KALs, CALs, and AL’s

Hello Everyone! I’m Silver!  Thank you for joining me in my wonderful world of Yarny Shenanigans!!! Here is where you’ll find a list of the current KALs (Knit-A-Longs), CALs (Crochet-A-Longs), or CATT (Craft All The Things) KALs that I am participating or hosting.  Keep checking back for more! I tend to update the list pretty often!

 

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Looking Forward Toward 2019:

The Craft Together will start January 1st, 2019 and will end on December 31st of 2019

Anyone want to join in?
If you are a Podcaster and would like to host a thread on your Ravelry Board as well, that’s fine. Giving prizes in that thread is up to your personal preference. If you listen to ANY podcast, please feel free to join in!

Please use #TheGreatPodcasterK2Tog on Instagram and everywhere.

Rules:
1) You must be a member of this Ravelry Group.
2) Your projects must use at least 10 yards of yarn.
3) Individual socks count (until you finish the pair. 1 pair will only count once, sorry…)
4) ANY project you finish in 2019 will count. If it is not a Ravelry craft (scrapbooking, latch hooking, quilting, sewing, needlepoint and holiday baking) will count, but you must post before and after photos so we can see that your progress.
5) Poly-Dipping Is Allowed and even encouraged!!!
6) In the case of Scrappy Blankets: 1 Stripe or 3 squares count as an FO in this context. (Because who ISN’T working on some version of a Scrappy Blanket…Or two. Or three…)

Prizes: (Please PM me on Ravelry, Silverluna2112, if you’d like to add something to the Prize Pool)
1) 12 $10 (USD) or under patterns on Rav.
2) 4 total copies of Silver’s “Proud To Be Me” pattern (1 per quarter)
3) A free pattern from JavaPurl Designs will be given away per month (12 total)
4) A set of stitch markers that was donated by kolson111322 on Ravelry

There Will Also Be A Grand Prize to be given away at the end of the year. Anyone willing to add to this, please PM Silverluna2112. This will be announced in March of 2019.

 

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For 2018:

Hello Everyone! 2018 is almost upon us! I’ve decided I need to knit though as many as my UFO’s as possible in 2018. KAL starts January 1st, and ends December 31st.

Anyone want to join in? There will be prizes at the end of the year!!! 😉

Please use #K2Zero and #SDLK2Z on Instagram and everywhere.

Rules:
1) You must be a member of my Ravelry Group.
2) Your projects must use at least 10 yards of yarn.
3) Individual socks count (until you finish the pair. 1 pair will only count once, sorry…)
4) ANY project you finish in 2018 will count. If it is not a Ravelry craft (scrapbooking, latch hooking, quilting, sewing, needlepoint and holiday baking) will count, but you must post before and after photos so we can see that your progress.
5) Poly-Dipping Is Allowed and even encouraged!!!

Prizes:
1) 12 Individual $10 or under Patterns of the winner’s Choice
2) Other prizes TBD

Prizes will be drawn once a quarter (every 3 months!!!), so make sure to post your FO’s!!!

Please PM me on Ravelry or e-mail me if you’d like to donate a prize for this KAL.

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I’m also participating in the 4th Annual DVD Sock Club. #thefourthannualdesertvistadyeworksmonthlysockclub
#dvdinstagram2018Silverluna2112

The Fourth Annual Desert Vista Dyeworks Monthly Sock Club

In 2018 we will be continuing with our very popular contest in the Desert Vista Dyeworks line up! A Monthly Sock Club!!!!

The rules are very simple:

  • Knit/Crochet a pair a socks in any Desert Vista Dyeworks’ yarn every month. (Hand knit socks only, please NO machine knit socks.) Only one pair will count per month towards the discounts and prizes. Unfortunately, if you miss a month you cannot make it up in the following month. To be fair to everyone, the fun of the club is to cast on and knit one pair of DVD socks each month.
  • Each entry must be a completed pair of socks in an adult size. (Socks must include a toe, foot, heel, leg and cuff, please NO infant, toddler, children, ankle or pedicure socks. Leg and cuff should be at least three inches long.)

To clarify, this is a contest solely sponsored by DVD and all yarn used (including heels/toes and monster socks) must be DVD.

There is going to be an exception to the sock rule. You may knit mittens or gloves instead of socks, but the same rules apply. (Gloves/Mitten must include a thumb gusset and cuff, please NO infant, toddler, children, fingerless mitts or wristers.)

  • You are allowed one pair of “monster” or “scrap” socks or gloves/mittens during the year. All scraps must be DVD yarn.

The goal should be to use at LEAST 1/2 a skein of DVD sock yarn.

  • Post your yarn colorway, and your FO in the Ravelry thread. (Start the month with a picture of your yarn. End the month with a picture of your socks included in your original post.)(The socks must be cast on and a finished photo in the same month to qualify.)
  • Post your beginning, wips and FO’s on Instagram for extra points towards prizes. Use the hashtag #thefourthannualdesertvistadyeworksmonthlysockclub
  • We will also be adding a second hashtag to all the Instagram pics (thanks chrissyle for the idea! Use #dvdinstagram2018 , then add your id at the end). That way you can keep track and I think it will make it a lot easier for me!. My tag would be #dvdinstagram2018desertvistadyeworks

There may be a change of when or how prizes are calculated. More on this after the first of the year.

The instagram extra points will be tallied and there may be a change of when or how prizes are calculated. More on this after the first of the year.

End of March: Every finished pair of socks from January 1 through March 31 will count towards increments of 10% off in the shop.

End of June: Every finished pair of socks from April 1 through June 30 will count towards increments of 10% off in the shop or if you have finished six pairs of socks in the first six months you will receive a free skein of DVD yarn of your choice.

End of September: Every finished pair of socks between July 1 and September 30 will count towards increments of 10% off in the shop.

End of December: Every finished pair of socks from October 1 through December 31 will count towards increments of 10% off in the shop or if you finished six pairs of socks in the second six months of the year you will receive a free skein of DVD yarn of your choice. (If you finished 12 pairs in the year – you will receive the exclusive Colorway instead of a yarn of your choice.)

If 12 pairs are finished (one pair of month for the entire year) the winners will receive an exclusive sock club colorway only available to those that have completed the sock club.

  • Every three months you could earn 30% off your next order in the shop!
  • Every six months you could earn a free skein of yarn.
  • For a full year you could earn a skein of yarn in an exclusive colorway just for those that completed the sock club!

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Self-Striping yarn KAL/CAL/WAL

Hosted by: The Knitgirllls

Self striping yarns in 2018, and each month we’ll use different dyers. You can knit whatever you like out of this yarn, but if you want to be included for prizes, we ask that you use at least 50 grams of one of the dyer of the months yarn (it can be fingering-dk weight). You will also need to start that project at the beginning of the month and finish it by the end of the month. I’m going to work on creating a bundle in the group for self striping patterns (please feel free to add more, anyone in the group can). There will be a FO thread that will be chatter free for each month.

Social Media Hashtag is tkgss2018

Remember this is for self striping yarn from the following dyers:

January Dyers:
Vesper yarns by Knitterly Things
Quaere Yarn
Mint Rain Yarns
Scrumptious Purl
West Yorkshire Spinners

February Dyers:
Must Stash
Cannon Handdyes
Lollipop Yarns
Gynx Yarns
Opal Yarns

March Dyers:
Two Sisters Yarn Co
White Birch Fiber Arts
Coloring Book Yarns
Fibernymph dyeworks
Trekking

April Dyers:
Gauge Dyeworks
String Theory colorworks
Turtlepurl
Fresh from the Cauldron
Regia (this includes Arne and Carlos)

May Dyers:
Rock and String creations
Yarn Jar Shop
Trailing Clouds
Redbird Yarns
Knitpicks

June Dyers:
Havirland
Tumbleweed Yarn
Simply Sock Poste
Fab Funky Fibre
Zauberball

 

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For 2017:

(all links below will go to the Threads with the details on Ravelry. If you do not have a Ravelry account, the links will not work exactly like they do if you have one.  So, I will also provide the Rules here as well, so you can see the guidelines the projects must be in!) I will also be listing my project title below so that you can check in on my Project Pages on Ravelry on each one, if you so choose…

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  1. Silver’s WIP-Down 2017
    1. Dates: August 1st -> December 31st (Midnight, or on 1/1, if I’m being honest…)
    2. Details:  The Discussion Thread is open Now. It can be found here. On the 1st of August, the FO thread will be open -> here.
      1. You must be a member of the group.
      2. You must post FO pictures in the FO thread. One post per project.
        1. HOs count as FOs.
      3. Remember: Hats/Washcloths/Smaller items may be counted. However, 4=1 entry.
      4. Poly-dips are allowed! 🙂
      5. Any project finished after the beginning of August will count.
      6. Please use #SDLWIPDown2017 on social mediums to I’ll know you’re playing along!
    3. Prizes: TBA

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DATES: August 1st – Oct 31st 2017

RULES:

  1. Items must be cast-on after August 1st
  2. Items must use 75g and 150 yds of yarn
  3. Post a picture of the finished object in the FO thread with a link(earburn) to your knitting friend(s) and how they are connected to the project before or on Oct 31st to be entered.

BONUS:
Include your friends in the Finished Object photo somehow to get entered into a separate drawing.

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  1. Stash Dash 2017: Hosted by The Knitgirllls.  My 3rd year participating. I have a FEW things that I’m working on for this. 15K-bound this time.  I have a post on my personal blog that details all that I want to work on for this AL (Along), which can be found here. I’m also post #9 on the 15K FO Thread, which can be found here

 

  1. Java-Along          java-along
    1. Hosted By: Silvers Dreamland Podcast, with a special appearance by JavaPurl.
    2. Details:
      1. A KAL premiering all the wonderful patterns of CC Almon, AKA: JavaPurl on Ravelry.
      2. It will be a year-long KAL.
      3. Any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that has something to do with the Geeky Girls, or is one of JavaPurl’s designs on Ravelry.
      4. WIPs are allowed, as long as they have been finished in 2017
      5. Feel free to poly-dip in other KALs as long as it fits in with other rules
      6. Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway
      7. Must be a member of the SilversDreamland Podcast group on Ravelry to participate
      8. Please post pictures on social mediums using #SDLJavaAlong so Silver can find your WIPS and FOs!  Who knows, you may be entered in a drawing for RAP days…
    3. Prizes
      1. If you’d like to donate one, PM Silver on Ravelry (Silverluna2112) or e-mail her at silversdreamlandpodcast@gmail.com
      2. Silver will be giving away 1 JavaPurl Design pattern every month during the course of the KAL, to get your collection started.
        1. January’s giveaway will be a RAP (Random Act of Patterning) of the entire “Coffee With CC” book. All you have to do, is join the Ravelry Group.
    4. Projects That Silver is Planning on Entering (Parenthesis will mean “Started already,” with the Project Name on Rav).    Bold – complete.
      1. From Her book “Coffee With CC” and anything else Coffee Themed.
        1. Socks
          1. Carmel Latte (I Love You A Latte)
          2. Espresso Macchiato (Saturday Mornings Need Espresso, ASAP!)
          3. French Vanilla (Winnie The Vanilla)
          4. I Love You More Than Pumpkin Spice (Double The Pumpkin Spice, Double The Fun)
          5. Peppermint Mocha (Purple Mint)
          6. Strawberries & Cream Frappe  (Assockilate This!)
          7. Vanilla Cappuccino (It’ll Give You WIIINGS!)
        2. Shawls
          1. Coffee Date Shawl (Bella Coffee)
      2. Dr. Who Themed
        1. Can Missy Say Something Nice?
        2. Come Along Pond
        3. Hello I’m Captain Jack
        4. It’s Them Aliens!
        5. K-9 Says Affirmative
        6. Mr. Smith, I Need You
        7. Nice To Meet You Rose
        8. Oi! Watch it Spaceman
        9. Rescue Me, Chinboy and Show Me The Stars
        10. Socks For Ten
        11. Soufflé Girl
        12. Spoilers!
      3. Gilmore Girls Themed
        1. –. .–. -.- .–.
        2. Where You Lead I Will Follow (several times. Latest=almost done with one toe…)
      4. Other
        1. Catch The Rainbow Socks (ExtermiKnit The Rainbow)

 

  1. Police Box MKAL (I am a MKAL fail.  I’ve accepted this… lol)
    1. Hosted By: Jimmy Beans Wool and Silver’s Dreamland Podcast
    2. Details: Mystery KAL that will have set days for clue release. It will be a stranded colorwork Cowl. If you want to join in, please PM me on Ravelry or join in on the group discussion about it.
      1. Clue Release Dates:
        1. 4/15/17 – Clue 1
          4/22/17 – Clue 2
          4/29/17 – Clue 3
          5/6/17 – Clue 4
      2. Jimmy Beans Discussion Board
      3. Silver’s Project Page for It.

 

 

For 2016:

(all links below will go to the Threads with the details on Ravelry. If you do not have a Ravelry account, the links will not work exactly like they do if you have one.  So, I will also provide the Rules here as well, so you can see the guidelines the projects must be in!) I will also be listing my project title below so that you can check in on my Project Pages on Ravelry on each one, if you so choose…

  1. Gilmore Girls KAL

    1. Hosted By: The Geeky Girls Knit Podcast and The Knitted Broomstick Podcast
    2. Details:
        • Runs from 1-August through 30-September
        • Details – any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us that it relates to Gilmore Girls
        • No WIPS – Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-August and finished no later than 30-September
        • Feel free to poly-dip in other KALs as long as it fits in with other rules
        • Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, PM JavaPurl or veganjilly or Email the Geeky Girls at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com – to be announced
        • Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway
        • Bonus entry if you knit C.C.’s Where You Lead, I Will Follow Socks (Gilmore Girls Inspired) – see the 2nd post in the FO thread for how to post for your bonus entry
        • Must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group & The Knitting Broomstick Podcast group on Ravelry to participate
        • The Chatter Thread for this KAL is in this group
        • Must post a photo of your finished project in the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group Ravelry thread for Gilmore Girls KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag #GilmoreGGKTKB
        • Thread will be locked the morning of 1-October and winner(s) drawn on the next Geeky Girls Knit Podcast following that
        • Winners will be announced on both the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast & The Knitting Broomstick Podcast
        • For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!
    3. Project/Projects Entering:
      1. Hollow By The Sea – Finished 9/6
      2. Chocobo-Coffee Addict – Finished 9/13

 

 

 

  1. Miss Babs Fanatics Fall Shawl KAL

    1. Hosted By: Miss Babs Fanatics
    2. Details:
      1. Start date July 1
      2. No WIPs, new projects only
      3. Knit or crochet a large shawl/wrap, 700 yards or more
      4. By Rhinebeck (that’s October 15-16 this year. Complete your project, with photos and a link to your project page, by Midnight PST October 12, 2015 to be entered into our drawing.)
      5. In Miss Babs yarn
      6. You are welcome to participate whether or not you’re attending any of our fall shows!
    3. Project/Projects Entering:
      1. Progressive Progression Shawl – Finished 10/2

 

 

 

  1. Halloween CATT

    1. Hosted By: The KnitGirllls
    2. Details:
      1. Start a project on or after September 5th, 2016Finish that craft (any fall related craft will do)Post a picture of the finished craft in the FO thread and sell it to us as to why it’s fall/Halloween related.One post per FO but groups of things count once. For example, a tray of baked pumpkin seeds counts as 1 FO together, not one per pumpkin seed.CATT will end November 1st.HAVE FUN!
    3. Project/Projects Entering:
      1. I’ll Get You My Pretty! – 10/31
      2. Everyone LOVES A KitKat! – 10/30

 

 

 

  1. Downton Abbey KAL

    1. Hosted By: The Knitting Broomstick
    2. Details: These are written directly on the Chatter Thread for the KAL.
      1. RULES AND GUIDELINES:

        • This KCAL runs from November 1 – November 30, 2016.
        • WIPs ARE allowed! You must, however, FINISH your project during the month of November.
        • All projects submitted to the FO thread must have something to do with Downton Abbey. Your project may be inspired by the characters, settings, events, themes, costumes, etc. It may be a pattern that is inspired by Downton Abbey, or yarns named after Downton Abbey, etc.
        • Please restrict chatter to the chatter thread; all FOs go to the FO thread (no chatter there).
        • You may submit as many FOs as you like. Each FO is an entry into the prize drawing. If it is not immediately apparent how/ why your project fits in with the KCAL, please explain briefly in your post.
        • You must be a member of The Knitting Broomstick group to be eligible to win prizes.
        • FO thread will be locked on December 1, 2016, and prize winners will be announced on the first podcast episode of December.
        • Poly-dipping in other KCALs is absolutely fine!
        • Ravelry crafts only: knitting, crochet, weaving, and spinning.
        • Prize winners have 30 days from the day the podcast announcement goes live to claim their prize. After that I will award them to someone else. Thank you for understanding!
    3. Project/Projects Entering:
      1. Sookie’s Squash Blossoms – Finished 11/23

“Lorel Eyes Binge Mystery Knit-Along”

  1. Hosted By: Renegade Knitwear, Jimmy Beans Wool, and Lorna’s Laces.
  2. Details: There will be three clues, released over the course of 3 days. Clue #1 comes out November 25th, which is the release date for the Gilmore Girls Reboot!More Details can be found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lorel-eyes-binge-mkal/.

 

  1. TKB Sock Club 2016

    1. Hosted By: The Knitting Broomstick
    2. Details:
      1. Set your personal sock knitting/ crocheting goal for the year. This can be ANYTHING; whatever works for you! Your goal may be knitting one pair of socks this year, or 12, or 52! It’s up to you!
      2. Any socks are acceptable. Knit or crochet, baby socks or adult,or a mix of various sizes!
      3. Any weight yarn
      4. Any patterns
      5. All sock projects submitted must be finished during the year of 2016. No WIPs or FOs from previous years.
      6. Share your goal here in this thread! (You can change it ANYTIME if need be!)
      7. Share your yarns, progress pics, chat away, have fun!
      8. Enabling is encouraged! Bwahahaha……
      9. Post every sock FO in the FO’s only thread! By the end of the year, we’ll have a gorgeous thread full of finished socks!
      10. Tag your projects on Instagram, Twitter, and here on Ravelry with hashtag TKBsockclub
    3. Project/Projects Entering: (want to finish 12 total)
      1. Hermione ❤ Ron – Finished 4/26
      2. Watermelon Socks – Finished 2/28
      3. Salan Loves All of the Patterning – Finished 7/8
      4. Carrie Loves The Blues – Finished 7/7
      5. Lia Loves The Rainbow – Finished 6/22
      6. Chocobo-Coffee Addict – Finished 9/13
      7. I’ll Get You My Pretty! – Finished 10/31
      8. Tait This Purple Grand!?!? – Finished 10/26
      9. Judy’s Wrapped Up In Purple – Finished 11/18

 

 

  1. Silver’s WIP-down 2016

    1. Details:
      1. 1) You must be a member of the group
        2) You must post FO pictures in this thread.  One post per project.
        3) Remember: Hats/Washcloths/Smaller items may be counted.  However, 4=1 entry.
        4) Poly-dips are allowed!  🙂  *NEW RULE*
        5) Any project finished in 2016 will count. *RULE CHANGE*
    2. Projects Entering:
      1. Blankets
        1. Pink Weave ❤ – Finished 11/4
        2. A Fiery New England – Finished 12/20
        3. T’s Heart’s In New England – 12/24
        4. Mermaid in A Half-Shell – Finished 12/10
      2. Shawls
        1. Hollow By The Sea – Finished 9/6
        2. Franken-Peach Shawl – Finished 10/9
        3. Hitching A Ride on The Grey Train – Finished 12/8
      3. Socks
        1. Chocobo-Coffee Addict – Finished 9/13
        2. I’ll Get You My Pretty! – Finished 10/30
        3. Tait This Purple Grand!?!? – Finished 10/26
        4. Judy’s Wrapped Up In Purple – Finished 11/18
      4. Cowls
        1. Kelley Lives Downstairs – Finished 10/24
        2. Sookie’s Squash Blossoms – Finished 11/23
        3. Cora (l) Lives Upstairs – Finished 12/30
      5. Other – Mostly stuff for Buiz to sell…
        1. Everyone LOVES A KitKat! – Finished 10/30
        2. KitKat Hat #1 – Finished 12/28