Friday, November 01, 2013

Indie Design Gift-A-Long

It's time to announce the "something exciting" I hinted about a couple posts back: the first-ever Indie Design Gift-A-Long on Ravelry!

Who: Indie designers + knitters + crocheters
What: A fun way to get your holiday gift crafting in gear as well as win prizes* and get discounts** on patterns by dozens of indie designers
Where: Ravelry
When: November 1 (that's today!) through December 31

*What's that about prizes? Indie designers have donated lots and lots of beautiful yarn, patterns, gift certificates, and other goodies. (As of this writing, there are nearly 300!) I myself will send a skein of Swans Island Fingering in the beautiful Seasmoke colorway to a lucky winner (that's the yarn I used for my Shallows Cowl and Mitts). Prizes will be awarded randomly throughout the Gift-A-Long. There will also be a mid-point prize blitz as well as more prizes at the very end. Check out all the prizes here.

**What's that about discounts? Today through November 15, more than 100 participating indie designers are offering 25 percent off some or all of their patterns. Use the coupon code "giftalong."

Ravelry Indie Designer Giftalong Mosaic

I've got four cowls in the sale (Birchleaf, Biscuit, Deephaven, Shallows) and four mitts (Shallows, Fiery Searcher, Rockywold, Leaves of Three). The discount applies to these eight individual patterns only (no ebooks; they're already discounted). You can use the coupon code as many times as you like from November 1 to 15 (the Gift-A-Long and prizes continue through December 31).

Questions?  Head over to the Indie Design Gift-A-Long group on Ravelry, where you'll find all the details. Happy gift knitting and crocheting!

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