British Knitting Award results …
It seems like a such long time ago now since June when I was delighted to tell you that I’d been nominated in this year’s Let’s Knit British Knitting Awards. These are the largest and most high profile awards in the knitting industry, so just receiving the nominations felt like Christmas had arrived!
The voting for the awards took place across the summer and the results have now been revealed …
I’m over the moon to tell you that Super Socks has won 3rd place in Favourite Book (2016)!
It was up against some tough competition so I can’t tell you how it feels to see my book up there with the winners – I’m still taking it in, to be honest. There’s going to be an awards ceremony in October which I’m going to attend and I’ll be taking lots of photos as usual so you can see what it’s like. My congratulations go out to everyone who was nominated, whether they won or not and especially to the “independents” who are shaking up the yarn industry – I’m so looking forward to meeting everyone at the awards.
Sarah Neal, editor of Let’s Knit, says “As well as rewarding familiar and established
names, The British Knitting Awards also seeks to
recognise small companies and lesser-known
names who have made a impact on the knitting
scene in their own unique way. So alongside
accolades for such industry giants as Debbie
Bliss, Rowan, Deramores and Stylecraft, it’s also
great to see awards for independent stars like
yarn producer West Yorkshire Spinners, self-published
author Christine Perry and crochet
blogger Lucy from Attic24. In addition to awards
for chain and online stores, The British Knitting
Awards also celebrates small bricks-and-mortar
stores in every corner of the UK with its seven
regional awards, plus an extra reward for Best
Yarn Shop Day experience, scooped this year by
Aberdeen-based store Wool For Ewe”.
Proud? I could burst right now!
Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me, I am truly grateful. I never imagined my little book of sock tutorials would be recognised in this way and I hope that it will help to make sock knitting even more accessible for those who want to improve their wellbeing (and their sock drawers) with pointy sticks and yarn. Bring on the sock revolution! J