Life is full of acronyms. The one that I have been wrapped up in for the last few months is KAL or Knit Along.
A group agree to knit an item or a specific pattern, or anything really! Sometimes there is a deadline, sometimes not. I really enjoy the encouragement and fun that ensues when you join a KAL on www.ravelry.com with people from all over the world.
Most of the KALs I've joined have seen me using Skein Yarns, which are just lovely. We've made a few things...
I suggested a 'Brooklet' KAL...
Took part in a Lacweight Cardigan KAL...(gold star for perseverence!)
I used a lovely Skein Yarn for the Rustling Leaves Beret KAL and Skein Gift KAL
and finished my 'Yarrowitch' for a shawl KAL.
I love seeing what others make for the KALs and giving encouragement when they feel like frogging their creation.
THOUGH...it has becoming a little obsessive and in 2012 I'm going to try and reign it in a little.
One I will be doing and completing is this one...
7 pairs of socks in 2012 all made in beautiful Posh Yarn. Dee and Tony dye fabulous colours. I've already got a limey green, a vibrant melony orange, and a foresty green stashed and look forward to collecting more.
Choosing patterns to knit these seven socks is going to be a delight! There are so many wonderful designs and I'd really like to challenge myself to learning some new techniques. Do you think you might join us?