Tah dah... here it is, the last blanket of 2013, blanket #11. The calendar just wasn’t on my side allowing me time to complete one additional blanket to reach goal. Oh well, maybe next year.
I’m a few steps closer to those goals for blankets made as well as the goal for hats/headbands. I’m about to start blanket #11. If I get the chance I will also try and add 2-3 more hats/headbands to the count. We’re practically at the eve of the New Year and the clock is ticking...
It’s December 23rd and time to take stock of where I’m at in reaching my personal crafting goals for 2013. It’s not looking good but I have to do a reality check, between working full-time and studying part-time there hasn’t been a lot of time left over to craft. Even with being indoors all weekend due to an ice storm and even the office being shut down today as a result of the same storm it’s doubtful that I will reach my target goals. Oh well c’est la vie. These fingers can only move so fast. On a positive note whatever items are made between now and December 31st will help in some small way meet the needs of a member (s) of our community.
Here’s Blanket # 9; I’ve got 3 more to go in order to reach my goal of 12 for this year. This one is somewhat oversized but as we all know people come in all shapes and sizes so this will fulfill someone’s need.
Isn’t it fantastic! On December 7th the Toronto Hookups Guild had their annual Christmas meeting. Everyone is welcome to enter into the Secret Santa exchange and this is what I came home with. My first thought was how much yarn can I stuff in the carrier? Only a true stashaholic would automatically equate any empty receptacle as additional storage unit for yarn....ROFLOL
I’ve finished the “Squares Gone Wild” blanket. Now that the courses I was taken are finished I have a bit more time to devote to crocheting, yahoo!!
Four more blankets to go to I reach my personal goal for this year. I'm hoping I can make it. I have other blankets in various stages of completion so I'm hoping I can make g
I call it my “Squares gone wild” project. During the summer I thought it a great idea to concentrate on small squares since I don’t have air conditioning. I dragged out my stash and merrily went about making centres, bordering them in the white, then adding the final part of the daisy petals. It was a mindless task. It wasn’t until I started to assemble the squares that I realized how carried away I had gotten in making these squares. I’m 3 rows from completing the second blanket and I still have tons of squares, in different stages of completion to go. I suspect I have enough for another full blanket. These are truly my “Squares gone wild” blankets... :-)
Some personal projects kept me busy for much of the summer so my main concentration craft-wise has been generating daisy motifs. They’re like an addiction J When you want something mindless to work on at the end of the day these motifs take little thought other than deciding what colours to use together. But it’s time to call a halt to making them and to start assembling them into a blanket. I suspect that I will have plenty left over.
It’s time for me to start thinking what I want to contribute to the Toronto Hookups booth at the Creativ Festival this coming October. Stayed tuned for updates on my projects for the Festival.
Dalyce Newby – I’ve been the area volunteer for the Greater Toronto & Area chapter since 2001. My primary crafts are crocheting and knitting. I also have an interest in scrapbooking and I'm currently working on a heritage album.