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ladyindica2000
07-13-2006, 12:35 PM
Ok, I have found that whenever I visit someone elses blog, they are always doing a KAL, swap, etc. How do you all ever find all of these in time to get entered?? I never seem to stumble onto them until after it is too late.

Help a girl out. I want to be part of all the fun too!!

Trish

horve1
07-13-2006, 12:41 PM
I've just made a habit of clicking on "view posts since last visit" every time I come to the board.

ladyindica2000
07-13-2006, 12:48 PM
I do that too, but a lot of the things that people are participating in aren't discussed here. Things like the Mystery shawl KAL, I had never heard of until I found it on someone's blog. I want to do those things too *whining and stomping my feet now*, LOL.

sara_jayne
07-13-2006, 12:54 PM
Do you mean KALs that are done here, as part of KH, or off-site KAL, like Project Spectrum, Secret Pal 8? I would imagine the off-site KALs are found by googling the pattern name and seeing what comes up.

Project Spectrum is sponsored by Lolly (http://www.lollygirl.com/blog/). There are lace KALs and stashbusting KALs.

I would say google away to see what you can find!

VickiIL
07-13-2006, 01:00 PM
Here are a couple that you can get in on NOW.

http://stitchmarkerexchange.blogspot.com

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Mystery_Stole_2 (This one closes today.)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/monthlydishcloths (another "mystery' KAL you are given a few lines a day.)

Some time at the end of the summer http://secretpal9.blogspot.com will start up.

Hmm...that's all I know abou that are open now that aren't part of KH.

rebecca
07-13-2006, 01:05 PM
I googled knit alongs and found this list (http://knitting.xaviermusketeer.com/2006knitalongs.html) for 2006 kal's.
Perhaps it's just me...I'm more comfortable doing a swap type of thing here, with people that I know...I've been burned a bit doing it with very anonymous people....and I don't mean to reflect badly on any of these off KH swaps, I'm sure that they are great, that was just my experience, and my 2 cents ;) .

sara_jayne
07-13-2006, 01:10 PM
Thanks for that KAL link Rebecca, it is great!

kellyjo32
07-13-2006, 01:15 PM
Where is the "view posts since last visit"? I can't find it, but I would love to start using that. I miss so much stuff too!

sara_jayne
07-13-2006, 01:26 PM
Where is the "view posts since last visit"? I can't find it, but I would love to start using that. I miss so much stuff too!

It should appear at the top of the first fourms page, on the upper right hand corner. (I hope this helps!)

kellyjo32
07-13-2006, 01:28 PM
gracias, gracias!!! :cheering:
it's my new favorite link!

ladyindica2000
07-13-2006, 03:56 PM
Here are a couple that you can get in on NOW.

http://stitchmarkerexchange.blogspot.com

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Mystery_Stole_2 (This one closes today.)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/monthlydishcloths (another "mystery' KAL you are given a few lines a day.)

Some time at the end of the summer http://secretpal9.blogspot.com will start up.

Hmm...that's all I know abou that are open now that aren't part of KH.

Yay!! Thank you thank you. That's just what I was looking for!! How do you know about these??

VickiIL
07-13-2006, 04:26 PM
Here are a couple that you can get in on NOW.

http://stitchmarkerexchange.blogspot.com

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Mystery_Stole_2 (This one closes today.)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/monthlydishcloths (another "mystery' KAL you are given a few lines a day.)

Some time at the end of the summer http://secretpal9.blogspot.com will start up.

Hmm...that's all I know abou that are open now that aren't part of KH.

Yay!! Thank you thank you. That's just what I was looking for!! How do you know about these??

I am part of the stitch marker exchange, secret pal 8 and the dish cloth. I debated joining the shawl one but have too many projects that need to be finished first.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-13-2006, 04:51 PM
Dn't forget... You can always join in one of the KALs right here at KH! (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewforum.php?f=4). We're pretty relaxed about them, too, anyone can pretty much join whenever they want to. And I always have a link to the Monthly Challenge in my signature (along with my cheering minions, of course!)

rebecca
07-13-2006, 05:08 PM
OH, Hilde...you are the :cheering: :cheering: Best

nicolethegeek
07-13-2006, 05:13 PM
I sense that Hilde's sig line is about to get longer! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Angelia
07-13-2006, 06:37 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Cheering minions... :rofling:

gimmesanity
07-13-2006, 09:06 PM
Oooh, check out sara with all the high-tech photoshopping... ;)


Hildie, I agree, you ARE the best.


:D

sara_jayne
07-13-2006, 09:08 PM
Oooh, check out sara with all the high-tech photoshopping... ;)


Hildie, I agree, you ARE the best.


:D

I'd hardly call it high tech! It was a cut and paste into MS Paint! ;)

and yes, Hildie is the best!

kemp
07-14-2006, 10:11 AM
if you check out secret pal 8 (http://secretpal8.blogspot.com/) for example, they usually post when the next one will begin as the current one is ending.

ladyindica2000
07-14-2006, 11:17 AM
Thanks all!! I will certainly be signing up for SP9. Looks like tons of fun.

rebecca
07-14-2006, 12:30 PM
Oooh, check out sara with all the high-tech photoshopping... ;)


Hildie, I agree, you ARE the best.


:D

I'd hardly call it high tech! It was a cut and paste into MS Paint! ;)

and yes, Hildie is the best!

Girl, you just wait til you get your photo software ;) Then...watchout :D