Sunday, 16 January 2011

Giveaway Winners

Thank you to everyone who posted in my Name a Charity Giveaway! I got names for some great charities and will be researching them in the coming weeks to select four to receive pattern proceeds this year.

The two giveaway winners have been contacted via Ravelry and sent their prize. Stay tuned for future giveaways, and maybe a new collection in Spring...

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Today is Contacts Day

I love my glasses, but for various reasons, I prefer not to wear them in pattern photos. Plus, last week I was informed (though a bit more eloquently) that my eyes are so different that a new pair of glasses would, in short, make me look like a lopsided freak.

So today is when I go get "fitted" for my new contacts. Hopefully that means that in the future, I will no longer have 70% of my photoshoot photos turn out like this:

See you soon! And Giveaway winners will be announced tomorrow!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


Well, it's that time of year again: the beginning of it. And while I've donated pattern proceeds to a lot of great charities in the past year (Oxfam, MSF, Red Cross, and the Donna Louise Trust, among others), I'd like to see what else is out there.

And this is where you come in. Name me your favourite charity, and you'll have a chance to win a copy of Gwynedd, my e-book of 12 patterns.

Already have it? No worries...if you win, I'll refund you the price!

So just leave a comment below giving me the name and the web page of your favourite charity: local, national, or international, animal, people, or other. All charities named will be considered for the receipt of 10% of pattern proceeds for a portion of 2011, and you'll earn a chance to win a copy of Gwynedd.

The Rules:

I'm giving away two (2)! electronic copies of Gwynedd. All you have to do is comment on this post by 11:59pm GMT on Wednesday, 12 January, 2010 for your chance to win.

Post only once with your suggested charities. If you want to suggest more but have already posted, you can comment, but please comment anonymously.

Please include contact info (a link to your blog, Ravelry name, or e-mail address) so I can contact you if you win.

You can earn one more entry if you re-tweet, blog, or post about this contest somewhere else. Just post with a link back to your mention of it and that post will be included in the drawing.

Winners will be drawn after the giveaway is closed.

Thank you for a great year, and I wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2011!