Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Heather is getting to the final stage of her knitting. She is about to start the side borders! Yay!

I also spotted a gentleman working on the FPS ... find out who he is. :)

Wish you all a happy July 4th.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Surprise! Hot off the press!

Rochelle has started on the FPS again:
She is now on Tier 5. Believe it or not, she said the knitting has become mindless since this is her 3rd attempt. I don't want to wait another month to report on her progress, so we have a second post in June! YAY!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Summer is almost here and certainly somebody is still knitting. I have proof:
Micky has reached halfway in her stole ... and is striding onto the 13th tier. YAY!

Have a great time in June and I'll see you again in July. :)

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Only one piece of news for today, but it's very good news -- Heather got her much needed extra skeins of Campfire Heather. Now she is working through Tier 20! Congratulations, Heather. Also congrats on her becoming a Raveler. :)

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

So it seems only a couple of you are still working on the FPS. I think this is a natural stage of any KAL. My thinking is as long as there is someone in the group working, I should keep the KAL blog open; however, it may make better sense to stop adding new members. So, if you have expressed interest in joining us lately, Debi and I sincerely thank you for the interest ... and the information and experiences we had shared in the blog would always be here to help.

Now, the latest update. I haven't received any news from Heather concerning the 3 skeins of yarns she needed to finish the project. Hopefully, all would work out alright.

Micky has made progress:

I always look forward to see Micky's progress ... as I am fascinated by the turn of colours. Actually, I am inspired to try using my last Opal Petticoat for an entrelac sock pattern again ... I think it would be great.

That's it for this month's update. See you in May. :D

Sunday, March 02, 2008

First and foremost, we have another finisher amongst us!
This is Polly's finished stole, blocked and tidily folded. Go and admire other pictures of her beautiful FPS here. Congratulations, Polly! Your stole is stunning! Would you consider a modelling shot? ;)

Heather will be starting Tier 19. There have been some twists and turns in her yarn-for-the-stole story. First she found that she was short. Then KnitPicks told her they still have her colourway in stock. When the package finally arrived, she discovered that the yarns were of a different colourway! So, please wish Heather good luck in her search of yarns to finish the project.

Last but not least, look at Micky's multi-coloured stole:
I think it's growing nicely.

Friday, February 01, 2008

It's been one year! (ETA)

February 1st! Today is our KAL's one year anniversary! I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in this KAL. Hosting a KAL was a new experience to me and I had the chance of meeting all you wonderful knitters who are also passionate for lace. :)

Back to this month's update. Not a lot is going on. Micky is still working and is on Tier 8. Just Me is on Tier 15. Lastly, Polly has picked up her black FPS again after a hiatus of 6 months.

Well, this project does take a lot of patience, so let's take the approach of one tier at a time ... gradually, it'll come along. Wish you all have great progess!

I just read Heather's blog update. She is still working hard on the stole and is on Tier 17. However, she ran into quite a serious problem ... she might not have enough to finish the stole and the colour she is using has been discontinued by KnitPicks. Read more about it here to see if you can help her out. Thank you.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Almost at the one year mark....

And things have slowed down considerably.

February 1 will mark the year anniversary of our FPS KAL.

Many beautiful stoles were completed, some are still plugging along, some have gone into permanent hibernation while still others will emerge from the frog pond in a different incarnation better suited to it's knitter.

Hopefully, whether we completed our stoles or not, we all had fun, met some new friends and learned a few new things - even if it's what not to knit :)

This is gonna be the last bimonthly update. From this point on, updates will be on the first of each month so those that are still knitting, the KAL will still be here for you! Our email links have been fixed so when you have updates just let Agnes or I know or post to your blog before the first of the month.

Our only update for this post if from Denise and she needs our advice!
Here's the update she sent to Agnes...

I did make some progress on the Forest Path Stole, in between Christmas gifts . I have put it aside for now as I'm concerned that the edge will be too tight. I did not block the stole first, but am thinking I need to. I don't feel the side panel has enough give to it to accommodate how much it will need to stretch. I have put in extra rows, but this does not seem to be helping. I find when I'm perplexed like this it is best to lay aside and revisit with a clear mind and eye at a later date, so that is where I am now. Does anyone have any advise on this? Did others share this concern?

I've attached a few links for you to view the progress.


Happy New Year!!!
and Advise needed !!!

So that's it till February 1, hope everyone is enjoying 2008 so far!

can anyone give Denise a helping hand?

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A New Year! A New Year!

Happy New Year Everybody! This is the first post of 2008 and Debi and I would like to wish you all a productive and pleasurable knitting year to come!

Heather's lovely stole keeps on growing, one tier longer now:
Heather, aiming at finishing the stole before the one-year anniversary of joining the KAL is a great objective.

Tia would focus on taking care of her health at the moment, so the FPS would have to wait. Tia, we would all keep you in our thoughts and hoping to hear from you about your gorgeous 2-colour stole soon.

While some of you still feel the need of a break from the FPS, finishing it is actually one of Rebekah's resolutions for 2008. I wish you success, Rebekah.

Last of all, I have a little piece of unfortunate news. A while ago, my email address was hacked and now I do not have control over it anymore. Some of you have been keeping in touch with me through that email. I am sorry to tell you that please use the new one (the link on the sidebar) so that I can keep receiving news from you. Thank you.