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