Monday, 22 October 2018

Paintbox Giveaway

I was thrilled last week when I had an email from Jennifer over at thistlebearhome.com/ telling me that I had won her giveaway, sponsored by loveknitting.com.  10 100g balls of Paintbox DK, how exciting.  That same day I received another email to let me know the code for choosing my 10 balls.  Decisions, decisions...what fun I had looking though the website.  Finally I chose the yarn I wanted to make a little treat for myself, it arrived on Saturday.  I was delighted with my package which included a pattern and another discount coupon, well it would be rude not to use it, so another browse and another project planned.

Anyway, here is the said package.  I loved how it came in a organza bag which added to the luxury.





A while ago I crocheted a beautiful shawl using the West Yorkshire Spinners winter warmers pattern.  It is my intention to crochet the same shawl using my new stash  of yarn.  A wonderful reminder of a generous blogger friend.



This is the one I did previously which is for a gift.  Sadly crochet is a little slow at the moment as I am only able to do a few rows at a time due to the pain in my shoulder.  A few rows here and there soon mount up so I am pleased with the progress I am making on my current project.  I am about half the way up the blanket and enjoying working on it across my knees as the temperatures here are starting to drop.





I intend to do a border on it but haven't decided on which one yet, something plain just to tidy up the edges I am thinking.  What are you working on at the moment?

The chickens have settled in well and are enjoying strutting around and making friends with my neighbour.




See you soon.


27 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm so happy you got your yarn and that you're so excited about it! The colors you chose are beautiful. That shawl will be gorgeous! I can't wait to see it. I hope your shoulder is feeling better soon. Lovely to see your neighbor again, she has a beautiful smile.

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  2. The shawl is going to be lovely in those colors. The good thing about crochet is it is easy to put down and pick up right in the middle of a row. Enjoy!

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  3. I was so happy when I saw that you had won Jennifer’s contest, Lorraine. The shawl you have decided to make is going to be stunning. You chose beautiful colors. I really, really like the blanket that you’re currently making. What a great way to use up some of the odds and ends in your stash. The smile on your neighbors face is absolutely wonderful. I think she would be a great person to have around.
    Many blessings, Betsy

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  4. Well done on your win, your creations are beautiful.
    Lovely to see the girls, are they laying well?

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  5. I love the crochet blanket.Pattern?Great win.I am crocheting a blanket in stunning rich colours suggested by Lucy at Attic 24.I have changed some.Blankets are a great project for the winter.

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  6. The colours in that blanket are gorgeous! Good to see that your "ladies" have settled in well. Have they started to lay?

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  7. Congratulations on your win. I love the colours you have selected.
    It's great to see the ladies have settled well in their new home. X

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  8. What a beautiful shawl your new yarn will make. I love the colors you chose. I love the hens, and the neighbor! A bit of rice in a cloth bag heated for a minute or so in the microwave, then applied to my neck and shoulder helps a lot.

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  9. Lucky lady... I bet you were delighted when your gorgeous yarn arrived. That blanket looks nice and warm.

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  10. That is a beautiful shawl. Love it. What a nice prize to win all yarn too.

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  11. The stripey crocheted blanket is lovely and of course my eyes were drawn to the cute Teddy bear sitting on the bed.

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  12. Lucky you, hope your shoulder is better soon.

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  13. Congratulations on your win. I can only imagine how pleasant it must have been to receive the wool. Now you have to get busy and create something with it.

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  14. A fantastic win and well deserved.

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  15. The blanket is so beautiful!

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  16. Congratulations on your win, the yarn is lovely and I can't wait to see your finished project!

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  17. Lucky you! That yarn looks beautiful!

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  19. So glad you won the yarn and have a pretty project planned! I accidentally put part of my comment for this post on the last post :) xx

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  20. What pretty colours of yarn arrived in your mailbox. The shawl will be so pretty. Your blanket is coming along so well. I'm sorry about your shoulder and hope it eases soon. Yes, the cooler days make me want a blanket over my lap while sitting, too.

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  21. You chose some beautiful yarn. Your shawl will be so pretty.
    Hugs-x-

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  22. Your blanket is beautiful ! I have got two from a friend she had crocheted herself. They are beautiful too ! The chicken have a nice house ! Here it's getting cold too, finish with the summer clothes, today for the first time I had to wear a pullover !

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  23. Congratulations! Love what you have made. Beautiful shawl and blanket. The chicken are doing well and happy in their new home!

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  24. Congratulations! What a treat. I love your choice in colours and that shawl is SO pretty. That blanket you are busy with...be still my heart! It is just gorgeous.

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  25. WOW! What a lovely prize! And your blanket looks so lovely and colourful. Jane :)

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  27. Can't wait to see the finished product. Lovely colors.

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