Until last year, I had no idea what a KAL, CAL or MKAL is! (If you do not know, don’t worry, it is a short form of Knit Along, Crochet Along, Mystery Knit Along respectively where a group of people follow a common pattern & make their project together).
I love the idea of crochet/knit in a certain timeframe with other knitters/crocheters sharing thoughts & supporting each other. In reality, I am a bit of a let-my-mood-decide-my-project person. Maybe a shawl today, a blanket tomorrow & a hat whenever, is what my craft calendar reads like. None of them might even be completed! This makes my participation in a KAL/CAL slightly unsure.
Add to that, my love-hate relationship with knitting plus my ignorance of most knitting techniques & a mystery surrounding how the project should turn up in the end (MKAL) – a recipe for stressful days, not so perfect results (?) & a dissatisfied me!
In spite of it all, I plan to try some day. I recently found an interesting MKAL in Ravelry but dropped out in the last-minute because of above said reasons & a major life change 😉
Major life change is we are relocating to Helsinki soon. Lots of packing, sorting & other moving stuff to do, not to mention we still have to find a place! So, a million things to keep me busy that I didn’t want to add my first MKAL to it.
For future reference, if you organised or participated in a MKAL, I would love to hear how you go about it. Any tips (for a beginner like me) would be highly appreciated. Thank you!