A few weeks ago, I bought the Color Affection pattern with the intention of choosing three colors of MadelineTosh Merino Light and making myself something special. Then I told myself, "Self, what if this shawl meets the same frogging-from-boredom fate as your Creekbed Scarf. Do you really want to start a three-skein project when you're having a baby in less than two months?" I think the answer is yes. And I've heard from many of you that you are interested in knitting the same shawl. If you live locally, are you interested in a Knitalong?
I'm considering having an informal get together two Thursday evenings in the store, where we can all just sit and share our Color Affection shawls and they start and progress, and we can ask and answer questions and keep each other motivated toward our goal of casting off and wearing these lovely pieces. If you think you would be interested in sitting and knitting with us in the store on a couple Thursday nights, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If enough knitters commit, we'll make it a go- likely two Thursday evenings in June (like the first and third Thursdays) from 6-8. That way, they are spaced out a bit so we can see progress between meetings, and we can set up a thread on Ravelry to ask/answer each others questions between meetings.
Heather (SSYC staff) and I are both in, and I'd like to know how many of you are definitely in as well. As this isn't a class, simply an information KAL, there isn't a fee involved if you are going to buy or have already bought all the yarn for the pattern at SSYC. The pattern is available for purchase directly from the designer on Ravelry.