Congratulations to all the winners of the Crochet Liberation Front’s (http://crochetliberationfront.wordpress.com) 2009 Flamie awards! SO many of the amazing crochet designers we work with were winners. All the years of hard work and daily perseverence in their craft has paid off, not only with these awards but with a well-deserved career that has inspired so many of us to pick up those hooks and get crocheting. Special congrats to Kim Guzman http://www.crochetkim.com for her multiple awards, to Doris Chan for her inspiring Everyday Crochet book http://www.doriseverydaycrochet.blogspot.com and to Vashti Braha http://designingvashti.blogspot.com for her Fearless Leader Award for High Fashion, stemming in part from her o-so-popular Tokyo Jacket in Country. It’s been given numerous Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com hearts and has its own forum thread – and there are a few crochet-alongs. Amazing work, Vashti!