KAL me maybe

I’m a huge fan of designers, Wendy D Johnson, Kirsten Kapur and Stephen West. I have others that I like also but these three always have mystery knit alongs (MKAL). Kirsten and Wendy tend to schedule their summer shawl KALs in June so I alternate years. This year it’s Kirsten’s turn so I signed on and bought yarn (no I seriously didn’t have any stash yarn that will work) and was all set to cast on Saturday morning. This week I realized that to participate I’d have to put the Evenstar to sleep and I really don’t want to do this. I’ve committed to a sweater KAL with the Knit Girllls.(No it’s not engraved in stone and I can and do change my mind) And the Danville KTOG group is planning a Color Affection KAL in July. So after looking at my queue and even rearranging it I decided that no way can I knit along with Kirsten during June. I did buy Wendy’s pattern also but will knit it at a later time. But tomorrow is another day and I may get out my needles and yarn and KAL me maybe. I can always put it to sleep if it doesn’t work out, right? That covers just (k)nits casting on.

Speaking of Evenstar and Just (k)nits in progress, I’m beading right along and making good progress. I’m battling allergies so gave it a rest today as yesterday I spent as much time tinking. The yarn is Wollmeise Lace-garn in Amethyst Light colorway on US size 3 needles.2013-05-30 18.10.04

turtle, TURTLE is taking a bit longer than I’d planned. It’s a pretty big piece. As you can see I still have the head and patches left to knit. I’m hoping to finish it by next post.The yarn is GnomeAcres Chunky Scruffy Gnome Unicorn Freckles and Cascade 220. I’m using US size 5 needles.2013-05-30 18.37.07

Just (k)nits for others is Buttons Cardigan in Liberty Wool.I’m hoping this will be finished by next weekend. I’m using one of my new gadgets for this piece, circular stitch holders. See the photo on the right. Clover makes them and they come in two lengths.It’s like a  combination cable and tapestry needle. In past I’ve used waste yarn or an extra cable for sleeve stitches but this is much easier.2013-05-30 18.37.502013-05-30 18.38.06

Friday of last week I caught another Fibernymph update. I wanted several of her colorways so left a few minutes early for work so I could be at my computer for the update at 9. I arrived at work to discover that we had not internet. But I was able to get Just (k)nits to be How Now Purple Cow self striping in the Bounce base via iPhone.2013-05-30 18.38.26

Till next time, no frogs, no tinks, just knits.

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1 Response to “KAL me maybe”


  1. 1 Diane June 1, 2013 at 12:25 am

    I have debated on both those KALs all week too. I would have to buy yarn for the TTL KAL so decided against that, but am still debating on Wendy’s. I’m buying the patterns just in case. I also saw this one http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kelbourne-woolens-mystery-kal, which is with lace weight, but don’t know about that either. Decisions, decisions!


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