Indie Gift-A-Long

It’s that time of year again. Well actually, that works on several counts. It’s Indie Gift-A-Long time, and it’s also, for at least some of you, panicked gift knitting time.⁠

Now first, I’m going to say right at the top that I think you should only knit gifts if you want to (and please oh please only for people who are worth the time), and you should probably spend way more of your precious time (and yarn!) knitting awesome things for yourself.

But if you’re the sort who is so darn nice you just can’t stop yourself from knitting for others, accessories are the way to go. And accessory sets have certain advantages.⁠

Because really, cute accessory sets all matched to your winter coat are one of the best parts about being (or being on the gift list of) a knitter. Winter is better if you’re super cute.

If you get short on time, you can totally knit one piece this year and the matching one for next year. Or, if time is getting really tight, you can knit one piece for person A and the matching one for person B. The second piece in a set always goes quicker (because you’ve already got the stitch pattern or technique down), and no one needs to know they started out as a set.

But really…I think you should make stuff for yourself. You’re cool, you deserve pretty things.⁠

So, if you find yourself wanting to knit some cute accessory sets (either for yourself or for someone who really deserves it), grab them while they’re on sale. All these pieces and a bunch of my other accessory sets are on sale for 25% off during the Indie Gift-A-Long (and oodles of other folks have lots of things on sale too, it’s a whole thing, you should really check it out). You can see all the patterns I’ve got in the sale and see how to get the discount right over here!

Indie Gift-a-Long

I know, I know.  Two posts in one day, what is the world coming to?  But this is just a super quickie.  I’m dashing in to mention that the Indie Gift-a-Long starts tonight on ravelry.

What’s the Gift-a-Long you ask?  The short version is I, and hundreds of other designers, have picked some of our very favorite designs and put them all on sale.  You can see the 20 patterns I have on sale right here, and you can get 25% off them with the code: giftalong2014

gal 2014The slightly longer version (the one that explains all the games and prizes and timeframes and other helpful information) is over here. You totally want to check it out, because I’m not the only designer with things on sale (at last count, I think there were almost 300 of us).  This is going to be an awful lot of fun.  You totally want to play.  And, if any of my projects happen to find their way onto your needles over the course of the Gift-a-Long, I totally want to hear about it!