Regal and beautiful
Ladies and gentlemen, we are honored to invite you to participate in a Royal Wedding giveaway. We don’t have the budget to send you to the wedding, but we can send a bit of the wedding to you…
<— Our friends at Fyberspates have created a kit for a fabulous shawl, including a hank of a unique Limited Edition lace yarn and shawl pattern to commemorate the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Sparkle Lace yarn, in a stunning sapphire colorway to match the engagement ring, comes in a 1000m/100g hank is a magnificent blend of 65% Extra fine merino, 10% Royal Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk and 5% Sparkle (stellina, a non-metal fiber).
We have two kits to give away! Two! Leave a comment on this post by midnight Thursday EST and we’ll draw on Friday morning.
You can order your own kit here. As a special bonus offer for Knitty readers, anyone that buys Royal Wedding lace yarn gets a 15% discount voucher for their next Fyberspates purchase. The yarn retails for Â£25 per 100g hank, and the pattern for Â£3.
And they don't need to be walked, either.
Last week the Guardian published an excerpt from the popular Knit Your Own Royal Wedding book – the corgi pattern!Â —>
And if all the Royal Wedding sweetness is too much for you, consider Brutal Knitting – custom knits inspired by horror and science fiction.
Knitters in Fernie, B.C., Canada, have knitted a 32-foot scarf as a fundraiser for the Canadian Avalanche Centre. $1500 was raised for the organization that educates residents and visitors on backcountry safety.
<—Â Seattle yarnbombers Yarncore created a lovely Easter-themed display on a bridge in West Seattle this past weekend.
The long-anticipated teachers and class list for Sock Summit has been announced. You might recognize a few names.
We’ll have more on that early next week.
Although the focus of this article from BoingBoing isn’t necessarily of interest, I thoroughly enjoyed the insight into one of the knitter’s favorite beasties, the alpaca.