The list of participating designers and their patterns will be launched when the GAL starts at 8pm US east coast time on Tuesday, but from people’s customised profile pictures, (and with some participating designer behind the scenes spoilers!) I can pick out some of the designers now and start choosing from their portfolios. I’m looking forward to seeing the full list and searching the bundles, stocking up my Ravelry library and finding some new-to-me patterns, but I also want something ready to cast on first thing Wednesday morning. (The time difference means the GAL starts for me in the middle of the night, and while I love to knit, I also love to sleep!).
Pictured here, I have (top left) three shades of Wollmeise DK, and I’ll be looking for a mitten pattern for those.
Below them I have some purple laceweight, which I’ll be searching for a cowl pattern for, a multicoloured green fingering weight for which I have a pattern in mind, and some purple sock yarn which is just waiting to become a particular pair of socks.
On the right, the three complete skeins are for two specific projects. The blue is going to become a cowl, and the red a sweater, which I plan to be my first cast-on.
What I’m actually going to cast on will be revealed on Wednesday, but for now, why not head over to the Ravelry GiftAlong group and join the chat while we all wait excitedly for the fun to start!