Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Another month, another winner and another giveaway


Time to pick a winner for my July Pay it Forward giveaway. There were hardly any entries to win the lovely braid of fibre, so I guess it tells me that not many of you are spinners! The random number generator picked post 2 - so congratulations to Christine65. I'll be getting in touch with you to get your details so I can post your prize off to you. It really is the most gorgeous braid of fluff and I look forward to seeing what you spin from it!

This month's giveaway prize has been very kindly donated by one of my fellow Stylecraft Blogstars Kathryn, aka CrafternoonTreats. We met up at Fibre-East last weekend; her stand looked fabulous, full of colour and so inviting. One of her best sellers was a crochet kit to hook your very own yarn bowl and I have possibly the last kit left that weekend! I very carefully opened it up so you can see what's inside...









Inside the kit is a gorgeously woolly cake of Kathryn's hand dyed yarn, crochet lace and cotton yarn for decorating your basket, a needle for adding decoration, three stitch markers, a gift tag to show your basket was Hooked with Love and of course the pattern. All you need is a crochet hook and a bit of time to sit down and make it! Thank you so much Kathryn!

To be in with a chance of winning, leave me a comment telling me what you're currently working on and I'll use a random number generator to pick a winner. The giveaway will be open until midnight on August 31st. Please make sure that it's easy for me to contact you by leaving your Ravelry or Instagram name or leave some other way for me to get in touch. If I haven't heard from the winner after a week, I'll pick another name. I'm happy to post world-wide so everyone can enter. Good luck one and all and may your crochet hook be lucky! xxx

38 comments:

VeggieMummy said...

What a lovely giveaway. I'm currently working on a Pavement Sweater and a pair of Hermione's Everyday Mitts. My Ravelry name is VeggieMummy. xx

Catherine said...

Still working away at one of Lucy's blankets (attic24). I am fairly new to sock knitting but have just found my Pomeroy socks which I started last year at the bottom of a bag in my sewing room. I might get on with them tonight in front of the tv as it is going to rain all day here. My Ravelry name is CathP53.
I am in awe of anyone who spins but I have too many crafts on the go to start learning another! Great prize too.

Christine65 said...

It was so nice and exciting to receive your message this morning telling me I'm a winner of your giveaway. I'd better get on with spinning what's currently on my wheel (and spindles!).

Craftea Mumma said...

Beautiful prize. My current projects are a pair of knitted socks, a crochet blanket, and a wee hand bag chain to make for Friday night. My revelry name is katrionaeileen

Jan Swarbrick said...

Hi, currently I'm work on a shawl, socks and I also am using one of Kathryn's yarns and making mittens! Jan

Amy Ziehn said...

Lovely giveaway. I am currently knitting on the sprindrift shawl by helen stewart and a crochet blanket for my husband. I am Amyziehn on ravelry.

Rosalba Bassora said...

Hi, I Love Kathyrn's podcast and patterns. I used to make baskets with jute twine, so I'm excited for this giveway. I'm working on a c2c garter stitch blanket which I'll continue with Granny squares. I'm rbassora on Instagram or RosalbaB on Raverly. Thanks for hosting this giveway.

KirstenM said...

That's a great prize! Very generous... I'm working on a tincan Flax sweater - on the last sleeve now, and also another sweater by King Cole in their Bamboozle yarn - an amazing mix of colours and textures which change all the time as you knit.
I'm kirstenisabella on ravelry

A JDarling said...

So sweet! I am working on a scrappy granny stripe blanket and starting on holiday mittens. My Ravelry name is librariansknit. Thank you!

ConcettasCrafts said...

Currently working on Holiday ornaments! ConcettasCrafts on instagram

Sara Phipps said...

I am currently working my way through Christmas makes, mostly socks and shawls this year unless I get distracted by other yarny makes ! ;)

Gracey is not my name.... said...

That is very cool! I'm always working on socks...and I pulled my Miss Winkle out of hibernation yesterday...I am TammyG on Ravelry or graceysgoodies on Insta...thank you!

Unknown said...

What a fabulous giveaway - i would have entered last month too but I've only just discovered you.
I'm currently crocheting a special merino scarf for my eldest neice using some amazing hand dyed yarn. I'm butterfly.bobbins on Instagram xxx

deborah said...

Im working on many,the main one at moment is a flower cushion using a yarn cake

Unknown said...

I'm working on so many things right now! A pair of socks, a cowl, a blanket, a toy rabbit, and a shawl. I wish I had more time to knit & crochet! Ravelry ID is slawson.

busybusybeejay said...

I have soo many projects on the go!!!
1.Begonia Lace Shawl.Beautiful and available on Ravelry for free.
2.I have just,last night,finished the main pieces for a jumper in Stylcraft Alpaca DK.I now have to block,sew it together and do the neckband.
3.A pair of socks- Summer Fun in bright pink!!
4.A crochet blanket for on a chair in the conservatory,to match the rug.

this morning I ventured into my craft room .I sorted out my patterns.How many sock patterns can one person have?
How much wool can one person have?

I think I need to do some charity knitting to use it up.

Barbara aka Busybeejay on Ravelry.

Crochetdotty said...

I've followed you on Instagram for a long time and have just found your blog.
Your giveaway is such a lovely idea. Thank you. I am finishing a baby c2c blanket, just the border to go and I am trying Tillie tulips daisy blanket. I am debbieandpip on Instagram.

purpletopaz said...

Hello. Fab giveaway ! I really like crafternoon treats! I am working on two Mr Stay puft men from ghostbusters . They wil be xmas presents. And i want to start a shawl for myself. My ravelryname is purpletopaz1971. Thank you

Trish Rapley Giles said...

Hello! What a great giveaway! I am currently crocheting 'Claude the Octopus' by Kate Hancock. I usually crochet octopuses for premature babies, but when I saw the pattern for 'Claude' (a huge stuffed octopus) I knew I had to make it - although it will probably end up in my teenage son's bedroom! My Ravelry name is Trishrapleygiles.

Heidi Sporstol said...

What a beautiful kit! I'm now working on a Blue Magic shawl with pattern from Knottygnome. I'm also crocheting on a granny square stash bag. I love your blog! I'm heklepiken.com (crochet girl) I'm heklepiken on Instagram, Facebook and Ravelry

Jacqui S-J said...

What a wonderful thing to do 'passing it forward'. the kit looks exciting. I am currently crocheting some alpaca flowers after attending a hand spinning workshop using alpaca fleece which I loved.
thank you. I am not on Instagram though.

MelindaJ said...

I'm working on a Print o' the Wave stole in cobweb yarn - and going so carefully on tiny needles, I can hardly see what I'm doing. As a contrast I'm working on the sleeves of a cardigan I designed myself, which is fun and looking forward to wearing it. My Ravelry name is Melindaj.

Deb said...

Awesome prize. I'm knitting a mohair sweater I designed.

Linda said...

What a great prize! I am currently knitting socks and crocheting a shawl. My Ravelry name is lscalhoun.

Mich said...

Hi Helen, I've just started your rippling rainbow scarf pattern in the same colours. Thanks for a great blog, my Ravelry name is mrt68
Michelle x

Louisa Mitchell said...

Love your blog! Currently working on my 2ne ever pair of socks, and a wee owligan (Kate Davies pattern) for my daughter, to match my owl jumper!!!

Louisa Mitchell said...

And my ravelry name (doh!) is bluelooper

berryblue said...

I enjoy your blog and your kind giveaways! I am currently working on a colorful crocheted blanket for a new niece.

Jo said...

What a fabulous prize. I love the colour of the yarn and those little progress keepers are so cute. I've got a few things on the go at the moment, a pair of socks, a shawl, two crochet blankets and a cross stitch which I'm about a quarter of the way through but has been put to one side for quite some time now, I need to get on with it again.

Foxymitts said...

Working on knitting a complete Hungry Caterpillar set - so caterpillar, all the food, cocoon and butterfly!

Ravelry name is foxymitts

Heather said...

Thanks for the write up of Fibre East and for running the giveaway.

I'm working on a pair of socks and an Attic24 Cottage Ripple Blanket. Oh, and a small crochet frog but that shouldn't take long to complete (other than the making up....).

I'm knittingowltoo on ravelry.

Adele said...

I broke my arm a few weeks ago which is seriously cramping my ability to craft. However after some experimentation I have discovered that the cast on my arm doesn't hinder me too much in holding a crochet hook with the tips of my fingers and so I can s.l.o.w.l.y crochet a shawl. Hoping that they take off my cast later this month so that I can get faster and feel more comfortable while crocheting.

PixieFoxtrot said...

Hi Helen, what a lovely kit!
I'm currently working on a set of 4 cushion covers. I'm not yet a confident crocheter (is that a word?). But I'm using Attic24's Moorland Blanket colours and wave pattern, and making up the rest myself!!
I'm PixieFoxtrot on Ravelry.
Carol.

Marion said...

At the moment I'm knitting a hood for a friend which when it's finished it will have knitted leaves, flowers and vines with berries on it. When I've knitted all the leaves etc I then gave to hand felt them. Love Pinklady558 xxx

Jackie Fuller said...

That looks like a lovely prize! I'm currently working on a Catherine wheel stitch blanket, a granny stripe jumper and in between I do some charity crochet for a premature baby charity - currently they need blankets, so it's quite time consuming!
My ravelry name is SpareRoomStudio or itsafullerlife on Instagram 👍Regards, Jackie

PixieMum said...

Working on the second sock of a pair for my husband and making a Beyond Puerperium cardigan without stripes for my 5 month old granddaughter.

I am Knellergal in Ravelry, my blog is here as an alternative contact. https://pixiemumblog.wordpress.com

Anne Moss said...

What a lovely prize! I'm 3/4 way through knitting a sock, and sometimes working on some crochet squares for a blanket for myself too. I'm craftymummy on ravelry.

Nina Camilleri said...

Would love to win this lovely prize. I'm currently working on a Day Trip Scarf (by Zooty Owl) and preparing to join in the Potter and Bloom Cake CAL Liula Stole. My Ravelry name is NinaCamilleri