Giving in to temptation….

Last week I mentioned that I wasn’t really making much progress on my socks, and that I was tempted by some exciting yarn…….

Matching gloves?

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…….. well I succumbed, because I am weak when it comes to yarn and pretty projects.

I’d been thinking of making a pair of Charm fingerless mittens from Louisa Harding’s book Three Graces for a while to match my Wagtail hat (from Mr Magpie by Louisa Harding).

Wagtail Hat crown

Wagtail Hat
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Well, on Sunday I gave in to temptation and cast on, aided and abetted by the current KAL (or knit-a-long, for the uninitiated) on the Louisa Harding Lovers group on Ravelry (come and join us, we’re very friendly!).

I can’t believe how quickly they are knitting up!  I was soon done with the cuff:

Charm KAL cuff

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…… and by the end of the day I’d nearly finished and just had the last two rows and the picot cast off to go!  (It’s amazing what you can get done whilst watching the Canadian Grand Prix!)

Ignore the oversized stitch holder.  If I’d stopped to find a smaller one I might have missed some of the action!

Charm KAL: first mitten nearly done!

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Before you ask, yes, I was very close to finishing, but when you’re falling asleep mid-row it’s time to stop and go to bed (yes, I know, I lead a very wild, rock and roll existence).

I’ve now cast off the main body of this mitten in Grace Hand Beaded and I’ve just got the thumb to knit and then I’m half way!

Some KAL participants have already finished, but shhh!  I had other things to finish first (but not my poor neglected socks). 

The Charm KAL runs from the 1st June 2013 until the 30th June and there are prizes!  If you fancy joining in, head over to the discussion board on Ravelry for full details.

Have you ever taken part in a KAL?  Did you enjoy it?

Lottie x

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5 thoughts on “Giving in to temptation….

  1. Those are going to be so pretty! And fun to wear. No, I’ve never done a KAL, because time I can call my own has been pretty limited and erratic for the past few years, and it just would be too much pressure. But someday, I hope, that will change and then it would be fun!

    • Thank you! I have the same trouble with KALs which is why I’ve not done any before. I was going to knit this pattern anyway at some point, so I already had the yarn and pattern, otherwise I don’t think I would have been so keen. Unfortunately I think other commitments might hinder me in finishing before the 30th June deadline! I think I need a KAL with 3 months (for something small) to 18 months (for a sweater) as a time limit! Then it would be relaxing 🙂

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