An orange crocheted toy is featured on one of the music album covers displayed at a bookstore.

In the Loop, January 2023

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January 2023

CKC Welcomes New Directors!  

CKC is excited to welcome two new directors — Katie Daugherty and Lori Winterfeldt.  Both bring substantial skills and experiences in project and systems management, marketing, and outreach to CKC.  We are thrilled to introduce them to you.

Katie Daugherty with her dog, wearing matching orange and yellow knits
Katie Daugherty and her pup.

Katie Daugherty has been knitting for over 20 years.  Her mom taught her to knit Birkenstock socks in college.  On a knitting retreat with her mom, Katie was inspired by all the different sweaters, shawls, and hats she saw knitters wearing to become an avid, accomplished knitter.  Katie received her TKGA Professional Knitter certification in 2021.  She now knits samples for designers and yarn companies.  She enjoys learning new stitch patterns and skills and attends knitting conferences throughout the year.  Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she works as a project manager in healthcare.  She also enjoys walks with her dog and is an avid runner and yogi.  

Lori wearing sunglasses with her two dogs
Lori Winterfeldt and her pups.

Lori Winterfeldt is an avid knitter who dabbles in other fiber arts, including needlepoint and crochet.  Over the past 30 years, Lori has worked in the areas of healthcare, librarianship, marketing, and public relations for government, private, and nonprofit organizations based in New York.  Lori holds Masters’ degrees in Library Science from City University of New York at Queens College, and in Health Administration from Hofstra University.  She has a B.A. in Rhetoric & Literature from State University of New York, Binghamton.  Lori is active in her local synagogue, and runs a notable book club.  When not knitting or reading, Lori spends time with her husband, Walter, and their two chihuahuas.

THANK YOU to CKC’s Nominating Committee — Marilyn Huset, Chair, Suzann Thompson, and Marina Scott for doing the hard work of promoting recent Board openings to new audiences, interviewing candidates, and helping CKC select Katie and Lori as CKC’s newest Directors.

New on CKC’s Blog 

An orange crocheted toy is featured on one of the music album covers displayed at a bookstore.
Sonic Youth “Dirty” album cover at Half Price Books, Austin, Texas.  Photo: Suzann Thompson, 2021.

Our latest blog post, “Sonic Youth and Crocheted Toys” by CKC Board member Suzann Thompson, describes how a chance sighting of crochet in the record department of a used bookstore led her into an exploration of 1990s pop culture and knit- and crochet-based art.

CKC Music | Makers 

The Music Makers call for musicians

This week, in honor of CKC’s 10th Anniversary, we are launching CKC Music | Makers: A Knit Purl Jam & Acoustic Crochet – a contest for musicians to re/interpret historical songs about knitting and crochet that we found in CKC’s digital archive.  

CKC Board members Suzann Thompson and Callie Lasch created CKC Music | Makers to showcase the incredible variety of materials related to knitting and crochet in CKC’s Library and Museum Collections, and to engage creative people in using and sharing this rich, interdisciplinary resource. 

For more information, including deadlines and a printable Call for Musicians, visit our CKC Music | Makers page.  

Please share this contest opportunity with musicians and music lovers everywhere!

Membership Corner

Welcome to all the new members who have joined during the holidays and in the New Year!  Thank you all for being here! 

  • As a CKC Member, you are vital to CKC’s success. We love our volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, contact Marina Scott, CKC’s Membership Coordinator,, for more information and to learn about opportunities. To those who already volunteer — we are grateful to each and every one of you!  
  • We know when you vouch for CKC, you inspire new members to join and get involved.  So please share news of CKC and all it has to offer at your meet-ups, on social media, or with a friendly person your local yarn store!  Thank you.
  • Is your membership current? Click here to check that and renew!

Share Your News

  • Have you designed a new pattern, written an article, been invited to give a presentation, published a book, started a new craft group or craft initiative, been promoted in your guild?  Do you want to engage other CKC Members in what you are doing or in an event in your area? If you are interested in being featured, or have some news or events to share with CKC Members, click this link to fill out the form!

Upcoming Virtual and In-Person Events:

Vogue Knitting Live, New York City, February 10-12, 2023

CKC will attend Vogue Knitting Live in New York City, February 10-12, 2023, at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.  Pre-registration is required.  

Jennifer Lindsay, CKC President, will give a short presentation on CKC, and CKC will have a table with information about its digital and educational resources, 10th Anniversary activities, and membership.  

If you are planning to attend this event, please stop by.  We would love to meet you in person! 

To let us know of any events in your area, email us at  

Knitting & Crochet in the News:

By Anne Lies

February is Black History Month:

Doing good work: 

When worlds collide:

Stuffy Love: Amigurumi

So chic!

And lastly, February 23rd is National Toast Day, but if you’re not into toast, how about a… crawfish boil?

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!

Please visit CKC’s Newsletter Archive!  

January Newsletter Contributors:

Marilyn Huset, Anne Lies, Jennifer Lindsay, Marina Scott, Suzann Thompson