Well, a bunch of the Wranglers who meet up on Sundays are doing a KAL (Muggle translation: knit-along) in April, and I'm jumping on the bandwagon. This despite the fact that I am incredibly unlikely to wear the finished object.
The pattern: Selbu Modern (non-Ravelers, go here), by Kate Osborn. It's a gorgeous colourwork tam/beret. The problem is, Piggy doesn't have a hat-friendly noggin, and tams...well, no.
But I'm going to do it anyway. It's another example of my pre-process knitting tendencies; I'm in it for the social aspect, rather than either the knitting itself or the final product.
This will be my first colourwork project; I'm a bit nervous about it, but it's a good opportunity to finally learn Continental knitting (this is the process knitter part of me coming out)...through which I will knock off two of my New Year's knitting resolutions in one project.
And it gave me a good excuse to buy a book I've had my eye on for awhile:
The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques, by Margaret Radcliffe. I just picked it up. I'll report on it later.
I've already picked out my yarn (selecting it took two trips to Three Bags Full, both pre- and post-meetup last Sunday, and consultations with several Wranglers):
Two pretty purples (Koigu KPM 1160 & 2235)-- perfect for Piggy, just in case I change my mind about tams. But I can also think of a few people who would like the combination as well...so it could be a super-early start to Christmas knitting for me this year!
I can't decide which shade to use for the background, and which for the colourwork...what do you think?