What is this foreign language I am speaking? A new element in the Periodic chart of elements? No, March is officially "National Crochet Month", hence the acronym NatCroMo.
What are you going to do for NatCroMo?
I thought long and hard and decided I would do the following:
1) Make one thing for myself (selfish yes, but I haven't done anything for me in ages)and it's picked out.
2) Make two (or more) things for charity donations: chemo caps, preemie blankets, prayer shawls, warm hats and scarves for the shelters.
I have a few free patterns here (downloads for them can be found on Ravelry and are linked here) that are quick and easy. Bubbles Baby Blanket, Chemo Cap; Chumky Brimmed hat and tweaked a bit to make it smaller sized and tighter fitting; there are scads of free pattern sites: Crochet Pattern Central; The Daily Crocheter, Crochet Poet; Crochet Me and of course Ravelry.
Suggestions for others (both of the above) and:
3) If you've never "designed" anything, sit down and try it. Doesn't have to be anything complicated, just something simple, just try it. Write ideas down, look through stitch dictionary's, just sit down and do a free form design.
4) Finish that long forgotten project that's been taking up space or frog it, reuse the yarn for something new.
What plans do YOU have for NatCroMo?