Tell me, dear Knitter, have you previously been lured in with a summer long knit-a-rama and all you achieved was epic failure?
Yeah, me too.
And, this topic expanded more when I was talking with my friend, planetKnit, about our usual summer knit along that we had both participated in for the last three years and I told her I was not attempting it this year. I was lacking in time and, quite frankly, the energy to knit three months of new projects. And, it occurred to me that if I felt that way, others surely must as well!
And out of that was born this idea. One that allowed knitter’s (or crocheter’s, stitcher’s, or spinner’s) to participate in whatever fashion they wanted (Heck, you can even participate in other whatever-alongs!)
My questions for you are:
Do you have some knitting you need or want to get done?
Is there a project you are itching to cast on?
Do you just want to meander down a lazy river, working on one single project all summer?
Do you want to challenge yourself to tackle a new skill or a project that expand your current skills?
Is your basket of WIP’s about to overtake your house?
Did you make a resolution last January to gain control of the WIP’s in your life and since then the number of them increased rather than decreased?
Do you just need a Knitting Staycation with your stash?
Do you want to have some encouragement, laughter, and crafting fun?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then I just might have the solution for you! Join me for a summer long knit along where you will find the motivation and encouragement you are looking for!
I have started a Ravelry Group where there will be encouragement and discussion!
There will be cocktails and recipes (more than occasionally!)
And, lots of fun!
So, if you want to have a summer where you knit at your pace (whatever that might be) then, please join us!
We will begin Memorial Day weekend, but there is no penalty for starting earlier, and we will knit through Labor Day Weekend. There is no deadline for project completion, and you can use any kind of yarn you want in whatever amount! You can post photos to your Ravelry project, or not – the choice is yours!
The only requirement is, really, no requirement! This is all focused on helping you get done what you want to get done – from one project to multiple projects – where do you want to be on Labor Day?
Are you in? Feel free to grab a button for your blog! The more the merrier!
P.S. For those of you who do not have any of the above issues, this would be the perfect time to begin that Christmas knitting for those who are fortunate enough to be on your Christmas Knitting List! Yes, over-achievers are more than welcome!
P.P.S Do you have non-knitting projects you want to finish? Sewing? Quilting? Spinning? You are welcome too!
This is the BEST idea EVER!!! No pressure!!!
I have any number of projects – including a couple knitting ones – that could benefit from a little more conscientious “getting along.” So, thanks for the invitation and Count Me IN! Next action step: find my Ravelry password ;-)).
This may be a KAL that I can actually do and enjoy …. 🙂
You are an inspired genius and this is a brilliant idea! Sign me up, and then introduce me to someone who does not answer “yes” to at least one of those questions. I love that I’m looking forward to summer knitting at my own pace instead of fearing failure from the beginning. Thank you!!
This is my kind of knit along. We sort of can’t fail!! Love it!
Kat, I’m getting Ravelry’s fail sheep on your group link. Would you mind double-checking it?
This is great! I’m in. No rules rules!
I’m in! Cocktails? Recipes? Knitting with no pressure? Sign. Me. Up.
I spent all night thinking about your KAL even though I knew as soon as I read this post I was going to join. I’m looking to up my game where cocktails are concerned to I’m really looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve! Thank you!
Definitely my kind of knit along– I am no usually much of a joiner but this? I can do. I need to decide what my project is….hmmm.
This is my kind of KAL! I think I’m in, in, in!