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I started the CLF as a joke on Ravelry, back in July of 2007. The joke was on me, we're a real group, that seeks to liberate ourselves from stereo types about our craft and ourselves. Other than being called "Fearless Leader", I'm a designer, mother, editor, wife, hand spinner, yarn addict, incessant reader, and over all geek in the coolest of geeky ways.

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

CLF Updates: Book, Podcast, Website

I've been a little less visible online as of late, mostly because my non-virtual life was exceptionally busy with crochet related, and yarn related activities (designing items for my local fair entries, writing my CLF Yarn Club Newsletter, and doing handspinning demonstrations). So, I thought I would let you know where we stand with some of our very cool projects!

CLF First Ever Book:

Still working on it! Working as fast as I can, keeping as accurate as I can, and organizing as fast as I can, so I can shoot it off to editors. Working very closely with our wonderful Technogoddess and her marvelous graphics skills...Let me tell you, that cover will so rock your socks off!

Podcast: CLF Global Domination Report...

Working on it! I have to edit an interview I did with my friend Bec Thomas, who is not only a brilliant nature photographer, but a rearer and shearer of Angora goats (you know, the cute fuzzy things that give us mohair), interesting talk about the history of the breed and it's uses as yarn, and kinds of mohair yarn. Be prepared for some chummy banter, she is my best friend after all, and well if you think I'm outrageous...Um yeah, that's why I'm editing :) LOL...

I will also go a little into just who this "Fearless Leader" person is, and why I started the CLF...the real reasons, not just the joke part...and how you guys have unwittingly helped me over come one of the most difficult years of my almost 39 years on this planet.


CHECK THIS OUT! It is still being developed, and I'm working on that too...LOL this only having two hands thing is getting TERRIBLY old!

http://www.crochetliberationfront.com/ is now our home domain! Cool huh?

Feel free to check it out, I'm still working on making more pages and CLF fun, but for right now that's where we stand!

Last but not least, if you are heading off to Manchester, NH for the CGOA Chainlink in July you have about 1 week to get your orders in for our Manchester, NH '08 Ltd. Edition buttons!

These are made in America, and are fair trade...well ok, I do all the printing and cutting, and putting them together..so it's my sweat, and my labor in my living room :) These are fun and they go away July 6th! So get 'em while they are hot!

Our Store: http://www.thesecretsofyarn.com/CLFStore.html

Proceeds help me get us to Portland for the Fall Knit and Crochet Show. Guys I need help to get there...but that's an issue for the podcast.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Kitschalicious Wedding Dolls

Bride and Groom 1
Originally uploaded by magicatt

CLF Member Magicatt made this cute couple and child for her brother's wedding... It represented them becoming a family, and was definately made with love...

This is totally cute, and I'm all warmed and fuzzy from reading the story on the CLF Board on Ravelry....How sweet, and another memory made!

Magicatt you have made a Kitschalicious Memory and are duly awarded...(This really is really really really cute!)

Here comes the ....Set My Picot Free Award!

Wedding Afghan
Originally uploaded by RobynRenee

CLF Member RobynRenee created this very lovely afghan (charted it herself!) for her wedding...What a gorgeous piece of work, a labor of love and a special memory to add to the special day.

Robynrenee you have totally Set OUR PICOT FREE! Congratulations on both the afghan and the nuptials ;)

Hookalicious Holders

Originally uploaded by pelagia63

CLF Member Pelagia made these really cute plant holders...what a cute way to have hanging bouquets as the summer blooms come into color!

I think this is a really neat idea, and it's very pretty! So Pelagia you are duly awarded the Hookalicious Award for making me smile and say, "oooh that's pretty!"


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Jaw Dropping Fantastic...

gothic pineapple shawl
Originally uploaded by CopperScaleDragon

CopperScaleDragon is duly awarded the HOOKALICIOUS award for outstanding crocheted goodness for this VERY SEXY Gothic Shawl!
The pattern is from a book called "Decorative Dress" by Marina Archangelskaya, (c) 1983.

This is the most amazing shawl...stunning...truly stunning.


Crochet Monkey Business

Originally uploaded by pugmomma79

Ok this little fella is tooooooo dang cute! CLF Member PugMomma made this funky monkey using a pattern by Needlenoodles (check it out on Ravelry.com)>

PugMomma this is 100% Kitschalicious goodness...Everyone needs a little guy like this on their desk! WAY to crochet!

Crochet In Public Places!

Originally uploaded by ladiesfancywork

Wow now this is truly deserving of a Set My Picot Free Award!
CLF Member Ladiesfancywork, created this bicycle post cozy and has it placed in her area (WOULD LOVE THE FULL STORY!) for bicycles to have a cozy place to rest...

Ladiesfancywork, You are duly awarded the SET MY PICOT FREE AWARD!

Nice work!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I Got Ewe Babe! Crochet Friendly!

I just wanted to personally award Sonny and Shear's, I got Ewe Babe store for being a Set My Picot Free worthy Crochet Friendly store...

They advertise regularly on our board on Ravelry, and the are so PUNNY! They always make me laugh, and the fact that the owner has done only a little crochet (I peeked at her profile on ravelry) and yet is so welcoming to we who hook...well heck she is duly awarded the Hookalicious award personally as well...cause that kind of openess to all that is creative (any fiber medium) deserves and award or two or three!

Thank you for being there!

You are duly awarded both the Set My Picot Free Award and the Hookalicious Award...

Hey if you go there for supplies, tell them the CLF sent you and that you love them being kind to us hookers :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Keychains and Buttons...

Get ready for it...soon.

We have CLF keychains available HERE! and coming soon...Buttons. Very Soon...like maybe even later today...

Friday, June 13, 2008

Hookalicious! Spring Scarf!

pink flower vines scarf
Originally uploaded by Andricongirl

CLF Member Jellibat made this gorgeous scarf by modifiying the flower trellis stitch out of one of the Harmony Guides. She sells these scarfs out of her etsy store! Check out her projects page to see more awesme lovelies!

Jellibat, a) very cool name. b) You are duly awarded the Hookalicious award for creative accessorizing :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Totally Kitschilicious!

Originally uploaded by lightsoutdesigns

Ok what's worse than biting into an apple and finding a worm?...

Finding half a worm...Bah dah domp domp...wah wah wah wah....

Ok so I like lame jokes too! But this apple and worm FO from CLF Member Lioe is anything but lame! This is wonderful!

Lioe used "Little Apple and Worm" pattern by Anna Paula Rimoli.

Very very sweet...Lioe you have been duly awarded a Kitschalicious Award for an oustandingly cute FO! Congrats!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Jasmine Vest Sets our Picot Free

jasmine vest3
Originally uploaded by NataliekeRu

Check out CLF member NataliekeRu's projects! Wow...This vest Sets our Picot Free! She used a motif from a Japonese magasine but the vest construction is all hers!

This is a delicate and beautiful representation of crochet...Congratulations NataliekeRu! You have duly been awarded the Set My Picot Free Award for oustanding crocheted loveliness!

Hookalicious! Baby Mary Janes!

Originally uploaded by ravelryjinxy

Ok these are positively cute! According to CLF member jinxy this is a great stash busting project! She's made four pairs, using "Baby Mary Jane Skimmers" by Silvia Schuchardt.

Jinxy you are duly awarded the Hookalicious award for making really cute shoes :)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Crochet Liberation Front: Adult Book Planning

Yes, we are planning the Adult Book, which may or may not be entitled "Lusty Loops" or perhaps, "The CLF all growed up" though there may be more than one book and many titles (since you folks have got my brain working on a series of more mature crochet items)...

Anyway, to understand what folks really want out of a more "mature" book I've set up a survey and would love to hear what you have to say and see what you want!

Click here to take the survey!

Thanks so much! It's making life editing the first book, a little easy to know where we're heading after this :) LOL...I'm trying to organize in advance...

When will I accept submissions for the next books? Probably sometime in October. Stay posted...let's get the first one done ;)

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