Crochet Giveaway

One of these things is not like the other (and a giveaway)


Crochet at Play twice

One of them is my signed copy of Kat’s book, won as part of a fabulous prize in Kat’s competition that will rocket me to Mama of the Year as far as Kitty is concerned, just as soon as I locate my 9mm hook and start to wrangle with the octopus pattern; and the other is the copy that I impatiently waited for Amazon to deliver, devoured in one sitting, pillaged the stash to find the yarn for a project, and used to make Elma the softest little baby wrap imaginable.

They have both made me very happy.  But even if Kitty and Elma suddenly develop preternatural skills at crochet, I don’t need two books, and so, in the interests of spreading a little joy across the internets, I’d like to find my original copy a good home.

We’re going lo-tech on this one; to enter the giveaway just leave me a comment telling me your dream crafty day.  We’ll assume that all small children are being entertained/educated/over-sugared by loving friends and family, and that magic elves have cleaned the house, including any necessary pre-tidying of your crafty space, leaving you with an entire day to dedicate to doing exactly as you please; what would you like to do?

I think I’d have to make a cake (essential sustenance for later), then pull out my spinning wheel (sadly neglected since Kitty decided it was the most exciting thing she’d ever seen and could not be persuaded not to attempt to put tiny fingers between the spokes) and a good audiobook. I’d pull out the sewing machine for the afternoon and either do a little piecing on the latest quilt or start another dress for Elma, before heading out into the evening sunshine with the camera to take pictures with time to stand and stare.  And finally, as the day drew to a close, I’d curl up on the couch with a good chunk of cake, an old familiar film, and a little simple knitting in a beautiful yarn.  And if I stayed awake before the opening credits finished rolling I’d consider it a serious achievement!

But enough from me, the floor is now open.  I’ll close the comments next Monday (17th June) and let the random number generator decide the winner.

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  • mandycharlie 11/06/2013 at 12:20 am

    In the interests of joining in your imaginary game, but if my number comes up, please respin to let another win, as crochet is not my forte.

    I think I would start with making a simple A-line skirt out of the many lovely summer fabrics that are in my stash, with pancakes, maple syrup and bacon for brunch. Then I would sew up a new summer hat, (which takes longer than you think) so by that time it would be supper time and whilst I had been sewing I would pop a chicken in the oven to have with new potatoes, baby carrots and the new seasons peas with a little mint and just a drop or two of good gravy. There would be fresh strawberries and cream and maybe just a few chunks of home made meringue to have a little later, whilst curled up on the sofa knitting with gorgeous yarn.

  • Oompa Loompa Burps 11/06/2013 at 9:43 am

    A perfect craft day would be a morning of knitting a beautiful lacy scarf in fabulous pink wool. Lunch would be bacon brie and cranberry panini followed by some orange sponge cake. The afternoon could be sewing the border onto a giant quilt I need to finish, watching the bbc Pride and Prejudice. Add in coffee in the morning, some rose wine in the afternoon and evening, and I’m sorted!

  • Hannah 17/06/2013 at 1:59 pm

    My perfect crafty day would involve sewing pretty things with a magic iron to make the seams sit flat and not a single bit of unpicking to be done the whole day.

  • Karen Burnett 17/06/2013 at 3:42 pm

    Oh, my dream crafty day would be sitting in a lovely room with conservatory doors open sun shinning in and a light warm breeze gently flowing in the doors. Me sitting in a fab craft room surrounded by all the yarn I could ever wish for. Reclining in a big comfy chair with a foot stool listening to some lovely relaxing music. Have a gorgeous butler on hand to bring me food and drink as needed,so that I can knit and crochet from sunrise to sunset, then crawl into the most comfy bed, sleep then wake next day to start all over again. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Vicki 17/06/2013 at 5:58 pm

    Ooooh an entire day to craft! What a fabulous treat that would be! I think I would spend the morning playing with my sewing machine, I’d finish off a quilt, that I started 4 yrs ago and is so so nearly finished. Then I’d spend the afternoon knitting in the sunshine and the evening embroidering cross stitch.