People We Met at TNNA


We at CLOVER were fortunate to have the opportunity to visit with the this dynamic knitter and crocheter at the TNNA show. Lily won the WORLD’S FASTEST CROCHETER contest and has been named Master Knitter by Vogue Knitting International. She loves to work with Clover’s needles and hooks.

Lily Chin, named a “Master Knitter” by Vogue Knitting International, has designed knitwear for magazines and yarn companies for nearly 25 years, and she has worked with designers Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, and Isaac Mizrahi. Her work has been on the backs of celebrities and super models, from Racquel Welch and Vanna White to Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. She is the author of Knit and Crochet with Beads, The Urban Knitter, and Mosaic Magic, and she has written the “On Designing” column for Knitter’s Magazine and the annual “Focus on Fibers” report for Knit ‘n Style. Lily also is the reigning champion fastest crocheter in the world, a title she defended in October 2004 at the world championships in London. Lily Chin regularly appears as a spokesperson for the yarn industry in media across the U.S., including in publications such as Time, the New York Times, USA Today, and on TV: The David Letterman Show, the CBS Early Show, DIY’s Knitty Gritty, E! Style Network’s Craft Corner Death Match, Lifetime’s Handmade by Design, HGTV’s Sew Much More, and CNN. Lily Chin has lived in New York City nearly all her life and has been involved in some aspect of the fashion industry since age 13. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, and was educated at Queens College, City University of New York.

Carol Porter, Lily Chin and myself. The dress Lily has on was crocheted with Clover's Tunisian Double Ended Hook. It was awesome! The sweater in the photos below was made using the same technique, and was featured in the Winter 2010 issue of Interweave Crochet. What an inspiration this young woman is to all of us who love crochet!


Interweave Crochet Sweater


Interweave Crochet Sweater



Carolyn Hennesy and Clover

Back row: Left to right, Eva Plosker, Raquel Serrano, Alicia Salazaar, Phil South, Carol Porter, Bill Gardner. Front row: left to right, Edith Eig (owner of La Knitterie Parisienne), Carolyn Hennesy, me.

You may recognize her as the 2010 Daytime Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress nominee for her role as Diane Miller, a smart, sassy mob lawer on the daytime soap opera, General Hospital, or as Barb Coman, the real estate agent from ABC’s primetime hit Cougar Town. And guess what! She loves to knit! Carolyn loves knitting with Clover’s Takumi Bamboo needles. Her favorite knitting store is La Knitterie Parisienne in Studio City, California, where she’s learned some tips from owner and designer Edith Eig.

You may read the entire interview with Carolyn in the News section on our web site.

It was a delight to meet Carolyn and to share her excitement at seeing all the yarn possibilities at the show. Not only is Carolyn a known actress, she is the successful author of the Pandora series. I’m reading the first one in the series and thoroughly enjoying it.

She left the show with some awesome yarn and I can’t wait to see what Carolyn’s finished projects will be. Hopefully we will be able to get some pictures and share her creativity with the needles on the blog.




Edith Eig and Carolyn Hennesy

Edith Eig and Carolyn Hennesy

Edith Eig and Carolyn Hennesy (pictured on the right)

Edith Eig is the owner of the Needlecraft shop to the stars in Studio City, CA and one of our popular guest demonstrators as well as a staunch supporter of Clover’s Takumi Bamboo knitting needles. We always appreciate the time with Edith and delight in learning knitting and crocheting tips.

Carolyn is wearing a scarf I knit using Pagewood Farms new Pearl Yarn.  It was quick and easy and so much fun to work with.


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