The eve of mania

Its hard to believe that its February tomorrow. We’ve just barely recovered from the frantic crafting that December brings and now its time for another crazy venture…Cast on Mania.
The premise for this one is simple – try to cast on something new for every day in February. So by 1 March you should have 28 brand new projects on the needles.
According to the rules I read on Ravelry, there aren’t really any rules! You can cast on as many things (or as few) as you like during the 28 days.
You may want to start that blanket you’ve been putting off for years and this could be the spur you need. Or you have half a dozen single socks lying around just waiting on their mate….then now’s the time.
It’s meant to be fun so don’t be stressing yourself out if you only manage a hat.
As for us…well as usual we have the aspiration for greatness. We’re going to knit ALL THE THINGS! There’s baby knits, hats, crochet ponchos and jumpers…. And then there’s me who will manage a single pair of socks.
I unofficially had my Cast on Mania in January…I just got twitchy fingers. I keep making hats which, while they will keep someone warm eventually, aren’t on my immediate to do list. I’ve baby things to knit by March for work and so far I just have a sleeveless cardigan to show for my efforts.
Preparation is key. Take time today to rummage through your Ravelry queue, your pattern books and magazines for the patterns you want to start. Gather the yarn, needles and notions for each project and stick them in a project bag. Write a list so you can keep track of whats been started.
So far I’ve managed to write a short list and printed some patterns. My C.O.M will consist of knitting though the living room stash (with a few additions from the main stash) and am determined to knit sleeves, a blanket (pram sized thankfully) and some wee hats (and finish the socks in progress too)
You don’t have to finish everything in February, just get the projects started!
Need moral support? We’ll be in the Dock café on Saturday from 12 if you want to Cast on with us!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 79 other followers

%d bloggers like this: