Knit With Me on The Longest Day

You are cordially invited to join me on June 20 as I knit from sunup to sundown my Fading Memories Socks to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research. There’s still time to purchase the special Fading Shadows Gradient Kit from Longmont Yarn Shoppe. For every pattern sold, I’ll donate $5 to Alzheimer’s; for every gradient kit sold, Longmont Yarn Shoppe will donate $10!

To make this day more interactive, four Local (online) Yarn Shops have joined in to host virtual zoom Knit-A-Long sessions with me. You can check in, give me a “way to go, thumbs up” emoji, and hang out for an hour of chat and encouragement. All four sessions are free and will take place on Zoom. Please click on the links below to register for each session. And yes, there will be prizes and special offers; including a very special prize draw for those who join in all four KAL sessions.

  1. Start your Longest Day KAL at Four Purls of Winter Haven, Florida. This zoom session begins at 7:00 am Pacific Time, 8:00 am Mountain Time, 9:00 am Central Time, 10:00 am Eastern Time, 11:00 am Atlantic Time.
  2. Keep knitting (or take a nap) and join River City Yarns of Edmonton, Alberta for a mid-day session starting at 11:00 am Pacific Time, 12:00 pm Mountain Time, 1:00 pm Central Time, 2:00 pm Eastern Time, 3:00 pm Atlantic Time.
  3. And after a short break, join in with the Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop of Port Townsend, Washington. This session starts at 1:00 pm Pacific Time, 2:00 pm Mountain Time, 3:00 pm Central Time, 4:00 pm Eastern Time, 5:00 pm Atlantic Time. Click here for the login codes.
  4. We’ll finish up our cross-country KAL with a visit at Longmont Yarn Shoppe of Longmont, Colorado. This session starts at 3:00 pm Pacific Time, 4:00 pm Mountain Time, 5:00 pm Central Time, 6:00 pm Eastern Time, 7:00 pm Atlantic Time.

And in any event, please visit my fundraiser page and make a donation.

Thank you.

5 thoughts on “Knit With Me on The Longest Day”

  1. Ann, I just got my yarn (Longmont) and printed the pattern downloaded from Ravelry. Very excited to get started a bit ahead. Alas, I just realized this sock is sized for a woman’s small (medium), and I am a large. (My actual circumference is 9-1/2″, so unstretched sock 8-1/2; and my actual foot length is 10″. Will the medium work? If not, would you post an adjustment for a size Woman’s Large sock? Many thanks!

  2. Dear Ann,
    I asked my husband for your Top Down Sweater book for my anniversary gift for January, 2021 (our 47th). I have been knitting since my teens (am now 70!), but seems like I’ve mostly knitted for other people. I did not have one pullover of my own!! I determined to change that and with your book and with clearing other projects, I declared this summer as my SUMMER OF SWEATERS….with a hopeful goal of producing three, tunic-length pullovers. Regular length sweaters do not flatter me.

    First, I knitted a basic crew neck tunic in a grey blue DK wool. Following your advice, the fit is perfect.
    Second, I made subtle self striping, berry/grey crew tunic in Aran weight and again a perfect fit.
    Now I am over half done with a simple teal crew tunic in worsted weight and its on gauge like the other two. I might just make my three sweater summer goal.

    Your charts are invaluable and clearly written. It is a true joy to knit perfect sweaters every time. My confidence and understanding of my personal tension has soared with your book. Putting together those charts must have been a monumental task and I thank you for that. Thank you for playing a major part in my knitting journey!! BEST BOOK EVER!!!

    Best regards from a knitting addict….Deb Sims

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