All you Need Is Love 15.02.2013

This post has been dusted off and taken straight out of the "According to Matt Archives". I originally posted this content on my old blog "Crochet & Crafts According To Matt". I thought that it was a shame for creativity and inspiration to lay dormant, so I'm recycling the content from my old blog, keeping it available for you all to read, reference and use as you please.

All you need is love

All you need is LOVE,
All you need is LOVE,
All you need is LOVE LOVE
Love, a crochet hook and a little yarn is all you need!
Hello gorgeous people! Did you have a nice Valentines Day, I do hope so? A dozen red roses and chocolates from your special someone?.....
I was hoping to get this post up to you yesterday, but time really got the better of me. As per usual things have been a little hectic, but hectic in a very good way!
I've been busy playing host. I've had a friend from London come to visit and had a jolly good time catching up and reminiscing on past times. Now my family are here for the weekend! It's so nice having Mum, Dad and my lil' sister here in Hamburg, I'm sure we are going to have a super weekend!
Here's what I wanted to share with you yesterday:

Isn't that a gorgeous sight? A deep red tulip framing a jar of my FAVOURITE crochet hooks. AAAAH HEAVEN!
Out of all of the different brands of crochet hooks I've tried, these fit best to me. They are "Knit Pro Symfonie" hooks and I adore them. I've made many a project with these hooks:

Working with wooden hooks seems to suit me best. They feel so nice when working up a crochet storm! They really are my favourite and I guess thats why I'm so excited to be giving them away to one lucky reader.....Yes that's right!!! We're having a little competition/giveaway!!! WOOOOP!!!

This fabulous set of "Knit Pro Symfonie hooks" Could be all yours and it's all thanks to the very kind people at is a fabulous website and resource for all of your yarn related crafting supplies. Sure...It's called love but the super nice Helen (who's family run the company) has assured me that they also LOVE crochet and therefore stock a wide range of not only knitting supplies, but crochet supplies too!
They have a large online store full of yummy yarns, buttons, needles, hooks and books:

Sure the store is great, but the thing I LOVE most are the little "extras" that the company has to offer. They pack their products extremely well and mail all ordered products super fast (they know how desperate we are for that new skein of yarn!).
However, my absolute favourite thing that the company has to offer is an expert knitter in the form of the very clever Natascha. Natascha is there on hand to offer any knit advice or help to "loveknitting's" customers. I don't know many sites that offer this service, but I think it's blooming marvellous!
Why not pop by the website for a visit? You'll see what I'm talking about!
Their logo is pretty cute also!

So how do I go about winning this fab set of hooks?

All you have to do is guess how many beads I have in the jar below......Simple(ish)

I'll give you a little push in the right direction. It's more than 350 beads :-)
To enter just leave a comment at the bottom of this post along with:
1.Your guess (How many beads in the jar above?).
2.Your name.
3.Where you are from.
Everybody, anywhere in the world can enter. But please only one guess each! EEEEEK!
The winner will be the first person to guess the correct amount of beads in the jar, or if nobody guesses by next Friday (22nd Feb) the winner will be the person with the closest guess.
I feel a little like I'm working on a stall in a fairground! SUCH FUN!!!
A big thank you to the hardworking team at for being generous enough to supply this amazing set of hooks.
Best of luck to everybody!!! WOOOOOP!!! EXCITING!!!!!

This post was originally posted on 15th February 2013.
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