So, back in July I started a group on Ravelry called the Crochet Liberation Front Headquarters.
Here is is what it says on the group description:
We use hooks and are darned proud of it! If you are like me and are tired of the crochet appoligists out there then raise a hook and cry freedom! (Knitters are welome as long as they are nice to us)
Come on gents and ladies, join me, hold your hooks high!
This is a place for we who can use anything (including duck tape and bandaids to spaghetti) to make anything (that’s right from pink flamingo tp roll holders to wedding dresses and doilies!) to stand up, straight & tall, and scream out that we are GREAT!
That’s right! Gone are the days where we hide our love of hooking! We are crocheters and we are proud, we deserve to be identified as more than the kid sister of knitting!
In fact it’s time people figured out that we dont’ have anything in common with knitting except we all like yarn.
This is not a knitting bashing group at all, this is a place to heal ourselves from being bashed, and to grow our self esteem as crafters and well… Liberate the Hook!
Please join CLF!
The Base Chain (rules)
1) This is a CROCHET group, cool if you knit, but really keep the project talk about crochet…I mean we can’t be radical liberators of the hook if the talk keeps going on about needles…
2) You don’t have to be nice, just please don’t be mean or cruel to others. Nice is rather bland and boring, but mean and cruel is just plain wrong. In short, no biting, hitting kicking, scratching or spitting and definately no full nelsons.
3) Everyone has a right to speak their opinion. It is not mean to have a difference of opinion. Defining mean here: name calling, insults, etc. Not sharing the same viewpoint is human, not mean.
That’s basically it 🙂 I believe in free speech here, so speak away, have fun and LIBERATE THE HOOK!
Ok, so with only that and our cute little graphic done by Crankymama, we now have over 130 members! This is a fun group, and it has become a great place to share information about techniques, books, articles, and support each other’s habit of hooking and yarn!
In fact, at the conference in Oakland, I was amazed at the response to my wearing a t-shirt with the logo and name: Crochet Liberation Front on the back. The response was so awesome I’m giving birth to this baby for real! I do not have a deadline set just yet, but keep your eyes posted here for a website and other information about the CLF for real in the comming months!
LIBERATE THE HOOK!