I recently discovered the wonderful ladies of Oh!Loops thanks to Periscope (I know, I'm late to the party as always). For the ZERO of you who don't already know, they run the annual Harry Potter KAL, a three-month-long knitting extravaganza that includes challenges, swaps, friendly competition, and prizes. To enter into the KAL, all you needed to do was purchase a hank of their limited-edition Harry Potter-themed hand-dyed yarn.
Sounds dreamy, right?
So naturally, after one broadcast from Sarah showing off only a few sneak peeks of the yarn, I chucked all my crafty plans out the window until January and decided I wanted - no - needed to participate if I wanted to quell my FOMO.
Now, we were all told that the yarn would be posted at midnight Pacific Time (sidebar: I live on the east coast, so that's 3AM for me!) We were also warned the yarn would sell fast. And boy, was that ever an accurate prediction. By the time I woke up at 2:50AM, logged into Etsy, bought a beautiful hank of Knockturn Alley DK-weight, and went back to bed, most of the 100+ hanks had been sold. CRAZY!
And now the real fun begins. Once I receive my hank in the mail, I'll also receive a letter stating which house I've been sorted into so I can start collecting points. And since yesterday, I've signed up for the Holiday Swap and already have a partner, which means we'll be swapping three packages during October, November, and December - one of my favorite times of year to swap!
There's still time to join, so if you're interested, make sure to check out the rules and get ready to pre-order some Oh!Loops yarn (if there's any left)! In the meantime, I'll just sit here, twiddling my thumbs in anticipation :)