Saturday, September 8, 2007

And the Winners Are...

Again, let me thank all of you for your patience this week. I always underestimate how busy the week after Labor Day will be for me.

Anyway, without further ado, let me announce the winners of Summer of Squares:

Cole wins a skein of handpainted alpaca for most number of squares.

Barbara wins a skein of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted for the most squares donated to charity.

Then I had my disinterested 3rd party (my dh) draw 2 names for the random drawing. I am happy to announce that Lyndsey Jane won a skein of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock fingering weight yarn, and Karen won Cole's donated prize, a copy of One Skein Wonders.

If all of the winners could email me your addresses, I will get the prizes in the mail asap.

Congratulations to all the winners, and a great big thank you to all of you who participated. It's been a really fun summer making all those squares! And thanks to the couple of you who mentioned doing this again next summer. I'm game, althought I think I will start it a little earlier next year so that maybe we will get a few more participants. So stay tuned next May for another Summer of Squares!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Over already?

It has been quite a challenge this summer to get those squares knitted. I started off really well in July and then skidded to a halt almost in August. I really wish I had time to make more but with the wedding and all the moving I feel really accomplished to have knit as many as I did. I hope we can get in for another round next summer.
Now that we are almost unpacked after a weekend of moving -- I hoped to get started up again by the end of the week.
I know I'm late and appologize. As of now I still have no pictures. My computer decided it didn't want to work anymore, so I've been using the no-sound, no-video, no-camera-hookup one instead. So, while I have been trying my best to make squares, I have no proof that I have made any yet. *sigh*

I guess that's all. Have really enjoyed seeing everyone else's work this summer. Maybe a round two next year? Possibly?

Monday, September 3, 2007

An Apology

I haven't forgotten that Summer of Squares in coming to a close this weekend. It's just turned into a busier than expected weekend for me. I promise I will award the prizes in the next day or too. Thank you for your patience!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

10 More Squares

I can't believe that it is August 22nd already! Labor Day is right around the corner. And that means that our Summer of Squares is coming to a close. However, there is still plenty of time to make some more squares, and/or post about squares you have already made.

I spent last weekend working on another group of squares. I made one square for Krochet Krystal and 9 for a Warm Up America blanket.
I used Caron Simply Soft for the daisy square, and 2 skeins of Plymouth Encore for the WUA squares.

I also wanted to apologize for not getting back to those of you who volunteered to donate prizes. If you are still willing to donate, that is terrific. Since I have a couple of skeins of yarn for prizes, I thought that it might be fun to have some non-yarn prizes. Maybe a pattern book or some notions would work well. But it's up to you guys. Anything you can think of will work just fine. Also, I mentioned something at the very beginning about awarding a prize for the most squares donated to charity, but I haven't tracked that very well. So if you could post here or email me about how many squares you donated, that would be a big help.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

More squares!

I have made six more squares for my mitered blanket. Sorry for the lack of photos! I have somehow misplaced my camera. How is everyone else doing??

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

2 More Squares

I know that I have been neglecting my afghan squares while I have been finishing up a few other projects. But this week my crochet guild has asked for a square or 2 for a comfort ghan we are putting together for one of our members who lost her husband unexpectedly in July. So here is my contribution:
Both squares are made out of Wool Ease, and I used WUA's shell stitch pattern for both. They worked up very quickly, and it felt good to get back to some afghan squares again.

Also, I just wanted everyone to know that I leave Saturday on vacation. I am spending next week in Nova Scotia. So I won't be online during that time. I will check back in as soon as I get back to CT, though. Have a great week!