Monday, July 24, 2017

I can't KAL

I love the idea of a good KAL. Of getting together at Knit Night and working on the same project with others; of helping pick out colors; of seeing the progress from each person. And ultimately being jealous of the one person that has unlimited hours to knit, while I'm stuck at work.

I love the idea of KAL's. In practice however, I suck at them.

I participated in a shawl KAL when I first joined my knitting group. 3 inches into the pattern I realized this was not the project for me. And it wasn't the patterns fault; I have it saved and want to make it again a different time. It was the yarn/pattern combination that I wasn't happy with. So I frogged the whole thing.

Fast forward 4 years, and my Mom and I were going to do a sock KAL. We have the same skein of yarn, and we were going to see how it knits up in different patterns. Mom has one cuff on, and I have...the yarn skeined.
We talked about doing a sweater KAL...and I'm sure that will work out as well as our socks.

I am, however, doing pretty well with my Camp Loopy projects. I've been trucking along on my Daybreak Shawl like mg life depended on it. I got a lot of knitting done over the weekend (especially on Sunday while DH went fishing), and only have 4 boarder repeats to go. And I'm super excited to finish it. I don't know how many stitches are on the needle, and honestly I don't want to know;the number is only going to depress me. Hopefully I'll get it done this weekend, so I can move on to the next thing! We'll see how that goes...

Friday, July 7, 2017

Of projects and knitting mojo

November would mark the 3 year hiatus of this blog. Three years! How does that happen? I wish I could update this blog with something exciting, but it's still the same old stuff here. Work, home, garden, knit, repeat.
Work is work, my garden is doing horribly this year, and my knitting is at a bit of a stand still, because I just don't have any knitting Mojo.

But speaking of knitting Mojo, I'm forcing myself to take part in this years Camp Loopy; a online knitting camp hosted by a yarn shop in Colorado.  I say "force myself" because while I'm in love with the projects I've picked, and the yarn I've purchased, and the chatter threads are super fun to read, I don't want to work on anything. When I get home I want to sit on my couch and not do anything. Nothing is capturing my attention. 
July Camp Loopy Project
But I've finished June's project, and I'm a little bit into July's project, so we'll see how it goes! Who knows, maybe I'll even have an update in a weeks time! 

I make no promises....