MKAL 2021: SOME NOTES BEFORE STARTING 😊
This year’s BLANKET MKAL is a bit different than the ones I hosted before, and I wanted to share some thoughts before you start knitting. Grab a cup of tea and read on.
PERFECTION VS. ENJOYMENT
Many people (me included) struggle when detecting a mistake in the knitting. In the past I’ve frogged my knitting in frustration countless times. Maybe it happened to you too.
You notice that you’ve made a cable turn the other way 20 rows ago.
Or that you closed the hole left for a yarn over instead of leaving it open.
What to do?
Is it really important to “fix it”?
Well, if with each row you feel compelled to rip out you also lose a little of joy for the activity, what’s the point?
For me, today, none.
I’m still a work in progress though, and sometimes I catch myself making excuses in my head (“hey, I was knitting while trying to figure out what was going on in the second season of Westworld”). But I do not frog anymore. And I think I’m a happier knitter than before.
I embraced this idea of taking pleasure from the knitting throughout all my squares. I did make a few little mistakes that you may notice (I will point out a couple).
(See what I did there? I said “little mistakes” instead of just “mistakes”… I told you, work in progress…)
Therefore, my main recommendation here is: have fun!
WOULD THE PATTERNS REMAIN FREE IN MY BLOG?
As I told you when presenting this MKAL, I want as many people as possible to be able to join. That’s the main reason for publishing each square for free in my blog as soon as they come out.
However, I will ask that, if you are following the free posts but don’t have time right now to knit the squares, please take the time to copy them. In a notebook, making a capture of the screen, whatever…
Because I will take down the free posts for the KAL around 10 days after finishing. (I did it almost 1 year after!)
I will remind you of this closer to the date.
CAN YOU BUY THE ENTRY TO THE MKAL IF IT HAS ALREADY STARTED?
Of course! You can buy it at any point and receive all the patterns shared so far, either HERE in my website or in Ravelry HERE.
It does not matter when you finish them, right? So, I don’t think it’s important when you start 😉 You’re welcome at any time. And, once the MKAL is finished, you’ll also find the entire collection in my shops.
I’ll be sharing some photos and tips on Instagram during the MKAL and would love to see your progress over there too! Please share it using the hashtag #ohlalanablanketMKAL2021
(If you are not in IG, don’t worry. All important info required for making the blocks will be in the corresponding post or PDF file.)
See you tomorrow with the pattern for Block 1!