November was a busy month! The Tanis Fiber Arts Ravelry Forum was buzzing with activity as we had two simultaneous knitalongs, for those wanting a little extra push to get a jump on their holiday knitting, or to tackle a perfect little accessory for the chilly months ahead. The Holiday Knitting KAL was for those making something with TFA yarn that they intended to give as a gift, and 40 knitters participated. Check out the amazing gifts that some lucky people are going to receive this month:
smallfanfan's Shift of Focus , danimily's Stockholm Scarf , knitstashley's November TFA Knit Along , GreenBeanString's Winter Bloom, somesylvie's Mitts for Jen and Marie . Row 2: JamieLynn16's Joyce's Fiddlehead Mittens , hazelbranch's Peregrine's Solstice Oak , PamDKnits' LT's Hugging Monster , KillerBunny's Secret Christmas Mittens, knerdy's Newborn Vertebrae , Row 3: lambdamuepsilon's Wear the Flag, binthereknitthat's Sweet Lilac, tanisfiberarts' Abby's Heart Hat , MaryKnits7's Arching Leaves Socks , rdtebby's Windward . Row 4: tanisfiberart's Elliot's Crazy Hat , CarlaBeeCreations' Christmas Dinner, tanisfiberarts' End Of November mitts , pfong001's Rainbow Fish Hat Toddler/Preschooler size, Quellefille's Wool Leaves. Row 5: binthereknitthat's Alpha Storm , CecileinIndiana's Four Season's Hat , RoseHiver's Angela's Mittens , hotcheese's Cabled Canuck, debbieknits5000's winter hat.
The Accessories KAL featured TFA patterns only (did you know there are currently eighteen TFA patterns for accessories?! Plus all the 2012 club patterns!) and 38 knitters took part. Naturally there was some crossover between the KALs, as accessories are often the perfect knitted gift.
knerdy's Arching Leaves Socks , AmyMercer's Cabled Canuck, Janalukas' Guernsey Triangle, Dheuff's Christmas Socks, knittedblissJC's Strada , Row 2: YarnAndYarn's KAL Guernsey Triangle , Janalukas' Winter Fairview , GreenBeanString's Sleep Tech Dressy , KillerBunny's Cabled Canuck hat, TTeresa's /infinitude Scarves (3). Row 3: twinsknit's KAL Socks, tankinisurf's Fiddleheads , debbieknits5000's buttonless buttons cowl , Janalukas' Deep Sea Solaria , Dheuff's Hockey Hat . Row 4: Prairie-Knitter's The Four Seasons Winter Hat TFA KAL , knitininto's Stormcrest , yarnslayer's Cabled Canuck, Tarazed's Martini Olives, GreenBeanString's Moonset, Row 5: Quellefille's Cabled Canuck , frazzled01's Gin and Tonc , knittedblissJC's Nashira XL , Dheuff's Holiday Hat, suzieville's Stormy Winds .
So. Many. Beautiful. Knits. It was so much fun checking the thread every day, sometimes several times, to follow everyone's progress through WIP photos, comments, setbacks, and triumphs. November was an amazing month, all thanks to these amazing knitters. One KAL participant from each thread was chosen at random to win a special skein of yarn. The winner of the Holiday Knitting KAL is knerdy, and the winner of the Accessories KAL is Janalukas. Congratulations, knerdy and Janalukas!