Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday's Tallies/CAL Update

Hello,
 It is snowing, snowing, snowing here. I love it. I am lucky though, I don't have to drive in it to get to work. I only work a block from my house. So I can just enjoy it.
  The first thing I want to show you is my One-A-Day, hosted by Gingerbreadgirl. I love this group. It has gotten me through a blanket with 288 squares. Whew! I am sewing the last few rows on and hope to have the Ta-Dah post on January 31's Tuesday's Tallies post. I hope to be done sewing it together this week, then figuring out  a border. I may just stick to Alice's pattern all the way. She makes really gorgeous stuff, crocheted and knitted. Here is my progress for the week.

Six more rows to sew on.
 I have also gone a little CAL crazy lately. Right before Christmas I joined the group EVERYTHING CAL. I love it. We have made two mystery projects. We finished this one a couple of days ago.
A little book cover.
I put it on a cookbook I got from my Secret Santa at work. The mystery CAL's have been small projects so far, but we are also doing projects that aren't mysteries. The group administrator made me a moderator and we are starting a new CAL today. A few members put up patterns they wanted to do and we picked the African Flower Bag. It is so pretty.
  I also started two other CAL's. At the beginning of the year, Lucy (Attic24) revealed that she had written the pattern for BLANKET STATEMENT for Debbie Stoller's Stitch Nation. I had been admiring the pattern before I knew who wrote it. I had told myself that after Christmas I would make it. I had joined Debbie Stoller's new group Citizen's Of Stitch Nation on Ravelry on the day it was started. I really admire her. So, when I saw Lucy's blog post, I asked Debbie if we could do a CAL with it. I also asked the moderators on We Love Lucy (on Ravelry) if we could do a CAL there too. I am making two blankets. For Debbies's group I am following the pattern exactly, using Bamboo Ewe yarn.
 For We Love Lucy, I am stash busting. Here is the We Love Lucy blanket so far.
I am not as far along on Citizen's Of Stitch Nation blanket. I had to wait until Saturday for all of my yarn to arrive. Here it is...
Here they are together, you can compare the colors, I tried really hard to match them.
So that is what I have been up too. I also was awarded the Liebster Award again. The third time. It makes me really happy that people like my projects and are interested in what I have to say. This one came from Shelley at All4meggymoo. She also won my giveaway last week. I will blog about the award tomorrow. This post is getting long and I want people to get the proper recognition. Talk to everyone tomorrow.

26 comments:

  1. Hi Kashi! Brrr.. wrap up warm and send some snow my way please! I love it! Your one a day is nearly done... yahoo! I love your 2 new blankets.. I was very tempted to join in with you , but I don't have a spare minute at the moment with all my projects... maybe when the Beautiful Blogger blanket is done... have a lovely snowy week! :)

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    1. I can't wait to see that blanket when all the squares have been joined. It is such a neat idea. Thanks for doing it.

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  2. Your One a Day Project looks awesome. I also like the colors of the afghan on the bottom.

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate everyone's comments.

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  3. Your blanket looks so lovely and snuggly, perfect for a cold snowy day!

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  4. Your blanket looks gorgeous, perfect for snowy winter weather. The squares look beautiful,, lovely colour choice and what a fab idea the book cover is. Enjoy the snow.xxxx

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    1. Thank you, the mystery CALs have been tons of fun.

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  5. Blimey you have been busy - bet your hook has smoke coming off it ;)

    Don't envy you with all that end sewing in though - I hate that task.

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    1. I will never sew another one that size together again. I learned how to join as you go and that is the way I will do it from now on.

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  6. All looks wonderful and snuggly. Congrats on another award - very well deserved!

    Helenxx

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for nominating me last time.

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  7. wow your projects are coming along fab!. I am so loving your snow pictures from your last post I really want snow :(
    I do always look forward to seeing your progress on your blankets,
    Lovely book cover too.

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    1. I put your bag in the mail today. Hope you enjoy it.

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  8. Wow-wee! You sure got a lot going on and so much to coordinate. You are a hookin' machine! The blankets are lookin' so awesome.

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    1. Thank you, I'm am hoping for the big ta dah in a week or so.

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  9. I love you blankets Kashi! I´m thinking to join your CAL in the We love Lucy group. If I´m using my leftover yarn from my last blanket, I only need to buy 4 balls of yarn. Is one ball in every colour enough for the whole blanket?
    Have a great day! Barbina

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    1. One ball of yarn is enough, you will probably have leftovers on some of the colors. Glad you are going to join in. I love the stuff you make.

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  10. going to join in on the we love Lucy cal

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    1. It is a fun CAL and the blanket works up pretty quickly. Glad you are going to join.

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  12. Wow, you've been a busy little bee! Everything looks super great! Bravo!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Thanks Teresa, so much for my resolution of only one big project and one little project at a time. Lol.

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  13. OMG-you are such a talented lady! I love it all but your grannies are gorgeous!

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  14. Wow! So much loveliness in one post. Your book cover turned out nice. I could not find a book to fit mine, I think it might fit on a small art book though so I am going to check it out. I am loving the african flower bag. Think I am going to have to make it twice.

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  15. All those fabulous projects and congratulations on your award - it's so well deserved, Judy xx

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