Monday, February 5, 2007

KAL yahoo group

If you didn't receive an invite to the Yahoo Group, please go here and request an invite. I emailed all the authors that were listed as of yesterday.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

I Gotta Get Going

I got my yarn yesterday. Now, I need to wind it. My swatch is only at about an inch. Maybe tomorrow during the game would be a good time to work on it all.

I too, have old eyes so I blew up the chart and am shading it in with a pencil. Then, I'll run it through my copier again so it won't smudge. I think that will help so I can glance at it from the table next to me.

Friday, February 2, 2007

I'm On My Way!

How gorgeous is this . . .

I'm working this in Quebecoise and strangely got gauge on the suggested Size 6 needles (this is truly unusual with my normal death-like grip on the needles -- maybe it's due to working with two colors). The part that shows white is actually a very light grey.

I gotta tell ya -- I really love working this pattern. So interesting without being annoyingly difficult for my middle-aged eyes. I'm up to about line 35 in the chart (I started this yesterday morning) and right now my hands are hurting a bit. I'll probably switch back and forth between holding both colors in one hand and holding one color in each hand. I'd blow my brains out if I had to stop because I had worked my little hands to death.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


I have seen a number of posts about swatching. Here is my question- Do I swatch using 2 colors or 1? Help!!!

Getting started

I have my yarn and will do my swatch tonight or tomorrow. Hopefully I will cast on tomorrow. I am going to go with a color scheme of burgundy and cream. The task seems somewhat daunting but from everyone's comments I think do-able.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Get Ready, Get Set


February 1st is the start date that many KALers have chosen to start the Russian Prime KAL. So get your needles together, your swatch knitted and your charts blown up and assembled.

It seems from reading the posts that a finish date of prior to Camp was mentioned - so that would be July 6th (the first full day of Camp 1) right?

(Alternatively there is no hurry - dive in when you can)

Shall we get a list of who is planning to start on Feb 1?


I am wondering if everyone is still out there. Haven't seen any new posts lately. I am all set to start knitting on February 1st and sure hate to be knitting alone.. I am using some "stash" for my sweater. It is a discontinued yarn that I have been saving for something special.


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Hmmm... am I cheating?

I'm already started and well along with mine. Related posts on my blog.

But I just heard about the KAL.


Sunday, January 21, 2007


In the book, the sweaters are listed by finished dimensions, I think. Is that right? I'm trying to figure out how much ease he needs, but he doesn't have any similar sorts of sweaters to measure, just sweatshirts. What is typical...2 inches? 4 inches?

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Swatching Progress

Hi all,

I have knitted about 15 rows of a swatch, is that enough? I'm using Good Old Cascade 220, since I had 12 skeins in Mystic (a lovely purple) and only needed to buy the Natural (which I bought today). I can probably wait until Feb 1 to cast on, but I'm not guaranteeing it! I'm jazzed about this!

Maybe I'll make my swatch bigger to kill time. Or, I could cast on and just lie to you guys and pretend I didn't. Ah, the beauty of the internets (sic).

Ready, Set....... (wait for it!)