Thursday, January 5, 2017

Granny-Spiration Challenge 2017!

  Hi! It's good to be back... You all might not have noticed, but I had to go away for a few days after I murdered my PC. I'm still working through updates, file transfers, and installing apps, so I'm a little behind in announcing an upcoming event: I'm excited to tell you that Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots has asked me to be a part of the Granny-Spiration Challenge 2017!

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  You'll find a few other bloggers joining the challenge, and we'll meet them in a minute. I share many of their same reasons for participating: In a serious need to de-stash some yarn, I've set aside more complicated patterns and gone back to simple motifs and the granny stitch... But sometimes that gets boring for me, and my couch disappears under a pile of WIP's! This challenge is a perfect way to keep me motivated and experiment with new, exciting ways to work with grannies. And I can't wait to see the creations everyone else will share!

Now, let's hear about the challenge from Alexandra:
(Or, you can read Alexandra's post here)

What is a Granny-Spiration Challenge?

Well, being inspired by granny squares, it's been named accordingly. In this challenge, a new project will be shared the first Saturday of every month from January to December of 2017. You will find both traditional and non-traditional projects created with either regular or solid granny squares, the granny stitch pattern or other afghan squares in the form of either a free crochet pattern, a crochet pattern review, a DIY of some sort or just inspiration piece with tips to recreate.

How to Join in on the Granny-Spiration Challenge:
Join my friends and I the first Saturday of every month as we share our Granny-Spiration project with you, and open a link up for you to share yours! You'll be able to share your WIPs and pictures of completed items in these link ups for a chance to win prizes. 
Tag it on social media as #GrannySpirationChallenge2017.

Chat with others, find inspiration and get updates and reminders in the EyeLoveKnots Crafting Community Facebook group.

Which Blogs Will Be Participating in the Granny-Spiration Challenge:

Alongside myself, the following bloggers will also be participating in this challenge with me, and I encourage you to visit them all for great patterns, DIYs and inspiration!

Marjan from Atelier Marie-Lucienne
Sandra from Hakelfieber Austria (in German)
Sara from Posh Pooch Designs
Sigrid from Kat Kat Katoen
Rhelena from Crochet n Crafts
Rachel from The Philosopher's Wife

By the end of 2017, you will have at least 12 finished granny square inspired projects that will be done just in time for the holidays as well as a smaller yarn stash since grannies are great for stashbusting! Can't wait to see your projects!

Thanks, Alexandra! Can't wait to see yours, too!

  So, I kind of panicked at the thought of having to keep with a schedule for this challenge... If you've followed the blog for a while, then you know nothing here ever goes as planned. And since the challenge starts Saturday, I feared I wouldn't make it in time. When I continued to go though the pile of WIP's that are hiding my couch, I realized I had more opportunities than I thought. The challenge is supposed to be a fun and inspiring way to de-stash, inspire, and create. I think it will be just the motivation I need to help me find my couch again. 😉

The challenge starts this Saturday, so I hope to see you all there!

and as always...

Happy Crocheting!

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