March 1st, and therefore our start date for this year's March Sweater Madness, is only a few short days away. Yay!
For those that have never participated, the deal is to knit an adult-sized sweater in the month of March, start to finish. It's very exciting. Not as stressful as the Knitting Olympics since there are 31 full days to work your magic with some yarn and needles.
Here is a link to how it all started, way back when in 2007, by our fearless leader Michelle of The Sweet Sheep! Can you believe it will be the 7th year for March Sweater Madness? Although it all started with Michelle selecting a couple sweater patterns for participants to choose from, over the years we've made suggestions to point people in a unique direction and perhaps even provide a bit of a challenge. Somewhere along the line this challenge evolved into a stash busting exercise and so we would start by selecting our yarns first, followed by a pattern search. I would invite you to skim through our archives for the good, the bad, and the ugly of our combined efforts over the years.
On March 1st we will all CAST ON and it will be a race to the
finish! The Knitter who is first will win a pretty awesome prize provided by yours truly! So, go stash diving or visit your LYS now.
For my part I will do a pattern reveal over the next day or two, which you can choose to knit or pick one of your own. Suggestions welcome. Free patterns are always preferred.
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