You guys, I don't know if I've made it clear, but the Owinja that I designed for Berroco Vol 4 in their new wool, Ultra Wool, is one of my favorite things. The hard truth is that not every design is a favorite and the very, very hard truth is that sometimes it's about making the push to keep the gears turning and to keep the cash flowing in. When a design comes together just as imagined, in a great yarn, and it's one that you wear time and time again - magic.
I had actually dreamed of the KAL coming around because I had fully intended on knitting another Owinja. If you've known me long, you know that I can barely bring myself to knit a second sleeve let along a second sweater so, ya, it's really good. The sad thing of it is though, I might actually die if I try to participate in the KAL. I have a big 'ole project that just became official (which I will talk more about down the road) making this fall and winter pretty much out of the question for anything other than said project.
I am, however, working with Berroco to provide one of you lucky darlings a sweater's worth of the Berroco Ultra Wool in your choice of color so that you can participate in the KAL by knitting the Owinja. The KAL cast-on day is September 15th and bind-off day is November 17th. New for Berroco, they're starting an optional newsletter series to keep you knitters "motivated and connected to the knit-along" which I think is helpful - especially when you're tackling a large project like a sweater.
So, here are the details for winning this yarn giveaway - a sweater's worth of Berroco Ultra Wool in your choice of color:
- You gotta want to knit the Owinja, sorry. HERE is a link to the pattern.
- Join the Berroco Lover's Group on Ravelry HERE.
- Come back here and comment, letting me know you're serious by posting your Ravelry Username. If you want to be doubly sure I have your contact information, you can send me a message through Ravelry with your email, letting me know you're in.
The giveaway opens on Friday, September 1st at 12am EST and closes Friday, September 8th at 12 am EST. I will select a winner at random and make the announcement later that morning. When I email you the fantastic news, I will need the size you're going to knit, your color choice, and your mailing address. Your yarn will ship promptly, direct from Berroco.
In addition to offering the giveaway, I will also be posting some tips and tricks for the knitting Owinja during the KAL here on the blog. I will also be following along the best I can on the Ravelry group, answering questions (hopefully) regularly - but if you're really stuck or just need a little encouragement that you're headed in the right direction, please hit me up via my contact page! I will be able to get back with you much more quickly that way.
Good luck, all & I can't wait to see all of the lovely projects unfold in the coming months!