|Don't let this certificate fool you! I'm probably not half as fast as Lisa Gentry or Lilly Chin! I'll have to ask Lisa how many stitches she did in 5 minutes to win the title of "Fastest Crocheter in the World"!! (Guinness Book of World Records)|
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Fastest Crocheter Contest - I won!
Can't believe it's been 4 years ago, but the ladies in our local CGOA coaxed me into entering the fastest crocheter contest. You see, I said they "coaxed me" because I do not crochet fast. I prefer to work at a leisurely pace unless I'm working on a design for a deadline. Even though it's my work, I still want to enjoy what I'm doing and I'd be a nervous wreck if I had to go at a really fast pace all the time.
Anyway, since we only had around 10 people there that night, it was difficult to get the 6 or 7 of us to agree to entering the contest. I decided to go all out and give it a shot, and to my surprise, I won! Pam Frye, who had won all the previous years, probably felt sorry for me and allowed me to win. I don't know why I felt guilty, but maybe it's because I'm a professional crocheter? I have been crocheting for 42 years now, but some of the ladies have crocheted more often than I did through the years. I mostly made things for baby showers and Christmas gifts, until I started designing and actually making money from it. So now I do it just about every day!