Joining a new KAL
Over the last week or so, I've been getting requests from family for knitted Christmas gifts. The fact that they are on top of things enough to request them now is wonderful. I've been getting things together, picking patterns, ordering yarn and I plan to cast on for the first Christmas Gift Knitting Project of 2009 in the next few days. In typical knitter fashion (oh, you know you do this too), I've decided to join a KAL on Ravelry also. Because more projects at once makes sense - doesn't it? (There's also the fact that while some of my Christmas knitting can be blogged, some can't and I'll need something to show on the blog while I'm working on stealth projects.)
Which KAL? The Cherry Blossom Shawl KAL group. This design was originally published in Interweave Knits in 2002, but the issue has been unavailable and out of print ever since I first saw the design. This was unfortunate because I fell in love with the design but I couldn't really make it without the pattern. (It's funny how that works, isn't it?) ETA: Here is a link to the pattern's page on Ravelry which has a better picture than the group's page.
Anyway, the designer is getting the pattern together to sell independently and expects to have it soon, so now that I can get the pattern, I can make the shawl! Yippee!
ETA: Please note that I am not hosting this KAL - I'm just participating. I don't want there to be any confusion about this!
I've gotten a couple of questions about a potential Mystery Stole for 2009, so I thought I'd just let everyone know here as well, there are no plans for a Mystery Stole this year. I'm not saying it will never happen again, but it's not going to happen this year. If you're jonesing for a lace KAL this summer, why not join the Cherry Blossom Shawl group with me?
Have a great weekend!