Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday's Plans

The fun and excitement begins tomorrow!  The Indie Gift A Long on Ravelry has an official start date and time of November 22 at 8pm EST and I am in!

I have big plans for this knit along, kind of like having big plans for all the things you can accomplish in a single day off, which sometimes end up a little unreasonable!  But...

There are 8 categories to compete in, with a special 9th called an Opadoo, which is to complete one project in each of the other 8 categories before the end, which is December, 31st at 11:59.  (Opadoo is what one of the participant's child called an octopus, 8 categories, 8 arms....get it?)

You can play along as much or as little as you like, but as an incentive starting at 8pm EST on the 22nd through 11:59 EST on November 30th, each participating designer is offering a 25% discount on select patterns using the coupon code giftalong2016.  My offerings are here but with over 330 designers participating, if I don't have the pattern you have to knit for your holiday amusement, I am sure someone else does!

And there are prizes, did I mention that there are prizes?!?!

I have been steadily clearing my needles so that I can cast on with the group, well a little after the group, unfortunately my mundane life will have me busy Tuesday evening!  But Wednesday I am going to be casting on this. I have a couple of yarn choices in my stash, and which one swatches best will determine which of the boys it will be for - they have very different tastes in colors!

I said yesterday I would tell you the plans for some of that yarn that I ordered during the Knit Picks Big does that go....
The laceweight will obviously become shawls.  I really do love alpaca cloud for shawls, so soft and drapy!
The Felici will be socks for myself and the kids....eventually.
The Stroll is for designing with (which is why I picked those colors, just light enough for cables or lace to really show up!)
The Wool of the Andes is for TOB for the holidays, he has some hats and fingerless gloves to knit.

The rest...well it will tell me what it wants to be.


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