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Yarn lovers to celebrate 'I Love Yarn Day' on Oct 11
Oct '13
Yarn lovers in the US are all set to celebrate the ‘I Love Yarn Day’, on October 11, 2013, when yarn enthusiasts get together and share their love for knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving or plainly just adore fiber. 
The second Friday in the month of October is celebrated as ‘I Love Yarn Day’, a tradition which began three years ago when various yarn communities got together to celebrate the passion for yarn, by inviting yarn enthusiasts to share their zeal for knitting and crocheting, which has now turned into viral event that trended on Twitter last year.
According to the Craft Yarn Council, an industry association in the US, there are nearly 50 million people of all ages who know to knit, crochet, and craft with yarn, and this day brings them together to share their love for the craft.
Mary Colucci, executive director of the Craft Yarn Council, said the idea for celebrating the day on this scale began last year, when the event was a huge success on social networking sites.
Response to the website and Facebook page of I Love Yarn Day was amazing, and thousands of enthusiasts posted their plans of how to commemorate the day, she added.
Various organizations would also be hosting special events during the day, such as the Second Annual I Love Yarn Day Community Blanket Marathon, organized by the Over the Rainbow Yarn shop in Maine, which invites yarn lovers to get together and knit eight-hands around blanket, where one blanket would be knitted by a group of eight people.
The Craft Yarn Council plans to host a one of its kind yarn-filled flash mob, where yarn lovers would get together to knit and crochet in San Francisco’s Union Park.  
The yarn community of Prime Publishing would help celebrate the day by posting brand new knitting and crocheting patterns on their yarn blog ‘Stitch and Unwind’. The publishing group would also be organizing a ‘Show us your stash’ contest where participants would get the opportunity to win pack full of goodies including free yarn, crochet and knit books, crochet thread, and more. 
Enthusiasts can also celebrate the day by posting interesting crocheting and knitting patterns on the I Love Yarn Day website.

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