Reason to Join a Local CGOA Chapter #2: Special Guests

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Post by Stacy Vaka of Crochet Kitten.

Welcome back to my blog series on what it's like to join a local CGOA chapter! I joined the Prince William County chapter of CGOA back in January, and I've been writing about what the experience has been like. You can find links to the whole series on this post.

Honestly, I've been having so much fun with this venture that's it's been quite difficult to prioritize my top 10 reasons to join. However, next month our chapter is excited about the opportunity to welcome Lion Brand® Yarn Ambassador Shira Blumenthal to our monthly guild meeting!

This is absolutely an opportunity that we could not take advantage of without being involved in a local chapter, as Lion Brand requires a minimum of 100 guests before they'll send their ambassador out for an event. And not only will we all have the chance to play with Lion Brand yarns, rumor has it each attendee will get a special gift.

UPDATE: Our little guild's visit from Shira was a roaring hit! (I say "roaring" because Shira's Twitter handle is @ShiraRoars.) We did get a wonderful little goody bag stuffed with a tape measurer, notebook, Laugh with Lola comic book, reusable shopping bag, a catalogue of Lion Brand's complete line (including their premium LB Collection, which is only available online), and a skein of their new Shawl in a Ball in our choice of color. Just one skein is enough yarn to make a whole crochet shawl! I can't wait to try it out on my Clapochet pattern.

Oh! And check out the second photo from the bottom in this blog post from Shira. That's me with Shira, both of us wearing sweaters made from Vanna's Glamour! She's wearing Lion Brand's Curvy Girl Drop Stitch Pullover and I'm sporting my Dolled Up Blouse. What a fun evening it was! And I just want to give a big thank-you to Shira and Lion Brand Yarns for their visit.


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