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Announcing the First Evernote Knit-Along!

Announcing the First Evernote Knit-Along!

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 24 Sep 2012

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 24 Sep 2012

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By now, some of you may already be familiar with our virtual community challenges. We’ve done the Paperless Challenge, and several Fitness Challenges and Cook-Alongs, all led by our fabulous Ambassadors. The purpose of these activities is to have fun together and to find new ways to get more out of Evernote. Today, we’re kicking off our first-ever Knit-Along, organized by Craft Ambassador Jenni Lathrop and Nikki McGonigal from Nikki, In Stitches. Here’s how it’s going to work.

Join the first Evernote Knit-Along

The Knit-Along kicks off on Monday, October 1st, so you’ve got a week to prepare! In the meantime, be sure to download Jenni’s knitting tips document here. Save it to your Evernote account for reference.

Download Jenni’s Guide: 9 Tips for Knitting with Evernote
  1. Join the Knit-Along by RSVP’ing to the Facebook event page.
  2. Choose one of the three projects (each project includes 2 patterns; one for knitting and one for crocheting) described below.
  3. Use the Evernote Web Clipper to save the pattern(s) you’ll be using from the websites below. Note that all of the patterns we’ll be using have been kindly shared with us by pattern designers. Please do not distribute the patterns you clip to your Evernote account.
  4. Get more out of Evernote. Refer to Jenni’s tips document for ideas around how to organize your knitting projects, needles, and more.
  5. As you work on your objects, post pictures to Twitter using the hashtag #evernotelife, as well as to the Facebook event page, with links to your blog posts and photos on Flickr. Share tips, ask questions, and interact with fellow knitters and crocheters! Don’t forget to follow @evernotelife on Twitter to stay abreast of lifestyle-related Evernote news.
  6. Let your friends know you’re participating by tweeting: “I’m participating in the @evernote Knit-Along! http://note.io/PRzFOM #evernotelife”

The Projects

Project #1: Cowl/Scarf
Knit—The Bandana Cowl from The Purl bee
http://www.purlbee.com/bandana-cowl/
Crochet—The Beseme Scarf from Berroco
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/beseme/beseme.html

Project #2: Fingerless Gloves
Knit—Lettuce Knit Arm Warmers from Read Heart
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/lettuce-knit-arm-warmers
Crochet—Alice-Inspired Mitts from Crochet Me/Interweave by Ellie
Thouret
http://www.crochetme.com/media/p/95414.aspx

Project #3: Hat
Knit—Fair Verona Slouchy Beret from needyl
http://www.needyl.com/knitting/slouchy-hat-pattern/
Crochet—Flapper Hat from Read Heart
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/flapper-hat

Timing, Twitter Party, Prizes

You have 4 weeks from the start of the Challenge to complete one or more of the projects described above. At the end of the Challenge, Jenni will host a Twitter Party so you’ll be able to share what worked/ what didn’t, how Evernote helped you stay on track, and what other ways you can see yourself using Evernote for crafting projects. We’ll be announcing the Twitter Party on the Facebook event page.

Over the course of the event, we’ll select 5 random winners, who will all receive a goody bag of Evernote treats including a t-shirt, tote bag, stickers, and more.

Let’s get to it! Hop over and join the event.

The Evernote Ambassador Program

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Join the conversation happening in our Lifestyle Forum to connect with Ambassadors and other Evernote users. Join the conversation

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31 Comments RSS

  • abdul mawji

    my note seems to diosappear after few days

  • Ariel

    I haven’t been able to successfully clip any of the pdfs using the web clipper in Safari :-( I ended up clipping the page/ article, but I would have preferred to have the pdf.

  • Amanda

    Um, none of the patterns are crochet. One of them was inspired by a crochet project, but it is not a crochet project. Is there a chance of us seeing a crochet project added to the knit-along?

    • Jenni

      The second pattern for each project is a crochet pattern. There are six projects, three knit and three crochet. The “Lettuce Knit Arm Warmers” are a knit project and the “Alice Inspired Mitts” are a crochet pattern.

  • StephCat

    hi! I’m using evernote to keep track of my designing & love it.

    Do you use Ravelry? Do you integrate it with Evernote, and if so, how?

    • Jenni

      Personally, I do use Ravelry, but I found it well after I had established Evernote as THE place for all of my knitting information. I would love for there to be a way to sync the two programs together! I mostly use Ralvery for pattern searching (and reading other people’s project notes), keeping my finished projects and participating in the forum.

  • Dave

    I’m really worried about scanning paper patterns, it breaks the copyright laws in the UK and other EU member states. I use Evernote to store my own designs, but it is illegal to digitise or change the format of other’s patterns without their permission, this applies particularly to the patterns published by spinners and magazines.

    • Elena

      I don’t think it is illegal as long as it is for personal use only.

      • Dave

        Provided you never share the digital copy, or pass the original on to somebody else, since either would mean more copies exist than had been originally acquired.

  • Thelma Manning

    I knit and crochet (still a beginner) and I was testing out Evernote the other day for tracking my gardening notes.
    This will be great to use for my knitting & crochet patterns as well.

  • Timothy

    There’s a little disconnect between “a week to prepare” for October 1st and getting email notification of this on October 5th.

      • Carol Jones

        Yes, I too just got notification – Oct 5

    • Daphne

      Ditto. Got it on the 6th.

  • Linda in TX

    OK, I haven’t really used Evernote, so I’ve got this email that sends me to this site, and a PDF form, and now what? Do I have to download the PDF, then move it to Evernote? Seems like a lot of work. Supposing I get it to Evernote, then what? I’m totally confused. Guess that’s why I don’t use this. Not sure I can participate in the KAL, since I’ve got 2 prs of socks on needles and a sweater on a board, and I’m in the middle of trying to settle into my new house, but I’d really like to learn how to use Evernote, so I’ll be ready the next time around.

  • Justin

    Why not include a man friendly pattern or two? :(

    • Dave

      I feel excluded too!

  • Jane West

    I am always looking for knitting tips and patterns.

  • Jodi

    Great guidance. Thanks for sharing how you organize your Evernote knitting notebook! Knit on.

  • Gigi Lee

    May we either embellish the crocheted patterns or enter one original pattern. Thanks, Gigi

  • Denise

    How do you participate if you don’t use Facebook?

    • Amanda

      I would say just post in the comments here or use Twitter. You don’t have to talk on Facebook necessarily to participate.

      • Kasey Fleisher Hickey

        You can also check out the Lifestyle Forum! http://discussion.evernote.com/tags/forums/craft/

  • Kathy

    I thought I would make the fingerless gloves, but I changed my mind. I’m making the cowel. I chose some dark grey yarn, kind of fuzzy and soft, bulky weight. I don’t have 16 inch circular needles in a size 10, so I’m using 29 inch and it seems to be working OK.

    Any advice on blocking? I haven’t really blocked anything. I’ve knit socks, mittens, scarves . . . but haven’t blocked anything yet.

    Thanks for the tips on organizing knitting supplies on Evernote. I put my inventory in my Knitting folder.

    I also downloaded a Kindle book on using Evernote so I can get more proficient.

  • Newmoon

    I can’t open/download Jenni’s tips. What am I doing wrong.

  • Carolyn

    This sounds super fun! I hope I have time to make the items! I use Evernote for just about everything, except my craft stuff, never thought to organize my patterns and clipping in Evernote.Must start today!

  • Carolyn

    This sounds super fun! I hope I have time to make the items! I use Evernote for just about everything, except my craft stuff, never thought to organize my patterns and clipping in Evernote .Must start today!

  • 357girl

    Would have liked to gotten the email before today; I’ve already got two lace knitting projects going at the moment. Is it okay to download the fingerless mitts for my next project?

    The tips page has great information, I’ll definitely use it to get my projects, stash, and needles organized. Thanks!

  • Linda Pouliot

    Hi everyone…Just got to this e-mail…Late as always…Hope to do both cowl ( for my sister) and fingerless mitts for my daughter and myself)…Very excited about the knit-along…My stash has alot to choose from…LOL…Happy knitting…

  • Maryam Frazier

    I use my Evernote on my iPad and have too many files. Even though I use the tags a lot I would like my files to be more organized. Does anyone know how to create sub notebook in iPad? I would like to have a master notebook labeled
    Yarn Art
    Knitting
    Completed projects
    Incomplete
    Patterns
    Crochet
    Completed projects
    Incomplete
    Patterns
    Supplies
    Yarn Inventory
    Needles
    Misc

    Eagerly Awaiting your response. :)

  • Maryam Frazier

    I just realized that by posting i lost all my bullet items. so here is my map:

    Yarn Art (Master notebook)
    1)Knitting
    1a) Completed projects
    1b)Incompletes
    1c)Patterns

    2)Crochet
    2a) Completed projects
    2b) Incompletes
    2C)Patterns

    3) Supplies
    3a) Yarn Inventory
    3b) Needles
    3c) Misc