I decided to host this Journey-along for many reasons, but mainly because I adore the designers and I love each and every design in this book! This last fall, as I shared my enthusiasm for Journey and my plan to knit through all 6 designs before the book even arrived at the shop and I discovered that I was not alone. Many knitters said they were planning to do the same - or at the very least, knit a good number of projects from the book – so, I got to thinking… Why not knit the Journey projects together?!
The plan to knit through 6 designs isn't one for the faint of heart with two sweaters and 4 accessories that I can’t seem to just knit one of - yeah, I'm pretty much hopeless. During the process, I want each of us to enjoy each of the projects and not feel rushed – I have enough deadlines and rushing in my life, and I’m sure you do too.
I patiently waited for the hustle and bustle of the holidays to subside before digging in, all the while I kept in mind that things will get crazy again shortly before Thanksgiving. So, I decided for everyone’s enjoyment – and sanity – to wrap things up in November before the next holiday season is upon us. It will also be about the same time the book was released, so I thought it would be fun to round up the projects as a sort of happy 1-year anniversary for Journey!
Are you ready for the Journey-along? I am and I really hope you’ll join me in the fun! I know many of you have been waiting patiently for the details, so without further delay, here's the scoop…
|| Dates || February 12th – November 19th A nice leisurely Knitalong.
|| Sign Up || Join the Journey-along by simply completing this form. Don’t worry… your information is private. You don't need to sign up to join the fun, but you must be signed up and cast on a Journey project to be eligible for the giveaways.
|| Details || • Knit one design,two, all six, the same one five times – just cast on and knit away! • FO status is not required, but finishing is encouraged. • You can sign up with a Journey WIP. Jane and Shannon are hosting their Journey Knit Along through Feb. 26th and it’s okay if you want to double-dip. The more, the merrier! • Most importantly, have fun!
|| WHERE and HOW to Participate || The Journey-along is an online Knitalong that I’ll be hosting in the Firefly Fibers Ravelry Group – this the best place to join in the fun, meet and interact with other knitters, chat away about your favorite Journey design (or designs), ask questions, share progress, encourage each other and more!!! You can also share your progress on other social media (facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest…). In addition to Ravelry, I’ll be sharing my progress on facebook, instagram and twitter!
Wherever you share your Journey progress, please use the hashtag #journeyalong so we can all be inspired!
Last, but not least…
|| Journey and the Patterns || If you don’t own Journey yet, there are so many options: - Check with your LYS and buy local. If you’re local to Firefly Fibers, we are fully restocked (print copy includes the eBook and Ravelry PDF patterns). I can ship, too. - Ravelry has several options including the eBook, individual PDF patterns. - Amazon.com: The place with everything, including Journey!
>As an added bonus… Shannon and Jane are sponsoring my first giveaway with two copies of the Journey eBook – thanks so much, ladies! Two lucky participants will be selected one week into the KAL (Wed. Feb, 19th) – remember, the only requirements to enter are filling out the sign up form and that you have a WIP during the KAL (it doesn’t have to be finished). This prize is perfect to kick off the Knitalong! If you’re purchasing individual patterns, you could own the full eBook and if you already own the eBook, I’m sure another knitter wouldn’t mind a Journey eBook gift!
So, if you haven’t done so already - decide on your first pattern, gather project supplies, swatch and get ready to start the Journey-along!
Are you inspired? Do you want to go on a Journey-along with me?