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In the Loop, May 2022

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May 2022

CKC Elects New Directors

CKC elected two new Directors at the Annual Meeting on May 4, 2022.

Please join us in welcoming Carol and Kerry!

Carol Slotkin of New York returns to CKC’s Board after a brief hiatus to assist with communications initiatives, including CKC’s Newsletter.

Kerry Kaleba of Virginia brings arts management experience to CKC to assist in developing public programs and exhibitions.

We look forward to introducing them to you in June’s Newsletter.

Mystery Magazines

Thank you! to all who supported CKC in May by purchasing a Mystery Magazine and making extra donations. You can still purchase a Mystery Magazine here while supplies last!

Oversized sweaters and graphic patterns are back, and CKC’s cache of fun vintage knitting magazines from the 1970s and 1980s will provide you with plenty of nostalgic inspiration.

All remaining magazines will be shipped this week!

CKC Ravelry Group Refreshed

We’re updating CKC’s Ravelry group!  Please meet and welcome Sheena Pennell, CKC’s newest Ravelry Group Moderator.  Sheena, a CKC Member and volunteer, recently reorganized the group’s discussion threads to encourage conversation, and she has new activities planned for members in the coming months.

Photo Courtesy of Sheena Pennell.  

Sheena writes: “I enjoyed reactivating CKC’s Ravelry Group during Mystery May. I am a writer and knitwear designer from the Pacific Northwest. I have a background in art conservation with an emphasis on textiles. I served as a living history volunteer for seven years until Covid and a cross country move put an end to that.

I love a good chai latte and have way too many cats. In my free time, I can usually be found researching history and/or trying to find a way to remove all the cat hair from my supposedly clean laundry.

Please join me on Ravelry to share your favorite mysteries, photos of your pets, and, of course, your projects! I look forward to meeting you.”

Click here to join and participate in CKC’s Ravelry Group!

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?  Don’t miss out on the CKC Newsletter and other 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.

Detail, Wool Granny Square Afghan, early to mid-20th Century. Photo: Jennifer Lindsay

Knitting & Crochet in the News:

Don’t forget: June 11th is World Wide Knit in Public Day!

  • The most knitterful day of the year!

Knitting IS for Everyone

Fiber and Tech and Art, Oh My!

These Kids Today…

Stitchers for Peace:

Viral Fibers

Time to Knitflix and chill? Someone recreated the Netflix logo with yarn (and it’s glorious).

Your Voice Matters!

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

Please visit our Newsletter Archive!

May Newsletter Contributors:

Anne Lies, Jennifer Lindsay, Sheena Pennell, Marina Scott, Suzann Thompson