It's all happening again: the 2017 Gift-a-Long!

It's the most knitterly time of the year! Certainly for those of us enjoying autumn – but even if you're not in the northern hemisphere, the impending Giftmas might have you feeling a certain pressure. And then there's the Gift-a-Long. Even if you're strictly a selfish knitter (and you know I approve of that!), even if your cold toes aren't chastising you for slacking all summer long, it's hard to resist the madness.

I've explained it all before, so let me just hit the highlights: week-long discount – starting tonight; well, 8pm in New York, which will be 2am tomorrow here in Zurich – on thousands of patterns. Knitalongs and crochetalongs on every possible kind of thing to craft. Games, prizes, chat, new friends, new designers to obsess over. There's also an Instagram challenge this year – I'll be sharing some of my GAL favourites as we go, plus interviewing a few inspiring designers here on the blog. You in?

The main group is unbelievably super active so if you'd like some GAL chat you can actually keep up with, head on over to Miranda's Lounge. You should definitely dip your toes in the regular GAL threads as well! They're friendly and fun and also, prizes, remember? But you know, every rave needs a chillout space. We've got ours.