Q2 Team Spirit Pep Rally

You know it was a great quarter when the hardest day in 3 months consists of worrying if a blog post will be too long – there are so many awesome pictures to post! Though Q2 has come to a close and all cheerleading is over, we wanted to have a post-Q2 pep rally to recognize all the Team Spirit talent! You all really showed us your skill with the KAL and your personalities poured out in the Scavenger Hunt photos. It was neat to see a tiny glimpse into your lives, so thank you for sharing your city, your family, your fluffy pets, your favorite dives, your yarn, and your hearts!

Join us as we shout a big cheer for the T-shirt Scavenger Hunt submissions from Flickr!

Pep Rally


Marilyn C

Marilyn with the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!


SpookyFish and her cute curly girly with the Disney duo!


Stashnstitch and her ESK friends on the day Plover was born

Clalord and her darling sister, Daniluma

Clalord and her darling sister, Daniluma

Sarah in a GIANT Alaskan chair

AlaskanSass in a GIANT Alaskan chair

Sophia the yarn ninja!

Sophiashinies, the yarn ninja!

Rebeccawip's rainbow stash!

Rebeccawip’s rainbow stash!

Yarn bath? KnitWhim is in!

Yarn bath? KnitWhim is in!

ElloKnits with her favorite FOs!

ElloKnits with her favorite FOs!

Beam me up, Drygonstar!

Earth to Drygonstar, all systems go!

Jenib320 with Jacqueline from Soak

Jenib320 with Jacqueline from Soak

What'll ya have, enw_001??

What’ll ya have, enw_001??

Hydrangealover on the trolley! Next stop: ESK!

Hydrangealover on the trolley! Next stop: ESK!

The mascots that were submitted stole the Q2 show! The ingenuity, creativity, inventiveness, and all around awesomeness that kept popping up on the Ravelry boards made our jaws drop on multiple occasions! So get your pompoms out and put your hands together for these unforgettable ESK mascots:


Boosiebutt’s adorable bunch!


Thanks, OrangeLauren, for blowing our minds with your cube-tastic submission!


ElloKnits’ pint-sized bot


A steampunk robot by Isisonearth


Lallantonio says RAWR!


Gir the Robot by Missblane


Barnaby Bot by Redjeep…beep beep love


Retro70sChicks and her crocheted cutie!


Sassywoman sassed our dino pants off!


Sherbre’s T-Rex was featured on Community Eye Candy and now, here!!


Quite the original – Striking Red and Sparkly Octopurl by Slippinginbetween


SlipZip’s group took a selfie…they’re invited to KnitNight any time 🙂


Spookyfish and her quartet of cute!


Stegohat by Thatmadgirl


Sleepingsublime’s Sock Monkey Buddy Hoodie – supersize that sweater for us!


Colioknits’ Mascots on Parade Beanie complete with detachable Octupurl!


Astryd’s Sock Bite Stitchosaur


DeeDot created a lovely ESK scene!


Loved JaniceLester’s homage to hats!

Fishies by ThisPiggyKnits


The one and only Plover by Stashnstitch!

Here is one last cheer to thank you for all the time you spent working on your Q2 KAL and Photo Challenge submissions:

From all of us at ESK,

Raa raa and hip hip, hooray!

We can’t wait for the end of Q3…

to see what you chose for Oldie but Goodie!



Q3: A Yarn Odyssey

New quarter means a new knit-a-long and a new challenge, and here they are!

Q3 Crossword Challenge
YUP, we said CROSSWORD CHALLENGE. Erin loves a good word game, so this quarter’s challenge is an Eat.Sleep.Knit crossword! Each week, we’ll give you a chance to find two of the 24 crossword answers on our website, or, use the clues to puzzle them out yourself.

Each person submitting a completed crossword puzzle by September 30th, 2014 will receive a single-use coupon good for 15% off your purchase.
The team that gets the most completed crossword puzzles submitted will receive an extra two “virtual finishers” towards its final year total to determine the winning team!

How It Works:
1. Download your crossword grid as a PDF or a Word document.
2. Complete your crossword! This can be done the old-fashioned way, or you can play along each week for the hunt to find two more clues.
3. Add your team name, first & last name, and your e-mail address to the completed crossword puzzle so we can identify you.
4. Send us your crossword! Completed crosswords can be submitted two ways – either electronically via e-mail to trivia at eat sleep knit dot com or by postal mail to:

Eat Sleep Knit
6400 Highlands Parkway, Ste I
Smyrna, GA 30082

Weekly Crossword Clues
Each week on Monday, we’ll underline two words somewhere on our website that match up to two of the crossword puzzle answers. We’ll post a hint on Rav/Facebook/Twitter to help you find these two words, which will always be hidden within product descriptions somewhere on our page. We won’t tell you which clues they answer, but by the end of the month you should have all 24 answers available to easily match up with the grid and provided crossword clues so you can complete your crossword.

Here’s an example (and the first answer!):

Q3 Knit-A-Long – Oldie But Goodie
We’ve all got at least one, probably dozens. That pattern that you favorited or added to your queue years ago, the one that always seems to be the project you’ll get to “right after I finish up these other two things,” falling ever farther down your list but never quite out of your mind. This knit-a-long is for you, beloved old pattern.

For Q3, we challenge you to pick a pattern that you added to your queue or your favorites during your first year as an active Raveler. Something you always come back to but still haven’t gotten around to yet. If you’re not sure, when you visit your Ravelry queue or your favorites, it will show you the date you added an item – for me, my first year is 2007/2008, but use the first year you started favoriting/queueing/whatevering things on Ravelry! If your favorite older pattern predates your Ravelry usage, that’s okay too – the idea is to pick something you’ve wanted to or planned to know for a while but just haven’t gotten around to.

Knit-a-long requirements:
*As always, all yarn must be from Eat Sleep Knit to be eligible for prizes.
*Project must be started and completed within the third quarter (July 1-Sept 30).
*Projects should use a minimum of 200 yards.
*Projects should be something you’ve favorited/queued/whatevered during your first year actively doing so on Ravelry.
*Pattern modifications are totally fine, just be sure your project still meets the other requirements!

All completed eligible projects will receive 1000 yards towards their individual Yarnathon totals, not to mention you will finally have this awesome project you’ve dreamed of!

Completed projects should be submitted to the Google form by October 1st to receive your yardage!

Knit-a-long discount:
Need yarn? Don’t forget – place your knit-a-long order between now and July 13th and specify in the comments field which yarn is for your project, and we’ll take 10% off for that yarn. Adjustments will have to be made manually so this discount won’t show up at checkout, but we will e-mail you to confirm.

Q3 Trivia
Don’t forget trivia starts back up today! Look for the first question of the quarter this afternoon on Twitter!