Kids, It's Been Four Years.....

... since I organized my last KAL (knit a long) on here and I'm ready to do another. Some of you will remember that we did the fiber trends felted clogs on that one and I had a blast. I have made, jeez I can't even count how many pair, of them and y'all know what????? I finally made a pair for myself this year. I love 'em.

Anyway let's consider doing this again. And I'm fishing for suggestions. Remember that the criteria (mine) is that it doesn't take forever, must be semi affordable, (we do have people on budgets..... hey you college boys) and generally not overwhelming in pattern but semi challenging.

So throw your ideas out there and let's all pick a project. I am honestly doing this early this year so that if it is giftable it will be done by Christmas. (I gifted a pair of clogs this year finished by the skin of my teeth that were still damp following the felting, oh well)

I've got a couple in mind and one is a felted Christmas stocking and it's a free pattern on the net.

But thow them out there and let's see what we can get and we'll post pics of our WIP's and FO's

Now comes the hard sell................. Lars, Aaron, Crafty Andy, Tallguy.. and a few I can't think of right now... You had better cooperate!!!!!! 'cause I love y'all.

Chris

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Chris Vandenburg's picture

Ps. When we commit to a start date remember this is not a race... when you guys get it done it's done. No pressure just community fun. So don't hesitate to commit.

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

MMario's picture

Holy sh*t! It's been that long?

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMarioKKnits/

Chris Vandenburg's picture

I know... it has been that long.. or short when you get around to my age.

Good as always to know you are around,

Chris

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

YarnGuy716's picture

Four years and I've made 8 pairs! Mom and I are already on our 2nd pair, but we both wear them a lot. After the 6th or 7th pair the pattern did sort of lose it's charm. LOL!

Chris Vandenburg's picture

That is EXACTLY why I adore you Lars. But hey?????? Throw in an idea. And guess what? 5 in. of snow here in Dallas today.....

You always know how I feel about you,

Chris

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Lars baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Honest to your favorite (fill in you diety) . We have gotten 6 inches of snow here in Dallas and I have not seen that in 13 years!.

But love you and glad you're in. Hey give a suggestion.

Kisses.

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

Kenny's picture

Hey Chris.... let's make this:

http://www.boiknit.com/2010/02/09/laborious/sockappeal02/

They are little man panties. :)

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Kenny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is the pattern available????????? And I will send you a PM if you don't see this. But I think that is cute as hell!!!!!

You butt, you always come through.

Fondly,

Chris

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

scottly's picture

If this is the project, I'm in! I love them.

Aaronknits's picture

My copy of that felted clog pattern is well worn. Still readable though.

I could make a pair of shorts. They look like great fun! I could model them at the Spring retreat.

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Aaron................... if you "spring"...... I guarantee there shall be no retreat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (The South shall rise again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

Chris Vandenburg's picture

and before I forget................I was too busy............ I don't want to do the clog thing again..... something different...... I, well, as you know, just got sidetracked.

XO and a couple of extra X's

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

jdkcubed's picture

I'm in whatever we decide.....

The World's a blast. Ka-Whoosh, Ka-Whish. With healthy soul and belly. And all the skies are full of fish, and all the fish are smelly!

TheKnittingMill's picture

I'm SO THERE! I loves me the man panties...I'd wear 'em!

P.S. WE got a half inch of snow!!! What the? It must be because our Saints won the SuperBowl (",)

If some sissy tried to kick my ass I would say, "Hey, Mary, go knit me a sweater before I slap you in the face!”
--Eric Cartman, South Park

Chris Vandenburg's picture

As someone once said................ "Who dat?"

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

asbrigida's picture

This sounds like a lot of fun. Where can we get the pattern for . . . man panties(?). I can hear it now . . . "What are you knitting?" Answer:"man panties". I can see the expressions!! Priceless.

Alan

vsidart's picture

Brad and I really like the felted stocking idea.... don't know what we'd do with them as we made all new socks for our new home, but we're in for those!

DeceptiveCookie's picture

I've never done a knitalong... I'm definitely down for the challenge!

Kenny's picture

To be a little bit more persuasive about my little man panties, take a gander:

Chris Vandenburg's picture

So Kenny.... just where do I ge the pattern for the man?

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

Kenny's picture

Dude, I don't want the pattern for the man, I just want him premade as it is. I'm afraid that if I made him out of a pattern, I'd screw up and not get the delicious guy he is.

steve kadel's picture

if i made it from a pattern, i tend to knit bigger and looser. would that be a problem?

all i know of love, is love is all there is

we put birds on things

Bill's picture

bigger, looser lace knit...could be quite provocative....

WillyG's picture

You had me at "man panties"

MitchPR08's picture

Haven't done socks yet...something thats on my "To try" list...so that would be cool! I even have sock yarn...I bought it thinking that the thin yarn was worsted weight yarn (since they dont list the yarn weights on yarn labels in Germany)...that was silly.

mrhugzzz's picture

Chris,

I'm in for the KAL. Where can we get a copy of the pattern for the clogs?

Hugzzz 8-)

scottly's picture

OK, so what's the verdict? What will the MWK KAL project be?

Kenny's picture

Maybe Chris can do a poll.