Archive for July, 2010

Fifa Fever *Giveaway*

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Thanks to everyone who entered the Fifa Fever *Giveaway*.  Sandy H. is the winner of the gift pack of four pattern books courtesy of Diamond Yarn.  Congratulations!!

Sixty-two matches later, and the adrenalin is fully charged as South Africa gets ready for the finals to kick off this weekend.  The incessant buzzing of thousands of vuvuzelas might just be missed after Spain and the Netherlands play out their rivalry on Sunday for the Fifa World Cup title.  Sporting events like this one, seem to have an unexplainable magnetic pull, captivating us into picking up our knitting needles and clicking away until the final whistle blows.  

This week, let’s have a little Fifa fun and pick our yarn players, one from each of the four semi-finalist’s countries.  One lucky reader will win the Fifa Fever *Giveaway*, a special gift pack of four pattern books from Diamond Yarn

Tobago from Katia


Katia Book No. 61

TOBAGO playing for TEAM KATIA– this exciting cotton yarn hails from hot and spicy Spain, a country known for its bold style and youthful energy.  Tobago goes the extra distance and kicks out amazing self-striping colour vertically or horizontally.    

Silky Merino by Malabrigo

Book One By Melissa Leapman

SILKY MERINO playing for TEAM MALABRIGO– winds its way from the hillsides of Uruguay, showing the softer side of merino and the strength of silk in every skein.  This one is a seasonal favorite, ready to play or dress the part.

Samp'a by Mirasol


Book No. 5 By Jane Ellison

SAMP’A playing for TEAM MIRASOL– an import from the Netherlands, is a hands-down winner in naturally dyed organic cotton.  Samp’a takes the heat on the playing field and stays remarkably cool under pressure.

Balera from OnLine


Stricktrends Summer 2010

BALERA playing for TEAM ON LINE– hailing from Germany, this European fashion dominator knows how to radiate charisma and confidence on or off the field and adds a little extra zip in a cotton blend novelty yarn.     

To enter the Fifa Fever *Giveaway*- leave a comment with your name, email address and choice of favorite yarn from the above selection.  All entries must be received by Saturday, July 10th at noon.  A winner will be selected by random and announced on Monday July 13th. 

Best of luck!