Giveaway Winners

Thank you so much to all the wonderful comments that you made on the giveaway post. I really enjoyed reading about your favourite parts of winter. It reminded me that there is much to look forward to over the next few months.

The winner of the beret is Michelle Andrews. She wrote: 

My fav part of winter , those clear days when you go out for a walk in all your woollies , kicking in puddles , swinging on swings and enjoying that clear crisp winter sunshine before coming back home to a warm fire , then snuggling down in the evenings in warm pjs reading books in the warm . Nice family times.

I hope you have a lots of lovely winter walks planned to show off your new beret Michelle 🙂

Pattern winners of the Dolce Beret are:

Jane:  Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite part of winter is the back yard ice rink my husband builds every year. We had a great season this winter!

Littlefire who wrote:

The best thing about winter in Ireland, and this is going to sound very strange, is the rain! I don’t think that anyone who lives here can really bring themselves to complain about it too heartily because it’s the rain that makes our island so lush and green and beautiful. So while it might be a pain to walk home in, it does a good job And makes us really appreciate the dry days when they come, no matter how chilly they are!

Thanks for a great comp. and congrats on the beautiful pattern. I’m certain it’s going to be really popular

KathyR:  I love winter here because of the bellbirds which come down out of the bush for shelter – I love to hear the clear notes of their song which seem to ring out in the winter air. I also love the welcoming heat of the logburner when I come in from the bracing air outside. I like being able to be wrapped snugly in soft layers of wool to protect me from Jack Frost’s cold fingers on wintry mornings and then to shed those layers as the sun shines brightly after the frosty start to the day.

And winners of the Calvados Pattern:

Margaret:  I too havebought this pattern but i have to say as a winter baby i love this time of year. curling up on my swing seat on a nice crisp sunny winters day with the cat doing a few rows of knitting. or when catching the bus to town and seeing the snow on the hills on the outskirts of napier. nothing like a good view to inspire my knitting.

Janet:  I love winter here in Nelson because we have such lovely frosty sunny days when you can see the golden sands with the snow capped mountains in the background….. truly blessed to live in such a wonderful part of the world.
Great work on your beret patterns… stunning

JennyNZ: Um, winter in Auckland is just wet and muddy most years (not this year though, we are still coming out of a drought) so I’m struggling to find a favourite part! Knitting by the fire I guess, and watching thunderstorms over the water. There’s been lots of lightening this week actually!

Could all pattern winners please pop their Ravelry name in the comments section so I can send the pattern through. Happy knitting to you all!

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4 Responses to “Giveaway Winners”


  1. 1 Jane May 23, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Yeah!!! I’m so thrilled. THANK YOU! My Rav name is JMSKOCH. Will mention this on my blog, too.

  2. 2 Janet Bestwick May 23, 2010 at 9:37 am

    What a lovely surprise to wake up to this morning……. thank you so much.
    My Ravelry name is Louisson

  3. 3 KathyR May 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you so very much! Exactly the pattern I was hoping (and definitely not expecting!) to win! 🙂 My Ravelry name is KathyR. I’m so looking forward to knitting this hat as it does look so warm and cosy – just the thing for winter wearing.

  4. 4 jennynz May 28, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    ooooh thankyou! How nice to win something 🙂 And everyone else’s comments were so much more poetic than mine! I’m looking forward to trying out the pattern… you know, if I ever have time to knit, ever again! Too bad I’m not the sort of person who can knit while breastfeeding, darn it.


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