Saturday, March 24, 2007

Sometimes you just need a quick fix.

Know what I mean? Days when you look around at your stash, at magazines, at your works-in-progress, and all you see is the same project, stretching from here to eternity, blah blah blah. The only antidote is the rush of a quickly-finished item. Baby hats whipped out in a day, socks that fly off the needles, a one-skein wonder…

Sometimes we all need our FO fix to keep us motivated and happy. This spring is an especially good time to give into the urge: Roza’s Socks, Acorn Hats, Monica, not to mention all of the old favorites!

So join me in making April the month of the quick knitting fix. I’ve set up a knit-a-long blog and a flickr group to share experiences and photos. And if you don’t have anything in your stash that tempts your tummy, consider asking Ellen to hook you up–she has some really unique and beautiful yarns, including the yarns I’m trying to decide between:

(That’s JuJuKnits, CTH, and J. Knits sock yarn.)

Leave a comment here to join, and spread the word!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Why Another Knit-a-long?

Spring fever has hit many of us, and this is the perfect time of year to get the rush of finishing a quick project.

The rules for this knit-a-long are simple and flexible: Start any time on or after April 1, end any time before or on April 30th. Knit something (or multiple somethings) that are quick to knit--under a week. Hats, socks, lacey scarves, baby items... pattern and yarn doesn't matter, as long as it knits up quickly!