Wednesday, September 2, 2009
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.