For about a year now, my mother-in-law has been wanting to figure out "color knitting". By this she means stranded color, intarsia, steeked, loopy, crazy stuff. We've been kicking around ideas and not really feeling motivated, until KnitPicks offered this bag kit:
Not only does the bag do steeks, intarsia, AND stranded color, it's a BAG. Which means size is no object. One less thing to worry about. So we were discussing how the bag would make a good learning project, and, well, next thing I knew, Birthday Claus was providing one of the kits for me to knit up along with my mother-in-law.
We'll be starting in January, after the Christmas insanity is over. I don't intend to do a formal knit-along (because Sock Roulette will be coming up in February), but I'm going to do a series of how-to blog posts with the bag as a centerpiece. Anyone wanting to get a kit and knit along, feel free. I'll be happy to field questions while we're at it.
I'm mentioning this now, because I don't know how long KnitPicks offers kits for. And I don't know about YOU guys, but WE are always broke in January, so this'll give everyone a chance to plan ahead.
Something to think about, anyway.