I am working quietly and steadily in preparation for next week . . . and I'm not talking about taxes—let's not think about them right now, OK? A new shawl pattern is almost ready (more on that in a moment) and, on Friday the 17th, we're starting a new knitalong in the Ravelry Blue Peninsula group.
The Yarn Over KAL starts Friday, April 17 and ends Sunday, May 17. This KAL is all about lace: you can make any of my designs that has a yarn over in it. Scarves, cowls, mitts, socks, shawls, sweaters—it's all good as long as it's got lace. A discussion thread is already up and running on Ravelry—come join the fun!
Of course, there will be prizes. Twice during the KAL, I'll use a Random Number Generator to award free Blue Peninsula patterns to posts in the discussion thread. And at the end of the KAL, physical prizes will be awarded randomly to finished projects in the FO thread.
One winner will get one of my hand-embroidered lavender sachets, either the merino sheep or the spring lamb—their choice.
Another will get a lovely skein of Valley Yarns Charlemont in one of the kettle-dyed colorways, Wild Pink. I think it's perfect for Streusel, but it could also work nicely for On the Other Hand, Skipperling, Biscuit, or Couplet.
And a third prize will be three skeins of Cascade 220 Fingering—one each in Olive Oil, Ginseng, and Buff—which are the colors I used for my new shawl design. The winner will also get a free copy of the shawl pattern (or any other individual Blue Peninsula pattern they prefer).
I hope you'll come join us and have fun knitting up something special for your spring wardrobe. Or, maybe get started on a Mother's Day gift or teacher gifts?
Fingers crossed, I'll be sharing the new shawl pattern with you early next week. Until then, here are a couple of sneak peeks, just before binding off and after blocking:
Hope to see you in the KAL!