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A parcel squished through the letterbox this morning, all purple and spotty. Exciting! I had won a prize.
Last October I read this blog post by Helen from the blog The Knitting Exploits of Josie Kitten and was very moved. A few months later, Helen announced the Great Yarn Giveaway in order to raise more money for the British Heart Foundation in memory of her late husband. She asked for wool-related donations from various suppliers and encouraged everyone to send a monetary donation in return for their name being entered into the Giveaway. Each prize was given a number and a recipient was chosen by a random number generator. Helen raised £8,150, here's her Justgiving page which lists all the wonderful prizes. Isn't that amazing, what a great idea. Thank you Helen for my surprise.
What was in the parcel?
What lovely soft wool in such pretty colours. It's 100% Blue-faced Leicester wool which gives both strength and sheen as well as softness.
The Knitting Swede is a one woman business sourcing ethically produced British wool which is then hand-dyed or hand-painted.
I'm looking forward to making something special with it. Any suggestions, warmly welcomed.