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!
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?
More TCK in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater: