Knit-A-Long: Seahawks vs. Rams

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About a month ago my friend Wanda approached our office and invited our office to join her in a Knit-A-Long. I'd never heard of one before and had very limited knitting experience so wasnt real keen on the idea. However before I knew most of the office was participating and I didn't want to be left out so I joined.

So what are we making?

The project comes from Scoreboard Kal, and in the end will be a cowl that represents the Seahawks 2015/16 season! Per the website:

The idea behind the design of the cowl is fairly simple. When your team [Seahawks] scores, you will knit a round in the [blue] for each point attained. Did they kick a field goal? That would be 3 rounds. Did they score a touchdown? That would be 6 rounds. Was the point after good? Add another round! Should the opposing team score on the subsequent drive, their points will be knit in the [green] (following the same rules noted above). You will follow this structure for the entire game, switching back and forth between the [blue] and [green] depending on which team scores…

When the season is over, you will be left with an AMAZING, wearable knitted record of [The Seahawks] 2015-2016 season in the Scoreboard Cowl!

Having never really knitted before, I was nervous about being able to do a project of this magnitute! Wanda was a great (and very patient!) instructor and before I knew it I was off and knitting!

Okay now that I've explained the rules let's move onto Week 1 and see how I did!

Week 1: Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams (31-34)

This was a hard game to start the year with, both for the team and my knitting skills! I hated the idea of the Seahawks going 0-1, but I really hated the number of points (aka rows) I would have to do! We will just say that our entire knitting group go off to a very slow start and quickly found ourselves very behind, very quickly! Sixty-five rows in one week, for complete newbies is extremely daunting! I didn't finish game one until mid-week last week, well after game 2 was played! The good news is I finished game 1 and am well into game 2, and thanks to a lower (sorta) game 3 maybe I'll completely catch up this week…

Here's what my week 1 knitting looks like, remember blue represents Seahawks scores and green represents the Rams…

I'm still not quite sure what a Knit-A-Long I'm but assuming it has something to do with doing the same project as other people, aka my office! The good news is I'm doing it and having fun! Make sure you pop back over to see what it looks like after week 2s game against the Packers!

 

10 Responses to Knit-A-Long: Seahawks vs. Rams
  1. sandi d.
    September 27, 2015 | 10:40 PM

    Fun idea!

  2. Susan D.
    September 28, 2015 | 10:56 PM

    Cori – you could knit your Auntie a Seahawks blanket

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      September 28, 2015 | 10:57 PM

      At the number of points each game it’ll be a blanket ;)

  3. Susan D.
    September 28, 2015 | 10:59 PM

    I’m not sure what that means – but it sounds like no blanket for your auntie.

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      September 28, 2015 | 11:00 PM

      Every point means I have to make another row and with such high scoring points means the scarf eu be REALLY long!

  4. Claire
    September 30, 2015 | 2:53 AM

    you are very talented! I could never do this!

  5. Aliza B
    September 30, 2015 | 6:39 AM

    What a fun project! I have wanted to find a sew-along or crochet along project to work with other people. Glad you found a fun one….but very daunting!
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    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      September 30, 2015 | 8:00 PM

      It’s extremely daunting especially because I never have knitted before! I’ve crocheted forever, but this is new territory for me!

  6. Camile
    October 1, 2015 | 10:13 AM

    What a cute idea! This is especially intriguing to me because I’ve just started sewing and while sewing is not knitting, the two are related…right? I look forward to seeing your finished product. It looks great so far.

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      October 1, 2015 | 11:02 PM

      I’m about to finish game 2, only a week behind but who’s counting! Make sure you pop back over in the next few days and see the next game worth of knitting!!