Knitspired: Laggard

Late again, I know.  I’m now off Mondays, so blogging will henceforth be moved to Tuesday/ Wednesday.  First off, did you see last week’s eCard, Making Mischief?  If not, you might have missed our fantastic little Christmas tree creatures… shown on our sad little out-of-season tree:

Our ‘Charlie Brown’ Xmas tree
And up close and personal:

Owen the Christmas Tree Monster

Olive the Christmas Tree Monster

Rufus the Sock Monkey

I think it goes without saying that they are just stinking adorable.  It was such a treat to work with Rebecca Danger on the two Christmas tree monsters – she was a really good sport about our oddities!  And, of course, how could any knitter’s holiday be complete without hand-knit ornaments?

We do have a debate going, which you’re welcome to join in on:

Monsters vs Monkeys?
Monsters
Monkeys
Aliens, obviously
How is this even related to knitting?

  
pollcode.com free polls

If you picked the last option, the short answer is “It’s not”.

Next on our list, the knits!  We’ve been busy here.  In fact, we’ve talked ourselves into another knit-along!  Yes, that’s right, we’re challenging ourselves to knit yet another project and we’d like to invite you to join us.  Looking at your responses to last week’s poll, the forecast is positive in terms of participation.

Now, because this isn’t my own personal KAL, it’s not going to be quite as r e l a x e d as our Birds of a Feather KAL, so the deadline to complete a project is a little sooner.  Here are the specs (and a badge I whipped up in 5 minutes):

Join us!

WHEN: November 1, 2010 – December 31, 2011
WHAT: ANY colorwork project, be it stranded, intarsia, or argyle!
WHO: Anyone!
WHERE: colorworKAL on ravelry
WHY: Why not? Make something awesome for the holidays

Now, I think I can predict your next question: what will we, the instigators, be making?  Let’s see…  I shall be the last person in the universe to make a pair of Anemoi Mittens, by Eunny Jang:

Image copyright Eunny Jang

With Madelinetosh Sock in “Rose” (pale pink) as the CC and The Sanguine Griffon’s Eidos Sock in “Parmenides” as the MC (dark green):

Anemoi yarn & swatches

Please pardon the yellow-tinted photo – our office in underground.  Also shown are swatches for the Birds of a Feather KAL and my insane attempt to make Guernsey #2 from Arans & Guernseys.

Moving on, both Kristin F. and Lindsay will be making Jared Flood’s gorgeous Beaumont Tam:

Beaumont Tam by Jared Flood

And Eva, our intrepid web fulfillment elf, has waffled back and forth between mittens and a hat.  I should have the final decision next week, plus some (hopefully better-lit) progress photos of our Shelter sweaters, my Snowbird, and our colorful KAL projects.

What are you going to make?

~ Sara M.

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November 03, 2010 by Sara M
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