08 December 2011

New Years Day KAL Revealed!

This year we decided to stray from the norm (how many Calendar Scarves does one girl need ~ 4 is plenty!) and we've chosen Jared Flood's Bridgewater, which can be purchased directly from his website, as a Ravelry download or as part of the booklet Classic Elite #9108 ~ Made in Brooklyn.  The pattern calls for 1800 yards of lace weight yarn (my yarn choice is pictured above ~ Madelinetosh Lace in Winter Wheat).  Neither Kelli or I have made a square shawl and we both are pretty enamored by all of Jared's patterns and thought this would be a great way to start 2012....knitting some lace with a few good friends.

So far we are 4 ~ Jeff in Pennsylvania (jmkorn on Ravelry), Morgen in Washington (she's joined us before ~ she's acoldwintersnight on Ravelry), Kelli and myself.  There's plenty of time between now and when we cast on New Years Day, so if you have Bridgewater on your wish list and you want to join in the fun this year, just let us know!  We'll add you to the blog as a guest contributor and we'll have a great time encouraging each other, helping when we get stuck and sharing photos as we go.

Looking forward to knitting with you guys ~ it will be fun as always!    ~ Melissa


  1. hmmmmm.... I'm going to have to think about this one!! blessings ~ tanna

  2. I'm in! I'll have to pick up some lace, because I don't have anything with that much yardage. Can't wait!!!

  3. hooray, Kelly with a 'y' ;)

    she's back again! I never removed you as a contributor after our last kal so when you have your yarn picked out, definitely post a picture and say hi!

    so glad you're joining us again! ~ Melissa

  4. Me too! Thanks for the warm welcome back :)

  5. so i told will i had to knit this next month and he just looked at me like i was CRAZY. he's right. :)

  6. remember, Jeffry, there's no deadline and it's not a race...

    I think we'll all start full speed ahead and start to run out of steam long before that incredible lace border!

    '2012 KAL' ~ maybe this will be the one that takes all year ;)

  7. I don't know if I'd even attempt it without a support group ;)