Friday, March 5, 2010

Fiber Arts Friday - #TwitKAL

I've been working on the Twitter Knit Along for some time now and still have a ways to go.

We officially started on January 27th (yes this year, I haven't been working on it that long). I actually started one day early since I was confused by the pattern and was given advice on how to get started.

I ended up starting this shawl 5 times and finally changed to a less slippery yarn which helped alot.

We were supposed to finish on 2/17.  However, with all of the new to me stitches and the fact that this is a shawl and not a hat, I thought four weeks was agressive.  I figured it would be a good challenge and with so many other people working on the same pattern, there would be some resources available when I got stuck.

I think most people finished on time, but a few of us decided the new deadline was April 30th.  Since that is still almost 2 months away, I think I might make it.

I have really enjoyed seeing other people's progress and feel like my knitting skills have grown. 

I'm not thrilled with how my shawl is turning out but will finish it and wear it with pride.  Mostly though, I am happy to have added a few stitches to my knitting repertoire and really enjoyed the virtual knitting circle of the #TwitKAL.

See more fibery goodness over at Wisdom Begins in Wonder today.


Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

A shawl is 4 weeks is really ambitious! I picked a large shawl for my Harry Potter Knit/Crochet House Cup, which is supposed to be a large (but challenging) 3 month project.
Go for that April 30 deadline, for sure! Congrats on adding some new knitting skills.

Holly Bee said...

What is done is really pretty!
It's hard to knit with people. I mean with yarn, but along with people.

WonderWhyGal said...

I love that you are taking up the TwitKAL, I wanted to but I barely was able to knit my Clapotis with my knitting group.

I look foward to seeing it finished and honestly, if it takes you longer it will be worth it to have it done right.

Your start is gorgeous!

Thank you for sharing in Fiber Arts Friday.

Allison said...

I'm knitting my first shawl and also learning new things. My Multnomah shawl is not as ambitious as yours. It's also part of a KAL but with no time limit (which suits me!)

Tamara said...

I am so impressed that you are knitting a shawl. I always find that I end up talking and not knitting when I am in a group. Well even at home I get distracted..But good luck. What you have done is really nice. Tamara

Bec said...

I can't wait to see the finished project. Isn't it nice to learn new things along with new projects. Have fun with it.

Anonymous said...

I love that pattern! Yours is progressing nicely!!


Kathryn Ray said...

Thank you all for your support and kind words.

I'm feeling like this shawl is a bit like working out... I will be very happy to have it done. ;-)