CH 213: Giveaways and My Edinburgh Yarn Festival Report and Haul!

Today on the podcast I’m finally getting to look back on my time at EYF, after leaving you on a bit of a cliffhanger last week. I chat about the joys of meeting some wonderful podcasters in the Blacker Yarns Podcaster Lounge, explore some new-to-me knitting podcasts, and fill you in on some of my EYF purchases! I’ve also got the name of the Interpretations Giveaway winner and some more info about the new giveaway for the Impressionists Mystery Knit Along.

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The first clue in the Impressionists MKAL arrives Saturday 31 March!
You can get your copy on Ravelry here now, at a special Early Bird Price!
Voolenvine Impressionists MKAL Kits
On Saturday March 31 @ 10am ET, Kristen will be re-stocking more kits in her online shop, to give you all a chance to snag one. After that, the colours will be available individually.
MKAL Giveaway!

Closes just before the first clue comes out. 

Grand Prize:

  • A copy of Laine Magazine Issue 4 (which includes my new Fragments Sock pattern, along with 11 other gorgeous designs)
  • A gorgeous hard-cover knitting journal from Laine. The “My Knitting Notes” Journal is an elegant way to document your knitting journey.
  • A beautiful skein of fingering-weight yarn from the delightful Eden Cottage Yarns

I’ll also be giving away 10 more prizes: each winner can choose the pattern or collection of their choice from my designs on Ravelry!

Here’s what you need to do to be in with a chance to win:

Create a project page for The Impressionists MKAL. You can use the placeholder graphic or upload a photo of your yarn.

Post in the giveaway thread with your favourite Impressionist artist or painting. Including images is encouraged (There’s already a thread full of inspiring art as people consider yarns and colourways) but it’s not required!

I’ll draw random winners and announce them Saturday the 31st of March! Good luck!

Interpretations giveaway winner:

“Kristina Jelinek with her comment:

Seriously, what’s not to love?   Amazing patterns, phenomenal yarns– what a celebration of creativity, beauty and craft! Rose Quartz is probably my favorite, but everything is stunning.

Thank you for the opportunity to win!”

Congrats and please contact me with your Ravelry name!

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