This is my first post. I have been wanting to post, but I was having some trouble logging on. All resolved and onto the Tilted Duster talk!
I am really enthusiastic about this project. I have been in a serious knitting funk and I was getting a little worried. I am usually really jazzed about knitting, with tons of projects going at one time, but I kind of just came to a stand still a couple of months back and really lost interest in my knitting. Maybe it is just the horrible L.A. heat. I don't know, but it was definitely out of the ordinary. All that came to a halt when I received my new copy of Interweave Knits. I was already looking forward to the mag, since it is Eunny Jang's first issue as Editor in Chief, but I was extra pleasantly surprised when I saw the gorgeous Tilted Duster on the cover. I knew I had to make it....NOW! I have a very, very extensive stash, but I had to buy the perfect yarn for this project. I decided to go with Elann's Peruvian Sierra Aran. It is very similar to the recommended yarn and it comes in some great shades. I bought the Chestnut shade, which is a nice, warm brown with lots of auburn and olive tones in it. It was shipped super quick and I was off and running.
So far, the knitting has been lots of fun. The pattern is written in a very straightforward manners, which I really appreciate. I have finished the back, two side fronts and one sleeve. I am now knitting the second sleeve ( I wish I would have thought to knit two sleeves at once on one circular. ) I can't wait to start on the skirt, but I wanted to behave and follow the pattern. I am sure finishing the whole pattern and then having to go back and knit another sleeve would have been a bummer, so I am sticking to the chronology of the pattern.
I am looking forward to seeing all the pics and reading about everyone's progress. I like to see how one pattern plays out when different people are knitting it with all types of different yarns. I will post a pic this weekend. Hopefully, I will have lots more done.
Thanks for starting this KAL. It really is nice to have someplace to go for questions and to share the experience.