Ok…yes dear crochetiers I have not slept, yet. I spent the night doing some CLF admin work, including completing the “ballot” for the 2010 Crochet Awards, the Flamies!
You can cast your vote by going to http://www.surveymonkey.com/2010Flamies Please note: Voting will take place from today March 11, 2010 until Monday March 22, 2010 11.59pm PDT. (Yes, Daylight savings approacheth)…
Please let your voice be heard…and keep your eyes posted right here on this blog for more fabulous photos and links to designers websites, books, etc etc etc, so that you can make informed voting decisions!
The Crochet Liberation Front is the proud sponsor of the annual Crochet Awards, hosted on Getting Loopy with Mary Beth Temple, the Awards will be hosted on April 19, 2010 on the Getting Loopy Show!
Please visit the CLF official website to get your copy of the CLF First Ever Book on .pdf and register for our Fall Retreat!
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 😉
FO? What’s that? An FO is a Finished Object, as opposed to a UFO which is an Unfinished Object 🙂
Today’s FO in the Spotlight is by CLF Member Traciecrochets, aka Tracie Barrett! Tracie participated in the CAL hosted by noneother than CLF member and online radio Diva, Mary Beth Temple for the Beaded Thistle Shawl.
Tracie finished this piece for the WIP competition Short Track Shawl competition. Meaning Tracie completed this in three days! What a hooker! Works in Progress were given their own category. What a stunning entry, what a fabulous pattern, and great Design from Mary Beth.
Stay tuned to the CLF for more yummy, gorgeous, or down right inventive FO features!
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!
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Due to a majorly bad headache that scrambled all of my ability to think (or hold down food), I have made several erros on the announcement of Mary Beth Temple’s class.
So it’s Mulligan time:
The Class is THIS Friday at WEBS in North Hampton, MA (mass, not maine)…It IS FREE, and available to all crocheters who can get their hinnies down there! We want you all to represent, and it’s a great opportunity if you can get there!
More details can be found on Mary Beth Temple’s Getting Loopy website .
Sorry for the confussion, my fault, and yes, the headache is gone…
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!
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First Iwould love to share the great news that Mary Beth Temple’s Hooked for LIfe is going into it’s second printing! Hah, we kept saying the crocheters could read! Congratulatoins to Mary Beth Temple on that brilliant good news, and I have to admit that after the review here on the CLF Blog; I have read and read the book at least five times 🙂 Love it!
I WANT MORE LIKE THIS!
By the way, it’s Monday and that means Mary Beth Temple’s LIVE podcast happens at 9pm Eastern/6 Pacific at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mary-beth-temple! Don’t miss her show!
And more information about the competition!
Someone posed this thought/question “Is it not unfair to have lace entered or open work because they automatically drape?”
Nope. It’s not unfair, and one reason is that they do not always automatically drape. I make lace so tight I don’t need starch. And, if you use worsted weight yarn and a g hook you get stiff no matter what, you may end up with a “drapier” fabric that way, but it will not necessarily produce drape.
We want every kind of drape you can think of in crochet: Solid fabric, open work, lace, swatches of all of those…what ever. Send in your photos PLEASE!
The more PROOF we have the better, and I promise a WHOLE BLOG PAGE to the results!
Remember the competition ends August 9th! I want pictures!
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