Hello, dear knitters! I am so thrilled to announce our first annual Pumpkin-a-Long ! Fall is my favorite time of the year, and apparently I am also pumpkin-obsessed, so the idea of the PAL was hatched.
The PAL runs through October 31, 2018, so there is plenty of time to knit a pumpkin (or three). There are two ways to win prizes:
1. Winners of a coupon code good for one of my Knit Equals Joy patterns will be chosen randomly and at random times from among comments in the PAL thread.
2. Winners of yarn and other prizes will be chosen after the PAL ends from among posts in the Finished Objects thread.
Questions? Just come on over to the PAL thread and we will be happy to explain how it all works.
Autumn Spice Pumpkin. This jumbo pumpkin is a joy to knit. Cables that twine over the surface are reminiscent of garden vines. Knit in the super-bulky yarn called for, your pumpkin will be a statement piece (39 inches around!), but it will be amazing knit in any weight yarn. Use the coupon code pumpkins for 25% off through September 22.
Check out these beautiful Autumn Spice Pumpkins (photos used by permission). Each one is uniquely beautiful and I love them all:
We would love it if you joined us in our pumpkin madness in the Knit Equals Joy group on Ravelry. Questions? Send me a message here or on Ravelry. Follow the links in the sidebar or find me there as CarolEHerman.
I am so excited to introduce this upcoming design to you. This cowl pattern was so much fun to design, and it’s very fun to knit. I just want to share pictures with you right now. The pattern is to be released next Monday, June 4. Then I think I’ll tell you the story of its genesis and the inspirations for the design. For now, pictures. And an invitation to come join the KAL also starting June 4. We’ve started a thread in the Ravelry group, here: Bridgetown Cowl KAL. As always, there will be prizes and encouragement.
And now, pictures!
Katherine’s beautiful cowl:
Paula’s beautiful cowl:
This is my two-color cowl:
And the four-color cowl:
Tempted yet?? Look for the pattern release on June 4th. And come knit-a-long with us. You’ll be glad you did!
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!
Our team is small but mighty with 30 members currently on the team roster. Members can join our team at any time throughout the games, and are welcome to make any pattern they like.
The mass cast-on occurred last Friday in tandem with the Opening Ceremonies of the PyeongChang Olympics. Since then, 14 projects have been completed by our team.
My goals for the Games are to finish the Colorwork Tee (it’s back!) and to make another sweater out of this beautiful Donegal Tweed:
We’re all knitting away through the end of the Games. We’ve got a great collection of prizes; winners will be chosen randomly at the end from all the finished projects by our teammates. Prize info is here in my Ravelry group.
I’ve also put together a lovely prize package and will choose a winner randomly from among those team members who make one of my patterns:
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The Ravellenic Games = awesomeness! But what do you do? How do you participate? This list of FAQs will help you navigate the waters and have a fabulous time.
Frequently Asked Questions – General
The Ravellenic Games?? In a nutshell, Ravelry members have organized a site-wide knit-a-long that takes place during the Olympics. This forum is home to the 2018 Ravellenic Games. Cast-on occurs during the Opening Ceremonies (or any time thereafter), and projects must be completed by the Closing Ceremonies. There are events (categories of projects) and laurels (types of techniques). When you complete and post your project as directed, you will receive virtual awards and laurels, which you can proudly display on your project page and/or your profile.
When is the event? START TIME: Friday, February 9 starting at 20:00 in PyeongChang’s time zone. ENDING TIME: Sunday, February 25 at 23:59, PyeongChang time. The 11 posts in this thread have starting times for everywhere in the world. Here in the Pacific Time Zone, I could cast on at 3 am this Friday morning.
What are the rules? The rules are to pick a project that will challenge you, and to have fun!
Do I have to watch the Olympics to participate? No, not at all.
Do I have to be on a team? No, you can be a participant without a team.
Can I be on more than one team? Yes. The rule is that each project must be associated with no more than one team.
Why would I want to be on a team? A team is like a virtual knit night. We will exclaim over your projects, cheer you on if you falter, and dance a happy dance when you cross the finish line.
Why would I want to be on Team Knit Equals Joy? We are really good at the above! And we have prizes! Read more below.
FAQs – Team Knit Equals Joy
How do I join Team Knit Equals Joy? Our team thread is here. You can post and say you are joining, or just join the conversation at any time. Taggingyour project with ravellenics2018 and teamknitequalsjoy2018 will automatically designate you as one of our ravthletes.
Do I have to knit a Carol E. Herman pattern to be on Team Knit Equals Joy? No! You can knit any pattern you like. But knitting my patterns will give you extra chances for prizes! 😀
What about prizes? We already have a queue of physical prizes like yarn, project bags and the like for our team. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the Games via random number generator and will be chosen from our team’s finished projects. We have a prize thread started here.
What if I have questions? Post them in the team thread, send me a private message on Ravelry, or ask below.
If you are reading this, you are invited to join Team Knits Equals Joy. I hope that you will consider it. We have so much fun, and an event like this really does provide a lot of inspiration, incentive and encouragement to learn a new technique, finish a languishing WIP (work in progress), or even to frog something you never are going to make and free up that yarn for something else.
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.