Just as expected, the Wisteria Mystery Create-A-Long turned out to be an absolute blast. I simply can’t get over what an amazing little community of crafting friends we’ve created together! Some truly outstanding things happened during this event, and I’m seriously proud to have been a part of it. Thank you for making it so special!
This was the first Mystery Create-A-Long where we made an adult sized garment. I have to say….I’m really thrilled with the results. I personally find myself struggling to make these larger items when I do them on my own. I guess I’m not the most patient person in the world….as soon as I start a project, my mind wanders off to the next one. These MCALs keep me on track and I’m so glad they do!
My Wisteria projects are probably the two projects that I’m most proud of…..EVER! You should have seen me prancing around in front of my husband when I finished my crochet version of the Wisteria Cardigan. Oh and putting the knit version in the mail to my sister (it was her very belated birthday gift) didn’t come easy. I gave her a full list of instructions on how she must treat her birthday cardigan….hand-wash, wear often, don’t lose it, and NEVER give it away! My poor sister, haha. Talk about a present that comes with strings attached!
As all of the MCAL participants were wrapping up their projects, I could tell that SO MANY of them felt the same way! It was a huge project, and a big push during the 6 week Create-A-Long. Great reward never comes without hard work, though. My husband said it was like climbing a mountain…..there may be a few tears along the way (many in my mountain climbing experiences) and possibly even a few curse words. When you get there, though, every step was worthwhile….because there’s simply no feeling like accomplishment.
I’m so proud of each of you who knitted or crocheted along with me, and of all of you who are still climbing the Wisteria mountain and are getting close to finishing.
This project also gave me another chance to learn more about running the best CAL/KALs available (because I’m the type of person who never settles with ok….I always want amazing!) and I’ll be tweaking and adjusting the next MCAL based on what I learned. I’m already in the planning process, and hoping to have the “Veronica Meets Spring Mystery Create-A-Long” ready to start in June. I’m excited!
Once again, thank you for not only supporting me as a work at home mother, but for making my work such a great pleasure. I feel so lucky to love what I do and to get to share it with all of you!
The photos in this post are just a few of my favorite MCAL project photos….but EVERYONE did an absolutely amazing job. You can check out all the project photos on Ravelry. You’ll need to be signed into your Ravelry account to view them.
I’m also super excited to add these gorgeous patterns to my shop now that the MCAL is all wrapped up! To celebrate the release of the Wisteria collection, I’m offering a great deal on the patterns until Friday 4/15 at Noon MST. Go check out the details in my blog post about it by clicking here.