Would you like a free pattern and the chance to win a whole sack of joyfully colourful yarn? You would?? Oh my friend, you’ve come to the right place: you won’t be disappointed.
I’ve mentioned this on the ‘Yarn’s Facebook page (do please ‘like’ for updates) but I hear a faint rumour that not quite everyone is accounted for on The Book Of Faces, so it’s only fair that I also mention it on Ye Olde WordPress(e).
Y’see, it’s like this. Cast your almost perfectly photographic memory back to Stylecraft’s competition to select a new shade of yarn, which I co-judged along with the editor of Let’s Knit magazine and Lucy from Attic24. So gorgeous were the ten shades that we shortlisted that the fine fibrous folks at Stylecraft briefly put down their knitting/crochet to announce that a limited edition pack of all of these colours would be made available. Hurrah!
(That’s the ultimate winner bottom right: duck egg.)
And it gets better. Stylecraft has organised a ten-day blog tour beginning on the 25th September. Each day at 10.15am GMT from that date, a different well-known blog will post both a free original pattern and a chance to win a pack of all ten of the beautiful shades shown above in Special DK. Obviously the day to triple-underline in your diary is Tuesday 29th September, when this very blog will feature a chance to win AND a slightly splendidly colourful knitting pattern. Other participants include Emma Varnam, Sue Pinner, and The Patchwork Heart. I don’t know about you, but I’ll be fascinated to see what other designers come up with. Stylecraft gave us complete freedom to design whatever our hearts desired in knitting or crochet, as long as it featured these ten shades, so I’m guessing that there’s going to be a splendidly fabulous range of creativity. I’m very, very curious.
Meanwhile, I’ve been busy working on my own design (hence the slight pause in my other projects). It’s so tempting to get over-excited and show you what I’ve done so far but that would probably be naughty. I will say that I’m very, very excited about it. And I will show you a little sneak preview as I crochet together some knitted panels. But this picture doesn’t really do it justice. I can’t wait until the 29th.
Do enter the giveaway. And do give the pattern a go. 🙂 So I’d better go and write it up then, hadn’t I?