Effective, textured, an absolute show-stopper the Wool-Eater has become a favourite among many! Over on Ravelry 488 Wool-Eater projects have been made from 1572 queues! Have you had it queued with ‘must hook one-day’ . . . well, 2012 is the year!
Everyone, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, everyone, is invited to join in the Wool-Eater CAL for 2012 which will kick off on Wednesday, 11th of January!
We will all hook along together, providing support and encouragement to each other as we crochet each round! You might be agonizing over the next colour to use for the following round, ask and we’ll all chime in with suggestions! Maybe you’re finding the stitch technique a little daunting to begin with, don’t, take a breath and ask for assistance, it really is an easy rhythmic pattern, after a few rounds you’ll find it to be an extremely relaxing blanket to hook.
Be warned! The Wool-Eater is fittingly named. Munch, munch, munch . . . it consumes a lot of yarn! In saying that, it is a fab blanket for using up all the oddments of yarn from your stash. It has that WOW-factor about it and definitely worth every ounce of yarn consumed.
OK, so you’re eager to start, here’s the details:
- Wool-Eater Wednesday will be the day officially declared to share your progress. I’ll be blogging my progress every Wednesday. Please ensure to a leave a link in the comment section of that post if you’ve blogged your progress also. Of course we’ll all be uploading our pics to the Flickr group along the way.
- Is there a deadline . . . work at your own pace, we have a whole brand new year ahead of us. It is not a race to the finish line. I have set out a schedule below which I’ll be aiming to adhere to, but let me tell you, I definitely won’t be losing any sleep if I only find the time to work 1 round on any particular week.
NOTE: 1 Round (as mentioned above) = 2 actual physical rounds (I like to end on a ‘scallop’ round)
You may decide to stop upon completion of the 14th round and that will be perfectly fine. We will all be utilizing our blankets differently and required dimensions will vary. Me, I’ll be hooking a JUMBO one for Winter!
Mission for the week ahead:
- Sign up! Simply leave a comment on this post so that we know you’re IN!
- If you like, you can snag the ‘poster’ above and display it on your blog.
- Pop over to Flickr and join the group.
- Print out the FREE Wool-Eater instructions which you’ll find here!
- Gather your supplies, basically all you’ll require is a crochet hook, sized to correspond to the yarn you’ll be using, a pair of scissors, a yarn needle for weaving in the ends as.we.go and of course YARN!
I find it’s NOT necessary to have a billion balls of yarn piled high to begin this project – a few balls to get started, that’s all. Let it develop!
Let the creativity flow!
I’m off now to think about colours!