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Scrappy Grannies, &tc.

First, thank you for all the kind comments on my Citric Acid afghan!  :o)  

Second, so much for my plans to catch up on the last few blocks for the Crochet Favorites Sampler CAL Afghan... I've left that project solidly on the back burner.  (Ah, who am I kidding?  It's been off the stove altogether for quite some time.)

There has been crochet and knitting, though.  (Of course.  At this point, I can't function without crochet-- or at least my beginner's-level knitting.)

Instead of working on one of the afghans currently in progress (there are three, if you don't count the novelty yarn one, which is in deep hibernation until cold weather arrives), I brilliantly decided to start yet another afghan project.  There's something about finishing one project that triggers me to start a new one, even if I already have more than enough to choose from in my current WIPs.

Anyway, whatever the reason, I've started a scrap afghan.  I've been saving very short lengths…

Citric Acid Retroghan -- Completed!

As I mentioned last time, I finished the Citric Acid Retroghan earlier this week.  Today, I took a little time to finish weaving in a few loose ends, then let the washer and dryer do their magic.  (Yay for machine washable yarn!)  Straight from the dryer, I hauled it out to the patio swing and snapped a few photos.  I probably should have gone the extra step of setting up the tripod, because my photos could have been a little sharper-- but they'll do.  :o) 

So, here's the "it's finished" post full of gratuitous afghan photos!

I think I've described most of the process in an earlier blog entry.  It was messier than making a bunch of squares or hexagons and joining them (either as you go or all at the end), and I'm not planning on making another afghan like this in the near future, but it was obviously doable. (g)  The trickiest parts were joining the triangles, evening out the strips of triangles so that the vertical stripes wouldn't be too wavy-- …

This 'n' That

Nerd Wars-- To Join or Not to Join?
I was (briefly) considering joining a team for Nerd Wars over on Ravelry.  But then I saw all the "rules"/guidelines... and I decided that maybe I don't want to follow any rules (however go-with-the-flowy) during my crochet / knitting time.  Also, I'm not sure how easy it would be to tie my up-coming projects into a team theme... Or how much free craft time I'll have in the next few months, given that I already have WIPs I want to finish...  Or how I would even choose a team, because my geekiness is not as obsessive steadfast as it might be.  What can I say?  I'm a fickle, capricious nerd with varied interests.  ;o)

...I don't know.  I guess I might change my mind and try it, anyway.  There's time to think about it.

Before I even consider committing to a Nerd Wars team, I probably ought to catch up on the Sampler Favorites CAL, Part 2 (or whatever it's called... I can never seem to remember).  It's …