Several weeks ago on Ravelry, a knitting designer decided to have a Mystery Knit-a-long. Sharon, the designer, designs felted handknit bags, purses and totes. When she had the idea for the KAL she was thinking that 100 knitters would sign up. At last count she has 785 members from all over the world!
I decided to join and be a part of this group. I have my yarn ordered and it should be in in the next couple of weeks.
All we know is that we will be knitting a large bag on size 10.5 US needles. We will be using bulky yarn and when done we will felt it. We don't know what it will exactly look like, when done. Each step will be given to us as a clue and we will blindly follow the directions. :) The mystery is part of the fun!
Knitting is to start near the middle or end of June. I will show my progress on here and you can be surprised like me.
Meanwhile, we log into our group on Ravelry and write to each other about current projects our yarn colors and choices, and how excited we are. It is fun to be getting to know knitters from around the world.
If you haven't heard of Ravelry yet, it is an on-line community for knitters and crocheters. It is a place to show off your completed projects and your UFO's(UnFinished Objects). You can join groups of knitters with similar interests as you and also look up patterns for projects you want to knit. You can also see what those ideas look like finished, as someone else has probably already made it and has it posted. Designers can sell their patterns on Ravelry too, and I have many of my designs listed for sale under TerrificFibers.
Mainly, Ravelry is just a lot of fun and a fun place to belong to.