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It’s officially Fall, and you know what that means: Cool weather! Hats! Sweaters! Yarn! Yay!
Fall also means it’s time for the sixth annual I Love Yarn Day, sponsored by the Craft Yarn Council. The date is Saturday, October 15. This year the theme of the event is Stitch It Forward.
Stitch It Forward
Most of us remember learning to crochet or knit, and have a special fondness for the person who taught us. Wouldn’t you love to share your passion for yarn craft, and to be that special, always-remembered teacher? You don’t have to be a trained teacher to teach! Enthusiasm and a little bit of patience is all that is required.
You can find lots of resources from the Craft Yarn Council: free patterns (including some adorable Halloween ones like the banner shown here), a scavenger hunt with some terrific prizes (start now!), and gear (bags, hats, and t-shirts). In addition, a number of popular craft bloggers will be posting on October 15, offering their teaching tips, and providing free patterns. Check out the list of bloggers here.
There are lots of other ways to become involved. Take a look at all these special activities you can do to celebrate your love of yarn.
I’m packing now to head north to the New York State Sheep & Wool Festival, October 15-16, at Rhinebeck. I’ll be celebrating I Love Yarn Day (and the day after) at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds on the banks of the Hudson River, along with thousands of others.
If you plan to attend, please stop and see me in Building B. I’ll be in the Merritt Bookstore booth all weekend. At 2:30 on Sunday afternoon I’ll be participating in Tales of Yarn, talking about How to Write a Craft Book. Hope to see you there!
How will you celebrate I Love Yarn Day? Who will you teach?