Hey everyone! I’m baaaack for a thing!
All prizes for the Brave New Year KAL have been sent out! Thanks for joining! I know I said I wasn’t good at KALs, but I’m doing another one.
“Fuck it, I’m Fine!” KAL
Let’s stop putting off knitting ourselves pretty, nice things because we want to be skinnier or are waiting to have clothes fit better, don’t feel like we deserve nice pretty things. More information can be found in the KAL chatter thread. Basically, knit yourself a piece of clothing that fits now. No more waiting for that ideal whatever.
- KAL is already underway
- Knit something according to current measurements (ease doesn’t matter, just try to knit something that will fit you now, ease or no ease)
- Try to love the body you’re in, positivity!
- WIPs allowed as long as they follow the rules and theme of this KAL.
- Deadline is September 30, 2018.
- Using the #FIIFKAL hashtag.
- If you’d like to donate prizes, that would be RAD.
Finished my Rose City Rollers in Regia. Yay.
Finished my April Fool Shawl by Melissa Stadja. This one has been a saga. I washed this shawl with the paper pattern in the washing machine and it just kept on rocking after that. I participated in the #aprilfookshawlkal for this as well.
My Succulents Shawl by Maria Montzka is in a bit of hibernation right now. I needed the needle tips and the rows are starting to get too long for me to focus on.
Kitty Yin Yang Socks are most likely getting frogged because my floats are way too tight.
I swatched and cast on my Mount Pleasant Top, which is what I’m using for the #FIIFKAL. I’m using some beautiful yarn from Jess at Haven Yarn and Fibre Arts. I love this pattern, it’s so well written and formatted and I am pretty excited about knitting myself a thing to wear that isn’t a shawl.
I’ve still been sewing my rope baskets. Having a hard time controling the shape lately, resorting to keeping notes.
I WANT TO SEW. If you have any tips, tools, tricks, books, channels, tutorials etc for a garment sewing noob like myself, I would love to have em!
PLANT LADY STUFF – I’m killing my succulents. Anyone have any tips?
PERSONAL BLA BLAs
Turned 31 – Resorting to get my shit together this year. Trying to get my finances and life under control. Get my stuff organized, get my space cleaned out, get my head cleared out etc.
Recently diagnosed with ADHD and the new meds and changes that have been happening because of that are a little exhausting but good.
Started crisis counselling at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton – Hard work, but good work, but definitely affecting my “feeling like a normal person who can do things and not feel exhausted while doing them” thing. Learning some serious self compassion here, folks.
ALSO PLANNING A WEDDING GUYS. I’m getting married on January 20th, 2018 and we are in swing here. Looking to do a wedding shawl, if you have suggestions for pretty winter wedding knits, let me know! So far I’m considering the Dancing With Bears shawl for my wedding shawl but am open to other things as well.
THAT’S ABOUT IT. If you have questions or I missed something you wanted to know more about, just hit me up and I can answer any questions you have.