The Yarn Gourmet Important Information

Location: 2915 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend IN 46615 (across from River Park Furniture)
Phone: 574-232-9276

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 - 5
Friday: 10 - 8
Saturday: 9 - 3
Closed Sunday & Monday

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Last Knitter Standing

Just in from Universal Yarns - "The Last Knitter Standing".  This is a game somewhere between Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly, but everything is knitting oriented! 

The object is to be the knitter with the most knitted rows at the end of the game.  All knitters start out by casting on 10 stitches and knitting two rows.  There is a spinner with 8 possible results: two knitting challenges, two knitting questions, one knitting pass and one "lose a turn".  A knitter spins and the person to the left draws the appropriate card and reads the question / task.  The game lasts for a pre-established amount of time, which can be anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.  At the end of the allotted time the knitter who still as 10 stitches on the needles and the most completed rows wins.

The challenge cards consist of things such as unscrambling letters to form the knit-related word, knitting as many rows as possible in one minute (there is a one minute timer included), knitting with your eyes closed,  getting to knit extra rows if you are wearing something you knitted, etc.  The question cards consist of multiple choice or true/false questions such as "What does DK stand for?" or "What is the increase called in which you pick up the horizontal bar between stitches?"  The cards tell you how many rows to knit if you are correct and how many to rip out if you are wrong.  The Pass cards are kept to use if you don't want to answer a question, or don't want to rip out rows.

This game has the potential for a great deal of hilarity - and you might even learn a few things.  I have one for use at the shop and two more for sale (great fun for your knitting group!).  Starting June 17 Fridays will be game nights at the shop.  Any number of knitters who want to come in and play Last Knitter Standing are welcome.  Only two people are needed for a game, but there is no limit on how many can play. Winners will receive a $5 gift certificate.

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