It's here! Time to gather supplies and count the minutes...
Kelli and I were together when we chose our pick for this year's knitalong. It was an instant 'this is the one!' from both of us when we saw Lily Go's design from Wool People 9.
Here is Anisos:
(photos used with permission from Brooklyn Tweed)
This is the perfect choice for a kal - there are five (5!!) different size options, from a small shawlette to a lovely piece large enough to wrap yourself up in. It has an unusual shape as well, so it's going to be a learning experience for Kelli and I. There's always something new to learn so that was definitely a selling point for me when deciding on this design.
The pattern is available on Ravelry and also directly from Brooklyn Tweed's website:
As far as the business end of the kal:
We cast on New Years Day (not a minute before) but other than that, there are no rules. There is no deadline, we go at our own pace (this is supposed to be fun!), you may blog with us (details below) or just follow along in the comments section. We encourage you to tackle new things and are here to help each other along the way if needed.
I think that's everything. If you would like to join us January 1st, send me a message on Ravelry (twoknitwit) with your email address and I'll add you to the blog as an author. You'll have blogging privileges and will be able to post and share pictures as we go.
For newbies that want to blog with us, here is a link to a page that Kelly Lightbeam created for us with exactly what will happen when you send me your email address:
I hope we have a good turnout this year. The blog has been fairly quiet for the last year but it's starting to come to life again and I'm excited to reconnect with some of our annual knitting friends...and maybe a few new ones!
Finally, just to get this party started - here is my yarn choice for my Anisos. I'll be making the largest size because, yo that's how I roll ... heheheh : )
I hope everyone is as excited about this as Kelli and I are.
Happy Sunday, all!