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

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