Okie dokie boys, Here comes the tally so far and with that I will also spell out the pros/cons as I see them. (and remember I see the world through bourbon colored glasses.... all the way to the bottom of the glass I'll have you know!!!!!) And please correct me if I put you in the wrong place.
Boxers: 6 people interested in this project.
Chris (being myself), Kenny, WillyG, Millard, (of whom I must measure for correct fit and gauge and must double check twice and who is also responsible for pushing the price of crawdads through the roof via that darn Saints thing or some such nonsense), AmBush (I didn't even have to guess on that one Aaron), and Scottly.
Clogs: 1 person interested but a talented man who could knit a slipcover for the Taj Mahal on a crowded bus if he put his mind to it with a bented pair of addies if he had to while kintting blind with pink eye.
Mr hugzzzz himself! (cheering round of applause!)
Felted Christmas stocking: 3 people interested but I only can count two as Bradley and Eric are still conjoined newlyweds that cannot be surgically separated. Let's pray for them. Along with them is Mitchpro8.
Now for those who I'm not sure about... there are:
Lars (who is just a spinnin' fool as of late and couldn't care less about us "muggles" Bless your heart.
Yarn guy... who sounds like he is sort of sick of clogs but not sure.
MMario I just don't know where to put you dude!
Now as far as the boxers are concerned. Both Kenny and myself have been trying desperately to get at least a discount on the price of the pattern. He called the company himself and it was a resounding "no". I went through my LYS and tried to do the same with the company rep. Nope, they is not goin' in for this ignunce. So therefore we would each have to buy our own pattern. The cheapest I've found. 5 bucks on the net. Which leads us to the clogs.
Clogs. Fiber trends pattern Ac33 (crap I hope that's right) anyway again around 5 buck for the pattern BUT normally readily available. (read no shipping cost) Please note that on this project there is an OLD pattern and a NEW pattern. The only change in the new is that it gives additional rows for a wide foot. And if your foot is that big. .... I wanna meet you!
Christmas Stocking. Pattern free but a fairly easy pattern that has it's good and bad points. It is knit flat then seamed up the back. If you have never knit socks before you can see just how a sock goes together, I think, more easily. Drawback.... not challenging for the more seasoned knitter.
So....... There you have it... Let ME know if you want to vote for one project or I am even up to doing all three as a KAL! If fact it would be interesting to have three patterns going at one time and look at the results, triumphs and tortures of each project. What worked for some, what part of the pattern sucks y'all know what I'm talking about. It's a great array of skills and budgets.
Do you want to vote on it????
Be warned... I am going to set a date.
Love y'all and thanks for being so interested and supportive of this online community,