After a few hours going back and forth trying to decide what we should do, Kelli and I (with some additional help from past guest blogger ~ Kell-y with a 'y') settled on a triangular lace shawl from the book Juju's Loops by Juju Vail and Susan Cropper.
It's a fitting choice, with both the book and the summer Olympics this year originating in London, England. The book is currently in 2nd edition print and should be hitting stores in the US 'anyday' (or so I've been told!). So, if you're not lucky enough to own a copy or know someone that does who might be so nice as to lend it to you for this kal, check with your lys and see if they'll be stocking it. Unfortunately, when we chose the pattern, we didn't realize that you couldn't purchase it online individually but for future knitalongs, we'll keep that in mind!
The pattern we chose from the book is Prairie (this link will take you to the Ravelry project page so make sure you're logged in!). There is just a bit of errata for this knit which can be found here on LoopKnitLounge , so make sure to make any corrections to your 1st edition copy before getting started. If you're lucky enough to pick up the 2nd edition before the end of the month, I've read that they've tried to correct all the errors throughout the book and not just on this shawl. My fingers are crossed for the new books at my lys before our cast on date of July 31st, otherwise, I'll be borrowing a copy until I get my own.
So, if you're interested in joining us, please let us know! Contact either Kelli or I on Ravelry (each of our 'about me' page links are on the blog sidebar to the right) and let us know that you want to knit with us and we'll let you know what we need from you to add you to this blog as a guest poster. Then you'll be able to blog along as we share yarn choices, answer questions, encourage each other and post photos. We've made some good friends over the last few years with our knitalongs and we're looking forward to maybe making a few more!
Don't forget ~ cast on date and blog birthday celebration is July 31st! We can knit an English inspired shawl while we enjoy the 2012 London Summer Olympics! And until then...I'll be finishing up this puddle of wip ~
|New Year's Day 2012 KAL ~ Bridgewater|
I'm embarrassingly so close but yet so far...I'm going to kick myself square in the behind when I get it off the needles and blocked since I know I'll love it and wish I had finished it months ago! Feel free to shame me....I know you want to! ~ Melissa