While we're waiting for the official pictures about the CGOA's Fall Conference, I thought I'd post this picture of the Design Competition entries as they were displayed on the Vendors Floor. (Complete list of the winners can be found here on the CGOA's blog.)
I did not compete, but I do know that Doris Chan deserves a standing Crochet Hook Ovation for all the hard work & hours she put into this event: the accepting of the entries, labeling them, hauling them to North Carolina, setting up for judging, lining up the judges, repacking & resetting up on the Vendors Floor, repacking the winning entries and hauling them to the Fashion Floor, finding volunteer models, repacking and hauling & setting up the items back to the Vendors Floor, and then repacking and hauling the entries back home to then ship back to everyone. Exhausted yet? I am -- in just thinking about it! And she does this as a VOLUNTEER! You so rock, Doris!
Here is a link to a local newscast of the Knit & Crochet Show -- watch it and you'll see Doris in the background safeguarding & discussing the entries with an admirer!
Normally we say, "What Happens at ChainLink Stays at ChainLink," but when bribed with a pretty skein or hank of yarn, it's pretty easy to spill the beans. Or so I hear. (lol) This was the second year Caron Yarn sponsored the rockin' "Club Caron" dance party. If you go, you'll want to brush up on your Chicken Dance -- it's quite popular! And yes, that is me in the lower right dancing with Kathleen Sams of Red Heart Yarn. So much fun!
Jane Rimmer, the CGOA's Treasurer, was also spotted getting her hooks wet, kindasorta -- if you were shopping the Vendors Market then you saw her working on the Coral Reef Project started by participants in Marty Miller's class. The project was to bring awareness of marine life destruction. Awesome job ladies!
OK, my phone is ringing. I suspect its another yarn bribe. If so, you'll want to come back and see what other juicy details from the ChainLink Conference I let slip... whahahahahaha