I finished a kitty. She's going with "Countdown to Halloween" for Christopher. I want to make some of the things she counts in the book to give him as well.
There is a KAL (Knit A Long) getting ready to start. It's being promoted by Skacel (a yarn manufacturer) via LYSs (Local Yarn Stores) The premise behind the KAL is you choose your football team ( NFL, college or some are doing High School) You get yarn in the team colors, one color is for home team points, the other color is for the opponent's points and if you go with a third color it is the break between the games.
No surprise, I'm going with the 49ers. The way it works is as the game goes by and the points are scored you knit the appropriate number of rows ( I think it's a tube, I haven't seen the actual pattern yet) So if the 49ers score a TD with extra points it will be 7 rows of red. If Dallas answers with a FG it will be 3 rows of gold. Black will be the game break. At the end of the season, the two ends get grafted together, and you have a scarf that is a record of the season.
I had a lot of trouble finding a nice gold (not yellow - wouldn't want people thinking I root for the Redskins) yarn. I tried the Hikoo that the KAL intended but couldn't find both colors. Finally I ordered from FiberWild in Illinois. They were out of the red, but it was coming in. I'm using black for the game break color. I got my order in - and they even sent me a KAL drawstring bag!!