MareMare...know whatcha mean, lol. I made a couple of things from the 2007 calendar and one of the patterns just didn't turn out right. I think the editor ought to check the patterns more thoroughly before agreeing to publish:(
I dearly love the pattern calendar though....trying to collect all years. Still hunting on Ebay for some of the older ones, but not having too much luck so far.
I guess my favorite source is the 200 pattern blocks. The only thing is that all of the squares are 6" so have to play around with them to make them come out to 8". Usually can just add a couple rounds of border stitches and they come out fine:)
It was really, really bad! The picture clearly shows that there are 8 front post triple crochets in each round...but the directions have you doing 12 in each round! And in totally weird spots that don't look like the pic at all! Beware August 6! I can't wait until the 200 block book comes in the mail! There are some really cool ones in the one I picked up tonight too, I had just been really excited to do the one from the calendar.
Oh yeah, does anybody else have that one book that has like 63 squares to make an afghan...it shows them in rose, mint green, and off-white I think. I was going to pull that out to look at what size squares it makes, but I can't find it...and the sad thing is, I have TWO copies! Le sigh...