This is a fun cable-and-lace spa cloth. It knits up quickly and the stitch pattern is engaging. The vintage stitch pattern, Tilting Ladders, looks somewhat like the TARDIS, hence this pattern’s name: Wibbly Wobbly. If you’re not familiar with these allusions, I refer you to Doctor Who. Start with the Ninth Doctor (2005) and work your way through the seasons. Some of you probably grew up on Classic Who; the series has been around for over 50 years.
You can purchase this pattern for $1.50 on Ravelry. It will be free through 4/19/18; use the coupon code TimeyWimey at checkout.
I hope you have as much fun knitting this spa cloth pattern as I did. As always, it was test knitted and tech edited.
I’ll also be hosting a knit-a-long of the Wibbly Wobbly Spa Cloth in my Ravelry Group through May 15th. I’ll be offering some fun yarny prizes and some coupon codes. Come check out the group here for more details.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and I hope to see you at the KAL!
This week’s challenge is silence, and this afternoon I was able to find a small window of silence. I was the only one at home, and I was able to savor a few minutes of quiet time with coffee and knitting.
Team Knit Equals Joy is joining the Ravellenic Games! The Ravellenic Games – a fun way to connect with other knitters and to challenge your own skills. They take place during the Olympic Games but, of course, are not affiliated with those games. The goal is to challenge yourself to begin and complete at least one project between Friday, February 9 and Sunday, February 25 – and to have fun doing it.
15 events cover just about any type of project you want to make: Alpine Afghan Combined, Bag Biathlon, Cowl Curling, Aerial Unwind, Super G(arment), Hat Halfpipe, Cross Country Living, Mitten Moguls, Short Track Scarf, Shawl Skating, Sock Hockey, Sweater Skeleton, Freestyle Spinning, Toy Bobsleigh, and WIPs Dancing. Curious? More info about the events here: 2018 Medal Categories.
The Ravelry-wide event awards virtual prizes. Generally these are a graphic you can post on your Ravelry profile page and on your project page. Pretty fun to post those prizes proudly!
We will have prizes in our Knit Equals Joy team, too…real prizes like yarn, bags, patterns… Prizewinners will be chosen randomly from those posting pictures in our finished objects thread. Projects may be made from any patterns, not just mine. However, we will again have a special event (outside of the official events) called Event Knit Equals Joy (tag = eventkej). Anyone completing any of my patterns will be entered for a prize package, drawn by random number generator from all the completed (and tagged) eventkej projects.
As it gets closer to the actual event, I will be posting more information , both here and in our Team Knit Equals Joy thread.
We would love to have you join our team! It’s like a giant KAL, and so much fun. Come join Team Knit Equals Joy here!
Don’t miss out on the Indie Design Gift-A-Long sale on Ravelry!! The SALE ends tomorrow (Tuesday), November 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time! Grab those patterns now at 25% off!!! Use coupon code giftalong2017.
While the sale ends tomorrow, the Gift-A-Long is just getting started and goes through the end of the year.
Click GAL Sale Bundle to check out ALL the sale patterns – over 5,400 of them!
Find my 20 sale patterns here (click on the picture):
(My sale bundle and the jumbo GAL sale bundle will disappear shortly after the sale ends.)
One other item of note, you can knit (or crochet) any paid pattern by any of the participating designers during the GAL. This means that all of my paid patterns are eligible. You can use patterns already in your Ravelry library for the GAL – new purchases are not required! Check out the gift-a-long here: Indie Design Gift-A-Long.
Soon I’ll share about the patterns that have caught my eye and new designers I’ve discovered. Stay tuned!
As promised, now that the GAL is started, here’s a short post with links to the 311 designers (!!!), the sale patterns, and the prize-eligible patterns. It still blows me away: all the work that went into (and is still going into) organizing the GAL!!!
Click GAL Sale Bundle to check out ALL the sale patterns. Over 5,400 patterns are on sale at 25% off!!! Use the coupon code giftalong2017.
Be sure to catch the sale before it ends at 11:59 PM EST Tuesday, November 28, 2017!!!
The GAL Giant Bundle has links to all of the participating designers and to all of their paid patterns. If you begin and complete one of these designers’ paid patterns during the GAL, you will be eligible for one of the myriad of fun prizes.
Prizes are given away in the different threads throughout the GAL. These prizes are often given away randomly, to someone who answers a question, or to someone who posts a picture of their work in progress.
Once again it is time for the Indie Design Gift-A-Long on Ravelry! This is a six-week knitalong and crochetalong intended to encourage us all to get our holiday crafting done. It starts this Tuesday and finishes with a huge bang on New Year’s Eve!
The Indie GAL is organized by an amazing group of people who have already been doing a lot of work gathering designers (more than 300 of us!), organizing the creation of over 1800 prize codes for free patterns, collecting physical prizes, planning games, categorizing, and on and on! There will be maps, fun stats (which states and countries are the finished objects coming in from?), lots of chatter and encouragement, and the SALE!!!
The Sale: 25% Off All GAL Sale Patterns
Tues. Nov. 21 at 8:00 PM (EST) through Tues. Nov. 28 at 11:59 PM (EST)
Discount Code: giftalong2017
Each participating designer has selected 10-20 patterns that will be offered at 25% off during the sale period. You will find each designer’s sale patterns in a special bundle on his or her designer page. I’m not sure exactly what it will look like, but there will also be a jumbo bundle of all of the GAL sale patterns.
My bundle is here: Gift-A-Long Bundle 2017. Although you can view the bundle now, the coupon code will not work until Tuesday, November 21st at 8:00 PM EST. Be sure to use the coupon code during the week of the sale. Also of note – you can use it on as many GAL sale patterns as your heart desires!
All of a designer’s paid (not free) patterns are prize-eligible. That means that if you complete one of a designer’s paid patterns (whether is was part of the sale or not) and post your finished object picture in the related finished object thread, you are then eligible to win prizes.
Throughout the GAL, moderators and admins will offer random prizes just for fun. There will be fun games – again, with prizes. Did I mention fun?!?
If you’d like a little encouragement as you knit gifts for Christmas and for other holiday festivities, the GAL is really a great place to find it. If you’d like to make something for yourself, no one is going to mind whatsoever! I’m looking forward to using the time to make something designed by someone else. I’m not sure yet what type of item I’d like to make, and I’m looking forward to looking through other designers’ bundles or the mega-bundle to find just the thing. I’ll be sharing here, on Instagram, and on the Knit Equals Joy Facebook page about the patterns that catch my eye.
This pumpkin’s going to Rhinebeck (AKA the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival)! If you’re going, stop by Weston Hill Farm‘s booth in Building A, 42-43. The pumpkin and some of my patterns will be there. While you’re there, check out their amazing yarn, roving, and Eileen’s amazing felted sculptures!
Eileen and Chris chose the spider motif as their favorite, and I set to work. The darker yarn is their sport weight, which worked fine for the colorwork sections. I held it double for the stem, which created quite the gnarly stem! To go with this stem, a weighty, dramatic button was needed, and I found this button in Mom’s button tin. I’m not sure whether it was Mom’s or Grandma’s, and I’m not sure of the vintage (50’s-70’s?), but it was the perfect finishing touch.
If you go, let me know if you see the pumpkin! Have a wonderful time!!!
P.S. If you’re looking for the pattern, you can find it here, $5.00: