So. I was “cleaning out” my stash. Meaning I was digging through the skeins and cakes and balls and tangles, ripping out, liberating many sets of knitting needles, and then….deciding I needed to keep it all. But there was one large and juicy bag of particularly nice yarn: Classic Elite Pebbles. The lovely people at Classic Elite had sent me a bag of each of 3 colors to swatch and sample for the Emma Peel dress-in-progress. (Yes, this was a while back.) I swatched, I made the sample….and I still had a bunch of untouched yarn. Late at night, it would call to me, in a muffled sort of way, “Kaaaaaay……I am not your yaaaaarn…..send me hooooooooome……”
I did what any right-thinking person would do (eventually): I contacted Classic Elite and asked them if I could send it back. They said, why don’t you give it away so people can make the dress? And why don’t we send you a couple of other color combos, because we really like choosing color combos?
That’s how I ended up with 5 Emma Peel dress kits to give away, just in time for holiday dress-up season. The five color combos are shown in the picture up top. Each kit has 7 skeins, enough for the smallest (size 2) to the largest (size 8) size given in the pattern. (If a person knit one of the smaller sizes, they could get a Jane Austen Shrug out of the leftovers, just saying.)
So, in the hopes of a good night’s sleep without zip-loc bags nagging at me, we’re having this contest NOW. It’s easy to enter: leave a comment to this post with the first name of the girl for whom you’d like to make the Emma Peel Dress, and if she has any pets, their species and name(s).
The deadline for entries is 11 p.m., New York time, on Sunday, November 30. We will choose 5 winners using a random number generator and announce them next week.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
P.S. If you have any doubts that your little girl can work an Emma Peel dress into her wardrobe, here is how Rosie accessorized hers for the first day of school: