Friday, November 14, 2014

The Indie Gift-A-Long has started!

Getting ready for the holidays as a fiber artist takes some months of planning and knitting or crocheting. You want to make gifts for all those deserving people in your life. But sometimes we don’t plan ahead as much as we should. That’s where the Indie Gift-A-Long comes in. The Indie GAL (short for Gift-A-Long) is a promotion by Indie Designers to kick off your holiday crafting. Between November 13th and November 21st many indie designers will be discounting several of their patterns 25%. That is a great deal and you should take advantage of it! Just use coupon code “giftalong2014” when you check out the patterns on Ravelry. The group gives some more details on this like who and what patterns are being discounted.

Once you buy a pattern you can participate in the Knit-a-long and Crochet-a-long (KAL/CAL). The KAL/CAL lasts for 2 months as there are corresponding threads to the type of pattern you’ll be crafting. Just take for example the Mr. Smith Cowl I talked about in my last post. Now unfortunately, this one is not included in the discount group, but I can still knit it up and hashtag it #giftalong2014neck. I link it in the thread post in the group and then I (and you can be too!) am eligible for a prize. Physical prizes (skeins of yarn) and digital prizes (select patterns). Of course, these projects can only be started between November 13th and December 31st. So get over to Ravelry and check out what patterns are discounted and start crafting!

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