I finally narrowed down my project for Ebony Elite KAL. I spent all week looking for a project that would work with my stash... no luck. Then this morning I bum rushed to Borders to get Fitted Knits, finally deciding that I would like to do the Back to School U Neck Vest, but no luck... sheesh. On top of that I actually had to work for my money today. I was busy all day at work unable to really do any blogging and/or search for a free knit project... how dare they...lol. So I dragged myself home mumbling that I will go check out Garden Stitches. Well lo & behold my dbl blessed me with several hanks of Tahki Donegal Tweed in charcoal... doing the happy dance.So I decided on an Open-Necked Sweater by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton from Knit Simple (Spring/Summer 2006) issue. The pattern calls for Cotton Classic, but I decided to make it a winter garment and did a swatch.... yes, Sheila did a swatch using the recommended US 7 needles, which is unheard of....lol. and the gauge was a tad bit big, so I may do one more swatch with a smaller needle. I actully did the swatch in the stitch the pattern called for which is a seed stitch. See, I'm behaving myself and trying not to deviate...lol.
For the constrasting band, I may go with a solid grey... time will tell. I'm so looking forward to the KAL, its my first and once this project is said and done, hopefully, I will move on to another one. I'm sure along the way there will be that feeling of - will I ever be done, so I will work on a few hats in between.
So, does everyone have their project & materials ready to go....?