Tuesday 31 August 2010

MJT Alpaca Giveaway!

Well, the first hints of
were in the air today as we woke up to a beautiful misty morning.
My favourite season is just around the corner
and I have been searching through my yarn stash
in preparation for lots of knitting in the months ahead.
There are always surprises at these times when I find yarns
that have long since been forgotten about!
 I found this beautiful  RYC Baby Alpaca Yarn pictured above
safely wrapped and tucked away at the back of my cabinet
and thought it would make a lovely autumnal giveaway.
This is one of my all time favourite yarns
and it would be suitable to make any of the MJT characters
(I think there may be a lovely teddy bear in there somewhere!)
All you have to do....
....is leave a comment in the box below saying that
you would 'like to be entered into the draw'
(as always followers' names are entered twice as my way of saying 'thank you'
so please add 'follower' after your comment if that is the case)
The winning name will be drawn out of a hat and
announced on
Sunday 12th September
at 2pm
by the Tearoom clock
Adding to the autumnal theme...
as I was taking my photographs this morning,
a lovely parcel of yarns arrived in the post.
Such beautiful colours and textures. Even lovelier than I expected!
I have designed a Fair Isle cushion for our daughter
as she will be leaving us soon and heading for university.
I want to make her something special to take with her.
It should keep me busy for the next couple of weeks at least!
Accompanying my lovely yarn, 
was one of my favourite magazines
Country Homes and Interiors
which is full of inspirational autumnal ideas.
Yes, there is definitely something in the air!
Altogether a lovely morning
Good luck in the draw to all who take part!


  1. Hello Susan. I hope you're feeling so much better now. What lovely yarns you received in the post, can't wait to see the cushion you make with it. Please enter me into the draw I am a follower. Love Leonora.

  2. Susan I have to say that Autumn is my most favourite time of year!!! I would love to see your cushion once it's finished!!!! Marie x (follower)

  3. Lovely yarn and I love that magazine too. Although I loathe most of the winter, I have to agree with others that autumn is just wonderful (providing it does not rain too much).
    I would love to win the alpaca so yes please pop me in the preverbial hat. xx

  4. Hello very new to all this blogg land but love to knit would love to be in your prize draw.
    sue x

  5. Hi there - very new to all this blog stuff but would love to be in your prize draw. Three quarters of the way through Anika rabbit at the moment and she's looking good!
    Janna x

  6. I am looking forward to Autumn too. I would love to be entered in the prize drawing. I follow your blog as well.

  7. I would like to be entered into the draw. and I will love to see the cushion. Those colors are wonderful.

  8. I'd love to enter your giveaway, please. Autumn is my favourite season, too, at least as far as the weather goes (work picks up soon too, and that's not as much fun).

  9. I would love to be entered into the draw. Also can't wait for you new project to be available. Avid follower. Mitch

  10. Hello Susan, I would love to be entered into the draw. Autumn is de most inspirational time for me, the colors of this season are beautiful.(follower)

    Petra xx

  11. Thank you everyone for the lovely comments and to Leonora, yes, I am very happy to say that I am feeling much better now, feeling very lucky and enjoying being my busy self again !!
    Susan x

  12. I would like to join the giveaway and i'm also a follower ;)

  13. I love baby alpaca. I would love to be entered into the draw. I am also a follower

  14. I have just discovered your blog and I love it. I would love to be entered into your giveaway. I have just started following. Take care. xx

  15. I would like to be entered in the draw! Lovely blog

  16. Please enter me in your drawing. I love your patterns, I bought Daisy, Bluebell,and Primrose. Everyone who sees them love them. I'm in the USA in West Virginia. Thank you for your patterns.

  17. I forgot to put follower but have been for months.

  18. Hi Susan, having just returned from a trip to the UK it certainly felt like Autumn was in the air. Looking forward to woodland walks kicking through the leaves! I was planning on starting to knit your lovely teddy bear pattern when I was there, but time flew by. I am yet to get the wool, this alpaca would be so gorgeous so yes please add me to your giveaway (also a follower). I loved your post too about covered buttons, I have tried that with a kit to make them by hand but find it really hard to push them down enough, do you use a little machine for it? Looking forward to seeing your daughter's cushion, the colours look lovely. Catherine x

  19. Hello Catherine,
    I hope you enjoyed your trip back to the U.K!
    I use a button maker to make my buttons (I have added a link to the shop where I purchased mine,if you click on 'button maker' in the post you will find it at the bottom of the relevant page)I also find the metal cover buttons much easier to work with,
    Susan x

  20. hi there
    l think your blog is great please can you enter me into the alpaca giveaway. l also love autumn, my faveourite season of the year, wayching the leaves fall and turning into so many different colours too. julia wigglesbears@yahoo.co.uk

  21. Susan, I would love to be entered in the draw. The yarn looks so soft and cosy. We are just stepping into spring, still very good knitting weather.

  22. Hi Susan,
    thank you for another lovely draw, your so kind. The wool looks fab, would make a lovely candy Bear. your cushion sounds lovely, please show us it when it's finished. yes i love autumn too. I am a follower of your blog i love it.

  23. Me again, I forgot to add FOLLOWER to my first comment.

  24. I agree Autumn is also my favourite season. Please include me in the draw. I too am a follower of your blog.

  25. I love you patterns and am off soon to decide which one to download. I hope your daughter has a good time at university and settles in well to her course and I hope you don't miss her too much.
    Please include me in the draw.

  26. Oooooooooh, this is beautiful wool and as I have just bought four of your patterns to knit up for my adorable grand-children it would be ideal and very, very, welcome ...... gorgeous. I am an avid follower of your lovely blog.

  27. I would like to be entered into the draw. Thank you! Patty Ross :-)

  28. i would love to be entered i the draw pleae

  29. I would love to be entered into your draw. I have already knitting a few of these gorgeous bunny's and Candy but still have more to do. Avid follower. Colleen.

  30. hello susan , i would love to enter the draw for the beautiful baby alpaca wool
    warm regards barbara

  31. Hi Susan, I love your knitts and have got most of your patterns, I love your website,
    And would love to enter your draw,