The goal of this little crochet along is to complete a set of four coasters by July 4, 2011. That gives you exactly two weeks! So let's break this down into 2 blog posts. First, this week, tell a little about yourself and what colors you chose. If you want, take a picture of your materials! Leave a link back to your post in the comments, and I will try to do a compilation post later this week. I would use a linky tool, but they are no longer free and I'm cheap. haha
I will start! I'm Megan (I hope you know that if you are here) and I chose red, white, and blue because I love the U S of A! I also realized that my husband loves having a Fourth of July party, and I do not really have any patriotic decor -- the shame! I made this awesome table runner for my Mom a few years back and planned to make one for myself, but I get craft-stracted (that's distracted by other crafts). Maybe I will pick up some star spangled fabric on clearance this year!
I got started on my star coasters a day or so ago (okay so I get to cheat the system when I set up the crochet along. I had a nice cup of (decaf -- it was 10 pm) coffee and some Seventh Heaven on dvd... I was kickin it old school! I have one coaster done. Three more to go! I decided to switch up the color order & maybe use 2 different blues (see the top picture). The first one was a little bunchy at first -- but a little blocking fixed that problem right away!
Now, I can't wait to hear who is joining me! And what colors you will be using. Oh yeah, and I will definitely be sending out a little goodie to a random participant -- I will draw names after the second post! Don't forget to leave a comment with a link to your post about the crochet along! Try to have your comment up by Monday, June 27th!