Welcome back friends! Today we are going to dive into making the next pattern in the C2C Solar System CAL, the small planets. Even though Pluto was downgraded to a dwarf planet, I decided to still include it in the Solar System. You could say this afghan isn’t totally scientifically correct.
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Welcome back to the Solar System CAL! Before we go too deep into the Crochet Along, (I have heard talk that I may need to give some time to you to catch up) I wanted to write a post about blocking afghan squares. Do you block your squares? It’s not absolutely necessary, but I encourage it because it makes the finished blanket look so much nicer. There are lots of ways to block finished crochet items, but I wanted to share with you how I blocked my afghan squares and you can decide if you want to do it the same way.
Hey everyone! Welcome to Day 1 of the Solar System CAL. For all the details, you can read more here. For those of you who already know how to work a c2c, this day will be very simple for you! For those who are new to c2c (corner to corner), this day will only be slightly less simple as you take a few minutes and learn how to c2c.
I went to grab a few things from the store today and saw all the Back-To-School stuff lining the aisles. What? Already? How? The Boy is entering Kindergarten this year, I am trying to decide how I feel about it. I am excited for him. I remember the first days of school, the anticipation and excitement. But I am not excited for me. No more snuggling on the couch in the mornings, or big, easy breakfasts. Sis, I think, will be rather lonely without him to play with, and I will decidedly get less work done. It was tough keeping both kids off the bed so I could photography these pretty crochet cactus pillows, but it’s the stuff you miss when you don’t have it anymore. I originally posted these cactus pillows on Darice’s blog (the saguaro one, at least). I decided to add the little one as well, as I have a similar one growing happily in my office window! The pretty little thing blooms from November to May, it’s so fun!
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I cannot even tell you how long this CAL has taken me. I think I went in with a bit too much enthusiasm and had to trim the fat a bit just to get it finished. I started planning it last summer. Last summer, you guys. If you saw the behind the scenes of Whistle and Ivy I think you would laugh. Not a lot of professionalism going on, that is for sure. However, the finished version of this Solar System C2C graphgan turned out waaay better than my original idea. So letting it marinate (ferment is a better word) over the last 9 months has done the idea some good. I finished the final square last week, and I have been dying to get this post written so I could reveal the idea to you!