Tuesday, 20 December 2011

We have not 1 but 2 winners! KJ's Weekly Giveaway 20th December 2011

Hellooo did you miss me?

Well as you know there was no giveaway last Tuesday, as I was really busy with my normal work.. yes I do have a job outside of knitting out of know! :-)

So to make up for it, I did a double giveaway tonight. Two lucky winners!

Winner No 1 and the winner of the pom pom hat is...Number 48.. edit at 2212.... Number 48 was mistakingly entered by the owner of Number 46, so because the owner of number 48 didn't comment this week.. I'm going to let Michelle Neal have the hat as she did comment but with number 48 not 46. Please can you make sure everyone that you use your correct number as I don't have time to go through them all.

Winner No 2 and the winner of the tail hat is.... Number 63 ... edita 2255.. Number 63 was mistakingly entered by the owner of 64.. and the owner of number 63 didn't actually comment so I'm going to let Kirsty Cunnew have this hat.

Again.. please can you all make sure you use your correct numbers x

Congratulations to you both :-) Please could you both contact me via my contact tab to give me your address so that I can post the hat to you.

As always, I've posted a screen print below of the winning numbers.

There won't be a giveaway now until the 3rd January.

Have a fantastic Christmas everyone... lots of love KJ x x x

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

We have a winner!!! KJ's Weekly Giveaway Tuesday 6th December 2011

Helloooo all my lovely KJ likers :-)

Thats another week just zoomed passed us all!!

Thanks to all of you who participated this week I do loving these Tuesday giveaways xx

So we have a winner and tonight it is.... Number 67 Rachel Strutman!!

Well done Rachel, please contact me via my contact tab on my facebook page or on kj.photoprops@gmail.com and let me have your postal address. I'll post the hat to you on saturday morning.

As always, posted beneath is a print screen of the winning number. See you all next week x x

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

We have a winner!!! KJ's Weekly Giveaway Tuesday 29th November 2011


Thankyou to everyone who participated in this weeks giveaway.

I'm typing this whilst Daz and I are watching a scary movie so its a short message xx

The winner is number 43 Kerry Higgins, well done! Please contact me via my contact tab on my facebook page xx

A copy of the screen print is below xx

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

We have a winner!!! KJ's Weekly Giveaway Tuesday 22nd November 2011

Well here we are again, another Tuesday and another KJ's Weekly Giveaway :-)

We didn't have many entries tonight, only 20, but those who didn't enter missed out on a fab giveaway of my Pongo Dalmatian Hat and Nappy cover set :-)

So we have a winner, and its always a bit of a strange feeling when you do a giveaway and one of your friends wins lol.. screams of FIX FIX tend to haunt you lol.. buttt.. here we go

Number 7 - Tracey-Anne Van De Merwe

Well done Tracey-Anne.

As always, I've posted a screenprint of the winning number below. 

I hope you all liked Pongo, he will be available to order in the New Year when I reopen my etsy shop for made to order items.

Have a great week, and I'll hopefully see you all next Tuesday x x 

KJ xx

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

We have a winner!!! KJ's Weekly Giveaway Tuesday 15th November 2011

Hellloooo again.. and another week that has seemed to fly by!!

Thanks to you all for participating again :-)

So we have a winner.. and this week it is .... Number 54 Alison Newell.

Yayy well done to Alison. Alison please use the contact tab on my page to let me have your address details.

Make sure you're all here next Tuesday as I'm going to have something super nice for the giveaway.. think hat and nappy cover but not something I've knitted up before x

As always I've posted a screen print below of the winning number x x  Thanks guys

KJ x x

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

We have a winner!!! KJ's Weekly Giveaway Tuesday 8th November 2011

Well these weeks are just flying by aren't they!! And getting rather chilly toooo xx

Big thanks to you all for taking part in this weeks *KJ's Weekly Giveaway* I really do enjoy these Tuesday evenings and love thinking of what I can knit up for the next giveaway.

So... who won this week then?... Drum roll plllleasseee.....

Number 6 - Diane Brown

Well done Diane :-)

As always, I've posted below a screen print of the winning number to show you all. 

Diane could you contact me via my contact tab on my KJ page to confirm your address please.

Thanks again everyone, oh.. and if you really want one of those lil hats.. you can buy one from my etsy shop.. and get 30% off by using the code THIRTY  at the checkout xx

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

We have a winner!!! KJ's Weekly Giveaway Tuesday 1st November 2011

Wow.. the 3rd KJ's Weekly Giveaway done and dusted already and we're in November.. how fast has this year gone?

Ok.. so  the lucky winner this week isss..... Number 8 - Leah Roberts

Leah, please contact me via my contact tab on the KJ page to give me your address x

as always, there is a screen print below to show the number highlighted.

Once again thanks to you all for participating, and I just want to take this opportunity to let you know that I although I'm currently knitting again for a week or so due to my shoulder playing up, next weeks giveaway WILL carry on as usual x x 

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

We have a winner!!! KJ's Weekly Giveaway Tuesday 25th October 2011

Ooh this came around quickly didn't it?

Well we have a winner..... and it is...Number 11 Linda Wray :-)

Well done Linda, please contact me via the contact tab on my facebook page to give me your address. I'll be posting it out on saturday morning to you.

Here is a screen print of the winning number.

Thanks to everyone for entering this week, make sure you come back next week.. I already know what i'm going to make and all I'll say is... you will be getting 2 hats for one!!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

We have a winner!!! KJ's Weekly Giveaway Tuesday 18th October 2011

Ooh that was really exciting!!

A total of 37 people asked for a number and 25 people commented on the lil hat photo tonight.

I entered all the numbers into Classtools and the number it chose was....... Number 29!!!

Congratulations Jane Evans, you are the winner of the first KJ's Weekly Giveaway.

Please contact me via my contact tab on my facebook page to give me your postal address xx

For those interested, here is a screen print showing number 29 been chosen x

Thanks to you all for participating this week. Remember your number is yours forever and ever.. so each week you will have the same number and will just need to comment again on the new photo like you did tonight xxx

Friday, 14 October 2011

KJ's Weekly give away :-)


wow, long long time since I've blogged!

Ok, so I've decided to start having a weekly giveaway for my lil newborn hats. I know lots of other prop makers do weekly giveaways, and its not that I'm been a sheep or wanting to copy them, the simple fact is I have sooo much yarn in my stash that I need to use up :-)

So, the giveaway.. whats the deal then?

Rather than do a giveaway where its the first person to comment on a photo on facebook, because firstly.. that is against facebook rules and secondly I find that to be quite unfair as we all know facebook plays up .. anybody who wants to participate will first need a number from me, so comment on the KJ's Weekly Giveaway Note on my facebook page saying you'd like a number. I will then give you a number in reply to you on the same note.

This number will be yours for every giveaway you participate in.

I'm going to do the giveaway on a Tuesday evening at 9pm.

So on the Tuesday at 7.30pm I will post a photo on my facebook of the giveaway item and if you want to participate in that giveaway simply just comment under the photo to say you are here. 

You must comment under the photo to say you are here, otherwise you won't be eligible.

Then at 9pm, I will enter all the numbers of the people who have commented under that photo into a random number generator online, I use Classtools.net this will then pick a random number.

I'll annouce the winner of the giveaway on this blog and on the photo of the giveaway too :-)

So in a nutshell

You must like my facebook page KJ Photography Props
Ask for a number on the KJ's Weekly Giveaway Note
On Tuesday at 7.30pm make sure you comment under the giveaway photo to let me know you are here.

And that is it!

If you have any questions drop me a line x x 

I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday xx

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Blanket Winner!!!

Hi everyone

thanks to all of you who took the time to enter the 2nd Knitty Joe competition. A total of 33 people entered.

I entered all the names into a random name generator and it picked the following person.... see pic below

I can confirm that the name is Tanya Barker .. congratulations Tanya.. please email me on knitty.joe@gmail.com so I can get your postal addy to send the blanket to.

Well done to you all.. and remember.. don't be a sheep! Be unique xx

Monday, 21 March 2011

Quick Update regarding the blanket competition

Hey everyone

Just a quick update regarding the blanket competition. It was initially going to be draw when Knitty Joe hit 1500 likes on facebook, this it would seem is going to take a while yet and well.. this blanket is taking up valuable yarn space..heheh

So I'm going to the end the competition on Sunday 27th March at 7pm. I'll then enter the names into a random name generator (like I did with the previous competition) and then I will create a new blog post announcing the winner.

You still have plenty of time enter to the competition.. Enter the comp here

Will do a proper blog update in a day or two.

Lots of love KJ x

Monday, 14 March 2011

It's been a while

Well I say a while.. around 3 weeks I think :-)

In that time I started and finished a new job.. and KJ Photography Props was born.

Because of my new venture Knitty Joe has been a lil bit neglected.. although I did knit up Duckina.. the love of Ducky's life... he was devastated when she had to leave to go to her new family..

I've since had a photo back from Duckina's new family and she looks very happy.. :-)

So as I mentioned, I've been busy with the props side of KJ.. and have met some new lovely people through it and knitted up some gorgeous lil newborn hats .. including my owlie hat :-)

I do have a couple of Knitty Joe projects on the go as well as making up stock for the xmas craft fayre I'm attending too :-)

In other news.. I'm still running the competition to win a snuggly baby blanket.. will be drawing the winner when the Knitty Joe facebook page hits 1500 likes x

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Competition 2..Lets get to 1500 likers on facebook!!

Hi everyone

welcome to Knitty Joe's 2nd competition.. if you didn't enter the first one .. where were you?? lol

So on facebook I'm currently at 1180 likers... ooh 20 away from 1200.. so I thought another competition was in order... when the page hits 1500 I'll draw a winner or if I think we'll never hit 1500 I'll close the competition earlier.

How to enter the competition

You can enter by leaving your answer on this blog below, or if you do not have a blog account you can email your entry to knitty.joe@gmail.com entries sent via Facebook will not be entered.

Please ensure whether leaving your entry below or by email you give me your FULL NAME not just a user, account or business name.. if you don't leave your FULL NAME.. again your entry will not count.. the last comp we had I did lots of running around after people who didn't do this.. but this time I'm not.

Don't copy and paste somebody's entry.. its not very original is it..lol they might not be right....x

And again.. I'm sorry, but I will only post to the UK x


1. At what age did I learn to knit.

2. How many balls of yarn did I buy to use for this blanket?

The answers to both questions can be found either on the info section of the Knitty Joe facebook page.. or in my last blog post.. so yes.. you actually have to work for this one!! Only entries with both correct answers will be entered into the competition :-)

Up for grabs this time is this soft n snuggly blanket.. it measures 30x27 inches.  I know.. a random size.. but I just like to knit as I go along..lol   It's in neutral colours so is ideal for a boy or girl :-)

So good luck everyone.. and remember.. you need to answer both questions, and you need to leave your FULL NAME.. either here on the blog by comment below or by sending your entry to knitty.joe @gmail.com.. facebook entries will not count xx

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

It's all about the blanket :-)

I think I'm addicted to blankets.. I've knitted two in two days..lol :-)

This one is up for sale in my Knitty Joe Folksy Shop and I really love it , it's just a shame the lighting in our house.. day and night is absolutely rubbish!!! Its made with a few different colour yarns and some gorgeous fleecy yarn too.

I happened to be in town today and as it was a market day I popped to the wool stall to buy some yarn for the blanket for the next blog competition.. make sure you read my blog on Thursday to find out more :-)

I ended up buying 5 balls of yarn but I didn't use them all in the end as I used some out of my yarn stash.

Like the other blanket.. this also has the fleecy yarn knitted into it.. along with a strand of lemon, mint, and white with coloured flecks.. :-)..

So this is going to be the competition blanket :-)

I want to keep both blankies for meeee!!!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

2 updates in 2 days.. yay me!!

No.. it really is me here again .. I know.. I only updated this blog yesterday..lol

Soo.. whats happening at KJ headquarters today then? I know its not Christmas .. it's miles away.. and I didn't even really think about Christmas when I knitted these lil items up last night/this morning :-)

I'm expanding KJ you see, well I'm trying to.. into more Photography props.. had the patterns for those items for ages but what with doing customer orders.. just never had the time :-) Going to be knitting more up but in less Christmassy colours :-)

Ooh.. how could I forget this!! Finished this off for a fellow facebook friend and fellow business owner Mother Duck from Dizzy Ducks Creations she's totally fell in love with pom pon yarn.. so I knitted this up for her.. a wrap with matching wristwarmers :-)

Going to be doing another competition here for Knitty Joe.. where the prize will be a blanket similar to the one I knitted for Magic Photography.. I think I'll do it in creams and lemons.. neutral colours.. so I'm off to the market on Tuesday.. I think about 5 balls of yarn should do it :-)

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Magic Photography

Hi all

Last month I received a custom order from Magic Photography to create a baby blanket and some lil matching hats. Allison the photograpery told me what colours she was after, but left it to me to source the yarns.

Been waiting very patiently to see some photos.. as Allison is the first photographer to order any props from me... and here are the results along with links to Magic Photograpy Blog , Magic Photography Facebook Page  and the website link... http://www.magicphotography.co.uk/

Thanks again Allison for letting me use these images.. I just love them x x 

and below.. is what my items looked like before use in the shoot... 

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Catching up :-)

Dear Blog.. its been six days since my last entry..lol

I've still been busy catching up on orders, just a lil hat to do, a wrap in pom pon yarn and a ducky.. but Ducky is not getting started until March so thats all good :-)

Over at KJ HQ the facebook business page changed and caused chaos for a day or two.. I tried to help as many peeps as possible.. but it resulted in me getting no knitting done at all!! lol

Valentines day has been and gone.. well not for me as my OH and I are going out tonight for our Vday meal.. we had no pennies on the Vday itself although we did exchange cards and I gave him a few lil things and I got some choccies..yom yom .. so we're off into town and to an Italian restuarant tonight.. and I'm off into town in a mo to get my mop chopped..its resembling a very shaggy dulux sheep dog.. minus the white fur of course lol

Here are pics of latest offerings...

Another lil pom pom Hoody waistcoat.. the last I do until I have my own baby I've decided..lol

And well.. what can I say about Ducky.. I turn my back for 2 mins and there he is wearing the new hoody!! Shocking.. just shocking..lol

Another of my baby bear beanies.. this one was the one I donated to the Help a Hedghog Hospital aucttion which was held on facebook

Wow.. whilst i've been typing this.. i got a knock on the door.. and it was the florist with a bouquet of flowers for meeee.. from my fantastic OH Darren x x x  x.. here is  a pic xx oh.. i don't do roses by the way.. lol x

Thursday, 10 February 2011

A busy few days :-)

Wow.. the competition was fun :-) And congratulations again to Kerry and Jo on winning x

So I've been busy knitting and buying new patterns and generally drooling over lots of yarn and knitting books I desperately want.

I recently finished this cute lil waistcoat hoody.. and I have just knitted another pink but have yet to sew it all up.

Don't be afraid of using the pom pom yarns out there.. after the first initial row.. you soon get used to knitting with it and realising that the purl side is the right side :-) This knits up relatively quickly as you can imagine.. its the tidying up after that takes the time. The sewing all the loose pom pom threads to the back of the work and then sewing the hood and the cuffs on is what I find really tedious about it.

I recently finished another fizz scarf for my fantastic friend Laura otherwise known as my *Wifey*.. she had seen the one I did in pink.. and chose a longer version of it in this colour

In the pipeline, I'm doing a pair of wrist warmers..longer than my normal ones and some matching leg warmers too, a couple of hats.. and then onto a wrap/shawl in larger pom pom wool which I can't wait to start.

Signing of for now.. Don't be a sheep.. Be Unique xx

Monday, 7 February 2011

Winners of the 1000 facebook likes competition

Thanks to everybody for helping Knitty Joe get to 1000 likes on facebook. 

There were over 50 competition entries. I entered all the names into a random name generator.. see the 5 screen shots below to see all names entered:

So there you can see all the names entered.. then I did the first draw.. this was for the wristwarmers.. and the second draw was for the slouchy hat... soooooo

the winner off the Wristwarmers is.... *drum roll*... Jo Smith
the winner off the Slouchy Hat is........*drum roll*....Kerry Hanson

see the below screen shots to see their names

Congratulations to Jo and to Kerry.. if you could both please email me on knitty.joe @gmail.com so I can get your postal address that would be fab.. fankooooo x x

Sunday, 6 February 2011

And now for something completely different

yep.. this post has nothing to do with knitting.. I know.. I do have a life outside of knitting.. crazy right? lol

My OH and I have been off to Malham in the Yorkshire Dales today walking /hiking whatever your prefer to call it :-) We're a bit late in starting this year, our first walk last year was the 3rd week of January up Mam Torr in los n lots of snow..lol

It's been very windy and raining on and off quite hard, but that never stops us! In face its a long standing joke now amongst our friends and family because pretty much every time me and Daz go walking or camping its horrendous weather. 

We went away to the Lake district in November 2009 and it flooded!! and well that sort of set the pattern for every walking/camping trip since..lol. We don't let it bother us.. after all thats what waterproof clothing is for after all.. and like today.. the rain makes certain places even more pretty.. Gordale Scar for example.. would not have been the fantastic roaring waterfall we saw today without all the rain.. it would probably have been a lil trickle :-)

Just a lil pic of me and my OH sheltering near Gordale Scar :-) xx

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Knitted baby clothes..worth it or not?

I recently decided that I would knit baby clothes again over at Knitty Joe.. only up to 2 years old though.  I was thinking of what other Knitty items I can knit that people will want all year through, because lets face it.. people won't be ordering my slouchy hat or wristwarmers in June..lol

So baby clothes.. they are small.. quick to knit yes? Well actually NO! Granted, they are small, but most baby knits are done in 4 ply or double knit yarn and actually take longer than an adult slouchy hat. In fact, in the time it takes to knit one baby bootee.. yes one.. not a pair of bootees.. I can knit one of my chunky slouchy hats!

So I thought right.. i'll do only chunky baby knits.. namely baby pom pom or other chunkys.  Still time consuming although not as... but.. the real problem I guess is... and now you understand I'm waffling to myself so bear with me...  a baby cardi.. costs more to knit up than a hat.. takes longer than a hat to knit. and lots longer to sew up.. but I earn more pennies with my slouchy hat.. then i will with any baby cardigan.. if i was to price up a baby knit to include time spent.. nobody would ever buy them.. 

ahh the solution.. i'm no longer doing baby knits other than my baby hats and blankets..lol. 

time to turn to other ideas as to what I can knit up for the rest of the year.. i have lots of ideas.. just need the time to try them all out x

have you realised yet that I do waffle alot on my blog..lol.. hope you all have a fantastic weekend xx

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

1000 Facebook *likes* competition time :-)

***If you don't have a blog account then please email your comment to knitty.joe@gmail.com and leave your name too xx***
Woohooo... Just about hit 900 likes now on my facebook page. (970 as at 5th feb)

So I decided I would do a giveaway/competition for when we hit 1000. So lets get the ball rolling and hope the next 100 likes doesn't take too long :-)

Ok so we have two prizes up for grabs :-) 

Prize One - One of my slouchy hats 
Prize Two - A pair of my wristwarmers

To enter this competition firstly you must already like my page Knitty Joe Facebook Fanpage over on facebook (i'll check ya know..heheh)
Secondly.. just comment below (under this blog post) what your favourite item is of mine that i've Knitted and why x  

Please also leave your name if it is not your account name xx

If you don't have a blog account then please email your comment to knitty.joe@gmail.com and leave your name too xx

When we hit 1000 likes on facebook i'll then enter all the names into a random name generator online and will notify the winners here on the blog xx

Sorry UK Postage Only x

Monday, 31 January 2011

Knitty Knitting like mad

Well its be a few weeks since I last wrote in my bloggy :-) and we're on the verge of entering february 2011 already.. wow.. this year is flying by already!

So over on facebook things are going well, nearly at 900 likes now, when we reach 1000 will be doing a giveaway via this blog. I just really don't know what to knit up for it :-) I have a few ideas though.
So i've been busy with customer orders, I decided I'd do baby clothes again but only up to age 2 years.. thought it was a good idea to get some more customer orders as winter isn't going to last forever :-)

As well as that.. the slouchy hat is still going strong, people can't get enough of them and now i do matching wristwarmers too :-)

Busy also using up my yarn stash, as my OH says I really should use it up before I buy anymore in..I can see where he's coming from as it is kinda taking over the living room..heheh.

Just a lil pic of my new wrist warmers xx

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Pixie Hat

I'm loving the end result of this lil pixie hat. I've done it to fit age 3 - 9 months and used pink, purple and blue dk yarn.

Knitted Baby Hammock

In the post yesterday I received my gorgeous wooden 19mm (US35) knitting needles.  I've been dying to get my knitty paws on these for a few days now as I wanted to knit up a baby hammock I had got a pattern for.

The pattern said which yarns to use if you were living in the USA so I decided to use some yarn I had lying about.. some Aero Chunky, and some Robin Chunky.. 

Ha.. i felt like i was knitting with stakes ready for a vampire to turn up..heheheh but oooh... knits up so quickly and i'm really happy with the end result

Just need a photogrpaher to like it too... or failing that.. it can be a childs toy hammock :-)

Picture of Stripes taking a snooze in the hammock

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Saturday 8th January 2011 - The first post

Blog or website.. blog or website? Pah.. I've got both now :-) Not that my website is up to much, I think I'll prefer this as I can waffle on to myself.

So i'm new to this blogging malarky, but thought it would go well with the Knitty Joe facebook *fan*page, in case people over there are remotely interested in the slighly nutty knitty world of yours truly.

Mittens and Bootees

I've been in baby mode past couple of days, baby hats, chunky hats for newborns.. and did some mittens and matching bootees today...however... I think Daz needs to find a bigger pair of mittens..heheh