Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Goodies from "The Knitter"

After some thought, I bought the first copy of "The Knitter".
I had read several comments from other knitters, and couldn't tell whether I'd like it or not.
On finding a copy in my WHSmith, I leafed through it and thought there was just enough to warrant the purchase.

The only time I remember knitting a garment to a pattern with the designated brand of yarn was back in 1963. Since then I usually only look for schematics or stitch patterns to act as guidelines for items I design to knit.
So the majority of knitting magazines leave me bored. So often they have cluttered layouts disguising the fact that they contain little of interest to me.
This magazine had some interesting information about designers, yarn and tools.
AND they tantalised me with a text message draw for a goody bag.

I hummed and hawed, and approximately 24 hours before the deadline texted in. I had just put more money on my phone, and it didn't seem to be too much of an extravagance. (My equivalent of buying a lottery ticket, but probably with better odds I thought).

I gave it no more thought until last Monday when I emerged from a meeting in a venue without mobile reception to find a voicemail message.

Standing at a bus stop on a busy road it took me 3 attempts to make sense of the call. Then my bus came and I had to give up on hopes of making the return call.

At Matlock station just as my train was about to depart I found out that I had "won" all this:

So unbelievable! What are the odds on winning this?

After a bit of argy bargy (as the delivery company only had my home address) it was delivered to me at the Art Room, and I am slowly exploring my good fortune.



Blogger Mary deB said...

Wow, that looks like fun! Lucky you!

11:55 am  
Blogger Emma said...


And thank you for sending me a copy! I got it on Monday but life has been hectic here this week. I found it very interesting, I think it has a lot of potential, I hope it starts to feature more independent designers soon.

11:57 am  
Blogger Dawn said...

lucky you! I don't know anyone else who has ever won a competition (apart from my father, but he spends his time entering competitions)

5:12 pm  
Blogger TutleyMutley said...

Oh my, you mean I actually KNOW someone who has won something? And what a wonderful prize.
May I touch your sleeve to see if the luck will rub off? (Not that I buy lottery tickets or similar).
I still haven't seen a copy of that mag, but it seems a tad pricey.

8:08 pm  
Blogger Alison said...

Wow! That *is* worth the price of a text! I still haven't actually seen a copy of The Knitter yet, but I'm hearing a lot of good things about it. Then again, most magazines annoy the HECK out of me, too. All filler; I can never seem to find the good stuff for the articles, and do I really need a monthly (or even quarterly) dose of new patterns to look at? Pricey I don't mind, as long as it's *quality*. The other one I reallly ought to look at is Yarn Forward, of course...

4:49 pm  

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