And a very happy Tuesday to you all. May your day be filled with cuddles, blueberries, wine, and some unusually luscious yarn.
But here are the serious bits. Happy, but serious. First, do you remember the Stylecraft competition that I co-judged with Sarah from Let’s Knit magazine and Lucy from Attic24? Well, I’m finally allowed to talk about the shortlist because it’s time for YOU to judge which of the ten colours that we selected should be added to Stylecraft range. We were rather pleased with our choices:-
But judge for yourself which one should be added to the range. Voting is open now.
And second, I must tell you about a competition being run by the Knitting And Crochet Guild. This more than averagely impressive organisation exists to unite knitters and crocheters worldwide, and for those of us in the UK, provide access to their archive of knitting/crochet-related artefacts. Go take a meander around their website: you won’t regret it.
Anyway, they’re running a competition in conjunction with Yarn Stories yarn. Details are available here, but in short, they want you to design and make a 15x15cm knitted or crocheted square in DK yarn, inspired by the collection at the Knitting and Crochet Guild. If you’re on Pinterest, you can view a few highlights of the collection here. The competition closes on the 12th June, and the winner will win £100 of Yarn Stories yarn. As someone who’s had the pleasure of knitting with this yarn, I can tell you that it’s properly soft. You want this prize, trust me. Actually I want this prize too, which is why I’m busy working on my own entry. Best of luck if you’re entering! Send your finished work to Yarn Stories/KCG Competition, Spa Mill, New Street, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5BB.