Sunday, 27 July 2014
Blogoversary giveaway: win a box of Robotness!
To celebrate my blog lasting another year, I put together a box of stuff I really like (because if I don’t like it, why should you?). This isn’t any old tat, or stuff I’ve blagged, it’s carefully chosen old tat, and is usually bought or made by me. This year one of the items was given to me but as I already owned a copy it's going in the box. You leave ONE comment to say you fancy winning it. After the closing date, I put the number of entries into a random number generator, and the person whose number comes up gets the parcel.
EDIT: I'm shipping worldwide! You're responsible for customs etc at your end, but I'll post it to the winner anywhere on planet Earth.
What’s in the Box of Robotness?
Vintage Fashion Knitwear by Marnie Fogg
I’ve already got a copy in paperback, but someone then gave me the hardback in a work clear-out. I’m passing the hardback on to the winner of the giveaway. It's a really good guide to changing styles in knitwear over the 20th century.
Your own piece of vintage fashion knitwear, knitted by me. The fibres are mostly pure wool. It’s made from my favourite pattern, which is probably from the 1960s but styles like this work well with 1940s and 50s looks too. I love my own beret like this. (I made some others for a charity, and they sold for £15 each!)
I like buttons. Have some nice ones. Two lots are still on their original cards.
Tights and stockings, as I know people tend to prefer one or the other. If you don’t like either, you can drop this part of the giveaway. I’m afraid the colour is a bit dingy, but the packaging amused me.
A full pack, bought especially for this giveaway. I have a box of my own, and now the winner of the giveaway can brew their own Cup of Brown Joy. It's extremely good stuff, a blend of Russian Caravan and Earl Grey, and I have a pack of my own to take into work. (See my writeup of The Elemental Blend on Greedybots.) I've also popped some Prof postcards into the parcel.
And that’s your lot this year. It’s not a massive pile of things, but they’re all good. Just leave ONE comment below if you fancy winning it, and I’ll use that random number generator to draw the winner on the 7th of August.