Thursday, August 25, 2011

Shop Hop 2011 Approaches - New Knitalong Beginning

Hi Folks:

It's been too long since I have updated here.  The 5th annual Atlanta Shop Hop will begin on Sept. 17th and go through Sept. 25th.  Passports ($1.00) go on sale this Saturday, August 27th.  Purchase a passport, visit as many shops as possible, and maybe win a fantastic prize.  See for more information and a list of participating shops and their hours.

Here is a photo of our next knitalong.  It's called A-HA by Holly Chayes.  It is knit in sock weight on size 5 needles and requires about 1400 yards of yarn.  Recommended yarn is Mini Mochi.  I have started mine in Jojoland Rhythm.  It needs a yarn that has long color floats, not one that changes frequently.  The pattern costs $6.00 and you can download it from  Wednesday is the day we will meet.  One group meets in the afternoon on the first Wednesday of the month from 1-2PM.  We will also work on this at our regular knit nite every Wednesday from 5-8PM, so you can join us for either time or both.  Everyone who has seen this pattern oohs and aahs over it so maybe you would like it too.  Here is a photo of the one I started last night.

See what I mean by the long floats of color?  It needs this to form an eye-pleasing color formation.  Pattern is super easy, all written out, no charts.

So get yourself a copy and come by next Wednesday to select your yarn.  We will be working on this for several months as it is a rather large piece.  We don't put any time limit on our knitalongs, everyone works at their own speed.  I haven't even started the last design we chose.  Come have some fun.