Monday, October 08, 2007

And the winner is.....

all of them.

I mean, most people did vote for Danica. And a KAL is supposed to have everyone doing the same pattern. But I kind of felt bad forcing you to knit something you may not have wanted to knit. And who says you can't just knit whichever one you like? The whole point of this is to do it together, and I figure you're more likely to stick with it if it's one you really want to make.

But - I do ask that you stick to one of the four. It's fun to see how others are doing the same thing you are - and it is easier to help people if someone else is doing it too.

Also, I've created a separate blog just for this knit along. It's called the "Infertility Sucks" Scarf Along, and it can be found here. We will use this blog to post our progress and cheer each other along. This way we aren't boring all of our non knitting readers to tears with all the knit one purl two going on. So if I know who you are, I have sent you an email inviting you to participate in the blog (it's free to sign up). If you'd like to participate and you didn't get an invite, please send me your email address (mine is yeahsoiknit at gmail dot com) and I will add you. Oh, and if you would be so kind - blog about it and link to the new blog - hopefully more people will join (If anyone is technically inclined and would like to design a blog button - you will be my BFF)

And one other thing. I'm a little worried that I picked patterns that some may find too challenging. I do believe they are all learnable, and I am 100% committed to helping you get through the whole thing, so I really really hope you all stick with this. I will also be posting links to tutorials and other sites I think may be of help to you along the way. Feel free to post a question to the site, or email me directly. No questions are too dumb, and knitters are the nicest people!

Now go out and buy your yarn! Remember, worsted weight, any flavor. I hope you will make this scarf especially for yourself, so pick something soft and pretty. Knitting for loved ones are okay too - but why not treat yourself?

We offically start knitting Monday, October 15th.

I am so freaking excited.

10 comments:

Carrie said...

Oh, I wish I could join in but my knitting skills are very basic and I fear that in my sleep deprived state I would only be frustrating myself!

Beagle said...

This will be fun!

Flicka said...

Whee! What a great solution. I'm going to do the column of leaves but I'm definitely going to need your help to get through it. This will be my most challenging project to date.

Shelby said...

Great!! I'm going stash-diving this weekend to find the perfect yarn. Of course, that is if I don't find something I like more at Stitches this weekend. ;)

Flicka said...

Hey, I tried to email you and it came back with a permanent fatal error. Could you send me the KAL blog link? My email is casa.vacant@gmail.com Thanks!

Chebbles' Mama said...

I am so excited for your Knit Along. I'll just be a cheerleader because I SCARE craft projects by just looking at them, but I'm so excited for you. And the 10/15 start date is pretty poetic, considering that it seems that day has been chosen as a Pregnancy Loss day. So you ROCK, Starfish!

jenna said...

Oh darn! i so want to learn to knit. I need a tutor. I looked this up online and I might as well be knitting with my friggin feet. I'm a mess!

Jenni said...

Yay! I can't wait to get started! I'm torn between the column of leaves and the Irish Hunting Scarf.

Should be fun!

littleangelkisses said...

Can I join in?? My email is littleangelkisses@mchsi.com

THANKS!

Linda

Lauren said...

Can I join too? I will try the Danica????

my email is (corny I know): hercraftness@sbcglobal.net