I enjoy “a-longs” — knit-alongs (KALs), crochet-alongs (CALs), stitch-alongs (SALs). Being part of a group working on the same project at the same time is fun. It’s nice to be able to ask questions and get feedback on your efforts. And I really enjoy seeing everyone’s interpretation of the same pattern.
Mystery KALs offer another twist. Everyone works along together, but what the finished project is and/or will look like remains an unknown until the end. This may not be for everyone, but I’ve been enjoying these mystery kals a great deal lately.
Which is a little surprising really. I’m a pretty structured kind of person. I like to have all my ducks in a row before I start a project. When I’m knitting I like to give some thought to matching patterns and yarns, reading through the pattern to be sure I’m comfortable with all the techniques. I prefer to select projects that I can use or gift. Bottom line — I like to be in charge of my knitting.
So the question here is . . . What’s a gal like me doing in so many mystery kals? I can’t explain it. I have three different mystery projects going on right now — three. I’m definitely stepping out of my comfort zone.
After a bit of a slump, these projects are getting me enthused about my knitting again. So for me . . . yea mysteries! How about you? Do you enjoy “a-longs” and/or mysteries?
Must knit on my mysteries now. I hope to have pictures and more information on WIP Wednesday and, hopefully, I’ll have one finished for FO Friday.
Enjoy your day!