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Hildegard_von_Knittin 11-01-2005 10:04 PM

KH Monthly Challenge: November
In celebration of KH's FIRST anniversary coming up on Nov. 4th, the challenge for November is....

Knit a First

This challenge is a little different. Usually I try to do something that can be incorporated into whatever you are currently knitting. This time, though, I want you to knit "something" that you haven't knit before, or try a technique you've been thinking about. Are you a newbie and looking for something more stimulating than a scarf or dishcloth, but less daunting than a cable sweater? This is the time to knit your first hat!
Have you been knitting mittens for your entire family? Time to knit your first glove!
Are you an ADHD knitter? Time to complete your first FO!!! (whatever it is!)
Maybe you want to try knitting with 5 colors for the first time, or try designing your FIRST pattern.... If you like to knit socks, try the 2 socks on 2 needles method for the first time.

Maybe it's time to branch out and knit something for YOU instead of the eleventy-plex people comissioning projects from you!

Don't worry! the resident yarn ho's will be here to coach you through your first time... it will only hurt for a second, promise!!!!

It an be small... a pin, a flower, a bobble... Or big.. a sweater, a coat, a rug or a car cover..... just as long as it's a first! Good luck!!!!

Jan in CA 11-01-2005 10:22 PM

Oh boy... :shock: I'm game though! I'll go get some yarn tomorrow! :cheering: Oh wait..gotta get a project first..hmmm... :thinking:

Danielle 11-01-2005 10:23 PM

I'm in! This will definately be a first for me: knitting a sock. I hope I can do it! :shock:

Julie 11-01-2005 10:31 PM

Me too -- I'm expecting sock yarn in my Knitpicks order that's on its way...yikes! :oo:

Hildegard_von_Knittin 11-01-2005 10:38 PM

You can do it!!!!!!!!

KellyK 11-01-2005 11:13 PM

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ideas you come up with for these monthly KALs, Hild....

:figureditout: I KNOW!! I think Ill try those Fiber Trends Clogs that everyone has been talking about!!! :mrgreen:

Actually, this is PERFECT...Im gonna use tiny DPNs for the first time! Im makin' TWO baby bootie, mitten & hat sets!

mintdee 11-01-2005 11:29 PM

I am in! I think that I will try cables :D Go me Go m. hehehe

You sock first timers are going to love it!

knitqueen 11-01-2005 11:31 PM

Hope this isn't considered cheating, because I have completed sock PAIRS in the past, but I'm just starting on a pair of socks and for the first time, I'm doing them in tandem. Not 2 socks on 2 circs or anything like that, I'm just going to do the cuff of one, then the cuff of the other, then the leg of one and the leg of the other, etc.

That way I will end up with TWO socks at the same time, and no more sock orphans. ;)

Lacedolphin 11-02-2005 12:00 AM

I'm eyeballing a slipper pattern in the free pattern section. I've only done dishclothes, a scarf, and 1 block done of an afghan.
If I can get the yarn and gage right, then well try those slippers! :happydance:

Jan in CA 11-02-2005 12:14 AM

Does look pretty easy and do you think it would be cute in self striping yarn? Or is there a better one?

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