Sunday, May 18, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
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
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
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.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
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.