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Are you ready for a VERY TWISTED HALLOWEEN??

Portland, Oregon are you ready for a VERY TWISTED HALLWEEN? Fearless Leader (me…and yes it is wierd to speak of oneself in the third person :))  has arrived, pirate costume in hand, spinning wheel, fleece and hooks galore!

Come on down to Twisted on NE Broadway tomorrow Friday October 30th from 5pm – 8pm and help us crochet a GIGANTIC spiders web…and meet what the Crochet Liberation Front has certified as “Possibly the World’s Most Gigantic Usable Hook!” made by our very own Jimbo! Infamous World Traveling Fiber Artist and Activist, Rockpool Candy is joining us all the way from Northern Ireland!!! I’m so excited to meet her LIVE in person!

This is going to be one heck of a party folks! Remember October 30th from 5-8pm, and Saturday (Halloween) from 12noon-4pm ! Join us we’ll be spinning and crocheting the web!

Check out our famous hooklebrity on Jimbo’s blog!

Spookilicous Skull!


Originally uploaded by Geminimind

Wow this is great, nothing like having your household skull kitted out for Spookilicious fun!

This is brilliant, made by Geminimind on Ravelry from the pattern by Woolyworm head http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hat-of-horns from the Anti-Craft, Samhain 2006.

So, I found my pirate hat as you know, I also found the ellusive L hook and a P, and several J’s…Got the fleece put together, the wheel (though I have to stop at the hardware store and grab some bushings for it…they keep popping out and getting lost…ah well a .39 cent fix 😉 LOL…), carders, and I think I’ll crochet me some quickie slippers on the drive down to Portland tomorrow 😉

Hubby is driving, kids are staying at home (first time by themselves but only for one night, they are at friend’s houses Friday and possibly Saturday.) EEK a coming of age for all of us.

I’m really excited to meet everyone, especially Rockpool Candy who is coming all the way from Northern Ireland! Shannon and Emily at Twisted have yet to meet, though I’ve been in their very very yummy yarn store! And I get to see Jimbo and Karol again, I swear the nicest couple in the universe 😉

I hope you come to see us if you’re in the Portland Area! Don’t forget Friday from 5-8pm and Saturday from 12-4pm…Be there or be round!

****NEWS****CLF Events!

This weekend I’ll be down at the Oregon Flock and Fiber checking out all the scrumptious fluffy goodness! If you are there look for me! Don’t feel shy come introduce yourself! Also, while there I’ll be inviting YOU and your friends to show up at Twisted on Broadway in Portland October 30th and 31st (yup Halloween).

International Fiber Artist and CLF Member Rockpool Candy has her mind set on getting crocheters and handspinners together to make a GIANT spider’s web that we will then felt somewhere, some how (workin’ on that). BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! Jimbo will be present with his GIANT HOOK, yup we’re going to see if this HUGE HOOK will make it into the Guiness Book of World’s Records for the Largest USEABLE crochet hook! I can’t wait to see this!

Event times:

Friday October 30th all day or drop in from 5pm -8pm to enjoy some festivities!

Saturday October 31st special happening kicking off at 12noon going until  5pm!

Fall Issue of Crochet Uncut!

Hey hooksters the unofficial official magazine of the Crochet Liberation Front: Crochet Uncut, has released it’s Fall Issue! Just in time for our itchy fingers to get busy!

Also a few places of note: The fourth weekend of this month called September, I’ll be trekking down to the Oregon Flock and Fiber with my good friend, nature photographer Bec Thomas to see fibery goodness, and hopefully hook up with Myra Wood who is teaching a wonderful class at this huge event! YAY!

Then my family and I are heading down to Portland Oregon for Halloween to hang out with Inga (Rockpoolcandy) and Jim (Jimbo) to do something with the world’s largest crochet hook, handspinning, crochet and a spiders web! Stay tuned for more information!

If you are a spinner/crocheter or like to goofy and are in the Portland area and want to help let us know!

R&R, Crochet, and heading home

The past five days have been wonderful, between the fabulous time I had at the Sock Summit on Friday and Saturday, and the wonderful and restorative visit I have had with friends here in Oregon City with my good friends,  I am relaxed, refuelled and ready to get back into the swing of things. (And I am REALLY looking forward to giving that big man of mine a hug when I get home!)

This week, I’ll get more pictures done of the loot I’m carting home, and decide (eep, that’s not going to be easy) on who wins what in the CLF Baby Got Drape competition. Tomorrow the drive will take me about five hours, and I plan on winding home leisurely while looking very forward to my next visit, which may be in September for the Oregon Flock & Fiber festival!

Any chance to stay with my dear friends Gabrielle and Thomas Chavez is grabbed up greedily! Gabrielle is a raw food chef par excellence! So, I always leave here not only rejuvenated by the decade long friendship and commeraderie, I also leave with a full tummy, and feeling very healthy! How’s that for bang for your buck! I want to give the Chavezes a little plug here, since there are a few spaces left for the Raw & Living Spirit Retreat at the end of August. It’s very very worth the time and exceedingly affordable and transformational experience!