Monday, December 29, 2008

The first Knit-along

Alright everyone, now that I have finished my Baby's Denim Drawstring Pants (post forthcoming), I am ready and excited to do our first knit along. I have finally chosen the pattern I would like to do, it's another scarf, but one that I really think is cute.

You'll find the pattern in the January 09 issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine (as well as some really great closet organizing ideas), so go out and grab yourself a copy. It's the only scarf featured, (go here for a similar scarf, I couldn't find the other one online yet) and it might be a challenge for those of you who have never knitted at all, and if you fall into that category and want to just knit a rectangular scarf, leave me a comment and I'll post a pattern or something.

I'm planning on making a few modifications because I want to use a thicker yarn and a more difficult stitch, and I'll post those as well later.

When you are choosing your yarn, I'd suggest getting it at a yarn store until you get used to what different yarns look and feel like, and as a beginner, always take your pattern with you so that the store people can help you choose the weight and amount of yarn you need.

So--get started! And take plenty of pictures so that I can post them here!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Knit-along Update

Hello fellow enthusiasts!

Thank you for bearing with me, I'm in the middle of a very messy move (ick), and I'm missing my knitting (among other things).

But I have not forgot about you all! So let's get this knit-along started.

First, I need to know a few things, what's your level? (Please answer the poll to the right)

Second, what do you want to knit?

Third, would you be willing to purchase a pattern, or do you want a freebie?

Please, leave your comments and I promise we'll get this thing underway! Also, if you find a pattern or a picture of something you want to do, email me the link or post it in the comments and I'll put it on the metaphoric table.