Tuesday, February 28, 2006

KAL Update

Hey everybody! It's been a while since I've posted about what's going on and what's coming up, so I thought it was high time I do so. As a reminder, if you've participated (or are still participating) in the Picovoli KAL, please send me an email letting me know that you've done so with a link to pics of your progress so that you can be entered into the prize drawing (to be held at the end of February). Don't worry if you're not done with your Picovoli or even if you won't be completely finished by the end of February, you can still be entered into the drawing just so long as you got close to finishing your Pico and knit along with us during January and February. Please be sure to put "Picovoli KAL" in the subject of your email to me to help my inbox stay organized.

As far as what's coming up, we will start taking nominations for the next KAL on March 1st and will take nominations for 2 weeks. I'll post directions on how to nominate patterns towards the end of February. In mid march, we'll vote for the pattern we like best and the winner will be announced the third week of March. My goal is to have the next KAL start at the beginning of April, although that only leaves a week for people to get their yarn and supplies together so we may put it off until the middle of April (right after tax day). What do y'all think? I need your input as far as when you'd like to start the next KAL... I was thinking mid April would be good because that gives us all some time to wrap up loose ends and finish some other projects in between KAL's, but I'm definitely open to suggestions.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Kathy for all the pattern support she's offered to us via individual emails and by checking in on the KAL and posting answers to questions here. Kathy, your patterns rock and we look forward to more patterns (sexy or not) from you!

We currently have over 175 members (woohoo!) and are steadily adding new members (at about 3 new members per day)! To our new members, WELCOME, and please be sure to check out our Sexy Knitters Club merchandise as this is how SKC prize money is raised.

And since a post just isn't the same without pics, I'm posting a pic of what I've been working on (and hope to be finishing today). It's Cassie's Tubey (which I think is a pretty sexy little top). I was actually thinking about nominating a spring version (made with shorter elbow length sleeves in a lighter weight yarn such as Knit Picks Shine on size 4 needles) of this top for our next KAL, but it would mean crunching numbers (due to the gauge difference) in time for the beginning of the KAL and with taxes due, I'll be doing good to get those numbers in by mid April... but if anybody's interested in doing this pattern in a spring version, let me know and I'll see what I can do. I also really love Wendy's new Something Red pattern (which I purchased last night) so perhaps I'll nominate that too! Sigh..... so many wonderful patterns, so little time!

Edited to add:

Okay, here's my finished Tubey. More pics of it can be seen here. And I will be casting on for the "spring" version soon, so check my blog for specifics if you want to join me.

13 comments:

Becky said...

The Tubey looks great and Something Red is a beautiful cardigan.

That timetable suits me fine. It will give me plenty of time to finish things up and gather yarn.

knitncycle said...

The tubey looks awesome! I confess I've been eyeing it for awhile. Have you seen Wendy's Something Cowl? Super sexy! The timetable sounds great to me too. I've got a few WIPs I'm finishing up myself. I take my taxes in to the CPA tommorrow. Hopefully we get a nice refund!

Catherine Kerth said...

oh i love the color! now i really want to make tubey!

gaysknits said...

i like cassie's tubey for the next KAL with all those adjustments you mention, please model the sweater for us when you're done! i also like wendy's almost cowl but i'm not too interested in a cardigan of any type tho' the something red is gorgeous and i've used that yarn and love it but it's too heavy for a nice spring knit for me. i'm looking to do "something spring" but can't put my finger on anything yet!

Tiffany said...

I love that pattern and would definetly love to do a spring one. I could use the yarn I bought for the Pivoloci or however you spell that. :)

gaysknits said...

love it!!! looks great!!!would love to do a spring version with you!!!

LadyLungDoc said...

Knitty patterns I would like to nominate include "W", Tempting I or II, Asana, or Cleo.

p3pilot said...

I nominate Eunny's Deep V Argyle Vest, available at: http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/01/deep_v_argyle_vest_pattern_for.html

krista said...

Mid April sounds great- I can't wait to see what sexy summery thing we'll end up with.

M said...

forget the top, I want directions on how to make a duct tape mannequin.

Myriam said...

Hello-I'm a newbie but very excited about being able ot be coming in at the start of a new KAL. The timetable sounds great and i love the idea of doing a spring version of Tubey! :)

Tricotine said...

Tubey sounds great to me but the Something Red looks appealing too... Oh boy! What to chose?

Rebecca said...

love your tubey! such a nice red