Friday, 7 August 2009

Book Signing and Giveaway!!

Despite the torrential rain last night, Kyoko and I went to Claire Montgomerie book signing of her new book 'Easy Kids Knits' at Loop. When we arrive, we found the shop full of happy knitters each holding a book. I bought two signed copy, one for myself, and I would like to give the other signed book to a lucky (more about being lucky later) blogger. So to enter the giveaway just leave a message on this blog post and I will draw a name in on Friday 14 August 2009.

Thank Kyoko for the photo: Me with Claire (me with flat and frizzy hair after the getting drench despite having an umbrella)

It is such lovely book, just like the author Claire who spent hours knitting for the book for the past year. The knitting pattern age group goes from 3 to 10 so I have got some time to knit something for my daughter aged 5, as you probably know by now that I take months/even years to do anything. When we brought the book we both got a raffle ticket for the prize draw and then went to have dinner at Ottolenghi and planned to go back to Loop to look at some yarns afterwards.

Photo taken by Kyoko

The food was great and dessert was very yummy . We both had the Passion fruit Meringue Tart which is highly recommended! When we were finishing our dessert, we got a phone call from Sarah saying that we have both won the raffle prize! We were both shocked and very happy of course. There were only two prizes and imaging Kyoko and I both winning?! So we were both giggling like school girls and left Ottolenghi to collect our prize of 10 balls of Debbie Bliss Eco range and her Eco Knitting pattern book. How lucky. Thanks Sarah and Claire!!

I will post some photos of the signed book and all other stuff tonight, so keep posted.


maria said...

What a hugely generous give-away. My son is nearly 8 so if I won the book I would have a couple of years left.
Congratulations for winning the meal.

Sarah said...

Not many kids to knit for so I'll leave this for someone else - but glad you're having a lovely summer and that the rain doesn't stop you having fun :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun evening, knitting and cake! How wonderful to win the raffle too, with all the rain its a perfect excuse to sit at home and knit too. Have a great weekend and I hope we can catch up at I knit soon.

Tracy said...

This is such a lovely giveaway! Do count me in on the fun, as I have a lovely little niece to knit for and always on the look-out for great patterns. :o) Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me last week--great to meet you and find your very creative place here--love it! Happy Day :o)

Kyoko said...

It was amazing to have won the prize together right? What are the chances!!! I still haven't decided which project to knit.
Gosh, Ottolenghi was so good. We must go back there (but this time, we will not eat anything so that we have space for two cakes :D )

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Sounds like a fun evening despite the weather - how wonderful that you and yoru friend both won the raffle!!