Thursday, July 26, 2012

Portable Projects with a Cause are a GO!

Wow! It's been a while since I've posted (22 days) and that's a little odd! I usually have way much more to say than I can possibly get out in a day... hence the blog!!
So what's been keeping me busy for the last three weeks?  Oh... just a little charity knitting and hanging out with my yarn buddies!!  What a way to spend the summer! Knitting up some simple blocks, learning a few new things on the way AND hanging out with like-minded yarn peeps! Woot! It's a win-win summer so far!
There are now 8 people knitting (and crocheting) our way through the block project! I'm hoping that this will mean we end up with several afghans at the end but for now we're all working like mad on our blocks!  (BIG thanks to everyone participating!) For the LINK to the post about the project just click on that highlighted word LINK ~please!

So far we've got 12 blocks made... which is enough for one entire afghan which is totally cool!
Can you hear the rather loud BUT in there?

  My inner Goddess (aka OCD Queen) saying... "Um...hey Toots? The colors, well, they are just a bit too random even for this project."
Yeah, Yeah. I know. I keep saying, "it doesn't have to match, it will be okay."  It doesn't even help when I can hear in my head....Royal D saying.."it's not going on my bed so I don't have to look at it..." which implies that random is okay in her book as long as it's not in her house! I'm trying here........
I really am!
BUT looking at this collection of 12 lovely blocks (AND that's only the knitted versions!)  I don't know if I can really handle all that randomness.  I don't know for sure, but I think  I may have to hustle up and make some more blocks in those specific color families... just for a little less randomness.  What do you think?

I'm not worried about the different sizes and/or shapes! A little blocking will go a long way in making everything fit better as will the final sewing up! I'm going to spring for a couple of skeins of white yarn to sew it all up together and edge it. Hey! Maybe that will help bring those colors together?  We'll see.....

In the meantime I think I'm going to just go and make some more blocks. I WILL do my very best to keep it random! *I've zipped the bag that I have the yarn in and I am forcing myself to not look and just stick my hand in. The hard part is making myself knit with whatever I pull out! Wish me luck!!

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