After publishing my open letter from blankets and squares, I decided I wanted to make myself a new blanket. I went to the previous Ravelry group in which I had swapped blocks, but it's virtually defunct. After a few inquires, I was directed to the Vanna's Choice Fan Club group, where block swap groups form with regularity. I pretty quickly joined the "froggy" block swap - the color theme is various shades of green and brown. The goal: swap 2 blocks with each of nine people, then create yourself a lovely blanket with the blocks you receive from your fellow swappees.
Here are my first four blocks, two of which are about ready to hit the mail stream:
|Bold Smocking from Nicky Epstein's Knitting Block by Block.|
The pattern page photo in Ravelry is not the best.
|JulieAnny's Stained Glass Square|
|Duckbill Dalliance, and|
|Circle Star, one of the blocks from Interweave|
Crochet's Chain Reaction Afghan project from 2010
The swap period ends on September 30th. I'm creating blocks at lightening speed. Lightening, I tell you.
Now don't forget to go, like lightening, over to Andrea's blog and see what yarny adventures, swap or otherwise, people are getting into this week.
And for all of the U.S. readers out there, happy Labor Day weekend - the traditional end of summer. Don't work too hard (unless it's at a fun barbeque) and remember all those unseen, unsung workers who have in the past, and will in the future, toil in ways large and small.