2018 Game Day Make-Along

It is the first annual 2018 Game Day Make-Along. This year for the Super Bowl we thought that we would have a little fun and have a mystery make-along. Before the event even started you all blew me away with the number of people that signed up for the event. No matter what team you are rooting for let’s have a great time and make some beautiful pieces!

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When is the Game Day Make-Along:

The game day make-along will take place on Sunday February 4, 2018. The first clue will be released at 9am EST and the last clue will be released at 6pm EST. Each hour there will be a new clue released.

All clues will be posted on their own page but you will find that page linked here. Be sure to come back every hour to see the new clue.

How do I participate in the Game Day Make-Along:

To participate in the game day make-along head to the Marly Bird Facebook page and RSVP to the event.

Come back to this blog page ever hour from 9am to 6pm EST to see the latest clue. Post a picture in the group on the correct post for each hour of your progress.

What are we making:

This is a mystery make-along, so we can’t tell you too much just yet. What we can tell you is that there is a knit version and a crochet version so be sure that you are reading the correct clue!

What materials do I need:

You will need 10oz of a worsted weight yarn. I have made my sample in Super Saver Ombre.and With Love Stripes. Brittani-Pearl is making hers in Super Saver Stripes and Katelyn will be making hers in Hopscotch.

You will also need a size J (6mm) crochet hook or a size 10 needle (24″ circular or straight).

Don’t forget your removable stitch markers, tapestry needle and scissors.

Game Day make-along with Marly Bird

What can I win:

Once you have finished your mystery project you post a photo on the Marly Bird group page, on the finished project post, for a chance to win a prize package from Red Heart.

All finished project photos must be submitted by midnight MST on Sunday February 4th. Winner will be announced on Monday February 5th. US and Canadian residents only.

Don’t worry the last clue is at 6pm so you will be able to work on your project throughout the game.

We will give away one prize package for every 100 finished projects posted (one entry per person please). That means if 400 people post finished projects by midnight we will give away 4 prize packages. The more people that participate the more chances you have to win. Be sure to share the make-along with friends you think will love this.

Introduction Video:

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Game Day Make-along Clues:

Be sure to come back every hour from 9am to 6pm on Sunday February 4th to see the new clue.

9am Clues:

9am Crochet Clue

9am Knit Clue

10am Clues:

10am Crochet Clue

10am Knit Clue

11am Clues:

11am Crochet Clue

11am Knit Clue

12pm Clues:

12pm Crochet Clue

12pm Knit Clue

1pm Clues:

1pm Crochet Clue

1pm Knit Clue

2pm Clues:

2pm Crochet Clue

2pm Knit Clue

3pm Clues:

3pm Crochet Clue

3pm Knit Clue-Knitters get a break! Expect your next clue at 5

4pm Clues:

4pm Crochet Clue

5pm Clues:

5pm Crochet Clue

5pm Knit Clue

6pm Clues:

6pm Crochet Clue

6pm Knit Clue Make sure you post your finished entries here before the 9am MT deadline on February 5th for a chance to win!

During the Game:

The fun doesn’t stop once the game starts. Be sure to join us for a game of BINGO during the game. Just grab a card at the link below! You can start marking as soon as the game starts, and there will be an entry thread in the Marly’s Minions FB page for your finished cards. All you need is one regular, old-fashioned BINGO, so horizontal, vertical, or diagonal! Game Day Bingo with Marly Bird

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  1. Beate Poston says:

    OH NO, I work Sundays from 12-5 CST but I can still do the BINGO, right?
    NO worries, I have plenty of things to work on. I need to start my February project anyways!
    By the way, THANK YOU SO MUCH for always coming up with such fun events!
    You always go way above and beyond!

  2. girliefriend says:

    Do I understand this will only be run in your FB group? Creative idea, but Some of us don’t do facebook.

  3. Beth Holt says:

    My sister decided I needed to.do this to distract me. My son has in the ICU Burn unit since January 8th, so my knitting goes and sits beside me. Lori felt I needed a new project and bought me ALL the supplies. This is my first KAL, thank you for the excitement.

    • MarlyBird135 says:

      Sorry we didn’t see this message. I hope that you were able to find the clues. Be sure to join the MB FB group so that if you have questions the next time we do this you will get answered right away!

  4. Cheryl says:

    I really enjoyed this as I am always game for a mystery. I don’t like to crochet so I did the knit version. I was not able to start early so I am still working on mine but I have seen several of the pictures posted. My only complaint is that the knitted version is no where neat as pretty as the crocheted version. I wish a few more knit stitches has been incorporated into the pattern. Regardless, it is still fun and I enjoy the experience. Thank you for doing it.

    • MarlyBird135 says:

      Thanks for the feedback Cheryl. We learned a LOT from this first mystery make along and we will take that into consideration for the next one. We tried to keep it simple enough to give knitters a chance to finish it in time. We are thinking that the next time we will need to give knitters some more time so that we can add some additional stitches into the pattern!

  5. Susan Nichols says:

    I’m crocheting and got a very late start, so I am far from finished. Where are the 4 P.M., 5 P.M., and the 6 P.M. clues?

  6. Yvonne Mayfield says:

    I total missed this! I’m so sad. This would have been so much fun to be a part of. Where can I see the finish product?

    • MarlyBird135 says:

      You can head over to the Marly Bird FB group to see the progress everyone made! We will have an ad free PDF pattern in Ravelry shortly! Feel free to start yours at any time! 🙂

  7. aussiealthea says:

    Have just discovered this lovely knitting pattern. Don’t use Facebook, so eagerly waiting for PDF version to appear on Ravelry. Thank you for offering it free of charge

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