Posted by: christinelaennec | May 18, 2015

We have a winner!

Thank you everyone who entered my giveaway.  I wish I could give you each a Harris tote bag.  I wrote names on slips of paper, as usual:

Who will it be?

Who will it be?

The Dafter was very dramatic about picking one at random, and killing me with suspense once she had done so:

Drum roll.....

Drum roll…..

Before finally revealing that the winner is:

giveaway_3Congratulations, Charlotte!  I hope this will perk you up as you recover from your eye surgery.  I’ll be in touch to find out your address.

My No-Knit Week ended yesterday morning.  What bliss it was to be able to knit again!

The delights of a picot-edge bind-off!

The delights of a picot-edge bind-off!

I am usually a bit lazy on Sunday and don’t have time for much besides practising the hymns before choir rehearsal and then the service.  This Sunday, I made time to knit.  Now once more every day can be a knitting day!  It was harder than I’d thought to forego knitting for a week, but I raised £520 for AYME, which is way beyond my wildest imaginings.  My friends are very generous and obviously they appreciated what a sacrifice it was for my tiny mind!

I wish you all a good week ahead.



  1. Congratulations to Charlotte with the giveaway and congratulations on your success with no knitting and raising so much for AYME, well done.

  2. Has the Dafter had her hair chopped? Looking lovely, either way!

    Well done on the fundraising endeavour — very impressed!xo

  3. I tried to send you my address but for some reason the message didn’t go through.

    Thanks for your tote bag. I will enjoy using it.


    • Thanks very much Charlotte. (Now that I have your address, I’ve deleted that part of your comment.) I’ll have it in the post to you as soon as I can!

  4. Congratulations Charlotte!
    Pretty yarn you’re binding off with, and the Dafter’s cute with her new hairstyle. 🙂
    Enjoy your day!

  5. This was for such a wonderful cause. Congrats to Charlotte. Hugs to the beautiful Dafter.

  6. Yay for Charlotte!!! So glad you have your knitting again! Wish I could hear you sing in the choir!

  7. Thanks everyone! Yes, the Dafter has also had a “spring chop” and is very happy that you noticed.

  8. Dafter looking ace with her new hairstyle. I also had the spring chop but found it very cool around the neck for several weeks. Do you have a Just Giving page, Christine? I would like to contribute to your fund raising. If not, email me your addressif that suits and I will send you a donation-I had just emptied the “smash jar” before reading your post so you can be this month’s lucky recipient!

    • Catriona that is very kind of you indeed. I do have a Just Giving Page, search for Christine’s No-Knit Week (or my name). Very much appreciated. And I hope you are now getting used to a barer neck! Hopefully the weather will warm up soon.

  9. Coming late to this – have only just donated! You would have to pay me TO knit for a week, but it’s obviously been quite a challenge for you to go without, so well done!
    Haircuts all round in your house it seems – has Michael also had a spring trim? The short styles suit both you and The Dafter.

    • Yes he has!! Thank you so very much, Linda. Your generosity is much appreciated.

  10. That second picture is just adorable! You are a bright spot in my corner of the blog world and I just wanted to thank you.

    • You’re most welcome, Relyn. Glad you like the mischevous Dafter. I’m thinking of you and your family!

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