24 December 2016

9th Annual New Year Knitalong ~ posted by Melissa

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!

~ Melissa


12 comments:

  1. Oh my, this is beautiful! I even have enough Loft in my stash. I have not been very successful with KALs but maybe?

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    1. I would love for you to join us, Juliann! These kal's drag on for months but we eventually all get to the end. If you feel up to it, message me on rav with your email address and I'll get you added to the blog so you can post with us. This knit is going to be so worth the effort - it's gorgeous! - Melissa

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    1. Me, too! So glad you're joining us this year, Tracey!

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  3. I am thinking about it (seriously...).

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    1. I hope you decide yes, Karen! There are just five of us so far ~ I would love for you to knit with us! Let me know :)

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    2. Karen - am nervous about this one but since I already have the yarn and I want to use more stash on 2017, I am going to give it a try. Hope you join in!

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  4. What a beautiful shawl! Not my style anymore, but I will be cheering you guys on from the sidelines ~ Kelly

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    1. We will miss you but you'll always be part of the gang :)

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  5. Awesome just found your blog Kelli. I will be joining kal

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    1. hooray, Morgen!!! shoot me your email on rav and I'll add you to the blog author list :))) (this is a great thing!)

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