Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Knocking January out

It feels so good to get stuff knocked off the to do list! I took a personal day from work yesterday as my brother's family is in town from Arkansas. While waiting on my nieces to come play, I got so much done!!

I'm currently in a couple of different bees that have blocks due this month. The modern string bee is in it's 5th month. We are making blocks for Tanya this month who requested rainbow blocks. We could make any colors of the rainbow plus brown and gray as long as the whole block was all that color. Digging through my scrap bins, I realized that I had lots of purple scraps. I ended up making her 2 purple blocks, a red, orange, blue and brown block. This pattern is based on TFIF's String block tutorial. 

I also finished 6 Herringbone blocks for Sarah. She requested bold colors. This is the first month of the bee and we are using this lovely tutorial. Go make some! They are fun!

Finally, I'm participating in CrafyTammie's Shades of Gray Charm Swap. We are asked to purchase 2 yards of any gray or black and white fabric, cut them into 5" charm squares and mail them to Tammie. She will then mix them up and send back 48 different charms. Sounds fun huh?? I chose Kona Medium Gray and a black and gray dot print that I misplaced the selvage on (oops!) Can't wait to see what all I get in return. I'd ideally like to pair them with a yellow or pink. We'll see once they all arrive.

On a different note, I completed the body of my Georgia cardigan and am now working on the sleeves. I purchased some wonderful yarn this weekend at my LYS. Its Malabrigo Worsted in Pollen! So pretty. Can't wait to make something yummy with it.

How about you? Are you getting lots of "craftiness" completed in January?

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