Even more reasons to keep up my afghan craze

I went to the Minnesota Knitters Guild Yarnover event to knit and chat with my friend Kerry. The plan was we weren’t going to spend any money, just window shop, not spend any money, visit, get a little work done on my projects, not spend any money, kick back, and not spend any money.

Walked around and see what’s new at a lot of stores I don’t normally get to, and I picked up a brochure about an afghan drive through Cornerstone. The afghan drive is called Project Little Lambs. A great cause and a really good reason to just go all out crazy at making some small afghans/blankets just because I can. I hope to be able to donate at least 8 afghans by August 1, 2008. Maybe more because they only need to be 28 by 32 inches. Small and cute!

All the Yarnover vendors had terrific stuff, kits and yarns and books so I had a lot of fun looking. I walked past the table for Candace Eisner Strick’s patterns and yarns several times. Then I went closer and started touching the project samples, squeezed the yarn (mistake!) and started to daydream about which colorway was the prettiest. That was hard, they are all very beautiful.

Bottom line is that I just couldn’t resist the small kits – I think Renee helped to nudge me off the cliff. So very beautifully colored, sinfully soft yarn, great patterns. You have to spend money to save money – right? No need to drive around and hope I could get what I wanted from one of the Minnesota yarn stores that carry the kits (stickwear.com is wholesale only) and the kit came in a bag (extra value) and I could buy patterns without the yarn and, and, and!

By purchasing the small kit, I was given the choice of patterns that could be made up with that amount of yarn. I chose the one on the left to go with my choice of colorway=rose garden.

strickwear

After that purchase I thought I had better leave before I really let my pocketbook loose. Headed back home and crocheted on my chakra circles to hexagons afghan.

hexagon-ltblue

I am loving this afghan so much! The circles were fun to crochet, and making them into hexagons while connecting them is fun too. I think I may do another using my stash of cotton-ease for one or maybe even several of the donation afghans. I hope I can get started up on those by the weekend.

~ Peace

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5 thoughts on “Even more reasons to keep up my afghan craze

  1. Hi loved your site – writing to see if you might know someone that can help me – we have a small group of special needs young adults get together every Saturday here in Maple Grove, MN – they are learning to do all kind of crafts, including knitting, developmentally the youth are about 10 to 14, while their chronological age is about 16 to 30. OK long story short – I am looking for someone that might like to come and teach knitting – 3 or 4 Saturdays during the year. It is best that they be in a row for reasons of retention. If you know of anyone who has the passion and would like to do this please send me an email – thanks for listening Pamela

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