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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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Friday, March 28, 2008

CLF First Ever Book Updates!

This is a message from the Fearless Leader!

The CLF First Ever Book, is accepting submissions from CLF members. Whether you are a new member or old hook please consider submitting either patterns or stories, hints/tips, ideas, and other crochet related information and crochetainment.

How do you know if you are a member? Well, you will have joined us on Ravelry.com. If you haven't signed up yet, then do so! Once you get your invitation then join the Crochet Liberation Front Headquarters group!

I've heard rumors, and I dont' know that I believe them too much, that Ravelry isn't very crochet friendly and so people aren't joining. Oh, come on guys! Jess and Casey are very crochet friendly, and you can't change things by not being active!

They have heard our cries, whining and even bowed into some polite demands :)

If you do not represent the hook, who will? Remember, "If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem."

Join us! And if you have joined us, then submit ideas hints, tips, it doesn't have to be patterns. Many crocheters don't use patterns and we KNOW that! But creative ideas are always helpful! Check out the locked and stickied thread on the CLF Forum, follow the links to get all the information you need to submit patterns, recipes, and articles/hints/tips.

Vive Le Hook!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

This Ducky is Kitchilicious!

Originally uploaded by dust.inthewind

Ok this is just too darn cute. I have have a soft spot for duckies anyway, and this little fella needs to be picked up and cuddled!

This critter was made by CLF member Dustinthewind, and she has been awarded the Kitchilicious award!

I love this ducky!

Fiber-fashionista's Ruffled Shrug

Originally uploaded by fiberfriend1

This is just too cute! If you are on Ravelry you must go to Crochet Liberation Front member Fiber Fashionista's project page and check out the other photos!

Fiber Fashionista! You have been awarded the Hookalicious Award for outstanding Crochet Hipness.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Stringamig You are Hookilicious!

afghan square
Originally uploaded by lrandolph

Ok guys, you know I'm into freeform, and here is a grand example! CLF member Stringamagig made this gorgeous free form afghan square! Hookilicious is what I call it! A totally hookilcious square!

Stringamagig you have been awarded the Hookilicious award for outstanding crocheted excellence!

Check out her other fine and wonderful projects on ravelry!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

CLF Global Domination Report ...Yes we have a podcast

Ok, I did it. I started the CLF Podcast. It's short, it's rambling, and you will indeed hear the clarion call of sheep.

The podcast will be a monthly affair and due to having a genius of a daughter, she suggested that you write in questions or requests and I answer them in the podcast (kind of like call ins on a radio show)...keep it crochet related! LOL....

I will try to get interviews with folks like you, and hopefully provide you with some hooking humor!

I hope you enjoy the podcast!

Absolutely Hookilicious!

Signs of Spring Capelet (back)
Originally uploaded by elizaday418

This original design was by CLF member Elizaday418. This caplet is phenominal! She followed her love of a fillet pattern and turned it into a wearable that looks just stunning on her!

Check out her work on Ravelry! Gorgeous!

Elizaday you have been awarded the Hookilicious award for uncommon crocheted beauty!

Hook on!

MidAtlantic! This WIP Set's our Picot FREE!

simply diamonds close-up
Originally uploaded by midatlantic

Ok I don't normally award WIPs but this one is awesome! I love the stitchwork, and the pattern design!

Midatlantic you have been awarded the Set My Picot Free Award!

The pattern is called Simply Diamonds and is by Rita Nici. Beautiful!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

CLF First Ever Book Submissions Begin!

Hey there!

The CLF First Every Book submission process has started! We'll be accepting submissions of patterns, stories, hints, tips and more from now until May 5th (or so). You don't have to be famous, you can be, you don't have to have written a pattern before, or you can have, you can need help or want none...give it a shot! We want your stuff!

We need patterns for garments, hats, scarves, socks, critters,dolls, doilies, you name it...Use your creativity, use your imagination!

Let's make this our dream book!

To submit you need to be a member of the Crochet Liberation Front on Ravelry. To check out the guidelines go to the locked and stickied thread in our discussion group and follow the links!

Hook on my friends, hook on!

Fearless Leader :)

Friday, March 7, 2008

This Bag Sets OUR Picot Free!

Bag (full)
Originally uploaded by lprajogo

lprajogo you are awarded the Set My Picot Free award for outstanding crochet!

This bag is great! From reading the notes on it's project page, I doubly award you for having the wear with all to finish the bag! Being as bored as you were with the single crochet, but then enjoying the detailing of the project!

By lining, adding embellishments, and a zipper you did what it takes to make crochet go from being "good" to GREAT!

I award you the Set My Picot Free Award!

Ooooh another Kitschilicious Award!

Fire Crab 001
Originally uploaded by THE Mollywobbles

Mollywobbles this little Firecrab is tooooo dang cute!

I love it! You get the Kitschilicious award! The Pattern is called b13-31 Tortoise or Turtle by DROPS design http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/drops-design

Really really cute!

ElisaM Phenominal Crochet!

Originally uploaded by Elisa Monroe

WOW!!!! This is phenominal! Truly outstanding, gorgeous, and well words cannot convey the absolute wonder of this gorgeous piece of Bruges Lace by our CLF member ElisaM!

ElisaM you have been awarded the Hookilicious Award for outstanding Crochet Beauty!

Check out her other projects on Ravelry folks! This is talent!

Thank you Smurf for pointing out this gem to me! If you are a CLF member and you have suggestions for our awards please send me a private message! I'm always glad to take your input!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Hookilicious! Cerublu's IMPish Horned Earflap Hat

Impudently IMPish Earflap Hat
Originally uploaded by cerublu

The "Impudently IMPish Horned Earflap Hat by CLF member Cerublu is phenominal! What a piece of work, really! This is definately hookilicious, and deserving of awards!

Well done and congratulations Cerublu! You have been awarded the Hookilicious award for outstanding crochet!

Pseudoscorpion this Pie is Kitschilicious!

Sherry's Crochet Food 027
Originally uploaded by PrettyCranium

Ok, I like crocheted food! What can I say! This is so awesome! A slice of cherry pie guilt free!

This great piece was made by own Pseudoscorpion, CLF member and crocheted food afficiando!

Pseudoscorpion you have been awarded the Kitschilicious Award for outstanding novelty crochet! (and we mean that kitsch is cool...in the coolest of cool ways!)

Hooks Raised CLF SALUTE!

The pattern is called Cherry Pie and is by Sherry Rohekar.

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