I thought I was the last person on earth to buy Cookie A's Knit.Sock.Love. A beautiful book full of 19 gorgeous sock patterns that was released probably 2 years ago. I searched Ravelry towards the end of last year and sadly found that any KALs (knit-a-longs) had long since finished.
Then, just before Christmas, a lady known as CorrieG on Ravelry asked whether anyone would like to join her in her quest to begin at the beginning and work through KSL again. The thought of working through each pattern, together with another knitter started to tug at my knitting start-itus and having nearly finished Alice Yu's Socktopus KAL challenge, I picked up the gauntlets!
With the help of CorrieG and LizzieLace I set up a new group on Ravelry and within 24 hours there were over 100 members and generous offers of sponsorship (more on sponsorship soon)! The latest count has reached over 200 and new members are joining daily.
We've kicked off the KAL with a laid back KAL for Hedera. 'Laid back' in that there are no time limits so cast on when you are ready and post your progress pics in the thread as you go. There are no prizes for this KAL, it's just for fun! And if you need some convincing as to whether to dive and and download the full PDF you can try Hedera and Monkey as free patterns on Knitty too.
For the remaining 18 patterns the plan is to knit one pattern per month, starting in February and there will be sponsored prizes to be selected at random from those knitters who start and finish within the allotted time frame. There are two KALs each month, the Orderly KAL for those wanting to knit the patterns in order of difficulty and the Adventurous KAL for those who like to throw caution to the wind and mix it up a little. I'm going to knit the Adventurous KAL as I like the balance between the cable and lace patterns as well as the mix from month to month with varying difficulties.
Come and join in the fun!