Another way that I get gifts knit throughout the year, is participating in a year-long challenge (a different kind of KAL). One designer I truly love is Woolly Wormhead. On her Ravelry group, they created a challenge to knit a Woolly Dozen.
I’ve participated each year, and have yet to actually knit a dozen, but it does help me get part of the knitting done. Some hats goto the school holiday fair, some are given as gifts during the year, some are donated, and one or two are wrapped up as Christmas gifts.
Below is a peek at one of four I’ve managed to complete this year (yikes!)