I did the last CAL. Some things I learned:
Yes, you can print out each step and do it at your own pace. When they give a clue one week, they show you what it should look like the next. Take your time and do it at your own pace. The people on the blog will help with questions. We're a very friendly bunch!
Use the recommended yarn. I did the last one with Jiffy by Lion because my AC Moore didnt carry the required Bernat yarn (I requested them to do so for this one and chastised the manager for not keeping up with the necessary websites!). Needless to say, my afghan turned into a queen-sized bedspread. Beautiful, but way bigger than it should have been. Use the Waverly.
The Waverly collections are set up as suggestions. You dont have to stick to all the colors of one collection. I'm mixing them. It's really interesting to see the different ways the members combine colors in the finished product. We have many creative people out there! Choose the colors and then GO TO THE STORE TO SEE THEM. I chose antique for my base color, thinking it's a dusty rose. I went to Michael's and saw it was actually a brownish color. I had to rethink my colors.
And finally, if you cant decide to CAL or KAL, do both! Make one in colors for one room and the other for the other room! Just print out each set of instructions! Enjoy! Caryn
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