Last year I did my FIRST West Knits MKAL. I don’t know what took me so long to join the party… it has all the things I love: knitting, drama, design, colour and community! I missed 11 MKALs… but I made up for it by doing West Knits MKAL #12 Shawlography in style: Cast On Party over brunch at Bloom with my sister Rhi and my friends Alex and Sarah. Then we checked in halfway at Sol Rooftop bar for lunch, cocktails and brioche knitting and then FO celebration lunch at Lucky Lupitas accompanied by margaritas and tacos!
It was so much fun to share the anticipation, the wins, the struggles – and just the companionate knitting time! – with this awesome bunch of women face to face, while also connecting with the knitting community worldwide as we worked through the weekly clues and videos. And played with delicious yarn.
This year is going to be even better. Yarn Trader are hosting a huge Cast On Party at Pirate Life Brewing on Oct 8. There’s going to be screens set up playing the first clue, there’s a pop up shop with knitting tools (we’ll need cable needles this year!!) and yarn kits (10% off for ticket holders), plus a drink and platters included with every ticket! And I’ll be there along with some others to provide some technical support to get you started. Tanya has promised other surprises too…
I have a free ticket to give away (tix are $49…but worth so much more!). I posted about this on Insta and Facebook yesterday, but just in case you missed it:
1 free ticket to the 2022 MKAL Cast On Party at Pirate Life Brewing, Port Adelaide on 8 October 11am-3pm
To be eligible you must follow Yarn Trader and Dear Pru on Insta and/or Facebook as well as be on the Dear Pru email list. You must also comment on Dear Pru’s Facebook or Insta Post about the MKAL event (2/9/22)
Draw is Friday 9 September at 6pm. Winner will be announced on Dear Pru’s insta and Facebook that night. Good luck!
Also: good luck choosing your your palate for 2022 MKAL… I’m still struggling to pick mine: so much beautiful yarn to choose from!