Get ready for the 2020 edition of the UseWhatYouHaveKAL

Get ready for the 2020 edition of the UseWhatYouHaveKAL

Hej and Kia Ora from New Zealand!

After a super busy time packing, selling house, moving, finding house, settling in and oh… living a little I now officially landed in my new home base NEW ZEALAND! but don’t think I’ll give up designing OR writing! Ha.

First things first: This year is almost over! WHAAAAT?? 2020 is upon us, this year has whooshed by in the blink of a few eyes and I hardly had time to knit. Tss. yeah. Shame on me. BUT!

I promise I’ll make up for that next year (new year’s resolution: check!)

How about we give the blockbuster UWYH-KAL another round?

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UseWhayYouHaveKAL 2020 edition

After a stashbuster year 2019 with a staggering 268 finished objects (see them all here in my Ravelry group) the fun continues! (with a few little tweaks :P)

If you have been knitting/crocheting with us this year you know what to expect, but if you’re feeling up for a new challenge come and join the fun!

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Song for Elizabeth by Kateřina Fantová

NEW RULES:
Mrsmumpitz start with drawing a random winner from the all finished objects in the new FO-thread that have been finished between Jan 1st and Jan 31st on Feb 1st. I’ll be wrapping a little something for this person.
THIS PERSON then is doing the same for someone else on March 1st and so on. So this year the winner of the previous month wraps a prize for the next month.
It’s a lot easier to keep track this way 🙂

So if you want to join, make sure you’re willing to give a prize and ship it worldwide, too! We’re literally across the globe.
Wrap something you would also be happy receiving, pack some love and maybe something local, too, to make your prize extra special!

Any questions? Fire away in the chat thread.

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My first UWYH2019 FO :Worsted Sock Arms sweater

How does this KAL work?
Your library is filled with lovely patterns that you always wanted to make but never found the time or yarn for, yet?

Your stash is overflowing with yarns that are looking for a project partner?
Let’s mix patterns and stash yarn (as far as possible) and knit or crochet what we have!

This will be a fun event for all of 2020, with cool prizes and new and old friends. If you share your projects on Ravelry, please post them in the FO thread and chat away in the chat threads 🙂

Grab any stash yarn you had in your stash BEFORE JAN 1st 2020 and match it to a pattern that you owned before Jan 1st 2020 (free, paid, book, digital, NOT YOURS and none that you already used before) and mix them both.

Please tag your projects with UWYH2020

If sharing on social media please use the tag UWYH2020 so that we can find your lovely projects!

Cast on is on Jan 1st 2020!

To enter the monthly prize drawings:
1: create a project page and add Designer name, pattern and yarn brand / dyer
2: tag your project with UWYH2020

Projects cast on before Jan 1st 2020 are not eligible for this KAL.

Ps: This means in no way that you shouldn’t buy new patterns or yarns! But for this KAL pease use only what you already have. They deserve the love, too!!

Kia Kaha!

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Tipsy Toe Socks by Sybil R

It’s finally time to grab those pretty yarns you had in your stash until now and mix and match them with the patterns you have in your trunk/library/book shelf/Ravelry queue for ages, because we’ll Use What We Have and marvel at the wonders we had forgotten about already.

This will be a fun event for all of 2020, with cool prizes and new and old friends. Discover old but new designs from new but old designers, pretty yarns and just make beautiful things!

And cast on is Jan 1st 2020!

Head over to my Ravelry group and join the fun.

How to join this?

First of all: Join my group on Ravelry. (It’s free, no excuses! :P) and chat away in the warm up chats! (There are two chats, one in English and one in German)

Second: Grab any stash yarn you had in your stash BEFORE JAN 1st 2020 and match it to a pattern that you owned before Jan 1st 2020 (free, paid, book, digital, NOT YOURS and none that you already used before) and mix them both.

In your Ravelry project page: Tag yarn (if applicable) and designer (same), rate pattern and tag your project with UWYH2020, so that we can find it.

Projects cast on before Jan 1st 2019 are not eligible for this KAL.

If sharing on social media please use the tag #UWYH2020 so that we can find your lovely projects!

Third: Finished? Post a picture of your FO in the FO-thread and hit Love for all the other lovely projects you see in there. You are very welcome to post progress pictures and thoughts and chat away in the chat threads.

The winner of the monthly prize will be randomly chosen from the FO thread, so hit your stash and queues and cast on!

Free, paid, or gifted patterns and books can be used, as long as you already had them in your library on Ravelry before cast on 🙂

Ps: This means in no way that you shouldn’t buy new patterns or yarns! But for this KAL pease use only what you already have. They deserve the love, too!!

In this way everyone has fun, your yarns and patterns get the love they deserve and we finally get to use them! 

And if you want to donate a prize we’d be as happy as clams, so contact me if you do.

Let’s make 2020 a happy year!

I’ll hit my stash now and start knittinnnnnnnnnnng!!!Image

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