Monday, August 31, 2009

2009 DFW Knit Out and Crochet Event!

2009 KOC
Saturday, September 26th is the date
10am - 5pm is the time!

As in years past, it will be held at:

Half-Price Books
5803 E. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75231


This year's 'theme' is a patriotic one!

Our charity donations will go to our beloved Soldiers.

We will be sending afghans to combat weary soldiers through "Take a Soldier Fishing", a Combat Warrior Crisis Network.

Our Contest:


  • There are no size requirements, but please keep in mind that these will be given to grown men & women. (Lapghans are afghans, too!)
  • Colors, styles? Choice is yours! Camo, red/white/blue, hunting, fishing, bright colors, subdued colors, ripples, blocks.
  • The only 'requirement' is that a tag be attached to your blanket. We will have tags available for you to fill out at KOC, and we will laminate them there.
Mike Nashif (president of TaSF) has asked that we attach a tag to each afghan so that each recipient will know the afghan/lapghan was made specifically for one of them. He'd like it to be more personal, less 'manufactured'.

*NOTE: You do not have to enter the contest to donate to the charity, and you do not have to donate what you enter in the contest. The choice is yours! If you are just entering and not donating the afghan, please let us know and make sure to collect your afghan at the end of the day.

Door Prizes

We will have some wonderful door prizes! Each winner will be given a choice of prizes to choose from! We don't want someone who just crochets to get knitting needles & a knitting book, and an only-knitter doesn't have much use for a crochet book that comes with a couple of hooks! (This will also eliminate someone ending up with something that they already have!)