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Thursday, January 2, 2014

New year, new project!

Welcome 2014!  I have a feeling that this is going to be a great year :).  As always, I need to figure out a few crafting goals for this year.  I'm not completely sure what they will be, but I know that using yarn from my stash will be a top priority.  I also would like to publish a few more patterns and get more stock in my Etsy store.  The rest I'll figure out later.

If you're active on Instagram (like me) and check yarn-related hashtags, you might have seen one for #crochetmoodblanket2014.  This started as a little group and now has developed quite a following.  It is a group of crocheters making squares for either each day or each week in the year that relate to their mood.  By the end of the year you will end up with a blanket!  I thought this would be a fun challenge to try this year, however I didn't want to assign moods to yarn colors.  Rather, I decided to pick a color of yarn that tickled my fancy each day.  I'm only using yarn from my stash and have picked a group of 13 colors.  I have 6 or 7 other sparkly colors that I'm debating throwing into the mix, but we will see how I feel as the year progresses.

I'm doing very simple granny squares.  4 rounds each using an I hook.  This gets me a 4"x 4" square.  I'm also planning on doing the daily square option.  Actually I'll be making 360 squares for an 18 x 20 square blanket.

I think this will be a lot of fun and I'm going to make it a goal to blog about it monthly.

So, here are my color choices and my first square--a sparkly silver one to represent New Years Day!

All the colors that I've decided to use (most are Red Heart Soft yarn).

Some Caron Simply Soft Party in sparkly colors.  These may or may not make it into my blanket.

The lovely first square.  It's a bit dense, but the holes are small (which I'm liking a lot).


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