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Cross & Woods – giveaway

Not too long ago I blogged (here) about the wonderful cooperation that culminated in the “Let’s Get Chunky” magazine.Given the fact that all contributors worked with the beautiful Borgo de Pazzi-yarn, very quickly we – the lively bunch of crafty friends participating in this fun adventure – were referred to as “The Borgo Babes”.
At first, this made us all giggle, but I think right now most of us see this as an honorary title, that we carry with pride.

You see, we all donated our time and patterns for the magazine, knowing that part of its proceeds would go to the “Samen Breien Clubs” (“Knitting Together Clubs”) / the “Ouderenfonds” (a Dutch foundation that facilitates elderly to craft in groups, thus striving to make them less lonely).
                                           (photo credit ↑ Liset / Tante Setje)
We were thrilled to learn the magazine is a hit among knitters and crocheters, and last month we were able to realize a first and really fab donation (thank you, Borgo de Pazzi & Bert Noorderijk/BN Agenturen) during a festive meeting (cake and all) with some of the “Borgo Babes”, Bert, and the “Ouderenfonds” at their headquarters: happy (& proud) times for all of us!

One of the many Dutch shops carrying Borgo de Pazzi-yarn, and selling the “Let’s Get Chunky”-magazine, is “Cross & Woods” in The Hague.
Its owners, Pauline and Eloise, liked the magazine’s content, and decided to invite all “Borgo Babes” for an inspiring yarn-tasting party in their absolutely beautiful “crafting parlour”. Needless to say, we gladly obliged!

“Cross & Woods” is one of those gems that is so well worth a special visit.
As for me, it ticks all my crafty boxes: the shop is spacious, has a beautiful interior design, jaw dropping-gorgeous specialty yarns (“Hedgehog Fibres”, “Isager”, “Madelinetosh”, “Manos del Uruguay“, “Moeke Yarns”, “Nurturing Fibres”, just to name a few) and tools of the trade (“Merchant & Mills”, “KnitPro”), super pretty fabrics, books&magazines, you just name it: it’s there! And a true “crafting parlour” it is as well: many a workshop is being given at “Cross & Woods”.

Pauline and Eloise had us “taste” (work with) a lot of their specialty yarns, and provided us with all their background information – that went into such detail as the kind of sheep the particular yarn was harvested from, very interesting.

And…..being generous women, they gave me TWO skeins of amazingly soft&stunning “The Fibre Co.” yarn to give away here on my blog!

It’s a blend of 65% alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere, which explains the fabulous softness. Each skein has: 145 m / 159 yds (needles: 3.25-3.5 / 3-4 US / 10 UK).In order to have a chance to win this lo-ve-ly duo, all you need to do is leave a comment beneath this post (and preferably tell me what project/pattern you have in mind to use them with).
The giveaway is open worldwide and will close Sunday August 6th, 2017 (22:00 my time, which is GMT+1hr).

Good luck to all!

Marianne xx

PS: please, make sure I can reach you by email – if I do not hear from the initial winner within 7 days after my notification email has been sent, a new winner will be drawn.

EDIT: this giveaway is now closed – the winner has been notified by email

21 thoughts on “Cross & Woods – giveaway”

  • Hello Marianne,
    I would love to win the yarn and would then ask you which project you would suggest for me from your lovely book, of which I have a copy.
    Thank you.
    Joan Wells.

  • What a great job you have! Pauline and Eloïse certainly picked out two gorgeous hanks. This is beautiful wool and I love that color. I would most probably make a pretty cowl with it or possibly a beret! Thank you once again for this fun opportunity to experience working with a new kind of wool! ????

  • Hello from wet, cold, windy and miserable Melbourne, Australia! We are suffering from a very long and dreary winter. The colour pink would bring warmth and joy to a city that prefers black. I would make a cowl to wear to work and watch people on the train eye it with envy!! Pink is the colour of my dreams xxxx

  • Hallo Marianne, ik had vanmorgen bij Wolplein zo’n leuke ontmoeting en gesprek met een dame bij Wolplein over kleur. Ik gaf haar een compliment omdat zij er zo kleurig uitzag. Kreeg advies over kleur, zo leuk! Heb mijn pak bollen wol weer teruggelegd omdat ik weer eens voor veilig (maar saai) ging. Dus ik moet gewoon een poging wagen om deze strengen te winnen! Groet, Loes

  • Hello Marianne! I would make something to wear, looks so soft and love the colour. Thanks for the chance. Love peace and lots of crochet! Gabriela

  • Beautiful yarn! I would make a pair of wrist warmers, or maybe a lacy skinny scarf. xx

  • I think it would have to be a scarf or cowl with yarn that beautiful it needs to be used in a wearable item. Looks amazing????

  • Oh what a stunning colour. I think I would make a scarf so I can wear it with many different outfits.

  • Hoi Marianne,
    Wat een prachtig garen en die kleur …zo mooi! Ik zou er de sjaal Wendi uit je boek mee maken. En nu maar duimen…

  • Hello! What gorgeous soft yarn! I would make a pair of mittens each for me and my sister, probably using the Noss pattern from their website xx

  • Mooie blog en zo mooi dat er goed doel gekoppeld was aan het gave let’s get chunky magazine!
    Ik doe graag mee voor het mooie garen ????????.

  • Ik waag ook een gokje. Doe graag mee met de give away. Een mooie kleur en misschien een mooie sjaal/omslag met kabels of noppen lijkt me wel wat ???? Mooi verjaardagskadootje (ik was gister -5/8- jarig ????) groetjes Linda

  • Hello from cold, wet and windy Melbourne, Australia. We are in the middle of a very dreary winter and everyone has been sick with a long lasting chesty cough. The pink is so bright and vivid – a colour in my dreams – and I would crochet a gorgeous cowl to wear to work and brighten up the depressing black that everyone wears! Love your work xx

  • Ooo, I think I might be too late. But I’d love to win this yarn! I don’t know what I would be but it sure would be pretty.

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