Thursday, December 29, 2005

Hey Y'all!

I am a Texan (for those of you who don't already know) so I can get away with the above title ;-)

How is everybody? I hope that each and every one of you sexy knitters had a wonderful Christmas and/or Chanukah. I came from a "mixed marriage" (my mother's Jewish and my father's Catholic) so I got to celebrate both holidays growing up, and this year my mother (Glamaw) gave my kids Chanukah gelt so they too get the benefit of knowing (celebrating and understanding) both holidays.

Anyway, I am so excited about the upcoming KAL but I'm even more excited that we met our goal of 100 members by the time we started our first KAL. As of today, we have 101 members!!! Woohoo! Way to go Sexy Knitters!

Okay, so let's talk "knit along". My yarn (shine) has not yet arrived from KnitPicks. Evidently something happened to my first order and I had to order again, but I'm still pretty sure that it will be here by Monday (or early next week for sure). I'm very excited about beginning Picovoli and am glad to see that so many of you are planning on participating in the KAL. Which brings me to my next point -- I need the names of all Picovoli KAL participants so that I can add a new KAL members list to the side bar and so that I can enter all the names into drawing (if we should decide to have one, which I'm pretty sure we will -- I have to go and look at the SKC "account" and will get back with y'all on that one). Probably the best way for me to know and keep track of all the KAL members is for each one of you to leave me a comment in reply to this post (leaving the info in a brand new post may not be as good as replying to this post, as I don't receive email notifications of new posts, but do receive email notifications of replies, but we'll do our best to get everybody added to the KAL list regardless). If you've already commented that you'll be joining the KAL, please do so again by replying to this post for me so that I have an "official" record of it ;-)

Knit on Sexy Knitters!

24 comments:

amylovie said...

Hey Jeanie! I'll be sitting this one out. I love how you kiddos are gettting to experience both sides of the holiday.


Amy

Melissa said...

I will be participating. I am hoping my Shine from Knitpicks will come today! I decided on the cream color... goes with everything ;)

Liz said...

Hi Jeanie! I'm in. I've decided on using rowan cashsoft dk. Can't wait to start!

Sarah said...

Argh, I can't decide!

Hmm, I think I'll sit this one out actually.

Zarah said...

I'm in! (KnitPicks Shine in Orchid, how lovely!)

Jessica said...

I'll be joining in on this one. It will be my first official KAL!! Woohoo!

Lisa in Chicago said...

I'll have to sit this one out...too much going on at one time! Can't wait for the next one!

LotusKnits said...

I'm in, and awaiting my Shine in Orchid from Knitpicks as well!!

I'm Melanie at www.lotusknitter.blogspot.com

:)

YarnB said...

Hi, I am definitely participating. I got the Shine in a violet color already....I just posted and I hope I am not too soon. Happy Holidays!

eve knits said...

I will be participating this time. this will be my first KAL and I am soooo excited. I've ordered KnitPicks Shine in the River colorway. I'll be starting as soon as it comes in (probably in about a week)!

gaysknits said...

i'm in! i ordered my yarn from elann i'm trying the luna in burnished clay! gay

Heather said...

I'm in! I've already started using KnitPicks Shine in Blush. This is my first KAL and I'm really excited :)

missemilysmom said...

I am going to sit this one out to... way to much happening.

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Hi Jeanie,
Please keep my name in the hat. :) Because I have so much in my stash, I may not be able to use Shine. Looking forward to using my new Plymouth bamboo set equivalent I actually think they are better) of the Denise needles!
Kimberly
=:8
http://www.somebunnyslove.com

Fredi said...

Yes I'm in and ready!

JustApril said...

Count me in, please, =) I am SO nervous! eeek - how weird is that? LOL

Michelena said...

Hi Jeanie,

I'm going to do the KAL! I've got my yarn and my needles all set - now if I can just finish these socks that I promised my husband months ago!

Michelena

Sarah R said...

Count me in on this one!

otter said...

Count another Texan in! I swatched last week to see if I could use anything in my stash. Am leaning toward a Debbie Bliss yarn, but I think I need to recheck my needles and see if I need to get something the right size ordered this week.
I am new to internet knitting. Always was a single, lonely persuit before. I love reading blogs and they help keep me going. My first KAL should be interesting.
Cyndye B

Anonymous said...

Oh!! I want to play too. I'll be using Shine!

Stariel said...

I'll be joining the knitalong. :)

Krista said...

I'm in. This is my first KAL and I am super pumped! Let's hope my yarn comes soon!

Stacey said...

I'll be joining! I'm waiting for my KnitPicks Shine order too though, so it'll be a couple of days!

cuteashell2 said...

A little behind, but I am joining the KAL! Had some sweater issues. Time for a break from cables and go to something different.
KAT