So I did it!!!!! What did I do?!? I participated in my very first every Knitting Marathon and knit 24 hours in two days. I knit 12 hours on Sunday, January 20 and 12 hours on Monday, January 21. I completed the following items during this time: One pair of socks, sun hat, dishcloth and dish towel, one slipper. Here is a photo of my completed items:
A special thank you to the blog: Not Your Average Zoe for including me in her Marathon. What a great way to “Stash Bust” which is one of my 2013 goals.
I am going to finish the other slipper (photo top right) and then will be looking forward to the next Marathon. Happy Knitting!!!!!
I had to change the dates on my Knitting and Crafting Marathon to January 20 and 21. (On the 22nd I have Grandma duty and would not be able to knit). So far today, January 20, I have knit for 8 hours and I have made the following items:
Sun Hat –
One sock –
The other sock is on the needles right now. Back to knitting!
……the time is getting closer and I am so excited to participate in my first ever Knitting and Crafting Marathon. I first read about it here and also at Cheryl Marie Knits I am slowly getting the items together that I want to work on.
I belonged to several “Kit” of the month clubs and/or Hook and Needle clubs and have collected many projects along the way. I am finally stash-busting this year and hope to complete several of these items during the marathon.
My next step is to make sure I have all needles, stitch markers, etc. that I need to complete each item. Then I will be all set to start. Is any one else participating?
I received this kit from Annie’s Hook & Needle club several years ago and have been knitting on it ever since. This year I vow to complete ALL unfinished projects so here we go…..
Part of the problem I think is that the beginning of the pattern says Rows 1 – 330 knit across. YAWN!!! I think I got bored. I hope to be able to complete this before my the Knitting/Crafting Marathon January 21 & 22.
So here is where I am so far – my notes say that I have already knit 210 rows so getting closer. TIP: As you knit, take notes on where you are in a pattern, changes you have made along the way, increases/decreases, etc. this will help you when you pick up the work again – especially if it is months later. Can you imagine if I had to count all these rows……
So we missed this one but you can read here how she spent her time knitting and also find out about her upcoming Knitting Marathon in February. I plan on knitting along with her – any other takers? A great way to attack all of those unfinished projects. I have been knitting most of my life, so how is it I have never heard of these?!?!?!?