I've done very few Knit-Alongs (KALs) in my years of "online" knitting. Audrey was the first -- and came so early in my blogging career that I didn't even know how to hyperlink!
I never finished that sweater*, but I've rarely learned so much from a single project! My first encounter with in-depth discussions of increases and decreases -- and that there were so many ways to do them -- came via that KAL. There were in-depth discussions about every aspect of that sweater and pattern and it was fascinating to be a part of it!
It's a safe bet to say I'd never have worn that sweater even if I'd finished. Ever. Adorable sweater, but completely wrong for my body shape and type. (The Vespa made me do it, I'm sure!) It was the throwing in of the towel by the venerable Bonne Marie Burns that "gave me permission" to admit the same and the confidence to frog it all.
It was so liberating! I've frogged a few projects since then, too. It certainly hurts, but it feels so good to reclaim good materials and try again!
My first mystery KAL was a bit of a bust, but I'm ready to try again. And I'm starting today!
This is some Knit Picks Bare Lace Weight that I've had around for a while. I'd dyed it a while ago and it turned out a shade of magenta -- that seems to be my default color. I decided to overdye it to give it a richer red feel -- and, being red, it's next to impossible to photograph so the photo has been manipulated and the color is not true... but believe me that it's a nice deep red and I do love it.
Trying again. Katie will have to... She learned yesterday that she wasn't awarded the scholarship that was the make-or-break deal for school in Scotland this fall... this fall. There's always next fall...
Happy weekend! Trying anything?
*Nor have I finished Cromarty, the successor sweater.
**I'm pondering possibilities for the summer games.