If you've joined in a GAL before you'll understand my excitement. If not, come on over to Ravelry (join if you're not a member already) and join in one of the biggest, craziest, fun-filled KAL/CALs you could hope for in the run up to the holiday season.
So what is the GAL? Well, it's what happens when independent pattern designers work as a team - a huge team, of over 300 designers of knit and crochet patterns - to make the whole thing greater than the sum of its parts.
The whole shebang kicks off at 8pm (US-EST) on Tuesday November 21st 2017. (That's the early hours of Wednesday for those of us in the UK, and even I'm not that committed but I'll catch up ASAP, I promise!). Multiple KAL/CALs according to category of item take place - headwear, footwear, homeware, handwear (is that even a word?!) and prizes can be won for any finished object made from a participating designer's paid-for self-published pattern.
The chat moves fast, and it can be intimidating, but just dive in where you are and see what happens.
The first week of the GAL also includes a sale. Each participating designer will be offering a bundle of up to 20 of their patterns at a 25% discount using coupon code giftalong2017 for the first seven days, and then the KAL/CAL madness continues through to the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve with the massive New Year party. Prizes can also be won for games, spot prizes and giveaways. Mostly coupons valid for any one pattern from a specified designer through Ravelry, but there are also physical prizes to be won in a draw after the GAL is over, so get your finished object photos into the thread for a chance to win yarn, books, project bags, notions and more!
Have you participated in the GAL? Hope you enjoyed it and to see you over there again next week!!