Here we are at the beginning of our 13 week odyssey. Will we deplete our stashes(or make a small dent)? Will new yarn mysteriously enter our midst--of course not, because we all of will power of steel(just keep repeating that to yourself)? Will we have some awesome finished(or close to finished objects) 13 weeks from now? Will we have more or less "on the needles" in 13 weeks? Stay tuned while 47 knitters grapple with these questions and more.
Since we have a large number of members, I will be checking the blogs of the first half on Saturdays to see what's new to report and the second half on Sundays. You'll know I've been there because I'll leave a comment(if your blog allows it)--if there is earthshattering news after I have visited leave me a comment and I'll edit as necessary--the posts will be finished on Monday night to be posted on Tuesday morning. How does that sound to everyone?
Let's meet the Stashalong Crew:
Kim: Here's the current "to do" pile. The two balls of grey are for Little Rage's almost finished sweater, the five balls of what I like to call "Barbie Pink" are for Little Diva's as yet to be started raglan sweater, the pile of blue Cascade 220 is for Rogue which right now is just a lowly sleeve, and the red and gold in the front is for a hat for the Norwegian Knitalong. That's where I'm starting; I'll probably post a photo of the pile at the beginning of each month and progress on projects on the other weeks.
Amanda: Already has a start on her 2006 "to do" list--that's a lot of yarn!
Andrea:Goal for 2006--Knit more--especially from her enviable stash :)
Ann: Had a great 2005 in numerous creative media and has some cute animals modeling her latest finished objects.
Brianne: Has a good start on a few WIPs to be completed in 2006
Chris: Has a "ridiculous" amount of stash she could knit from for years--don't we all :)
Cynthia: Went on a "last hurrah" knitting expedition on Saturday in anticipation of the 3 month yarn diet.
Deena: Currently working on a sweater AND has made us this awesome button--Thanks so much!!
e: Has declared 2006 "The Year of Me" and has an admirable list of things to do :)
Eliza: Has cast on for Cherie from Rowan and I love the color!
Eva: Has some great WIPs.
Hanne: Has some cute finished objects.
Hayley: Very organized and ready for her 3 month yarn diet.
Jaya: Knitting from stash so she can get a new computer--I'm jealous.
Jerry: Has a few things in the to do category which should keep her busy for a few weeks at least :)
Joanne: Has some great things in the works and from what I hear a very enviable stash.
Justsewcrafty: Has a few items "on the needles" and is looking for some sewing bloggers--can anyone help?
K: Is working on socks, a vest, and a scarf.
Kat: URL not found?
Kate: Has a whole section of her sidebar devoted to the Stashalong--awesome!
Katie: Has a very interesting montage of Christmas light displays up.
Lauren: Has some great finishes and is ready to get rolling.
Liz: Is entering the "Year of the Sock".
Margene: Is starting Rosarie--I can't wait to see it develop.
Marina: Has started swatching for Crossed in Translation and has chosen a beautiful Stashalong specific sweater.
Marlana: Had to come up with some "emergency room" knitting--hope the finger is on the mend.
Marsha: Hopefully she's keeping Stacey strong and vice versa :)
Mary: Is entering "Knit for Me" month.
Michelle: Has received a boatload of yarn, so she has plenty to keep her busy.
Nicola: Is organized and ready for a new KAL year.
Norma: Is working on a mitten and a sock.
Procrastiknitter: Started some knitted toys.
Ramona: Has 9.5 pounds of yarn--I'm afraid to weigh mine :)
Ronda: Used the time zone difference to her advantage for last minute purchases.
Ruth: Got unexpected help from a fellow knitter.
Shara: Is working on a scarf and a hat.
Stacey: Not really applicable to the Stashalong but go check out their family matching jammies.
Stephanie: Is making a HP scarf and did some last minute stash enhancement.
Susan: finished 80 projects in 2005 and is currently finishing up some stash socks.
Tam: Has just finished a great sweater.
Teri: Is making a sock for her first Stashalong project.
Theresa: Just finished a darling hat.
Tracy: Has just finished some Jaywalkers--very nice!
Valerie: Has some inspiring words of wisdom for the New Year.
Wanda: Joined Cynthia in the lst minute preStashalong yarn crawl.
Wendy: Is finishing an HP scarf and bought some yummy Kid Silk Haze and Alpaca--under the wire of course.
Winnie: Has 4 WIPs.
****Just a head's up: If you have the button linked directly to the original Stashalong post(instead of just to the blog), it probably isn't working because I had to change the title of the post to reflect the end of sign ups. Here's the correction(if you need it)after the 12/ add: stashalong-sign-ups-end-jan1.html
Sorry for the inconvenience; I'm knew to all the knitalong hosting stuff and thanks to Joanne for the heads up!***