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Published on June 26th, 2014 | by Carly

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Win tickets to Toft’s book launch

This competition has now closed. Congratulations to Anne, Sally, Kirstie, and Ellen!

Win a fabulous day surrounded by alpacas, craft workshops, and cream tea in the English countryside for you and a friend!

Toft, who produce ecologically and ethically sound British yarns, are giving away 4 pairs of tickets to their Edward’s Menagerie Book Party on July 25th.

Toft’s Edward’s Menagerie crochet kits have become Toft’s number one selling product. Now, all the crochet characters you know and love are available in one book, available in July 2014. Along with old favourites such as Emma the Bunny and Bridget the Elephant, there are also new animals to make; you could have a whole zoo!

Win tickets to Toft's book launch - LoveKnitting blog

The official book launch is 25th July 2014 and as mentioned above, they are marking the occasion with a whole day of celebrations. Situated in Dunchurch, in North East Warwickshire, there are over 200 alpacas in the Toft Alpaca heard and just imagine hanging out with these fuzzy faces all day!

Win tickets to Toft's book launch - LoveKnitting blog

This is a great day out for families and friends – everyone who has been to the Toft farm from the LoveKnitting office absolutely loves it!

To be in with a chance of winning one of 4 pairs of tickets simply finish the following sentence:

I want to attend the Edward’s Menagerie Book Party on July 25th because ______________________.

Comment below before July 13, 2014 at midnight BST. Good luck!

To find out more about events at Toft, please visit their website here.


About the Author

Carly just can't decide what to knit next! She loves ballet, red velvet cupcakes, and dachshunds.


Last updated: July 21st, 2014.

45 Responses to Win tickets to Toft’s book launch

  1. Ellen says:

    I’m sure I could fit one of those cute alpaca babies up my jumper and sneak off home with him! Then I could smoosh him all day and spin his fleece into yarn and crochet all manner of cute!

  2. Kirstie says:

    I would like to take one of my menagerie for a day out, to meet the Toft menagerie!
    Thanks x.

  3. Sally Hart says:

    July is a really hard month for me, on 22nd is the 2nd anniversary of my sons death and on the 27th its his birthday. I would love to have a happy memory to keep me going through what is going to be a horrid week other wise :-)))))

  4. Patricia says:

    I’d love to spend the day with the alpacas and my lovely Daughter
    We love alpacas, crochet and knitting
    But maybe the tickets should go to Sally Hart with love and hugs

  5. Sarah says:

    I want to attend the Edward’s Menagerie Book Party on July 25th because…

    it is my dream to one day own my own alpaca farm but, since that won’t be happening anytime soon, I’d love to go and spend the day with these cutie pies at the Toft farm!

    Also, although I’ve been knitting for years, I’m fairly new to crochet, and what better way to get inspired than attending the Toft book launch and seeing all the amazing creatures I could create! They are too adorable! xx

  6. Hannah says:

    I want to attend the Edward’s Menagerie Book Party on July 25th because…

    mwum mmmmr mmmmr (I speak alpaca!) and it sounds like a grand day out!

  7. Pauline Bowden says:

    I want to visit because I don’t want to miss out on such a fantastic day x

  8. Ruth Fielder says:

    I would love to meet an alpaca, as I have only seen them on TV. I can do basic crochet but would love to learn how to make these delightful toys Thank you for considering me for the tickets and book x

  9. Michelle says:

    These patterns are beautiful!! I’d love a trip to visit the alpaca farm, meet the TOFT crew and take my mum and auntie, who’s recently had some sad news and I know this would cheer her up!

  10. Angela says:

    I’d love to be there, but Sally Hart would definitely get my vote if it were up to me. Perhaps I could meet her and offer some words of comfort and encouragement.

  11. Debra Foster says:

    I would love to meet the beautiful animals that make the wonderful yarn that I would dearly love to knit with. I also hope Sally Hart gets a pair of tickets, she seems in need of an uplifting experience in July.

  12. Janet Brodnicki says:

    I want to attend the Edward’s Menagerie Book Party on July 25th because my daughter is yarn and crochet mad(as am I!) and deserves a day out just for herself as she home educates an autistic son.A lovely break with the gorgeous alpacas to cuddle and the launch of a great book full of crochet characters would be just the ticket,especially at Toft Farm as we love their British values!

  13. Therese Brook says:

    Simply would be great fun to spend a day with woolly friends.

  14. lucy thomas says:

    As I feel that it would give me so much inspiration to be able to take up more knitting and to start my own business. it would also help me to be able to relax after a hard day.

  15. Linda Barron says:

    I love those whimsical little critters. They have such appealing faces. What a wonderful opportunity. X

  16. Karen French says:

    I’m attending the course to crochet the orangutan, and can’t wait for the book to come out. I want to make them all!

  17. anne martin says:

    i love animals and i love knitting

  18. Sue Taylor says:

    it sounds like the coolest day out

  19. Jill Nicholson says:

    Cute animals and a knitting experience – what’s not to like?

  20. Shirley Smith says:

    Apart from spending a lovely day meeting everyone at Tofts, plus the alpacas of course, it’s the quickest way I can think of of getting my hands on the new book! Can’t wait.

  21. Zoe says:

    I love knitting and crochet, my friend loves alpacas – the perfect combination!

  22. davina williams says:

    Alpacas are awesome animals and to combine it with knitting and crochet, wonderful

  23. Martine says:

    I have a fuzzy face too.

  24. Merlyn Brown says:

    I need a new knitting book as I have finished all of mine, whilst being subjected to my husband’s constant TV viewing of the World Cup! Please help!

  25. Addy Osborne says:

    I’m so glad these patterns are going to be in book form. I much prefer that to downloads! 😉

  26. Lauren says:

    I really want to learn to crochet and I’m in love with these animals!

  27. Chrys says:

    I love to crochet jackets and jumpers with Alpaca yarn so meeting the animals that keep me warm would be inspirational.

  28. Bernice Chamberlain says:

    I love the look of these cuties, just what I’ve been looking for. I have it in mind to make some mini cuties for friends and family for Christmas as an extra token of my love for them and in appreciation of their love for me. The event in July sounds just the ticket to get me inspired and started.

  29. Floozie Dietz de Broise says:

    I want to attend the event at Tofts to personally thank both Carly for her brilliant designs and the Alpacas for their wonderful generosity in giving us their coats to be spun into the softest and most versatile yarns ever.

  30. keith says:

    I have made the zebra and would love to meet the inspiration.

  31. Charmaine Sapp says:

    Such a cool prize. Thanks for the chance to win

  32. Clare says:

    I grew up only a few miles from the Toft farm, and would love to be able to make such beautiful toys for my first grandchild, due in October!

  33. Fashtoonk says:

    that fuzzy alpaca face!

  34. Anne Phillips says:

    My grandson adores monkeys- oo oo oo and sheep/goats and would adore Alpacas – baaaaa baaaaa I adore knitting and crochet- click click. Perfect combination for a brilliant day out 🙂

  35. Michelle Crisp says:

    I need to party with these cool dudes.

  36. Kay Thomson says:

    What a wonderful bunch to knit. My grandson would love them,

  37. Dawn Doyle says:

    Like the author I love dachshunds, we have a beautiful long haired girl. Having become a Nanny to a Grandaughter 8 weeks ago I have had great fun knitting and now crocheting in pink, having had 3 sons, 5 nephews and 3 Grandsons, pink hasn’t been a big part of my projects. We know Dunchurch well, only living a few miles from Rugby and having a brother in Dunchurch, although I’m a knitter and currently relearning to crochet- properly! I could do with help to knit some smaller projects, but sitting in a wheelchair/on a hospital bed. You have ideal kits and ideas, I just need some know how into the best way, I’m left handed to.

  38. Shiela Pantrini says:

    Knitting is my de-stressor from nursing…I am always looking for new ideas that spread a little happiness in the world!

  39. Philip says:

    Because my mom loves knitting and I love alpacas!!

  40. I would love to win tickets, Alpacas look such serious creatures, would be wonderful to share a joke or two with them and get an alpaca smile as a reward!!!

  41. Erin says:

    Because “alpaca’p” my projects in my old knit bag and smile, smile, smile! 😉

  42. Mair James says:

    I would love to thank the wonderful alpacas for producing such stunning yarn which is suitable for all of us who are allergic to lanolin.

  43. Glenda Pauly says:

    Because I’ve never been,
    It wold be amazing to win!
    A trip to the UK
    Would certainly make my day!

  44. I have been knitting animal toys for 2 new babies about to join our extended family and just learned of a new baby girl ,so new wooly toys are needed .

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