Swatching instructions say to knit a swatch using the larger needles (I got gauge with size 4) working in the rnd or back and forth using two colors, any stranded pattern we wanted, since we don't have the chart yet. We're to aim for 6 1/2 sts/in. Sport weight or DK would be most suitable.
We will get one part of the pattern each week. Today (If you're reading this on Monday, January 30th) we get the first "clue." It will be fun to see what the project turns into. It isn't too late to join us if you want. It isn't a race. Just a fun thing to do together. All you need is the pattern (see link above) and 5 skeins of sport-weight yarn, each a different color. Just get your pattern and yarn and join us! We get the last clue February 27, 2012. You can buy the pattern later, but it will cost more, and you need to finish with the group to qualify for the drawings. (Yes, there are prizes!)
Yes. I haven't gotten mine yet, either. But I didn't get my original kit until Friday or Saturday before Clue 2, and I was ready to start that one on time, so I don't think that will be a problem. I expect mine to arrive today or Monday.
I also ordered a red kit a couple of weeks ago that seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle. I got an e-mail from Abstract Fibers asking if I had gotten it, becuase they found the order in "an unusual place". So I hope I get that one soon, too.
I was very surprised at how well the lots match!
I have to agree I laid out 1st and 2nd batch together, and could tell no difference at all. Very good job.
My extra yarn showed up today, along with a nice "Thank you for your patience" note and a piece of chocolate candy. What a gal!
Gee, I didn't get any chocolate. It's OK. I have chocolate!
So did I that was nice to get the card and candy.
It just shows that Mary is good people, which I'd already figured out...
I hope I get my yarn tomorrow!!
I got mine yesterday, too. And I finished clue 2 before I went to bed. I got a card and candy, too. Mary is really very sweet. I haven't been able to log onto Ravelry since I got home last night, so I couldn't tell them that I got my yarn, too. I hope the problem is fixed before tomorrow.
I'm sure you'll get yours tomorrow, too, Pickle Peg.
And the match in colors is phenomenal. Looks like the same dye lot.
I totally agree re: the colors... I could not tell the difference.
Hey Jo, I've been wondering how your ankle is doing these days? Feeling better?