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News of contests, giveaways and discounts on knitting things.

Giveaway Winner!

Comments on the giveaway post are now closed and it’s time to declare the winner!

The random number generator says…..number 6.

So congratulations to MJ, whose most used book is the Knitter’s Handbook!

I have contacted you by email and I hope you will get plenty of use out of the book.

To everyone else, thank you for all the book recommendations and thank you for reading!

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1st Blogiversary Giveaway! 200 Fair Isle Designs

Twas but a year ago this week when I took my first steps into blogging by getting a WordPress account! There was some intensive wrestling with CSS, and then I started to post. And knit. And post and knit some more.

It’s been quite an achievement for me to keep it up this long as I generally have an attention span that can be measured in mm.  Even better is the fact I have a whole bunch of lovely regular readers now!  This calls for a blogiversary celebration of some kind! So………

I am giving away a brand new copy of “200 Fair Isle Designs” by Mary Mucklestone (also known as 200 Fair Isle Motifs outside the UK I believe).

200 Fair Isle Motifs

I bought and reviewed it a while back and as you can see, I enjoyed it very much. As time has gone on, my opinion of it has only increased. I’ve found myself flicking through it idly, looking for project ideas and just making a load of fair isle swatches for fun. Yes, it truly has become the most well-worn knitting book in my collection!

If you’d like a chance at winning this book, just tell me what your most used and loved yarny book is in the comments below!

Comments will be open on this post until Monday 23rd July, 6pm (BST) . One comment per person please!

I am happy to ship internationally and the winner will be chosen randomly.

Thanks for reading and good luck!


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Sew Mama Sew – May Giveaway Day!

Hello all and welcome to my May Giveaway Day!


Update! The randomly chosen winner is Emily from Greens and Jeans. Congratulations Emily! Her perfect colourway was a ‘mixture of vibrant bright greens’ –  I thought I’d track down a few examples! How about:

Eat Your Greens by the Yarn Yard,

Aquatic by Juno Fibre Arts, or

Swamp Thing by Easyknits

Thank you to everyone who entered – this was great fun to be part of!


For those of you not in the know, this giveaway has been co-ordinated by the lovely folks at Sew Mama Sew. Twice a year, all manner of craft bloggers come together to give away mountains of crafting goodies. It’s a gigantic lovefest of prizes!

So without further ado, here is the official Pile of Sheep giveaway:

A 100g skein of Ripples Crafts sock yarn (75% wool, 25% nylon. 420m/459yds per 100g).
This gorgeous colourway is called ‘Mid-Winter Sunset’ and is only otherwise available from Get Knitted in Bristol. It’s a pretty exclusive bit of British yarn!

To have a shot at winning this skein, just leave a comment on this post that answers the following question:

What would your perfect yarn colourway be and what name would you give it?

The giveaway is international and will be open until May 25th, Midnight BST (or 5pm PST).

The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Sunday, May 7th.

Of course, I am just a drop in an ocean of contributors. There are many, many more blog giveaways to be found at the Sew Mama Sew website. Go check it out and see all the fabulous freebies you could win!


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£500 of woolly prizes!

Now this is a very brand-new baby blog so I’m not entirely sure if this will be a useful post…but I’m not one to keep quiet about a perfectly good competition.

Deramores are having a 1-year anniversary ‘invent a slogan’ competition wherein the 1st prize is £500 of knitting stuff. That’s a lot of stuff! I like Deramores. When it comes to online yarn shops I find it’s usually a toss-up between them and Black Sheep Wools.

Click the picture below to enter (and do it before the end of August) and may the best person win!

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