I Got 1st Place!!

Fair Isle Love Beanie
My entry: The Fair Isle Love Beanie

A little while back I mentioned that I had sent in my entry for the CGOA Design Competition with fingers crossed that I might place in the competition.

Well I can now show you what I entered (the beanie above) and I just found out that I won 1st place for the category that I entered it in (small accessory).

I am so excited and thankful to the CGOA for choosing my design.  You can check out all the winners here. There are some very talented crocheters out there and the other winners have some awesome entries. Congrats to all of them as well!

Now I’m off to planning what I want to make for next year (I’m thinking multiple entries this time).

Top Secret Stuff Here


I’ve been a member of the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America) for quite a few years now. What I’ve never done up until this year however, is to enter the member’s only design competition. I just mailed off my entry and it will be on showcase at the  Knit & Crochet Show/CGOA Conference in Charlotte, NC, October 2- 6.

Now the reason I say “Top Secret Stuff Here” is because I can’t tell or show you what I entered. Buzz kill right? Sorry, but the judges want all entries to be completely new to them, so I will be disqualified if I were to give you even a tiny sneak peek, and I definitely don’t want that to happen.

So, if you are lucky enough (because I unfortunately am not) to be heading to the conference in October, be sure to stop by the CGOA design competition booth and keep a look out for my entry. It will be the one that looks like…. ha ha, thought you almost got me there.

Anyone else entering this year (remember the deadline to get it to Doris is the 6th of September)? You can share your name  below if you want us to keep a look out for your entry as well.