I am a sucker for Knitalongs. I think I must be in about a half dozen of them over on Ravelry. In the next few days, I'll give you a rundown on them. I am not sure what pulls me to them. It is kind of like Knitting Camp, a big group of knitters sharing and all knitting the same thing with a wealth of info at our disposable even from the designers themselves at times.
The first one that I am going to share with you today is the RAL/KAL with Single Handed Knits, Mel Ski. This one is going to be different because it is a Read Along/Knit Along. Mel has designed a cardigan with the name of the book that we will be reading together and knitting at the same time. The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway. I have never ever read the book, can you believe it?! Not even in high school. I am not sure how that happened since I had to take four years of English and at least a couple of years of Lit.
I am so pleased that I had some yarn in the yarn room that I will be able to use for this pattern. I bought this during the Knit Wits trip last winter to Lake Geneva and Janesville. Mine is Malabrigo Arroyo, Reflecting Pool. Is that now an appropriate name for a color way for The Old Man and the Sea?! It was originally slated for a different pattern, but some how this just called out to me.
I absolutely love the way it knit up in my swatch and when I blocked it, it was even softer than it was before going into the bowl of water. I am so anxious to cast on and start reading, but alas, the official date is not until May 15th, so I have plenty of time to knit on one of my other KALs over on Ravelry.
These little beauties came in the mail on Saturday. Aren't they the coolest?! Knitting Friend, Sue turned me onto them and I gave Plover a shout out over on Etsy and asked if she did custom orders. Eh, Voila here they are!
If you all have not checked out Mel's videocast, you have to do it. The backdrop is lovely Hawaii and I look forward to watching it every week. Reminds me of the colors of my new sweater to be and my new stitch markers.
Have a Blue Hawaii kind of day all!