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KAL: Last Chance for entries

A quick reminder that if you were paricipating in the Budding Designers Downunder KAL of my patterns, tonight is the last night you have to enter them in for the prize draw.

To be eligible, you must post pics of your project here. (Argh, linky things seem to be broken tonight… Try here…  ) You’ll be able to check out the stunning projects from other knitters there too. It’s been great to see so many lovely Garden City Scarves, as well as some lovely Benji beanies, and Dolce Berets too – even a gorgeous Lizette Beret in Madelinetosh  yarn too – that is one gift I’d have serious difficulty parting with!

You will also need to have a Ravery project page up to be eligible. If you’ve posted pictures to the thread on the forum, you need do no more to enter. If you didn’t, simply use the tag “BDD August KAL” and I’ll know to include you.

The prizes include five copies of my Lizette Beanie and Beret pattern, a skien of Vintage Purls sock yarn, and some scrummy MadelineTosh DK in Silver Fox.

So, if you’ve been *meaning* to get around to posting your project, hop to it!!


At long last – a giveaway

The promised giveaway is finally here.  Apologies for making promises and then leaving on holiday before organising it! 

Annnnyway, I want to celebrate Blogtober, which clearly I didn’t manage to post every day for, since we ran away to a place without computer access.  However with lots more to celebrate, and no need for more chocolate, I need to share the blog-love with you all. After all, without all of you I would never had hit 100,000 views this past week. Especially because your own visits to the site don’t count (hehe!)

So, up for grabs is this wee parcel – a (lightly used) copy of Kate Davies’  Friday Night Knitting Club, some yummy Lindor milk chocolate, and a 100g skein of 4ply Touch Yarns 100% NZ wool. 

To enter, simply reply to this post J Best of luck everyone. I’ll close entries at 10pm Friday, NZ time.

Knitsch Winners

I’m delighted to announce that (with the help of the lovely folks at I have drawn the winners for the Knitsch yarn.  They are…

RachaelD, for her lovely socks which feature in the pattern- she also knit up a second gorgeous pair during the last month too.

And, one of my local knitters, Sarah with her second ever pair of socks!

Photos stolen from Rav – I hope that’s okay gals!!

Can you please let me know which skein you choose, and I’ll get your prize packages together 🙂

Left to right: Punky, Hanny Pants, Almost Iris, Izzy.

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!

Beret Giveaway Day

The weather outside is starting to cool down here. So it seemed like a good time to offer a wintery type of giveaway.

I’ve got three copies of my new Dolce Beret pattern to give away. It comes in four sizes to fit from 2 year olds upwards, using DK weight for XS and S versions, and 10ply Worsted weight for the M and L versions. 

I also have three copies of the Calvados Beret pattern up for grabs. This is a cabled beret pattern to fit an average adult woman’s head.

And… also one lucky person will win the large size Dolce Beret pictured above and below. It is knit in 100 Pure Wool 3 ply worsted yarn in the colourway Chocolate. It is super soft and cosy. Whether it is approaching winter where you live, or whether you’re just leaving it behind, if you’re anything like me, even the coldest day can be brightened by a snuggly hand knit to shield you against the weather.  This will certainly help you achieve this!

So, how do you enter the draw? Leave a comment on this post telling me what you enjoy most about winter in the place that you live.  Whether it’s your home, your town, or your country, what is the best part? I love living where I live because of the awesome winter time views I get of the mountain that’s almost in my backyard. The last time I saw it it was totally bare. But this was it this time last year. 

So what’s your favourite part of winter? Leave a comment here by Saturday evening 10pm NZ time and you will be in the draw to win.
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Home at last

You can have a lot of fun in three weeks away from home. But somehow, getting home is often the best part of all.

More from me tomorrow with a knitting update. But before I do, a quick reminder about my blogiversary giveaway – any last entries? I’ll be drawing this tomorrow 🙂

Happy Blogiversary!!

It’s my blogiversary today!

Yes, a year ago today I sat down and *did* rather than make a resolution to do. I had been meaning to get around to starting a blog for ages, and I decided that the time had come. And I am so glad that I did. I have had a wonderful year of blogging, ‘meeting’ lots of new friends, gaining encouragement and inspiration from wonderful knitters and crafters.

So, how to celebrate? I’ve decided that a giveaway would, of course, be most appropriate (how surprising!)  What I am offering is a chance to win a custom made pair of handknit socks knit by yours truly.

**picture your feet here**

How do you get in to win? Simple! Sign up to follow my blog and leave a note to say you’ve done it. Already follow? Great (thanks 🙂 ) Just leave a note in the comments for your entry too! 

I’ll make the draw in one week’s time, and then contact the winner to discuss colours and patterns.

Good luck!

PS. All sisters are welcome to enter 🙂

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