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        1) Every Sunday a new crochet Prompt or Challenge will be posted. In addition, a Mission will be posted on the first day of each month, and possibly within any given month.
        2) Copy the Prompt/Challenge/Mission to your own blog with your response then come back here and leave your link in the comments of the appropriate topic so everyone will know where to find it.
        3) If you don't have a blog, why not start one? Or you can just post your response here.
        4) You don't have to participate in every post. Do the ones you want. Backtrack if you wish. 5) If you have any comments about this site and/or suggestions for a prompt/challenge, click on the "Share Your Ideas" tab and use the form to send it.

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Mission: 2008

It’s hard to believe a new year is well underway. This post was intended for the first day, but better late than never, as they say.

This is a big mission, or at least big for some of us, so it’ll last the entire year.

A new year is always a great time to get that creativity pumping and create something new, like, let’s say, a big project. One that covers you when you’re cold, yet looks attractive sitting on the back of the couch or draped over your favorite chair. Yes, for this mission, create an afghan/blanket then share the pattern with the rest of us, as well as the finished product by the first of December ’08. Or, if you prefer, submit that pattern to a publication of your choice (but still show us what you did). It can be as elaborate or as simple as you wish. The most important thing is it be an original by you and that you have fun creating it.

There will be check points throughout the year, giving a chance to talk about your progess and what you are doing. There will also be other SS prompts, challenges, and missions to keep you crocheting along the way.

So, what are you waiting for?

On your mark…
Get set…
CROCHET!

Mission for December

December is here, and so is the Spirit of Giving. I know many crocheters have already been crocheting some of their gifts for friends & family, but let’s take it a step further, shall we? Your mission is to give the gift of crochet this holiday season, not just to those you know, but for someone you don’t know as well. There’s hospitals that need baby hats, shelters that need mittens, strangers who just need a little holiday spirit (in crochet form, of course!). Perhaps you could teach someone to crochet. Or maybe there’s a bagger at your local grocery store who always bags your items just the way you like them. No matter who it is, pick someone to add to your gift-giving list–someone who isn’t a family member or a friend–crochet him or her or them a small item, gift it, then share the love with the rest of us. Tell the rest of the Stitch-Stirrers how your crocheting holiday is going.

Be sure to link back to this thread with a link to your response so others can find you easily!

This will be the last prompt of the year since so many of us are trying to get those gifts finished in time for giving. But stay tuned: Stitch-Stirrers will start the new year off and running with a year-long challenge that will be posted on January 1st.

Happy Holidays!

Mission: First Day of Fall

Can you feel it? Smell it? See it? If not, it’s right around the corner. Yes, it’s Autumn, and if it’s not showing in an outdoor theatre near you just yet, it will be soon. The crisp air, the changing colors, football, and baking (at least for me).

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to create a new crochet pattern that celebrates the grandeur of the season. It can be something simple like a leaf pattern done in Autumnish colors or something more complicated like a sweater. The choice is yours depending on your own time and pattern-writing skill. The only rule of thumb is to create it before the season is over.

So get those hooks and yarn to moving and let’s see what beautiful things we can come up with!

Happy Autumn!

(If you’re participating in another country and the season is different, the prompt is the same, except to create something for the season you’re in.)