It’s so easy to get caught up in the holiday madness, isn’t it? I’ve had so much to share and talk about here, and I’ve barely stopped in. I don’t even know where the past month went.
I guess the biggest thing that I wanted to share is my completed crochet-along blanket. This is the Block-a-Month Crochet Along group from 2014. There are a couple of blocks in here that weren’t a part of the CAL, like the mandala centerpiece and the granny squares, but it’s mostly a conglomerate of the CAL squares.
This was meant to be a Christmas gift for my little sister when she fell in love with the colors that I was experimenting with last December while deciding on the colors of the year. They fit her personality perfectly. I was rushing there for the week before xmas though, trying to get everything put together perfectly and getting a quick border on there. But I did it!
The purple afghan that was meant for my mother was in no way ready to go and I decided rather than make myself crazy trying to whip up a good dozen squares or so in a week that I would just put it off for next year. That will give me plenty of time to get it together. Instead, I made her an infinity scarf and a pair of slippers that I’m just now realizing that I never got a photo of.
Anyway, I’m in the process of gathering together and labeling all the squares you see in this blanket so I can have them all in one spot. I will definitely update when that is done, along with all the other details of this blanket.
In the meantime, happy new year! January 1st, 2015 means a whole new Block-a-Month Crochet-Along group over on Ravelry for 2015! If you’ve ever wanted to join in one, now’s your chance. It’s a perfect group for all levels of experience and there is tons of help, ideas and other tips.
I was having some trouble choosing colors for this year, but I opened up Pinterst yesterday and saw this lovely color scheme and fell in love with it immediately. So these will be my colors for this year’s BAMCAL for me, and look how nice they go together!
Have a very happy new year to everyone! I hope this is the best year yet!