Below is a knitting blog post challenge I found. I think I’ll start this, and do a post a day starting next month.
- What was your first finished project?
- What is currently on your needles?
- Do you have any other WIPs (works in progress)?
- How did you learn how to knit?
- How long did it take from the time your learned how to knit, to finish your first project?
- What is your favourite piece that you’ve knit?
- Your least favourite?
- What’s your most challenging project?
- What fibre or yarn do you love working with?
- Do you have a favourite pattern or designer?
- Do you have a “Knitter Hero” or someone that is just way too awesome for their own good? Do share!
- Where do you keep your stash? Post pictures!
- Do you have yarn that you love but can’t find a project for?
- What’s the worst yarn/fibre that you’ve worked with and why?
- What was your least favourite pattern and why?
- Have you ever had a knitting related injury?
- Have you ever had a project that you loved become ruined? What’s the story behind it?
- Do you knit English or Continental?
- Do you watch films and/or listen to podcasts while knitting? What are your favourite things to knit to?
- Do you knit in public? Was anyone offended/incredibly happy/curious that you were doing so?
- Do you knit gifts for friends and family for the holidays or birthdays?
- Have you ever stricken someone off your to-knit-for list because they didn’t appreciate/take care of your last knitted gift to them?
- If you had the supplies (and patience) for it, what project would you start today?
- Have you ever made your own pattern or dyed your own yarn? How did it turn out?
- Do you have a knitting book or a place where you keep patterns, ideas, size measurements? Post a picture of it!
- Have you ever been a part, or wanted to be a part of a knit-a-long? What was it? If not, why?
- How do you acquire most of yarn? Online retailers, local yarn shops, swaps, or large chain craft stores? What’s your favourite?
- Do you do any other crafts besides knitting? What are they, and did learning to knit come before or after learning these other crafts?
- Do you have any tips, or things that you’ve learned from knitting?
- What’s your name on Ravelry? If you don’t have a Ravelry account, why?
Hands Occupied caters to both crocheters and knitters. There is a podcast series associated with the site and patterns galore. There is also an events page where they launch community projects for both IRL and online fans. If this sounds like your kind of thing, check out the link below!
This person goes exclusively by the name Wooly Wormhead, and her name is just as creative as what she produces. If you want hats, she’s got them in spades. Artistic hats, demurely simplistic hats, playful hats, etc. She’s practically a one stop shop for all of your hat pattern needs!
Cream of the Crop Crochet is a prolific blog and website devoted to excellent crochet patterns and lessons. There is also a separate resources page devoted to common troubles in crochet and giveaways that the site hosts. The blog tab will give you the most recent posts that the author has produced.
Mama In a Stitch is a blog that produces easy patterns. Most beginners can choose almost any pattern Jessica creates and run with it. We also get a fun personal side with bits of information about her family sprinkled in. Lovely blog for those that want a warm welcome to the crochet world.
Peggy Osterkamp is a nice older woman who has a passion for weaving. She’s written two books on the subject and her blog is full of helpful tips and interesting techniques. There are some interesting posts on her blog of weaving culture and weaving examples from other cultures. It’s not an all-in-one resource, but it is a good place to start for all new weavers.
Weaving a Life is another blog by an older woman, her name is Laura and she focuses on typical discussions and issues for weavers. Tension vs no-tension warping, special handling of certain yarns and more. She doesn’t appear quite as formal as Peggy, but she certainly has an inviting style all her own.
The Loopy Ewe has some nice challenges listed on their blog. It’s for 2018, but they’re still nice and provide a good challenge.
Challenge Yourself in 2018!
For those fast knitters out there, you might like to participate in Tour De Sock. It’s a competition, with proceeds going to charity. The gist of it is that you have to knit a pair of socks within six stages as fast as possible. I prefer project based challenges, not speed, so it isn’t really my thing, but if it’s your thing check it out!
Long title, but a good challenge for those new to stranded knitting (fair isle and mosaic knitting). Soleneknits has put together a great challenge that covers the basics of this type of knitting. For those unsure of how to approach this knitting, I think this is a nice place to start.
Challenge Yourself in 2018!