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)
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.