Happy New Year from Couch Surfer Crochet! I hope you have all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to tackle 2019 head on!
First I want to apologize for being absent from the blog for so long. After we finished the Stash Buster Granny CAL I had so many orders and personal gifts to complete that there was no extra time for new projects! Now that everything has been gifted I can finally share a few photos of all the things I was working on. Lots of scarves, hats, and a few baby blankets! I was a busy little bee this holiday season.
I just wanted to do a quick post to let you all know that I’ve got some awesome things planned for 2019! I’m working on the patterns for 2 new CALs that I will release later this year once they are completed and tested! So make sure to stay alert for those!
Also, my incredibly clever and talented husband made me an amazing gift for Christmas. He essentially made me a portable camera stand so I can start to do video tutorials! I’ve had many requests over the last couple of years to do videos with my patterns. Some people learn better when they can see the work instead of reading a pattern! I’m working on creating the YouTube channel now and hope to have that up and running with some content very soon! I will be sure to update all of you as soon as it is LIVE! My hope is that I can eventually add a video tutorial to every pattern I’ve released so far, as well as adding them to all future projects.
I’m also planning a year long project with granny squares. I plan to do ONE square each week and at the end of the year make all of those into a unique and interesting blanket! Each square will be 12″. Some of the squares will be my own design, and some I have found online! I thought about doing the “365 Days of Granny Squares” challenge, but I know I would get distracted somewhere along the way and get frustrated, so I’m simplifying that to ONE a week and only picking my favorite squares! Since the New Year starts in the middle of the week, I will be posting my weekly granny squares on Fridays. I won’t have video tutorials available for each of those at first, but I do hope to get there soon!
I also want all of you to welcome Walnut the Pit to the team! We adopted him from a local shelter. We welcomed him into the family in November and he has already started “claiming” everything I work on! You’ll be seeing a lot more of Walnut in the months to come, and it’s likely he’ll pop in a video from time to time. He is definitely a curious boy who wants to be involved in whatever his Momma is working on! We did create an Instagram page for him because I CANNOT stop taking pictures of him! You can follow him at WalnutPit!
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Looking for a fun pattern to start the New Year?! Check out the Mixed Stitch Blanket CAL. It’s made in rows with lots of colorful stripes!