The time has come for me to share what I consider my greatest accomplishment with The Healthy Knitter thus far. Remember back in September when I mentioned that I had been busy over the summer albeit a bit quiet on the blog? Well, this is the project I've been secretly developing AND you are going to fall in love with this one. It's a great knit PLUS it is good for your health.
First, it is a mystery knit-along (KAL) that begins on November 2nd with the final clue delivered on December 7th. Well, the project is a cowl but the specifics are a mystery. It is designed for the adventurous advanced beginner or intermediate knitter. All the details can be found here on Ravelry.
Second, the best part of this project is that it is accompanied with a "walk-along". You've never heard of a walk-along? Don't worry, you aren't alone; I made it up :) With the pre-order you will receive information on goal-setting and how to establish a walking commitment. You'll need to decide on a walking goal for the month of November. On November 2nd, you can sign a contract with yourself or a buddy to increase accountability.
Here's to walking through the month of November and beginning of December. Even if you don't want to knit the project you can still join us for walking.
A Healthy Knitter group has been formed on Ravelry. A thread for March through Time will be added so that participants can interact...maybe even encourage one another with walking. Make sure you use the cover page of the pattern when you add March through Time to your projects to avoid spoiling the details of the cowl.
PROMOTION! Right now you can purchase the pattern for 25% off through October 26. No coupon needed. Following the last clue in December all participants will receive the pattern in one complete document including the walking information. The pattern will available for general purchase after the KAL however the walking information will not be included.
Fall is in full swing here in central Iowa. I have been participating in #slowfashionoctober started by Karen Templar of Fringe Association. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to be blogging more about this process and introducing a few concepts related to knitting, health and sustainability. Since I'll be blogging more frequently (2-3 times a week) and I'm hesitant to overwhelm your inbox with announcements, I've decided to send a weekly update to your inbox. If you want to read more frequently then check the website.
I love all the seasons but autumn is definitely a special time that conjures up images of cozy cabled sweaters, hands wrapped around a warm cup of coffee, and long walks with beautiful foliage on the trees and the ground. I'll leave you this evening with some amazing images of fall in the Midwest.