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?