Join the #LitLoveKAL!

LitLoveKAL announcement
LitLoveKAL announcement

I am so excited about this!! My friend Jennifer (aka DriftlessKnitter on Ravelry) and I have teamed up to bring you a fun KAL.  We’re calling it the Lit Love KAL – because the challenge is to make any fiber-based project that can be tied to literature.  The project can knit, crochet, weaving, spinning, etc. as long as you can somehow claim it is literary-themed, whether through the pattern name, designer name, yarn brand or colorway, etc.  You just need to convince us it’s literary-based (we’ll be lenient 🙂 ).

The KAL will run from today (Feb 1) until March 31, 2017. There will be prizes, although Jennifer and I are still working out the details on what they will be. Prize recipients will be chosen via random number generator from a list of all the finished projects. We each have our own prizes, and in order to be eligible you just need to join our groups and post your finished project!

We would love for you to stop by and discuss what you’re making, the yarns you’re using – or what books you are reading. My goal for 2017 is to read one book a month so I need some ideas. 12 books doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s more than I’ve read the last few years – unless you count books like Hop on Pop and The Velveteen Rabbit … which by the way, would totally count for the KAL :-).

If you participate, please use hashtag #LitLoveKAL on social media so we can find your wonderful posts.

For all the details, rules, prize descriptions (eventually) and chatter, go to


I decided to spread some Lit Love myself…

Literacy has always been a big part of my life.  Growing up, we always had lots of books to read at home, my mother was part of the local Literacy Board for years, and we’ve made it a priority in our home to read to Little Chick practically every night.  Which is probably why she’s such an avid reader, even at age 6.

I know however, that many kids don’t have the same luxury of owning dozens of books, or a home that focuses on reading.  That said, I have decided to offer a 30% discount during the length of the KAL for all my patterns if you use the code  LitLoveKAL.  The 30% you save will be donated at the end of the KAL to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

I am also opening up the prize bin so if you donate to a literacy charity (including your local library), start a Little Free Library, or participate in some other activity to promote literacy, I will add your name to the prize pool (I may come up with a special prize for these extra activities).

Will you be joining the KAL?

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