Thursday, November 30, 2006

Color me stoked, girl*

One day away from the official start of MJ, Andrea, and Mary-Heather's Colorwork KAL! Woo-hoo! To kick off the KAL, the girls have posed a couple of questions to get us into the colorwork spirit, so here they are, along with my answers:

What are your projects for this knitalong?

I will be attempting a Bea Ellis "Traditional" hat, similar to the one you see to the left. Though I would really adore a beautiful Fair Isle sweater, and hope to knit one someday, I have to keep it real for now. Not only do I have numerous projects at the WIP stage, but the holidays are approaching, and for perhaps the biggest reason of them all (please see below), I thought it only appropriate that I start off small. Hence, hat. Anyway, how cute is this??

Is this your first colorwork project? If it isn't, what was your first, and has it survived the test of time?

Indeed, this will be my very first attempt at colorwork! I'm sooo excited! I've been wanting to try colorwork for a while, but of course other projects pop up, or spinning enters the picture, you know, other distractions, so the colorwork project kept being put off. Which is why I was so excited to hear that MJ, MH, and Andrea were planning this KAL. Hooray! I look forward to seeing everyone else's projects, which I know I will garner a great deal of inspiration from. This the perfect opportunity to get me started. Thanks for organizing this fun fest, ladies! I can't wait!!

* If you know what movie this quote is from, I will be very impressed. Very.


Shelley said...

Great minds think alike. I've got the pattern for the MagKnits Fake Isle hat. I've never tried it before either - color work that is. That hat you're going to do is really really cute! Good luck.

Jennifer said...

Maybe if I can get over my fear of colorwork, I'll bring up the nerve to joing the KAL. I love that hat. What a great choice for a project.

Lolly said...

We can do this one together, girlfriend! I am doing a Bea Ellis hat too - and my first colorwork ;)

amanda cathleen said...

can't wait to read about your progress! Love what you picked for your first colorwork project : )

Mouse said...

What a cute hat! Colorwork terrifies me.. but my husband is requesting the "pirates" hat as a gift, so I'm going to have to get over it one of these days.

Kara said...

That hat is going to be DARLING!!! What colors are you going to do? Don't worry you will be awesome at colorwork. I just know it.