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ESK 2015 Yarnathon : Team Fleecy Foxes

In community challenges, events, knitting, stash busting on April 4, 2015 at 4:10 pm

   

I’m surprised at myself (and also ashamed) for not sharing this with you all from the beginning of the year… I’ve been actively participating in the ESK Yarnathon.

 I’m competitive. I like to win and I like team effort. I like to participate in activities with the possibility of winning. And especially when yarn is involved it’s definitely a win, win! 

 Eat, Sleep, Knit yarn shoppe (which I know, I’ve mentioned time and time again) has an annual Yarnathon.  Each person is assigned a team (this year I’m Team Fleecy Foxes).  There are specific task based assignments to complete in order to earn prizes for not only yourself, but the team.  I like this because it keeps me focused and I have something to look forward to when I’m done. 

 I mean, I’ve even found myself plotting my ESK Yarnathon strategy so that I’m efficient in my yarn purchases and maximize my knitting time when I can! I’ve “charted” out in my agenda book when I’m going to knit! So OCD me! lol 

 This is what I’m competing for: Booster Badges and KAL’s.

So far I’ve completed KAL: headgear and new-to-you

I’ve gotten a bunch of badges so far too: social stalker, stash diver, all the single ladies, queue anonymous, and recently, phone a friend. 

I’m pretty pleased with myself with what I’ve accomplished so far, considering that my time is limited. 

My next 2 KAL’s I’ll be working on is KAL#12: Chunky Knits, KAL#10: Selfless Knits and the badges are: Popularity Contest, Binge Knitter, and Mini-Knits.

Hurray!

Join the fun!

I need love

In community challenges, knitting on April 3, 2015 at 8:34 am

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I’m in the running for some ESK badges and I need help. 

I’m shooting for the Popularity Contest badge. 

 Please love my Sand Banks hats, this and that. I need a minimum of 20 hearts  for at least one of these projects. 

 Show me some love!

Project Fail

In knitting, stash busting on April 2, 2015 at 7:44 pm

  

I decided to finish a project I had “resting” for well over 8 months now.  I’m on vacation and thought it would be a great opportunity to finish it. Apparently it is not…I packed this project and can’t move forward.  The numbers in the pattern are all wrong.  I remember now why I put it down. I am regretting packing this project and should have packed a more sure project like another Sand Banks. Now I have loads of time and nothing to do. What a shame. Sigh. I’ll just plan for my ESK badges and KAL’s I suppose. #teamfleecyfoxes