Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Welcome


Sticks on Fire was developed as a site to host informal knit alongs (KAL). The goal for this room is to be a place where we can work on our projects and help coach one another along--a virtual knitting circle. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome.

For a blog site kick off, I'd like to see a KAL begin with a pattern from the fall issue of Interweave Knits Magazine. If you haven't seen this issue yet, I think you should get yourself down to the bookstore or your local yarn store as soon as possible. It's stunning. If you decide to join this KAL, the pattern and yarn will be of your own selection. Photos can be emailed to me at rudeek45atgmaildotcom (you know to substitute at and dot with their symbols) and I will load them up for group ogling. Once you let me know your interest in the KAL, I will add you to the sidebar as a participant and if you have a blog, I'll link you. The kick off date for casting on will be September 21st, 2009 but I understand if you simply must cast on sooner!

I've chosen to knit the Every Way Wrap. I'm not committed to the yarn yet but I'm considering fishing out something from my stash. Although I love the pumpkin shade as shown on page 48 of the magazine, I'll try to be frugal and use what I have. It'll either be Sisik in a speckled black colorway, or more likely, the red Galway in order to see the stitch definition.

Come out to play. And hey! Bring your pointy sticks.

7 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Count me in Rudee. I'll order the magazine and have a browse to see what I will knit and let you know in due time. Thank you

Catherine said...

I'll join but mostly as a voyeur as I doubt I'll be able to get this magazine with the patterns you suggest. I would like to see how it evolves and maybe we can share patterns anyway. I guess that way the interest can be universal and global! Hope to start serious knitting now the winter is on the way. Not that you'd notice in Ireland as it has been a foul summer, rain exceeding most years on record. Global warming would be very welcome here!
Your virtual friend in nursing,
Catherine

Rose said...

Obviously I figured it out (I think). I'm doing the Farmer's Market Cardigan. Thanks for setting this up!

Stephanie V said...

The Farmer's Market Cardigan is my choice, too. I can't wait to start serious yarn shopping.

Rudee said...

Catherine--you can check with Miss376. She says she found a UK distributor for the magazine. Perhaps there is an easy way for you to fetch a copy for yourself! BTW, it's like autumn here already and I feel like we never had a summer. Our days are lovely, but I feel cheated!

Stephanie V said...

I'm more than planning now...ordered a denim blue wool/bamboo blend for the Farmer's Market Cardi. I'll be ready when the box arrives. Wahoo! New project!

Rudee said...

That'll be awesome Stephanie!