Knitting Marathon Date is Set…

…for April 25th – 26th!

Join me in knitting for 26.2 hrs!

Schedule some time off from your normal routine and get some of those Works-in-Progress moved into the finished column!  If you’re like me, you’ll probably have several projects from which to choose!

Here’s how I plan my 26.2 hours…

  • Knit for 60-90 minutes (or so – this will vary depending on the day!)
  • Take 10-15 minutes to: snap a picture, post my progress, exercise a bit, eat or take care of other necessary business.   🙂
  • Post throughout the day.  Please check-in and reply to one of the posts with how YOU are doing – I LOVE HEARING FROM EVERYONE!
  • I do plan for sleep (about 6 hours or so) – one month my alarm didn’t go off and I slept for over 7 hours (slacker!!!)

All in all it’s 26.2 hours of mostly continuous knitting! 

The next day I re-cap my progress…

Check out my January and February  and March Marathon Results from last year!

The countdown is on for April’s Marathon!

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13 responses

  1. HURRAY! I’m in, Cheryl! Thank you for giving me a great excuse to get back to some old friends who are languishing in their undone existence. Yippeeeeee!

    1. Awesome! Gather together all those unfinished projects – especially those hiding behind bookshelves 🙂 and get the caffeine and snacks ready – it’s going to be a fun 26.2 hours

  2. Wow! I wish I could. I think Elly might object. Although she is becoming quite used to seeing her Mama knit. And I sure would love to finish … or at least make good progress … my hexagon blanket. I hate knitting with wool in the summer.

    1. If you like, join in for as much time as you want. When I started scheduling these days, I actually started with a 5K of knitting (5 hours) and progressed from there! I do agree though that knitting with wool in the summer is NOT as fun as when the chill of an autumn day hits!
      Thanks,
      Cheryl

  3. Buttons and Beeswax | Reply

    My gosh! I would love to do this! I’m not sure I could stay awake that long though, but it’s such a great idea! I was once invited to do an ‘all night knit’ for charity, but it coincided with a holiday. The girls looked like they all had a great time chatting and eating snacks etc though. Maybe I’ll propose this to my stitch and bitch group! 🙂

    1. You could always start with a 5K of knitting (5 hours) and work your way up 🙂 It’s actually how I started scheduling these knitting days as I wasn’t sure how long I could last! I progressed to a 10K then 1/2 marathon and now I stick to the marathon time (26.2 hours) and I break it up with plenty of breaks for exercise, photos, etc.

      It’s lots of fun – I hope you and your stitch and bitch group join in! If you do – be sure to check in and post YOUR progress so I can check your site and see what you’re working on!
      Thanks,
      Cheryl

  4. Buttons and Beeswax | Reply

    My gosh! I would so love to do this.. I’m not sure I could stay awake long enough though! I was once invited to an ‘all night knit’ for charity but it coincided with a holiday. The girls all looked like they had fun eating snacks and chatting all night though. Maybe I’ll propose this to my stitch and bitch group, we’d get so much done! 🙂

  5. I would LOVE to join this marathon (much better than the kind that involves running!). I used to go on knitting binges/sprees regularly when I was younger. However, NOWADAYS if I knit 26.2 hours in two days, I would probably not be able to knit for another month. 🙂

    1. I concur! And that is precisely the reason I came up with my schedule of breaks – even fitness breaks 🙂 I found that if I stopped and took the time to do something physical for 15-20 minutes, it allowed me to continue on for longer periods of time! Those breaks usually consisted of dancing in the kitchen to my knitting playlist 🙂 as long as nobody else was in sight – think Dancing with the Stars but with someone who has had NO training whatsoever 🙂

  6. I had so much fun when I joined you last year! I’ll have to see what I can do this year…

    1. It would be great if you could join me – even for some of the time! Keep me posted.
      Cheryl

  7. Cheryl – You know I’m in! My kids are on school vacation that week, so maybe I will make them a fabulous chore list to accomplish while I am knitting *insert evil laugh here*! I have SOOOO many works in progress right now. If you don’t mind, I will post an invite on my blog (www.marcymade.com) as well, see how many we can get knitting! I am so glad you are back! I have missed your knitting. By the way, did you get to finish your master knitter class?How did your swatches end up? So many unanswered questions…
    –Marcy

    1. Marcy – I am glad to be back and SO GLAD to hear from you. I will be updating my progress on my Master Knitter swatches soon – I have to re-knit some because the instructions changed! My fault for procrastinating 🙂 Anyway, I love the idea of the Chore List – the kids are going to be so excited 🙂 You can tell them it’s my fault! Grand idea to post a link and get as many knitters going on the 25th as possible! I am getting giddy over which projects to work on – 26.2 hours of knitting pleasure – I can’t wait!!!

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