I'm very excited to be participating as a designer and also as a knitter (possibly also as a crocheter; I did work with both for my projects last year) for the third time.
What is the Gift-A-Long?
It's a lot of great things!
First off, it's an event hosted by the Indie Design Gift-A-Long Group on Ravelry , a knit and crochet along, with crocheters and knitters gathering in the group to chat and cheer one another on while making gifts (for others or for ourselves!) in November and December. The event runs from November 22nd, 8pm EST to December 31st, Midnight EST, and features lots of great prizes! Prizes are won through fun games, random draws, and trivia questions. There are multiple categories for projects, and chat threads for each of these. Any design by a participating designer is eligible for joining-in; any paid pattern (not free) is eligible for winning prizes.
Secondly, there is a sale! From November 22nd, 8pm EST to November 30th, 11:59 EST, participating Indie Designers are offering between 5 and 20 of their independently published patterns at 25% off. To take advantage of the sale, use the coupon code: giftalong2016. Head to the Gift-A-Long group linked above to find the full list of participating designers!
Thirdly, it's International and lots of fun!
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Are you joining in?
FAQ: What is an Opadoo? The Opadoo, as a participant's adorable young daughter has dubbed the noble octopus, is noted for having 8 arms, and there are 8 categories of patterns in the Gift-A-Long. Complete 8 projects in the Gift-A-Long? You have tamed the Opadoo.