In the Loop, July 2022

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July 2022

July Highlights

Sharing the news, and some easy activities and links for those precious, quiet hours.

Mosaic Knitted Banner, 2021.  Photo and Banner: Suzann Thompson.

Annual Membership Promotion Ends Tonight!

During July, CKC’s Annual Membership is $8, and Sustaining Membership is $28. That’s it! And it comes with so many benefits! A free pattern, supporting a great cause, and much more. So go ahead — decide what level of membership support feels right for you.  Renew or extend your membership today — and get one for a friend! 

Visit or go to and click on membership! 

We want to thank all new and renewing CKC Members for your support!

A close up of textiles with the words "we have a winner!"

Many thanks to Membership Coordinator Marina Scott for donating four Annual CKC memberships to give away during our July membership drive.  

Our winners are Harriet Christabel @woolly_ninja, Cashman Kerr Prince @cashmancreates, Eva Frederick @evacharlesanna, andCorrie Bryant-Habib @1120magnolia, all from Instagram. Congratulations!  We’re glad you’re part of CKC!

We posted the giveaways on our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook feeds. Next year we’ll post on TikTok as well, so if you’re not following us on social media, now’s the time to do it. 

A screenshot of CKC's tiktok page
At long last, CKC is on TikTok @centerforknitandcrochet, and we have to say that choosing music to accompany knitting and crochet is fun and surprising.  See you there!
We’re also on Instagram @centerforknitandcrochet, Twitter @ctrknitcrochet, TikTok @centerforknitandcrochet, and Facebook at KnitCrochetCenter.

Scraptastic: A CKC Ravelry Group Make-Along 

Join us on Ravelry for a Make-Along using your leftover skeins and scraps. Motivated by scarcity, thrift, or sentiment, making with scraps is a time-honored practice throughout most world cultures. Whether you are making a memory shawl or blanket to keep, or creating cheerful items to wear, give as gifts, or donate to a local charity, please join us on Ravelry and share your projects and stories.  We’ll keep this thread active for a while.  

Photo Montage, L-R: Hope H. Negus, Crochet Afghan, Wool (Detail), ca. 1930s; Tetsuko Hattori, Patchwork Patterned Knitted Pouch, ca. 1990s, CKC Crowdsourced Collection #2020.006; Jennifer Lindsay, handspun wool “hexipuffs” made for a Beekeeper’s Quilt — a popular pattern designed by Stephanie Dosen Hart of Tiny Owl Knits, 2020. 

Knitting & Crochet in the News:

By Anne Lies

I know you’ve been on the edge of your seat… We have a winner!

Giving new meanings to “yarn therapy”

From the Department of I-Beg-Your-Pardon?

Not your average string art

Fiber underfoot

Taking crochet to the streets:

Fiber artists hard at work

Seeking sustainability

And… Mesmerizing… How multicolored specialty yarn is made

Your Voice Matters!

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Please visit CKC’s Newsletter Archive!

July Newsletter Contributors:

Anne Lies, Jennifer Lindsay, Marina Scott, Suzann Thompson.