Tuesday, September 17, 2013

KAL mania!

I'm banging out my projects as best I can, but have run into a few things to delay me.

Of course, there's the wild and crazy Westknits Mystery KAL going on right now, and I think Stephen's outdone himself. At least the first clue is quite entertaining and challenging, while still providing lots of garter stitch TV knitting time. Kudos, Stephen!

Clue 1 Progress

The knitalong is called Color Craving, and I gotta say I'm in love with the colors I picked. I think it's gonna be a winner. During my knitting by the Wissahickon, I had taken photos of my possible color combos, and I'm glad I did. It had been my #3 choice, but photographing it enabled me to see how well the colors work together.  My color pop is the Blue Spruce color, thanks to Yarndude.  

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And then there's a KAL going on over at my favorite KAL spot, GirlsInSheepClothing. The fabulous and talented Mel has turned out a shawl that looks like it will be a very pleasant knit. Rachel's Shawl is a lovely knit with a soulful story, and through the end of October, 100% of the proceeds are being given to a good cause. Check it out!  I think I have my yarn picked out, but I'm still mulling it over while I try to get some deadline knitting out of the way. It's tough to refrain, but I've gotta behave over the next couple weeks!!

Back to the Countdown Challenge: I recently finished a second Pterotactyl shawl for the KAL going on in Ravelry. Actually, I started it before the handspun version, but it took a bit longer. I love how it turned out.

Pterotactyl

Pterotactyl

"Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crises." And KALs.