Are you always up until midnight on Christmas Eve crocheting that last-minute present? Last year I saw a lot of people in the crochet groups struggling to get finished. I thought it would be fun if we started a Christmas Present Crochet – Along in July and it would run through probably the end of November or Early December! Let this year be the year that you won’t have to jump through hoops or stress out over not finishing!
We’ll be crocheting hats, scarves, cowls, wash cloths, spa set, etc. I hope to get in as many projects as we can so that you will have a variety to choose from and get all your Christmas done early this year! I’m working on setting up the schedule now but already have a few projects ready to go! Remember the yarn that Red Heart sent me a few weeks ago? I designed two brand new cowl patterns with each one. So….you can either get the same yarn or something equivalent! One of them will probably be the first project on the list.
One of the features of the CAL will be that you can add your projects to the blog post once you’re finished! No links required . All you need is a photo. Don’t you always love seeing everyone’s projects once they’ve completed them? Me too, so I want them all in one central location as we go along. I think it will give all of us inspiration and motivation to make the most of this CAL!
Another feature is that my good friend Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs has agreed to join me for one of the CAL projects! I love her work and it will be fun to have her host a project!
Our first project will start on July 6th so be on the lookout! I will give enough time for each project but also take into consideration the size of the project. I don’t want to stay on say a wash cloth project for 3 weeks ya know? I want to use the time we have wisely. One of the ways to keep the lines of communication open for us so that we can chat about the CAL is that I will be creating separate events in my ELK Studio Crocheters Facebook group. You don’t have to join to be successful with the CAL, it’s just another way for us to keep each other motivated throughout the upcoming months! You will find the information in the events tab within the group.
What happens if you can’t keep up? No worries. The patterns will always stay on the blog so you can join or leave a project at YOUR convenience! Just have fun!
I hope you are as excited as I am!