Friday, May 18, 2012

Victoria was a grand old queen - Contest and Sale!

It's Victoria Day weekend here in Canada. Often called the May Two-Four, we are really celebrating Queen Victoria's birthday  - not a case of beer as the uneducated would have you believe.

 Next to Queen Elizabeth the First, Queen Victoria has always been my favourite British Monarch. After all - we have her to thank for the tradition of the white wedding dress. (Up until her, most wedding dresses were blue - especially during the medieval era)
 So in honour of this stylish, graceful Queen, I'm having a little contest. From today to Monday at Midnight, simply leave a comment on this blog entry, and you could win a Victoria scarf kit.

The kit will include the pattern, and one skein of Wandering Cat Yarns Sophisticat (Alpaca/Silk - custom dyed semi-solid) to complete your very own scarf. 

And, our gift to you for this Royal birthday  - enter the code VICTORIA10 and save 10% at the shop until Monday at midnight!  

13 comments:

Silentgrl44 said...

Pretty scarf! Looks so light and elegant!

Rachelle said...

It is a very pretty scarf; nice and light.

Delusional Knitter said...

Awesome give-a-way! Interesting too, my wedding dress was blue (and I'm not a blue person ... long story) and I LOVE midieval stuff ... I had no idea!

Jan said...

Happy 2-4.

Zenitude (formerly Wooly Knits n Bits) said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win this wonederful pattern and yarn.
Rav: zenitude

Lindab said...

Such a generous idea. I'm in. Love.

lexa said...

Hope you enjoy your long weekend! It's sunny and warm here, all weekend long! :)

Mya said...

What a lovely scarf and the yarn sounds yummy!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Two post-secondary degrees later and it's still all about the beer for me :) Although a discount on yummy yarn never hurts!

Seajaes said...

I am enjoying this wonderful weekend in honor of Queen Victoria. And a sweet way to deal with the blues of work would be to win some yummy knitting. Cheers.

gayle said...

Victoria herself would have loved that scarf...
Please count me in!

Northmoon said...

I'm a big fan of Queen Victoria too. She became queen just after her age of majority birthday - 18 and immediately made her mother move out of her bedroom! Up until then she'd had to be under her control all the time.

Thanks for the give a way.

Tania said...

Happy Victoria Day!! I'm actually glad for this holiday (which I had forgotten about) because I'm taking an intensive summer class, 2 classes a week, plus my usual 40 hour week at work, plus the kids, + + + So this week-end I'm actually catching up to my class readings, which is wonderful as I feel a lot less overwhelmed now. Also, the week-end has been fantastic here in Quebec with temperatures going all the way up to almost 30 yesterday! Yeah for the pool! Happy long week-end everyone!