Knitting and Knitting Along

I've been lucky enough to come across a group of knitters who are willing to do some test knitting in exchange for yarn.  As you might expect, this has been a bit of a gift to me as I tend to be a little bit anal compulsive particular about how the color placement in the yarn I dye works out when knit in the wild.  As soon as I can convince my children, including the photographer one, to be cooperative, I'm going to get photos of everything and throw a ~*~KnItTiNg FiEsTa~*~ on the blog, but until then, I did want to share this one quick shot from breakfast this morning.


This is Lurlene (the orange scarf around my neck; the knitting is progress is the hat from yesterday's post), knit by Raveler Midnghtdolphin in Elliebelly BFL Cash-Silk Sock in the Phoenix colorway. I fell in love with this pattern as soon as I saw it, and even though it had only been knit a few times, decided to take a chance.  It is a beautiful piece of knitting and a perfect pattern if you have any of the Elliebelly sock yarns on hand, although I particularly like it for Angel and BFL Cash-Silk Sock, because of the shine and softness.  You should knit yourself one!

On to the KAL part of this post.  The annual Adventurous April KAL on the Elliebelly group on Ravelry is on again this year and planning is under way.  We are sock knitters this year — simple socks for first timers, a more piquant project for the brave, and a heavier weight sock as well.  A number of you have voted in the polls, which will be closing tomorrow, Sunday, night.  So if you haven't voted yet, make sure you get in there today.  It's a close vote in a couple of places.

If you don't have any Elliebelly on hand to knit with in the KAL, now is your chance to get some.  We welcome knitters who knit with any yarn in our KAL, but since you can't purchase Elliebelly at the moment, I'll be having some giveaways over the next few weeks to help out anyone who is new to my yarn or has plowed through their stash already. Make sure you check in on the blog every day, as I'll be randomly offering some chances to snag sock yarn.  I'm looking forward to knitting along with everyone, come April!

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