An honor too huge is bestowed upon me in the Summer 2021 issue of Interweave Crochet Magazine, and this event lures me out of comfortable retirement. Listed as one of the three women who shaped the crochet industry, I am at a loss for words. Well, not really at a total loss. Yes, I certainly can shape crochet; whether or not I have done anything to the industry is a matter of opinion! WOWSERS. I am a little worried about the iconic thing. Benedict Cumberbatch is iconic. Idina Menzel is iconic. Gumby and Pokey, Daleks, Reddi-Wip and Hershey bars are iconic.
Jennifer Mogonye, author of this flattering article, don’t know me very well, do she? I sort of love her for it. Somehow she captures the spirit and mood of that magical event, the induction ceremony into the Crochet Hall of Fame at the 2016 Crochet Guild of America conference in Charleston. One note I will add to her account. During the design parade I welled up so verklempt that I messed up the miiddle of the song. I can see the revised title now: DESIGN ICON CHOKES UP!
Thank you young author, thanks to Interweave Crochet for keeping my beloved craft so vibrant, thank you crochet friends for keeping the faith and thank you all for reading here.