Sunday, June 24, 2012

Miranda

Remember when I told you about working with Evelyn to edit her new knitting patterns?  Well, for the last week or so, we've been working on a new hat pattern, which went live as a free Ravelry download on Friday.  And in conjunction with its release, Evelyn started a charity knit-along, complete with its own Ravelry group

After I joined, I invited some of you who are my friends on Ravelry to knit along with us.  If I didn't invite you, it's because after I did several invites I got bored and lazy, and decided just to send out a general invite via the blog!  Yes, I'm a little ashamed of myself!

This morning I started my first Miranda hat for the KAL.  I've been really excited about this because believe it or not, this is my first charity knitting experience.  I have to admit I'm a very selfish knitter and sewer - most of the time, if it's not for me, I just get bored with a project!  But this group is full of people I know via their blogs and Ravelry, and it's fun for me to do a project like this along with a great community of knitters.

So here are the beginnings of my hat:



I'm using some Valley Yarns Northampton in the Claret Heather colorway, which I had left over from Hubby's Very Warm Hat.  This yarn is 100% wool, so it will be nice and toasty, but for future hats I'd like to use superwash or blends, so that the hats will be machine-washable.

If you'd like to join in with us, check us out at the links above, or read about the KAL on Evelyn's blog here.

Oh, and did I mention there are going to be prizes?!  There will be a drawing at the end of July, August and September for one prize each month.  July's prize is going to be a Box Bag which I will be making.  Prizes for August and September to be announced.  At the end of the KAL, a grand prize (also to be determined) will be awarded to the knitter who donates the most hats.  So get out those needles, folks!

14 comments:

  1. looking good! adding you to my blog list NOW!!!

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  2. It looks really nice Gail. I have my pattern and yarn and will be casting on this evening after the wee one is in bed. This is my last week with the her before they move in August and I don't want to miss a minute.

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    1. I don't blame you for that - she's a doll!

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  3. So cool! I love this hat! I'll try to join in the fun, although I usually avoid knitting in the summer (no central air chez Ginger, so it gets pretty sticky and I'm a sweaty, sweaty gal).

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    1. Ack! How do you survive? I wouldn't be knitting either without AC!

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  4. Ooh that's a pretty stitch pattern :) Lovely hat design and good on you for doing some charity knitting!

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    1. It was a really fun project to knit!

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  5. Very nice! I haven't been on Ravelry in ages; might have to check this out.

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  6. Knitting Schedule is committed this Summer so will be Fall before a have an opportunity to knit Miranda. 'Til then I'll be gathering hat wool.
    hugs ♥

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    1. That will be great, because some of the other people will probably have slowed down by then!

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