Monday, May 04, 2009

The Times They Are A Changin'

If you asked me two weeks ago how I felt about KALs, I would have said they are good for some people, but not for me. Normally, I can't keep up with them (if there is a deadline) or I immediately tire of the project at hand (nothing is more aversive for me than everyone knitting the same thing). Well, I must admit that my tune has changed thanks to the Harry Potter Knitting/Crochet House Cup on Ravelry. I think a healthy dose of competition is encouraging me to knit like the wind. I finished my Bella's Fingerless Mittens yesterday and am now starting the Hurry Up It's Spring Armwarmers. I just keep thinking about how I can earn my house (Gryffindor) more house points.

Okay, enough chitchat! Back to knitting!


  1. Oh! those turned out lovely! I like the color, and... you knit them with two circulars instead of dpns? I've gotta try that... really. :(

    I'm still debating wether to join a kal or a cal, but I've always thought I have not enough time to do so!!!!!!! maybe I will now that you've braved!

  2. I know! I feel the same way -- it has motivated to finish SO MANY THINGS! Instead of just starting and losing interest and moving on to the next thing.

  3. Those gloves are great! I love the color that you picked. It is so fun.

    Also, oh my gosh there is a Harry Potter knitting contest on ravelry! I must check this out.