Crocheting

Crocheting
Crocheting

Yarn Palette

Yarn Palette
Yarn Palette

Sewing

Sewing
Sewing

Skeins, skeins, and more skeins

I'm taking this long weekend to start on my first crochet project of 2012. I took a break from crafting over the Christmas holiday to spend time with my family and give my hands a much needed rest. The closer I creep to 40 the more my hands start to hurt. Blech! And boy am I glad I gave my hands a rest, because this project is a doozy!

Because 2012 is the year of me, the first project of the year I'll be tackling is a crocheted bedspread for my soon to be revamped bedroom. I looked through blogs, magazines, and Ravelry for a pattern that was easy, but interesting, one I could do while watching TV, and one that didn't require a lot of thought. Once I landed on Attic 24's page I knew I would find the perfect pattern, and I did! 

I've done granny square blankets before, but this is a granny stripe. It is a little different, but pretty simple once I get past the first couple of rows. The chain of 200+ is going to be looooong and then single crocheting in each chain is going to be tricky, but I think once that is done it should be smooth sailing.

I'll also get to use a lot of my stashed yarn for this gigantic blanket. Yay for destashing! Although, I think I am going to choose several colors and repeat them instead of using whatever yarn I pick up. So, I might be making a few trips to AC Moore before the project is done. I'm leaning towards Cath Kidston colors, even though that is completely different than what I am thinking for my new bedroom color scheme. Oh well!

So, that is what I'll be working on this weekend. How about you? Any new projects you are tackling?

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