christmas give-away

Hello friends, are you getting into the Christmas spirit?

I absolutely love this time of year when there is a chill in the air and  lights sparkle everywhere. Wether we are getting together with friends or being at home with the fire lit and some cosy knitting on the needles, good will and cheer is all around you I hope.

Today I have a little surprise for you – the Icicles Cowl Give-Away!

#made with #willow and lark #icicles cowl


A couple of weeks ago a surprise parcel landed on my doorstep and on opening it I found two beautiful balls of yarn sent to me by the lovely people of Willow and Lark Yarns. The yarn called Ramble is a 100% Super-wash wool and really easy to work with as it doesn’t split and has great stitch definition.

I decided straight away that I wanted to design something small with it and then give the finished item away here on the blog. After some pondering I settled on a cowl as the yarn is so soft and perfect even if you are a little sensitive about what to wear so close to your skin.

The cowl uses a combination of textured, stranded and lace stitches and is the perfect companion for this time of year. #willow and lark #icicles cowl

If you would like to win this cowl, all you have to do is leave a comment either here or on my Instagram feed, telling me what makes Christmas special for you. Simple!

Entries close at 10pm GMT on Wednesday 6th December 2017 and the winner will be announced on Thursday morning. Entries are open to anyone, no matter where in the world you live.

Good luck!



celebration give-away

My little blog is two years old this week!!!


I can hardly believe it, but this week sees the second anniversary of Made with Loops. This morning I checked my diary to make sure I have in my head all important items for this week, and there it was…a circled entry reading:”Blog – 2nd anniversary!”.

From humble beginnings writing the first post in April 2012, this little space of mine has evolved into a place where I share my many studio moments with you, as well as traveling adventures and many other snippets from my life, sometimes important and other times totally trivial. During the past two years I have met many like minded people, have made many new friends, and this little creative place of mine couldn’t exist without all of you lovely and faithful followers.

So, I am thinking these celebrations need a little something to spruce them up…


…yes they do…

To celebrate two exciting years of yarn adventures I will have a yummy scrummy give-away feast…


…here is what you can win:

2 x 50g each of Debbie Bliss Prima in blue and turquoise – this is 80% Bamboo/20% Merino Wool – plus

2 x 50g of Louisa Harding Mariposa – 52% Viscose/48% Cotton – plus

Easy Crochet Flowers by Nikki Trench – 30 projects to make for your home and to wear

Well,…what do you think?

Would you like to be in it to win it?

Here is what you have to do:

Subscribe to the blog and leave a comment telling me what it is you particularly like about this blog and what you might like to see more of. That’s it – Easy!!!

I will draw the winner next Monday, 28 April 2014, when I return from my workshop trip in Germany.

Well, what are you waiting for, go and leave that comment right now, and don’t forget to include your e-mail address so that I can get in touch with you should you win.


Thank you again for you ongoing support, and here is to many more yarny ramblings!

Good luck to you all!