Yesterday, I was sitting back and thinking about a theme for a challenge I could do. I like challenge…I like the call to continuity, something I can focus on weekly, without it being too overwhelming. I feel like challenges are these nice little roadmaps…it gives me a chance to share things with my readers that they wouldn’t normally see, because often times they aren’t the HUGE things happening in my life. Challenges cover the mundane, the everyday, and while the average day activities are great for me, they’re not alway in the forefront of my mind to write about.
For years, I’ve done a photography challenge each year (and I plan to do one again this year), but I’ve never really blogged about them. If you think you’d like to see some of my photography, let me know, and I’ll start a weekly photo entry to cover my photography challenge. One of my artistic goals for this year is to improve my photography skills. I’ve gone back and looked at my entries that have photos, and I’m appalled by how bad they look! So…definitely going to bone up on my camera skills. It doesn’t help that J takes the most amazing photos ever, and I’m naturally competitive (sometimes to a fault), so I’m sure that is part of the drive as well. But…I figure you all will see some benefit as well, so it’s ok.
As I was thinking about a theme, I realized that I hadn’t really posted much about my crochet work lately. To be honest, that’s because there’s not much to post! I took a hiatus on crochet this past year, because I overdid it making a blue million blankets and burned myself out. But now, I’m ready to get back on the metaphorical horse, and start working on my yarn crafts again! And, voila, a theme was born!
About a year or so ago, J bought me a pattern book with over 200 crochet block patterns. I thought it would be a good way to introduce different patterns and looks to the blog, so I am challenging myself to two blocks per week. One block will be a granny square (one of my all time favorite patterns), and the other will be a block out of the book! I’m doing each of the blocks in solid colors, and taking inspiration from this blanket that I came across on Pinterest. Normally I do squares with multiple colors in each square, but I thought this would be a fun (and easier) take on a classic multi-color blanket. Plus…less ends to weave in!!
So, here it is…my challenge. I hope you all will hold me accountable, and I plan to update weekly (probably on Thursdays) with my progress on the blanket. I’m really excited to get started on it, and hopefully have a nice heirloom piece to pass.