This year, I'm participating in a large event: Indie Design Gift-Along 2014.
There's a sale that anyone can participate in (use the code giftalong2014 between 20:00 EST tonight and November 21 23:59 to receive 25% participating patterns)
and a large event with games and prizes being held at the following Ravelry forum: ravelry.com/groups/indie-design-gift-a-long , running until December 31st at midnight.
Not on Ravelry? Really? I'm very sorry to hear that. If you knit, crochet, weave, or spin, go on and give it a go...it's brilliant!
How big is this event? Well, here's what the talented designer from http://www.80skeins.com/ threw together to describe it: