GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR ENTRIES. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED VERY SHORTLY. Lately I've been thinking, there's not enough yarn in your life... or yarn-related paraphernalia for that matter. Please forgive me for pointing this out so bluntly but you really need more yarn. I mentioned this fact to the marvellous Suzie at It's A Stitch Up, because she knows a thing or two about yarn if anyone does, and she was horrified. "Not enough yarn?! But, but, but, that's terrible!" What's Continue Reading
The Little Book Of Yarn Dyeing: A Book Review For Yarn Addicts
You know what some people say how drug use can escalate out of control and into addiction? Well I don't know about that, but I do know that knitting and crochet most definitely work that way. It begins with 'Ooh, I'll just learn to knit so that I can make this cute hat,' and then before you know it, you've forgotten the names of a couple of your children and there is actual vegetation growing in your kitchen sink, because you've become A TINY BIT OBSESSED with knitting a perfect replica of Continue Reading
So Shall We Find Out Which Lucky Folk Have Won The Giveaway?
I know. It's been a fair few days since the gong sounded, marking the end of the It's A Stitch Up giveaway. (To be fair, the gong didn't sound particularly loudly, since it's made entirely of yarn.) In meagre defence of my tardiness, we've had the inspectors in at the hospital where I work this week, and I had to pop across the Severn Bridge into south Wales, in order to go and endure the viva exam for my MPhil degree in (novel-)writing. The viva went surprisingly well. And no, the novel has Continue Reading
The Perfect YARN GIVEAWAY For A Winter’s Day
On a cold and dull* November day, what do you need to warm the cockles of your heart? Well, duh: lovely hand-dyed yarn, of course, and a pattern with which to knit it. So don't you reckon it's time for another giveaway, open worldwide? Enter from stage left, Suzie, bearing skeins of marvellously colourful wool. Twisted: Hello, Suzie. Suzie: Hello, Twisted. Twisted (shivering): Cold, isn't it? Suzie (also shivering): Gosh yes, it is cold... as one might quite reasonably expect at Continue Reading