Friday, April 11, 2008

I've been talked in to it!

So I read a few days ago about a knit-a-long (KAL) that Kaity and her mom decided to do called The Pair-A-Month Challenge. The idea is that you knit a pair of socks a month. Simple. I thought it might be fun, but then there is the idea that you have a partner and if you don't complete the pair you give (or buy) them yarn for a pair of socks. YIKES! On my yarn budget that sounded difficult, but if you complete the socks no problem. Then there is the pressure of it. I knit to relieve stress not to put myself on deadlines, etc. But then again, I think I made about a pair a month last year after I learned how to make socks. So after confiding some of this to Abigail, she talked me into it. I joined! Raverly has a group if you're interested. I've ask a friend in town if she would want to be my partner. (She understands budgets and we might make up our own consequences) I haven't heard from her yet. Otherwise I might just go it alone, or get really daring and pair up with someone I don't know! So this morning I cast on for...

Abigail's Old Navy socks! It seemed fitting that I would use her pattern to start off the challenge! and I had some navy yarn that seemed just right! Plus I'll get to learn to cable without a needle--something I've wanted to try to do! I'll keep you posted on the progress. Since we are already to April 11th I've got to get moving!

How is the baby blanket? Done! Blocking as we "speak." Monday I'll have pics of it in all it's glory. How about the sweater? This weekend I want to finish the back, cast on the front and work on the socks. Sounds doable and fun to me!

4 comments:

Abigail said...

Yeah for you! I'll see you in the Pair a Month group! This will be fun.

Hey what is your Ravelry handle so I can add you to my friends?

Davene McBride said...

I'll buy the yarn for another pair if you'll make them for me :-)
I love the pair you made for me and it would be wonderful to have a second pair!

Wool Winder said...

Have fun with your KAL.

Maid of Misrule said...

I am excited about our sock challenge. I will try to come up with affordable penalties ideas tonight & PM you tomorrow. I am knitting April socks, too! Lets start now! :D