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26/30 KALs

30 Day Knitting Challenge Day 26: Have you ever been a part, or wanted to be a part of a knit-a-long? What was it? If not, why?

My very first KAL was with my knitting group and was also the first time I knit socks; we did Cookie A’s Monkey Socks. After that, we did Ravelympics (in 2010 before the Olympic Committee forced Ravelry to change the name to the Ravellenic Games) and I knit Lucy Sweetland’s Lillian along with a few others. I’ve done several KALs and events like the Ravellenic Games since then, mostly organized through my knitting group and/or Ravelry. I even coordinated 2 groups projects for blankets for expectant mothers in my knitting group; those were really interesting to do as well.

I’ve also done Tour de Fleece 2010-2015 (I skipped this year), which is a spin-a-long and lots of fun. The idea is to spin every day of the Tour de France, taking rest days when the riders do, and challenge days when the riders have challenge days. It’s a lot of fun to be on a team (or teams) and, like KALs, there’s a lot of competition and camaraderie.



6 responses to “26/30 KALs”

  1. Ooh! I love that Lillian sweater! I hope to finish my first cardigan sometime this year and then jump to an actual sweater. I’m going to pop this one into my queue 🙂

    1. A cardigan counts as an actual sweater! Also, I redid the charts for Lillian and for another one of Lucy’s designs and she was super receptive!

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    Tour de Fleece sounds brilliant! I love the sort of minds that come up with events like that.

    1. Fun in a similar way: Spinzilla is happening now – http://www.spinzilla.org/. One of these years, I will participate, I swear!

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        I had a look – mad, but great fun I imagine!

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