In the Loop, August 2021

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August 2021

CKC Welcomes New and Renewing Members!

CKC’s Annual Membership Drive in July was an unqualified success!  

Thank you to everyone who participated! We are excited to welcome twenty-one new CKC Members — six Sustaining Members and fifteen Annual Members. We sincerely thank thirteen CKC Members who renewed or extended their memberships during July. Your ongoing support will help CKC expand current online collections and resources, and develop new programs and exhibitions.

This is the perfect time to get more involved in CKC!  So take that next step and contact Marina Scott, CKC Membership Chair, at  to discuss your interests.  We know CKC Members have extraordinary expertise and abilities, and we need you to help CKC grow and serve our community and the public!

Photo: Jennifer Lindsay

July Donations & Drawing Winners:

New and renewing CKC Members donated more than $185.00 in July by adding to their membership donations.  To all who donated extra in July, thank you for your generosity! 

Marina Scott, CKC Membership Chair, donated four Annual Memberships for our free membership drawings on social media.  Drawing winners are Sylvia Dai, Douglas Eichhorn, Alex Challum, and Helen Dawson.  Congratulations and welcome to CKC!  

Jennifer Lindsay, CKC President, donated two vintage Mystery Magazines from CKC’s ongoing fundraiser to two current CKC Members.  Drawing winners are Emily Hetherington, a new member, and Sally Parks.  Congratulations! Please share your vintage-pattern-inspired projects with us on social media using these hashtags:  






“What’s Your Favorite Vintage?” Makealong – Session 2

Join Us, Sunday, August 29!

On Tuesday, August 17, 2021 we had a great time getting to know the CKC Members who joined us for Session 1 of CKC’s “What’s Your Favorite Vintage?” Makealong.  Mary Claire Phillips, CKC Board Member, archivist, historian, and vintage knitting enthusiast, gave a quick tour of online resources for free vintage patterns, and shared tips for searching Ravelry’s pattern library for vintage patterns by year.  If you missed this event, look for a blog post and a resource list coming soon.

On Sunday, August 29, 2021, please join us for Session 2. While we socialize, Jennifer Lindsay, CKC President, will offer a brief tour of CKC’s online collections and discuss how you can use and add to them.

A photograph of a woman wearing a cardigan from a vintage knitting magazine
Vintage Cardigan, Style #195-97, Bernat Raglans, Book #97, 1961 Photo: Jennifer Lindsay
A photograph of a woman in a vintage knitting magazine
Vintage Cardigan, Style #194-97, Bernat Raglans, Book #97, 1961 Photo: Jennifer Lindsay

“What’s Your Favorite Vintage?” Makealong, Session 2

Bring your favorite beverage and a current project!  Get to know your fellow CKC Members!

Date:  Sunday, August 29, 2021  

All Time(s) US & Canada: 

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM — Eastern

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM — Central

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM — Mountain

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM — Pacific 

And Elsewhere:

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM — British Summer Time

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM — Central European Summer Time  

Look for an email invitation coming soon!  

Free and exclusive to CKC Members and Black Sheep Sweater Test Knitters.  No RSVP needed. Join us if you can!

Knitting and Crochet in the News:

2021 – The year of the crochetvolution?

From Harry Styles’ Cardigan to Tom Daley’s Medal Purse: The Evolution of   the 2021 Crochet Trend.

We’ll never think of Taco Tuesday the same way again.

In case you escaped the Tom Daley frenzy: 

His dive won gold. His knitting won the Internet. On top of everything else, he just seems like such a nice guy.

Olympic Athlete Tom Daley Has a Whole Instagram Devoted to His Crochet Designs, and We’re Diving Right In. @madewithlovebytomdaley

On the other hand, it’s fair to question our collective enthusiasm.

More than a time-filler – Using yarn to close big gaps:

Crochet Art Is Creative Self-Care for Surf City Woman

What’s the meaning of 6,000 strands of yarn on the Asbury Park Boardwalk? Besides being a little mesmerizing.

File under “Innovation”:

Philadelphia entrepreneur introduces world’s 1st yarn vending machines. Truly a mark of a civilized culture.

Knitters rejoice: Someone has finally invented tangle-free yarn. Is it really time to give up your ball-winder, though?   How it works.  

Meanwhile, the old tech seems to still be working.

Some variety for your high-fiber diet:

Woven in time: Qualia Gallery showcases textile art.

MiVT: Yarndance. Goodness, gracious, great balls of yarn.

Virtual symposium: Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, Honoring Cultural Traditions in Fiber Arts.

Massive Crochet Canopy Provides Color and Shade in Hot Spanish Town

Website Updates in Progress:

Rebecca Keyel, CKC Vice President and resident tech guru, is making changes to CKC’s homepage that we hope will make the website load more quickly for you.  CKC’s homepage may look a bit different temporarily, but all website features are still accessible, and should otherwise look familiar during this time.

Your Voice Matters!

We encourage all CKC Members to contribute to CKC’s monthly newsletter.  Please email your inquiries, ideas, and stories to  We hope to hear from you!

Look for our Newsletter Archive, coming soon!

August Newsletter Contributors:

Anne Lies, Jennifer Lindsay, Kay Simmons