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Knitting and Crafting Marathon Update

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:

008A 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!!!!!

 

 

Knitting and Crafting Marathon – Update

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 –

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One sock –

018The other sock is on the needles right now. Back to knitting!

 

Knitting and Crafting Marathon Coming Up – January 21 and 22

……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.

004I 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?

On the Needles – Scoodie

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…..

017Part 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……

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Another Knitting Marathon

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?!?!?!?