Monday, April 9, 2007


Welcome everyone to the For Me Knit-a-long.

I am your host, Melissa and I invite you to join us.

The reason for starting this knit-a-long is that I want to be encouraged and encourage others to complete projects for ourselves and not feel guilty for starting a project to accomplish that goal and yet have other projects going at the same time.

Keeping in mind that we are working on the projects for ourselves while completing other projects we will have a three month window to complete our projects. Our projects will be either themed or centered around one item (shawl, hat, sweater, etc).

New themes will be posted a month before they start so that you have adequate time to prepare.

To find knitting time for your project I recommend that you spend five minutes a day working on it. (Lock yourself in the bathroom if you need to!) The stitches add up and before you know it you'll have something beautiful for yourself.

To participate with us you will need to follow the following general recommendations:

1. You will update either through your personal blog or join this one to update a minimum of one post a week.

2. A picture of the completed project is to be posted after any finishing work is completed. (I understand that it can be hard to get pictures sometimes so the completed project pic is the only mandatory one we will have.) More pictures as you work on the project are greatly appreciated.

3. You will use the time working on it for yourself without allowing thoughts of work and children to get in the way for that five minutes (or time period of your choosing).

4. You will understand that you will not be flogged, maimed, or stripped of your knitting supplies if you are unable to complete the requirements so long as you put in an honest effort. We all have real lives that will sometimes prevent these requirements from being met. That's okay as long as the effort is there. This knit-a-long is for support, not to drag you down.

5. If you come to the decision that you need to no longer participate just notify us and we will send you along your way with our best wishes.

To join the knit-a-long contact me at yarnonymous at yahoo dot com with the following information:
1. Your Name
2. Your email
3. Where you would like to post (your personal blog or this one)
4. Any additional recommendations that you would have for the knit-a-long.

What you can expect to see from me in this knit-a-long in addition to the general information is:
1. Links to pattern sites and other interesting things I stumble upon.
2. Small tutorials.
3. Polls and quizzes based on projects and future needs of the knit-a-long.

Our first project will be to make a shawl/wrap. I know it is odd to do this for the summer months but they are perfect for overly air conditioned buildings. Also, it can be a way to plan even farther ahead for your wants for the winter (and I live in the low country of SC so I can understand that you may not want to knit something that heavy)... The choice is yours.

The outline for the shawl/wrap project is:
1. Pick a yarn and a pattern/stitch with swatch (if needed) completed for your shawl/wrap by April 30, 2007.
2. Cast on for you shawl will take place on May 1, 2007.
3. Plan to complete the shawl by July 31, 2007.

I look forward to hearing from you all!

A small side note - My html helper is trying to finish up school and plan a wedding so it may take a few more days for me to get a button designed for us to have. Please bear with me for a little bit while ironing out the final designs and needs of the knit-a-long. Thanks!

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