Sew Grateful Week Give Away(s) Winners!!!

I’ve really enjoyed Debi’s Sew Grateful Week and I’m looking forward to the next one!  I’ve discovered blogs and talented people I may never have come across, and there are a few more feeds in my reader as a result!

So on to the winners of the Yarn, Snood, Burda Pattern and Vintage Pattern!

The winner of the Yarn is:

For the Yarn the Random Gadget Chose...

Comment Number 46!  Congratulations Jeannine, an email is on its way to you…

The winner of the Arthelia’s Attic Snood is:

The Virtual Randomness Generator Chose...

Congratulations Sarah, again an email is on its way…

The winner of the Burda Pattern of Choice is:

The Random Number Thingy-wotsit chose...

Forrest!  Congratulations and an email is on its way to you too!

And last but by no means least we have the winner of Vintage Simplicity 3829 with the starry bias tape:

The Number out of the Electronic Hat Is...

Ashley!  Congratulations and an email is on its way!

Thank you to everyone who has entered and taken the time to read this blog of mine, it means so much to me!  I have at least one more giveaway planned in the next few weeks as I have a series of posts planned about a vintage sewing book I’ve discovered and it will tie in with that…  I also hope to do a Burda Pattern giveaway again too in the not so distant future as it was so so popular!

Please go back to Debi’s blog and check out all her round-up posts, there are some amazing tutorials and patterns being shared (check out Annabelle’s German Pattern Experiment…) as well as so much inspiration, if you’re like me you won’t know where to start!

Sew Grateful Give Away (I’m a bit Late!)

So, here’s the post I should have put up yesterday!  It all went a bit wrong though what with one thing and another so please accept my apologies…  So lets get down to the fun stuff shall we?!

I have three prizes up for grabs:

First up is a hand made snood by Arthelia’s Attic.  It’s in a gorgeous purple colour and the grosgrain ribbon is held on with a safety pin so can be removed if that’s not your aesthetic and used as a brooch or anything else your heart desires!

The other prize up for grabs is for those sock knitting fiends.  I have a skein of hand dyed  Fleece Artist Sea Wool up for grabs.  Its 70% Merino and 30% Seacell and 350m/112g.  The label recommends 3mm needles to give 26sts to 4″ and it’s machine washable!  It’s in gorgeous shades of greens and blues.

And finally, for those who just like to sew, I’d like to offer you the Burda pattern of your choice!  It could be something as classic as the Jenny Pencil Skirt or one of their new Boudoir patterns…  What ever your heart desires!

The Jenny Pencil Skirt
5/2011 Dress with Peter Pan Collar
Bella Trousers

To enter, please leave a comment below letting me know which prize you’d like to win by 23:59 on Sunday 12 February 2012.  I’ll draw the winners name using the random.org thingy on Monday.  This is open to everyone, everywhere as long as you’ve got a postal address!  Good Luck!

I’ve got a bit head, or something?!

The great snood epidemic has struck me!  They’ve been popping up all over blog-land and Karen is the culprit, not that she seems to mind in the slightest!

Snoods as Inspired by Karen. Different fits though!

I have to confess that they look so warm and snuggly that I thought I’d grab a bit of the snood action, so whilst we were away this weekend (yup, that’s why its been so quiet around here…) I knit a brace of them up.  One in purple (mkI) and one in a dark tweed type purple (mkII).  I have a plain dark purple and teal (of course!) queuing for the needles too.

I forgot my big eye needle so only got round to stitching the first one up tonight and it will only go over my head with some assertive yanking.  I’ve compared my finished items measurements to those on the original pattern and they match, so I guess my cast off doesn’t have the required amount of give in it to allow it to stretch over my noggin.

I can’t get a decent picture at the moment so I’ll try and get one tomorrow.  Self timer, 10:30 at night and a busy weekend do not make for a glamorous reasonable photo shoot!

So  I think I will make a faux button placket by picking up some stitches along the edge and knitting some extra head room that way.  I can then also add some buttons!

It’ll mean un-stitching the mattress stitch on mkI but I’d rather have something that is actually wearable!  It’ll be a gift for one of my sisters but I’d prefer that she can get it over her head!  With the two in the que I’ll just cast on an extra 10 stitches or so!