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suziew96
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
350 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2005 :  4:00:03 PM  Show Profile Send suziew96 a Private Message
Sorry I have a very stupid question - what exactly is a knit a long?
Thanks in advance.

trekcelt
Seriously Hooked

USA
849 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2005 :  4:36:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit trekcelt's Homepage Send trekcelt a Private Message
Basically it is a bunch of people all knitting the same item (like the Kepler sweater) or along the same theme (like the Black Sheep - black or mostly black knits only). Usually there is a blog associated with it for posting successes and help pleas.



Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

trek's blog FO: 35, WIP: 2

"As for me and my house..."
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Margie
Permanent Resident

USA
1032 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2006 :  1:58:14 PM  Show Profile Send Margie a Private Message
Suzie - As I've said to all of my students, "There's only *one* stupid question in the whole world. The question you don't ask."

Ask away -- I've seen the term too but could not have given you a good definition. Thanks for asking.

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gwtreece
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USA
7254 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2006 :  06:43:31 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
Never be afraid to ask a question. This group has knitters are all different levels and everyone is very friendly and helpful in answering questions.

Wanda
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thdx3
Seriously Hooked

693 Posts

Posted - 04/11/2006 :  1:04:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit thdx3's Homepage Send thdx3 a Private Message
In case you feel like plunging in, here's a list of current knitalongs.

Knit on--

Terri D. in NYC
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MMario
Permanent Resident

2210 Posts

Posted - 04/11/2006 :  1:07:44 PM  Show Profile Send MMario a Private Message
a) an excuse to knit another item

b) a chance to talk with other people about knitting the item in A)

c) a chance to get help/offer help from/to others regarding problems or successese with a)

d) an excuse to buy yarn for the item in a)


MMario - I don't live in the 21st century - but I play a character who does.
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ozknitter
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Australia
3291 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2006 :  01:46:51 AM  Show Profile Send ozknitter a Private Message
Hi Suzie,

Thanks for asking, as I did not know what it was either and felt to silly to ask, so you've done me a big favour.

Many thanks.

Knit in peace and harmony.


Rose in Melbourne, Australia.
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Mama Bear
Gabber Extraordinaire

417 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2006 :  2:46:42 PM  Show Profile Send Mama Bear a Private Message
and to add to NMario's list, some knit-a-longs like lucybug.org and the preemie project are on going knit-a-longs for charity.

Mama Bear

[img]http://beartoes.com/images/bearbutton.jpg[/img]
My Blog:www.beartoes.com
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WendyB
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Posted - 04/24/2006 :  11:26:31 AM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message
Do you have to have a blog to participate in a blog-associated knitalong?
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Medea
Chatty Knitter

334 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2006 :  12:01:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit Medea's Homepage Send Medea a Private Message
WendyB, I was going to ask a similar question. Not all of the knitalongs require members to have a blog, but it seems to me like most of the ones I've wanted to join do. I have a Flickr Photostream, but I have no plans to have a blog in the forseeable future, so that's been disappointing.

I have thought maybe I'd ask if any of the "blog required" knitalongs would let someone with a photostream (I have comments on it, kind of like a blog) join in. Otherwise, I'm out of luck until I find a "no blog required" one I'd like to join.

Jenny


Jenny
I'm teaching myself to knit. Pictures of my (simple) projects are at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsphotos
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janev
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
444 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2006 :  3:03:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit janev's Homepage Send janev a Private Message
The blog required thing scared me off too - until I finally decided to check into having one, and found it very easy to do that on blogspot.com.
I have no idea how to do most of the things bloggers do, but I can post articles and pictures and get comments. And I can join KALs.

Jane
"Life may not be the party we hoped for...but while we are here we might as well dance!"
www.janevdoviak.blogspot.com
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Mama Bear
Gabber Extraordinaire

417 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2006 :  8:43:47 PM  Show Profile Send Mama Bear a Private Message
I think it really depends on the knit-along. While some may require a blog, the one I am part of doesn't require a seperate blog, we all use the same blog, already set up, to share things and I know others have done this too.

Mama Bear


[img]http://beartoes.com/images/bearbutton.jpg[/img]
My Blog:www.beartoes.com
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lford
Chatty Knitter

USA
143 Posts

Posted - 04/26/2006 :  8:43:39 PM  Show Profile Send lford a Private Message
I have been wondering what a KAL is also. The concept sounds like alot of fun. I don't know a single knitter so a KAL would be a great way for me to make some knitting friends. I looked at the list of KALs and joined the 'One Skein' group. I received the book a couple of weeks ago and love the patterns. I plan to make the felted clutch for my daughter's birthday in August. I think the bibs are adorable. I know I have some cotton yarn that I can use. The bibs I will add to my stash of completed baby items (no grandchildren yet, but many of my daughters' friends are having children). I didn't see any mention of a blog requirement.

Linda
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JannyW
New Pal

USA
28 Posts

Posted - 04/27/2006 :  07:23:45 AM  Show Profile Send JannyW a Private Message
I have a "blog" on LiveJournal, and there are a ton of knitters there as well. I'm sure there are a few KAL groups going on LJ, tho I haven't checked into it lately.



~~Jan~~

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
-- John Lennon
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KathleenV
New Pal

USA
19 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2006 :  6:50:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit KathleenV's Homepage Send KathleenV a Private Message

Hi,

I'm new here. I have a blog at http://www.KathleenValentine.com. It is not specifically a knitters blog --- I write about art, writing and a lot of other things. However last fall I made a shawl which i referred to as my Mermaid shawl and so many people wrote and wanted the pattern (what pattern?) that I decided to start a blog knitalong. It has been quite an adventure. I have one more addition to go but if anyone wants to take a look the whole project so far is both on my blog and at:
http://www.valentine-design.com/mermaid/KALindex.htm

Come by and say hello!!!

Kathleen

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DebbiOH
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
525 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2006 :  10:20:38 AM  Show Profile Send DebbiOH a Private Message
Teri D, so if I wanted to start a socks knitalong I could do that? Do I have to let Clara or anyone know?


Debbi
NW Ohio
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Tangled Jane
Seriously Hooked

Canada
750 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2006 :  11:25:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit Tangled Jane's Homepage Send Tangled Jane a Private Message
Debbi, you don't need to ask anyone's permission to start a knitalong. Just start a new topic descriping your knitalong and then muster the troops! And, Kathleen, love that Mermaid Shawl. No wonder everyone's knitting along!

Jane
http://janethornley.com/journal_knitters.php
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achrisvet
Permanent Resident

USA
5986 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2006 :  8:08:57 PM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message
Many KAL are done using yahoo groups. No one has to have a blog and you can post pictures right in the group.

Anita
My completed projects

and here

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godsend
New Pal

USA
41 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2006 :  10:10:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit godsend's Homepage Send godsend a Private Message
I've been blogging for a minute now. But I never joined a knitalong because I was never sure when they started or ended-and my knitting can be pretty slow at times. How does that whole thing work? Do they normally have a start and an end date? I'm going to go check the site that was suggested. But if anyone's just lurking here and can give me an answer on that...

http://k1.knitblog.com

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MMario
Permanent Resident

2210 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2006 :  10:15:45 AM  Show Profile Send MMario a Private Message
some have start and end dates - some are open-ended. and for some - where non-members have access to archives and past posts - you can "knit-along" later at your own speed, lurking through the archives.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st century - but I play a character who does.
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godsend
New Pal

USA
41 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2006 :  10:21:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit godsend's Homepage Send godsend a Private Message
Thanks MMario!

http://k1.knitblog.com

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