Thursday, June 9, 2011

KAL fever

I'm feeling better (and yes I was really sick, not just playing hooky so I could knit... gee...) but seems I've caught the KAL fever.

The first symptom was my joining of Delusional Knitter's Bead-a-long. It starts this weekend and I have my pattern:

(The Heart-to-Heart scarf) and yarn:

(Wandering Cat Slinky Cat in Steel Magnolias) chosen. Beads were a little harder. I have about six vials coming in the mail because I couldn't decided on a colour (pink or purple) or a shade. I guess I'll decide when they get here.

Then it's a matter of bugging Mom for a beading tutorial and off I go!

The second symptom came in the form of a Ravelry message. A reminder from the ever-so-talented Anna Dalvi that I'd joined her Mystic Midsummer Wreath Mystery Shawl KAL - and the swatch chart was ready!

I've never done a mystery KAL before, but Anna's patterns are so pretty. As you know, as a rule, I also don't swatch.

But I did this time...
because I just couldn't wait to see what I was in for.

So far - so good! I'm using some Fluffy Cat (in Teddy Bear) that I had tucked away in the stash. The first clue comes on June 15th and I can't wait!

And the best part of these KALs??? They also qualify for the Wandering Cat Summer Stitch-a-Long!!!!


Anonymous said...

Pretty projects. I love the first picture!

Lost City Denise said...

You're going to BEAD!!!!!!

Delusional Knitter said...

Oh you picked an awesome pattern for the bead-a-long!! I'm heading over to check out the mystery shawl now, I have one on the needles that I haven't finished yet, but I'm sure I can by the 15th!

Monika said...

That's a lovely scarf. I can't wait to see what beads you'll be using for it. I like the swatch too. I remember seeing Teddy Bear yarn, and that I liked it.
Glad you are feeling better, btw.

gayle said...

You're certainly going to have your hands full! Looks like a great array of projects. Love that heart to heart.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

They are all so pretty! So far I've managed to avoid the KAL fever, but just wait for July 1st ...Come-Blog-Along starts for me.