Time For A Giveaway!

So, we've shown you ours: it's time to see yours! Whether it's a quiet, book-filled, sunny nook, or a comfy, warm spot at the top of the house…Maybe it's in your bed, on the sofa or even on the floor, surrounded by yarn, patterns, needles and WIPs. At the kitchen table. On the bus. In the garden, sun shining, glass of wine. Beach, festival, verandah…you get the idea...

Post up a quick photo of your favourite knitting happy place on Ravelry, Twitter or Facebook — or all three to enter in triplicate — and we'll choose three winners at random to receive an excellent yarny prize ++++++++++

Pattern, bag and YARN! One skein per winner.

Pattern, bag and YARN! One skein per winner.

We're giving away three kits to make the Gilver Shawl (designed by Jo) with one skein of YarnPony Show Pony 50% merino/50% silk 4-ply (hand dyed by Mica), together with one of our EYF project bags. Gilver is an easy knit: a garter triangle with a neat double edging finished with picots. All instructions are included and you'll find a few photos here to show how lovely it is. The yarn is gorgeous, and you can choose from one of the colours above. Mica is not dyeing yarn any more, so winners will be getting a limited edition rarity!

The original was made in 'Oatmeal', which is actually like knitting with fluid metal:

Mica wearing Gilver at St Abbs

Mica wearing Gilver at St Abbs

Here's a run-down of what you have to do to be in with a chance or three of winning:

1. On Twitter, re-tweet our message then post a picture of your happy knitting place, together with the hashtag #happyknittingplace

2. On Facebook, like&share our page (Edinburgh Yarn Festival) and post a picture in the comments section of the relevant post

3. On Ravelry, join our group (Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2015: we're nothing if not consistent!) and post your picture in the Happy Knitting Place thread.

And that's it! Spread the word about EYF and share your pictures: we'll be drawing three winners in a couple of weeks' time. Thanks for taking part, and remember you can post your photo, retweet us, like us etc in all three places to treble your chances of winning ++++++++++++++

Meanwhile, here are some gorgeous pictures of completed projects to whet your appetite. Just click on the picture to move through the gallery. Many thanks to Ravelry members AuntieFona, fionacupcake and bethjhall for the use of their project photos.

GOOD LUCK!