Sunday, May 18, 2008

I'll be starting Labyrinth next week!

My yarn for Labyrinth arrived in the mail yesterday. I'm going with Handmaiden Double Sea Silk in Topaz with Ivory for the trim. I was undecided as to whether or not to purchase the Tilli Tomas Disco Lights in natural for the trim. I decided to go with the Handmaiden and I may decide to add clear beads when I get to that point. The yarn is just so incredibly beautiful. Photographs just don't do it justice! I am finishing up another project first then I hope to get started!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Saying hi and checking in with Aleita Shell

Hi. I've just joined the SKC and it's good to be in time for this summer's knitalong. I've decided to knit the Aleita Shell. I liked it the minute I got the Spring Interweave Knits magazine through my letterbox but waited until I finished the project I was working on (Sally Melville empire waist dress) before embarking on this one. I'm also delighted to be doing some stash-busting at the same time, as the yarn has been sitting in my cupboard for a while now and, having been pretty extravagant recently, I felt the need to reduce the size of said stash.

The yarn in question is Rowan DK Handknit cotton, shade 294 and is a beautiful shade of hyacinth blue. (And it's been in my stash for so long I wouldn't be surprised if Rowan no longer make that shade!) It's a matte finish and so far looks promising. I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops. As you may be able to see from the (not very good) photo, I've done the welt and about 2 rows of the stocking stitch body, so there's some way to go.

Thanks for letting me join the fun. I look forward to seeing all your projects.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I'm glad to join and look forward to visiting the site.

Let's KNIT Already!

Well, I for one am happy with the selections we made! I'm so happy, I already started! I knew I was going to make Labyrinth if it won or not, so I bought some Ella Rae Bamboo Silk when WEBS had their awesome sale on it last month.

The stitch gauge is right on, but the row gauge is a little off. But, row gauge is easy to work around, so it doesn't matter. This is my progress as of this morning:

Anybody else start yet?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Why Not?

Okay, so here's what I think we should do..... I've looked over the poll numbers and instead of doing a run-off between the top 5 or 10 patterns, I've decided to pull out all the stops and make this a FIVE way knit along! I mean, why not? By adding the 4th and 5th place winners, we can add an additional 42 knitters to the knit along for a total of 129 knitters!

As far as future knit alongs, we are looking at several different format changes -- we'll keep everybody posted.

For now, let's go ahead and get our supplies ready for this five-way KAL! Since we're running a bit behind, let's go ahead and officially declare this KAL started right now! I can't wait to see which patterns everyone is planning to knit and which yarns you'll be using!

ETA: The top five patterns are Labyrinth, Notorious, Aleita Shell, Printed Silk Cardigan, and Talia.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Three Way Tie?

Well, it looks like we have three patterns that all came in neck-in-neck! Should we have a three way KAL? Should we have a run off?

Your opinion matters! Lemme know what you think!

There is some interesting dialogue going on over on the SKC Ravelry group. Hop on over and join in the conversation.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Happy Cinco De Mayo! Let's Vote!

Time to vote! Remember, you must be a member of the SKC to vote however you do not need posting privileges to vote. Voting will last until Thursday at midnight.

Choose Your Favorite!
Lacey - T
Dayflower Camisole
Sodera Socks
Bell Curve
Printed Silk Cardigan
Aleita Shell
Crisp Rectangle Tunic Top
Fad Classic
Daytrip Cardigan
Curves Bamboo Tank Top
Ms. Marigold
Chinese Lace Pullover
Free polls from