Monday, 4 July 2011

Winners of The Wednesday Knit Giveaway!!

So, after giving my friend Guthrie (who designed this blog for me) the task of choosing two numbers from 1, 2, 3 and 4 the winners are....

Number 1!

Laura Parkinson said...
Sooooooo many to choose from, but this has been in my queue for a long time now and now that my little one is getting bigger I should really get going on it before she's too big!


and

Number 3!

Amymarie said...
I really want to learn just to make a granny square blanket! I am still a beginner knitter and want to learn more and more so either would be awesome!
Well done Laura and AmyMarie! Please can you email jaqueline(@)craftyfoxes.co.uk and send me your full name and address and the prizes will be in the post to you as soon as possible!! Thank you to the others who entered and hopefully you'll be luckier next time!
Right, I've just received a couple of new knitting patterns from Purl Soho so I'm off to read through them and decide on which one to do first (this or this?)...one of my friends has just had a baby girl too so it's kind of the perfect little gifty but the socks are awesome! Comment tally commences NOW!!! Hehe.
xx Knitter Love, Jackie xx

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

A Welcome Back Giveaway!

Hi everybody!

I know it's been a while since I last posted on here. The knitting groups have continued to run but other 'life' sized things have stopped me from being able to post both here and on my personal blog for a while. This is all changing around though and I'm starting off the new blogging season by running the Wednesday Knit Crawl giveaway I talked about!

The best thing about this giveaway? THERE ARE TWO PRIZES!! Yes, you heard correctly, TWO!


Prize One is for the avid knitter. It includes the book Simple Stylish Knits by Hilary Mackin (courtesy of New Holland Publishers), a goodie bag filled with some delicious and cute surprises from All The Fun of the Fair (and were given to us on the Wednesday Knit 1st Birthday Knit Crawl) and a cute as a knitted button brooch from Max Alexander of Max's World, who also happens to be a friend and regular at Wednesday Knit²!


Prize 2 is for the hooked crochet addict! It includes the book Simple Stylish Crochet by Melody Griffiths (courtesy of New Holland Publishers), a goodie bag filled with some delicious and cute surprises from All The Fun of the Fair (and were given to us on the Wednesday Knit 1st Birthday Knit Crawl) and a lusciously crocheted strawberry brooch also from All The Fun of the Fair!

To enter this competition, I want you to post a link to the project you would most like to knit, crochet or sew! It can be your current WiP (work in progress) or it could be one that you wold like to do in the near future. Once you've done that leave a contact email and which prize you would like to win! The winners will be drawn on 1st July!

But, everyone is a winner here as New Holland Publishers have kindly offered Wednesday Knit readers a 20% discount when ordering books through their website as well as free P&P when you type in the discount code Crafty.

Good luck to everyone! Can't wait to read about your latest projects!

xx Knitter Love, Jackie xx

Monday, 11 April 2011

New Holland Publishers!


Hi there, Ho there! Kim here!
I know Jackie has some plans for a giveaway, but I just wanted to let you know that I'm doing some book reviews on my blog too- mostly of the yarn-related-variety, and with a little discount too. [:

You can find all my reviews Here! There's four up already and two more on their way. [:

p.s. the knit crawl was super fun and i'm looking forward to seeing some of you on Wednesday at the Pub! :]

Thursday, 7 April 2011

The Wednesday Knit Crawl Photo Round-Up

Sorry it's taken me a week to get these up! I've just worked 7 days in a row and had to have a little bit of time for myself today before I got down to the knitty-gritty! (Hehe, like what I did there?) So here they are. The photos you've all been waiting for! The giveaway will be up tomorrow (I need to take pictures of the prizes that can be won first). Enjoy! The pictures are in reverse order too, with the first few of the finished simple knitted 1's that I knitted up at each location!


Stop 3: All the Fun of the Fair - see the blog post Zoe wrote up and more photos here

Stop 2: Prick Your Finger with lots of fun chats with Rachael and Louise!




Yummy tea and cakes from Rachael and Louise at Prick Your Finger (truly spoilt!)

Stop 1: Fabrications! Huge thanks to Barley, the awesome owner of the amazing shop!






Tommy helping Leona make her owl! Read about him over on Leona's Thrift-ola blog!




Friday, 1 April 2011

THANK YOU ALL!


Just a quick post as I almost forgot to upload these onto the blog...


This is to say a massive thank you to everyone that has supported me throughout the past year! For tomorrow only (Saturday 2nd April, 2011) Prick Your Finger, Fabrications and All the Fun of the Fair are offering special discounts of 15%, 10% and 20% respectively to Wednesday Knit members and blog readers!

The boring but essential info - the vouchers are valid for one use per shop, and in store only. Please show the voucher when you go in as without it, you can't get your discount!

These shops were the venues for the Wednesday Knit Crawl and I used up my discounts buying a few balls of wool from each!

Enjoy your weekend and I'll be back later with a few more images from the knit crawl and a round up of what is coming next for Wednesday Knit!!

xx Knitter Love, Jackie xx

Thursday, 31 March 2011

We're One!


As a quickie blog post here are the number 1's I knitted (or at least tried to) at each venue! We had such an awesome day at all the locations and I'm utterly exhausted but completely happy! All the wool I used to knit the ones was bought from each location too! There was sooooo much to choose from!


So until I'm able to spend a whole day blogging to fill you all in, which will probably be at some point this weekend, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who has helped me throughout the past year and made yesterday such a fun and successful first birthday!


xx Knitter Love, Jackie xx


Monday, 28 March 2011

Two Days To Go! (and a book review!)

The Wednesday Knit First Birthday Crawl is only 2 days away (this Wednesday 30th March) and to help with the celebrations, I'll be running a small giveaway of a couple of books kindly sent to me by New Holland Publishers (and a few other knitty bits and pieces) as well as posting a couple of reviews as well! The first review I'm posting today, and is of the book above, 'Love...Knitting' by Val Pierce. This book is just as good for a beginner knitters and advanced knitters alike but knowledge of the basics is recommended before diving into it! There are step-by-step instructions at the beginning, so if you need a bit of a reminder of stitches and techniques then they are at hand, but if you don't need them you can just dive right into the many amazing projects the pages have to offer. My first project is going to be the Shimmer Headband. I'm trying to get through my stash and this projects requires only 50g of 2 colours - one for the headband and another for the bow decoration attached. It's very on-trend with a lot of knitted headbands I've seen in the shops recently like this one from Lowie...

and this one from River Island at ASOS (that's currently out of stock)...


Now, I know that we're coming out of those cold, cold Winter months and into a currently very sunny and warm London Spring but a knitted headband is a great seasonal transitional piece to have - you don't want your head to be too warm in a thick, woolly hat and a knitted headband helps to keep your ears warm and keep you looking stylish too! And it's always the best thing, when someone asks where you bought your headband from and you can tell them you made it yourself!!


To help you with this task at hand, New Holland Publishers have kindly offered Wednesday Knit readers a 20% when ordering this book through their website as well as free P&P when you type in the discount code Crafty - how good is that?! And to top it all off, this discount code is valid until December this year! So you have a whole 9 months to use it!


Check back after Wednesday for the giveaway (I'm going to be picking up a few bits and pieces at the shops we'll be visiting!) and a round up of the events. I'll be doing mini-live blogs from each location as well as a few pictures of everyone and will be tweeting our adventures as well (follow me over at @craftyfoxj).


I'm very excited about all the things that will be happening in the next few days and really looking forward to a whole day of knitting and chatting and coffee and tea! Hopefully I'll see you there! Until then...


xx Knitter Love, Jackie xx

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Wednesday Knit Will Be One!



Yes, it's true! Wednesday Knit will be turning the grand ol' age of one this month - 30th March to be exact!

You don't know how excited I am by this fact! I can't believe my little knitting club will be ONE!! To celebrate this momentus occassion in my knitting career/club life, I'm going to have a little party! But this won't just be any party. Oh, no.




We're going to have a knit crawl. A WEDNESDAY KNIT CRAWL to be precise! It's a bit like a pub crawl without the getting drunk park! Instead of going to a pub, I'm inviting you all to come visit some of the best wool shops in London with me. Already confirmed are Prick Your Finger in Bethnal Green, Fabrications on Broadway Market and All The Fun of the Fair in Kingly Court/Carnaby Street! And all these lovely, lovely ladies (and shops) are offering Wednesday Knit readers 10-20% discount!

The day will be spent blogging and tweeting from these fab locations and a couple more will be added on hopefully soon. The Wednesday Knit Crawl will end up at The Travel Bookshop in Notting Hill for our monthly Last Wednesday Knitting Club meeting at 6pm and from there we will just have to see how much birthday cake we can consume before 8:30pm!

The itinerary still needs to be confirmed andthere will be a discount voucher available to print off here closer to the time, but EVERYONE is welcome!

I hope you are as excited about this as I am! As soon as the itinerary is up, you can choose to come along for the whole day or just one or two locations or just the meeting in the evening! It's entirely up to you!

I'll be posting more often around here too this month, to celebrate the 1st birthday of Wednesday Knit and hopefully will have a few little surprises for you all along the way! I'll see you all soon!


xx Knitter Love, Jackie xx

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Wool Winders.

Mum unearthed this great wool winder from somewhere deep in her craft room. It was made by a sister of a dear friend of ours from California (Humbolt County- Near the Oregon coast). She's a wiz at woodwork (we have several of her plates and a sweet little acorn box), and this was a real pleasant surprise.


It's quite a mesmerizing and magical process. Kind of dreamy, huh?Anyone out there dabble in dying their own yarns? Spinning? Have some sheep? Silkworms? [: I'm becoming a bit of a knitting nerd!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

An Exciting Announcement


Keep your eyes peeled here at Wednesday Knit this week my fancy knitters! I have a super exciting announcement to make! Seeing as we are a Wednesday knitting kinda club, how about checking back here on Wednesday?!


See you then!


xx Knitter Love, Jackie xx

Monday, 21 February 2011

Saturday, 29 January 2011

hey knitters!

Just letting you know I did a little post over on my blog about a london knitting adventure. [:

i think cones of machine knitting wool are my favourite to buy/knit with right now. what's yours?

Friday, 28 January 2011

Miss Marple Scarf.

Hello everyone! I'm back with a quick little post about a cute gift I got for xmas by my mum! She knitted it from THIS website (Skiff Vintage which has some great vintage patterns!)
It's a really warm and cuddly scarf that makes any outfit a bit more fancy!

I'm sorry for the less-than-perfect photos, but it really is a wonderful project. She's made another one for a friend as well in a thinner yarn and it adds a whole new look to it.


Perfect for the winter months when you still want to rock an awesome easy look!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Knitting Vintage Socks.

So, I'm a little obsessed with sock knitting at the moment. [: I'm currently on my third pair ever, and it's wonderful. I bought this book from amazon to give me a bit more inspiration on patterns and things and to my surprise there is a GREAT intro at the beginning talking about how handknit stockings became more popular and how the first evidence of any British sock knitting (really more like leg warmers) was found on a boat in some long-long-time-ago date. If you love knitting and like to imagine victorian (and before!) people sitting around with teeny tiny needles making stockings, then this book is for you! It's of course, got some great patterns, but I haven't even got there yet!
I am so charmed by old patterns and these were adapted from a sweet publication that came out in 'leaflets'. Sounds like a craft zine if you ask me!!! :]

Don't forget to come along to Wednesday Knit2 on wednesday! I'll be there (no doubt) working on my pair of orange and brown socks!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Wednesday Knit² Launch!

Hello to all my lovely knitters!


Wednesday marks the launch of the East London knitting club, Wednesday Knit². I'm really looking forward to it all and look forward to seeing you all there!




Time: 7-9:30pm

Place: The Victoria Pub, 110 Grove Road, Mile End, London, E3 5TH


Tube Links: Mile End - Bethnal Green

Bus Links: 425 - 277 - 339 - D6 - 8
xx Knitter Love xx