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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Playing Well With Others

This year is ending on a high note.  And, by virtue of the new year coming immediately after the old one, it is starting on that same note.  To end the old and ring in the new, we are doing our family cioppino night and I am starting 2 new Knit Alongs. 

Cioppino is a given.  We do it every year and look forward to it all year long.  The recipe will be posted, if it isn't already, on the kitchen blog soon.

The KALs on the other hand, aren't something I do very often.  These 2 will be my 3rd and 4th. 

The first one is hosted by my friends Jewelspurls  Sheriffofknittingham and Wrappedaroundmyfinger .  A group of us on Ravelry are going to be knitting Norwegian garments.  The ones I will be working on are a Hat and Gloves . 

The second KAL is an impromtu thing.  It came about from a comment on another message board at Ravelry.  One of the members Phro5gg said that in 2010 she wanted to knit 12 pairs of socks.  That was one I could get on top of!  A pair of socks each month for the entire year.  Don't have to buy a thing to accomplish that one.  Sock yarn stash - beware!  The first pair are Thuja, designed by Bobby Ziegler for  They should take very little time and make one of the men in my life very happy.

So, here's to a new year, right around the corner.  Here's to knitting with friends.  Here's to being an active member of these KALs and playing well with others.


Carrie K said...

I like the looks of Thuja. More handknit socks is good.

Almost time to cast on for the Norwegian KAL! It'll be fun.

Happy New Year!!

Boondock Ma (Kim's Mom) said...

Sounds like you're going to be busy! One of my resolutions is to get some knitting done in the New Year. About all I managed in 2009 was to add to my stash. Now I need to start using it up!

Have fun with your KOLs!

A very Happy New Year to you and your family!

Becca said...

I" not gonna lie. I had to wiki "Cioppino" .... now I want to join! We have a nice fish market near our house. Have fun knitting along with others!!!

Brigitte said...

Happy New Year Bev!

Wow, 12 pairs of socks...that's a lot of socks! :D

The Little Dudes send Jack some good-natured kitty head-butts.

Phro5gg said...

Woo Hoo! SO nice to know I can be a bad influence on somebody! Actually having you do the knit-a-long with me will help keep me on track.

Oh, and where's my ciopino???