Now that the weather is getting colder, and we are all getting back into knitting, I would like to try and see if I can inspire some interest in this.
Initially I think 2 or 3 copies of the pattern got sold and I think only Amy has loaded a project onto Rav and managed to get through one glove so far
So for the last couple of weeks I have been mulling over running a Knit-A-Long for this, and have been discussing it offline with my TNN knitting buddies. I was abit worried how this might go down when j-j announced her KAL late last week, but I dont think there will be any crossover as they are very different patterns. I've corresponded with j-j over this and mentioned my intentions and she has kindly offered a copy of one of her patterns as a prize. Julia you're a
I'm not planning on running this on Rav at this stage, even though that means there will be less potential knitters. As its essentially a fundraiser for Hope, and its a free pattern with the suggestion of a $3 donation directly into Hope's account by way of payment, it makes it more tricky for those not in NZ so I suggested a small donation to their local cild cancer society in Hope's name. So just easier if its kept local.
So please consider joining to support Hope.
Its a super easy and quick pattern to knit, using only 50gms of 8ply, plain knit in the round - so not difficult. So they are also very quick (and cheap!) to throw together for a last minute gift
Please post on this topic if you are entering and once we get some finished projects I will start a KAL completed thread in the Knitting section for pics of FO's only.
Link to download the pattern from Ravelry is:http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gloves-of-hope
if you are not on Rav, email me through here and I will email you a copy of the pattern.
1st prize will be 200gm of 8ply custom dyed yarn (by the talented Emmapea). I've suggested 8ply as this is an 8ply pattern, but I'm happy to swap this for a custom dye of 100gm of Patonlye if that is what you prefer.
2nd prize will be a copy of one of j-j's patterns, if you already have all of her lovely patterns I will purchase you a pattern off Rav of your own choosing to the same value
3rd, 4th and 5th prizes will be some sets of stitch markers made by me.
This will close on the 30th April and you must post pics on here to qualify, but I would also appreciate it if you loaded your Gloves of Hope projects onto Rav to get more exposure long term
Was thinking that if Hope was up to it I could ask Bec to see if Hope could indicate a favourite to choose the winner, if not maybe Bec could choose herself, failing that I will choose.
So at this stage you have a fantastic chance of winning something
Because this is a plain pattern it lends itself well to being abit creative with the yarn you use, but also you could try some with embroidery or embelishments so have fun and dont be scare to pimp it up abit