Well, the holidays are over. Huge sigh of relief. They weren’t super stressful here in the Wheeler house, in fact they were nice and calm. However, now it’s time to get back to business! CLF Business.
1) We need nominations for the 2nd Annual Crochet Awards: Please make them here. I will close nominations February 3rd, 2010. I will then get voting up for a two week period. Voting is open to the public.
Also if you are in the “industry” and want someone (designer, author, etc) nominated and don’t want to do so due to wishing to remain anonymous, please feel free to pm me on Ravelry.com or email me, and I’ll the people/person/design to the nominations.
2) Retreat! Ok, time to book your accomodations! From now until May 2010 (may until June) our cabins are slotted for our retreat! If you want your pick of scenic views book today! Information on booking cabins at Cama Beach State Park, as well as alternative accomodations can be found at the CLF Website. Registration begins soon, book mark this webpage and check frequently! http://www.crochetliberationfront.com/retreatregistration.php
3) Stay tuned to the blog. This year I have a few new plans for the blog (more pages, new information) and will continue working on making our website special and prettified!
And yes, the second book will be coming out…still a bit more to do. Sadly, group projects have to deal with group schedules 🙂 And we’re all juggling as fast as we can…I can promise this: It’s worth the wait!
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CLF Member MoonCobress made this stunning stole! And her Ravelry project notes are excellent! She used Kal Mistry’s Apple Blossom Stole pattern which is available for free here http://www.theinsideloop.com/Issue2/Patterns/appleblossom.html
MoonCobress I adore this piece, I would so wear this piece, you have set my imagination and my picot free! Congratulations, you are duly awarded the Set My Picot Free award for stunning crochet!
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We interupt the regular scheduled programming of the Blog for an important announcement!
As you know I have offered to help Candi Jensen, Executive Producer of Knit and Crochet Today bring awareness to the public about the need for underwriting dollars and private donations.
Folks we’re starting to get down to the wire, and yes Candi has secured some new underwriting dollars, and yes the donations are beginning, but we are only about half way to where we need to be in order for Season 3 to hit the airwaves in January! By the middle of September we need to be fully funded! So, crocheters, knitters, yarn lovers if you can donate $5, $10, $20 or heck $50 to the show, you will be listed as a donor on the website and make history!
Did you know that the show is the number one rated of it’s kind in the USA? And it even got nominated for a Regional Emmy!
If you haven’t been able to see the show, you can check it out on the Detroit PBS Website! If you want a sneak peak of Season 3 check out this interview with Debbie Maccomber on the Knit and Crochet Today Website!
And to donate? Easy peasy just go here! http://www.knitandcrochettoday.com/donate.html
You can also sign up for the upcoming newsletter and register to get free patterns! YAY! Check it out!
If you can help please do! This is such a great show and Candi Jensen is a brave and talented woman for tackling such a great venture!
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CLF Member Happy Banshee made this fabulous free form hat! I adore it. Happy Banshee you are duly awarded the Hookalicious Award for outstanding crochet!
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Originally uploaded by Yekaterina
CLF Member Liana made this fabulous skirt! It totally sets our picot free! Fun, sassy, and red hot!
The pattern is by Patricia Pepe.
Check out the project notes here on Ravelry! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Liana/patrizia-pepe-crochet-skirt
Congratulations Liana! This is a fabulous, fun and fantastic skirt!
You are duly awarded the Crochet Liberation Front Set My Picot Free Award for outstanding crochet!
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Call it a cozy, call it a bag, this is so darn cute!
CLF Member KAshmore makes these really cute bags to hold your Gadgets! The pattern is available for download at her Etsy store,
KAshmore pat yourself on the back! These bags have earned you the Kitschalicious Award for awesome crochet kitsch!
Hooks Raised, CLF Salute!
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Tagged cell phone cozy, CLF, cotton crochet, cozy, Crochet, crochet award, Crochet Liberation Front, crocheting with cotton, easy crochet patterns, Etsy, Kitschalicious, pattern downloads