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Julie
05-01-2006, 05:24 PM
Made you look! :D

Ingrid
05-01-2006, 05:36 PM
:roflhard: Yes, yes, you did!! :fingerwag:

mintdee
05-01-2006, 05:47 PM
:roflhard: I looked too :doh:

Danielle
05-01-2006, 05:50 PM
:fingerwag: :fingerwag: :( :roflhard: :roflhard:

nicolethegeek
05-01-2006, 07:52 PM
:?? :shock: :rollseyes:

Ingrid
05-01-2006, 07:53 PM
Kind of like waiting for the new Knitty!

nicolethegeek
05-01-2006, 07:56 PM
But at least with Knitty, you know what the basic theme of the issue is beforehand!!! ;)

rebecca
05-01-2006, 07:58 PM
:fingerwag: SHAME on u...LOL :roflhard: :rofling:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-01-2006, 09:53 PM
You tricked me too!!!!! :shock: I was like "oh cool! ... oh., wait, that's my job!" :doh:


Last May, the challenge was to knit a flower, so I didn't think I could do that again. SOOOOO, in honor of TWO fabulous events in May, you have TWO challenges this month.

May 1st is the Pagan holiday (Sabbat) of Beltane, celebrating the Sun and Fertility (have you seen a maypole? what do YOU think it looks like???) No, I don't want you to knit a willie warmer, I want you to knit something in SUN colors... red, orange, yellow, pink, lavender, etc. Conversely, knit a sun, or something reminiscent of a sun. It can be ANYTHING (even a willie warmer, or other "fertile" icon), but use sunny colors :-)

Second challenge. Where I was an undergraduate, Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, May 1st was a "special" holiday. Unrelated to May Day, Beltane, Labor Day, etc, May 1st has been celebrated as NAKED DAY for decades. Some professors didn't allow nudity in the classes, but some didn't care... so it was lots of naked men and topless women running around until 11:59 when the public saftey people started preparing to write indecent exposure tickets :shock: Your second challenge??? Knit Knaked!! (no, you don't need to send us a picture, we'll believe you).

Happy (naked) Knitting!!!

mintdee
05-02-2006, 12:10 AM
That is insane Hilde! :shock: If I were a professor I would make that a coast day. Way too much distraction. Whew.

By the way. There is a third very important holiday in May. My Birthday. So you know.

:rollseyes: :roflhard:
I will have to see what I can do with this :thinking:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-02-2006, 08:36 AM
Well, *my* birthday is in May too!!! :balloon: ... but I didn't want people to feel like they had to knit just for me*










*even though they can and should!

mintdee
05-02-2006, 08:42 AM
May is an awesome month! :cheering:

Secksiebrat
05-02-2006, 10:09 AM
Knitting nekkid, eh? I Think my husband would enjoy that way too much. I'll have to wait until he goes to work, LOL!

~danielle~

rebecca
05-02-2006, 10:14 AM
:D Yeah, baby...I'm knittin' nekkid now :roflhard: :rofling: May is my baby's 21st bday & my anniversary of wedded bliss to the best husband in the world ;)

NinaT
05-02-2006, 12:49 PM
Thanks Hildie! I literally just cast on last night using this!
I'm making Childhood (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/PATTchildHood.html) How perfect!

wildforyarn
05-03-2006, 08:54 PM
Happy Birthday Hildie... whenever it is! Mine is the 15th, my son's is today! Yeah! He is five!!

I might join in on this KAL. It would be my first month to do so. :oops:

BinkyKat
05-03-2006, 11:56 PM
I think May rocks too! My birthday is also the 15th! I take the day off work, so perhaps this year I will knit knaked too!
:shock:

:roflhard: :roflhard:

jamadian75
05-04-2006, 10:28 AM
Ok...#2 - done. Didn't need a KAL (or any prompting at all for that matter), but nice to cross it off the To Do list any way.

And for #1, I'm going to finish up this cardi for my 4 year old THIS month. It's only right - it's been on the needles and neglected for too long.

http://static.flickr.com/51/140312741_b58c103e57_m.jpg

CarmenIbanez
05-04-2006, 04:17 PM
I'm the 13th! May rules!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-05-2006, 01:08 PM
Mine's the 14th!!!!
:happydance:

jamadian75, are you our first Knekkid Knitter??????

rebecca
05-05-2006, 04:53 PM
:D My anniversary is the 13th...yeah, baby! And my baby's (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/Shannon%20is%2021%20The%20Birthday%20Celebration/DSCN1133.jpg) 21st birthday was the 3rd of May ;)

I am knitting the Dayflower Lace Scarf (pdf file) (http://www.tmooka.net/blogs/stitchingirl/patterns/DayflowerScarf.pdf) for my MIL, using Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece (http://www.brownsheep.com/cf.htm) in a lovely pink that I was lucky enough to find as a mill end :thumbsup:

rebecca
05-05-2006, 04:54 PM
Mine's the 14th!!!!
:happydance:

jamadian75, are you our first Knekkid Knitter??????

Nope...I believe I was the 1st knekkid knitter....recheck the thread Hidlegard ;)

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-05-2006, 10:46 PM
:oops: sorry Rebecca!!! I thought you were kidding the first time!!!!! :roflhard:

mintdee
05-05-2006, 11:08 PM
Look at all of these lovely May birthdays! Mine is the 31st and Sophia's is the 20th :( 1 year old :crying: *sniff* My baby.

Anyway! Sophias swing top is pink does that count?

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-05-2006, 11:47 PM
yeah!!!

don't forget to knit it knekkid!!!

rebecca
05-06-2006, 11:38 AM
yeah!!!

don't forget to knit it knekkid!!!

Yep, it's a bit awkward...but....very liberating ;)

samm
05-06-2006, 04:04 PM
Just bought red yarn today to make the next birthday sweater, this one for Emile-Antoine who will be three June 5. I'm in on the KAL :XX: samm

Gina
05-06-2006, 05:07 PM
:D My anniversary is the 13th...yeah, baby! And my baby's (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/Shannon%20is%2021%20The%20Birthday%20Celebration/DSCN1133.jpg) 21st birthday was the 3rd of May ;)

What a coincidence! My anniversary is the 29th. And my first baby's 25th birthday was the 3rd of May also! :waving:

I'm in for the May KAL. I'm already knitting a :sunny: sweater for baby number 2 :D

rebecca
05-06-2006, 05:47 PM
:D My anniversary is the 13th...yeah, baby! And my baby's (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/Shannon%20is%2021%20The%20Birthday%20Celebration/DSCN1133.jpg) 21st birthday was the 3rd of May ;)

What a coincidence! My anniversary is the 29th. And my first baby's 25th birthday was the 3rd of May also! :waving:

I'm in for the May KAL. I'm already knitting a :sunny: sweater for baby number 2 :D

OMGoodness...there are wonderful happenings in May ;)

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-08-2006, 03:52 PM
we're going to have to organize some kind of KH get-together thing for May next year, to celebrate all of our wonderfullness!

Rebecca, you're in charge!

rebecca
05-08-2006, 04:16 PM
:shock: Whoa, wait, I'm in charge of what :shock: ?!LOL!!

Okay, finished one of my May projects...pink Dayflower Lace scarf :thumbsup:

Now, I'm going to have to look for something else, perhaps some :thinking: :?? socks?!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-08-2006, 10:30 PM
socks???? But you hate socks!!!!!!!!!!

abby001
05-09-2006, 01:03 AM
Beeutiful :inlove: scarf. Love the pattern and the color.

Another May birthday--the 23rd! I'm blonde and a senior citizen so I get both blonde moments and senior moments. And I use them both! I thought I was going to be 58 this month, then realized that couldn't be right because I'm three years younger than DH not two! I guess I'll assign this one to a senior moment. Feels good to be younger than I thought :happydance:

rebecca
05-09-2006, 11:16 AM
:roflhard: :rofling: U r too funny..blonde & sr. moments :roflhard: :rofling:

jamadian75
05-09-2006, 12:47 PM
jamadian75, are you our first Knekkid Knitter??????

Like I said - I don't need any prompting.

I live in a very rural area where the homes are far apart...it's a struggle to bother being "decent" most days :blush:

:roflhard:

mulene
05-09-2006, 12:52 PM
wow becca that scarf is GORGEOUS! :shock:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-18-2006, 05:30 PM
Okay people, how's it going?????

rebecca
05-18-2006, 06:08 PM
Sorry, Mistress Hildegard, I'm now knitting with burgundy and greens/blues :rollseyes:

jamadian75
05-18-2006, 08:08 PM
Well I just keep moving the lilac and rose cardigan from one room to another in it's chic little grocery bag tote. :rollseyes:

I did however find a Knitting Clinic at this shop (http://www.craftvt.com/) in VT where I'm traveling for work on Tuesday - I'll be there with this May project in hand (I think I dropped some eyelets from my raglan and I'm pretty sure I've screwed up the sleeve increase - doh!)

Oy! Down but not out Hilde! Thanks for checking in with us ;)

Shandeh
05-19-2006, 10:14 AM
Wow, a lot of you are a Taurus! My husband is too. I'm a Capricorn, and Taurus is supposed to be really compatible with Capricorn. We get along VERY well, in fact....better than any other relationship I've ever had. And he is the first Taurus I've ever dated.

I don't really believe in astrology, but it is interesting, isnt' it?

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-19-2006, 01:12 PM
wierd... I'm a taurus and DH is a capricorn! We're the Yin to your Yang!!!!

Shandeh
05-19-2006, 03:07 PM
Way cool! I guess I know who I should be having a summer BBQ with. You and I are supposed to be compatible, and our hubbies are too! Now if it really DID happen, then we would just have to contact our local astrologer. :D

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-19-2006, 09:14 PM
OMG! I didn't think about that!!! WE ARE THE PERFECT COUPLE COUPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you have to move in RIGHT NOW!

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Shandeh
05-19-2006, 10:09 PM
Alert the media! It's official! We're packing our boxes now. You DO have a craft room, don't you?

:rofling:

Gina
05-21-2006, 07:43 PM
I'm back after a very busy last 2 weeks :shock:

I'm almost done with my sunny project. Just need to do the worst part - sewing it. And the challenging part - knitting naked.

:thinking: I just relaized that I'm done with the knitting... Does sewing naked count, Miss Hildegard? ;)

Shandeh
05-22-2006, 01:15 PM
KNITTED SUN
:sunny:

I wish I'd found this sooner. This is the perfect project to make for our "Sun Worshipping" May Knit-along.

I dropped the ball this month, never getting started on anything, but maybe I could handle making this one.

There's no picture, but it sounds like a sun toy.
http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/sun.txt

Shandeh
05-22-2006, 01:30 PM
Here's another sun project!

A Knitted Sunflower Cushion

http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=1189

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-23-2006, 08:56 PM
EVERYTHING naked counts!!!! (everything knitting and sewing i mean!)

Craft room is ready!!!

Shandeh
05-23-2006, 11:00 PM
Does sleeping nekkid count? I do that every night, and every afternoon if I take a nap. ;)

I knit late at night, but usually put on undies and a t-shirt for that. I can't stand the thought of dropping something in a "place of no return". :help:

So....this craft room. Is there an extra rocking chair in there? Or a sofa? Good lighting? DVD player and TV? Wow...I'm so DEMANDING! :shock:

Gina
05-29-2006, 12:50 AM
I'm done. Yay! :happydance:

Yarn: Katia - Arc en Ciel, color 13
Needles: 4.5mm US 7
Pattern: Arc en Ciel, from Katia magazine # 48

Shandeh
05-29-2006, 02:30 AM
Gina, that's absolutely GORGEOUS!

jamadian75
05-29-2006, 09:02 AM
BEEEEE -UTIFUL work Gina, and good for you finishing such a major project within the month!!

rebecca
05-29-2006, 12:34 PM
:D Beautiful, Gina!!!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-30-2006, 02:33 PM
:cheering: Looks great!!!

CarmenIbanez
05-30-2006, 04:00 PM
What is the June KAL gonna be, huh? HUH?

jamadian75
05-30-2006, 04:54 PM
What is the June KAL gonna be, huh? HUH?

Thank you CarmenIbanez!!! I resisted asking as long as I could.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-30-2006, 08:54 PM
Sheesh!! June isn't for like THIRTY HOURS!!! Give me a break!



*rushes off to the thinking seat*

Sara
05-30-2006, 09:33 PM
twenty six and a half from here...



I can almost smell it. No, I guess that smell is coming from the creek...

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-30-2006, 10:58 PM
luckily, I already have my idea all set :-) Maybe i'll post it early just to throw everybody off!!!!

CarmenIbanez
05-31-2006, 11:37 AM
We're watching you Hilde!!!!!!

jamadian75
05-31-2006, 09:03 PM
We're watching you Hilde!!!!!!

:roflhard:

I'm cracking up at how PERFECTLY that statement goes with your Avatar!

Gina
06-02-2006, 03:54 AM
Thank you very much ladies ;)

Virtuella
06-02-2006, 04:19 AM
:rofling: