A few weeks ago, I found out about the Indie Gift-A-Long. This event brings indie designers from across the Ravelry universe together to promote each other’s designs and play with everyone as we all explore new designers, find fabulous fun gifts to knit, and participate in knit-a-longs and crochet-a-longs where we can share our enthusiasm, get assistance as we hit areas of difficulty, and even win prizes!

In my mind, I’m calling the whole thing “Crafty Santa.”

Indie Gift-A-Long 2016

Starting next Tuesday, November 22nd, at 8pm EST and going through Wednesday, November 30th, at 11:59pm EST, a whole bunch of indie knitting and crocheting designers (including me!) are offering a 25% discount on selected patterns (5-20 patterns each) using the coupon code: giftalong2016.

Then, from that start date of November 22nd at 8pm until December 31st at 11:59pm, the Gift-A-Long KAL/CALs will run and all not-free patterns by the selected designers (not just the ones in the sale) will be eligible to win prizes.


GAL 2016

I’m telling you – it’s inspirational. I cannot believe the quality and beauty that these designers continue to produce. I’m even putting together a Pinterest page so I can pin all of the designs I want to knit since I know I’m going to have to narrow them down.

I only have so many hands.

If you are interested in playing “Crafty Santa” with me, come on over to the Ravelry forum and join us!

In other news, I finally set up a Ravelry Group – The Housewyfe Chats! If you are on Ravelry, I’m making this a great place to connect with other knitters, get help with my knitting patterns, and chit-chat about what’s going on in the Diary. I’ll also be announcing new patterns and promotions here, so it’s a great place to get sneak peeks as well. I hope to see you there!

Now, I’m off to peek at potential designs to knit! Squee!