Friday, November 30, 2007

Cast on...or cast off?

I've been saying I'm going to cast on the lacy corset cami from Y8, but then I had the very guilty thought that during this KAL, I should try to first list all the various Yarn Mag projects I have on my needles, and then cast those off before I start anything new! My longest-running UFO is from Issue 2, and there's probably at least one from every issue hanging around...!

Decisions, decisions...

Anyway, yes, thank you Kate for setting this up. I have only done one other KAL ever and it's a pleasure to be doing this one.

Cast On!

Hi Kate, thanks for the invite to join this KAL. What a great idea! Just hoping I'm up to the challenge. There are post it notes marking the patterns I want to knit in all my issues of Yarn.

I've decided to start with issue 8, so today I cast on for the Angel Puff Scarf. I'm using Jo Sharp Rare Comfort Kid Mohair.

I'm looking forward to see what everyone else decides to knit.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

So here's how it works...

Yarn magazine is about to change. Barb Coddington is selling the mag and moving out of her editor role. For the two years she's produced this magazine, she's delighted many folks with the wonderful depth, breadth and bizarreness of the world of Yarn, as has the magazine contributors' patterns.

This KAL is all about paying tribute to the Coddington YARN era by completing one pattern from each of the Yarn editions you own. Currently there are 8 editions so potentially you could knit 8 patterns (I have only 7 editions so I'll just knit seven. Although there's a couple in edition 8 that draw me...). The KAL starts as soon as you want and finishes when edition 9 of Yarn comes out, hopefully for Southern Hemisphere autumn (ie March) 2008. There's many quick and easy patterns that would make great holiday or birthday pressies and there are some online patterns from the magazines here for those of you who want to join in more enthusiastically but only have one edition.

To join: leave your deets in the comments and I'll add you to the blog so you can leave posts on your project intentions.

If anyone with more graphic design skills than I can lay claim to wants to design a Yarn KAL button, please send me the design to kathrynthorne at hotmail dot com (fill in with the usual symbols) and I'll paste it in the side bar.

Looking forward to sign ups