Sunday, 20 November 2011

Sharing the love.....a giveaway!

Time to move Nan down the page. It's been lovely having her smiling at me each time I logged into these pages. Only thing is I didn't want to move her by posting a new entry. But then it has to be done at some point so how better than sharing some bloggy love?
Inspired by my incredible good fortune at winning Lucy's recent lovely giveaway, I thought I would host a little giveaway of my own. So what could I come up with that you might want? Well it's turning cold here so just the time for something warm and cosy. The time for gifting is also just about here and so I thought something that would make a great stocking filler if you don't want to keep to yourself. And because I so enjoy all your lovely comments I wanted to share something special I have been holding onto for a while.
So here we are a little something crafted from a favourite part of the stash, a yarn that has waited so long for inspiration to hit:

Araucania Limari super bulky 70% merino, 20% alpaca, 10% silk
Only one 100g hank of this in the stash so very much enjoyed for it's softness, and colours, and for the ideas it brought forth.
And so today I grabbed the needles and settled to work. 
Do you want to see what I came up with? 
Of course you do....


What do you think?
Would you like to feel the softness and warmth of this beautiful yarn keeping your ears and head cosy and snug? 
Would you like to own a very much in style but one off accessory?


Or do you know of a special person who might like to find this in her stocking on Christmas morning?

And a big button to combat that annoying habit wool has of stretching over wear.....simply move the button further along! Clever huh?

For your chance of getting your hands on this then all you need do is leave a comment after this post. Open to all who read. If you're a follower then you get a double entry, so go on click that follow button :) If you want to share this giveaway with your own blog readers then link away, and if you do and come back to let me know I'll throw your name in the hat yet again. Hmmm, when to draw? How about one week from today - Sunday 27th November?

The pattern for the headband came straight from my imagination so this is truly a one off although I will be writing the pattern up shortly if there's any interest so if you aren't lucky enough to win you could still make your own in just an hour or two.  Oooh the joys of super bulky yarns......

21 comments:

autumngeisha said...

So cute! Looks nice and cosy for the cold weather ahead. I love the button detail, too. I recently discovered the joys of super bulky yarn after finishing a scarf in less than 30 minutes!

karisma said...

Oh my! It is most loverly! I am a bit of a headband junky myself but it is rather hot down here right now! LOL I am in love with all this bulky yarn, we don't see it a great deal down here. I guess because what we call cold is not really that cold? Hmmm (seriously, it got colder than usual this year and my hubby and I, we ran away to Bali where it is always hot, then when we got home, we took the kids to QLD where it is much warmer than here. I think in our old age we are getting a little weak! LOL) The cold hurts our bones though! Don't think I would survive in a sub zero place! No, not me!

Sarah said...

It's a shame to bump your Nan out of the way...however, I am sure she would have been pleased to make way for such a lovely headband! The minute I saw the band from the yarn I knew it was an Araucania yarn...I have been weaving with some of their Ranco Multy this weekend :)
Anyway, the headband looks great and I would love the pattern when you get round to writing it!

LiteraryLadybug said...

OOOH! Very nice! Super bulky yarn knits up so fast - it's just a joy to have an instant project! Love the colors in the yarn and the button is wonderful too! Well Done!

Claire said...

You're no good for me, keep showing me all these beautiful yarns! ;). Looks fantastic.

lily said...

Lovely giveaway Becks, it would be fantastic to own a lovely knit that I hadn't knit myself.......fingers and toes crossed. x

Devonmama said...

Beautiful knit Becks! I can't cable so would be doubley-lovely if I won!! xxx

lorraine said...

yay! i love headbands! and this one looks so squishy! raineoc@yahoo.com

lorraine said...

new follower :) raineoc@yahoo.com

Penny said...

Hi This is lovely you are very talented. I find never been able to master cable.

simona said...

Oh how fun! We also have a giveaway this week so reading your post made me smile, guess we had a similar idea :) Absolutely love this yarn. This might make me get into knitting after all!

simona said...

Totally following your blog now by the way :) I never seem to win anything but I won't give up on trying either!

The Barefoot Crofter said...

Lovely, lovely. I know a girl who would love to find that in her stocking - especially as she has been waiting for a mama made hat for a long time. I will link to this when i do my own giveaway draw post.
And thank you for the lovely birthday message xxx

The Barefoot Crofter said...

Lovely, lovely. I know a girl who would love to find that in her stocking - especially as she has been waiting for a mama made hat for a long time. I will link to this when i do my own giveaway draw post.
And thank you for the lovely birthday message xxx

Inthesky said...

Excellent, I am sharing your give away with my blog buddies :)

The Barefoot Crofter said...

Oops - sorry for the duplicate comment there. Just to say i edited my post to add your giveaway - even though i wanted to keep it to myself - lol xx

gill said...

My daughter would love this!!
Count me in please!

gill said...

I'm a new follower!

Andria said...

Very pretty. I love chunky yarn, it is so satisfying. Beautiful colours and you've designed a nice head band!

Yvonne Spencer said...

What a beautiful ear warmer! I would love to find this in my stocking on Christmas morning! And, if I don't, I'll be waiting for the pattern so I can make one of my own.

The Colourful Girl said...

I love the idea of the button!

x

(ps. I'm a follower)