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Supporting our Community

Over the past few days the internet crochet community has been buzzing about our podcasters and their fates! Podcasting is going to start to really cost, many of our beloved casters don’t want to take sponsorship in order to retain their creative freedom…which means we the listeners need to help them out!

You can find Getting Loopy, host of the CLF’s Annual Crochet Awards (The Flamies), at http://www.gettingloopy.com   . Reluctantly, Mary Beth Temple has put a donate now button on her site (cause the community badgered her to! We love the show!), if you can donate please do!

The Yarn Thing Podcast also faces a similar dilema, and Marly could also use donations! You can find the Yarn Thing Podcast on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing .

We need to support those who support us! If you can’t donate anything, at least help get the message out there, any help is good help! Thank you so much in advance for anything you do in this great effort to keep crochet represented on the web!

The Complete List of Winners: The Flamies

Ok, I know I KNOW you were clamoring for the list, and the winners are CLAMORING for their awards. Tuesday was a really long day and well…YAY the list is here now!

I decided to make an Annual Crochet Award section on the CLF Website, so please go HERE to find the complete list of winners. I will have a list made for last year too, and in future you can check on the Crochet Liberation Front Website for lists of nominees and winners as we move this award into a more “real” state.

I have to apologize, once again a light hearted jaunt has turned into something apparently quite real and recognized. I’m often the last to figure that out, but luckily good friends are happy to remind me to get my act together and take it seriously!

Winners I will be contacting you with the link to your graphics for your websites etc tomorrow!

Once again a huge thank you to Mary Beth Temple of Getting Loopy, Darlisa Riggs of Crochet Uncut, all of the listeners and lastly but certainly not least, the winners of the awards for showing up full of enthusiasm and grace. It was a wonderful show, and if you didn’t get a chance to tune in you can download the episode from the Getting Loopy site or iTunes!

2nd Annual Crochet Awards Tonight!!

The day has come! The Flamies are here! The Flamies are here! I can now unveil the award and what it looks like!! I’m sooooo excited! 

Huge thanks to the talented Darlisa Riggs for her graphic arts contribution!

 

 Tune into the Getting Loopy Podcast with Mary Beth Temple, our beloved Josh McKiernan (who knows what antics he’ll help provide on the show) and myself Laurie Wheeler as we award the crochet public’s favorites for design, patterns, books, hooks, yarn and more! Don’t miss out, and you’ll find out who I’ve awarded the Fearless Leader Award and who won the Flaming Hook of Justice award!!

So don’t forget, TONIGHT at 9-11 Eastern/6-9pm Pacific the 2010 Crochet Awards are LIVE on Getting Loopy!!

Huge thanks to Darlisa Riggs of Crochet Uncut for her most beautiful 3-D design work on the Flamie Award this year! It’s gorgeous!

2010 Crochet Awards: The perks of being Fearless Leader

I’m getting so excited; The Flamies are coming! The Flamies are coming! It’s funny some people have interpreted Flamies to mean we’re putting down crochet, and have missed out on the fact that the standard of the CLF for all members to bear, is the Flaming Hook of Justice! The awards are named after our beloved Flaming Hook.

One of the best perks of being FL is the fact that I get to know who won in advance, AND I get to see the wonderful award graphics as they are being made by 3-D graphic artist Darlisa Riggs (publisher and editor of Crochet Uncut). OMG they are so awesome this year, a completely different design to last year, and if I could afford to have the trophies made for real I so would! Beautiful rendering by a very very talented woman, I can not wait until they get unveiled! Darlisa has requested we keep it hush hush until she gives the nod, so this is all I can say right now. What I will say though, is the winners should just be thrilled to have them, beause they are gorgeous!

Thank you Darlisa! Check out Darlisa’s work, her art website is linked in the top right hand corner of the blog! Please honor her talents by checking out her detailed and creative work! 

Don’t forget to tune into to Getting Loopy for the 2010 Crochet Awards: The Flamies. Monday, April 19 6pm pacific/9 Eastern!

CLF NEWS: The Flamies

Ok, I’m working on them, I really am! Between getting the retreat website up and running, and entering the Flamies into the survey (line by line….line by line), trying to ensure everyone’s name is spelled correctly, and their Ravelry ID’s are correct…It’s crazy time 😉

So, here’s what you want to know: Voting starts on next Monday  Today March 11! (I got everything done faster than I thought!), it will last for ONE WEEK. Please keep your eyeballs peeled to this blog for the links. I will also release it on Twitter, AND Ms. Mary Beth Temple has been kind enough to be our Hostess with the Mostest over on Getting Loopy! So tune in to listen to her show every Monday, and be prepared for the Flamie Awards to happen on April 19, 2010 on her show. It ain’t the Oscar’s but it’s entertaining!

The one thing I can tell you. My Fearless Leader Award has a winner. They don’t know yet either, but they will soon. I made that decision two weeks ago when I was wondering upon who’s shoulders I would bestow the most coveted of crochet accolades…You’ll ahve to wait and see 😉

Holiday Crochet: Gifts for Crocheters!

I am going to make a brief departure from our regularly scheduled posting about cool and quick holiday crochet gifts, and make a nice suggestion list for those who will gift US!

Over the years my husband has been very supportive of my hooking and yarn and fiber and wheel habit, some of his gifts to me have included:

  • Handturned crochet hooks (made by him)
  • Handturned Nostepinnes (made by him)
  • A rocking chair…yeah it’s crochet equipment, I sit in it to spin and to crochet 😉 (he made that too, yes I know I’m lucky!)
  • A hook holder
  • An Ott light because I asked for it. (Though I don’t like it, it’s not real light spectrum, it’s a blue spectrum light and that doesn’t work for my eyeballs.)
  • Light up crochet hooks, cause dang it they are too cool and can second as mini light sabers.
  • Several wads of cash to go buy yarn (as a present, not me just buying it).

So other than these nifty ideas I thought to make a list for you to give your Significant Other, Partner, Mom, Dad, Uncles/Aunts, Kids, Cousins, Friends, and co-workers.

  • Gift Certificates to craft supply stores or better yet your Local Yarn Store ( If they are nice)
  • Funky tape measures, yarn cutters, scissors, and stitch markers for crochet
  • Yarn bag
  • Plastic totes for yarn storage
  • Shelving for tote storage
  • Under the bed boxes for yarn storage
  • Cool crochet hook sets
  • Books: of course there is always our CLF First Ever Book, but there are others out there too! Everything from Amigurumi to How to’s. A favorite of mine is Lily Chin’s “Crochet Tips & Tricks”, it’s invaluable!  For the crocheter with everything, how about Mary Beth Temple’s lasted offering, Hooked for Life; Confessions of a Crochet Zealot” it’s a great read, lots of fun, and I don’t know a crocheter that won’t identify with one or more of the chapters! 
  • Subscriptions to your favorite crochet magazines are another great suggestion!
  • How about a membership to the CGOA?
  • How about signing you up for the Crochet @ Cama Retreat in 2010 sponsored by the CLF? Registration opens Dec. 31, so they can just make you a little card saying “Yeah! sign up for that!”

Any other good ideas for gifting US? Leave them in a reply here!

Deal of a life time! Mary Beth Temple @Webs!

Press Release: September 25 …Join author and designer Mary Beth Temple for the free debut of her newest workshop – Design It Yourself Crochet  FOR FREE on Friday October 2 from 10 – 12pm at http://www.yarn.com/ WEBS. Even if they don’t want to design for publication, many crocheters want to design a project for themselves. While most are happy just doodling with their hooks until they get the results they want, doing just a little preparation ahead of time will make the whole process so much easier – while ensuring that you don’t run out of yarn OR patience! Handout with class notes included. If you like, bring some sketches, swatches, pencil and paper and/or a calculator to play with.

 

Now folks, this is the opportunity of a life time! I have spoken to Mary Beth on several occasions, been on her show, and organized an awards show with her. I KNOW she’ll be a fantabulous (yes, it’s a word, cause I say so!) teacher.

We complain about no classes, and this one is awesome. Obviously if you can’t get to Webs due to geography then you can’t make it! But you if you are able to go for the LOVE OF ALL THAT IS FUZZY…DO IT!