Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer of Toys KAL

A few months back, I dreamed up a summer-long series of toy KALs.  I probably should have clued all of you in on it a bit sooner - but summer snuck up on me this year!  Among my other excuses are: having to attend 2 out-of-town weddings during the month of may (and I don't get time off at my work, I have to make up every day I miss - so it made for a chaotic month), and now I am preparing to go to my first ever TNNA in a week!  So much traveling!

But back to the Summer of Toys - as the temperature rises, I like to work on smaller projects - it's tough to want to work on a sweater when it's 90 degrees, especially if you don't have a/c.  Plus, if you are on-the-go, they travel well! 

To kick off the series, we'll be knitting Mr. Nubbins (if you aren't a Ravelry user, you can purchase the pattern by clicking on the 'Patterns' page on the sidebar to your right). 

From now ‘til the Fourth of July, the Army of Mr. Nubbins is recruiting. It’s your patriotic duty to answer the call - cuteness wins over all!  He’s a fun-loving trouble-maker you can knit in a day using 1 skein of malabrigo rasta, but use any yarn you like - just remember to tag your projects in Ravelry with “summeroftoysKAL" or leave a comment with your FO photos.

And of course - there are prizes involved!

Most creative buttons/bow tie combo will be awarded some Found Buttons! They will be super-special ones not listed in my Etsy shop, and worth of another Mr. Nubbins (or perhaps a Ms. Nubbins), should you choose to make another one!

I will also award a few FREE copies of my next soon-to-be-released toy pattern (top secret!) to some randomly selected people, using a random number generator to choose from posts in the FO thread (and, if applicable, comments with FO photos on my blog).

Hop on over to my Ravelry Group to stay updated on what's next for the Summer of Toys...

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