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Shandeh
12-27-2008, 07:57 AM
Can you believe it's almost 2009?! :thud:

Remember last year, when we did the 2008 New Year KH dishcloth together? We talked in the chat room while we were working on it, then posted photos here in the forum of our completed projects.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2044/2153904435_863ab434ae.jpg
(Some of us were too busy chatting to get any knitting done, but it was still lots of fun.) :)

I'm willing to do it again this year if any of you are interested. All we need to do that night is grab our yarn and needles, and talk through midnight about our plans for the new year.

I'm on the east coast of US, so I'll stay up til 3 am to welcome everyone to the knit-along as midnight approaches in their part of the country. (I'm a night owl, so it will be easy for me.)

I'm thinking it would be cool to make a little coaster together. We could keep it by our computers all year long, to remember our New Year's Eve KAL together. :)

Does anyone want to make a chart for us? The coaster would measure about 4 inches square. It should say something like "KH Forum 2009 New Year KAL". Or just "KH Forum 2009". Maybe we could have little knitting needles at the bottom and/or top of the chart.

(And it would be easier to work on while we chat, since it's a quick knit.) :wink:

Anyone want to join us?

lelvsdgs
12-27-2008, 07:37 PM
I remember this last year! It was my very first dishcloth! :woohoo:
While I can't desigh anything, I'd love to participate in the knit along/chat! I will keep watching this thread to see what's happening.

Shandeh
12-27-2008, 08:08 PM
Thanks for joining! Hey, even if it's just you and me, I'm still in.
:hug:

auburnchick
12-27-2008, 08:25 PM
I am willing to join in again too...unless I wind up going out of town (son has been sick, so we may hang at home).

I came across this (http://krisknits.blogspot.com/2008/12/new-year.html) pattern (it's free) today while reading blogs I'm subscribed to:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4neEBnNCnLg/SVWbKoFhxGI/AAAAAAAAAMY/yOU4d8Zdj0E/s400/2009-3.jpg


I think these are pretty small...and I thought of them when I saw Sandy's post.

Shandeh
12-27-2008, 08:28 PM
Nice! :thumbsup:

The only thing missing is KH. Maybe we can add "KH Forum" at the top or bottom (or both) in duplicate stitch. :think:

auburnchick
12-27-2008, 09:44 PM
Let's see...

DeAnzaJig (http://knittinghelp.com/forum/member.php?u=10189) designed a washcloth for the Olympic KAL. Maybe she could do one for the New Year's KAL?

Shandeh
12-27-2008, 09:50 PM
Thanks auburnchick. :)
Last year, our pattern was designed by Eloewien.

Let's wait one more day, and see if either of them wants to join in on our KAL. :thumbsup:

crazykntter83
12-29-2008, 09:24 PM
I'd like to join. Sounds like it'd be fun. :)

labeelady
12-29-2008, 09:34 PM
I'll join in! It's been a while since I found someone using the chat room. Usually have to go there and wait for visitors!

ljfikes
12-30-2008, 09:03 AM
I'll stop in, and hopefully knit a few rounds, wine in hand... I really need a coaster next to my computer... both for the 5am coffee, as well as the 10pm wine! :knitting:

ljfikes
12-30-2008, 09:05 AM
Auburn Chick... I am a Bama Girl, but I LOVE your coasters for 2009! Those would have made great Christmas gifts! Maybe I'll start working on some for 2010!!! Do you have the pattern???

rachejm
12-30-2008, 11:13 AM
I'm so glad we are doing this again. I couldn't quite stay up long enough to wish everyone a Happy New Year last year but I will join in with the knitting and stay up as long as I can, it was fun last year!

auburnchick
12-30-2008, 12:17 PM
Auburn Chick... I am a Bama Girl, but I LOVE your coasters for 2009! Those would have made great Christmas gifts! Maybe I'll start working on some for 2010!!! Do you have the pattern???

War Eagle (although y'all did beat us this year...grrr).

Click on this (http://krisknits.blogspot.com/) link for the pattern. I cannot take credit for it. Another gal wrote it. She usually sells her patterns, but she's offered this one for free on her web site.

Shandeh
12-30-2008, 03:17 PM
Yay! :cheering:
Thank you all for joining our 2009 New Year's Eve KAL!
:woohoo:

I haven't heard from either DeAnzajig or Eloewien.
I think I'll have a go at designing one myself. :thumbsup:

I'll post the pattern tonight. It will be simple and easy (because that's all I know how to do).
:muah:

Shandeh
12-30-2008, 09:09 PM
Here's the little coaster I made today:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3116/3151439203_0d37ffc9e1.jpg

Here's the written out pattern. (I'll have a chart later):

Materials: Size US 7 straight needles
Worsted weight cotton in two contrasting colors.
I used Lily Sugar 'n Cream Twists in the color "Denim Twists" (blue), and Lily Sugar 'n Cream in Red (red).

Using the blue yarn, cast on 17 stitches.
Knit 4 rows.
Row 5: K3, P11, K3
(start using both yarns on next row)
Row 6: K5, K3 red, K1 blue, K3 red, K5 blue
Row 7: K3 blue, P2 blue, P1 red, P1 blue, P1 red, P3 blue, P1 red, P2 blue, K3 blue
Row 8: K5 blue, K3 red, K1 blue, K1 red, K1 blue, K1 red, K5 blue
Row 9: K3 blue, P2 blue, P1 red, P1 blue, P1 red, P1 blue, P1 red, P1 blue, P1 red, P2 blue, K3 blue
Row 10: K5 blue, K3 red, K1 blue, K3 red, K5 blue
Row 11: with blue yarn - K3, P11, K3
Row 12: with blue yarn - Knit one row
(use both yarns again on next row)
Row 13: K3 blue, P1 blue, P1 red, P2 blue, P1 red, P1 blue, P1 red, P2 blue, P1 red, P1 blue, K3 blue
Row 14: K4 blue, K1 red, K2 blue, K1 red, K1 blue, K2 red, K1 blue, K1 red, K4 blue
Row 15: K3 blue, P1 blue, P3 red, P2 blue, P1 red, P2 blue, P1 red, P1 blue, K3 blue
Row 16: K4 blue, K4 red, K3 blue, K2 red, K4 blue
Row 17: K3 blue, P1 blue, P3 red, P2 blue, P1 red, P2 blue, P1 red, P1 blue, K3 blue
Row 18: K4 blue, K1 red, K2 blue, K1 red, K1 blue, K2 red, K1 blue, K1 red, K4 blue
Row 19: K3 blue, P1 blue, P1 red, P2 blue, P1 red, P1 blue, P1 red, P2 blue, P1 red, P1 blue, K3 blue
(Cut red yarn now, and continue knitting with only the blue yarn)
Row 20: Knit one row
Row 21: K3, P11, K3
Knit 4 rows
Bind off all stitches, and weave in ends.

Shandeh
12-30-2008, 09:34 PM
I've never really made a chart before, so this doesn't have the knits and purls on it....just the color chart. Sorry I don't have the skills to make it right. But, you can at least use it as a guide. :)

busyknitmom
12-31-2008, 10:52 AM
I'll drop by for the KAL. We are such early birds, I haven't made it to midnight in several years. Your pattern looks good, and I definitely need a coaster by the computer.

Shandeh
12-31-2008, 12:28 PM
Thanks for joining! :)

I just updated our chart, showing where the garter stitch border is located. Now, all you have left to figure out is the stockinette center. Just knit the center 11 stitches on the front, and purl the same stitches on the back.
:thumbsup:

See you all tonight! :hug:

labeelady
12-31-2008, 07:17 PM
Thanks for the design. I went to the chat room however for some reason the server keeps knocking me off claiming my time limit had expired. I got the pattern had have 5 rows done, about to start on the color work. Will check back into the chatroom a bit later on to see if the problem has been corrected.

DorothyDot
12-31-2008, 08:16 PM
I really want to join in. But.... we are having super-high winds, and power is iffy!

If - when things die down, then I'll feel more secure about keeping my computer on.

And I'll join on in!

Dot

momwolf
12-31-2008, 08:28 PM
I made this chart if you want to use it, X's are knit and O's are purl.Sandy I was using your written directions but it was off a little so I changed it so your written directions don't match this chart.
Click on the chart to enlarge it then save it to your desk top then you can print it out.

rachejm
12-31-2008, 09:07 PM
I finished the pattern and will post pics on my blog tomorrow at some point.

Its getting a tad late now tho and bed is calling so Happy New Year everyone!

labeelady
12-31-2008, 09:13 PM
Congrats, Rach! I have finished mine also. Will try to include the pic here:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3216/3154357563_a3c2cf7cfc.jpg?v=0

PinkRoses
12-31-2008, 10:35 PM
I'm in! I might not get that dishcloth done but I'm home, I'm knitting an old sweater and I should be here to ring in the new year.

Happy New Year to all! :muah:

lelvsdgs
12-31-2008, 10:42 PM
Great little pattern! I've just finsihed dinner and am going to go choose my yarn! This will be fun!:woohoo:

Shandeh
01-01-2009, 12:32 AM
I made this chart if you want to use it, X's are knit and O's are purl.Sandy I was using your written directions but it was off a little so I changed it so your written directions don't match this chart.
Click on the chart to enlarge it then save it to your desk top then you can print it out.
Thank you, momwolf!!!
It's nice to have a more professional version if anyone needs it.
:muah:

I'm in! I might not get that dishcloth done but I'm home, I'm knitting an old sweater and I should be here to ring in the new year.
Happy New Year to all! :muah:
Thanks for joining PinkRoses!
Our pattern is for a coaster, so it's a very fast knit.

momwolf
01-01-2009, 12:38 AM
You are welcome Sandy,anytime:teehee:

PinkRoses
01-01-2009, 01:06 AM
Happy New Years to the east coast folks. :hug:

Shandeh
01-01-2009, 04:08 AM
We made it through all of the New Year's celebrations from coast to coast in the US. We had lots of fun talking together!

Thank you all for participating! :muah:

rachejm
01-01-2009, 08:14 AM
managed to get the pics up on my blog finally. You can't see the coaster very well cos its forest green on a brown background but hey, you get the idea.

MrsP
01-01-2009, 10:37 AM
I had a great time knitting and chatting with everyone!!! I hope we can do it again soon!!

Shandeh
01-01-2009, 12:08 PM
managed to get the pics up on my blog finally. You can't see the coaster very well cos its forest green on a brown background but hey, you get the idea.
Nice! I tried to post a comment on your blog, but it kept kicking me out. :(

Your coasters look great! :thumbsup:

I had a great time knitting and chatting with everyone!!! I hope we can do it again soon!!
It WAS fun, wasn't it? My hubby came up and gave me a kiss whenever the next New Year happened. East Coast, Central, Mountain, and West Coast. :teehee:

rachejm
01-01-2009, 12:36 PM
I have my blog set so I have to OK the comments before they go up, so it is now up there.

Thank you very much, it was a nice little pattern xxx

auburnchick
01-01-2009, 12:39 PM
Well, despite my lack of brain power, I did complete my coaster. Here it is:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3289/3156692558_8c4b0b7252.jpg

Thanks for the pattern Shandeh and momwolf!

auburnchick
01-01-2009, 12:40 PM
managed to get the pics up on my blog finally. You can't see the coaster very well cos its forest green on a brown background but hey, you get the idea.

Oh, both cloths are so pretty!!

Shandeh
01-01-2009, 07:58 PM
Well, despite my lack of brain power, I did complete my coaster. Here it is:
Thanks for the pattern Shandeh and momwolf!
Yay! You did it! :cheering:
Congratulations on doing colorwork. :thumbsup:

figaro
01-10-2009, 10:46 PM
I am bummed I missed it this year! I had so much fun with it last year but there was no way I could stay up that late, I was in Holland this time.

Shandeh
01-11-2009, 09:37 AM
So sorry you couldn't be part of our little chat group that night, Debbie. Maybe next year! :hug:

But, your trip to Holland sounds cool. :wink:

knitandpurl520
01-15-2009, 01:36 PM
Hi!

Sounds like everyone had fun! Maybe we should do that like twice a year!