And the Bloomsbury giveaway is now closed! Thank you to each and every person who entered, and a big apology to those of you who were unable to enter for a few days because of my technological tribulations. Before I announce the winner, here are some rather tidily organized trees that I spotted the other day. They were photographed from the trailer of a moving tractor (don’t ask), so I make no promises of photographic perfection. They’re kind of cool, though, don’t you think?
…But back to the business at hand, the giveaway of five spangly new copies of Stanley The Amazing Knitting Cat, courtesy of the generous folk at Bloomsbury. The entries are in: they’ve been numbered and fed into an insatiable random number generator (at random.org), which burped out the following five winners:-
So, as the twinnage play a low drumroll and the stoic spouse prepares to pour the champagne, here are the names of the five lucky winners. Hurrah!
Please step forward, Anne Westbrook Mursin!
Take a bow, Dramatic Lyric!
You’ve won, NanaMamah!
I hope you like champagne, Patsy Coates!
Finally on the podium, Mothermaryblog!
I’ll be in touch with each of you to request your addresses, which I’ll forward on to Bloomsbury, so that they can send off your prizes, pronto. I hope you all enjoy this lovely book.
And for everyone else, Stanley The Amazing Knitting Cat is available in all good bookshops, and quite a few mediocre ones, too. It’s even on Amazon.com. Thanks again to Bloomsbury for your generosity.
And… back to the knitting. And to the frustration of a hand-knitted mitt lost on its first outing. (Now do you see why I didn’t make elaborate fairisle gloves in handspun cashmere for the twinnage?)
Still, they were fun whilst they were all together. Yes I do know about sewing them to elastic: that was to be tonight’s job.
T’was the purple one that vanished. RIP purple mitt. You’ll be missed, at least until I get round to knitting another. The pattern is this one, and its free. The yarn is Stylecraft Special DK.