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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.

Beware Defamers of the Hook!

Beware Defamers of the Hook!
Like Joan of Arc, and the Scarlet Pimpernel we are here to seek Justice!

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Monday, December 31, 2007

Another Hookilicious Piece!

Green crochet blanket in progress
Originally uploaded by Spirelle

This goes to show how a very simple double crochet blanket can just be beautiful! Spirelle (user name on Flickr and Ravelry) put three yarns together to make this stunning blanket!

It doesn't have to be complex to be gorgeous!

Beautiful Spirelle!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

So worthy!

Originally uploaded by tiff crochets

This gorgeous Butterfly book mark was made by Tiffcrochets!

So pretty, and dainty, and usable!

Check out her other wonderful crocheted items on Ravelry.com

Tiff you do beautiful work!

This is definately worthy of the Set My Picot Free award!
Hooks Raised! CLF SALUTE!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Nifty concept! Great Carpet Bag!

fulshotof carpetbag
Originally uploaded by dudleyspinner

The Set My Picot Free Award Today goes to....

Dudleyspinner (a ravelry user) who makes really neat crochet items as a TRUE crocheter will! With anything.

This bag is made with unspun roving. She has a tutorial on her blog
http://dudleyspinner.blogspot.com/ .

Check it out!

Dudleyspinner we salute you!

Sunday, December 23, 2007


J&C at maya and steve's wedding
Originally uploaded by frecklegirl

Ok, Jess and Casey get the Set My Picot Free Award for founding, operating, and devoting way too many hours of their lives to Ravelry.com.

Here is the happy couple, who are tooooo cute for words. And even though Jess plays with pointy sticks we still love her. Casey, or so the rumor mill has it, has a fondness for hookers so we give him a thumbs up.

Thanks guys, you've given us a really cool place to play...and um...ORGANIZE!!! We wouldn't have the CLF if we didn't have Ravelry!


(Bob too, cause we know he crochets when you aren't looking.)

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Another Hookilicious Award winner!

Shawl 1
Originally uploaded by ruth4crochet

This beautiful lace shawl was crocheted by Ruth4Crochet another CLF member!

We are so blessed by so many talented folks...I'll be blogging photos till the cows come home at this rate :) WOW!

Absolutely stunning!


Originally uploaded by cata.santiago

I'm awarding this the Hookilicious award...it's a lovely piece...

This is an original design by CLF member Mimicat

Check out her work on Ravelry.com or her blog

Beautiful work Mimi! I love the crispness of the piece!

Living with dial up is hard

Some days there may be odd things on this blog...just know I live on Dial UP.

So even if it's an oversight on my part...we'll just blame it on dial up.

Someday Verizon will bring DSL ONE MORE MILE DOWN THE ROAD to my house...and I'll have to find something else to blame for strange, odd, or bizarre happenings on the blog. At the moment, however, we'll just say...dial up did it.

Friday, December 21, 2007

More Award Winning Crochet

crochet sweater
Originally uploaded by audrey_b_morris

Another great piece of crochet work by Craftymom! She sites the pattern as Earthy Delight by Tammy Hildebrand.

Goregous and lovely work :)

You have earned the SET MY PICOT FREE AWARD! Craftymom!!

More Phenominal Crochet!

Majestic Pineapples22007-1
Originally uploaded by wendy_shepard2001

Wow! This is indeed Majestic and is CLF's own Blondi's creation!
Amazing. Truly a lovely specimen of crocheted lovliness.

BTW I live on dial up and that's why I haven't posted more wonderful things!

Blondi! You have eared the SET MY PICOT FREE badge of honor!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

TWO Crochet Friendly LYS in Washington State

TWO great yarn stores I was able to spend money, get what I wanted, needed and can use...Sunday it was Diva Yarn and Trim in Port Townsend, WA. They could shout out about Crochet a little more. BUT, they have great resources, good tools, and good products! They were also quite friendly, and had no problem helping me with questions and service!

And Today it was A Dropped Stitch in Sequim, WA! OOOOOH I can't wait till their website is up! I will definately be ordering from them in the future since they carry the VERY things I've been looking for, for a while ;) They were the more crochet friendly of the two stores, having the crochet items merchandised more equally to the other fiber art supplies.

WOW Both great stores!

Which stores do you find most CROCHET FRIENDLY leave a link in the comments section for others to find!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Neopolitan Ice Cream Hat Flap Detail

Neopolitan Ice Cream Hat Flap Detail
Originally uploaded by kibathediva

This got a "That hat is awesome" comment from my hip teenage daughter (who is now ready to kill me for calling her "hip")...

Definately deserving of the Set My Picot Free Award!

Kibathediva! You rock.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

healthy lunch

healthy lunch 600x450
Originally uploaded by CopperScaleDragon

The first of many Wonderful CROCHETED pieces to be featured here!

This just caught my attention! Who doesn't need a healthy lunch?
Made by our very own CopperScaleDragon (also known as Jane, but Jane isn't as fun to say as CSD)

This shows the sculpting possibilities that crochet has to offer.
If you get a chance to check out Jane's work on ravelry.com or flickr be sure to let her know how cool she is!

Ma'am you have been awarded the Set My Picot Free Award...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Badge of Honor

Originally uploaded by CMHS yarn & designs (laurie wheeler)

This is the OFFICAL badge of honor. I will be blogging photos that meet into this catagory. (My criteria of course, which is COMPLETELY at my whim.(...

Keep tuned in...it could be your lovely item that makes it here!

Monday, December 3, 2007

CLF Begins Diabolical Plans

The CLF is growing beyond anything I had ever hoped to see on Ravelry, and here on the web!

Members are dissatisfied with the current state of affairs in the kind of patterns made available to we, the crochet community.

We're not mad. We're tired. Yes, we are fatigued from the act of thumbing through books that claim to serve us, only to find that we have been thrown a few scatterings of crumbs.

You see they say we don't spend money. Well, do you spend money on things you don't want, need or use? Neither do I! Never fear though, the CLF has plans, big plans, some would even claim these plans are diabolical.

You see starting in the New Year we are planning a collaberative Crochet Liberation Front Pattern book. That's right, with contributions accepted from CLF members. Good old Lauracroft (that's her Ravelry ID) made the suggestion, and I have to admit it is sheer brilliance.

What I've said all along, we have to stop complaining and DO SOMETHING! Tell people what we want, demand it, and yes, design it!

There are some great publications out there, and designs ARE improving, but we still have a long way to go. Let's prove it to the publishers, and designers, and the yarn industry that we are WORTH so much more!

There are more of us people! Let us LINK our selves together, united in cause and we can make a difference!

If you haven't joined us on Ravelry yet, please do so! If nothing else you'll get a good laugh as your read through our posts. Our goals are simple! We want to have a good time, and we love Crochet, and we deserve to have what we want, NEED and USE!

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