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Posts Tagged ‘competition’

Win amazing handmades in the Knit Relief auction

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on March 19, 2012

Want to win an ever-so-cute amigurumi octopus? A handknitted pair of TARDIS socks? A one-off exclusive by an infamous graffiti knitters? Well, you’re in luck and it’s all for the Sport Relief Charity too!

Knit Relief items up for grabs

Handmade Little My needs a new home

Since quite a few Stitch Londoner’s are taking part in this project we thought we would post about it here too. Teen Granny Scarlett F Curtis’s Knit Relief project is offering 53 brilliant bits of handmade fabulousness to raise money for charity.

There’s a crocheted Kermit the Frog by Louise Campbell, goldenblades’s Rain Cloud, onehandknits’s TARDIS Socks, a personalised knitted figure by Scarlet herself, the handknitted TARDIS by Sally Rose for Dr Who fans, and some very squeeee amigurumi octopi by Alyssa Crittenden (which I have already been outbid on twice!) to mention but a few

Up for grabs is also an exclusive Whodunnknit, handmade Little My in an exclusive Whodunnknit presentation box with an exclusive set of graffiti knitting badges too. That’s three exclusives right there.

Check out all 53 of the Knit Relief makes here and give to get a heavenly bit of handmade.

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Come to the Stitch London Christmas Shindig 2011

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on November 28, 2011

This year’s Stitch London Christmas Shindig is sponsored by the good folks at Knit Magazine

Jingle! Jingle! Jingle!

Hark! What’s the noise? Why it’s the knitted reindeer pulling the Stitch London Christmas Shindig Sleigh filled with fantabulous crafty gifts for all! Woo hoo!

Every year Stitch London throws one hell of a woolly party for Christmas, and two things make it extra special:

Cracking Christmas Raffle and Stitching Secret Santa

The Cracking Christmas Raffle means we ask craft sellers to donate their most fabulous things to help raise money for a cause close to Stitch London’s handmade heart.

What can I win? We’ll be listing prizes on Twitter, Facebook and our Website. So keep checking as the list grows every day.

Where can I get tickets from? Tickets are only available on the night at the Stitch London Christmas Shindig. All you need to do is arrive at the party and buy your tickets.

How much are tickets? Tickets will be £1 each and all money raised from the Cracking Christmas Raffle will go to Yes to Life and the Andrea Giles Cancer Charity Appeal.

What’s this Secret Santa business about? Stitching Secret Santa is all about giving and more importantly about getting a bit of someone else handsome handmade handwork. Read all about it over at the Stitching Secret Santa post.

This year we’re raising money to support brand-new knitter Andrea Giles in her battle against breast cancer. Andrea’s fight is more than just a one-woman battle. She began using alternative and complementary therapy when the usual medical route fell short. Andrea is a brave pioneer for the Yes to Life Campaign, setting out to prove that there is hope even when the medical profession aren’t so sure.

Help Andrea kick cancer where it hurts

Andrea’s story is so inspiring we couldn’t fit it all in here, so you can read all about it in a special interview over at the Stitch London blog. It’s an amazing cause and Andrea is an amazing woman. Your raffle money could change the course of cancer treatment and give hope to so many. Please give what you can. And do read Angela’s interview. It really is very inspiring stuff.

Can’t make the party? If you miss it there’s the Global Stitching Secret Santa Swap on Ravelry too!

Want to donate something? For every item donated you’ll get a tweet to our 6000 followers and a link on our Facebook. Email info@stitchLDN.com to let us know you’d like to give a prize. Small sellers and large ones are all welcome.

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COMPETITION: Find the Pigeon and WIN loads of knitting goodies

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on October 17, 2011

Cooey? Cooooooey? COOEEEEEEEY?!?!? Where on earth did she go? One minute she’s safely tucked into the front of every book in kit form and the next she’s been knitted and has flown out the window. If you have any idea where she is please let Knit the Pigeon know and in return there are yarny rewards!

So far we have had three lucky winners and there are seven more weeks to go!!!

How does it work?

Every single week for 10 weeks Cooey will flap off into London and land in a famous place.

Knit the Pigeon will put up three picture clues for you to guess where she ends up. A new image will be revealed on three different days with each a bit easier than one before.

What can you win? Knit the Pigeon have bagged a whole load of prizes from Coats Craft UK and All the Fun of the Fair. There’ll be a new hamper of prizes every single week. Coo!

How do I enter? Flutter over to www.knitthepigeon.com and fill out the form to enter. Terms and conditions on the website. You can enter where ever you live! Join in!

Please find Cooey before she gets lost and ends up in a pigeon pie!

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WIN Crafty Curious Cats for Christmas

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on December 3, 2010

 

Knitting and cats have a love/hate relationship. Cats stalk yarn ends, sleep in your stash and feel the need to chew through your yarn while you’re knitting because it tastes a little like sheep.

On the other hand they’re often content to purr it up quietly while you purl, and both of you appreciate a good ball of yarn (even if one of you is likely to want to chase it about the floor like it’s alive).

So for Christmas we’re proud to offer you some of the nicest cats in the world of kids’ books from the talented writer/illustrator/crafter Viviane Schwarz.

There Are No Cats in This Book is Viviane’s latest cat-filled picture book from Walker Books. It follows hot on the paws of There Are Cats in This Book (so good it was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Prize), and tells the tale of three fine felines and their adventures across the pages. Moonpie, André and Tiny love wool almost as much as you. They also love cardboard boxes, pillow fights and making new friends furry or otherwise.

Both books feature a little bit of knitting and we thought they’d be perfect for you to encourage any sticky-fingered urchins you meet this Christmas to settle down with some kooky cats and leave you to your knitting.

The book-loving folks at Walker Books have offered us five sets of There Are Cats in This Book and There Are No Cats in This Book to give away to you, you lucky cat lovers.

All you need to do to give yourself a chance to win is answer is join the mailing list (if you’re already a member you don’t need to join again), and answer this Christmas-themed stitching question:

The stitch pattern of knit one row, purl one row is known by which name?

a. Stinking stitch
b. So-easy-I-can-watch-a-subtitled-film-while-I-knit stitch
c. Stocking stitch

Drop us an email at winstuff@stitchLDN.com with:

  • The subject line “If I win I will purr very loudly”
  • Answer A, B or C
  • Your full name, contact email and address (Anyone can enter. Even if you live outside the UK)
  • NEW MEMBERS: The secret password in green at the bottom right of your welcome email

The deadline for the competition is Friday 10 December at 8pm.
Please note: Offering to dress your cat up like a person and attempt to get it on the Royal Wedding guest list by calling it an ‘aristocat’ may amuse us but it won’t help you win. Just answer the question (correctly) and cross your fingers. Good luck!

Competition rules: 1. One entry per person. 2. Competition ends 10 December 2010 at 8pm. 3. No cash alternatives. 4. Winners will be drawn from all correct answers, and notified via email. 5. If winners don’t reply within two weeks of being notified then new winners will be chosen. 6. Prizes will be posted to the winners by publishers. 7. You must be on the Stitch London mailing list to enter.

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COMPETITION: Stitch a Skull to WIN weekend Camden Crawl tickets

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on April 25, 2010

The Camden Crawl is one of London’s most creative and slightly crazed festival weekends. Spread over over one and a half miles Camden Crawlers can sample new talent for over 30 hours across more than 40 venues. It’s Camdeny, it’s musicy and it’s going to rock.

Stitch London have snagged two pairs of Camden Crawl Weekend Tickets (worth £122.60 a pair) to give away for Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd May 2010.

You can join us at the Crawl and take part in our graffiti yarnstorming workshop or ignore us and go and do a ton of other things.

To enter all you need to do is Stitch a Skull and send it to us by Friday 30th April or bring it to our meeting on Thursday 29 April.

You can knit, crochet or sew you skull in whatever size and colour you like.

For a free Skull Knitting Pattern see our website.

You get one entry for every single stitched skull you send.

For more information and an address to send your skulls to SEE OUR WEBSITE.

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COMPETITION: It’s a Stitch Up goodies

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on March 2, 2010

S&B London regular Suzie Blackman, of It’s a Stitch Up, is providing prizes of knitting loveliness.

Where did you get that hat? I made it.

A budding designer and Stitch Sage, Suzie is giving away five copies of her frankly fabulous new pattern, the Aduki hat. She’s also offering two prizes of special hand-dyed yarn to go with the pattern, which she has dyed especially for you… (cue Kylie and Jason!)

Aduki is a slouchy titfer using two contrasting colourways designed to brighten the greyest of winter days, and boy aren’t they grey right now!!! It’s an easy knit, suitable for anyone familiar with knit and purl. So no excuses, peeps!

Two winners will receive a grand prize of the pattern and a hat’s worth of beautiful hand-dyed wool and bamboo blend yarn – one hank in a gorgeous turquoise and the other in a rich red wine. Three runners-up will receive a free PDF pattern via email.

If you’re not one of the lucky winners, you buy can the pattern for £2.50 as a PDF download from the designer’s website or from Ravelry.

All you need to do to get your hands on the fibre-based fabulousness is join our mailing list and then email us to answer the question. We’ll throw your answers into the ethereal land of Faery where our magic, mischievous name-picking purling pixies will steal (read  as choose!) the names of five winners.

Which of these is NOT a Winter Olympic sport:
a. Short track speed skating
b. Super Giant Slalom
c. The Ultra Fast Knit combined with the Stuff Cake In Your Mouth Every Third Row

Mmm yarny...

Drop us an email at stitchettes@stitchandbitchlondon.co.uk with:
  • The subject line “I’d take secret knitting enhancers in order to WIN!”
  • Answer A, B or C
  • Your full name, email address, and contact phone number (if you have one)
  • IMPORTANT: The secret mailing list joiner password (if you just joined) which is in green at the bottom right of your welcome email. If you don’t have the password you can’t enter the competition. If you’re already a member then go ahead and enter. No password needed.
The deadline for the competition is Monday 8th March at 10am. The 5 winners will be picked from all correct entries, and notified by email within 48 hours.

Please note: Offering to make us eternally young and beautiful will not help you win Suzie’s pattern and yarn. Just pick your answer, email us and we’ll let the purling pixies loose. Good luck!

Competition rules: 1. One entry per person. 2. Competition ends Monday 8th March 2010 at 10am. 4. Winners will be drawn from all correct answers, and notified within 48 hours via email. 5. If winners don’t reply with addresses within two weeks of closing date then new winners will be chosen. 5. No cash alternatives. 6. Prizes can be collected from us or will be posted to the winners.

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Ravelympics: Join Team S&B London and kick some Ravelympic booty!

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on February 14, 2010

Ladies and Gents of Stitch and Bitch London

That time has come again. Last year we were sweating blood, straining wrists, and blistering our needle/hook holding fingers to cross that finish line in a blaze of woolly glory.

This year we’re going to do it even better.

Let the Ravelympics 2010 madness begin!

Here’s the skinny:

When is it?
Ravelympics runs from Feb 12-28, 2010 (when the Vancouver Winter Games is on)

What is it?
Two crazed weeks of focused, intense personal & team stitching challenges to tackle while watching the actual Olympics unfold before our eyes (ok you don’t have to watch, you can watch True Blood instead. Just knit/crochet!)

What do I need to do to join?

  1. Join Ravelry
  2. Choose your event from the list here
  3. Join Team Stitch and Bitch London
  4. Let us know which event you want to take part in on the thread
  5. Add your project and make sure you use the correct tags

IMPORTANT: You must add these tags to your project

  • Event tag: the tag is in italics just after your event on the events list e.g. eventbobsled
  • Our team tag: teamstitchnbitchlondon
  • Ravelympics tag: ravelympics2010

6. Knit like crazy

What do I get?
You get a shiny medal at the end (“A real Team S&B London Ravelympics badge to pin on yourself”)
You get the admiration of all those around you
You get to KICK SOME ARSE!

Still don’t get it: Check out Ravelry for the rules

Join in the ‘OhmygodwhatthehellamIdoing?!?!?’ chat on our “How goes it?” Ravelympics thread too.

What the hell are you waiting for?! Sign up! Now DROP AND GIVE US TWENTY!

Lots of tough love

The Stitchettes x

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COMPETITION: Loving the Lego

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on February 3, 2010

Lego. Who doesn’t love a bit of Lego?

Here at S&B London Towers we heart Lego, so when we heard that Alex and Sarah of The Bothered Owl had made Lego stitch markers we were rather excited. Especially when we got our hands on 5 project bags with matching Lego stitch markers to give away to you lovely S&B Londoners.

Oooo. Lego-ness.

The winners of the competition will receive one of five themed project bags a set of coordinated Lego stitch markers.

All you need to do to get your hands on the little fellas is join our mailing list and then email us to answer the question. We’ll build a winner-picking merino sheep out of Lego to choose 5 winners.

How are Lego babies made?

a. A Lego stork brings them
b. A factory makes them from bits of plastic
c. When a mummy and daddy Lego love each other very much they make it out of Lego love
Drop us an email at stitchettes@stitchandbitchlondon.co.uk with:
  • The subject line “Lego is my bestest friend ever”
  • Answer A, B or C
  • Your full name, email address, and contact phone number (if you have one)
  • IMPORTANT: The secret mailing list joiner password (if you just joined) which is in green at the bottom right of your welcome email. If you don’t have the password you can’t enter the competition.

The deadline for the competition is Monday 8th February at 10am (BST). The 5 winners will be picked from all correct entries and notified by email within 48 hours.

For those who miss out, don’t worry, similar sets will be available to purchase on Folksy. See close up pics of the lovely little kits here on their blog. To see more shiny goodies from the crafty London-based Aussie pair wing your way over to The Bothered Owl blog and find them on Folksy and Etsy.

Competition rules: 1. One entry per person. 2. Competition ends Monday the 8th February 2010 at 10am. 4. Winners will be drawn from all correct answers, and notified within 48 hours via email. 5. If winners don’t reply with addresses within two weeks of closing date then new winners will be chosen. 5. No cash alternatives. 6.The stitch markers can be collected from us or will be posted to winners. 7. You must be on the S&B London mailing list to enter.

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COMPETITION: WIN signed Derek the Sheep books

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on December 7, 2009

We interviewed the really rather handsome Derek the Sheep (featured in The Beano) in our last newsletter. You can see the whole thing here.

To go with this we’ve got five signed copies of the entirely baaaaaarmy Derek the Sheep book to give away. Tales of the outstanding ovine fellow and his fabulous farmyard chums which will have you snickering while you stitch this Christmas.

The lovely Gary Northfield will sign and personalise them with a lovely picture just for you or whoever you intend to give the book to. (It’s the only way he can get us to release him from the S&B London cellar).

All you need to do is answer this question:

Which animal does wool come from?
a. Angry ravenous grizzly bears.
b. Bugblatter Beasts of Traal.
c. Lovely lovely sheep.

Drop us an email at stitchettes@stitchandbitchlondon.co.uk with:

  • The subject line “I wish Derek the Sheep was my boyfriend”
  • Answer A, B or C
  • Your full name, email address, and contact phone number (if you have one)
The deadline for the competition is Monday 14th December at 10am. The 5 winners will be picked (by our Derek himself if we can get him to come back) from all correct entries, and notified by email within 48 hours.

Derek the Sheep helps the Stitchettes yarnstorm


Please note: Offering to wine, dine and woo the handsome Derek will not help you win his book. Just pick your answer, email us and let Derek do his choosing thing. Good luck!

If you don’t win the book you can buy it here. It’s ever so sheepy. Perfect present for a nutty knitter.

Competition rules: 1. One entry per person. 2. Competition ends Monday the 14th December 2009 at 10am. 4. Winners will be drawn from all correct answers, and notified within 48 hours via email. 5. If winners don’t reply with addresses within two weeks of closing date then new winners will be chosen. 5. No cash alternatives. 6. Books can be collected from us or will be posted to the winner.

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COMPETITION: Stitch and I SEW Want to Win

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on February 2, 2009

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. YAY to the winners! 🙂

We don’t want to buttonhole you (sorry), but S&B Londoners seam (sorry) like a crafty bunch (and we don’t just mean the plotting you do to discourage people from sitting next to you on the Tube for more knitting room. We’ve seen you). We like to bring out the crafty in you. Fancy adding another fold to your crafty cape of wonder?

The lovely folks at Dorling Kindersley worry about your craft super powers too. So much so that they have decided to offer us the chance for you to win one of 10 copies of The Sewing Book in our fabulous exclusive I SEW Want to Win Competition.

The Sewing Book shows you the basics of hand and machine sewing, how to make soft furnishings, clothes making, and a bit of mending too. We’ve been sent a copy and quite frankly we are a little bit in love with it. Clear pictures, easy instructions, shiny pages, want-to-make-now patterns. It’s a veritable bible of sewingness. The Sewing Book is published by Dorling Kindersley, RRP £25.

So here’s the deal. Answer this question:

Which one of these sewing techniques would you use to close the toe of a knitted sock?
a. Kitchener Stitch
b. Bathroom Stitch
c. Cupboard-under-the-stairs Stitch

Email us at stitchettes@stitchandbitchlondon.co.uk with:
•    The subject “I SEW want to win!”
•    Answer A, B, or C
•    Your full name, email address, and contact phone number (if you have one)

The deadline for the competition is Wednesday 11th February at 10am. The winners will be picked (by our fluffy Answer-picking Sheep) from all correct entries, and notified by email or phone within 48 hours.

No cake-flavoured bribes will help you win, just get the answer right and then cross your fingers (not while knitting though. That can cause all kinds of problems). Don’t hem and harr over it. If it seams like a good idea then fabricate an answer and enter. We won’t needle you about it.

Okay, we’ll stop that now…

Competition rules: 1. One entry per person. 2. Competition ends 11th Feb 2009 at 10am. 4. Winner will be drawn from all correct answers, and notified within 48 hours via email or phone. 5. If winners don’t reply with addresses within two weeks of closing date then new winners will be chosen. 5. No cash alternatives. 6. Book will be posted to winners.

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