Sunday, March 29, 2009

I did it in public!

Last Thursday, March 26, I attended the gathering of the Midwest Folk and Fiberfest Art Fair at Barnes and Noble bookstore.I had been a few months ago and the crowd is growing. Everyone is so friendly and fiber-fanatic. Every imaginable needle art is represented and the group is so interested in what everyone else is doing.

I am in the process of making a free-form crochet creation to celebrate National Crochet Month, playing along at NatCroMo on Ravelry. That's what I was working on. When I held it up to show, a knitter in the corner, exclaimed, "Them crocheters got better drugs than we do!" Oh, funny young man who just leanred to knit a hear ago!
See my creation on my post about National Crochet Month.

I offered to teach kids classes at the fair last year, but they didn't fly. While I was at the meeting, the organizer Carol approached me to submit crochet classes again this year, but for adults. She said she didn't have luck with any kids classes last year. It's understandiable: parents need a day out to themselves once in a while.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

National Crochet Month 2009

It is halfway through the month of March already and I have been celebrating the annual "National Crochet Month" that we started many years ago for the members of CGOA. I am enjoying a "Crochet-A-Long" with my Friends at Ravelry and the party group, NatCroMo. Each day our extremely creative Kaet sends us a little clue and we use that to create our free form piece. If it is anything like last year, it is just entirely amazing how crochet can turn out to look so wonderful, different and exciting at the hands of each individual following the same prompts!Here's what I have done so far.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Crochet Liberation Front-Crochet Awards

I was humbled recently to be nominated along with four other wonderful women who have made huge contributions to the crochet world, Margaret Hubert, Candi Jensen and Carol Ventura, for the "Individual Lifetime Achievement" Award. Congratulations to Margaret Hubert who received the most votes! ..and as they say at the Academies,"It was an honor just to be nominated!"

Conceived by Lauries Wheetler, the Crochet Liberation Front (CLF) is an on-line group which has a website, podcast and book. Here's what Laurie says about the group and if you want to join, go to www.ravelry.com

""We use hooks and are darned proud of it! If you are like me and are tired of the crochet apologists out there then raise a hook and cry freedom! (Knitters are welome as long as they are nice to us)
Come on gents and ladies, join me, hold your hooks high!
This is a place for we who can use anything (including duck tape and bandaids to spaghetti) to make anything (that’s right from pink flamingo tp roll holders to wedding dresses and doilies!) to stand up, straight & tall, and scream out that we are GREAT!

That’s right! Gone are the days where we hide our love of hooking! We are crocheters and we are proud, we deserve to be identified as more than the kid sister of knitting!"