Summer 2012 Granny "Square" Swap (sign ups closed)

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  1. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Crochet Granny "Square" Swap ~

    Sign ups Open until Tuesday July 31, 2012 [​IMG]


    Theme: Jewel and Earth tones ~ Think of the beautiful colors that come from the Earth. Bright jewels mixed with rich earth tones. Sapphires, rubies, emeralds, pearls (Ok these come from the sea but they look so pretty with other jewels) and amethysts. Mixed with colors of sand and stone these jewels stand out and shine. Choose any two or three colors from the list below, pick any 6", 12" or 6" x 12" pattern (when complete all will fit in a 6" grid pattern) and start crocheting!

    Important info: OK besides the unique sizes there is another important difference in this latest swap. Some participants of earlier swaps have requested that we choose colors and brands ahead of time, that way folks that live in rural areas can just order their yarn on-line from the list. No hours at the store trying to decide what works best. Pick your favorite(s) from the list below (all are available at joann.com and all are under $5 except for the Red Heart Super Saver in Café Latte) then go on-line to your favorite pattern site (I like this site http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com but there are lots of sites out there), pick a pattern or two (or more) and start crocheting! Don't forget to check in with us once you sign up to let us know how you're doing. [​IMG]

    Size: 6 " squares (6"x 6"), 12" squares (12"x12"), or 6" x 12" rectangles.

    Pattern: Any Pattern (As long as the finished squares/strips measure 6", 12" or 6"x12")

    Yarn: Acrylic worsted weight (4)

    Colors: Listed below

    Number: As many as there are participants in the swap!

    Dates: LAST DAY to sign up is (Tue) July 31, 2012!!

    Completion Deadline: Sept. 30, 2012 ~ All Squares or Strips must be complete and ready to mail!!! That gives everyone 2 months to complete their squares.

    Here are the color choices for this swap...

    Caron Simply Soft Party in - Royal Sparkle this yarn has metallic spots of color in it.
    Caron Simply Soft in - Bone a neutral, polished color that sets off other colors beautifully.
    Caron Simply Soft in - Plum Perfect a rich deep purple reminiscent of the deepest colored amethysts which are used to promote healing.
    Caron Simply Soft in - Lav Bluee/Lavender Blue a soft color that mimics the lightest colored amethysts.
    Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in - Pearl Mist a beautiful soft off white with a hint of warmth.
    Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in - Cranberry a gorgeous super rich red, a favorite!
    Red Heart Shimmer in - Shamrock this yarn has metallic spots of color in it.
    Red Heart Shimmer in - Ivory also with metallic spots of color, nice against bright colors.
    Red Heart Super Saver in Café Latte not available in small skeins but a nice rich neutral.

    This is the best example I could find (courtesy of Canesisters who found this pic) of the mixed sized squares and it doesn't include strips but just imagine it with 3 different sized "squares" and some earth tones added and this will give you an idea of the look we are wanting from this swap.

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    New folks are encouraged to visit with us here on this thread and post and get to know us! We are always happy to have new friends here and welcome beginners and long time crocheters! We have had so much fun during past swaps and have forged friendships that have lasted well after the swaps have ended. We'd love to have you join the fun, join the swap or any other projects that we have going on!!!!

    When you have finished your Squares/Strips, send me a pm and I'll send you my address so that you can mail in your work. [​IMG]

    I ask that ALL squares be labeled with your user name & real name and placed in individual ziplock bags. In addition, you will need to send return postage!!

    Mail the cheapest, most efficient way that is easiest for you and I will return your squares the exact way you mailed them to me. [​IMG]

    So grab your hooks, tell all your friends and let's get hooking!!!!

    Please click here for the list of participants:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/summer-2012-granny-square-swap
     
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  2. HCFarms96

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    As long as there are no more dislocated collar bones, I'm in this one!
     
  3. baustin

    baustin Songster

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    Sunny, Count me in. Sounds like fun. I hope you enjoy hosting this swap as much as I enjoyed mine. Let's hope the website fixes it's problems as I am having a terrible time getting my posts. I still have to come directly into BYC and go through "hobbies" and even then it won't always let me submit. I think I will try my other computer and my other e-mail adress and name and see if that helps.
     
  4. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Oh my gosh! That must've hurt! Ouch. Well we will certainly hope there are no more serious injuries you have to suffer through!!! Welcome! [​IMG]
    Thank you so much for the well wishes Betty! Good luck with those notifications! I still get mine hit and miss too but if I go into "subscriptions" (top of page under Reviews on BYC) it takes me right to my subscriptions. Welcome! [​IMG]
     
  5. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    I am so excited that we are already under way for the new swap! Please let me know if there is anything I can clarify in the opening post to make it easier to understand.

    I stayed up way too late last night looking at swap square patterns. I have to remember there is plenty of time yet to decide that! lol

    Well off to get chores done. Hope you all have a great day!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Smitty's Farm

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    Wooohoooooo!!!! Count me in!!!! [​IMG] I can't wait to print the yarn brand/colors so I can purchase new yarn to get started. Yipppeeee!!!! [​IMG] Then the hardest part for me will be picking a pattern. I've never made a 12" or the 6" x 12". YAY... New Adventure!!!! That's one reason besides the camaraderie that I LOVE the swaps is that it forces me to try new things. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Thank you Sunny for hosting the new swap!!! It's going to be FANTASTIC!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    YAY!!! Welcome! I've never made them either but I am so excited to try some!!! I saw some patterns last night that crocheted words into squares (just skipped dcs to form letters) so I am gonna try that with the strips. Oooo I want to start now but I better get to packing instead. That's one of the reasons I gave us plenty of time. [​IMG]
     
  8. WriterofWords

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    I'm in, this one will allow me to work on my own without worrying about students lol.

    ETA: Can we mix the colors in the squares or do you want solid color squares?
     
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  9. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

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    That sounds cool!!!! Are the "strips" the 6" x 12"? Have you seen any patterns out there for those? I need to pull out all my books. I bet I have some patterns for the 12" and the 6" x 12" in them.

    Yea I want to run out and buy yarn right now, but still have teens at my house from DD's camp out last night, got the accountant stopping by soon and then we need to see some friends sometime this afternoon that are in from Chicago. Can't wait, though.

    Oh poor thing!!! I hate packing. Good luck!!!! I'm so glad you gave us plenty of time b/c as usual I have unfinished promised projects I must finish. I need to get back to DD's huge afghan. I didn't finish it in time for graduation so I have to get it finished as a move in the dorm present.

    This week I have been crocheting some beanie hats for DD to take with her to work for the Camp's Staff auction. Last year a she took one and it brought in $65 bucks!!! All proceeds of the auction go towards the campership fund that help pay for kids to attend the awesome camp. I'll take a pic and post in the crochet chat sect.
     
  10. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Found this in one of my books:
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