Hey folks…I’ve been meme’d! Vashti started it!
Now I have to answer a question: Am I crocheting something I would not have crocheted had I not joined CGOA? Yup! I’m making a pullover for my son in Tunisian Crochet. Until I went to the conference in Oakland, I had never really been inspired to use this style of crochet. Now it’s like an obsession!
And a quick word about how my experience of crochet changed since I became a member of CGOA.
Firstly, I have found a community that is not only equally obsessed with hooks and yarn as I am, but they are supportive and enable my goals and dreams as an artist, designer, and producer of specialty yarns.
Secondly, I have met some of the most wildly talented people on earth! Who are incredibly generous with their time, knowledge and skill!
And last of all, I went to the CGOA region conference in Oakland, and had a BLAST! I wouldn’t have gone otherwise, because (I know you guys are going to laugh at this, folks who met me) I am INCREDIBLY shy and if Bonnie Pierce hadn’t bugged me to go and “held my hand” I would not have talked myself into going! I AM SO GLAD I DID! I got to meet Vashti Braha, Karen Clemp, Doris Chan, Myra Wood, Margaret Hubert, Darla Fanton (the fiend responsible for my new Tunisian addiction!) and many many many many more wonderful people! I also got to go to Lacis, and I wouldn’t have if they hadn’t expounded on it’s wonders!
Is being a member of CGOA worth it? Oh yes, definately!