Emily (emilytheslayer) wrote in scarletstring,

First Craft-along!

Ok! We've been talking about this for a bit, so we're going to give it a try! Since this is the first one, please give us feedback and suggestions if it isn't working, and we'll get it figured out.

Our first theme will be HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN! We're not going to limit it to one of his stories, so you have his entire listing of works to choose from. Your mission is to come up with a project that you can knit, spin, crochet, whatever-else-related-to-fiber-arts-that-I'm-forgetting (we're not so much with the rigid guidelines around here, at least not yet) within the alloted period. I think we're going to try to get on a monthly schedule with these eventually, but for now we're going to start next week, so you have a little time to plan.

So here's how this works: Today is Wednesday the 11th, so next Wednesday, the 18th, you may begin your projects anytime after 12midnight, Wednesday the 18th, Eastern Time (because that's where Cat and I live). I'll make a post here to get things started, if you want to do a project for the CAL, post a comment to that post telling us what yarn/materials you'll be using, the name of the project, and a link to a pattern if there is one. I'll be keeping track of that post and the comments, and as long as you post your cast-on comment BEFORE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14TH, you will be a part of the CAL. You will then have until 12MIDNIGHT, MAY 13 (EST again) to make a new post to the group with pictures of your completed project. Please include:
Project name and link to pattern if available (Ravelry links are fine)
Yarn used
Any notes or explanations you care to give. The more interesting these are the better. :)

I'll be tagging these as they come in to keep them straight (although I can't quite figure out how to check, can you guys tag your own posts? Let me know and I'll give you a tag to use on the posts if you can.)

SO. That was a lot of words. I'll be going over the main points again in the cast on post but for now, the tl;dr version:

March/April Craft-along!
Theme: the works of Hans Christian Andersen
What: you make something
When: cast on between March 18th and April 15th and post a comment to the Cast On post (not this one) to say you have done so and give relevant information about the project.

Make a new post to the community before May 13th to show your completed project. Your name will be added to a list of finishers, and there will be much rejoicing.

We figure we'll see how this one goes, and in the future we might try to do prizes of some sort (possibly a Cat story!) for coolest project or something like that. :)

Any questions?

OH I ALMOST FORGOT: We do have a Ravelry group now as well, ScarletString, and if you want to have general discussion of the topic and your progress without necessarily making a new post here every time, that would be an excellent use for the group there! I'll make some new threads over there as well.

Yes. Questions now. Or thoughts and discussion about what you might make or what stories will be your inspiration. All of that can go here.
Tags: design challenge, discussion question, long post is loong, march, march/april2009cal, modpost, my organization is pasted on, rejoice!
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