Takin' a Leap! Care to KAL?
In a little email exchange yesterday, blog reader kayT had a BRILLIANT idea! And I thought that Leap Day was the perfect day to launch. No time like the present.
Kay also has a Nightshift Kit ready to go, and noticed that others... ahem, Robby... expressed interest in knitting one (and I know there are others) (Bonny, for one). Perhaps there are others amongst us!
Maybe it's been on the back burner, or you just took delivery of a kit from Briar Rose Fibers after Kym's feature of dyer Chris Roosien last week (me me me), or you're thinking of ordering one, or you have a collection of worsted weight to play with (you need 150 yards each of six colors)...
Whatever the case, let's take a leap and KAL!
KAL details are still in formulation (because I've been busy Banging Out My Main Squeeze today) (squee! it's done!!), but the Knit-Along starts NOW and will end on Victoria Day, which falls on May 18th this year. It's only Victoria Day in Canada, I know, but it's almost always on my calendars and I used to live in Toronto when I was little and my name is Victoria... but I never have the day off! So, there you go. Let's celebrate and do some knitting!
Join us? Anytime! I'm going to cast on tonight.
Aha! Brilliant, am I ? Well, I've moved this from my queue to Projects on Ravelry, (I'm kayT there too) so that's progress. Thanks for getting me moving in the right direction! I know I will need to swatch since I know a size 8 needle is too big for me, so will try to do that tomorrow while the laundry goes round and round.
Posted by: kayT | 29 February 2020 at 07:14 PM
Wow, called out in public!?! Guess I better quit my daydreaming and see about getting some yarn selected.
Victoria Day... for victory! Such a great idea.
Posted by: Robby H. | 29 February 2020 at 08:23 PM
I just bought a whole bunch of Malabrigo Rio from WEBS to knit a NightShift. I'm in!
Posted by: Carole | 01 March 2020 at 08:29 AM
I'm with Robby; since you've named names, I guess I better get serious about choosing a kit. I can't promise I'll join you or finish by Your (Victoria) Day, but thanks for giving me a push!
Posted by: Bonny | 01 March 2020 at 09:33 AM
My stash is calling! This sounds like fun, count me in.
Posted by: Jane Klemm | 01 March 2020 at 02:58 PM
Oh man! I want to knit this as well! I think I might have enough hand spun yarn to do this! I will toss my stash and let you know PRONTO! XO
Posted by: Kat | 01 March 2020 at 04:57 PM
Looks like a lot of us just needed a little kick in the behind to get us going on Nightshift. Thanks for providing the kick, Vicki. This is going to be fun.
Posted by: kayT | 01 March 2020 at 07:20 PM
Well . . . I'd love to knit ANOTHER Night Shift, so I'll start thinking about it. I'm really tempted to make one in more "summery" colors this time . . . but I may just end up cheering from the sidelines! It's such a great knit. I can't wait to see all the Night Shifts come into the world! :-)
Posted by: Kym | 02 March 2020 at 06:51 AM
I love your colors. I wonder if I have any yarn in my stash that would work for this because it is a lovely shawl. And with the chaos of the virus happening, it would be nice for this colorful diversion. Stay tuned.
Posted by: Juliann | 02 March 2020 at 07:33 AM
Beautiful colors. This will be fun to watch (emphasis on the watch part - lol). Much as I would love to knit this, I have too many other projects in queue or in my head. I'll be cheering you all on though!
Posted by: Vera | 02 March 2020 at 08:16 AM
I suck at group things like this, but ever since I saw a friend wearing a fingering-weight cowl based on Nightshift I have been wanting to make one, too. Maybe when I finish the hat that is OTN right now...
Posted by: kmkat | 02 March 2020 at 12:55 PM
if I hadn't just finished one, I'd be joining in for sure! ENJOY!!
Posted by: Mary | 04 March 2020 at 08:03 PM
I'm in! thanks Vicki!
Posted by: Patty | 05 March 2020 at 07:50 AM