Just wanted to let you know about an exciting competition with which I’m involved. Have you ever dreamed of knitting something in a very particular shade – the rich purple of a Quality Street wrapper, the vivid orange of the chicken tikka masala at your local tandoori, the pastel blue of Aunt Mabel’s Hillman Imp – but just not been able to find a yarn to match it? Well, those generous folks at Stylecraft Yarns are offering you the chance to create your very own shade of Stylecraft Special DK. Simply send in your suggestion by post or by email, providing an example of the colour, and your shade could be on the production line in time for launch at the Knitting & Stitching Show this autumn!
This seems like a great idea, and what’s particularly exciting for me is that, along with eminent bloggers Lucy from Attic 24 and Phil from The Twisted Yarn, I’ve been asked to be one of the judges! The three of us will be perusing all the entries and working with the Stylecraft team to choose a shortlist of ten, which will then be put to the public vote. Once the winner is chosen, Stylecraft will be able to replicate the exact shade using a state-of-the-art gadget called a Capsure – I’m not quite sure what it is, but in a knitter’s version of alchemy it seems it can take any ordinary object and reproduce its colour, which can then become a brand new shade of yarn – wow!
As well as creating their own unique shade, the winner will receive 100 balls of yarn, plus VIP entry to the Knitting & Stitching Show. The runners up will each get a fabulous goody bag. Details for where to send your entries can all be found here. I can’t wait to see what fabulous suggestions you come up with!