I realized the other day that I have never done a knit along.  I have done the Tour de France knit along but that was a little different.  Everyone knitted their own thing.  I've never done one where everyone knits the same thing. 



This is about to change and in a big way.  I joined the Evenstar kal over at A Few Stitches Short.  Susan is writing a circular shawl (another thing I've never done) pattern based on the Evenstar pendant that Arwen wears in the Lord of the Rings.   It's a beautiful pendant and the shawl promises to be beautiful as well.  It's a mystery kal so we'll only get a part of the pattern at a time.  Every two weeks from Feb 12 until May.  I ordered a cone of cashmere/silk/merino in white.  I wanted to make it white or silver.  I resisted the silver with sparkles.......

I figure I'll be able to start on time because although the pattern for Sock Wars comes out on Friday (at 8 pm my time) I think I'll be dead by early Feb so my needles will be clear and ready.  Oh, and Pk made dinner plans for us with some friends on Saturday night.  I asked him what he was thinking?  I'll need the time to knit my sock weapons!  (We're having dinner at a Korean restaurant with some friends).  I'm taking the socks with me. 

Otherwise, things here are quiet.  Work is busy but it often is right after the holidays.  I think I found two local knitting groups and I want to check at least one of them out.  I really would like to have some local people to knit with.  It always sounds like fun when I read descriptions of people getting together.  I want that, too, so I am going to push past my inclination not to go to someplace where I don't know anyone and at least show up once.  It's a challenge for me because while I'm not really shy, I don't do groups where I don't know anyone well.  I tend to sit by myself and keep to myself.  I figure, at least in this group I know I'll have something in common with everyone there!

Oh, and btw, if you want to join the Kal?  Signups are open until Feb 5th.

Comments

Olivia said…
Going to a knitting group for the first time was hard for me, I think for similar reasons. It has totally been worth it for the lovely people I have met. I hope it works out that way for you too. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?
Amy Lane said…
Wow-- I love that pendant (I HAVE that pendant-- one of the few pieces of jewelry I've kept pristine.) I can't wait to see what the kal puts out!
m1k1 said…
I have kept my promise to myself, and visited 2 knitting groups in the last 2 weeks. I think I felt more at home at the second one, and will be going back. It was very pleasant, and pleasantness is not to be sneezed at.
Rose Red said…
Oh, I do like the sound of the Evenstar KAL...but it's not really good timing for me...but I shall watch with much interest as you knit!
bellsknits said…
Oh I'm honestly very tempted to do this KAL. I've been really gearing up for a circular shawl and doing one as a KAL (particularly with you in it too!) might be great fun. I'll give it some though!

Hope the group knitting goes well. Let us know!
Roxie said…
Have a grand time on the KAL and please keep us tuned in. I'm dying to see how that shawl looks.

I love the idea of you working on your sock wars sock in the korean restaurant. Knit on, baby!
DrK said…
i can only imagine how beautiful that shawl might be, given that gorgeous pendant. great idea. i was very tentative too about my first venturing into knitting group, once i know people i open up but am not a natural extrovert. but i found some like minds and have made some great friends because of knitting groups. you wont regret it.
Louiz said…
Good luck with the knitting groups, I keep meaning to find one in my area and visit them...

And the shawl looks like it will be lovely:)
KnitTech said…
If the KAL is half a pretty as the pendant, it will be drop dead!
Jeanne said…
It sounds like fun - I'll have to check it out!

I know how hard it is to start going to a knitting group - but I love mine, and have made such good friends there. And everyone has a first time!

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