As I’ve shared before, Eat, Sleep, Knit has 12 Knit Alongs for us to do in 2015, along with about a million “badge” challenges. Of course, I want to get them all done, and earn the maximum yardage for all the Knit Alongs.
For most Knit Alongs, I’ve not had any trouble coming up with a plan but for the “New to You” KAL, I have truly struggled. I’ve emailed the ESK girls so many times about my questions, I’m sure they say bad words when they see an email from me.
We can do multiple projects to reach the maximum yardage. For the New to You KAL, if we make something over 650 yards, we get 1000 yards. Also, all yarn has to be from ESK.
My first plan was to do Joker and the Thief. There’s a stitch in there I’ve never done. I think it’s called Indian Cross Stitch. I ordered the yarns but the lightest one was just too tan for the other colors. I had the perfect yarn but it came from Madelinetosh and ESK doesn’t carry that color . . because it’s a discontinued color. I ordered Natural, thinking I could dye the yarn but then talked myself out of that.
Next plan was to make Sugar Plum Cardi for Addie. It’s knitted in the round and then “steeked”. I’ve never done that. I have the yarn and it came from ESK. Then I talked myself out of that.
There were other things that I was going to do and then decided against. Here’s what I decided to do:
Project #1: Entrelac – I’ve never done that. My plan was to make this Entrelac Satchel. Then, being the crazy girl that I am, I decided to make it a bit wider. Then I liked it so much I decided to make it a scarf and then I realized I would have to have more yarn so I went back to the satchel idea. This is a fun project and I love the entrelac.
I’m going to make another panel, sew them together, add a lining and a zipper . . that’s the plan and it should use about 250 to 300 yards.
Project #2: Anemone Hat – Even if you aren’t a knitter, take a look at this hat! It is adorable. New to me will be those little squiggly things. I want to make one for Nicole, Addie, me and maybe Nicole’s mom. One adult had should use 250 to 300 yards.
Project #3: Cadeautje – These slippers use thrums . . which I’ve never done! These should use about 250 yards.
If I get all three of those projects done, that will give me the maximum yardage for the New to You KAL.
So much to do . . so little time!