Choose Your Own Adventure

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When I was younger I LOVED choose your own adventure books.  Do you remember those books?  These were typically young reader books written from a second-person point of view where the reader assumes the role of the protagonist.  The reader then (and this is the fun part) makes choices at particular points of the story that will change the next action points and has an effect on the story's outcome.  My favorite was a book I had about Puss In Boots and I remember reading it over and over again always enjoying different plot twists and turns and a number of different endings.

Anyways.  I'm taking you down memory lane because I've just joined a Knit-Along (KAL).  But this isn't just any sort of normal KAL - but instead this is a Mystery KAL AND a Choose your Own Adventure KAL!

This KAL is from the amazing designer Ysolda Teague called Follow Your Arrow mystery KAL.  With over 32 different shawl outcomes I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing all the projects.  The KAL starts January 13th (links to register are here).  And because it's a virtual KAL we are all communicating via the Ysolda Ravelry Group.

I did a stash dive this past weekend.  I've never knit a shawl that needed so much yarn (as I've only done shawlettes).  But I'm thinking about using: 

Knit-a-Licious by J. Knits in the colorway Boston.  I purchased this yarn while visiting home (hence the colorway name being so appro).  I know the gauge isn't exactly correct as this yarn is labeled as cobweb and the patterns calls for fingering.  But I think this yarn is a in-between cobweb and fingering.  And really do we need perfect gauge for a shawl (could be words that come back to bite me!).   

This is my first KAL and I'm excited, so we'll see how it goes.  Stay tuned! 


Kristin said…
I'm doing this KAL too and I can't wait! I'll be using MadTosh Merino Light in Tart, a beautiful deep red colorway. This is going to be awesome.
Maggie said…
What an awesome idea! Choose Your Own Adventure for Knitting... I love it.