April 18, 2011 was THE crochet event of the year! The 3rd Annual Crochet Awards (The Flamies) started off with a bang on both the Getting Loopy Podcast, hosted by Mary Beth Temple in New York, and for the first time a live red carpet party was happening in Georgetown, Texas with “Fearless Leader” Laurie Wheeler!
What an evening! My apologies for socializing when I should have been podcasting! Talk about an evening of multi-tasking!
We had guests fly in from Washington State, North Carolina, and folks drive in from around Texas, and the local Georgetown crochet and knit crowd did themselves proud. It was a packed room! We created magic wands for Annie’s Gifts for Chemo (I’ll do a story just on those), and of course at any CLF event there are goodies and prizes! Not bad for an idea I whimiscally came up with all of a month ahead of the event! Next year? It’s gonna be magic!
I sat on the balcony of the Landmark podcasting, enjoying the warm Texas evening, while the revelers partied the evening away! Couldn’t stop their cheers for our Flaming Hook of Justice Award winner though, it was deafing! I still have video to edit, and that my friends will happen later. Today, this blog post is all the work I am going to do. My schedule includes a walk to the square in Georgetown, a nibble at the wonderful Cafe “Laurie’s” (gotta eat at a place that shares your name, it’s a rule) and then I’m going to sit and crochet with the wonderful people at The Needlearts of Georgetown!
Later at some undisclosed time and date I will have video and photos up of the Red Carpet party.
Want to know who won? Have I teased you long enough?
2011 Flamie Winners
Best Crochet Magazine 2010 Interweave Crochet
Most Crochet Friendly Yarn Company 2010 Red Heart
Fearless Leader Award ~
Fearless Leader Award for Haute Couture Kathleen Greco for Annie’s Gifts for Chemo
Best Event NY Stitch and Pitch
Best Crochet Hook by a Corporation Boye Aluminum Hooks
Best Online Crochet Magazine Crochet Insider
Best Crochet Blog Designing Vashti
Best Crochet Podcast Getting Loopy
Best Crochet Hooks (handcrafted made by individuals and available for sale or by auction)
Best Commercial Video Robyn Chachula Designer Spotlight – KDTV 111 and the Maggie Wrap1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTTJn1AeVxQ
Best Amateur Video June Gilbank http://www.youtube.com/planetjune
Best Tech Editor Marty Miller
Best Instructional/Technical Crochet Book
Crochet Lace Innovations by Doris Chan
Crochet Pattern Book 2008
Crochet it! Love it! Wear it! By Drew Emborsky
Best Crochet Instructor 2008 Kim Guzman
Best Crochet Design for Adults (men’s and women’s fashion, plus accessories) Petal’s Wrap by Kristin Omdahl
Best Design Home Décor Bargello Throw by Kim Guzman
Best Design for Children Tulip Baby Set by Jennifer Cirka
Best Design for 3-D Objects Dragon Ship by Susan Lowman
Best Design for Adult Accessories Gathering Leaves by Lily Go
Best Design for Thread Projects Dragonfly Shawl by Kristin Omdahl
Best Designer Women’s wear Kristin Omdahl
Best Designer ~Accessories Double Stitch Twins
Best Crochet Designer (men’s wear) Peter Franzi
Best Designer – Children Robyn Chachula
Best Designer ~ Home Decor Kim Guzman
Best Free Form Designer Myra Wood
Best New Designer Linda Skuja
Flaming Hook of Justice Doris Chan
Individual Life Time Achievement Award Winner Carol Alexander