Andi, my online buddy, at My Sister’s Knitter had the most brilliant idea for a KAL (Knit-A-Long) and CAL (Crochet-A-Long).  She encouraged herself and the rest of us to get all our UFOs, then decide if we’re going to finish them or frog them.  If we’re going to finish them, we can do it together — from July 20th – Sept 30th.  We don’t have to be working on the same projects; the idea is just to get together and see how many projects we can each finish.  It doesn’t hurt that there are prizes!  😛   Since my stash is threatening to bury me, my motivation is to actually get stuff done and socialize.

She’s started a Ravelry group here and we’d love to have you join us.  The more the merrier!  Being the lazy bum that I am, (what?!!!  #don’t judgeme)  LOLOL … don’t be surprised if you see my projects shared between my Craft Book Challenge, Summer Sizzle Dash list and Andi’s My Sister’s Knitter KAL / CAL.  😛

I didn’t realise I had so many projects in the unfinished state.  Good God in heaven!  Some I’ve started, some I’ve swatched, some are just there — looking sad.  Callin’ mah name!!!  Begging me to finish them!  😀

I know I wouldn’t finish everything but here’s a list of some of my UFOs (some you’ve seen already):

  1. Shabby I-phone Case
  2. Crochet Bag — from Lucy at Attic24
  3. Tuva Hat   Completed 8.11.2013
  4. My first pair of socks
  5. Blackberry Salad Blanket
  6. Drips (hat)
  7. Random Cotton Dish-cloths
  8. Bandana Cowl
  9. 22.5 degrees Shawl
  10. Zuni Shawl
  11. Common Ground Cardigan — I know I’m not going to finish this, it’s just too hot right now but I wanted to still put it on the list.
  12. Honey Cowl — a gift for my co worker.
  13. Giant, Giant, Granny Square Blanket.  It’s ridiculous.  This is for my god-son; I started this before hie was born — he’s one now!  🙄
  14. High Plains Drifter — this is my Rhinebeck 2013 project
  15. Pulina
  16. Brain-Made Shawlette


  • Pink: Items I think I can finish
  • Green: Items that I’ll work on when the ones in pink are done.

Yep … 16 of them puppies.  And I have more.  🙄  I have to go to rehab.  My startitis/wipitis disease is taking over my work basket.

IMG_2805I need to finish projects as much as I start them.  I like KALs/CALs but sometimes being pressed for time, I don’t get to participate as much as want to.  I especially love this one from Andi, since it allows me to work on what I’ve already started and not the same pattern(s) as everyone else.  I have to really make an effort to find time to do something creative every day.  That was one of my new year’s goals and it’s one that I haven’t met fully so far this year.  But I’m going to try my best with this KAL / CAL — even if all I do is knit or crochet one row per day.

I guess when I get up tomorrow it’ll be “get ready, set, GO!!!” 😀

14 thoughts on “WIP KAL/CAL

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  3. sam July 26, 2013 / 9:40 pm

    It is a fabulous idea. And you are super sweet to add to the bounty 🙂
    I had a ‘yikes’ moment when I also realised how many wips were hanging out in the to-do pile :))

    • Nicky July 27, 2013 / 12:10 pm

      I had to stop listing mine … LOLOL! The list was just getting too long! 😀

  4. Variegated Stacks July 25, 2013 / 11:59 am

    Wow thanks so much for inspiring me to join the WIP KAL/CAL. I will be working on creating my list…stop by to see it.

    • Nicky July 27, 2013 / 12:15 pm

      Heading over to your spot now! I’m glad you decided to join … the more the merrier. 😀

  5. Preeti July 22, 2013 / 12:22 pm

    This is so great because you get to pick a project from your WIP basket that suits your mood and work on it. Every little bit of progress will go towards converting all of these into great finished projects!!!

    • Nicky July 24, 2013 / 7:54 pm

      I think that’s why I love this one and the stash dash so much! I can work on whatever strikes my fancy. 😀

  6. Andi July 21, 2013 / 6:00 pm

    That you for mentioning my KAL. Actually our KAL, as it has taken on a life of it’s own. I love that there are so many of us crazy cast-on peeps. You and Jody are both so organized with your goals and lists!

    • Nicky July 24, 2013 / 7:54 pm

      LOLOL! I have to be or else I’ll be all over the place!

  7. Jody July 21, 2013 / 6:02 am

    Yay we’re both in the KAL together! I just wrote a post about it too, and realized how much I need to knit each week if I’m going to hit my goal. Oy. But better to know now if I have a chance of hitting it.

    We can do it together!

    • Nicky July 21, 2013 / 9:16 am

      I think I have to do some planning today. I’m not going to finish all but I’d really like to make a good go at this. I think if I utilise my time really well; I can finish about 10 of these items comfortably.

      Looking forward to doing this with you too! Yay! Happy dance! 😀

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