Thursday, 12 June 2014
Update, Competition & Hello.......
Hi......it feels like an age since I was last here. My social media posts have been few and far between as I move into my last week of Tram Driver training with an on board trainer before my last exam next week. My days have really just been a complete blur of study and concentration on another level, tiredness that I never contemplated.....all brought on by mental fatigue......I don't think I've ever slept so well in my life and let me tell you sleep becomes the most important thing ever!
I've also learnt that eating well and exercise are paramount in a job that requires 100% focus at all times......hopefully that focus may roll over in to my procrastination of all things wooly and stop me jumping from one WIP to another!!.......Somehow I don't think it will.
I continue to knit my way through the last half dozen hat orders. My days off like today are dedicated to knitting all day to get these completed.....I figure at the moment the housework can wait.....as long as I have a clean uniform for work, that's the main thing.
I've had a few queries already about releasing more patterns.....the answer is yes. I have a baby blanket or two in the planning for the next patterns. I just wanted a little break from the hats for now.....fingers crossed the blanket patterns will be completed by mid July.....and then I'll start working on my next hat pattern.
I still continue to be amazed at how well my patterns have been received. Norwegians, Danes, Swedes and the French continue to knit my patterns at an amazing rate, and looking at so many of your little knitted d&m hats on Ravelry and blogs, makes me smile.
So that leads me to a KEATON competition that I promised......I am quite happy to knit 2 completed KEATON beanies for 2 lucky winners in colours and size of their choice from the colours I have in stock.
Keaton comes in 5 sizes so you are not limited to kids sizes if you win. You may want a beanie for yourself. You can also have the choice of having it with a pom pom or without. I'll happily send the completed beanies anywhere in the world.....as the competition is open to everyone.
All you have to do to enter is to either join my blog, like my Facebook page and do one other thing and that is to like one of the great photographers Facebook pages that have assisted me with Keaton photographs amongst others Sarah Brown Photography and Lamb loves Fox
Then please leave a comment below for your entry. If you don't have a blog account or a google account use the 'anonymous' name from the drop down box when leaving a comment....don't forget to leave your name and tell me what you've done...whether you've joined my blog, or who's FB page you have liked.....I understand some of you don't use FB, that's ok, still enter, but I just like to share a little love about to those that have helped me along my journey. Also if you've done all of these things prior that's ok to....just tell me.
The comp will remain open till the end of the month....as I don't expect to be around here again for another couple of weeks, so enter away. I'll draw the winners from a hat on the 1st of July which I'll announce here, and then I'll converse with them about sizes and colours. I would expect the knitting time to be around 2 weeks then postage time on top of that.
I think that's all for now. Hope you're all well....I'll be off now to do put a load of washing on and then bunker down with bad daytime TV and the heater on for a day of knitting.
One final thing.....all your comments go to moderation first.....You know your entry is valid once I publish it after moderation. Due to the time difference and work commitments, your comment may not be published straight away so don't panic!