Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Get It Done 2013~ Yarn Along

One of my knitting blog friend Andi started a KAL on Ravelry. I met her through a KAL we did together back over the winter.  She always has lots of beautiful projects on her needles and I am often jealous to see all the fun things she is working on. She says she picks up a project to work on depending on her mood. I just love that.  I am more of a one thing at a time girl.  Apparently Andi's WIPS have gotten a little out of control and she started a KAL/CAL to help motivate herself and others to get some projects done.  The rules of the KAL are that your projects need to be casted on before 8/1/13 and the deadline is 9/30/13.
I have only had two projects of my needles: my quill and my EZ camping shawl.  (Although I have finished a few test knits that I can't share). I wanted to be part of Andi's KAL and I've had some projects I have really wanted to make for myself. So yesterday I rushed up to Chelsea Yarns (my favorite place in the whole wide world, when I grow up I want to work at Chelsea Yarns) to get some yarn for two projects I have been wanting to make.
I love that Chelsea Yarns has exactly what I want every time I go there.  I told her I wanted to make a Brooklyn Tweed Sweater and I needed it casted on by August 1st and like magic she had Isager yarn that is just like Brooklyn Tweed Loft or Beaverslide. It reminds me exactly of Beaverslide and I am loving working with it.
So here is my line up for the KAL.
yarn Isager- wool

yarn Isager Alpaca 2 (50% alpaca / 50% merino)

In the pile below is my #3 Quill and #4 EZ Camping Shawl with my Chesterfield and my Celes.

I am hoping my Chesterfield Sweater will be easy to work on while we are camping. I am looking forward to lots of easy stockinet knitting!
I also picked up a copy of "The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits" at Chelsea Yarn. The patterns in this magazine are AMAZING! I can't wait to get them on my needles!

If you'd like to join Andi's KAL/CAL you can find the info here
It's not too late to join us!
Also I want to give a huge shout out to WillyG's BRRH Hat for making it up to #2 on the Ravelry Patterns yesterday.


karen said...

I see progress! Love the projects and the yarns. I just finished a sweater and can't wait to start something new!

Melanie Routhier said...

Such beautiful yarn and colours!

Donna said...

I want to jump in a pile of all your yarn. It looks so soft and comfy! Great progress on all your projects.

Mother4 said...

I have Quill in my pile to do! Now you have inspired me! Beautiful!

thecrazysheeplady said...

I always love your colors :-).

momentsofpeacemama said...

Your yarns are lovely! I'll have to look for that magazine - the owl cardi looks awesome.

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

Beautiful! I love all the grey and eggplant that you are using right now!

Tracey said...

All your projects look so beautiful.
I just joined the KAL yesterday, it looks like a lot of fun.

Jordmor-Hanne said...

Lovely yarn! Harry potter knits - oooh!!

Sarah said...

So pretty! All your projects are gorgeous and that book looks really fun!

Andi said...

Your WIPs are always so beautiful. Most of the time I have to restrain myself from casting on whatever you are working on, just from seeing your images.
Thank you for mentioning my KAL and thank you for joining in. :)

Debbie said...

i LOVE that yarn, the colors are so soft and beautiful!!

but i am always distracted by the table you display your work on, i really LOVE that table!!