there were three tables pushed together and filled with crochet patterns, books, yarn and thread; and a sign that said "Reserved for Needles and Hooks Group". The tables were surrounded with ladies working on all kinds of projects, and looking at the new crochet books and magazines that Borders has now. Wow, we've come a long way from the days that two or three of us decided to get together at Borders on the Tuesdays that we weren't over at Michaels. We had decided that twice a month was just not enough Crocheting in Public. We've been joined by a knitters group that gets together once a month, and expanded by word of mouth, and people who happen to see us crocheting, talking and laughing. Now we've got reserved tables, and mention in the Borders newsletter.
What a great time we had. There were stacks of new crocheting, knitting, cross-stitch magazines, and new crocheting books. I just did a short browse through a stack of magazines, but still bought Crochet Today and Crochet World.
Crochet Today has some colorful summer projects, I love the kids tote bag/backpack, the sampler pillows, and the colorful tote bag. I bought the Crochet World for the fabulous shoulder bag in blue ombre nylon, the "Kids Marble Bag", and the bright table set. They have a feature "Make it in a Day" if you're looking for a quick project, instant gratification!
I think that I did more socializing, show and tell, and book looking than crocheting; but I did get some satisfying swatching done. That'll be a separate post.


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