26 January, 2015

How about a VAL?

Do you love yourself? Huh, I hear you ask, what a stoooopid question.  Well, the reason I'm asking is that Valentines Day is coming up and sometimes we don't feel loved on the day of love and I want to fix that.

Would you like to participate in a VAL? 
A VAL, is like a KAL, CAL or SAL (eg knit-alongs) but this is a Valentine-along for yourself. You make something (knit, crochet, sew, bake etc) for yourself.

Yes, you make something that you will love, adore & cherish.

I had my own little VAL last year, I made the above wrap for myself & started knitting it on Valentines Day and I totally love it because for once I was selfish in my crafting and made something just for me.

What are the rules? How do I join in?
Rules? hmm, let's keep it simple.
... you must make something for yourself (not for your Valentine but for you)
... you must make something that you will love or something that you have coveted for a long time.
... start in on Valentines Day

See, not many rules and heck, I don't care if you start this now ...just make something for yourself!

I've been lusting over this shawl for ages, so that is what I'll be making myself.... can you help me choose the colours? I am crap at picking colours.....  maybe a slate grey but what colour stripes?

If you do join in, remember to share your projects with #2015VAL


  1. Ooh I love the idea of a VAL! Even though the last couple of things I've knit have all been for me ha ha! Oops!
    I had a little cowl planned to use up a single skein as part of the #summerofthesingleskein KAL so I can double up ;)

    I think slate grey would work, and maybe with a blue stripe? Teal would be a nice contrast, or maybe a navy would be a bit more subtle. But grey also works with basically every other colour, in case you're not a blue girl ha ha!


    1. Tanks Nicole, I like the idea of grey & blue ..bit like the sky!

    2. Thanks not Tanks!!!!

  2. I love this new shawl. Not sure of colours - I tend to pick ones used in the examples

    1. yeah, I tend to use example colours or I check out the colours in the other peoples projects.

  3. i am most definitely think of val. what a great idea!

    1. Fantastic Charlotte, I can't wait to see what you make!


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