Slogalong: Long-Haul Knitters, Unite
April 11, 2007
I’m soooooo excited. Thanks to our web guru Becky, we now have a fresh, shiny new rec room for everybody who wants to come hang out and write about their projects which will never end.
This is a different kind of knitalong. It’s more like group therapy. It’s a Slogalong.
The genesis of the Slogalong came when I had a strong impulse to find a group of fellow knitters who, like me, were working on the Blue Sky Alpaca Silk Shrug designed by Bobbi Intveld. It’s a beautiful pattern, but really folks, it’s a 68-inch-long piece of stockinette with a ruffle. It’s not very complicated. It is, however, worked on size 4 or 3 needles. You know: a very slow roll. A slog.
The more I talked to people, the more I discovered that there are plenty of folks slogging along on long-haul projects. Reeeaally long-haul projects. The projects that are hard to imagine ever ending. The kind where you go, Could there be anybody else in the world working on something that is taking as long as this?
The answer, of course, is yes. Yesyesyes! Meeeeee!
So please stop by the Slogalong and give a little encouragement to knitters who frankly could use the help. And if you’d like to join in, just email me, and I’ll send you the directions for logging on. (Include your blog address if you have one, please.)
If you have already emailed me to join, yet your name is not showing up in the Slogalong’s list of Masochists, please email me again. Very sorry–my cat seems to have eaten a bunch of email . . .
If you’re blogging your slogs on your own blog, you can leave a link on the Slogalong so we can come take a peek. At the Slogalong, no one slogs alone.
Wishing everybody knitting that never ends.