Last year many of us lost our minds and decided to cast on one project during each of the Twelve Days of Christmas, beginning on Christmas Day. People shook their heads at us and claimed that doing such a thing would make them breathe into paper bags, but we ended up having so much fun that we decided to do it again.
The rules are simple. Go through your Ravelry queue and choose twelve projects to cast on and match them with yarn and needles or hooks. For maximum success, I suggest choosing a mix of things that can be completed easily (like hats and mittens) and one or two projects that you’ve always meant to make but never got around to it. I am not completely done with my queue, but you can see it here. It’s also fun to choose NEW YARN for a project, but balance that with using up your very Deepest Stash yarn.
Customer Sarah L writes:
I know this sounded like a crazy thing to do, but I have loved doing it, and thank AnnaW for getting us going! It has been satisfying on a number of levels. For one thing, I liked doing something to mark the 12 days of Christmas. I got to feel like I was doing something extravagant. I dug into my stash and found yarn to use that otherwise might have languished for another year or two. I got an early start on gifts for next year. I found myself choosing patterns I probably wouldn’t have chosen had I been casting on one project at a time (seems like I always knit plain socks, but who wants to cast on for four pairs of plain socks at once? I had to go find some patterned ones). And now I have things to knit on for weeks to come. On the down side, I started to feel a bit fragmented at about day 9, and I ran out of project bags. But all in all, it was a lot of fun, and this may be a yearly thing for me.
Want to join in on the fun? Post in our Ravelry thread here. Tag your projects on Ravelry with 12daysofcastingon and use #12daysofcastingon on Instagram. We hope you will be insane with us!