Monday, June 28, 2010

What are She-Knits Mystery KAL's??

What are She-Knits Mystery KAL's?
Well, to start with a KAL (knit-along) is an adventure in which knitters are working on a common project at the same time. She-Knits Mystery KAL's, are the same idea however, though you know what the object is that you are going to knit (i.e. a purse or a shawl etc) and are given the materials information, you do not know what your project looks like until you knit the weekly clues and see as it emerges off your needles.
To be or not to be She-Knits NOTIFIED! -
If you want to receive the She-Knits once monthly brief  Newlsetter, which will tell you about;  new patterns, when the next She-Knits Mystery KAL is going to be open for sign-ups as well as early bird discount information  please enter your e-mail addy in the purple box on the right side of this blog.(scroll down a bit)
How does the Mystery KAL work?
CLUES - After you purchase the “pattern” from She-Knits Ravelry Shop it will be sent to your e-mail as a PDF, in small achievable sections, known as ‘clues’, on a weekly basis for the duration of the KAL.
VIDEO's - There are always accompanying on-line free YouTube videos created by Sharon that will visually support the knitter through specific techniques used within the pattern. You can view or join my YouTube Channel , SheKnitsSharonD, at any time.
COMMUNITY -There is also an group in Ravelry all about She-Knits pattern lover's with the nicest people in it called She-Knits Pattern Chat.. Sharon is the moderator and a participant in the group discussion. The group provides education, support and a very friendly community in which to chat. If you are interested in checking out She-Knits community, in which you will find the friendliest knitters ever and info and help regarding She-Knits patterns, go to She-Knits Pattern Chat
and read through some of the threads to get a sense of what to expect. The group is optional to join however I always ask those participating in the KAL to at a minimum join the group so they can stay aware of the IMPORTANT UPDATES in case of changes. You needn't participate in the thread if that kind of thing doesn't float your boat.
How do I sign-up for a She-knits Mystery KAL?
When sign-ups are open (and you will know when there are sign-ups if you have signed up for the above notification newsletter or if you checked out my Sheknits about me page in Ravelry) you can go to my She-Knits Pattern Shop, find the name of the pattern and purchase it. When your Paypal payment goes through (usually instantly) you will receive an e-mail to whichever e-mail is asociated with your Payapl account that has a link to the Mystery KAL acceptance letter that will tell you what to do next.
What if I am a LYS and have a group that wants to participate?
I am delighted when a group wants to participate and will offer a discount if 6 or more want to purchase the pattern from me all at once. Of course you will be buying the yarn from your LYS however you do purchase the pattern directly though me. For more details or to purchase a group of 6 or more patterns at a discount, contact me at sdreifuss (at)msn(dot)com.

4 Good reasons to do a She-Knits Mystery KAL's -

She-Knits Mystery KAL's have no bad language (maybe a little innuendo)
1. No calories,
2. You won't go broke
3. You may very likey learn a new skill or two and improve your knitterly knowledge
4.  At a minimum you will definitely have fun!

You get to work on your project with the group or completely at your own pace in the comfort of your own home, or wherever it is you like to knit.
These are the greatest things EVA! To get on She-Knits notification list which consists of a once monthly breif newsletter that will tell you when the next She-Knits Mystery KAL is open for sign ups and when new She-Knits patterns are published please enter your e-mail addy into the She-Knits Newlsetter purple box on the right ----------->>>>>>

Do you want to see some patterns that were initially SHe-Knits Mystery KAL's?
All completed KAL patterns become available to the public as a regular pattern once the KAL is officially over. Below are some links and pictures from previous She-Knits Mystery KAL's
 She-Knits Mystery #11 was Lovely Rita, a full sized shawl. The pattern is for sale
HERE in Ravelry
 She-Knits Mystery #7, from Spring 2012 was Cynthia, a sideways knit beaded shawl/scarf. The pattern is for sale HERE in Ravelry
Lovely Rita JJ 5

cynthia 002Cynthia COm window

She-Knits Mystery KAL #1 was in Summer of '09, and is called EMMA. The pattern is for sale HERE in Ravelry.
Here is EMMA.
Emma Purple

She-Knits Mystery KAL #2 was done in Fall of '09 and called Autumn Bag, which is now available HERE and HERE.
Autumn Original NeutralsAutumn Scarf Neutrals

Next was She-Knits Mini-Mystery called SHOSHIE and is a lace and beaded shawlette/scarf. This was incredibly fun and popular, so much so that I decided to do another lace and beaded shawl for the next Mystery after Shoshie.

Then She-Knits Mystery KAL #3 was ROBIN + Robin Flew the coop, a beaded shawl or no beads...your choice. Both are now available to the public.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

#96 She-knits gets used to the quiet

Hi there- this is the first podcast in my new format. I will write the shownotes in the new segments. I want to apologize for the stretches of seeming silence between segments. There is music there however for whatever reason it is very very soft. I will improve upon that next podcast.

Title talk
It is ridiculously quiet around here because I only have my youngest guy home. Man oh man life with an 8 year old is sweet. If it were this quiet all the time I would long for more noise however as it is I am enjoying and taking advantage of the quiet.

What am I doing in my knitting world?
There is still time (until June 29th) to sign-up for She-Knits Mystery KAL #$ Lizbeth
Also please sign-up for my once a month (or once every two months) notification e-newletter in which I will tell you when new She-Knits patterns are published and when new sign-ups are open for the next She-Knits Mystery KAL...She-Knits Mystery KAL #5 is going to be a felted bag (or two). GO to to takes 5 seconds!
Twist Collective is awesome.

As I Said, I only have one of the seven home...and it is quiet. Also, do any kids know what it is to receive or write letters to home anymore

New and Nice
Romanesque and a yummy new M+M- I found THIS free sample offer

Have you had a colonoscopy....awake?

Gratitude and good thoughts
So many things to be grateful for , I have to limit it just 3. Two people to whom I am sending good thoughts their way.