Monday, January 21, 2008

Inauguration Day Scarf-along

This morning a coworker suggested I start a project that I could do a little bit on every day for the next 365 days and wear on inauguration day. So I bring you The Inauguration Day Scarf.

The scarf can be made of any yarn you like, but I plan to make mine out of the little balls and scraps of yarn that end up piled in the corners of my house (sometimes by me and sometimes by Lucy).
(Lucy thinks I put this basket together for her enjoyment.)

Basically, you cast on whatever number you want and knit a little bit every day for the next 365 days. Bind it off on January 19th, 2009 and wear it while you watch the next president be sworn into office on January 20, 2009.

You can do any pattern you want - I've listed some ideas below. Mine's going to be basic. I'm planning to do one garter ridge a day in a different color (leaving the ends hanging for crazy side fringe I think). It's going to be a crazy, chaotic, hodgepodge scarf (to match the crazy, chaotic, political hodgepodge I expect we're in for over the next 12 months).

A few of the Knitting Liberally gals have already signed on. Traci and I started our scarves today.DSC01943.JPG

I'll be posting regular updates (maybe on key political days like Super Tuesday and Democratic Convention Day and The Day Mitt Romney Dropped Out of the Race Day) here and on the Knitting Liberally blog.

Anyone is welcome to join in. Join any time, you shouldn't have any trouble catching up since it's just a row or two a day...

Should I start a separate blog for the knit-along?

Some scarf ideas:

Focus on Fringe (scroll down a bit...)
Noro Striped Scarf (because we love Brooklyntweed)
Meandering Stripes
Kureopatora's Snake

And if some of you are really anal about stripes, but still want to appear to be doing random stripes here's a cool stripe generator.


  1. you go ahead and hold your breath for the whole Mitt dropping out thing. We can ALL only hope.

    And are you trying to say that you did not put those in the basket for Lucy? Cause I am pretty sure that if you think about it you'll find that you did.

  2. oh hey cuz-
    my coworkers and I are going to do this. I figure if we knit like, 2 rows a day from now until January 19, we wont be taking up too much company time and we'll still have reasonably lengthed scarves...

    -Cait the poophead