For the next two weeks, prior to the beginning of the next BIG SURPRISE CHALLENGE, we are giving you free reign to HAVE SOME FUN, while creating mucho squares!

BUT WAIT!  Hold your hat!  Or should I say; HOLD – THE – HATS!!

We have learned from Ronda and her crew that they have approximately 3 hats for every potential blanket!  We have been asked, for the time being, to please focus on squares rather than hats.  Might I suggest that, rather than making a hat, you make 3 squares instead?

As you can see from the photos that Ronda provided, they have A LOT of hats!

Lots of hats!                         


....and more hats!

SO, let's work on our fundamental purpose, MAKING SQUARES!!

As always, the greatest need is for plain jane squares!  But if you need some inspiration, here are some ideas for you!

Finish your UFOs (unfinished objects!)  If you are like me, you probably have a few partially done squares hiding away in your cupboards.  This is a great opportunity to finish up all of those squares that were started for a different challenge and never got finished!

Explore your creativity!  There are limitless possibilities for exploring your creativity.  Color is one of my favorite ways to do that!  Where to look?  A color wheel can help when trying new colors together!  

Fabric can give you some great color combos; I love perusing the fabric store for ideas!



Pump out some major PJs!!!    Wouldn’t it be awesome to see stacks and stacks of plain janes?!?!  Check out Susan Haines’ stack of 88 squares!

I hope you have some fun with our “Un-challenge”!  I can’t wait to see what you create!!

*****Laurie Fortier has graciously created a Pinterest page for the "Un-challenge"!  The link for that is here:

*****You can also find the photo albums for this challenge here:

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Supposed to get more snow out here in South Dakota.  Everyone is still recovering from the blizzard last weekend.  UGH! Thought making a pretty Daffodil would brighten things up.  I love them.

OCTOBER 2013 Daffodil

Four" crayon colour"  squares.   

A few from the "bag of bits"

My version of a Victorian Ceiling Flower.

OCTOBER 2013 Victorian Ceiling Flower

Another little beauty! I tried to copy your pink, blue and yellow circle Robin with moderate success but I don't think I'll be doing this one just yet.

My other Un-Challenged Squares

(that means knitted) are mostly

oddments of yarn and a few plain janes


A beautiful stack of 35 squares by Sue Lyon!  Way to go Sue!!

 Crocheted KAScuddle

Christine Chiplen has been very busy, making this KAS cuddle, as well as a slew of squares!  Awesome job Christine!

A few more plain Janes for October.

Pinwheel Crazy

OCTOBER 2013 Pinwheel Crazy

Three more granny squares.  I must admit I had a lot of trouble with  the blue & yellow one on  the left,, where  I tried to follow the picture of Robin's lovely square.  The circle part was easy but then I could not turn  it into a square. I  established the corners, but then  the sides bulged.  So the final result was very much trial and error and is not perfect.  .   





Colorful diagonal.

OCTOBER 2013 Diagonal

V is for Variegated.  I love to use variegated yarn and see what pretty patterns emerge.

OCTOBER 2013 V is for Variegated

Here is a small assortment just to let you know that I'm not asleep over here ... just very busy at the moment.  xo



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