Sunday, February 01, 2009


After reading a recent "This Week in Ravelry" that highlighted some groups, I joined the Block-a-Month CAL. The idea is to make one 12 inch block each month and have an afghan by the end of the year. Additional 12' and 6" (baby afghans, perhaps) block patterns are available. Of course, I couldn't stop with one. Ive made both 12 " and four 6" blocks in each of two colorways--so far--and am thinking of a couple more. I just started one block for February.

Then I found the Christmas 2009 Monthly Make-a-head. January was miniatures and ornaments. I only made one thing--a crocheted star--but will probably add a few more items later. February is scarves or shawls and I already cast on for the Snake scarf Knitalong . I also signed up for the Yahoo Holiday Mystery Gift-along group which is currently doing a mystery shawl--both KAL and CAL. I'm still finding yarn for this one, though, so am way behind.

A new group started on Ravelry for Fabric Knitting & Crochet--of course, I joined it. The first project will be a knit or crocheted bath mat using, probably, strips of t-shirts. I also joined the Learn-to-Knit Afghan group that is going through Barbara Walker's book. I am not ready to start this yet.

However, as part of all these potential projects, I'm going through my boxes of yarn, consolidating, untangling and winding, and testing for wool. I already discarded one beat-up packing box. Winding balls of yarn is a good project to do while watching TV.

I'm also trying to finish some things for Annie's kids before Friday--slippers, mitts for Mel, a hat for Billy, maybe a toy for Tegan???

You can tell I haven't been working much.

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