There will be lots of riddles to solve from April to December. You have to purchase the yarn and attached to the label there will be a clue. After you have solved all nine you can be entered into a draw to win a large amount of yarn which will be hand dyed in colours of your choice. How could anyone resist.
To get out appetite whetted we had to solve a puzzle and then enter the word onto our order and if you were correct there would be a discount taken from the purchase (you didn't actually have to buy). As you can see I managed this task. My reward two 100 gram hanks of 100% Bluefaced Leicester aran from Fyberspates which I hope to make into a neckwarmer with matching handwarmers.
There will be a riddle each Friday and one per month as well as the main challenge. So now I'm working on the monthly quest which is proving great fun.
A wonderful excuse to sit and dream of even more tempting knitting projects.
I particularly liked the fact that it embraces more than just knitting, seeing us as whole people interested in other things too.
This magazine feels modern and has elements from other national magazines such as 'The Knitter Giveaway' which is a competition to raise funds for charity giving the reader a chance to win a bag full of all sorts of things.
The theme is cables and lace and there are some very good new patterns as well as some extracted from books. There are several well known designers contributing both patterns and technique masterclasses.
Perhaps Ipswich Knitterati will be interested to see that there is a Knitter's Reader's Club for groups to send in photos and details of the projects their members are making.
Christmas has been a time for reflection, for catching up, for sitting in front of a roaring log fire and making time for knitting. We met atPurl & Co for a Christmas evening of punch and mince pies, chatter and sharing project ideas. My 'show and tell' was the Rowan Christmas Felted Wreath. There were lots of beautiful projects amongst them hats, jewellery, bags, socks, jumpers and shawls. There were stunningly beautiful wedding photographs showing knitted accessories. It was such a fitting celebration with knitting friends.