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Old 08-27-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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Just got the e-mail from Bernat about the Mystery Afghan Crochet-along on the Bernat blog. Anyone else thinking of participating? I think it could be crazy fun, but I don't think I'm excited about using Softee Chunky--- I wish there were more color choices. I'm thinking about using an ombre for one of the contrasting colors and matching solids for the other four.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:50 AM   #2
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Hello happy crocheters!

Just wanted to let you all know about the Mystery Afghan Crochet-Along on the Bernat Yarn website. It will be starting September 22nd, with new clues released every week.

Here's a link to the CAL: http://bernat.com/CAL2010intro/

I'm just a beginner with crochet, but I'm joining in so I will learn a few things. Are any of you participating?
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link

I'm SERIOUSLY tempted. I have too many other things I should be doing (like 'proper' work for one). But it sounds intruiging.

I'm new to crochet too, and I'm not sure I can get Bernat Softee Chunky, but sounds like fun
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:37 PM   #4
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Hello happy crocheters!

Just wanted to let you all know about the Mystery Afghan Crochet-Along on the Bernat Yarn website. It will be starting September 22nd, with new clues released every week.

Here's a link to the CAL: http://bernat.com/CAL2010intro/

I'm just a beginner with crochet, but I'm joining in so I will learn a few things. Are any of you participating?
I really want to, but I'm having a bear of a time picking colors.

I'm not a beginner, but I've never done a CAL before.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:52 PM   #5
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I'm new to crochet too, and I'm not sure I can get Bernat Softee Chunky, but sounds like fun
You can use ANY chunky yarn. I'm making my afghan with Bernat Baby Coordinates Chunky, and I'm not making as many squares as everyone else, because I have arthritis. My blanket will be baby-sized.

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I really want to, but I'm having a bear of a time picking colors.
I know what you mean! It's especially hard to choose, since we don't know what it will look like when it's complete. I guess we should choose light colors where they have designated light shades, and the same goes for dark colors. But, I believe it will look nice no matter what colors we decide to use.
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This sounds like fun! I need to make a wedding gift afghan for my nephew, so perhaps I'll pick yarn for this project in the colors his bride-to-be likes.

Thanks for the link, Sandy!

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An mystery afghan CAL sound intriguing but I am putting all my time in trying to finish a baby blanket before the baby out grows it. Afghans are big and the baby blanket is my largest project so far (40" x 40" with just about 22" of length done.)
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Sounda like fun. I may try to do this ad I have not crocheted much lately.
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I finally picked colors and ordered yarn (not realizing that the coupon code for 25% off expired on the 4th, GRR)!

I kind of took my cues from the Summerset Ombre because I liked the way those colors fit together... and then I filled it in with colors I thought would be interesting to use (mostly the new ones)... I think my afghan will end up looking kind of fall-ish??

Rouge (6)
Fern (2)
Redwood (2)
Pumpkin (2)
Bronze (7)

Kind of dark, but most every other project I've done this year has been pinks or blues (or BRITE), so I think working with dark earthy colors will be a good change.

Anyone else able to pull the trigger yet?
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This sounds like fun! I need to make a wedding gift afghan for my nephew, so perhaps I'll pick yarn for this project in the colors his bride-to-be likes.
Good plan!


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An mystery afghan CAL sound intriguing but I am putting all my time in trying to finish a baby blanket before the baby out grows it.
I know how you feel! I have WAY too many projects on the needles and hooks right now. But, I think my spirit thrives on confusion and chaos.


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Sounda like fun. I may try to do this ad I have not crocheted much lately.
Go for it!


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I finally picked colors............I think my afghan will end up looking kind of fall-ish??
Oooo! Pretty colors!
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