Friday, January 4, 2013

Looking Ahead

Wow what a crazy fun week. We announced the "Out of this World" KAL last week and officially CO to the first project January 1st. Well things have exploded since then and we are having a blast!!! We have already made some new friends, who in turn have also made some new friends of their own. We have two FO's posted already and lots of extra credit points being awarded.

Speaking of extra credit, last week we informed you that the new extra credit challenges would be announced every other Friday, so in sticking with that schedule the second challenge will be announced on Friday the 11th. Sarah and I are super excited for this particular challenge. It wasn't something we came up with on our own but when we heard about it, it was almost serendipity!!! It fits in perfectly with the theme of our KAL and we couldn't find a better cause if it was our soul mission in life.......well now that I have gotten your attention and hopefully peaked your curiosity and interest I'm going to say check back next week both here and in the extra credit thread on Ravelry for all the details!!!! I know Sarah and I will be participating and I hope you will as well

Last week we also informed you that the KAL was going to run for a period of four months, and that each month would pertain to a new project and a new way for you to challenging yourself knitting wise. We indicated that each months project would be announced and outlined the last week of the current month. Well this format still remains true, however we got to brainstorming and came up with a fun idea. We indicated that the only month in which you would be required to purchase something new was for the fourth and final project. So we wanted to give a little more information about what that means. Now don't get to excited, we aren't going to reveal what the project is going to be just yet, but we are going to give you a little more information about it, so that you have plenty of time to prepare.

First since we are asking you to purchase something, we need to clarify that the new purchase must be from our etsy shop Oh! Loops. Each month is about challenging yourself and for many of you this will be your first time knitting with our yarn. So you are being challenged to knit with yarn from new indie dyers. So how will that work? Starting Monday January 7th we will have two pre-order listing in our shop. One for skeins with a more feminine color scheme and the other with a more masculine color scheme.  Similar to our club subscriptions you won't know what the actual skein will look like until it arrive at your door but you will know what colors to expect. If you would like to purchase these official "Out of this World" KAL colourways you will have the opportunity to do so. These listings will remain in our shop until Friday March 1st and you would need to purchase by no later than that date. We will then have all skeins dyed and shipped no later than March 22nd so that you have your yarn in hand to CO for the final project by April 1st. We will also let you know that at least 200 yards of the yarn used for the final project must be Oh! Loops yarn, so with that said you will be given the option to purchase either worsted weight skeins that are 237 yards or our Platinum fingering weight yarn that is 467 yards. If you choose not to purchase the official "Out of this World" colourways you are more than welcome to purchase any skein listed in the shop. Our regular shop updates happen every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month so there will be plenty of colourways to choose from if you don't wish to purchase the KAL colourway.

More information about the final KAL project will be announced earlier in the month of March so that you have time to get the materials needed. We hope we haven't stressed you out, this is all about having fun!!! So please, please have fun!!!

Don't forget that the first part of the first collection released in 2013 will go up in the shop Monday January's only 4 days away

We look forward to knitting will you all this year and can't wait to see all the "Out of this World" FO's!!!!




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