Sunday, February 10, 2013

BadCat's Winter 2013 Extravaganza

At long last, I can announce my winter project!  And not a moment too soon, because we just got the snow storm of the season...

Champagne Powder, if you have ever been skiing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  This project is all about the process.  I wanted to get back to the process, which is really why I love to knit.  I wanted to lose the rules, the stitch counts, and just have some fun.  I promise that all lace knitters will find something lovely here, but it might not be the same thing for each of you.  If you are feeling frisky and creative, and you trust me not to lead you too far astray, please join me!  Project options include a fairly simple stole, and a winter wrap.  The wrap is really an unstructured jacket, with sleeves and a collar of sorts.  There will be some nice lace work, just a little bead knitting and lots of choices.  If you are looking for a pattern to simply follow, step away from the monitor.  I might make you sad.  If you are willing to let go a little and frolic in the snow, come on in.

This project is worked in a lace weight kid mohair blend and I suggest you use a similar style yarn for the wrap.  I have a table with many options ready to share at the group site.  Each knitter will take their own measurements, and use a generic recipe and their own measurements to make a unique wrap.  If you are hesitant to jump in with both feet, you can work on a stole while the project unfolds. Most lace weight yarns will work well for the stole and we will discuss yarn choices at the group.

This project will be like all of my previous group projects, based at a dedicated Yahoo Group.  Once you pay me I will send you an invitation to the group.  You must be willing to have a Yahoo account and use the group in order to participate.  All the project files will be posted at the group's file section.  The files will be PDFs and you will be able to save them to your own computer.  A new file will be posted every 1-2 weeks, as the group works together on the project.  The project will be posted in sections over about 6-10 weeks.  All discussion will take place via email through the group.  We can share chat and photos on Ravelry but all discussions will take place through the Yahoo Group.  Once the group is finished you should save all your project files to your own computer for future use.  The pattern will be available on Ravelry at a future date but is not included in the group project.  If you are joining just to have that pattern file please come back in June (about) 2013 and it should be available through my Ravelry page.  If you want to come play in the snow with me and join the winter group, you can either send me a PayPal payment (directly to my email address if you are familiar with the process) or send me a request for an invoice.  The cost is $11 US.  I apologize but I can't take other currencies.  PayPal can set you up with a US dollar payment.  If you have any questions please feel free to email!  is the email for payments, requests for an invoice or questions!  Please use Winter 2013 in the subject line for my immediate attention.


    have been waiting for this- after missing the last one!


  2. Hi - I have been following Simon Beck, who makes fractals by stomping in his snow shoes. This sounds like a similar project of the heart. I'm looking forward to it.

  3. I am very Excited about this project! I knit for Everyone else in the Family but this one is going to be for ME!