November 29, 2019
Planning to knit/crochet yourself or your loved ones a special gift this season? Kick your gift knitting into high gear with the Indie Gift A Long!
The Ravelry Group for the Indie Gift A Long is a place to :
Participate in K/CALs
Share pics of your finished gifts
Chat- encourge others, share your progress, etc
Win prizes (including a few from my website)
Play designer trivia games
Tame the Opadoo. (first comment with what the opadoo is gets a free pattern from my Ravlery store. ;) - Lucy and Christiane are the winners! )
The K/CALs run from November 26th to December 31st 2019. Any paid pattern by the participating designers is eligible for a prize in the K/CALS. This year's GAL has 286 participating designers with over 20,000 K/CAL eligible patterns. With so many possible patterns, I'm here to help with a few of my faves from this year's line up a later in this blog post. Click here for all eligible patterns.
The K/CAL Categories Are:
Hats & Other Head Things
Hand & Arm Things
Foot & Leg Things, Baby Things
Sweaters & Other Garments
Shawls & Stoles
Cowls, Scarves, & Other Neck Things
Toys, Home & Other Miscellaneous Things
Which of these categories would you most want to participate in? You’ll find me in the Shawls & Stoles Category stalking all the stunning shawls hoping to spot one of my handcrafted shawl pins on an FO and Sheep, Bunny or Lamb End Minders on a WIP. In true team spirit I’m also participating and making Curved Space (tunisian crochet shawl) from Aklori Designs.
My Top Ten Pattern Picks
Step by Step GAL Participation Guide
Hopefully by now you’re thinking ‘That sounds AMAZING! How do I participate?’ Well, read on and wonder no longer.
Join the Indie Design Gift A Long Group on Ravelry. (Click here and then click ‘join this group’ in the upper right hand corner.)
Post in any of the 8 categories of K/CAL with what pattern you are going to make and a link to your project page for it (if you have one).
A moderator will then add you to the list for that category.
Optional: Join in the chat, share wip pics, and encourage others.
Share your FO pic in the dedicated FO thread (for all K/CALs) linked here.
Each FO in the FO thread that is made from a participating designers paid pattern is eligible for a grand prize! The more FOs you make and share the more chances to win!
Looking forward to seeing your projects!
December 01, 2019
Beautiful projects! Just loved them. Not sure if I am courageous enough to tame the opadoo and make all of the eight patterns, but will make at least one. Do I get a free pattern?! :-)
Thank you this was interesting; it is my first year participating so I’m trying to absorb as much information as possible! Each information, page I read is helping me understand better :)
I love the look of the Florence Triangle Shawl, I will make sure to add it as a favourite. I only crochet at the moment but would like to learn to knit and all the beautiful knitting patterns are very inspirational.
Oh and if I’ve read/understood correctly the Opadoo is completing an item in each of the categories (hats, shawls, etc.) using paid patterns from participating designers?
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