It’s just about thanksgiving which means we, the few, the crafty, are already thinking about holiday knitting. For the (third? fourth?? I can’t keep track oh well) something-th year running I’ll be participating in the Indie Designer’s Gift-Along! That Ravelry link will give you all the details. But in a nut-shell it goes like this:
- Participating designers have patterns on sale from tonight to November 30th.
- Knit Alongs will be hosted for all types of projects with prizes for participation, random give aways, and other special categories.
- Prizes! Digital patterns, physical yarn, books, notions. This part is big because we’re pooling our resources. You should really check out the prize list.
To find which patterns are on sale for the next week(ish) you can check out the group bundles and pinterest boards (here). Or see the designer’s bundles (here).
I’ve got 15 designs which will be 25% off as part of the sale! From 8pm (EST) tonight through midnight on the 30th use the code giftalong2016 to get the discount. This is my biggest annual sale and I hope you like the selection this year. I tried to mix old and new, small and large projects so there should be something for everyone!
So warm up those needles, dig through your stash, and happy knitting!
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I hope you all remember my Lady of Rohan shawl. Inspired by Eowyn and designed for Wooly Wonka’s shawl club a couple of years ago – I knew right away that I needed to do the photo shoot WITH HORSES.
But I don’t have a horse of my own. Instead the wonderful Center for America’s First Horse let me wander around their fields and take photos with that gorgeous little lady you see in the pictures.
Well the Center is in trouble, their water system has failed. They need a drilled well to make it through the winter. Currently they’re hauling 250 gallons of water by hand. Every day. That’s barely feasible now, and will be impossible once the Vermont winter has settled in.
For the next two and a half weeks I’m putting my pattern: Lady of Rohan on sale. It will be 50% off retail (just $3) no coupon code needed – until midnight October 31st. All proceeds from this sall will be donated to the Center on November 1st.
If you don’t want (or already own) this pattern, consider making a donation directly to the center. It is a 501c3 non-profit. On the off chance they meet their gofundme goal before the 31st I will simply make a donation to the Center the old fashioned way!
The Center offers life enrichment and rehabilitation for children and adults through work with the horses. They also work towards conservation of the Spanish mustang and provide a home for some retired mustangs (including the horse who played Hildalgo in the movie by the same name!)
I hope that you’ll help them, whether you buy a pattern or not!