I'm sure that you know the score by now, but I'll tell you how to enter anyway! You have a chance to win all these gorgeous prizes for a minimum donation of £2! Are you tempted to try your luck? Here's everything you need to know. This giveaway will run this coming Sunday 1st November, closing at 23:55. To enter, go to my JustGiving page here and buy your virtual raffle tickets by donating £2 or more. £2 gets you 2 tickets, £3 gets you 3 tickets, £5 gets you 5 tickets and so on. The more you donate, the greater your chance of winning. You will need to leave your Instagram or Ravelry name, or tick the box to share your details with me when you make your donation, so that I can contact you if you are the winner. This is really important as I have no way of knowing who you are otherwise. Each week, I still get donations where no name or email is left, so if that person's number comes up in the random number generator, I have no idea who it is! All your donations go the Myositis UK to help fund research into this incurable muscle disease, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support. Every single donation is important. Let's see how much we can raise this weekend! Last week the total passed £7000 which is all down to you! Thank you! xxx
Friday, 30 October 2020
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Monday, 26 October 2020
Friday, 23 October 2020
There's rather a magical theme to this week's prize. Someone commented recently on Instagram about how they appreciate all the thought that I put into each prize, trying to coordinate things and it really brightened my morning. I do have a lot of fun putting all the different goodies together to make each week's prize, and try to choose things that go together. See what you think of this week's prize!
The prize includes a copy of the book Harry Potter Knitting Magic which has been donated by Knit One Kits. This is a really lovely book with all kinds of patterns in it, linked to the Harry Potter films. To go with it, there are 7 balls of Stylecraft Special Aran yarn, enough to knit a Gryffindor scarf for yourself or as a gift. Stripey Cat Yarns has donated a sock set in the colourway 'Spooky Speckle' and it's brilliant. I'm currently knitting a pair using the same set and blogged about it a couple of days ago. There is a cute kitty notions case from Three Bags Full which has a sweet black cat bead on the zipper pull, and Cheryl from Chapel View Crafts has donated a set of ghost stitch markers which glow in the dark! Finally, there are three mini skeins of yarn to complete the prize. Many thanks to everyone who has donated a prize.
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Monday, 19 October 2020
As soon as I received a copy of Knitting - Learn it. Love it. from Search Press, the title rang a bell with me. Then I remembered that I had reviewed another book, Crochet - Learn it. Love it. last year. This book, written by the experienced designer and teacher, Debbie Tomkies, follows a similar structure. The book is divided into six chapters: Getting Started, Essential Stitches and Techniques, Stitch Patterns for Texture, Knitting in the Round, Colourwork and Finishing Techniques. Within each chapter, Debbie has designed a pattern to practise the skills you've learnt, and has also invited five guest designers to each design a pattern. So there are ten great patterns to work through. Unlike some 'learn to knit' books, where the patterns seem a bit, errrr how can I put it, well, a bit naff, I think that all the patterns here are things that people would love to knit and feel very pleased with what they have made. Even the simplest pattern, to knit a scarf, is one that looks stylish. Just like in the Crochet book, there's a double page spread 'Be Inspired', which shows other ideas of what can be made using that chapter's skills.
Saturday, 17 October 2020
Halloween is looming and although it was never a big thing growing up as my brother’s birthday was the same day, I couldn’t resist getting a Halloween sock set from one of my favourite dyers of self-striping sock yarn - Stripey Cat Yarns. This set is called Spooky Speckle and there should be plenty of yarn to knit a couple of pairs of socks. Whether or not I’ve left myself enough time to actually knit them is a completely different matter! I’ve put them in my Zombie project bag from Three Bags Full. Check out the eyeball lining fabric! I have some fun spooky progress keepers from Chapel View Crafts which I’m excited to use as they glow in the dark! xxx