I'm participating in my first CAL!
CAL - I've thought about joining on several occasions but I never seem to be in the right place at the right time. Today that all changed! While strolling along on the blog-avard I happened upon the folks at Lion Brand who were telling me all about the latest CAL set to begin next week. Huh. Imagine that. I'm just about finished with my Chevron Lace Cardigan and although I don't "need" another project I thought, why not? It looks like a great little shrug and I bet its fun to crochet with a whole bunch of other people. I read through the pattern (looks easy), the initial post and the comments. Everyone was so positive and enthusiastic. What could be better?? How about if they have a Ravelry group? Well of course they do! So I went right ahead and joined in there too! I figure with all this support I'm bound to keep on track! Plus, if I run into any trouble I'm sure there will be plenty of folks willing to help me out. (Crochet and knitting people are just so nice!) Now that I've gone ahead and made this commitment to myself I better get moving, and finish up that sweater! I'm not sure what I'm going to do for yarn. I know that I won't use the glittery yarn the shrug is named for. I'm not much of a glittery kinda gal! I do have quite a bit of Baby Sport in plain old white which actually might be nice. I have several white pullovers and they all get lots of wear. I'm sure a sweet wee shrug in white will as well. Don't you think?
On another note, I made lots changes to the blog over the past few days. I'm working hard to create an environment that feels friendly, casual and comfortable. I want to be easy to read, and fun without getting carried away. I changed my logo design (thanks to Picasa) making the whole thing a bit softer . I mean it's Crochet Nirvana for goodness sake - that shouldn't be cold and harsh! I've decided to go with the grayish background (instead of white), again for the warmth. I'd probably choose a different color if I could, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet! Happily after much trail and error with the CSS code I was able to change the font in the menu bar, increase the width of the whole page and adjust the size of the header!! I'm quite proud of that part since I have zero experience with code of any kind! Overall I'm pleased with the way we're looking today. Now if I can just stop futzing with it and get down to some crochet I'll be all set!
Until next time Happy Weekend!
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