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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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Monday, April 28, 2008

Operation "Let's get that information changed"

Ok Guys...next phase of Operation: "Let's get that information changed!"

Kory from the Merriam Webster company was GREAT! As you can see she gave permission to post her replies. So here's how it went down... I included my own.

The red is me, the purple is Kory. The top is the final communique, the bottom one of the first.

So now to find out who to contact on the website with the OUT OF DATE definition!

So, we now exhonorate Webster's, and get to the other folks out there ;)

Wow! Kory,
Thank you so very much for your kind responses, and very intreguing information! I really did find that interesting!
I will definately post your information on Ravelry, I've already put the call it quits sign for the emails :) LOL so if you are swamped, sorry. On to the next project!
Once again I would like to thank you for your kind answers, and very Crochet Excellent Attitude!


-----Original Message----- From: "Kory L. Stamper" Sent: Apr 28, 2008 8:06 AM To: Camano Made Subject: Re: AH HA! Eureka! I found it!

Dear Laurie:

Thanks for your replies. I may join the CLF on Ravelry when I get a chance, but in the meantime, feel free to post my replies there. If I know anything about the fiber arts community, it's that they value honest and complete communication, especially where string and sticks of various types are involved.I want to give you some background on the dictionary entry below. The first thing to know is that Reference.com is not a Merriam-Webster site. We do license some content for use there, but everything we have licensed is clearly listed as a Merriam-Webster dictionary.And here's where the crochet cotton tangles: the cited dictionary _originally was_ a Merriam-Webster dictionary. What Reference.com doesn't really tell you is that the _Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary_ was published in 1913 and hasn't been updated since. In fact, the 1913 is really a slightly-edited version of the _Webster's Unabridged Dictionary_ published in 1890, so most of the information contained therein is almost 120 years old at this point. The _Webster's Revised Unabridged_ passed into the public domain a while back and was digitized in 1996, which is why the copyright date on the electronic version of the book is 1996. If you around on Dictionary.com's "About" pages, you'll find that the book is actually the 1913. The link is http://dictionary.reference.com/help/web1913.htmlObviously, this error was caught by our editors relatively quickly and fixed in subsequent editions of the _Unabridged_ line. However, it lives on in the virtual pages of the _Revised Unabridged_. Since the book has passed into the public domain, it is out of our power to fix it or issue a correction--but we would hope that folks would use a more recently published dictionary anyway.I hope that this is helpful. Thanks for writing and have a good week.Cordially,Kory Stamper, Associate EditorMerriam-Webster, Inc.http://www.merriam-webster.com/http://www.wordcentral.com/http://www.merriam-websterunabridged.com/~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The jury's in on our new premium Web site! You be the judge with a 14-day free trial--examine the evidence at http://www.merriam-webstercollegiate.com/ today!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

At 10:37 AM 4/28/2008, you wrote:
Dear Kory,I copied and pasted the entry with the source information. I found it here:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/crochet Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary - Cite This Source - Share This CrochetCro*chet"\ (kr?-sh?"), n. [F. crochet small hook. See Croche.] A kind of knitting done by means of a hooked needle, with worsted, silk, or cotton; crochet work. Commonly used adjectively. Crochet hook, Crochet needle, a small hook, or a hooked needle (often of bone), used in crochet work. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc. Thank you for your time and patience!
Laurie Wheeler

Good Job Minions!

Wow, that was fast turn around!

A lovely person from the Merriam Webster company did contact me, and I'm sure you got replied to as well. I found the definition here in a list of definitions http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/crochet ! Check it out, there's some cool stuff on that page.

The very poor definition, however is from a Merriam Webster Dictionary, but it's an older definition, hopefully that is now changed, or will be in the future.

Just our luck someone at the Dictionary is a crochet enthusiast too! YAY!

They got a lot of emails folks! Well done! Let's see what else we can do...hmmmmm...

Calling all Crocheters!

Fellow Wielders of the hook, I would like to sound a call to action! We need to stand up for ourselves in what could seem like a small matter, but indeed is rather serious!

Webster's Dictionary has a terrible definition for crochet! I found this as I was searching for the french verb "to crochet" (crocheter) and how to conjugate it (yes, I am a nerd). I stumbled upon a large collection of dictionary definitions for crochet. Webster's definition was that crochet is a "form of knitting."

Ok, that's ridiculous and wrong. Crochet was never a form of knitting, ever. Nothing wrong with knitting, again I want to reitterate we are a PRO-crochet group, not anti knitting. Yet, how can we gain our own independant identity if we are constantly in the compare and contrast with a media that only truly shares the use of hand held instrument(s) and yarn?

So, here's what I ask of you! I contacted them already, and respectfully asked that the definition be amended. Here is how you contact them, please do so! And if you are a member of the CLF list that in your note to them! Or heck you can copy and paste the information below into an email to send them, if word smithing isn't your game!

To whom it may concern:

It has come to my attention that the Merriam Webster's Dictionary has the word "crochet" defined as a "form of knitting." As a member of the Crochet Liberation Front, I would like to respectfully request that this definition be amended.

Crochet is not, nor has it ever been a form of knitting. We are both crafts that utilize hand held implements that work yarn into fabric. However, knitting is worked with two needles and crochet uses one hook. The fabric is vastly different and the two have different historic uses.

Crochet is a textile art that uses a hook to make loops that produce a fabric. Historically crochet was used for making lace.

Thank you for your time, I look forward to seeing the definition revised.


(your name)

That should be good enough. Feel free to amend the words, or add to the defintion. This is just a prompt and suggestion for contact.

Let's see if together WE can make a difference! Just one small step to global domination! Muwahahahahahah!

Friday, April 25, 2008

And I wasn't even trying to cause trouble...honest!

Ok crochet boys and girls, gather round and fearless leader will tell you a story...

It all started last Saturday when I agreed to go with my friend to the county democrat caucus as a guest, because she was a delegate. (No this is NOT a political post, honest!)

I knew it would be a long, long day, so I brought a bag full of yarn and hooks. In fact, it was the tote bag I designed as a prototype for the CLF. On one side it says, I heart Crochet, and on the other "Who's your Granny Now?" (with a photo of funky squares)...

I spent a good part of that day crocheting, I ignored the frickas and hooked. I have a basketweave sweater I'm designing right now in a very fine yarn and wondering why I started at this point...Remember, I have no patience for long projects, I'm wondering if the sweater won't end up a vest...sigh...Ok, I digress, on with the story.

It was late afternoon, we were all tired, stressed, I was disgusted with the poor organization, I had to explain the process to more than one person who should have understood it, and they weren't young either...Hey, they used to teach civics, I wonder how many people actually listened some days...

So, anywho, my friend had just finished her speach to run for the next level of caucus and I had to use the rest room... I ran out, relieved my overstretched bladder (having taken my keys with me) and ran back to the subcaucus room. Once the preceedings were over, my friend was socializing and mixing, I went to go to the car to eat the rest of my sandwich. Believe me it was a long, long, long day with little time to eat, drink etc. (Again, I got much crochet time in, which is all important!)

When I got to the car, I couldn't find my key. Oh "*^*&^$", I said. I ran back to the restroom, searched for my key, and of course it was not there. I wasn't too worried, I have a rather distinct key chain. Not a key chain most people would possess.

I looked for an official type and began my quest to find the key. It was close to going home time, and well, my key was the key to getting home. I went up to a gentleman and asked for the lost and found, which had been packed up. So, he took me to a lady, one of the county party officials. The conversation went like this...

"Hi, I think I may have left my car key in the Ladies Room," said I. Smiling apologetically.
"Oh my, it's been a long day hasn't it." She said, nodding with understanding.
"Oh yes, well it's easy to know if it is mine, I have a rather unique keychain."
"Oh is it brown with stars, we found one like that." Her eyes were hopeful.
"No, it is white and purple and says, 'Proud to be a hooker!" said I, seriously.
Her eyes opened wide in shock, the gentleman gasped and almost choked, and I was wondering what their damage was when it dawned on me!
Lauging I raised my crochet bag, and grinning said, "I'm a crocheter, and founder of the Crochet Liberation Front, over 1500 members worldwide!"

Ok, I think I made their day, they laughed so hard!
In the end the key had got lost in the yarn, and I found it a few seconds later.

It was worth the whole dang day to see the looks on their faces. And like I said, I really didn't even have to try.


Originally uploaded by Alichka Ptichka

The Continuum Scarf by CLF member Alichka is our newest recipient of the Hookilicious award!

You must check out her project page on Ravelry! Wow, she has all of these lovely scarves, beautiful! What a elegant accessory for any time of year!

Well done Alichka!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mother's Day Roses Shawl

Mother's Day Roses Shawl
Originally uploaded by catherynlittlejohn

WOWWWWEEE! CLF member Catheryn made this GORGEOUS shawl intended for her daughter's wedding, but finished early...it's going to be a gift for someone else and then make another for her daughter...

I love this shawl, so beautiful! You must check out her work on Ravelry, again a very talented member of the Crochet Liberation Front...

Kathryn You have earned the Set My Picot Free Award for crochet excellence!!!

Echarpe peluche Hookilicious

Echarpe peluche2
Originally uploaded by lillicroche

Incroyable! Fantastique! WOW! This is amazing! I love this piece from Lillicroche, CLF member Extraordinaire!

This piece is duly awarded the HOOKILICIOUS award for outstanding crocheted skill and beauty!

Congratulations Lillicrochet

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Musings from the Big Cheese

I've been thinking about this so called, "Bad Attitude" that we get accused of having when we stand up for ourselves.

We don't even have to shout, swear, or say how we really feel, and be told it's our bad attitude, or the illusive chip on the collective crocheting shoulder.

Funny enough, I've been told that when; I've asked for parity in pay as a woman, asked for my order in a restaurant to be as I ordered, or asked for the conditions of a contract to be held in accordance to the words agreed upon by the signing parties.

So, why is asking for what we want, and saying we will not endorse places of business that do not meet our requirements of a definition set by us having a bad attitude?

Why is being assertive such a bad thing...Why do 1500 people on our message board on Ravelry agree that they have often been treated poorly in LYSes and other venues because of their love of all that is hookable only to be told that we are delusional, to get over it and take it?


Here's a theory, because we have been underserved, and misrepresented for so long we're just supposed to shut up and be good little girls and boys. We are supposed to just make do with what ever offerings are scattered before us and stay quiet in our little corner of the world.

Another aspect of the theory is that people love to group in packs, and though we are a diverse pack of hooking enthusiasts we do not often group together, in fact we have not created an identity for ourselves. Many of our kind feel it's just what we do, a skill passed down generation to generation, like cooking or gardening or other domestic skills... We aren't just doing this because it's trendy, or because a super star was spotted with hook and yarn in hand. We do it because a loved one taught us. We've learned because we quit smoking and needed something do with with our hands. We crochet because we saw a magazine with a really cool pattern on the front. We crochet, it helps us get through depression, anxiety, stressful jobs, divorces, PTSD.

We crochet for many reasons, but we tend to be loners. There aren't as many groups. It doesn't mean there aren't more of us, it just means we haven't grouped en masse. For a while we didn't have to at all, big box stores catered to our basic needs. Most of us didn't have trendy or upscale yarn companies marketing to us, so we didn't know that yarn existed. Now we do, we love working with all kinds of fiber, that includes acrylic. We can make anything our imaginations dream up. Now, we voice what we want...and that's a bad attitude? Hmmmm... Let's look at it a little more...

Today I was in my local yarn store, Pinch Knitter 's and the owner who is a fabulous knitter and crocheter was showing me the hooks she had got in...the smaller bamboo ones didn't look uber functional to me, the larger hooks (H and up) were fine, but she had a sample she wanted me to see if I liked. I lit up like it was Christmas...She knows I'll buy those. I offered to make crochet samples, and she is going to think about taking me up on the offer, after all she can crochet too...

Then as we discussed things, I said that she was definately on the crochet friendly list, because though she prefers knitting (nothing wrong with that at all) she is accomodating to crocheters. Then she said, "But you're the only one!" and the woman sitting behind me watching her friend learn to knit piped up and said, "Hey, I'm a crocheter"...and I laughed, "See, we're just afraid to come out of the closet..."

I cannot be the only one in the Camano Island-Stanwood area who crochets, that would be impossible...

Chip on our shoulder? Angry? Nasty? Bitchy? No. Just tired of being treated poorly and ever so happy when we are not.

Asking for what you want, being specific, and holding to it, is not a bad thing. Being assertive is not a bad thing. In fact how many of us as women (and some men too) have been taught to be good little girls (and boys), don't ask and we'll get what some authority decides we get...

Well, we're hookers, so defacto we can't be good little girls (and boys)...We're going ask for what we want, and if we don't get it, we'll go where we can get it...

That's not nasty, mean or rude...That's business 101.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Totally Kitschilicious!

Ravelry pics 013
Originally uploaded by walkerfrontjes

Ok, it doesn't get better than this little monsters crocheted for toddler fun! Isn't that part of what we're about? How many of us picked up the hook when pregnant, or when in the midst of childrearing? We can make safe, fun toys for our busy bees... and they are made with love and the kids know it!

CLF Member rockintwinmom, you did an awesome job on these! The pattern is Puppet Show by Regina Rioux Gonzalez .

Toddlers may love them, but I can see some grown ups having fun with puppets too...I know I would ;)

Ok...this is cool...

3/4 rotation - 13 of 13
Originally uploaded by snuffykin

CLF member snuffkin made this Lorenz manifold...the pattern created by Dr. Hinke Osinga and Professor Bernd Krauskopf from Mathematical Intellingencer, Spring 2001...

I would say this sets our picot free... Notice how mathematicians love crochet...Hyberbolics, Manifolds... We are the brainy craft...and this is a perfect example of beauty and brains...

Check this Lorenz Manifold out on snuffkin's project page for some really interesting notes, and fascinating process...

Snuffkin's you Set MY PICOT FREE!


And this poncho is HOOKILICIOUS

green poncho
Originally uploaded by thankfulgirltx

CLF member thankfulgirl your work on this poncho is HOOKILICIOUS! This is a gorgeous poncho, fun, fashionable and since it's a Jennifer Hansen pattern, really can we expect less?

Wonderful work, great photo, and you are one Hookilicious Babe!

Congratulations and keep up the fine work!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Some Clarity Regarding Crochet Friendly...A Rant

Harumph...That is what I have to say first and foremost, I am grumpy on this subject of what makes a store crochet friendly...

I think I've, no WE have been a little too nice about the whole thing. So, before I give a scathing report about a yarn store I visited today, I am going to offer us some real hard facts...

1) Crochet Friendly is something that stores EARN. They earn it from us, not the CLF, but the Crochet Community at large. I started the CLF, because I was deeply annoyed with how I have been treated in yarn stores, on internet forums, and at expos all because my chosen method of expression is crochet. How have I been treated? Like an unwanted pest, like a strange pimple on a pig's snout, unwelcome, unwanted, and well...the goo that gets stuck in your tennis shoe treads...Am I any of that? Hell no. Neither are you, any of you.

Part of being liberated is being able to say "HEY! I'm worth so much more than this!"

So, we know that our IDEAL store doesn't truly exist...Even the Hallowed Halls of Lacis do not hold us in the highest of esteem, but they are about as close as it gets to really crochet friendly. I've heard tell of a few stores around the country, nay! The world that truly cater to our needs.

Those get our greatest admiration, and when I frickin' find one, I will kiss it's tiled floor in reverence.

2) Crochet Friendly is criteria based:

a) Customer Service. If they snub us, ignore us, or anyone else for that matter well, that kind of knocks off the "friendly" side of the title right off the bat, now doesn't it? I'll take a friendly store with few crochet supplies over a well supplied house of Snobage.

b) Yarn: A good supply of yarn that goes beyond the ever present self patterning sock yarn, and worsted weight. Prices from way affordable to pricey...or just DECENT yarn...it doesn't have to be a huge buffet, just nice and usable for our average use.

c) THREADS of all kinds, gosh wouldn't that be a treat. I hear tell of a store in Florida that has a lot of crochet threads, and I know Lacis does...wouldn't it be lovely to have SOME crochet thread to find for the thready folk?

c) HOOKS...more than three sizes in the far corner PULEEZ...I mean gosh all those stupid needles and you give us this? How can I buy anything when I don't need five hundred "f" hooks...for the love of Peter, Paul and Mary, is having a decent Tunisian Hook supply asking for the moon?

d) Crochet Classes. Having any at all is a nice plus, but when you have them, listing them at the back of the book? Why? I mean "C" is pretty high up in the alphabet. Basketry and Beading come before it, if we are writing a list correctly...the "K word" most certainly does not. Must we sit at the back of the bus? (Yes, Yes we must so we can spit, spit wads of felted crochet at the stuck up snobs who have got my dander up.)

Extra credit can happen for lots of reasons...mostly cause they have heard of us...

So, now why is my dander up. Because I pretty much wasted an hour of my life, my friend's life, a treasured visit with my dearest friend and Raw Food Gourmand Chef, Gabrielle Chavez. I could have been cruising through really cool produce markets, eating yummies, and enjoying a trip at a spa today, but NO I chose to show her a "crochet friendly store" called the "Yarn Garden" in Portland, Oregon.

I had heard it was crochet friendly, an acquaintance even teaches classes there...but alas, no love for crochet that I could truly find. It was barely tolerated.

So, I decided instead of ranting too long about the ills I uncovered at the store, and my friend a non-fiber artist even commented, "Wow, I can see why you started your group!"

Here is some constructive Criticism of the yarn store:

I would certify you crochet friendly WHEN:

1) More hooks. The supply was pitiful, and I could only find three sizes of clover in any shape...
More Tunisian in different, especially larger sizes would be nice. Hey check out Stitch Diva if you wanna see what I mean. (Now there's someone who's got it goin' on!)

2) The yarns were good, I'll give you that.

3) Patterns clearly marked for crochet

4) More thread

5) One or two samples in crochet would be nice. I mean ZERO? When you have one of the greatest crocheters of all time teaching at your store you don't have ONE COOL CROCHET PROJECT UP? Sigh...and shaking head.

I really felt like it was assumed that you knit, that crochet was a side deal, and frankly I wasn't super impressed with the service. It was adequate, but not what I call friendly. ESPECIALLY for Portland's standards. Now, maybe the gal was tired, maybe she'd had a rough day...but considering I watched her help a knitter with alacrity, I figure those excuses just don't fly.

It's too bad: I had a budget of $150.00 and I only spent $37.00 ...Sheesh...I think that rated what a One Hook rating?

Come on guys, do us proud WE WANT TO SUPPORT YOU! Really! The yarn was the best part, but even then I only chose one yummy silk skein...I thought about buying more, but the vibes put me off.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Peacock bag 2

Peacock bag 2
Originally uploaded by nezumiworld

This gets a SET MY PICOT FREE! Award (or should that be Set My Peacock Free!)

This wonderful conception and piece was done by CLF Member Nezumiworld, From her Ravelry project page notes:
"Made with 28 gauge wire & goldfingering yarn
Small zip and matching silk fabric"

Phenominal! Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Kitchilicious...In the COOLEST of ways

scottie dogs 1
Originally uploaded by gailbeth1

Ok...this is a Set My Picot Free/Kitchilicous award winner...


Congratulations to Gailbeth our CLF member...

You are gifted indeed, and I wanna picutre of that Polar Bear rug done in thread...really... Awesome talented...

Wow! This Doily Sets our Picot Free!

hearts-a-twirl doily from crochet memories
Originally uploaded by maria3442

CLF Member Maria3443 you are hereby awarded the Set My Picot Free Award for Outstanding Crocheted Excellence!

This doily is phenominal! Love it!

Check out Maria's other lovely projects on Ravlery folks! She's a brilliant wielder of the hook!

Bargello afghan - Hookilicious

Bargello afghan - close up
Originally uploaded by Smurf_au

The award of Hookilicious for outstanding crochet glory goes to CLF HQ's very own Smurf...Smurf is one of the moderator's who helps keep my sanity on our active group...

Smurf makes fabulous afghans and other beautiful projects. I know for a fact she has an amazing attention to detail!

Check out her other projects on Ravelry!...This is the close up of the afghan that measures 5'x6'... Wonderful wonderful work!

Smurf...You have been awarded the Hookilicous award for outsanding crochet beauty and skill!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Rose Painted Scarf

Originally uploaded by ferosah

This piece sets all our picot free! This beautiful handpainted scarf was designed and made by by Ferosa Harold and featured in the Magazine “Crochet!” May 2004 Ferosah

She used a .085mm hook and sewing thread!

Stunning and amazing work!

You can see more of her work on Ravelry.com user name : Ferosah...

We bow before your skills and great talent Ferasah!

Congrulations you have been awarded the Set My Picot Free Award for out standing crochet glory!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

CLF Book Submissions, KEEP EM COMING!

Firstly I have to say, Crochet Liberation Front members are a terribly talented group of people! Wow! I've had great patterns and articles trickling in, but I still need more!
Am I ever sated? Never!
Insatiable, that's me!

Remember way back when I wrote a piece about self confidence, well don't make me get on my soapbox again!

You can do this, you know you want to! And it's a great thing to have on your resume! It doesn't have to be a non-published pattern, it can be a little something you've had on your blog, it can be a little something you've been thinking about...

Maybe you have a great article in your head; why you should block your pieces, or maybe a funny story about a hat that could have been a plant pot... Whatever you have send it to me! We'll work on it together!!

We have one month until the submission deadline. Remember to send me a photo so I can see the item in question, I'd like what you send me to be a close to complete as possible. Photos and all, if you need help with photography send me a message and we'll work on that!

The sooner it all gets in the sooner I can begin with the layout, and initial editing before sending it out to my corps of volunteer editors!!

This is OUR book, not just my book...Let's show the world what crochet is, what we can be, and who we are as people who love our hooks!

The best way to change things is to "Be the change"... Don't worry if you've never done this before, I've never fully published a book for public consumption before (I have for in-house work for companies) so it's all scary, for everyone...When I was little and my friend's and I were scared walking a forest trail, we whistled and held hands.

Here's my hand, and well we can all whistle together.

(note: edited to fix what spell check did not)

Christmas Reindeer Gloves

Christmas Reindeer Gloves
Originally uploaded by DeborahToo

These are so cute! These get the Kitschilious Award for outstanding Crochet Yumminess!

Christmas themed in April? Heck yah! I mean, next thing you know it will be summer, and then we'll be in fall and then we have to make all those Christmas presents, and TRUST ME you don't want to start in November :)

These are really cute! Made by CLF member DeborahToo! The Reindeer Head is from a pattern called Reindeer Head Ornament by Sandi Marshall.

This is a fun project and I can think of so many people in many family who would love to have themed gloves as presents!


NEW! Rate your LYS!

Due some interesting interpretations of what Crochet Friendly actually means, we on the CLF HQ Board on Ravelry.com came up with a criteria for rating LYS stores.

You now can go to the page
http://www.thesecretsofyarn.com/crochetfriendlylys/lyslist.html and rate your local yarn store!

I will be making a page for the website with ratings given by people...Note: It's really hard to rate most LYSes high or excellent in all categories because well, very few if any meet all of our criteria, BUT we have extra credit, and customer service has the most weight.

So come on down, make your voice known, be honest and proactive. Remember BE THE CHANGE!

Wonderful Wrap!

Originally uploaded by craftydiva

Craftydiva is the latest CLF member to be awarded the Set My Picot Free! Award for this great wrap! The pattern? Infinity Wrap by Kristin Omdahl, Interweave Crochet Winter 2007.

Check out her projects page on Ravelry! Stunning work, and great progress photos!

Congratulations Craftydiva!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Holy Hookamunga! A Special Hookilicious Award!!!

Originally uploaded by Tanja7301

Tanja7301 has been nominated and awarded the Hookilicious award for this AMAZING scene...100% crocheted and entitled "Handmade".

Her own design, made in one month according to her projects page on Ravelry. Her description reads: "… a crocheted baby is crocheting a baby watched by crocheted babies …"

I award her this with a SPECIAL attached to it! Amazing work Tanja!!

Congratulations and bravo!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Infant Tam w/strap

Infant Tam w/strap
Originally uploaded by M.E.Gurr

This is precious! Made by CLF member mqurr for her little girl to be!
Congratulations on the upcoming baby, and I'm sure she will be well turned out with such a talented mommy!

Mqurr you have been awarded the Set My Picot Free Award for outstanding crocheted goodness! (And being a stylish with it mommy!)

Hookilicious Hookers!

TracieCrochets an early Crochet Liberation Front member has nominated TWO CLFers for the Hookilicious Award for a) trying something new b) avoided SSS (second sock syndrome), and c) making up some fantastic crocheted socks!

I also award TracieCrochets with the Hooker Mentor award for helping Dani and Bluebutterfly make their first socks, and for promoting crochet as actively as she does!

So, Dani & Bluebutterfly you have been awarded the CLF Hookilicious Award for outstanding crochet bravery! (Doing something new can be nerve wracking! and good job making both socks!)

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