Summer is almost here and it’s time for some adventure! So in July will begin the leethal Adventure Knit-a-long!
A knit-a-long like no other, you will be led on adventures each week as you make choices about your knitting project. You’ll be able to choose between four different items – three accessories, or one smaller gifty item – and then all the items will have many different specific design options to choose from. Nothing will be that hard; there will be lots of different techniques used (like short rows, cables, slip-stitches, twisted sts…) but not more than a couple at the same time, and if you don’t like how one option is looking you can just pick another one! Any yarn weight can be used; most items will need about 1-2 skeins of yarn (normal accessory amounts), in one or more colors.
Most details will remain a mystery for now, during this get ready… phase, and then we’ll get set… on Monday July 1st. That’s when more details about the adventure knit-a-long itself, and about the different items, etc, will be revealed. Finally, we’ll go! on Friday, July 12th, when actual project knitting begins, with the second part going out the following Friday, and the final pattern section released Friday, July 26th.
If you pre-order now, you’ll just get an intro page, and you’ll get a discount for early pre-ordering – only $8 now.
The whole adventure collection of patterns can potentially make well over a hundred different specific items (with the four different item types and all the options involved), so when all is revealed and the knit-a-long is over, the collection price will be $12. But, since it’s all mysterious right now, and a new kind of knit-a-long I’ve never done before, I’m starting things out majorly discounted, then raising the price by $1 with each section’s release. So when the first official pdf goes out on July 1st, it’ll be $9, then up to 10 with the first section of knitting, 11 on the second week of knitting, and 12 at the end.
I’ve been planning this for a couple months now, and continue to work out all the details and knit up my sample items during this pre-order time, but I have enough done to tell you I am loving how the items are looking, and I am extreeeemely excited for this to begin!! I can’t wait to reveal more of the general details in a few weeks, because the way everything is going to be presented is special in and of itself. I’m just really happy with how it’s all coming together, so I wanted to get the ball rolling with the pre-order phase, because I just couldn’t stand waiting any longer!
To celebrate summer and adventures and the beginning of this project and everything else fun, I’m going to give away three knit-a-longs today (Monday June 10th)! Either comment here on the blog or tweet @leethal and tell me one adventurous thing you plan to do this summer (it can be anything from climb a mountain to stay up all night to play a new board game to watch a scary movie – your definition of adventure can be as broad as you want it to be!); if you enter on twitter, use #adventureKAL! I’ll pick three winners at the end of the day, randomly from all the adventure comments.
Edit: Winners have been chosen! I picked from both the comments here and on twitter, but random number generator chose numbers kind of close together, all in the blog group, sorry twitterers. The winners are misstlog, Nicole Reister, and Cindy Manzanares! Yay! Thanks everyone for playing – so many awesome adventures planned!!
Okay I hope you’re excited too! There are adventure placeholder pictures on the webpage that you can use for ravelry project pictures for now, and feel free to ask me any questions in the leethal group forums! I might not be able to answer them yet, but I’ll say what I can for now ;) Happy almost-summer!