Sometimes you do win things!

Hello All

Are you like me, enter raffles and prize draws run for good causes in the CERTAIN knowledge that you’ve really made a donation as you never win anything? Well my mantra is going to have to change from”I never win…” to “I sometimes do!”. English reticence prevents me from running around shouting “I WON! I WON!” ……. “I WON!”.

What did I win? Oh boy. I came home on Monday evening after a L-O-N-G day at work. I thought I’d better check my emails and there was a Facebook message from the lovely Adrienne owner of Williams Wools saying:

“Your Big Pink Pig is ready for collection when you are! Congratulations! xxx”

Of course my response was suitably subdued:

OMG!!!! I can’t believe it, wow…. best cheer up after long day at work ever. Thank you the pig is AMAZING. I’ll be in on Saturday!!!! Mxxx”

I have kept you in suspense long enough…this is what or should I say who I won


beautifully knitted in gorgeous soft wool by talented knitter JCo to raise money for Linda’s charities during Mintfest say hello to the latest addition to my household: a lovely big Frickel pig of my very own.


I hadn’t gone very much further – just reached the market – when I saw another woolly friend LSt and Big Pink had a more suitable name. I’ve decided to take him with me on my travels – an adventure yet to be revealed – as a reminder of Linda, my home town of Kendal and my friends woolly and otherwise. LSt thought as he is to be a traveling pig his name should be Lawrence (Laurie to his friends) after Lawrence of Arabia. Laurie (or Lorry!) it is.

Lorry has been checking out his new home and seems particularly happy in the garden

keeping an eye on my sock making.


Lorry welcome.

This week happily destroyed two of my personal myths, Mondays are ‘orrible and “I never win anything”. Love it when that happens.

Hope you too had a good week. Roll on Monday morning….

Until next we meet, Moke x




10 comments on “Sometimes you do win things!

  1. Verónica says:

    What a nice way to end the day! The pig is too cute.

    • Moke says:

      Isn’t he?! Unfortunately I originally mis-credited the knitter. It was one of Adrienne’s friends and shop helper JCo that gave of her time and knitting skills to create Lorry and support Linda’s charities. What a star. I really love your blog – fabulous yarns and makes. Moke x

  2. Awwww that piggy is adorable. Huge congratulations on your win!

    • Moke says:

      Thank you. It was a lovely surprise. Thanks also for dropping by, I had just been telling a friend about your wonderful blog as we were discussing intricate knitting and you have created some amazing knits. Moke x

  3. Congrats on your win, Moke! Nice to hear that even your “bad” days turn out to be GOOD! 🙂 ❤ ❤

  4. Moke says:

    I’m going to hold that thought every Monday morning. It’s nice to be reassured that good stuff can happen anytime. Lovely to hear from you. Moke x

  5. Hello Lorry! You are gorgeous

  6. Moke says:

    Hi and thanks for following me. I might give Lorry a trip into work tomorrow see if he can raise a smile! Moke x

  7. Lorry is lovely, and has a great name (Laurie is what my parents call me)

    The socks are wonderful too. Which yarn is that?

    • Moke says:

      Nice to meet another Laurie! Thanks for visiting. I’ve taken the wrapper off my wool but I recall that it is Opal a German sock wool which No1 son bought in Williams Wools some time ago. I have another ball upstairs in my stash. I will have a look and give you more detail tomorrow. All the best. Moke x

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