Thank you for joining us for this project, we are very excited to have you!
A little background:
Last year our project was a sampler scarf knit-a-long. (Feel free to browse the archives for 2010). The scarves were beautiful but for advanced knitters only. We were thrilled with the results and in December received the Pink Ribbon of the Month award for the project. The only criticism we got was from beginner knitters who said, Oh, I really want to participate - but that's way too intimidating! So this year we decided on hats/cloches starting with the easiest of easiest, a Knit-only hat. The second one is a knit and purl hat - and so on.
Where should you start?
Where ever you wish. Want to start at the beginning and knit 10 of that hat? Great! Want to start at the beginning and catch up? - Yay! Want to hop right in to the second project? Fabulous. Want to do something - but none of this stuff? We aren't picky. All projects are due by September 15. The more we have the more women will benefit.
The biggest question: Do I have to use pink yarn?
Heavens no. Not everyone likes pink. I'm using it because of the iconic color. Feel free to use up stashes, purchase something special... experiment!
Please join us as a blog contributor. Send an email with your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org . Once you've accepted you will be able to post to the blog any time you wish. We will also granted administrative privileges to post a profile to the Meet the Knitters Page for one week. This will give you a chance to put up a brief Profile and photo of who you are. We hope you will! If you are a yarn shop and would like to be on our Participating Yarn Shops Page, let us know!
Last year the blog was migrated to a book on Blurb.com and we would like to do the same this year. By the way - there is no profit being made from the book this year. But hopefully next year so that we can fund a bit more advertising.
Thanks again for joining. We are looking forward to "meeting" you!