I am a member of the Knitspot Fall In Full Color Club (great patterns, lovely yarns), and this group also has one rockin' Ravelry Group "clubhouse"-chat-thing going on. Knitters from all over the world! We just got our January yarn and pattern this past week. Lookie:
There are 3 versions of the project to choose from: an infinity scarf, or a flat scarf or stole. Stephanie is doing the infinity scarf, and Carol and I doing the stole (except I am modifying the stole a bit and removing the lacy scalloped edging and replacing it the with straight edge that appears on the infinity scarf).
We had a really good time, although little progress was made. Stephanie had started hers yesterday but then had to re-start today. Carol ripped and had to cast-on several times for some reason or another. I got mine going, but the first couple of rows were a bear! We were there for 3 hours (I'd say two of those were knitting, we ate lunch too), and I only got 4 rows done! Nupps in the first row! Pattern action on both sides! Gah! And even though I could feel that I was sort of getting into the swing of things by the 4th row and was working faster, I then realized that the fabric I was producing was too flimsy. I need to start over with a smaller needle. Poo!
So. It's like I didn't really do much of anything.
Except make new friends, of course
Which is even better than a shawl. ;-)