Last night I got a little antsy waiting to go to crochet class, so I pulled out my notebook to do a little brainstorming for the Pieced Together Quilting Bee. February is Katie's month and she sent us some pretty fun fabrics... but the colors are a little out of the box for me, so I am a bit nervous. Other participants are already posting their amazing block in our Flickr group - wow, they are really quick. Luckily, seeing their blocks totally got things clicking in my brain and I really think I can do this now!
Crochet class was a bit crazy. Everyone had questions for our teacher and one of the knitters in class kept monopolizing her time with "mistakes" she wouldn't catch for rows and rows. Our teacher was quite funny with her so it was entertaining, but it was also distracting. I was able to get her attention for long enough to get some pointers for crocheting in a circle. I had a pattern for coasters from the Cozy Crochet Kit that I really wanted to try, but I couldn't quite figure out how 11 double crochets could actually fit in one chain. Crazy, but they do! I was able to finish one coaster even with all the distractions around me - I find it really hard to count when people are talking around me, I can handle tv, but not real live people :) I see more of these coasters in my future.