I've been wanting to get in on some craft-a-longs for a while now and finally here is one that I can participate in!
Recently I was introduced to a Facebook group called The Crochet Crowd. They have their own website at http://thecrochetcrowd.com and they have oodles and oodles of super helpful and extremely well done teaching videos for all sorts of crochet stitches.
As of the 1st of July 2014 they have a crochet-a-long called Stitch-Cation Summer Challenge and it looks awesome. Not too complicated, which is an awesome plus. There are 10 blocks, and each block has a video tutorial and a written pattern. I've watched 6 of their videos so far today and all I can say is wow. They have such a way with making their videos super easy to watch, and to understand. I was actually able to comprehend HOW some of these stitches were done without having to try and fill in the gaps a lot of videos have due to poor filming etc.
I know technically it's Winter in Australia, not summer but hey I can still participate! I have a boat load of wool laying around the place that I've collected over the years and I thought this would be perfect. I did however run into one small snag. Whilst I have oodles of wool, the rules of the challenge require 8 different colours. Unfortunately I don't have 8 different colours in one colour grouping. So I've decided to half/half my project.
As you can see in the picture above I have 4 'bright' and in your face colours, with black for the borders. And I have 4 'warm' colours also with black for the borders. That's a total of 9 colours.
*Phew* one part of the challenge met! Now I just have to figure out what combination I want to use. But that's another post altogether! :)
So if you're intro crocheting, whether you're a total newbie, or been crocheting forever go and have a look at the Stitch-Cation Summer Challenge and see if it's for you! :)
I also have my eye on a quilt-a-long coming up soon so stay tuned! :)