Friday, August 29, 2008

Lion Brand CAL Afghan

I've decided to join a Crochet Along since getting my LB newsletter and seeing the completed blanket! It's a beauty and I am getting started in earnest over the weekend. I like the idea of not only crocheting one square at a time, but also the sizes of the squares make perfect sense to me because sometimes when knitting or crocheting squares, they are too big, IMHO.

This will be so much fun as we'll also have a group at Ravelry where we can exchange ideas, check out which yarns are being used, which size crochet hooks, and general info as to how things are going for each say nothing of the great help available there.

As for other crocheting content I've been too darned busy until now to get back to some of my former 'languishing' projects, but in between the CAL and my knitted linen shawl, plus a pair of Opal socks for my granddaughter's birthday, I should be just fine. I like having at least 3 projects going at a time so I don't get too fed up with working on just one thing all the time. I've tried working on ONE thing at a time till finished because I always thought it was a good idea and so many crafters do it that way, so that they actually FINISH each project before beginning another, but I just can't seem to stick to just UNO. So, as my dear mother loves to quote: "To thine own self be true" and that's what I'm doing!

The unpacking of boxes is finally coming to a close, although there are many more attic boxes, but those are seasonal things, not things I need everyday, so it's now official....we're moved in and settled in much less time than I thought it would take, although I know I've been 'driven' to keep unpacking and decorating until I got our home looking just the way I wanted it to look. Such a peaceful patio to knit on, which is just what I did for the past two blessed am I.

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