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 http://www.shophopatlanta.blogspot.com/ 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 http://www.tangledness.com/. 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.