|photo courtesy of Michelle Hotchin|
People often ask who "actually runs" the Knitalong and the answer is, "We do". As Glenna says, "We are people with skills." We get things done. Just look at us!
Planning for the Mid-July event starts in late April, often in a pub. with the choosing of a date and mapping of tentative routes. A more formal meeting later and jobs are assigned. There are stores and sponsors to contact, donations to solicit and collect, and a press release to create and distribute. Graphics are created, registration is administered, bags are ordered and the pins are made. Not to mention keeping on top of blog and Ravelry posts and Twitter.
The night before the big crawl, we assemble to assemble. The swag bags and prize packs are created and counted out for each team. Team lists are printed out and distributed. This huge operation requires the consumption of much wine.
Then it's time for the big day.
|Here, happy members of the most excellent Team Red knit on the St Clair car.|
|My co-captain Emily and I both look smashing in Red.|
|Our stowaway Clara models a store sample.|
|At the end of a fun but tiring day, we assemble at a pub for prizes and refreshments.|