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[Disney Giveaway] And the winner is….!

I am here to announce the winner of the Disney Giveaway that I ran in July. As a recap, the item to be given to the lucky person was “Disney Knits” by Melinda Coss and Debby Robinson.

My favourite pattern in the book, to be made when I have my first child, was definitely Donald Duck. Look!

Baby in a Donald Duck outfit! Love it!
Baby in a Donald Duck outfit! Love it!

I had nine entrants (nine whole entrants), and I used a random number generator to pick the winner, after listing them out in Excel. Want proof?

The list!
The list!

My random number generator came up with Number….2! Congratulations, Morticia, you will be the recipient of the Disney Knits book. I am unfortunately, unable to contact you as you didn’t leave an email address! Please could you get in touch by the 14th, and I will be able to find your details to post the book to you.

If I have not heard from Morticia by the 14th of September, I will be re-running the number generator on all the entrants for the Disney Giveaway, and a new winner will be chosen. Do not despair if you didn’t win this time. If you would like to buy the book yourself, click on the image above. I really recommend it — I have a (secret) WIP on the needles at the moment, and it’s coming along great.

I have another giveaway to announce, which I will do on Friday this week, as I don’t think I’m going to have a finished object ready for you all, although you never know, I may work miracles on the jumper

Ripped back and ready for shaping.
Ripped back and ready for shaping.

I’m also planning to have a round-up of the “blogs” post I published last week, about which blogs I read – and which you recommend! If you haven’t checked it out, I urge you to go over and have a look. I’ve had some fab recommendations from it, and my Reeder is definitely looking a lot more full.

Much love,

Corrie xx

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Holiday in Cornwall, and some knitting

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(Knitting) Holiday

I’m back from my summer holiday! I had an absolutely wonderful time – ten days of pure relaxed bliss. I won’t give you a full-on run-down of everything that we did, but quite a lot of crafting, and specifically knitting, happened. I also did some scrap-booking, but that’s another story.

Sunset over Cudden Point
Sunset over Cudden Point

We stayed in gorgeous, gorgeous Prussia Cove, in some old coastguards cottages overlooking the English Channel. For much of the time we were just chilling out — getting up very late and going to bed early, and visiting all the places that JS and his family have been going to for two decades.

Spinning

I had fallen asleep in the car one evening on the way back to the cottages, and JS poked me as we stopped and said “Look! Yarn Shop!” I woke up quickly after that. The shop, Cornish Wools, was closed unfortunately, but I poked my head around the door and told the lady in the shop who was cleaning up that I was learning to spin. She got a bit excited and took me to see her Ashford Spinning Wheel. Then, I spotted some rather exciting implements. She agreed to reopen the till and JS bought me one.

Look, a spindle! A spinning spindle! (Copyright Corrie B)
Look, a spindle! A spinning spindle! (Copyright Corrie B)

Knitting

I did a lot of knitting — I will do my first WIPW for a while on Wednesday, and you’ll get to see a rather depressing video that JS took of me frogging. Any knitter will definitely feel my pain! More on this on Wednesday!

Knitting in the sunshine!
Knitting in the sunshine!

Holiday Snaps

Here are a few holiday photos for you. They aren’t fab – JS took a lot of awesome photos, especially of a double rainbow the day we arrived – I will try persuade him that he would like me to publish them for him, but we are both a bit possessive of our photos and he may not want it to be. Watch this space!

A seal in St Ives harbour
A seal in St Ives harbour
Yarn shop in St Ives - sneak preview!
Yarn shop in St Ives – sneak preview!
Posing in Porthleven.
Posing in Porthleven.
Tommy the Dog in his favourite perch on the window-sill.
Tommy the Dog in his favourite perch on the window-sill.
Tommy the Dog thinking we are leaving him behind on our way home.
Tommy the Dog thinking we are leaving him behind on our way home.

I have a lot of other knitting things to tell you — yarn shop reviews, a WIP and some revelations about my knitting habits and aspirations, but they’ll all be done in other blogs as it is now 10:30 PM and I only got home last night at midnight. I’m tired!

I was sad to see that nobody else has entered the Disney Giveaway! I have decided to extend it to the 31st of August, as I have another giveaway for next month (!!!) and it makes more sense to do it that way around. Please, please spread the word, it would be great to get some responses from people as sometimes I feel like I’m talking to a brick-wall!

Much love,

Corrie xx

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Summer Holiday

I’m off on holiday with JS and a bag full of knitting. Hopefully I will have many many FOs to show off upon my return.

Prussia Cove, our holiday destination!
Prussia Cove, our holiday destination!

I will be back on the 13th of August. While you’re missing me, why don’t you check out (and spread the word about) the Disney Giveaway, have a gander through some of the spinning posts, and read through Friday Inspirations to get an idea of the things I look for and suggest some!

Much love,

Corrie xx

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Spinning progress! And, the Olympics…

Spinning has seen some progress in the last few days, with the fleeces washed (to some degree), and some spinning equipment sourced. First, though…

Olympics

I know that everyone is talking about the Olympics, so I’m going to join in. Very specifically:

Knitted Pony
Knitted Pony
Tiny, tiny horse <3
Tiny, tiny horse <3
A knitted horse in Amsterdam
A knitted horse in Amsterdam
Felted horse, by Yling Tien
Felted horse, by Yling Tien

What event do you think I’m taking Wonder-Mum to see for her birthday tomorrow?

I’m NOT going to take any knitting with me. I have it on good authority that your knitting gets taken away from you when you take it into the Olympic sites.

Is anybody else going to see anything?

Spinning

In other news — my fleeces arrived! I did some washing and drying, and have a beautiful wad of read-to-card wool. In the process of looking for some cheapish carders, I found a wonderful lady from Scotland (thanks to @RMWK) who has got a spinning wheel and other assorted equipment for sale. And, affordable.

Initially, my plan to get spinning was to use a drop-spindle. I’m not one to do things by halves though. When I was in Second Year at Uni, I bought a 30 litre fish-tank for my boyfriend at the time. Before the month was out, I had another which contained a mere 300 litres!

A drop-spindle is to a spinning wheel what the 30 litre tank is to the 300. I’ve learned my lesson — if I’m going to get a spinning wheel anyway, I may as well just do it.

I’m in the process of deciding if the budget can cope with it. I’m going to say yes…because I’m of the opinion that if you really want to make something happen, you can. And, because I really, really want it. What do you think?

I have to head off to put together some IKEA trestles now. Watch this space for more spinning updates, and please please please don’t forget to spread the news about the Disney giveaway!

Much love,

Corrie xx

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