Tuesday, April 10, 2012

National Craft Month

March was National Craft Month, a deliberate design by manufacturers to get susceptible people like me out to buy more yarn. But I fooled them this year. I did not buy any yarn. I used up bits and bobs from my stash to participate in Ravelry's International/National Crochet Month Scavenger Hunt challenge. Crocheters were given 14 or so tasks to fulfill, and while I didn't complete all of them, I did have fun writing a limerick and lyrics for an ode to my yarn stash (no, I will not submit you to them here; your ears are safe). And I crocheted, quite a bit, actually. One challenge was to make something for charity, which is just too easy a challenge for someone who almost exclusively crochets and knits for charity. Here are the fleeces edged with three different borders (picot, granite stitch, and fans), and two blankets completed for the challenge. And just for fun--we had to pick an unusual holiday in March and crochet something for it, so I chose Pi Day and made a pi. We also had to make a 4-leaf clover in lieu of a shamrock. The challenge was a lot of fun, and I look forward to it next year.


  1. What a busy month. Beautiful projects.

  2. Those fleece blankets are a neat idea. Do you buy the fabric and then just line it with crochet edging?

  3. Thank you, Bailey! I always check out your monthly blog thread on Crochetville.

    Hook and Yarn, that is exactly what I do. I buy the remnants at JoAnn's (although occasionally I buy a large piece and have it cut) and then use a rotary cutter with the Project Linus skip stitch blade to create the holes. Crochet a foundation row, and then put any edge I like on it. Now, don't go buy all the remnants on me! This is a great way to use up those leftover single skeins from my other PL blankets.

  4. Just stopping by to say hello from Ravelry! I love all the afghans :)

    1. OMG, AnastaciaKnits left a comment on my blog! Woohoo!! Thank you--high praise coming from a great designer like yourself.