New KAL – NOT!

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So I had this post wrote up about a new KAL I was taking part in for the Botany Shawl from Tincanknits’ Handmade in the UK. I was going to talk about the pattern, and the yarn I was using and how much fun it has been. However, shortly after these photos were taken I frogged the whole thing.

You see, I didn’t like the match up of yarn and pattern. While I love this 100% alpaca in this lovely natural grey color, it just wasn’t working for the pattern. I felt the stitches were too hidden for it. So off to the frog pond it went. No more KAL for me.

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I’m not sure what I’ll knit with this yarn, but I had a couple Jared Flood patterns faved for it back in the day. Maybe sometime I’ll dig one of those patterns and use up this yarn.  As for the Botany Shawl, I don’t have another yarn in the stash that would make this pattern shine, so for now it will go back into the queue.

Sorry for the lack of blogging, I’ll have a post up in a few days explaining why it has died down and why it will probably be a bit slow for the coming months (it’s nothing major, but just some changes in my life.)

Until next time…

-AMU

2 thoughts on “New KAL – NOT!

  1. Shame because it seems to be a nice shawl, but it’s better to frog than to work on something that it’s not of your satisfaction 🙂
    I’m working on another of Tin Can Knits’ items from that very same book.
    All the best

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