The lovely Laura of Robson&Mason Haberdashery picked my Credit Crunch Sampler as one of the winners in Folksy's "Make the News" competition earlier this month... and today my prize arrived from Folksy HQ, accompanied by one of the awesome Folksy rulers:My prize is "Beautiful Knits for Heads, Hands and Toes" - which seems to be one of those books where traditional items have been made to look modern by using models with piercings and wearing trendy clothes... but it seems to cover lots of really useful basics and I've already seen a couple of things I fancy making, so it should prove very useful. Definitely a great prize to get at the start of my year of improving my knitting skills and tackling patterns!
Coincidentally, Laura is also learning to knit this year... and several of my Flickr friends have also recently caught the knitting bug. Is it the long cold winter that's got us all knitting nice cosy things? or is it the recession? or is is 2009 secretly national year of knitting and I have just not been told?