Give it away, give it away, give it away now.

…Or “Two giveaways and a clear out” (I’d like to think I’m an Andie McDowell but I’m probably more of a hapless, disorganised Charlotte Coleman, this week especially!)

So, first things first, there are two exciting giveaways for you to enter.

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First – win a pair of weekend tickets to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival!

The Edinburgh Yarn festival is held on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March this year and is just amazing. It attracts the best vendors, teachers and speakers and is a wonderful place to just go and hang out with fellow yarn lovers (but I fully recommend planning on quite a bit of shopping!!)

I am so sad that I am not going this year but with Unravel and Wonderwool (and my business partner on the other side of the world for ages) I can’t make it. I’ll be teaching that weekend at The Sheep Shop instead so won’t be wool bereft exactly.

Anyway, my loss could be your gain as the lovely Jo and Mica who organise the festival gave me a pair of tickets for my own use or to giveaway. I’ve decided to run it as an instagram and facebook competition so you can enter on either or both of these posts by tagging a friend you’d like to take (if they aren’t on instagram or fb just say, I’m not going to be all strict about it!)

Facebook entries

Instagram entries

This competition closes on noon GMT on March 4th 2016 so not long – good luck!


The second giveaway is to launch the Crochet Yeah! book. Rachel Coopey of Coop knits has very kindly given us three skeins to make the Malvern Cowl (pictured) head on over to The Crochet Project blog to read all about the cowl and enter by commenting to let us know what you’d make first from the book.

The competition ends on at noon GMT on Wednesday 9th March 2016 and we will ship anywhere in the world.

So to the studio clear out. Things eventually reached critical mass in the studio again and I had to down tools to tidy as I couldn’t concentrate to work in all the mess. I decided that this time needed to be a bit more radical and that a lot of the yarn has to go. A LOT. I never think of myself as a hoarder but I do seem to have some issues around yarn. Possibly. My stash hasn’t quite reached unknittable-in-my-lifetime levels but I’ve been holding onto lots of things that I can’t see myself knitting or crocheting with and you know what, its holding me back. It sits there unloved making me feel vaguely guilty. And it is really nice stuff. I’d like it to find new homes where it can get used and loved. So I’m in the progress of photographing it all and listing it ready to sell. If you’d like to grab yourself a bargain pop over to my Ravelry destash page and have a look and check back because the process of cataloguing etc might take a while.

Doris the double bed Singer knitting machine’s fate is a little uncertain too….

And in case I’ve given you a horrible ear worm with the title, here are the  full lyrics to the song.