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Crazyheart for Jones

February 15, 2018

My KAL Record

Confession: I have a pretty terrible track record for KALs. I go in with a lot of enthusiasm, but then something shiny (or soft, or speckled, or otherwise exciting) crosses my path and BAM, my project is off the rails and at the bottom of the knit pile. This has happened *ahem* a few times and I almost skipped the HOMS KAL, (all the details here) admitting I might not finish even before it started, but I figured I’d give myself another shot at knitting with a bit of stick-to-it-iveness.

Now, I am an adult (mostly), and if I want to put some knitting by the wayside to work on something else, that is totally allowed (in my humble opinion). My Mum likes to call me a ‘creative type’, and sometimes that means jumping on an idea as soon as you have it, but there is also something to be said for finishing what you start, and this project is definitely gonna be the latter!

The Sweater

When we were putting together the HOMS book Emily and I got to knit a few of the wee sizes. I knit the beautiful Wholehearted for Hunter, the Brightheart for Bodhi, my own Tenderheart for Jones. I knit up an Ironheart for this tutorial, and for our HOMS kick off KAL I knit up a Hearthstone for Bodhi. There are only 2 sweaters in the book I haven’t knit yet! I’ve been so excited for the Crazyheart ever since I first saw it and I had the perfect yarn in mind.

Sleeves and body are accomplished and now for the yoke! It helps that the weather has been wet and terrible, and that I can knit a sweater body in the dark at the movie theater. I have been hanging on to these lovely skeins of Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘wicked pacific’ for a while. They were always intended to be a sweater for Jones, and his sweater wardrobe is the slimmest so it was meant to be! I have a good range of blues and greys in Sweater, and I think this Crazyheart needs a hot hit of acid green…or maybe highlighter yellow?

How about you, how is your KAL track record? Do you also get distracted mid-project?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Bindy permalink
    February 21, 2018 5:39 pm

    Oh my gosh, yes. SOOOO distractable over here. We will not discuss how man WIPs are stored under my bed right now. Given that’s part of my personality, I tell myself that I can use library books and craft projects to be ‘promiscuous’ on (to borrow an analogy from the Yarn Harlot), and have husband, work deadlines and so-on to be dedicated to.

  2. Lisa o McMeekin permalink
    February 15, 2018 9:21 pm

    This is my second Fair Isles sweater, am doing the Berrocco KAL that was supposed to be a much stiffer yarn, that i couldn’t wear, so changed that. I will steek eventually it since it will get much more wear than a pullover. I did pick a bottom up pattern but am agonizing over the design!! I keep changing my it, creating new ones, changing colors,etc. I am terrible about trying to keep up on KAL as i usually have too many things going on….but i am commited now!!
    NOW, I see that lovely pattern on the sleeve above-please tell me which pattern this is from-i need it!?!

    • February 19, 2018 1:18 pm

      Hi Lisa – the Crazyheart pattern, and the sleeve detail are both from Heart on my Sleeve (available until the end of February)

  3. Kelly H. permalink
    February 15, 2018 7:13 am

    I’ve never done a KAL (too much pressure??) but my distracted during mid-project record is solid! I’m working on an Oblique by Veronik Avery and though I love the finished project I’m trudging through the almost-all-lace work. I spend more time than I ought looking at and planning other things I *could* be doing, but THIS time I’m (hoping) to be monogamous. (We’ll see…)

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