While it may not be the 80’s (or 50’s 0r 60’s or….) anymore, DJ Doris had something for everyone at Club Caron, a first-time event for Chain Link. Caron sponsored the Friday nite dance party so crocheters would have a place to socialize – and let off some steam – after a day of serious crochet classes. And let off steam they did! Starting with Jacque and her husband, Irv doing a bit of two-step, foxtrot and tango to Sinatra and ending (or leading into) some Village People (yeah, that’s an “A”), some Macarena, a bit of the slide and a chicken dance thrown in, among others. Kimberly McAlindin even got everyone dancing to her aerobic routine! And others preferred to keept their dancing shoes at home (that will change next year, guys) and had fun just sittin’ and chattin’. Goin’ strong from 7 til midnite!
Archive for July, 2010
What an event! The online praises are everywhere about Chain Link 2010, held in Manchester NH the first week of July. We hope you’ll be there next year – Minneapolis, July 27-31. There’s nothing wrong with planning ahead! You could never have more fun than be surrounded by non-stop crocheters everywhere – and knitters too, since this was a joint show with TKGA. But since I’m on the board of CGOA, my focus was on the CGOA events.
I have a few blog entries because we had way too much fun – and too many photos – to put in one post. So let me start from the first event: the Design Competition, chaired by none other than our bud – and designer extraordinaire – Doris Chan. My shots of Doris were way too blurry to show here – wonder why?? That girl never stops moving!
The first event was the judging of the Design Competition entries, aptly handled by Jean Leinhauser, Edie Eckman and Bobbie Matella.
Then all the entries were mounted to show them at their best.
CGOA had a wonderful volunteer professional photographer, so check out the photos on the Flicker pool on www.crochet.org.
As a knit/crochetwear designer, seeing people successfully make projects using my patterns is akin to what I imagine it must be like for fashion designers to see people on the street, wearing their clothes. When I first started out on this career path, I had to rely on people e-mailing me pictures of their FOs. Thanks to social networking options like FaceBook, Ravelry, Flickr and Twitter however, now it’s easier than ever to ogle stitchers’ work online!
I’ve particularly loved watching my latest Simply Soft pattern, the Urban Jungle slouchy beanie, being whipped-up by so many people over the past few weeks. It’s been a blast seeing the different color combinations and clever modifications, as well as the sassy model shots! Here’s a round-up of some of the beanies (and their makers), just waiting to be worn this Fall. Enjoy!
By (L-R) Naztazia, Kim White, Tbird & Crystal, and Lindsay517
Over the weekend we watched 2009’s Whiteout and although it wasn’t my favorite thriller of all time, it did have a couple of great, knitted pieces in it!
Here are are latest projects for your stitching pleasure! Click on images to get the patterns.