After setting up our booth, with both personal and charitable projects on display, time just seemed to speed up. I met such wonderful people and had so much fun doing demonstrations on Tunisian crochet and the Amazing Needle/Knooking techniques.
|Irene and I take 1st and 2nd Place in first heat of|
"Crochet It In a Minute" contest at The Big E.
I also got to partake in the first-ever (that I know of) speed crochet contest held at The Big E that they called "Crochet it in a Minute." They allowed us to use crochet hooks that we're comfortable with, so I chose one that I recently purchased from a friend who is destashing a bit -- I never used the hook prior to the contest, and yes, I did threaten the poor little hook that it would be "kindling" if it didn't do me right ... I was kidding, naturally. I'd never willingly hurt one of my precious crochet hooks!! ... In the first heat, HHCC'er Irene and I came in 1st and 2nd, respectfully. In the second heat Chava and Grace grabbed 1st and 2nd place. If we were placed in order of speed, then I stand at an "Honorable Mention," coming in 4th. In the knit version of the contest, our Fluffy came in 2nd Place. :)
I also got to check out all the entries our members had entered for judging: as a collective we won several blue ribbons, 2nd and honorable mentions. I won 2 blue and 1 red for my pieces. There were some amazing-jaw-dropping entries this year, including a beautiful red fillet duster and a "Big E" theme tapestry!
And then came the dancing -- on stage! -- with the Connecticut Line Dancers! Even with my two left feet, I had such a fantastic time!
|Fluff had the moves, and even with my two left feet, she talked me|
through the steps of one of the Connecticut Line Dancers dances.
Oh, and I can't forget the fudge. Yessssss, fudge. Cranberry fudge from the Massachusetts building. Mmmmmmm. :)