Hapsarehappening KAL!

Goodness me, it's been non-stop around here over the last couple of weeks! I had a great trip up to Edinburgh to hang out with these lovely ladies at Kathy's Knits:

Book signing - 3

Left to right are: Me, Lucy Hague, Kate Davies and Gudrun Johnston. What a treat it was to be in the same room, and be able to chat and catch up. It has left me very inspired for future projects...

We were there to sign copies of our new book, The Book of Haps, which has been landing on doormats across the UK, and will soon arrive throughout the world. It has been somewhat overwhelming to hear everyone's lovely words about this project, but the enthusiasm has been infectious, and an epidemic of startitis has erupted! I've got Theme and Variation on my needles already, but I feel that a second project from the book is imminent. So what better way to celebrate this, then to run a knitalong?!

Book signing - 6

Over in our Ravelry group (Arnall-Culliford Knitwear - have you joined yet?) you can participate in the HapsarehappeningKAL.

It's very straightforward:
The official kick-off is this Friday (17th June 2016), but no penalties if you can't wait that long! And it runs until Monday 8th August. 

Please join the Arnall-Culliford Knitwear group

Any pattern from The Book of Haps is eligible. 

There will be weekly work in progress (WIP) prizes of single pattern downloads from the book’s contributors, as well as the following finished object (FO) prizes at the end of the KAL: 
5 single pattern download codes 
A yarn prize for a finished hap 
A special bird-related prize for a finished Nut-Hap inspired by a specific bird

You are welcome to “double dip” in any other KAL running at the same time (other KAL rules may vary!). Louise Scollay is running a Bookofhaps-along in the KnitBritish group that is open to double dipping - so you can knit one hap an enter both KALs.

To be eligible for WIP prizes, please post an in progress photo in the WIP thread (chatter welcome), and in order to be eligible for an FO prize, please post in the relevant FO thread (Nut-Haps; General - no chatter please).

Details of the prizes will follow! 
Please tag your projects here on Ravelry, and hashtag across social media, with #hapsarehappeningKAL

You can see Ravelry projects tagged hapsarehappeningKAL here: http://bit.ly/1YmKayg
And Instagram images tagged #hapsarehappeningKAL here: Instagram haps

I'm planning to finish off my Theme and Variation - just 2 more edging stripes to go! And then I need to dig in my stash to decide what my next project will be. I am thinking of either Harewood by Bristol Ivy, Uncia by Lucy Hague or Shore Hap by Martina Behm. Too many lovely possibilities! There are already 90 projects from The Book of Haps loaded on Ravelry, so it won't be long before I start falling in love with other options, I'm sure...

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