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Old 05-31-2006, 01:22 PM   #1
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KH Monthly Challenge--JUNE
HAHAHAHA!! Several hours early!


Femmy suggested this idea last year, and I actually *wrote it down* and *remembered where I wrote it*

For June, your challenge is to knit something FREE, in honor of Juneteenth.
For those of you who aren't familliar with Juneteenth, it is celebrated on June 19th. It is the oldest holiday that celebrates the freeing of slaves by the emancipation proclaimation (which, even though the E.P. became official in 1863, it wasn't actually enforced in Texas, the "home" of Juneteenth, until 1865). You can read more about Juneteenth here.

I am suggesting trying your hand at free-form knitting AND crochet :-) This is a GREAT stash buster project... you just grab some yarn, knit a "small piece"--any shape, any color, etc-- and "add stuff" to it.... then at the end, you sew all of the little pieces together into "something" (do you like my use of "quotes" ? It's supposed to be "mysterious" and "open ended") . These little pieces are called scrumbles. Check out the get started link below for a gallery of examples.

If you haven't crocheted before, this is a good project to practice some basic stitches--most knitting books and magazines have directions in the techniques section, or you can check the web for how-tos.

Here is a GREAT "get started" webpage with lots of other pictures and ideas for freeform.


For inspiration, check out some of these images:

Here
here
here
and here

There is also a book on free-form knitting HERE ... maybe you can check it out of the library. (no, I'm not telling you to BUY a book to participate in the KAL)

I thought it might be cool if we all just posted pictures of our little modular "parts" as knit or crocheted them, and then posted a finished pic of our "thing" at the end (not that one, KK :rollseyes: )

Juneteenth is celebrating the freedom of slaves in the US. Free yourself from patterns and directions, and just go with it for this KAL.
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Old 05-31-2006, 01:29 PM   #2
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What a neat idea! I am already working on ideas :thinking:

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Old 05-31-2006, 01:30 PM   #3
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Yay Hilde! I am way skeered about this one. I am so NOT a free form kinda girl. But they don't call it a challenge for nuthin'!
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OMGoodness, HILDEGARD!!! You shoulda said that we should knit something for the Knitting World Cup cause I can't finish both :( ......what's a girl to do :rofling:
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Old 05-31-2006, 08:18 PM   #5
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well you can do both, becca!! and with free form, you're done when you think you're done... so you AUTOMATICALLY will make the world cup deadline!
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Love every single solitary stitch of this idea. Game on!
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What a fun idea! I have all this cheap-y yarn I bought when I first started... oooo... I can so see my daughter wearing all this crazy free form stuff!

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I'm in too. If I don't die from the last two weeks of school.
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Originally Posted by Hildegard_von_Knittin
well you can do both, becca!! and with free form, you're done when you think you're done... so you AUTOMATICALLY will make the world cup deadline!
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:30 AM   #10
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I don't like patchwork stuff so I don't know.... :thinking:
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