Dec 4, 2012

Holiday Sparkle KAL

Something really strange happened to me over the weekend.  I'm usually bursting with inspiration, anxious to cast on the next project, but on Sunday, I found myself without a new project to work on.  I can't tell you how disoriented I felt, scrolling page after page of patterns and projects only to wonder why I wasn't feeling the love. 

I went through my stash, I went through my library of knitting books, I went through Ravelry again.  And then I remembered a lovely message I got from Tracey asking if I had plans to host a new knitalong for December.  That did it ... I was cured!

Smitten (a Holiday Garland), Knit Picks

Tracey and I are co-hosting the Holiday Sparkle KAL over on the project: stash KAL group on Ravelry, and we hope you'll join us.  I did a quick search on Ravelry for decorative patterns, and the list was mind-boggling.  These two photos show just the tip of the iceberg ... as I warned others, be careful not to go too far down the rabbit hole!

Julekuler from 55 Christmas Balls to Knit
The Holiday Sparkle KAL begins today and will end on January 1, 2013.  We hope to offer a bunch of prizes for all types of categories (e.g. colorwork, most FOs, etc.) so please join our group and stay tuned.  These lovely projects will make great gifts, festive decorations for your own holiday celebrations, and/or a nice touch for charity.  I'm thinking that my local community center might like some colorful (s)mittens like the garland above to bring color and cheer. Come sparkle with us!


  1. I love all your KALs, I wish I had more time to participate in them all! I will keep my eyes peeled though and attempt to join in!

  2. Sounds like great fun is in store. I'm not much of a one for KALs I'm afraid but I did make myself a festive decoration ... a mini felted Christmas tree. I even blogged about it.

    I usually have the opposite problem when it comes to what's next ... too much to choose from!

  3. Another fun KAL, I'm going to crochet some Christmas Toadstools. Thank you for organizing it. Deb x

  4. Strangely, Evelyn, I've been doing the same thing, searching Rav, books, blogs, etc. for the next project. Something to get excited about. Could it be PKS (Post-KAL Syndrome)?

    Holiday Sparkle sounds like the perfect cure.

  5. I'll bet that this KAL will become very creative!

  6. I can totally identify with that. I've been feeling a little under-inspired with my projects, and the answer is... start a new one! hehe. This Christmas garland is very cute too:

  7. Cute projects for the next KAL. I unfortunately won't participate this time around. Lots to do.