Monday, November 14, 2011

Guest blog and giveaway with Sarah Hatton!

Hello and Happy Monday, everyone! We have a special treat for you today. Sarah Hatton, designer for many fashion-forward companies such as Rowan, Patons, Sirdar and Sublime, wanted to tease us about some new and exciting projects she is working on for 2012. She's sent us a little info below (I told you it was a tease)! To help us celebrate her news, we've decided to do a great giveaway!!


As you can see, it's been a beautiful, crisp autumn day here in Yorkshire and as the evenings draw in I find myself more drawn to my own crafting. This week I have just finished designing two new brochures (Vintage Inspired Projects and one that is still a secret!) for SMC Select which will be out in the shops next autumn and so have decided to treat myself with some time out to do my own knitting.

This Christmas my plan is to make all of my gifts. I love the idea of giving something so personal and full of love but am starting to feel that it might have been an ambitious plan when I realized just how close it is and I have only 1 pair of socks completed!

I think at this point I might need to move to some chunkier wool and luckily I have some beautiful SMC Select Tweed Deluxe in my stash. I think a cozy scarf and a simple jacket will be added to the list. For next season, I am working in the Silk Wool and love how clearly stitch detail shows up, so might have to add a piece knitted in this.

Now if only I could knit a computer console for my nephew, I might have Christmas planned! And top of my list to Santa - more hours in the day, obviously!


Like I mentioned before, to celebrate Sarah's new adventures, we are doing a sweater kit giveaway. We just love the SMC Silk Wool Holiday Cardigan and the timing seems just about right!

To enter to win this SWEET kit, please leave a comment below telling us what you are asking Santa for this year. Comment before Sunday, November 20th at 6pm PST. We will post the winner on Monday!!

To find out more about Sarah, you can find her here:

Thanks for reading! Happy knitting and crocheting!!

PS- P.S. Beans for Brains 2012 Scholarship Program! Don't just apply- Donate!
JBW and 9 other sponsors will be matching YOUR donations dollar for dollar during the month of November (each sponsor will be matching up to $1,000 each, for a total of $10,000) to the Beans for Brains Scholarship fund. We will be accepting donations here and in our retail store with the targeted goal of raising $10,000 from all of YOU for a total of $20,000 in awards!! Together, we can help Craft a Higher Education! Track your donations on our Beans for Brains Facebook page!!

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