Some of you are familiar with Eat, Sleep, Knit’s Yarnathon that goes on all year. Points can be earned by buying yarn but also by earning badges and doing knit alongs. The top level that matters is to get 30 individual stars. I think it’s called the “Master Level” but I’m not sure. I’ve already earned my 30 stars but I want to finish the top level of earning badges. Right now I have 545 points, have submitted a badge for 10 more points so that will put me at 555, and I only need 45 points to reach the top level.
One of the badges is “Zodiac” where you make 12 “somethings”. It can be 12 pairs of socks, 12 hats, 12 sweaters . . just 12 of the same type thing. I chose socks and I’ve been stuck on 11 pairs since I finished the thrummed socks. Getting that 12th pair of socks done will also give me another 20 points.
There are also the four quarterly knit alongs and if you do all four of them, you can submit for the KAL Queen badge, another 20 point badge. That will give me 595 points. I only need 5 more points to get to the top level. I can do that but . . I have to do the 3rd quarter KAL. It can be done any time after July 1. The requirement is to make something out of one of the ESK exclusive yarns. There are many of them!
Last night I decided to use some of the ESK Exclusive yarn (3rd Q requirement) and make the 12th pair of socks. That will give me 40 points and the 3rd quarter award. I would love to find some DK or worsted weight exclusive yarn in the stash. Mostly I have fingering weight . . I think. The DK or worsted will go much faster than the fingering. I want to get these socks done and get the unicorn sweater finished before I go to MO.
Making the decision was hard . . finding the yarn may be harder!