Thursday, November 13, 2014

Gift-A-Long 2014

Gift-A-Long Kick of Day had arrived!  The pattern sale and cast-on begins tonight at 8pm EST, and the sale runs through 11:59pm on Friday November 21.

Are you signed up?

I'm not.....but it's not for lack of trying.  I'm just still very up in the air about what KAL I want to participate in.  There are sweater patterns calling my name....

ObLaDi from Lyrical Knits
Coastal Hoodie by Tori Gurbisz

Karen Double Layer Mittens by Heidi Hennessy

....but there's also these adorable and very warm mittens....and I actually need a new pair of

....and I've kind of been on a sock kick lately, so these are tempting me as well.
Dillsboro by Rich Ensor

Complicating matters is the fact that two of the three categories listed above would be "ME! ME! ME!" knits, and with the holidays approaching, I kind of feel like my "extra knitting" (not to be confused with my "work knitting") should be used to make Christmas gifts.

So that's where I'm at today.  Never fear....I'll get it sorted out.  And even though I won't be knitting them all any time soon, I still have a list of 10 patterns I'll be buying during this sale since indie designers don't often discount their patterns!

If you're not signed up yet, scoot on over to the Indie Designer Gift-A-Long forum where you can find the list of almost 300 participating designers and all the KAL threads.  Pick your pattern, or a few, or heck, buy a whole bunch because the ones you like might never go on sale again!  Enter the coupon code giftalong2014 during the Ravelry check-out process for 25% off as many patterns as you want to purchase.  Just make sure the patterns you are trying to buy are part of the "Gift-a-long bundle" that each participating designer has put together.  There was a limit on how many patterns we could each discount for the GAL, so many designers (including me) are not able to discount their entire catalog for this event.  Then sign up in a KAL or two to help you stay motivated to work on your projects this holiday season.  A note about the KALs - ALL patterns from participating designers are eligible for the KALs and for winning prizes, not just the ones the designer had discounted.  So if you find one you like by a participating designer but it's not in their "GAL bundle", you can still sign up for a KAL and fully participate in the event.  During the KALs there will be some fun games and we have somewhere around 2000 prizes to give away (some electronic - codes for free patterns, and some physical prizes - lots of yarn and other things like stitch markers & project bags)!  There's also a thread that lists all the prizes we've collected to give away, so stop by there is you need any more motivation to join us!

Here are all the patterns in my discount bundle, plus a link to the bundle on Ravelry!

I hope to see you there!  Looking forward to figuring out which project(s) I'll end up doing!

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