giveaway giveaway

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of going to a wonderful Christmas Party organised by the folks behind the lovely Pom Pom Quarterly magazine.  If you’re not familiar with PPQ, I’d highly recommend you check it out.  Not only does it have modern knitting patterns, but it also includes articles and delicious recipes, all bundled up in a lovely sized magazine with great production values.  Oh, and it’s London based too, and I love supporting local indie businesses.

So there was no doubt that I was going to head along to their end of year shindig.  I didn’t actually take any photos of the party, largely because I was too busy drinking mulled wine and scoffing cheese and biscuits!  To get a feel for the evening, check out some blog posts from other partygoers here, here and here.

Towards the end of the evening there was a draw for a sack full of lucky door prizes.  Somehow, my ticket was drawn first!

Anyone who knows me is well aware that I rarely knit with anything thicker than 4ply, so it was with some irony that I received a knitting kit from Wool and the Gang containing chunky yarn:


The kit includes 200g of chunky wool in a dark forest green colour, nice rosewood needles (size 10mm), sewing up needles, and a pattern for a beret.  It’s labelled as an “intermediate” pattern, but it’s knit flat and seamed at the end, so could maybe do with some tweaking if you’re comfortable knitting in the round.


I can’t see myself putting this to good use any time soon, so it needs to go to a new home.  That means the giveaway is up for giveaway!

So, if you’d like to get your hands on the kit, just leave a comment telling me about the most unusual, unexpected, or surprising gift or item you’ve received.  It could be something wonderful, or truly horrendous – tell me about it!  The winner will be announced in the first week of January.  Can’t wait to hear your stories!