I'd like to thank all of the Bernat team for the hard work put into developing and organizing this project. Your support made this a great learning opportunity for me, and without it I would probably (No, surely) would NOT have completed my afghan in the time given. I have always set aside projects for self to start gifts for others. Thank you!
On constructive feedback line, I'll listThings I liked;
Wednesday "clues", great for anticipation and helping me complete my squares in time for my next clue
Freedom to stray from the given...I'm glad I wasn't tied to only the suggested colors or pattern and could let my individuality shine through when a creative bug bit me.
The opportunity to see what other crafters were coming up with as well...made me feel part of such a larger creative force and also inspired me when I was stuck or displeased with some elements of the suggested pattern.
Positive encouragement and resources given by Shandah as we all plugged along (Thanks Shandah:)Things I would change if I had the power;
I'd have liked the elements of the crochet patterns to align better for putting my afghan together in the end. It was frustrating to stitch them together when the number of stitches didn't match, and since my weakest strength is in the finishing, this was really frustrating. On a side note, if I hadn't wanted to post a completed project, I might have put this in my UFO closet and then I still wouldn't have anything to show for all that work, so Kudos to the ones who made this a contest:)
I'd like the "Badges" for clue completion to be much smaller so that I wouldn't have to scroll through so many pages trying to read comments along the threads posted.I didn't even understand what all those pictures were about (the badges) until just recently. Web-designers might know how to make this a more reader friendly forum.
The contest would have continued to keep KAL and CAL separate, providing prizes for each separately. I hadn't followed along the KAL thread at all because I wasn't participating in that one, so in the end, I didn't realize we were "competing". Their work is beautiful and deserved it's own set of prizes...after all, the more yarn Bernat gives us, the more "addicted" we become...it would be a win-win in my eyes