In the Loop, December 2021

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December 2021

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Thank you for supporting the Center for Knit and Crochet in 2021! We are excited to share that we have met our 2021 end-of-year fundraising goal, thanks to your generosity!  

We look forward to celebrating CKC’s 10th Anniversary in 2022 by bringing you new collections, new programs, new opportunities to volunteer, and even new patterns. It’s going to be an exciting time to be a CKC Member!

It’s still not too late to make a difference, so feel free to joinrenewgive the gift of membership, or donate in any amount.

With our gratitude and best wishes for your health, prosperity, and happiness in 2022 — 

CKC’s Board of Directors and Volunteers

“On Becoming a Knitter”

A photograph of Vouge Knitting Winter 2021-2022 featuring Michelle Obama
VOGUE KNITTING, Winter 2021-2022

You should treat yourself right now to Vogue Knitting Magazine’s Winter 2021-2022 Issue, which features the former First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover, and shares Shayna Rose’s recent interview of Ms. Obama, entitled “On Becoming a Knitter.”  

As these two swap stories about the fun and fascination of knitting cables and lace for the first time, we hope you’ll share their sense of accomplishment in learning to knit and their joy at discovering a lifelong passion for it! 

New in CKC’s Crowdsourced Collection

A close up image of crocheted snowflakes displayed on a pine tree with Christmas lights
Crocheted Snowflakes by Cindy Cabler, 2014.  Photo: Cindy Cabler.  CKC Crowdsourced Collection #2021.022

New CKC Member Cindy Cabler added these beautiful crocheted snowflakes to the CKC Crowdsourced Collection, and described how she became fascinated with making them:  “Each one was a small, compact & quickly finished project. Because no two snowflakes are alike, I felt free to make variations & create totally new designs. I made so many snowflakes that I started giving them away. Eventually, all my snowflakes had new homes, and my passion for making them melted away just like the snow…but I still have the memories.”

Please take a few minutes to share your memories, and add your hand knitted and crocheted gifts, holiday decorations, seasonal housewares. socks, stockings, and slippers to the  CKC Crowdsourced Collection before you put them away for another year!  Visit the link below to learn more, or email us for assistance at

Membership Corner

VOLUNTEERS!  We need you! As a CKC Member you can volunteer on various projects and committees. Not sure what you want to do but you would like to help out? Contact Marina Scott, CKC Membership Chair, for more information and to learn about opportunities.

GIVE THE GIFT OF A CKC MEMBERSHIP!  Need a gift idea for a birthday or upcoming holiday? A CKC Membership is a great gift! Click here to purchase a membership for a friend or loved one.

CKC MEMBERSHIP EXPIRED?  RENEW NOW!  We will have some wonderful new patterns, programs, and activities just for CKC Members and donors in 2022. 

ENJOYING THE CKC NEWSLETTER?  In March 2022, the CKC Newsletter will go out to current CKC Members and donors only.  Don’t miss out on the CKC Newsletter and other new benefits of CKC Membership!  If you have never logged into CKC’s new membership system, please take a minute to retrieve your account, using the email we use to deliver your CKC Newsletter to you.  Check to see that your CKC Membership is current, and renew if you want to keep receiving the monthly newsletter.

WE WANT TO FEATURE YOU!  Are you interested in being featured in one of our upcoming newsletters? We will be spotlighting CKC Members so we can all get to know each other.  If you are interested in being featured, click this link to fill out the form! 

Have questions or need help? Contact Marina Scott, CKC Membership Chair.

More Knitting & Crochet in the News:

Knit, Crochet, and Be Merry Right into 2022!

Simply the Bomb

Food for… Thought?

Fashion Forward

History and Heritage

Off the Wall, and on It Too

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!

December Newsletter Contributors:

Anne Lies, Jennifer Lindsay, Marina Scott, Kay Simmons