A wonderful way to start the day but the forecast is for more crazy weather this afternoon with torrential rain and potentially hail and snow near London. Crazy May weather so I think we should cheer it all up and have a giveaway.
Earlier in the year, I made some very special projects bags for the lovely Rachel Coopey, for the launch of her new book. 'Socks', available to buy here, is the first printed collection of her original, beautiful sock patterns. I bought the book as soon as it was released. In fact. I bought the book, raved about it, took it to show a friend then had to buy myself another copy after it mysteriously disappeared and reappeared at her house.
The book contains ten patterns and when I looked through the book for the first time, I found myself saying 'I *must* make these first, no these, no maybe these....' I think I have finally settled on these.....
'Saltburn' Photograph by Jesse Wild.
These socks are knitted in The Knitting Goddess 4ply Merino Nylon Sock Yarn. I love the cables and stripes. I just need to choose the colour now and there are lots available in the shop at the moment!
Back to the giveaway. After I had finished making the bags for Rachel, I had a bit of fabric left. To start with I thought I would stash it away in in the 'must make something for myself' drawer but I knew I would never get anything made and this fabric is much too pretty to be hidden away so I have used it to make another drawstring project bag and a double-pointed needle case and Rachel has kindly donated a copy of the book so one lucky person could win all of this....except the needles in the case, I need those to knit my socks!
All you have to do to enter is comment on the post and let me know which one of the socks you would knit first. All of the details are on the book page on Ravelry. The giveaway will close on 31st May.