Friday, 19 November 2010

Celebrating ........ and a giveaway too!

I bought a copy of the latest edition of Yarn Forward this week ........

Love my blog (2)

turned to this section ......

Love my blog (3)

and yippety doodah!! Look what I saw!!

Love my blog (1)

I cannot tell you just how thrilled, honoured and excited I am! The magazine said such lovely things, I've been going around with a big smile on my face! I never dreamed when I started my blog that it would ever be featured in a knitting magazine! So to celebrate, I'm having a little giveway. Three lucky people will receive one of the following goodies.....

two balls of Jojoland Melody, enough to make a pair of socks or a small shawl ........

Celebratory giveaways (1)

or three balls of Regia Pompon, perfect for slouching at home winter socks ......

Celebratory giveaways (2)

or three balls of Louisa Harding Kimono, a beautifully soft angora and wool mix. There's plenty to make some snuggly accessories, such as a scarf and gloves.

Celebratory giveaways (3)

All you need to do is become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already, that is!) and leave me a message telling me about another blog that you enjoy visiting. You've got until the end of November to do so, and I'll announce the winners on December 1st. I'm more than happy to post overseas, so what are you waiting for? I look forward to reading your blog recommendations. xx

24 comments:

The Garden Bell said...

Way too go, girl.. Congrats on the article and picture too.... Do you know KoraLee at

www.bluebirdnotes.blogspot.com

She is wonderful and lives in Vancouver, CA. Not about yarn, but I cherish her sweet words and wonderful daily pictures. She was featured in ARTFUL BLOGGING recently. Not to miss....


Have fun with your giveaway, it reminds me I need to do one soon, too.

Toodle-oo,
Kate

Poison_kitty said...

I've been reading your blog for ages now but I'm always too shy to leave a comment! Thrilled for you that you have been featured in such a popular magazine, it must be such a buzz to have your hard work recognised like that!

The blog I'd like to share with you is http://redshirtknitting.com/ She lives in the US and is famous for a tree-sweater! The post-before-last amused and amazed me - it's really worth a look!

Fluzz said...

I rather enjoy following Susan Crowe:
http://susancrowe.co.uk/

She's rather arty and while not a frequent updater, they are fun updates!

Rhian Drinkwater said...

Congratulations! You already follow a lot of my favourites, so I'm going to recommend Drip Drip Drop at http://rlchase.blogspot.com.

(And my own blog as well of course! http://thecraftygeek.blogspot.com)

Fingers crossed…

LT said...

Congrats, that's awesome!
I enjoy your blog a lot. I also enjoy reading:
http://eskimimiknits.com/
http://www.soulemama.com/soulemama/
http://getting-stitched-on-the-farm.blogspot.com/

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

Congratulations!!! That's amazing! I'm sure you're very chuffed. :)

I always like to read Kate Davies' blog http://needled.wordpress.com/

Kathy said...

Congratulations on becoming famous! You must be thrilled to be in print!

I like to read Diane at www.heartshaped.blogspot.com

not a knitting blog ... just life as it happens!
Love Kathy xxx

snoopydog said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'll have to buy a copy now that you are famous. I enjoy visiting Anne Hanson's Knitspot! Hope you have a great weekend! Ros

Clicky Needles said...

Oh well done - no wonder you're smiling.

I rather like Snoopydog's blog ~ actually I feel like the both of you are pretty good friends even though I don't really know you and would pass you in the street!

Well done again.
Clicky Needles x

http://snoopydogknits.blogspot.com/

Janice said...

Congratulations, what an honour to be in a British yarn magazine.
I follow http://tartstales.blogspot.com/ Lindsay is a friend of mine :-D And I follow http://bintys.blogspot.com/ I just love her bears.

Kathy said...

Wow, that is pretty cool. :)

Thanks for sharing the wealth.

It wouldn't be fair to say knitting sandwich, since that is how I found your blog.

I like spiderwomanknits.typepad.com

Stadtwaldvogel said...

Wow, Helen, that's AMAZING! Congratulations!

This is a blog I love, too: http://yarnloopie.blogspot.com/
I met Monika at Ravelry and she spins wonderful yarn and her blog is always interesting!

Have a great weekend and sleep with the magazine under your pillow :-)

Julia

Alison said...

I loved popping in and out of your blog but have never commented...more of a voyeur/stalker than an active participant LOL. Another blog I really love is the Rainey sisters'.They are American and live on opposite coasts but meet up regularly. Their knitting is amazing but their lives are so different to ours over here in so many ways.
Alison xxx (divadoll_1)

Jenny said...

You are becoming something of a celebrity but I'm pleased to say I knew you before you became famous. So many blogs I love it's hard to recommend just one but if you insist it might be www.doyoumindifiknit.typepad.com

Maria said...

Congrats!!!! I bet the smile is still there ☺
While not a knitting blog as she loves to crochet, I really enjoy Karin's blog http://karinaandehaak.blogspot.com/

I believe I am a follower, but will double check that

Mouse said...

Lovely yarn shop, thanks for the giveaway and keep up the good work on your blog. x

I love to follow blogs too, check my list on blog (my blog is very neglected so look very quickly) x

Northern Monkey said...

How exciting to get your blog in a magazine!

I like www.mooncalfmakes.co.uk but feel a bit rubbish about how slowly I knit when I see the number of projects she seems to churn out!

Polarpurplebear said...

I'm also a fan of your blog, but a quiet one! Well done on the magazine feature :)

As well as knitting I also lovvvve to bake - and judging by your latest post, so do you! I like www.letherbakecake.com for yummy baking ideas!

melissa said...

congratulations! what an honor! and a well-deserved one at that!

a blog that i very much enjoy is rachel's the times we are living.

http://www.timesweareliving.blogspot.com/

Jean said...

How exciting! I can't imagine my blog being featured in a magazine. It's all I can do to get anyone to read it!
Have a look at Batilou's blog. She has the most incredible knitting output. I've seen her work in the flesh and it is quite stunning. All this while she has a busy professional life as a nurse - not to mention her three teenage boys!
www.batilou.org

Vivianne said...

I don't know if anyone has recommended http://eskimimiknits.com yet, it's a lovely blog with great photography .....

Gina said...

Love not only the knitting, but the photos of places on your blog! If ever I get over to England and Ireland I want to visit the shops and locations you've mentioned.

I've also enjoyed this blog: www.knittingismyboyfriend.com by a 20-something knitter and forensic psychologist living near Ottawa, Canada.


Cheers and happy stitching,
Gina C.

Celeritas said...

Congratulations!

I love reading http://kiwiyarns.wordpress.com/

it really represents New Zealand to the world

AngelaT said...

Well done on being in print. I have been following your blog for a while - what a joy. I am impressed with how you get children knitting - we have tried with Girl Guides but it is always a challenge. Here is a link to a blog I visit regularly - afraid it is not knitting but it is thanks to this blog that I discovered blog land and it was only a small step from here to find knitting blogs and eventually yours.

http://allthingsstampy.blogspot.com/