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Some winners!

Congratulations to the follow five people who are the lucky winners of copies of my new sock pattern, Lizette Lace Socks.






I’ll send through the patterns on Ravelry when I know your username 🙂

Happy knitting!



#30 Giveaway Winner

And the winner is…

Julia aka J.J.

Congratulations Julia, drew your number, so you are the winner of this lovely prize 🙂

An Epicene Competition

A day later than I promised, but better late than never… The competition I promised you.

I’ve got some lovely Knitsch yarn to give away… Gorgeous NZ dyed, 100% NZ Merino sock yarn to be precise.  The winners of my competition get to choose their favourite skein from the ones shown above: From left I have: Punked, Hanny Pants, Almost Iris and Izzy.  Each skein is 50g and approximately 167m long – plenty to knit a pair of Epicene socks 🙂  I’ve got two skeins to give away, and each one will also come with some hand made stitch markers and a chocolately treat.

So, how to win?

Each pair of completed Epicene socks on Ravelry by this time next month will go into the draw.  You don’t need to do anything except post the finished project and photo onto Ravelry – and my test knitters are all welcome to enter the competition too 🙂

I’m looking foward to seeing what you come up with!

And the winner is…


Congratulations, the folks at Random.Org chose *your* number, and before you read this, you probably have had an email from me asking for some colour suggestions 🙂

Thanks so much for all of the wonderful comments and entries for the giveaway. Obviously a blog is nothing with readers, and I am always delighted to read your feedback.  After all, you all *do* talk more than me – 177 posts for me, and 1270 comments for you 🙂

I’ve stayed up much too late making wee photo albums for the girls to take to preschool with them tomorrow, but I promise a knitting update in the near future. Honest!

No longer Blogtober

Yay I made it.  Yep, I managed to post every day in October. It was fun, thanks so much for participating – I promise to stop clogging up your blog reader so much this month. I really appreciated all of the comments that you left, seeing some new commenters pop up, and I appreciated your participation in my giveaways.

Now, speaking of giveaways, I promised to draw the Kiwiana Giveaway this evening. So, drumroll, the winner of this package is…


I’ll pop you an email 🙂


Speaking of winners, my IRL, knitting and blogging friend Hannah has nominated me for a new blogging award: the Gorgeous Blogger award.

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Sweet, eh!  Now, in order to accept this wee award, I have to tell you some little known facts about me, and to pass the award onto some others.

So, here we go…

1. My DH is a vegetarian and the rest of us aren’t, so I am increasingly having to balance out the different needs/tastes/demands of him versus the rest of the family. Just call me the resident dietician.

2.  I am officially a SAHM now. Yep, I handed in my resignation from my job in September. Before that I was on maternity leave.  Eeek, you lot are stuck with me now!

3. I have a huge exam on Thursday, and when I am finished, my study will be over for the year – in fact I will have finished my (current) qualification – a Post Graduate Dipolma of Arts (English)

4. I am trying to decide whether I should start my Masters next year. Eep. 

5. Nearly nine years ago I moved to a city that I had only visited once (about 12 years before) where I knew not one single person, for a job. The same job I resigned from recently. Yep, it worked out fine.

6. Dh and I met at work 😉

There, some not-so-widely known Shortly-trivia.

Now, to nominate some gorgeous friends 🙂

I’d love to pass this award on to Gemma, who has been on the Blogtoberquest too – she’s another crafty knitter, but I really want to nominate her for the spirit with which she has been blogging through her job hunt and all the emotions this has brought up.

To Virginia, who is one busy New Yorker: worker, mother, knitter, I love seeing the architecture that catches her eye as she goes about her days. (Yes, I am jealous, okay!)

To Mazzy, I always enjoy reading about her girls’ exploits – the good and the bad 🙂

My lovely friend Lisa, who blogs with such feeling and honesty about her life, her gorgeous girls and lovely hubby, and life over the ditch.

To Katrina who always seems to have a million projects on the go, despite the calls of job and family.

And finally to Kate, read about her adopted kitty and you’ll know what a huge heart she has.

Blogtober 29th: Kiwiana Giveaway

As promised, today is your chance to enter a giveaway to win this fun Kiwiana package. 


Like the package I did for the swap, this has a Pukeko theme. 

It contains:

200g hand dyed 8ply Charity machine washable yarn

1 Pukeko WIP bag

1 Pukeko soft toy


It seems like it’s been giveaway city around here lately, so you’re probably used to the rules 🙂

However, this is how to enter:

* Just leave a comment below!

* If you want an extra entry, you can grab one by following my blog  on your blog reader or Networked Blogs (if you don’t already), and if you already do, pop a note in your comment to say so.

And it’s as simple as that. I’m happy to send overseas, and will close entries off at 10pm Sunday night.

Good luck!

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