Sunday, December 13, 2009

Katie B. Wants to Knit a Giraffe!

Hi Knitters,
Here is the randomly selected winning comment:

Blogger Katie B. said...

Hi, Susan! I love your new book. I'd love the chance to knit up this little guy.

Katie B

Congratulations!! Katie B. please send me your mailing address by Tuesday, December 15th. My email is on the sidebar.
So let me tell you what I added to the prize pot. I have one skein of the luscious Malabrigo. It's yours. Plus, I am throwing in a skein of Cascade 220 in a gorgeous purpley pink. Love it.
Here is the Superwash Cascade 220 in Daffodil and Orange and my all-time favorite tool, Alice's Pom Tree! You're going to need the Pom Tree to get your Giraffe all dressed up and ready to go.
Here is the friendly, sleepy Giraffe just waiting to be knit up by you, Katie B!
Remember this guy in Itty-Bitty Toys?
Well, I am throwing in the rest of the Yarntini Chocolatini yarn that I used for the monkey in the book. There is plenty to knit another chocolate sock monkey for sure! I love this yarn so much. It reminds me of golden chocolate chip cookies.
Remember the Baby Bear in IBT?
I am pretty sure there is enough left on this skein to whip up another Baby Bear or a Curly Snake or maybe a Pear in the Finger Foods selection. This is my favorite colorway in Noro. That burst of magenta gets me every time.
Speaking of the Curly Snake...
... here is the rest of that skein as well. I barely used any of this large skein of yarn for the snake in the book. You could get another snake or two out of this one!

There you go, Katie B. ! Can't wait to hear from you. You know every time I do a giveaway I always dread picking a winner. I wish I could send all of you stuff, really. Thank you for entering and leaving such happy, loving comments. You are the best, each and every one of you.

Thank you, dear Knitters. You make this blog so much fun. I look forward to coming here and writing and sharing with you. It is a comfortable place for me to be and I hope for you, too.

best, susie
p.s. Check out these two new toy pattern previews I designed and knitted for Spud & Chloë and Blue Sky Alpacas. I am pretty excited about both of them. They will be available shortly and I'll give more details soon. Both of these patterns have interesting construction details.
p.p.s I'll be back this week with a recap of my Stitchers Crossing event yesterday (it was fun!) and a book review of Kristin Nicholas', Color with Kristin. I think I can host another giveaway for this book, too, so be looking for that if interested! I think I possibly can giveaway 2 copies but I have to double check on that with Kristin's publicist. I have a stack of books I need to review and share but I can't seem to find the time to get it done.


Phyllis said...

Oh my goodness, I sure wish my name was Katie B. What a GREAT gift!!
I couldn't wait.. I had to buy a copy of your book 2 wks ago. It is FABULOUS!!! Made the squishee toy and bought yarn for several other projects. Cheers!
Phyllis in Sonoma (phyl2522 on twitter)

Anonymous said...

Your spirit is such a genuinely gracious and generous one! I admire and appreciate it very much. --Ramona

La Mañosa said...

That was very sweet of you to give so many wonderful gifts to one of your readers--a very generous thing to do.

I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy seeing your toys. They always make me smile! I love the new bear pattern and will have to add it to my wish list!

PghCathy said...

I am so jealous that my name's not Katie B!! What a fabulous early Christmas present...just what a knitter would want.
Even though I didn't win, I'm looking forward to knitting...hmmm, I think I'll start with the giraffe. No, maybe the sheep...I love the sheep!

Jodi said...

Congratulations, Katie B.!!! Have fun knitting with such yummy yarn.-Jodi

Kelly said...

Susan, I just want to say thank you for the time you spend writing your blog. I do enjoy reading it. I get your blog though email so that I don't miss any posts. :-) I am very proud of my copy of Itty Bitty Toys and plan on buying your other books soon.

Also, Congrats to Katie B! :-)

Katie B. said...

Oh, wow. I am beyond excited, Susan. Thanks so much for your generosity!

I'll send you an e-mail right away...just as soon as I stop doing my happy dance.

Lucy said...

Susan,that's so sweet of you.

And Katie B, Congratulations!

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

Yay, Katie B.! Have fun knitting!

And, Susie, you are the greatest, most generous person.

paws said...

I so want to get that yarn for the monkey!!!

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Congrats Katie B!
What a great package you put together for her Susan.

Toni said...

Thank you for the giveaway!! Congrats to Katie B. I still want to Knit the Giraffe too.. so I think I will treat myself to that book. :)

stephie said...

My son adores giraffe's. I wonder where I can find your book.I live in Belgium Leuven...

Jenn Doll said...

I love him! I hope to make one sometime soon! Maybe with a rattle inside! : )

Anonymous said...

Amazing as always