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CLF NEWS:2010 Crochet Awards Nominees for Best Designer, Free Form

Yay, what ever little code gremlin was interfering  with my Ravelry usage has been fixed! Crochet be praised! Now we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming of showing off the work of the nominees. Now, I knew I couldn’t get through all of the categories before the voting ends on Monday, March 22; however that will not stop me from posting information about the various categories.

And I have a thought for next year, I will have two new categories, so please remind me, or I’ll remember to just put them in the Nominations group ahead of time. I’m going to split pattern books into “Compilations” and “By an individual” because really they are different animals entirely.  I am also going to have a category for the best non-pattern based design…I haven’t come up with the name, but as you all know many of us who crochet DO NOT USE patterns, and it’s not all free forming, some of us just go “Commando” in our crochet and do without patterns. I think those people should be applauded too…so, that’s for the 2011 Awards 🙂

Also, another quick note, any one may suggest nominations for next year, but I think I will be creating a nominating committee as well, because frankly we could have had a LOT more participation in the nominations (some people were very diligent however!), so once the committee is formed I will post about it here on the blog and you can suggest your nominations to the committee as well as on Ravelry.com. I think it will make the whole thing a lot more stream lined and I won’t have to scramble so hard next year. After all, I may have a day job then, and I will need a lot more help?

Day job? What is this about a day job? LOL That’s another blog post my friends, and well I have to get an interview first, so on with the Flamies’ show!

The nominees for Best Designer: Free Form are: (Please note these photos are merely a single representation of the designer’s work.)

Karen Barnaby

Miroslava

Amal 

Renate Kirkpaatrick

Ellene Warren      

Margaret Hubert

Prudence Mapstone

Myra Wood

CLF NEWS: 2010 Crochet Award Nominees for Best Designer (Accessories)

Voting has begun with a bang! It’s so much fun to watch the voting from my end of the internet, in fact there are some very close races between brands and designers, it will be interesting to see how it all pans out! You can make your vote count by going to http://www.surveymonkey.com/2010Flamies !

In the mean time enjoy some more pretty pictures of examples of designers work! Now, I will remind you that these are just one photo each are not representative of the designers entire work! So to see more go to their pages on Ravelry.com or browse the internet.

Also, if there is someone you want to see nominated next year that wasn’t this year, make sure you join the CLF and make your nominations for next year’s awards! Nominations are taken through out the year from Crochet Liberation Front members and then the voting is made open to the public. There’s no grumbling allowed, you like a design or a designer than nominate them. It doesn’t have to be anyone well known, especially since this industry is made of so many people and many talents go unsung, so go for it in the future, make your favorites known in time for the nominations!

These are the nominees for Best Designer (Accessories)

Jennifer Bensen nominated for her collection of shawls and scarves  

Eclat Du Soleil nominated for her collection of shawls

Danielle Kassner for her collection of wristlets, mittens and socks

Kristin Omdahl for her collection of wraps & shawls

Drew Emborsky for his collection of handbags & hats

Linda Permann for her collection of accessories and jewelry

Remember these awards are not paid for by yarn companies, publications or other industry insiders, the CLF foots the bill, so please stop by our website order a T-shirt or bumper sticker, get your copy of the ground breaking CLF First Ever Book or better yet, sign up for our retreat! You can do this at http://www.crochetliberationfront.com!

Team Flaming Hooks Featured FO of the Day! Flower Cuff

Originally uploaded by Crafty Kitten

 

CLF & Team Flaming Hooks member Amanda Lynn made this really cute Flower Cuff using Motif 40 & Motif 36 (which is underneath the wrist)  from Edie Eckman’s Beyond the Square.

These cuffs are super hot fashion items right now! Actually they have been with the hipster/teens in my area for the past year and a half or so! I can’t count the “orders” my daughter has gotten from friends to make them, and how cute they look!

These are the perfect project to spruce up your spirits, get some immediate gratification WHILE improving your skills or learn new stitches, or…even better, just make something fun!

Well done Amanda Lynn!

Jelly Yarn…yum!

Yeah, yeah, I know year’s retrospective…it’s coming I promise! In the mean time may I please be allowed to amuse you with my most recent obsession?

Jelly Yarn. Yes, you heard me, Jelly Yarn.  Yes, it is my new obsession. It just arrived today. Talk about blow my mind!

First of all I wouldn’t have figured it to be as supple as it is, and yet, it is very supple. Using lotion or lip balm on your hook makes it really glide, but I found I had to be a little careful with how much I put on my hook, otherwise it became a little too slippery for me to work with.

So here’s the first of my experiments with ye olde Jelly Yarn!

Still working with it to figure out it's full possiblities!
Made from “Vanilla” Jelly Yarn, it glows in the dark!

So, I’m working making it “block”…not that I really tried blocking it this morning, I basically got the yarn out of the box, picked up a hook, put some Bert’s Bees Lipbalm on it, and away I crocheted. I am liking it so far!

My next crochet attempt was with a crocheted rose, single petal at the moment, since I had to actually get some work done today, but I will more than likely at least edge it with the pink glow in the dark Jelly I have too…and the rose shall be part of a funkified belt I’m designing for my daughter 🙂
A funky rose for a funky belt.