Renee, she of the amazing Mystery Shawls KALs, and I are teaming up for her Mystery Shawl '09. Here is all the info. I'm dyeing the lace yarn for this KAL, and it's very pretty indeed!
For a mere $6, you can have the fun of a mystery shawl KAL designing by a star in the field. And you can buy my lace yarn for the shawl at a reduced price on Etsy. Gotta be a member to buy those colors.
Here's how the Mystery Shawl KAL works: You pay your pittance, sign up on Yahoo, and then Renee sends you lots of info, including a little swatch for you to work up to make sure your gauge is OK. When the KAL (knit along)starts, she sends you a chart each week. You knit (OK, you try to knit) each week to keep up. When you're done, you have a gorgeous shawl. The mystery is that you have no picture, just charts. Her designs are exquisite, and there is a lot of chat for getting help. It's a lot of fun, and really there is no pressure to keep up. There are a few folks who knit like demons, and they proceed way ahead of the rest of us. Me, I'm so far behind that when I retire from retirement, I'll have lots of pretty knitting to do.
The yarn I'm using is a brand new one. It's called Carrie Yarn, is 80% merino/20% silk, has very good yardage (approx 1300 yards give or take), and is quite delicious to work on. Very soft, takes dye so well, and I like it very, very much. I've dyed up 4 colors for you to choose from, and I've reduced the price for members of this KAL. and why not? It's nice for you, and good for me, and a little price saving is always appreciated.
And that's today's self promotion.
KV - Yes, it is exciting. This is the 3rd time I'm doing it, but this time, to save what's left of my sanity, I'm not doing custom orders. If I did another custom job of this size, I'd be on your couch so fast, you would be stunned! I may regret this, but we shall see. I like Renee's patterns. I have a bunch with no time to knit them up, alas.
It's just me Wendy - see my answer above.