WIP Wednesday: Blocks, blocks, and more blocks

I’ve been working on six inch squares from stash yarn as part of the Crochetlist April charity challenge.  These squares will end up going to the Binky Patrol in Arizona.

What started as an effort to work through my stash while also working towards my charity crafting goal has turned into a slight obsession.

Twenty-six blocks… and counting.

The past two weeks at work have been totally stressful, and I’ve retreated into the comfortable haven of following other people’s patterns.  With some stash yarn and one of my many crochet books in hand, I can usually make 1 or 2 on the commute to and from work.  On Sunday, my only day off last week, I only had the energy to sit on the couch and crochet (and do one load of emergency laundry).

Right now, the count is at 26, but I’m hoping to get it up to 30 or more blocks by Saturday, when I plan to ship these out.  So far, I’ve used up about 870 yards of yarn, which sounds like a lot until you realize that it only amounts to about 2-1/3 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver, which is what I’ve mostly been using.  Nonetheless, I’m feeling satisfied – I’ve made a small dent in my stash and these blocks are going to a good cause.

My favorite block so far.

We are supposed to leave a long tail at the end to make it easier to join the blocks.  I have been good about weaving in the ends as I go, so as not to end up with a nightmare of ends on Saturday morning :).

For more Works in Progress, visit Tami’s Amis.

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