It's a Llama-Along!

We were pounded with snow - again - over the weekend. Time to stay inside and knit. And cook. And eat. And dream up a knitalong I hope a few of you will be interested in - The Llama-Along! At the very least, it is fun to say.

I've been wanting to make one of those Peruvian-style earflap hats for awhile, for my son Brian. I chose this free online pattern because it will give me more experience working from a chart and doing colorwork. The chart looks simple, so I think this would be a great project for someone new to working with color. It would be fun if you would knit it with me.

I can hardly wait to get started, but I think I will order a kit from Mount Lehman Llamas , both to thank them for their pattern, and so that I can get natural undyed llama fiber. The kit is incredibly inexpensive and the price includes shipping. I think this pattern would also be great in commercial yarns like Lamb's Pride or Montera.

If you are interested, head to the Llama-Along group page to sign up. Since I have never hosted a knitalong before, I'd love to read your comments on this.

The tentative start-date is February 15, but we could start sooner if we get a good group together and everyone has their yarn.

Look what Dave made me!
South American yarn smuggling cartel
Baby, it's cold outside!
My knitting friends
Portrait of the Fiber Artist as a Young Man
Happy New Year
Happy Boxing Day
Let it Snow!
Felting Frenzy
Gotta figure out this blogging thing.
My Local Yarn Store
Crack for Knitters