Friday, October 21, 2011

Crochet Liberation Front 2011 Retreat..

Fearless Leader Laurie (left) and the Extraordinarily multi talented Julia (right) giving Dippy a thrill.  No wonder he's smiling!

New but already Dear friends, Jacqui and Alan from Australia.  Jacqui was a star student in my carving classes.  Alan.... well cowboys used to describe a friend as someone who they'd trust enough for company during a river crossing.  I'd cross the river with Alan.

Dear friend, amazingly talented hook maker, equally amazing crocheter, and fellow hook geometry researcher, Julia.

The lovely and super talented crochet instructor, Karen (left) holding her "hookane" (a Jimbo first edition),  Famous freeform crochet artist and excellent carving student, Jorel (center), and just about the sweetest crocheter you could find, Janet, who grew up helping her woodworker daddy.

A photo in the new Lodge.  Can you spot the crocheter?  heh.

A part of the "break out" session that Julia and I organized to narrow down the functions of various aspects of crochet hook geometry.  Very informative.  More to come on this topic.

Spent several days recently at the second annual Crochet Liberation Front (CLF) retreat where extremely talented crocheters and crochet instructors gathered for classes, socializing and note comparing.  I was lucky enough to be invited again as an instructor, teaching hook, button, and shawl pin carving.  It was an awe inspiring event.  I was able to meet new friends, catch up with old friends, and whittle to my heart's content in an idyllic setting.  It just doesn't get much better.

More to come.... some really exciting things are unfolding. 

Happy week-end!!


Amy said...

It was great to see you again, Jimbo! I'm admiring my lovely new hook, and Dennis is researching the wood. I think I spotted the crocheter in the photo! And the talker. I wonder if I actually had a point to make. ;-)

mireya said...

the hookane is a wonderful and beautiful idea!! i absolutly love it ^_^

Mary/May said...

Looks like alot of fun!

Shar said...

I want a hookcane!

AberrantCrochet said...

Yeah I want a hook cane too! LOL! Thanks for the kind comments Jimbo! Miss you already!


Karen said...

I Love my crochet hook CANE!! :)