Friday, July 23, 2010

A little note on Gail (aka Nightsongs)

Lately I've been noticing an increase in Gail's popularity.  It seems there were still a bunch of people who had never heard of it before.  Who knew there was knitting outside Ravelry? (ok, that was a lame joke).

Here is the deal, I tend to be blunt, and the following might sound like rudeness - it's not.  It's just the way I talk.  I hope you guys will understand where I'm coming from.

Gail was published almost two years ago.  All I had to say about it is already said.  I cannot and WILL NOT give hands on help for it.  Not because I'm mean, but because it was all said and done before.
I will say this, though.  Gail was never meant for beginners and when I published it, it was meant for a very small audience - I never thought so many people would want to knit it.

If you have questions/wants to talk about it/wants to curse me, here are a few links that will help you:

- The pattern page.  Make sure to look at the shawls done by other people too.  Chances are, someone already answered your question in their project's page.  This is also the fastest way to find out which yarn/color I used in the original one.

- The group's link.  Here you'll find out a place to vent, ask questions, talk about almost anything you want and also links to a few FAQs.

- FAQ for Gail.  All the important stuff.

If there is something you didn't find on the links above, feel free to post it to the group (second link above).  It's the fastest, best way to get a good response (instead of my cryptic ramblings).

BTW, there are at least two Gail KALs going on right now on Ravelry.  To find them, click on the "forum posts" tab on the pattern's page (first link above).

You need to be a Ravelry member to see the links above.  Joining is fast and painless.  I highly recommend you do join.  If you think Gail is nice, wait until you see what else is available there(warning: I will not be held responsible for your queue list exploding or your day becoming shorter due to the time you will spend on Ravelry).


  1. You're not mean. Just because you wrote a pattern doesn't mean you have to hold everyone's hand while they knit it.

  2. Time spent on Ravelry... time spent on Ravelry... you ARE mean!!! :-}

  3. Not that I am a beginner, but I never had a single problem with Gail, and I have knit three because it's beautiful so THANK YOU :)