Friday, 23 March 2012

My first KASCUDDLE!

The Knit-a-Squillion Challenge has gone viral! This is very exciting news for Knit-a-Square and it is all thanks to you!!

Don't worry, I needed Wikepedia to undertand too!

"A viral video (in our case topic)  is one that becomes popular through the process of Internet sharing, typically through video sharing websites, social media and email."

The bottom line is that because you are reading and sharing the blogs about the Challenge, a significant number of people are learning about KAS, spreading the word and getting involved. This is simply wonderful news! So, again, 

Thank you all so much!!
These won't be in bloom in Quebec for another 6 weeks!

I know many of you are busy knitting or crocheting squares, but I took a break last week and decided to try something new. I thought you might like to also. I have made my first KASCUDDLE. It is an ingenious idea and very fun and easy to make. It is basically a baby sleeping bag, which is much more practial for the tiny ones (0-12 months) than a blanket which falls off when they move in their sleep.

You can find the instuctions for both a knit and a crochet version here. I knit mine. We start at the top with chunky yarn and size 13 needles, knit a K2, P2 ribbing for 5 inches and then knit each round until we have a tube 35" long. 
First step.
That's the basic version and the one I made, but the possibilities for color and texture are limitless! If you would like to try your hand at one of these, I will be more than happy to send it to SA along with our squares!
I still need to sew the bottom and weave in my ends!

KAS had a real video "go viral" this week too and I am so happy to be able to share it with you! This is what it's all about!


Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

15 comments:

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

That's so cute! Love the stripe.

I mailed some squares to you this morning. Please let me know when they arrive.

Laurie Fortier said...

Thanks so much Lynette! I can't wait! I will definitely let you know!

Sonya Kanelstrand said...

Oh, that sounds fun! I have to try it out myself. By the way, I've been so much into stocking my etsy shop that I totally stopped crocheting squares, so your post comes as the perfect reminder, Laurie!

Hugs!

Melinda said...

That is such an adorable project, I love it! I'm so happy to hear that your project has taken on a life of its own! I'm not at all surprised though, positive loving and kind energy has a way of doing that... :)

Laurie Fortier said...

Don't you worry about squares, Sonya. You have enough on your plate right now! I'll take them whenever you have the time to enjoy making them! xoxo

Taylor Lynn said...

That's so amazing that Knit-a-Squillion has gone viral, Laurie, congrats! And I just love that video - all of those kids are absolutely adorable. <3 This is such a wonderful project, it deserves to be viral!

And your KASCUDDLE is fantastic - so cute! Great work - not just on the KASCUDDLE, but with the whole project. :) Hugs!

Laurie Fortier said...

Thanks Melinda! We forget that sometimes. It's good to have a reminder like this!

Laurie Fortier said...

Thanks so much for your support Taylor! I really appreciate it!

Additionsstyle said...

How amazing the Knit-a-Squillion has gone viral!! That is so cool. I loved your project, it is so cute and practical.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Laurie Fortier said...

Thanks so much Valerie! This would be great gift for any new baby.

ChatterBlossom said...

Congrats on going viral! That is so exciting!
-Jamie
New TeamEcoEtsy Member
http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

Nathalie Brault said...

HI Laurie I'M visiting from the Ecoetsy team post tahnks for visiting my blogs too
yoiu have a fabulous blog, and I'M also following, thanks
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beautyrecycle.blogspot.com

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