Sunday, 14 September 2014

More door prizes!

We've been incredibly busy here at GLYC HQ this past week - stuffing goody bags and meeting our fabulous volunteers that we rather got a little behind on the blogging! So sorry!

Happily for all our yarn crawlers, the door prizes have kept coming in and we have two more to tell you about from two of the lovely shops hosting participants on this year's Yarn Crawl.

First up - Wild & Woolly, the new kid on the block in Hackney has teamed up the knitting and designing collective of True Brit Knits to present a rather amazing door prize!

Some lucky knitter is going to win all this from Wild & Woolly and True Brit Knits!
The contents include: 100g of Town End Alpaca's Pure Alpaca DK, True Brit Knits' Canterberet pattern, a True Brit Knits' Knitters Notebook (which includes knitting symbols and rectangular charting paper) and a True Brit Knits' Knitter brooch.

Then, those lovely folks over at Loop have offered up a skein of a brand new yarn they're bringing in called Kismet Fiber Works. The base is called Refuge - incredibly appropriate for the GLYC! Refuge is a fingering weight yarn that is 50% camel and 50% silk - resulting in the softest of soft projects, with glorious sheen and drape. To quote the description on their Etsy shop, "It's like knitting with air." We believe it!

We don't know yet what the colour will be but it's bound to fabulous! Some of their more charming names include Grown Ass Woman, and our favourite, Skein Cocaine. Sounds like this yarn is too much of a good thing!

Many thanks to Wild & Woolly, True Brit Knits and Loop for putting up such wonderful door prizes for our yarn crawlers. Less than a week to go now. Has everyone started their shopping lists yet?

Squoosh Merino Cashmere Lace - perfect for a new shawl!

Quick Update (18 September 2014) - We've had a note from Susan at Loop that unfortunately the Kismet Fiber Works yarn hasn't arrived yet. Instead, Loop will be donating a skein of Squoosh Merino Cashmere Lace in Winterfell, along with their latest Loop pattern, the Josephine Shawl. A perfect combination!


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