Craft Activism was named one of the Top Ten Craft Books of 2011! Yeah for Gale and Joan. There are wonderful projects for recycling, upcycling, knitting, sewing, even granny squaring. A few friends and I are planning a gathering to make the bags that use hardware cloth and plastic bags and pieces — no sewing required, perfect for imbibing while crafting. My Sleight of Hand Mittens, which represented the Yarnery Mitten Fairy project, made it to the cover. (Yes, I keep saying that, it’s just so cool!) I chose stranded color work mittens because they are a) warm b) fun to make c) let you use of lots of leftover bits of colors d) all of the above. There are six charts, each chart is a four or eight stitch repeat to mix and match. (I didn’t knit the ones below, a test knitter did. Nice color stranding, there!)
Louet supported my design by sending a generous amount of Gems Sport, waaay more than I used.
In that case, it seems right to spread the wealth and celebrate the book’s success by having a giveaway. First prize is a copy of Craft Activism. Second and third prizes are a yarn pack of three skeins of Gems Sport – enough to make several pairs of mittens. That’s three chances to win – the book, or one of two yarn packs. Leave a comment by December 17, and make sure I have a way to contact you. I’ll draw three lucky winners and get the package in the mail. Anyone can enter – I’ll ship overseas, I promise. However, if one of you Aussies wins, there are no guarantee it will be there by Christmas!