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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of going to a wonderful Christmas Party organised by the folks behind the lovely Pom Pom Quarterly magazine.  If you’re not familiar with PPQ, I’d highly recommend you check it out.  Not only does it have modern knitting patterns, but it also includes articles and delicious recipes, all bundled up in a lovely sized magazine with great production values.  Oh, and it’s London based too, and I love supporting local indie businesses.

So there was no doubt that I was going to head along to their end of year shindig.  I didn’t actually take any photos of the party, largely because I was too busy drinking mulled wine and scoffing cheese and biscuits!  To get a feel for the evening, check out some blog posts from other partygoers here, here and here.

Towards the end of the evening there was a draw for a sack full of lucky door prizes.  Somehow, my ticket was drawn first!

Anyone who knows me is well aware that I rarely knit with anything thicker than 4ply, so it was with some irony that I received a knitting kit from Wool and the Gang containing chunky yarn:

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The kit includes 200g of chunky wool in a dark forest green colour, nice rosewood needles (size 10mm), sewing up needles, and a pattern for a beret.  It’s labelled as an “intermediate” pattern, but it’s knit flat and seamed at the end, so could maybe do with some tweaking if you’re comfortable knitting in the round.

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I can’t see myself putting this to good use any time soon, so it needs to go to a new home.  That means the giveaway is up for giveaway!

So, if you’d like to get your hands on the kit, just leave a comment telling me about the most unusual, unexpected, or surprising gift or item you’ve received.  It could be something wonderful, or truly horrendous – tell me about it!  The winner will be announced in the first week of January.  Can’t wait to hear your stories!

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13 thoughts on “giveaway giveaway

  1. Well, this year my 11 month old gave me a small pile of kitten kibble that she’d “collected” (read stolen) from the cats’ bowls over time and convinced her father to wrap for me…

  2. This Christmas, my daughter gave me two tuna steaks, two beef steaks and a beef loin. I don’t really eat red meet. Oh well, I’ll eat the tuna if I can figure out how to cook it.

    lmecoll on Ravelry

  3. I would have to say a Diesel watch my ex-roomie/exchange student from Denmark got me. She asked her parents if it was okay to give them a smaller present so that she could get me an extra special one that year :)

  4. An aunt and uncle once gave us a basket made of a taxidermied armadillo. It was part of an ongoing contest to give the most astoundingly odd gifts. The handle was the armadillos tail held in his mouth. The contest trailed off after that because no one could top the armadillo.

  5. hello travel knitter! i like your name!

    this christmas i received the sweetest gift, my middle son was standing on my doorstep early on the 25th. he had told us he couldn’t come home, couldn’t get the time off work. but then he did, and surprised me!! (he knew it was going to be extra hard this year as my 2 youngest really couldn’t make it home for the holidays). JOY!!

    like you, i knit with mostly fingering, but both my girls love chunky knits, and would love this hat! thank you for the giveaway giveaway, i’d love to try wool and the gang. and how exciting to be at the pom pom party!

  6. My mother in law gave me the craziest pink chenile robe for the first Christmas we were married. It was zip front and most hideous. My husband put in on for a photo op later that night. I did return it but didn’t make a big deal of telling her about it. A few years later, she saw the pic in a scrapbook…OOPS!

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