Saturday, December 1, 2007

State of the knitalong - Please Read

Hi All -

This is your friendly neighborhood hostess here, Keri and I just wanted to check in with you all. I know a lot of you are wondering what's going to happen now that the end of November is coming so quickly and this was our appointed end-time for the knit along.

I've had a lot of people contact me off list and let me know how much fun they're having and how much they would like this to continue and become a sort of "Fingerless Mitts for all Seasons" Knitalong (which is a very cute title by the way! =))

I have to say I'm of two minds about this - on one hand I'm glad that people are having so much fun and want to continue. On the other I would love to have this knit along be something that we all could look forward to each fall and we could continue on each year. So basically, there are two options that I would love your feedback about-

1) Make this a fingerless mitt for all season knitalong and keep this going year-round.
2) Extend the knitalong a bit and keep membership open to new members until the end of December. After December, if you're a member I would encourage you to continue posting all your fingerless mitt projects, I just won't be adding new people until next fall when we start up again in September.

Anyhow, so there's a poll on the right-hand side of the blog, please take a second and vote yes, no or maybe and leave any comments or feedback here - I welcome any and all things you have to say.

And on another note- I still have to have the final contest, and this one will be about finished projects. If you've posted a finished project to the blog by November 30th you'll be eligible for the prize. (It will be a good one I just haven't figured it out yet) So keep your eyes peeled for a bigger contest post to go up later in the week and wrap up any UFO's you may have that are almost done! =)

Happy fingerless knitting!
=) Keri


knitbysue said...

I tried to vote for Option 2: keep it open through December. I hope voting No meant option 2. Since many on this KAL are doing Holiday knitting in the way of fingerless mitts I think it makes sense to keep the KAL open through December.

keri said...

Thanks Sue - yep option two is keep it open til December, sorry it wasn't more clear.

I think it makes sense, especially since it didn't' cold until later this year in most parts of the world. =)

Liz said...

I love the idea of having this year-round, but I think that people are less likely to lose interest if it's something special that only comes around once a year. So, my vote goes to extend this knitalong until the end of December (I'd like to join, if possible! I haven't done that yet!).

carolynhannah said...

I'd like to vote for #2 - keep open to December but have it once a year. It is always nice to have something to look forward to and I'm sure everyone has other on-going projects to fill the time in between.

picperfic said...

I'm with carolynhannah! I have some mitts to post about soon!

WickedStitchWitch said...

I vote for option 2. :o)
I like the idea of something to look forward to. while still keeping it available for current members to post what they have made.

The Holistic Knitter said...

Keep it for Fall please - something to look forward to!

pat said...

I'm with the majority - I'd love it to continue being a fall KAL!

Meg said...

I agree with keeping it a special annual event - but also that it would be great to see all the mitts still on the holiday to-do list - let's keep it open thru December.

Debi said...

I voted that we have something to look forward to next fall BUT since it is officially fall until December 21 (winter starts on the 22), I vote we keep the KAL active thru ALL of Fall!

moo said...

Well, darn! I just joined today! and I am such a slow knitter. I voted for #1. Do you send some kind of reminder or something? Maybe by Fall next year I will have something done~teehee!!!