On March 16th, the CLF (Crochet Liberation Front) held a crochet awards ceremony. Just like on TV the Oscars Basically, for a while people were allowed to nominate others for particular categories. Soon, weeks later, the voting ended. March 16th was the night Mary Beth Temple hosted live on Blog Talk Radio the winners, as well as speaking with the winners.
I was nominated for 2 categories. 1) Best Crochet Design For Adults 2008, and 2) Best Crochet Designer Children 2008.
To my amazement, I won Best Crochet Design For Adults 2008! And the lovely showstopper? The Dragonfly Shawl!
You can read all about the recap of the evening at the Crochet Liberation Front on Ravelry. You can also here Mary Beth Temple’s live broadcast of the award ceremony here. What a night it was. So many big names. So much talent. That was history. The first crochet award ceremonies in history.
I never, ever thought I would win. If you happen to listen to the podcast, I am on at the very very end. Unfortunately there was a malfunction, and a lot of people got dropped from air. Fortunately, I was one of the last to be on, so I am at the very very end Let’s say public speaking, or well, podcast speaking is not my expertise! Hah, when asked what issue my Dragonfly shawl was in from Interweave Crochet – “uh, ummm. Ummm.” Of course I knew it was the Winter 2008 issue!! I for the life of me could not get it out. That is Lisa public speaking for you.
Now, I can teach a class crochet, I can talk about things to groups of people, when I have an agenda. My “thinking” part of the brain is thus paralyzed, so I just talk, no issues, no problems. Until I am conscious, that is, lol. Well, maybe I did not do too bad…
I cannot thank all those individuals who voted for the Dragonfly. The talent that night was overflowing. And there I was, up there, with those who are part of the new era of crochet, paving its new path.
THANK YOU! Really, a heartfelt thank you. I was sincerely not expecting this award.