Monday, 11 July 2011

J is for.... Junebug Win

Subtitled: See how I make the meme work for me ;)

Last month I entered a giveaway on figknits, during the Junebug giveaway month. I was very, very excited to win this beautiful yarn:

It's Shalimar Yarns, Zoe Sock, in the discontinued colourway "PillowMint"

But that's not all, the parcel also included a size D crochet hook (for those, like me, who have only just got to grips with knitting needle sizes and are still bewildered by crochet sizes - it's teeny tiny!) and a cute "mirth" t-shirt. I have to say, even though I don't crochet, the hook feels lovely to hold with its smooth bamboo handle. It's now in my notions bag waiting for me to learn how to use it *laughs*

The yarn is 100% Australian Superwash Merino and is beautifully soft. It's just over 400m worth, so I'm thinking it'll make some knee high socks, which will be fab *grins* My plan is to split it in half when I wind it, and knit the socks toe up, so that I can make sure I use all of the yarn (I usually have quite a bit left over as I underestimate just how small my feet are!)

And, just because I can, here's another picture, isn't it pretty *smiles*


  1. The colours ARE lovely. Congratulations!

  2. Doesn't she give away the most delicious yarn?!? She introduced me to bamboo yarn through winning one of her Junebug Days giveaways.. and now, I'm hooked! Your colorway winning is just stunning and I can't wait to see what you create. Congratulations.

  3. Goodness! You are one lucky lady!! :)

  4. What a lovely yarn - look forward to seeing some super colourful knee socks.

    You could always use the hook for emergency dropped stitch rescues?

  5. Ooh pretty! Congratulations :)

  6. Don't those colours just make you happy? Looks very squishable too.

  7. What a nice prize - that's a gorgeous color!


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