I like knit a longs where everyone works on the same project at the same time opposed to those where forum members can just drop in. Ravely has KAL groups–quite a few actually but when I ‘ve searched I haven’t found any projects I was interested in making. It has been years since I searched thru Yahoo for groups but I happened to see the groups icon in my toolbar and was actually surprised that groups were still around.
A quick search for knitting brought me to a dishcloth knit along group that has been in existence for years. What’s so great about the Monthly Dishcloth Knit Along group is that you create two dishcloths a month (that’s 24 gifts you make each year!!!) and the host provides you will 7 or so rows to knit per day. Committing to that 30 minutes or so per evening means you have two dozen Christmas Gifts at the end of a year. To me this is incredibly helpful and keeps me on track. It also means I’m not spending hours every week searching for the next pattern to make.
You can join the group to at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MonthlyDishcloths/
The first KAL I was involved in was for the cloth above. It turned out to be a Giraffe which works out because it coordinates with the high chair our grandsons use here.