Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Knit a Block A week Challenge.

I have been hinting for weeks so I think it's about time to let you know what I'm going to be up to. I am challenging myself again and inviting you all to join me,  I always work better when I'm challenged don't you? I find it very motivating. Last year I was given this book for my birthday





and although I have had lots of pleasure looking through the book I haven't actually made many blocks from it as yet.  So because I had so much fun with the Beyond the square challenge with Barbara back in 2012 I decided to do it again but this time with knitting.

I know lots of you love to knit, for you this challenge can inspire you to try out new patterns and stitches you have never tried before. 
For those who want to learn this is the ideal opportunity, there are simple blocks to make in this book and step by step, directions on the knitting basics.

I am challenging myself to make at least one different block a week out of this book so is anyone else up for the challenge?  These blocks are all 6 inch square when made in Dk yarn so they will be easy to join together to make something beautiful.

I'm not trying to promote this book in anyway but I do think it's a good one to have in your craft library... please read the customer reviews about it before you make your decision to buy it if you don't have it already. 

I plan to start this challenge at the beginning of January, I'm telling you about it now so that you can put this book on your Christmas present list if you want to join in.

I have already told the ladies from Loving hands about the challenge and many of them can't wait to get started, I hope you will join in too, lets see who can make the most!

Please just leave me a comment if you would like to join in and I will list your names and give you more details about the challenge later.

The Challenge is now up and running!





You can see finished Blocks and blanket here.

39 comments:

  1. I don't know if it is possible to join your challenge from the Netherland. If so I would like to join in very much. Let me know if you need a e-mail adress or anything. Love from the Netherland. Joke

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    1. Yes if you can post on my blog then you can join in. :)

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    2. Thank you for your Reply. I looked for the book, but here in The Netherlands the book has a different cover. It also has a different title. The name is 200 knitted blocks for mix and match. Do you think it is the same, because than I can order it.

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    3. I'm really not sure if it's the same book, is it the same author jan Eaton. Can you look inside the book, here is the link to the Amazon one you can look inside maybe you can compare.
      http://www.amazon.co.uk/knitted-blocks-blankets-throws-afghans/dp/0715322354/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1386885803&sr=1-1&keywords=200+knitted+blocks+by+jan+eaton

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  2. Oh what fun!! Since I am a new knitter this will surely give me lots of practice. Putting it on my Christmas list! Thanks....I'm up for the challenge!
    xo

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    1. Yes it will Shari, I'm so pleased you are joining in, you will be an expert knitter by the end of the year. :)

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  3. What Joke wrote it is the same for me.
    greetings,
    Josephine

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    1. yes, welcome to the challenge Josephine. :)

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  4. I'd love to join. I knit and crochet but like knitting better. This sounds like fun!
    Thanks for letting us join your challenge.

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    1. Welcome to the challenge Ruth, thanks for joining in. :)

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  5. I wish I could join, but I don´t have that book. I searched in the iTunes library, but they don't have that book :-( Our mail system is horrible, so I won´t even consider buying it online. But I will be looking forward to see your progress, and if you give a good report, I will tr to buy it when I travel.

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    1. That's a shame Ana, I would offer to send it to you but if your postal system is bad it might get lost in the post. I can recommend the book, I have enjoyed just looking at all the blocks the past year. :)

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  6. Hello, Linda. I've already joined up through Loving Hands. I'm sitting on my hands until Jan 1st. If you would like me to look through my book and recommend some squares for beginners, I'd be happy to do that.

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    1. I know Una it's hard not to get started, that would be a great idea thanks!

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  7. Aaawh Linda, I'd love to compete with you again, but unfortunately I'm such a bad knitter with no intentions to improve my skills. Yet. But I'll watch your progress for sure, and who knows, maybe I'll join in later.
    I don't know this book, but I have Jan Eaton's books about the crochet blocks, and I think it's pretty good! Have fun, I think it's a great idea!!

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    1. Oh that's a shame Barbara I would have loved to have got my own back seen as you beat me last time haha, hope you change your mind later. :)

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  8. I've ordered the book from Alibris. Can't wait to start. Thinking about colour schemes.
    June

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    1. Welcome to the challenge so pleased you are joining in June. :)

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  9. I'd love to join up with you Linda! I'll give a note to my husband for the book for Christmas. Will you be asking everyone to make the same block on the same week? I've been making some blanket squares already, so this will be a welcome addition to my little stack. Wendy x

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    1. Brilliant Wendy!! so glad you are joining in. No the choice of block is up to you because everyone has different knitting skills what may be easy for one may not be for another, it's going to be fun! :)

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  10. I would love to join your challenge. I think I am up to it. I just ordered the book from the uk book depository. It looks great. Should be a lot of fun.
    Mandy (from Downunder)

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    1. Welcome to the challenge Mandy:)

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  11. Ooh, how tempting ! But I have just bought 2 weeks ago the crochet version of that book.
    However I just got myself the cutest knitting needles (I will show them off soon) and although I can knit the basics, one my projects for 2014 was to learn to knit properly.
    Buying another craft book (not counting all the magazines I have recently bought:-)) can cost me divorce . . . for the moment I will follow your progresses. . .
    xEva

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    1. Eva I quite understand, I have the crochet one too and may have a challenge for that one next year. You can always join in the knitting challenge later if you want to test out your new needles, :)

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  12. Hi! Is there any challenge for crocheting? I like the idea and I would join, but I don't know how to knit, only crochet. Thank you.

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  13. I just got a huge box of yarn from my mother .... I'm definitely in! :-)

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    1. Great! welcome to the challenge Regula. :)

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  14. I would love to join in. I just got the book. I'm new to knitting (avid crocheter) and have already made a scarf, baby hat and now working on a hat for me using the Fisherman's Rib Stitch. It's soooo much fun. I think I'm a quick learner and the book looks exciting! I'm not sure how to post to your blog though, I may need some help in that area. I really don't have a lot of computer experience. Thanks for starting this challenge!

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    1. Welcome to the challenge Lori, youu have managed to post just fine, the comments won't appear on here until I see them first, that's just to stop spam comments getting through. :)

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  15. I am defianately in I have the book and love the patterns.

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    1. There are some lovely blocks in there Paula, welcome to the challenge. :)

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  16. Goodmorning Linda, I have nearly completed square no.1. Do we just tell you about our progress or do we post pictures somewhere? It's certainly a great book with some lovely designs. This is going to be fun (and challenging with my busy lifestyle)
    Mandy 😊

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    1. Hi Mandy tomorrow is the official start date for the challenge and I intend having a link party where you can post your pictures. I'm looking forward to seeing all your squares . :)

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  17. I would have liked to join in too but am rubbish at knitting. So am gona give it a go but with crochet. I look forward to see how you all get on though! I'm a new follower and found you through Chalkys World.

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  18. Only just seen this but I'm going to give it a go. I know I'm very late but you can't read everything on the web?

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    1. Thats great Michelle I've added a link to my finished blanket to the end of the post. I had great fun making these squares and hope you do too. :)

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