So, now for the title explanation. CAL stands for Crochet Along, and I have joined one over at One Dog Woof. ChiWei has a full explanation on how she chose the name One Dog Woof for her blog, if you're interested in looking at her more about me page :)
I have quite a few papercrafting friends that like to crochet, I know you're reading ladies, and I thought this would be fun to share with them. Heck, I think this would be fun for everyone to join in! The CAL is for beginners and veterans alike and will have us making a double strand infinity cowl.
If you're interested in seeing the timeline for the project, you can look here. And if you're eager to get started, we've been given our first 'assignment', which you can find here. The best way to tag along, I think, would probably be to add the blog link to your followed blogs so that you get regular updates. It's what I've done, else I would struggle to remember the dates given in the timeline.
Here is a picture of the cowl we'll be making (lovingly borrowed from ChiWei's blog)
Of course, being a tiny bit OC, I have purchased four different crochet hooks and two different colour yarns (all before I saw the pattern...silly me), none of which fit the spec for the pattern. LOL's! Too funny, but I wanted to get started and will get started following a couple of tutorials online in the meantime so that I can get my crochet brain cap fitting nicely.
I will have to go get the specified yarn and crochet hook some time in the week, but in the mean time, I'm going to sit here in my little corner of the world and get better acquainted with the hobby that my gran so loves*
This truly is my year for learning new things.