Knitty Giveaway has now ended and the winner is Moe.
I decided when I got to 50 followers it would be a good time to do a giveaway. Some time ago a few of you commented that you wished you had a ladybird knitting book, so I knew that would be part of the giveaway. I've chosen the 1972 edition complete with a Blue Peter sticker so I guess it made it's way once into a fundraiser and now it's ready for another part of it's journey to, as yet, destination unknown. To go with the book I've included some vintage red knitting needles. They are 7.5mm (roughly 10.5 US size) from my needle guage. I've attached one of my little confectioners toadstools to add some cheer. Finally a Bobo Bun crochet and felt brooch with a button I've covered in some embroidered cloth.
There are quite a few of you out there now reading my ramblings and I would love to hear your news and views. So if you leave a comment I will be able to enter you into the giveaway high tech machine of a hat. You can choose to tell me why you love knitting or crochet, why ladybird books are so collectable or just say hello. It's up to you, it's just lovely to hear what you have to say.
I think it makes sense if we give this a week so everyone has a chance of entering don't you? I'll pop the names into the hat next Saturday to choose the new home for these bits and bobs.
Now I wanted to show you these three Woods Ware plates I found in the charity shop this morning along with these green glass salt and pepper holders. I love coloured glass and when it's as useful as this even better. I might use them to hold beads or other tinies. I paid more than they were priced for as the man wanted 30p for the holders and 20p for the plates. At the car boot fine, but I can't be as cut-throat in the charity shop. Anyway he'd made a mistake on his till and he needed to get it up to £1.50 so he could clear it again. The happiness of finding this took the edge of going into Tesco. I've avoided buying food all week, but the choices were getting quite grim so I had to give in and go. Now we not only have food, but I have Homes & Antiques to dip into while the Bun's have their swimming lesson tonight.
Wishing you all a great weekend.