Blog-A-Long List

Some of you may recall an earlier post called Blog-A-Long, a group created through Ravelry. Its purpose is for myself and fellow knitters to stay motivated with our knitting. We have spent the last month and a half creating our year Blog-A-Long list of knitting projects and we will post our progress on our lists on Sundays (hopefully!).

As a new mom, I thought this group would keep me motivated to knit and "make" me find "me-time", even if its a few minutes day. I know my knitting time will be more limited so I tried to keep my project list simple. But, that was quite difficult!! SO I decided to create three lists: Projects to complete by Christmas 2011, Top 5 Blog-A-Long Picks and a third list in case I complete the first two. :o)

Without further adieu, here are my lists for the year long Blog-A-Long. I linked ones to the patterns I know for sure, although, I have not chosen patterns for several:

Christmas 2011 (due dates for projects in italics)
*Yarn Swap Gift (I am participating in a yarn swap and one criteria is to knit a little something for my recipient)--August 1st
*Hawkeye Scarf--September 1st
*Owlie Sack for Baby Smith--November 1st*Owlie Sack for Baby Ruyter--December 1st
Jingle Bells Hat for Aiden--December 1st
*Secret Christmas Scarves--December 25th
(I can't reveal these, but I am making 5!)
*Kindle Pocket--December 25th
*Special Occasion Scarf for Grandma Faye--December 25th
Mittens for Mom--December 25th
*Hats--December 25th
(For: Kyle, Joshua, Jason, Daniel)
*Hanging Dishtowel for Z--December 25th
Leg Warmers--4 sets for my nieces...not entirely sure about this, but my husband thinks it would be neat, so I am adding it.
***I know there will be several more Christmas gifts added to this list but this is what I know right now***
Top 6 Blog-A-Long Picks
Aiden's Afghan
*Fingerless Mitts for Me
*Ballband Dishcloth
*Leg Warmers--inspired and motivated by a fellow blogger and Blog A Long member,

The In Case I Finish List
*Sweater for Me
*learn how to knit entrelac
*Coffee Koozie
*Breast Cancer Dishcloth
*Baby Sweater
*Windmill Bag
*Baby Feet Dishcloth

If you are interested in following my progress, feel free to subscribe or visit my blog on Sundays!Wish me and the other fellow knitters luck!


  1. You have awesome patterns chosen. Good Luck I can't wait to see your progress.

  2. I'm not sure if knitting Christmas gifts count as "me" time! but your List(s) look great!

  3. Oh, the windmill bag is such a cute idea! Good luck with all the projects!

  4. thanks everyone, your lists all look wonderful too! its hard not to take ideas!

  5. Love it! I had to laugh, because I felt the same way last night with all the windows open on my computer!
    Happy Creating...

  6. Super patterns, looks like a very busy year and lots of wonderful presents for your family