Okay...here it is!
Get your needles and cotton ready...our next KAL is coming up! It will begin on Monday, February 15th!
This mystery dishcloth Knit Along has been designed by our Group Moderator, Marilyn Wallace. This will be one of Marilyn's Cryptic Message KALS! She has designed a dishcloth with a cryptic message in it that we have to try and figure out. There will be a little contest to go along with it as well! Naturally Marilyn and I will be excluded from this contest as the group owner and moderator, but everyone else is more than welcome to join along in the guessing fun!
* You must be a member of Rachel's Knitting Room Yahoo Group to be eligible to win.
* There will be absolutely NO GUESSING ON THE GROUP...all guesses will have to be done privately by emailing Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Submissions ONLY will be accepted AFTER the final rows of the kal have been posted.
* PLEASE put, "Cryptic Message KAL Contest" in the subject line when submitting your answer to Marilyn.
* Only 1 guess per person will be allowed for this.
* It's not a race to see who guesses correctly first, as a number will be drawn from a hat.
* Marilyn has graciously offered to send the winner of this contest a little prize. Your snail mail needs to be submitted to Marilyn privately upon notification of the winner within a week or another winner will have to be chosen.
For this pattern, Marilyn suggests size 4 mm short, circular needles (knit straight on them) or US#6...please feel free to use your straights if you do not have any circs...Marilyn always suggests knitting straight with your circular needles which is a really good tip so you never drop the other needle and also it's makes for a more compact project.
Please Note: If you are a loose knitter, I would strongly suggest a smaller needle size for you so your stitches really "POP" out better...especially if you are knitting letters!
You will all need 1 ball cotton yarn for a Dish Cloth OR 1 ball CottonTots for a soft, Spa Cloth. Any colour would work well, but it is strongly suggested to use a SOLID colour for the pattern to show up well.
Also, a quick little note to all our "lefties" in the group...this cloth will have lettering on it so you might want to read your pattern rows from right to left...just to let you know :o)
The instructions will be emailed daily as "special notice" to ensure that everyone gets them...if you are on daily digest and you don't want to wait for the digest to come in for your daily rows, you can always come to the group site: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Rachels_Knitting_Room/
After I post them to the group, I will make a text copy of them just in case anyone misses the post, and I will put them in the group FILES section under, "Our Group Knit Alongs"...just look for "FEBRUARY 2010 KAL ~ Created by Marilyn Wallace". Feel free to email me at: email@example.com with any questions you may have about our next KAL!
Hugs and Good Luck,