This month I have my first sew along for you! I am so excited. It looks like most quilt alongs start in January and run through the year – so if you know of one that is going to start next year let me know. If I get enough that will start in January I will do a special quilt only roundup.
County Fair 2017 KAL
Ends October 31, 2017
Ravelry Group Link > Unraveling with Greg and Joey
Honestly I didn’t know there were County (or State) Fairs that had competitions for crafty things. I guess I should go to the one that is happening next month in my town. Normally I skip them because I don’t like the wild rides and I don’t trust myself around deep fried oreos. But if you have a county or state fair near you and enter any of your gorgeous items then you can enter them to win a prize in the Unraveling with Greg & Joey KAL. It is run through their Ravelry group. You get one entry for each one thing you entered in a fair.
Double Dip KAL
Ravelry Group Link > Bede Sisters
This one is fun. The only way you can enter a finished object is for it to also be entered in another KAL/ CAL. Any project you finish after October 1 can be entered once. She has prizes that will be given out at the end. I love this one because seriously you get to double dip, and as part of the entry you have to say what other KAL it qualifies for! I already have 2 things in there. I learned about this KAL on her podcast go look her up on ITunes you will love it.
Socktober Mystery KAL
Ravelry Group Link > Carolina Fiber Girls
Honestly I found this one when I was looking at the Double Dip thread on Ravelry! If you are a sock knitter you will be interested in this one. You can get the pattern for $3 with the discount code SOCKTOBERMKAL2017. Sock knitting is something I haven’t mastered (I have tried but end up stabbing the yarn with a double pointed needle that eventually slips out and ruins the whole thing) but I want to see all the socks you come up with.
Literary Sew Along
Site Link > Following the Thread
No Prizes. On going with no end date.
This one is a little different. “It is a sewalong to celebrate the joy of reading and making; it is not a competition or a contest but rather a relaxed and open ended group project.” I am so in love with this concept. The way it works is she picks a book, everyone reads it over a 6 week period, there will be discussions and sharing on the book itself. Everyone gets to decide what they want to make and then explain why it is inspired by the book. At the end there will be a linkup (party?) for everyone to share what they made. If you learn one thing about me in life out side of the fact I am a prolific crafter – I am an even bigger reader. I average 3 books a week on a slow week. So anything that shares that reading experience I love. I used to be in a real life book club but after a few years it dissolved into a dinner night instead. The first book they are reading and sewing for is “Something Wicked This Way Comes”. So go get a copy and get inspired to sew something wonderful.