Tuesday, April 3, 2007

The Fun, the Fiber, & the Friendships

I received my confirmation for the summer CGOA Conference yesterday; I'm so excited!  This will be my fourth Conference and I'm really looking forward to the fun, the fiber, and seeing friends again!  

Last year it was all about the Lacy Leaf Cocoon pattern that was featured in the
Spring 2006 Issue of Interweave Crochet. (Even I wore the Lacy Leaf Cocoon that later won a Blue Ribbon at a local fair when I combined it with a matching tank top!) This year I think will be a 'Doris Chan' Conference with many attendees wearing items they've crocheted from her book,  Amazing Crochet Lace. I know many members from my Chapter, like Priscilla, have been working on projects, as well as students in my Westport crochet classes.  It will be interesting to see how many "Chan Spottings" there will be!  Of course it will also be a lot of fun spending time with Doris and many other wonderful people!  :D

In the meantime, I have some designing to do.  Both children will be in the Fashion Show and this means Mini~Dee needs something special to wear "to the ball."  I also signed up to donate a bag for the auction which will raise money for the Helping Hands Foundation.

Counting down: 97 days.  Yes, I'm really looking forward to the Fun, the Fiber, & the Friendships.
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Anonymous said...

I already have 2 items crocheted from Doris Chan's book. I just love her patterns! ~Christy McMahon

Anonymous said...

Dear Dee,
Ah the fiber.... which brings me to a question I keep meaning to ask you. I love going to the fiber festivals and diving into luscious fibers. I find yarn that I love, puchase it, and then go in search of a pattern. Isn't this backwards? I struggle trying to find a pattern that will use this yarn I have purchased. For example, I bought a hank of Moorehouse Merino in a fabulous colorway and now can't find a pattern for the type and amount of yarn I have. I'm only an intermediate crocheter and don't feel I have the skills to create a custom pattern (besides a scarf!) and get all the calculations correct. Any suggestions for finding patterns when you already purchased the yarn?
Signed - an admitted fiberholic.... :)