View Full Version : KH Monthly Challenge--March!

03-01-2006, 01:15 AM
It's a little early, but I'll be on a plane tomorrow, so I had to post tonight!

In honor of March, the third month, and the month of St. Patrick's Day, your challenge is.....


I finally settled on THREE, because of the 3-leaf clover which is known as a symbol of Ireland (to me, anyway) and St. Patrick's Day. March being the third month just added to the drama :-)

March third is an interesting day in itself: it is National Anthem Day, AND Alexander Graham Bell's birthday.

Some things to knit for THREE:
Something with 3 stripes (clogs, hat, wristwarmers)
A shamrock (intarsia on a hat, scarf, cuff.... maybe a shamrock pin)
Something with 3 colors (booga bag, sweater)
A pair of socks and a half a pair (maybe that abandoned pair could be finished, hmmm?)
Three Chemo Kid Hats (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7782) (dotmom will love you!)
Applique a shamrock on a sweater sleeve
Go extra-Irish and knit something with three CABLES
Three scarves-- knit three bobbie scarves (http://www.marblehead.net/amy/knittyF04surp.pdf#search='booby%20scarf') for Woman's History Month!

Here is a link (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/search.php) to knitting pattern central shamrock patterns

Extra points for throwing some green in there!

Happy knitting!!!

03-01-2006, 08:30 AM
Oooh, this will be fun--nice pick, Hildie!! :thumbsup:

Happy and safe travels! :heart: :heart:

03-01-2006, 10:28 AM
Woo! I got some fab green yarn for Valentine's day! :happydance:

03-01-2006, 03:24 PM
Hmm! I got some green yarn, too. However, I'm just hoping to finish three projects this month--the three I have on the needles at the moment:

1. My hooded baby blanket
2. My first sock (I will start the second)
3. My first teenie-preemie hat for the CKAL.

Jan in CA
03-01-2006, 06:14 PM
Oooo! I got something started that will work! I think. :roflhard: I've been wanting to try colorwork so maybe now is the time! :cheering:

03-01-2006, 06:32 PM
Oh my! I think I can kill two projects with one...err..challenge.
I missed out on joining the Tubey (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTtubey.html) KAL when it started but it so happens that I planned to do it stripped with 3 colors, one of which is GREEN!!.

*sigh* Dare I CO another project???!!

I DARE :D Happy to KAL, can't wait to see WIPs and FO's

03-01-2006, 10:26 PM
It's never too late to join a KAL, so start the Tubey-liciousness! :thumbsup: Heck, so many of the first participants are still working on it that you might actually get it done before we do! :rofling:

03-07-2006, 07:34 PM
three hats for Dotmom.... I have leftover green yarns that I could use(I see an olive green and lime green hat in my future! :rofling:

03-14-2006, 06:14 PM
how's it going, everyone???????

03-14-2006, 06:31 PM
My Tubey is three colors, so I suppose that will count if I ever finish it.
This might be cheating, but my Nietzsche doll was kind of three! It was my first ever own pattern, my first time making a doll, and my first time stuffing something. :roflhard: That's three firsts, right? Kinda?

03-14-2006, 11:06 PM
I got 2 things knitted in green so far. I'll get the other done soon.

03-15-2006, 04:50 PM
:shock: Wow! I actually participated in a KAL but... it was by accident.

This started out as a stash buster/bag for my DD and it turns out to fit the criteria!

#1 - It has 3 colors
#2 - One of those colors is green!
#3 - It's a 3 part process - knit it, felt it, put it together!

Here's a photo of the bag before felting. I will spare you the photo of the I-cord which is not very special. The bag is currently drying so... I'll let you know when it's done.

This was my first KAL (in a timely manner) :oops: even if it was by accident.

03-15-2006, 09:03 PM
:cheering: yay!

03-16-2006, 01:08 AM
Uh, it took me THREEx5 days to find this thread. Does *that* count? :oops:

(Thanks for the Chemo Kid KAL plug, btw. ;-) )

03-16-2006, 10:53 AM
Hey, DotMom, I participated by accident so... I think you still count!

OK, the bag is finished - except for something in the bottom to keep it flat. Here's a photo of the finished product hanging off the sideview mirror on my bike! :oops: The orange in the bag matches my turn signal. The green is not a "shamrock" green (more toxic waste green) but it is green!


03-16-2006, 10:59 AM
Cuuuuuttteeee!!! I *love* the colors ... they make me think of summer!

03-20-2006, 02:35 PM
I'm new, but count me in!

03-30-2006, 07:27 AM
Well, I managed to squeeze this in among many other projects. I think this fits the KAL requirements. This was fun!

03-30-2006, 06:06 PM
WOW Nina!!!! Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheering:

03-30-2006, 07:55 PM
Thanks Hilde! I don't think that many people were excited about March... :( Maybe April will get them fired up!!

03-30-2006, 08:43 PM
yeah I agree... maybe I'm losing my touch :?

I guess that means I need to think of something spectacular for april! any ideas?

03-30-2006, 08:59 PM
Hildie--you got everyone to start knitting sweaters! They were all too busy for March! Something foolish for April?

03-30-2006, 09:02 PM
ahhhhh you're right!

Hmm... knit something tiny?

03-30-2006, 09:13 PM
That's an idea. Quick, fun and then back to all the Tubeys and Starskys and such.

03-31-2006, 11:45 AM
I'm so failing at this one. *cry*

I'll try harder next month I swear!

03-31-2006, 05:20 PM
it's a good thing you're not getting a grade missy! :fingerwag:

03-31-2006, 07:02 PM

04-01-2006, 02:06 PM
Hildie you are not slipping!! You have everyone on this forum knitting something fun!! I've even decided to take the Tubey plunge! You definitely keep things hopping. Thanks for all you do!