Would you like to knit some gifts with me this year? It’s time for a knitalong! But more about that in a minute.
It has been so busy here at Bravewood and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all. I mean, not any time soon. I have this new podcast going on, which is super cool, but I haven’t quite figured out how to balance the podcasting with the blogging. I don’t want to neglect my old blog just because the podcast videos are all new and shiny. I also don’t want my blog to just turn into shownotes for the podcast.
It’s a challenge.
So, here I am thinking that I should at least give my blog readers an update on what’s happening because I know that not everyone has the time or the inclination to sit and watch a podcast video. I would love it if you would give it a try, though. My podcasts are pretty short, compared to a lot of the other knitting podcasts out there. Plus, there’s coffee.
I have a few new patterns in the works and at varying levels of completion. One is waiting on an answer from a popular yarn company about whether or not they want to publish it. Another is in the test knitting stage, which will take a while. That one is scheduled to go live next Spring. I am also working on a really cute and very quick knitted decor project. I don’t have any photos of it yet, so you’ll have to come back and read my next blog post for more information on that. I am also working on putting together my first ever collaboration with a couple other artists that I have met through the magic of the internet. Right now, it’s in the super secret squirrel stage. Sorry, if I told you, I’d have to… well, let’s just not think about that.
SO, there is a lot of stuff going on that I really can’t show you ANY photos of. And what’s a blog post without photos?
BUT, I can tell you about my first ever knitalong that I am hosting on my podcast. [ I know, finally something I can actually talk about, right? ] I am calling it the Sneaky Gift KAL and it is starting September 1, 2017 and running through January 1, 2018.
The idea behind the KAL is to share stories of the sneaky ways we have to hide those gift knitting projects from the people we love while still making sure that we have enough knitting time to actually get them finished on time. The struggle is real! So, show off your WIPs, share your knitting/crocheting/crafting stories and post those finished objects in the FO thread for a chance to win.
You can officially join the club in my podcast group on Ravelry. Link to the
group is right HERE. And, of course, you can get information by watching my Little Woolly Things podcasts on YouTube. There will be prizes at the end of the KAL, so please check it out. I only have 10 people in my group so far, so your chances of winning a prize are pretty darn good. And it has been my experience that a knitalong can be a great way to make a new knitting friend or two, either from somewhere far away or just down the street. I have really been enjoying my foray into the online knitting community. I hope to see you there!
P.S.: You can also post your works in progress on Instagram with the hashtag: #sneakygiftkal