Janice and I know all too well how rubbish we are when it comes to “gift knitting”, especially as the festive season comes up at the end of the year. Every year in January, we put together this amazing plan about starting early, knitting one gift a month and placing it carefully inside a “gift box”, wrapped up and everything, ready for the recipient. Clever, huh?
June update: So far, Janice has managed one sock. Aurelie is proud to announce having frogged the meagre attempt at the one project started in January… No progress since then. Clearly, we need action. And the help and motivation of others.
And so we bring you: “Christmas in July”! Assuming there are other knitters who, like us, need encouragement to get some gift knitting completed in time (please, don’t tell us we’re the only ones…), we thought we’d organise a little “knit along” to give everyone a kick start.
The game starts now, and the rules are simple: you knit a gift (or more if you are keen) before the end of July, and in doing so you will qualify for entry to a prize draw. Details, eligibility and prizes can be found in the Auld Woolly Alliance group on Ravelry.
Ready? Steady? Knit and gift!
PS: We are quite “cheater-friendly” and will accept “gifts to yourself” and “gift for your home” as projects for this KAL. Again, check the KAL thread in the group for all you need to know about eligibility and rules.
PPS: “KAL” stands for “knit-along” in Ravelry jargon.