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26 November 2012
Stitch...  and a Little Knitted Killing
  
 ... GLOBAL COMPETITION: WIN A COPY OF THE KILLING HANDBOOK AND KNITTING PATTERNS  ...  
 ...    GLOBAL PROJECT: BECOME A PIECE OF THE CRAFTIVIST JIGSAW PROJECT ...  
 ...  STITCHING SECRET SANTA: SWAP YOUR STITCHING THIS CHRISTMAS  ...   
 ...  LONDON: PARTY AT THE STITCH LONDON CHRISTMAS SHINDIG ...  

Stitched suspicious Scandinavian greetings to you !

There's something mysterious in the air this newsletter as we offer you the chance to win copies of The Killing Handbook and an exclusive knitting pattern for a Little Knitted Sarah Lund, we launch Global Stitching Secret Santa 2012 (with a Stitch London Christmas Shindig on December 10th and real life Secret Santa swap for folks in London) and there's still a chance to join the Craftivist Jigsaw Project. More cool craft than you can shake a DPN you've just used to stab someone up at (well, it is all about The Killing).

Get your public stitch on! Our free multi-craft Stitch Ups take place in central London every week. Check out meeting dates on our website here. If you're not in London start a stitch gathering of your own. Go on.

Wanna learn to knit? Our next Learner's meeting is this Tuesday at The Make Escape's Winter Wonderland event. Find more details on our Events page.


 COMPETITION: WIN A COPY THE KILLING HANDBOOK OR A LITTLE KNITTED SARAH LUND PATTERN

What do you get when you add knitting to the stabby Scandinavian drama that has captivated the nation? Emma Kennedy's fantabulous The Killing Handbook!

It's got 'that jumper'! It's got jeopardy! It's got everything you ever wanted to know about The Killing but were too scared to ask in case someone thought you commited the crime!

Fans of Danish crime drama series The Killing (Forbrydelsen for those who speak Danish out there) have been glued to our screens of late, as season three hit our screens like a blood spatter on cold hard Danish concrete.
 
If Emma Kennedy sounds familiar that's because she recently won Celebrity Masterchef, and is possibly the most Killing-obsessed woman to get told off for stalking actress Sofie Gråbøl, by actress Sofie Gråbøl in the intro of the book. Believe us when we say this book is slap-in-the-face-with-a-bloody-great-machete hilarious. Seriously funny. In a murderous gritty drama kind of way...

The book features a whole section on Killing craft with knitting patterns for a 'Strawberries and Scream' Killing jumper, a fairisle gun and torch cosy, some ace criminal cross stitch, and a knitting pattern for possibly the cutest Little Knitted Sarah Lund ever to cross her arms and give you a hard stare. 

The Little Knitted Sarah Lund pattern, by Lauren 'Deadly Knitshade' O'Farrell is also available exclusively at the Whodunnknit store on Ravelry.

Wanna bag yourself a copy of the book or an exclusive knitting pattern? We have two shiny new copies of The Killing Handbook to give away, and three Little Knitted Sarah Lund PDF knitting patterns to send out. Yay!
 


 
To win a copy of the Whodunnknit Little Knitted Sarah Lund knitting pattern

2. Leave a comment (feel free to favourite the pattern too if you're feeling the love)
3. Email winstuff@stitchLDN.com with your comment number and Ravelry name (comment number is in the top right of your comment speech bubble)

To win a copy of The Killing Handbook answer the easy peasy question below:

Stabby Scandinavian jumper-wearing wonder Sarah Lund is attempting to move away to which country in Season One of The Killing?

A: Sweden
B: Narnia
C: Ankh-Morpork
D: Hobbiton

Drop us an email at winstuff@stitchLDN.com with:  

• The subject line"I confess I want to knit a killer!" (Please make sure you enter the right subject otherwise your entry might get missed) 
• Answer A, B, C or D
• Your full name, address and the email you wish to be contacted on (if different from the one you're sending from)

If you want to enter both competitions feel free to do it in one email.

As with most Stitch London competitions anyone can enter. Even if you live outside the UK. The deadline for the competition is 7 December at 8pm.

Want to buy a Little Knitted Sarah Lund pattern right now? You can get your paws on the Little Knitted Sarah Lund pattern at the Whodunnknit store. All sales of Whodunnknit patterns go towards keeping Stitch London stomping. So it's a good cause. :)

Competition rules: 1. One entry per person. 2. Competition ends 7 December 2012 at 8pm. 3. No cash alternatives. 4. Winners will be drawn from all correct answers, and sent the book via post after the closing date. Or they can pick up the book from the Stitch London Christmas Party 5. Competition open to everyone, including people outside London and the UK.
 

 Handmade Heroes: Your stitching can help shape the world

You can still join the Jigsaw Project and be part of the solution

The Craftivist Jigsaw Project is a national craft project, lead by the Craftivist Collective, to use the powerful voices of handmade heroes everywhere to help end world hunger with Save the Children's Race Against Hunger campaign.
 
The project deadline is Fabruary so get stitching where ever you are.
 
 
  STITCHING SECRET SANTA! Have You Started Your Stitching Secret Santa Yet?

Christmas is acomin'. Have you started your Stitching Secret Santa yet? Have you?!? WAAAAAHHHH!!!

This year there are two ways that you can join in the Secret Santa Swap:

SECRET SANTA 1 - GO POSTAL

Join in the Global Secret Santa Postal Swap on Ravelry - If you don't live in London but still want to swap something stitchy then join our Ravelry handmaking herd and sign up for the swap. We're keeping it open until the November 30th just for you!

What to do:
  1. Head to the Stitch London message board on Ravelry.com (sign up for an account if you need one. It's free!)
  2. Tell us you want to be part of the swap on the Secret Santa 2012 - The Postal Version thread
  3. Wait to be told who you're swapping with by the lovely Londonbusknitter

SECRET SANTA 2 - SWAP AT THE LONDON CHRISTMAS SHINDIG

Come to the Stitch London Christmas Shindig - We'll be holding our annual Stitching Secret Santa at the Stitch London Christmas Shindig on December 10th.

Fancy taking part in Stitching Secret Santa at the party? Here is how Stitch Secret Santa works:

1. You knit or crochet or stitch a gift costing about £5
2. You lovingly wrap your gift
3. You bring it along to the Stitch London Christmas Shindig
4. You drop it in the Sack of Secret Stitching
5. You party
6. You rummage and recieve a handmade gift
7. You spend the rest of the night marvelling at it

A few rules:
• Gifts must be around £5 or more
• Gifts must be either handmade or stitch themed
• You don't have to confess which gift you made

Stitching Secret Santa London deadline is the night of the party December 10th. Go! Go! Go!

STITCH LONDON CHRISTMAS SHINDIG
SECRET SANTA! DRINK! MERRIMENT! WIN STUFF!

MONDAY 10th December
 
Time: From 6pm 
Venue: The Horse
124 Westiminster Bridge Road
London 
SE1 7RW

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The Stitch London Christmas Shindig is freeee and open to anyone who wants to come along.
 
Featuring:
Show up, bring friends, bring your current crafty project, drink, eat and be merry.
 
Just don't end up spilling mulled wine on your merino, ok? That stuff is tough to get out, and it's a total waste of wine.

Donate a prize! If you're a maker please contact us at info@stitchLDN.com to donate a prize. You get a tweet to 8000 Twitter followers to say thanks!


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You are now free to crawl back into that warm pile of yarn you crawled out of and get back to your knitting/sewing/stitching/cake eating. Until next time...
 
Keep calm and carry yarn, Stitch Londoners.

Stitch London 
A woolly Godzilla since 2006
 
Edited and sewn together with words by Deadly Knitshade and her giant knitted squid Plarchie, who really wants to eat you all but she won't let him.
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