Friday, 23 January 2015

The Giveaway- Crochet Hook Set

Hello Lovelies!!
I do hope you are all having a jolly good week?
Would you like to see what I bought on Monday?
A gorgeous gift that makes my heart kind of flutter.....
A stylish and sophisticated box, that when opened contains some rather divine, brand spanking new, wooden crochet hooks.

My absolute favourite crochet hooks in fact! I swear by these hooks and have used them in many of my projects:

I find them so utterly comfortable to work with! They glide through your work with ease and precision.

These hooks are extra special though! They not only come in a gorgeous storage box, but they each contain a little decorative diamond at the base of the handle. A rather unique touch.
It appears they double up not only as crochet hooks, but as magic wands as well!

The box is in simple in black and has a rather elegant, golden design on the top.
Inside (again in gold) is the manufacturers logo, Knitpro.
The box is designed to store these special hooks, so there is (of course) a functional elastic contraption that holds each of the hooks in place. 

8 gorgeous hooks in total! Thats a 3.5mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 7mm and a chunkier 8mm hook. One couldn't ask for more!

Here's the thing.....
I didn't actually buy these hooks as a gift myself. Instead they are a gift for you!!!!
One of you gorgeous people could get your hands on this set as I'M HAVING A GIVEAWAY!!
It's been a while since I did this on my blog. I remember last time... the excitement and buzz was a lot of fun! I though it was about time that I did another :-)

So to win this absolutely fabulous set of elegant hooks, all you have to do is guess how many buttons I have in my jar (below). SIMPLE!!!!

To enter just leave a comment at the bottom of this post along with:

  • Your guess (How many buttons in the jar above?).
  • Your name.
  • Where you are from.

Everybody, anywhere in the world can enter. But please only one guess each!
The winner of the crochet hook set will be the first person to guess the correct amount of buttons in the jar. However, if nobody guesses by next Friday (30th January), the winner will be the person who made the earliest and closest guess.

This is SUCH FUN!! Good luck everybody!!!!!



I'll reveal who the winner is later today.
Thank's to everybody that participated, that was a lot of fun!


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Silence In The Snow

Waking up yesterday morning to a bright white quilt of snow was rather exciting. 
I stepped out onto the balcony to enjoy the fresh and crisp air and was taken by how beautiful everything was looking. A true Winter wonderland!

I couldn't let the morning pass without taking a stroll in the snow. I wrapped up nice and warm (two jumpers, along with my pyjama trousers underneath my jeans) to go and investigate my newly transformed neighbourhood. 

Snow and ice clung to everything, adding a touch of magic to the simplest of things.

The ducks were still swimming about in the lake, looking a tad chilly with snow collecting on their backs.

It was amazing to see that snow had collected everywhere...

and created some rather stunning views!
Look at the contrast between the fluffy looking snow and the dark brownish/green of the tree bark.

The little glimpses of colour that I could see amongst the snow were looking so much more vibrant than usual.
Deep greens....

and bright reds.

The colours were glorious! However, what I love most about snowfall is not only how beautiful everything looks, but the silence. The snow seems to soak up all noise. Walking around the lake, hearing only the sound of the crunching snow beneath my feet was rather lovely.

Jumping on my bike and cycling to work was done in complete silence. The roads were deserted and not a single sound could be heard. A perfect time for contemplation.

For me silence only truly happens when it snows. Even now as I sit at home writing this, I can hear the refrigerator humming.  I'm thankful for my silent walk, it cleared my head and calmed my thoughts.
Hope you're all having a lovely calm week.