summer sweater knit along - my yarn & pattern reveal!

i can hardly put in words how excited i am to start the summer sweater knit along!  see that pic above....that is my  yarn!!!!!!!!!! squeal!!!! yep...yummy isn't it!  it's been very, very, hard to not cheat and just cast on. after i did my swatch all i wanted to do was knit, knit, and knit! it's that gorgeous and pics don't even do it justice.  it screams summer to me and the tones are just scrumptious.  i kinda just want to eat a non weirdo

yarn: yellow label dk by tanis fiber arts in colorway pink grapefruit
the yarn is colorway pink grapefruit and is yellow label dk from the lovely tanis fiber arts.  a fellow canadian whose yarn is simply to squeal for!  drool worthy yarn that i have been coveting and wanting to knit with for ages.  i'm so excited to not have to pet my pals skeins anymore and will soon get to cuddle up in my very own knit into something silver by veera valimaki.  perfection if you ask 

pattern: something silver by veera valimaki

things have been busy over in our ravelry group already and i can tell you that i know i'm not the only knitter just dying to cast on...i love the excitement!  it's super fun!  i want to see your pics too!  show me your yarn, show off your pattern choice and then link your post up in our linky party at the bottom of the post.  each week when i post on wednesday you guys can also link up your summer sweater kal posts too!  simply enter in your name/url and then viola!  linky party!  we can then check out each other's blog posts, show some comment luv and drool over each others yarn stashes!  i hope you'll join in!

there are also new topics in our ravelry threads this time round to keep us all organized.  you'll find topics for your wip's, a gallery to show them off and also ones for your fo's too!  i think it will make it a lot easier to follow along with all the chat going on in there.  i hope you'll all chat away :) you'll also find some awesome moderators who help me to help you in our fun loving ravelry group.  there is rebecca (nook), sandra (3pumpkinslittle), and kelly (CelticCastOn) - these gals are all avid and very savvy knitters.  thanks for your help ladies! and if you're not already part of ravelry join in!  it's free and seriously awesome!  it's like facebook for knitters times ten!  a huge resource and a great way to make dear friends :)  but don't worry, you can still be part of the knit along even if you aren't on ravelry.  instead of showing off your pics in our ravelry group you can add them to our flickr group!  we all love seeing each other's handiwork!

i've also got a yummy summery button for you all to sport on your blogs too! the more peeps knitting in the summertime the better :)

at the end of the kal there will be our usual "starring you" post (my fave) followed by a crazy awesome giveaway!!!  you know i love me a kal giveaway!  all of our awesome sponsors and i mean awesome people are listed below and are all generously donating prizes for our summer sweater kal!!!! make sure to pop by their sites/shops and show them some luv!  trust me....they are all drool worthy!  don't forget that to be eligible for the giveaway you need to make sure you are signed up for the knit along by filling out the form below.  you aren't able to be entered in the giveaway if you aren't signed up :)

enter the summer sweater knit along here:

and you can follow along with all things summer sweater kal here: all ready to cast on????  ready, set.....go!!!  yay!!!! thanks for knitting with me everyone!!!!

check out our awesome KAL sponsors & show them some luv! thanks guys!

join our linky party by linking up your "summer sweater kal" blog post!