It used to be there was a strong US/UK divide when it came to yarn. Yes, there was some cross over with Noro, Rowan and a few others, but on the whole, yarn brands were very different on either side of the pond. It amazes me as an American in the UK to see more and more of the US brands I am familiar with to be increasingly available here. One of the most notable cross overs has to be the arrival of Lion Brand Yarn to Deramores.
I have to admit to having a special place in my heart for Lion Bran and, specifically, Vanna's Choice. I am not normally a huge fan of acrylic, but the woman who taught me to crochet, my Grandma Ethel, was obsessed with Vanna White. Vanna was more than just a game show host, Grandma talked about her like a friend---the details of whose life she learned from the selection of tabloid newspapers at the grocery store check out. Every night we would watch Wheel of Fortune, with Grandma Ethel crocheting away on enormous acrylic ripple blankets in colour combinations only the 1980's could dream up. Grandma would talk loudly over the telly, telling us all about Vanna - her kids, her houses, what she liked to wear and eat. I simply can't see a mention of Vanna's Choice yarn and not be transported back to that livingroom in Bethany, Missouri.
Well, Deramores has graciously offered to give away 1 pack of Lion Brand yarn shown above! The competition is open world wide and all you need to do is hop over to the competition page to enter. The give-away is open world wide and closes on the 31st of January.