Sunday, April 18, 2010

April challenge update

13 squares and 3 hats done so far. I took some time to work on a Lucy-inspired color stripe crochet bag for S.'s art teacher, and a dishcloth and dishtowel that I ran out of cotton on. Back to the challenge!

5/10/10: ETA I finished strong with 32 squares and 5 hats, so exceeded my goals by a wee two squares. Yay!  Not sure I'll be able to duplicate the effort any time soon, but one never knows. :-)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Txting & Driving... It Can Wait

April KAS Challenge - two down, and a finger sweater

Ok, two squares down for the April KAS challenge -- a couple nice pinky squares -- and 28 squares/5 hats to go.  The one on the left is a Cat Tracks square by Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude.  The one on the right is a plain-jane hdc square.

I also whipped up a quick finger sweater (thanks to Yarn Pixie's pattern!), as some of my Red Heart Super Saver is creating a bit of yarn burn on my left index finger while crocheting...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Knit A Square April Challenge!

The Knit A Square April challenge is here -- to challenge yourself and set a goal and work in a race against yourself.  Just coming off of the Ravelympics (and taking a bit of a break from marathon crocheting hats and squares), I'm getting back into challenge mode, and I'm afraid I'm already behind! :-(  That's ok, I've pledged 30 squares, one for each day in April, and 5 hats, one for each week in April.  I can tell now that it's going to be more crochet than knitted squares, as I can do those much faster. I'll be crocheting and knitting all weekend, I can tell.

I'm just wrapping up a Sheldon Turtle for KJ, so am taking turns between finishing her shell, and working on  squares.  I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!

On another KAS note, we started up our third and final term of the Square Circle knitting and crochet club at the school last week.  We have 17 children signed up -- half of them are returning again and have been with us from our first and second 7-week sessions!  It's so heartening to watch them learn and grow, and watch their skills develop and especially their beaming faces as they turn in their finished squares.  Even the teachers and parents are making squares, which is just amazing.  We have a wonderful community, and we're so blessed to have them involved with KAS.

Have a happy Tuesday!!! :-)