Friday, September 25, 2009

Sorta-knit-along in the future!

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.

7 comments:

Bells said...

Must resist. Must resist. I'm doing lace over summer. Definitely. Though this is cute and tempting.

Susan said...

I have already crumbled, lured by 21 balls of colour. It should arrive this week. Don't know if I can hold out till January..will let you know...I'm having the red one.

Roxie said...

That way lies madness! And anyhow, once you finish knitting, you have to sew the sucker together. You go kick it's butt. I'll stand back, cheer, and hold your coat.

ladytemeraire said...

Oooh! Oh wow, I was expecting that to be really expensive, but $45 for the kit including yarn? Can't beat that with a stick. The shading on the roses is luring me in... and that deep forest green against the rust red is really, really pretty. I think I may have to put this on my birthday/Christmas wish list. (If I do it, it'll be the green one.)

Oh noes! Are you referring to the crumb cake yarn, or actual baking?

melissa said...

oh so nice ....the shading is delectable....I'll just watch from my seat in australia..persona non grata with knitpicks ....
i think i'll just tease myself and go for a look.......
I plan to try thta salad above ..we have one here(made only in this town)which is similar ...german origin

Amy Lane said...

I saw those and fell in love! And OMG...I've only got four months to finish my sock in!!!

Donna Lee said...

I like the bag and thought about making one. Maybe I'll put the kit on my christmas list, too.