We packed a lot into the CGOA’s Chain Link Conference in July (2019) in Manchester, NH. I tried to savor every moment since it had been 5 years since I was able to attend a conference and see many of my crochet friends.
I wanted to give the Fastest Fingers contest a try on Friday. For 10 minutes a bunch of us crocheted like crazy and then those who had the highest stitch count were entered into the Finals.
On Saturday we repeated the same task of crocheting rows and rows of double crochets in just 10 minutes. I completed 221 stitches and won Second Place! Bonnie Barker (who won this competition last year) came in third and Ellen Moray won First Place with 236 stitches (I think)! Yay, Ellen!
Saturday Evening Banquet
On Saturday evening we attended a special banquet when we honored the winner of the Crochet Hall of Fame award and watched several crocheters model their beautiful designs and projects on the runway.
Nancy gave a nice speech about the importance of crochet in her life and how crochet has changed over the years. She has been collecting antique crochet hooks for a while and now has a collection of thousands!
Marly Bird and Tamara Kelly emceed the Fashion Show. There were many beautiful crochet projects – here are just a few from the evening:
I had a wonderful time seeing friends and catching up.
Thank you for stopping by and reading about the conference!