Stuff to Love: The Knitter’s Tool Tin

The magic of knitting is in the knitting — we all know this, don’t we?  It’s the feel of the yarn, the click of the needles, the hypnotic meditation of the motion.  But no knitter can honestly deny that there’s a lot of fun in all the stuff that goes along with knitting.  You know, the stuff — the needles, the project bags, the jewelry… er, I mean stitchmarkers.  The stuff is fun!

And I want to show you some stuff that I really love.  It’s the Knitter’s Tool Tin, from The Sexy Knitter, Sarah Wilson.  Sarah’s cool and funky knitting patterns have appeared in The Knitter, Yarn Forward, Knitty, and Knitting Today, but when I was searching for the perfect gift to go in the very first parcels for the Yarn Alliance, it was her Knitter’s Tool Tin that caught my eye…


And you can see why, can’t you?  Is it great or what?!?  Everything a knitter might need, right there in a nifty little tin.  Perfect.

Of course, I wanted the Yarn Alliance to get something special and exclusive, so I asked Sarah if she’d customise some of her tins just for us.  And they turned out fabulous!  Check it out…


Sarah put her calling card on the bottom, and a magnet in the lid…


Now, because I didn’t want the Alliance members to be able to guess what was coming in the second or third parcels, we’ve changed the contents of the tin from Sarah’s standard Tool Tin.  Yarn Alliance members received the first part of the contents in their April parcel, and will get more in future parcels to built up the full Yarn Alliance tin.

Win Patterns from The Sexy Knitter!

And here’s the best bit — when I told Sarah I’d be blogging about her stuff,  I suggested we run a giveaway and she very generously offered two of her patterns as the prizes!

And here’s all you have to do to enter:

That’s it!  Easy, huh?

But if you’d like a second entry (and who wouldn’t like a second entry?),  leave a comment here telling us which Sexy Knitter design is your favourite, and why.  And there you go, you’ve got two chances to win two patterns from The Sexy Knitter!  How cool is that?!?

The Small Print (because I know you love it!): Contest closes on Sunday May 15 2011 at 11.59pm EDT and all entries must be made before the close. All entrants will be verified and must complete the mandatory entry (that is, being a follower of SpaceCadetCreat on Twitter and retweeting the tweet mentioned above) before completing the ‘extra’ entry (leaving a comment on this blog post). Tweet must be exactly as shown in the post above (to facilitate tracking of entries) in order to be valid. Invalid entries will be disqualified. Winner will be announced on this blog and must respond within 72 hours or we reserve the right to choose another winner. SpaceCadet Creations reserves the right to substitute prizes. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.  Prizes are not transferable. There, that wasn’t too bad, was it?

16 thoughts on “Stuff to Love: The Knitter’s Tool Tin

  1. I was just introduced to your blog and @thesexyknitter today via twitter and I LOVE THIS! I checked out Sarah’s Ravelry page and I have to say that my two favorite patterns are Angularities (I like both color and design) and the Daisy Rib Buttoned Legwarmers 🙂 I am going to be coming back to check out the blog and thank you for having such a fun contest!

  2. I like the Squirm pattern, I have it and can’t wait to start knitting it. There are a ton of her patterns that are fantastic 🙂


  3. There are so many that it is hard to choose. One of the ones I think I would knit first is Argylers Handwarmers. They would come in handy in the cold building I work in. 🙂

  4. I really love the Trek socks. I think they would be perfect as the first pair of socks I make for my boyfriend. He is on his feet 12 hours a day and could really use some handknit socks. 🙂

  5. hey i’d love to try out her newest pattern, the Reef Knot Tank! Looks so adorable yet also sexy! and now’s the perfect time for a light, fun, summer project!

  6. I love Sarah’s Limeade Fizz Shawlette. I just purchased the pattern and yarn to knit it up and cannot wait to get to my childhood home next week where I’ll have 5 weeks of uninterupted knitting time in the evenings to work on it.

  7. Tweeted as homerknits on twitter …

    I love the Argylers Handwarmers. My office is always freezing and my hands get so cold. I’m always on the lookout for fingerless gloves!

  8. 1st chance: tweeted! as @watercolorgirl 🙂

    2nd chance:
    I love Sexy Knitter Design because the designs are so lovely and feminine and modern! They don’t look like old lady knitting. They are hip and gorgeous!! Seeing Sarah’s designs and interacting with her on twitter and on Ravelry have made me want to try more complicated things and create beautiful modern pieces. Made by me! Designed by TheSexyKnitter! Plus all her designs look awesome with my heels. 🙂

  9. I love the roundabout cowl == mostly because they are my favorite thing to knit, and because I love all that texture!

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