I love KAL's. I love them because it is so much fun to have lots of knitter's working on the same project, being able to see all the different colors and variations. I especially enjoy them because they give me an extra push and support group to get something finished that I really want to do. I know I am not alone in my excitement when we do one.
Unfortunately, as someone so boldly pointed out to me a couple of weeks ago, I don't have a great track record of finishing them. Yes, I finished Daybreak, and Earth, Wind and Sky, both by Stephen West, and more recently, Vector.. But if everyone else has finished and I've not yet gotten a single stitch on the needles, can I even say I'm participating in that KAL anymore, other than being a great cheerleader?
So when someone suggested we do a Braidsmaid KALusing Martina Behm's new pattern, I had a moment of pause. I quickly got so sucked in though. The scarf is just amazingly beautiful and can be made up in a wide range of fingering or sports weight yarns. It has so many elements I appreciate - cables, interesting shape, garter stitch, lovely drape. Isn't it just awesome?
So down the slippery slope I go again. I'm doing mine in Serena, Manos' soft-as-butter baby alpaca and pima cotton.. Karyn is doing hers out of Gems Sport. And one is doing it in Good For Ewe's Sultry Steps.
Join us for this one in June and July? We've got all you need to get started. And we'll post progress pics out on our facebook site. Now that I've said all this out loud, I have no excuse but to finish this one :). I'm counting on you all to make sure that I do!