So today is Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. This year I’m giving up Cakes, Biscuits and Chocolate (but not drinking Chocolate as that is exempt according to a nun I used to know). I’m doing this to encourage OH as he is doing the same. I’m also going to eat more healthily. So that’s my giving up!
My doing something positive is going to be reading certain books that are going to be encouraging me in making positive changes in my life. I’ll probably blog a bit about them.
On the pins for Lent is going to be a mix of knitting for me and knitting for charity. I’m going to be finishing my failed Ravellenics sock project and as part of the #sheeptweeps KAL knitting a cowl.
So what are your Lenten plans dear reader?
I am a knitter and I am on twitter. I was asked on Twitter if I wanted to join an online KAL using Twitter and Ravelry to communicate our progress. A KAL is the abbreviation of Knit A Long.
I have a confession to make. I am a KAL virgin. Sure there have been times when some of my fellow knitters and I have been working on the same project – like when nearly everyone at Stitch Solihull was knitting Wingspan. I helped to knit for the pillars but this was different. This was to start at the same time and to be finished by a certain date.
At first I wasn’t sure if I should join in. I’ve got lots of things to knit before Christmas and yep some are presents. Once I looked at the pattern I realised that it was a project that could be transportable so I agreed. So I casted on a pattern called Sun Dial. They are a pair of fingerless mittens. On Friday night I finished them!
I have enjoyed the experience. It was nice in a strange way to be part of something that was global and yet small at the same time. I’ve decided to give them to a friend along with a ball of the same yarn. She wants to learn how to knit and so I’m going to try and teach her. It should be good fun!