Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Surprise Giveaway and More!

The contest for Knit Circus is now closed!!! No more entries are being taken. May 15th, 2010.

Hi Knitters,
I have a fun surprise for you today. Jaala Spiro, the editor-in-chief of Knit Circus, has generously offered an amazing giveaway opportunity to all of you! Knit Circus is a fantastic online knitting magazine that includes gorgeous patterns for purchase, free articles and tips, recipes and a featured sewing project in each issue. Be sure to check Knit Circus out if you haven't already done so.

In the current issue that just came out, I have an interview and a free pattern for the Panda and Zebra Puppets from Itty-Bitty Toys. Make sure to get that pattern if you are interested.

This is one of the biggest giveaways I have hosted so I am pretty excited about it. Here is what the Knit Circus giveaway includes:
5 knitters will each win the pattern collection from the current issue!
2 knitters will each win a free subscription to Knit Circus!

That is awesome, Jaala! Thank you so much for this opportunity. To enter simply leave one comment on this post. Leave your name, ravelry name, or an email address so I can easily contact you. I will be randomly selecting 7 winners in a few days. I will post the winners' names here so be sure to check back to see if you won.

Let the comments begin!
The Dream Catcher Hat in the photos is the newest free pattern now available on my other blog, Spud says!

Click here for the pattern information and free download! This is a quick and easy hat and a great way to use up leftover yarn. I made it to use up some of the leftover Sweater yarn from the Dream Catcher Baby Blanket.


Enjoy!
I have been doing a bit of crochet as of late. I have a couple of fun projects in the works that won't be released for awhile. I also have a couple of new Spud & Chloƫ pattern line designs that will be released very soon. I will share those with you as soon as I get the okay. That's all fun and good.

I have a few fun links to share to finish out today! Here they are:
When I get my sewing machine working and I have more time I am going to order bundles of this fabric from here! Alabama Chanin is all about the hand-stitching and so am I! I have recently acquired her two books and I am going crazy over the projects. They are a must do!

That'll do for today. Enter the giveaway if you'd like. I'll be back soon.
best, susie

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KnittySue said...

What a great giveaway, the summer top on the front looks like one I'd love to knit.
Thanks for the fun...Love your blog
Ravelry= KnittySue

Claudia said...

Hello, Susan!
Your patterns are gorgeous!!
and I´d LOVE to win this magazine, of course! I just don´t know if it´s OK for a foreign girl like me... I hope so! :)

My e-mail address: virgilios@uol.com.br
My Ravelry name:
virgilios

LizzieK8 said...

Thanks for the intro to Knitcircus!

Kristal said...

Oh yay!! I love giveaways. I love your blog.

Kristal Schiers
schiersknits@gmail.com

Brandi said...

Thanks for the link to Knit Circus, I'll check it out. I also can't wait to get into your Itty Bitty Toys boook. Thanks, burntwine on ravelry.

Kristal said...

I love your blog. YAY for another giveaway.

Kristal Schiers
Ravelry: schiersknits
email: schiersknits@gmail.com

JodiJM said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to see what Knit Circus is all about.

diane said...

KnitCircus is so much fun! I love the articles and the patterns!!

Christi said...

I love your blog and if the patterns you have been sending are so great...thank you for sharing with us! I think the Knit Circus looks really interesting!

Carla said...

Yes, please! I have met Jaala and she is a sweet heart!

Christi said...

I failed to send you my email....
cjopike@gmail.com

thanks!!

Jennifer Grant said...

What a great giveaway! Hope I win! Thanks for all you do!

annemarie said...

This is awesome - love the hat pattern. Please enter me in the giveaway!!

Tammy Brannon said...

Just love your designs Susie! Such talent!
Great giveaway..!!!!!
Enjoy your blog!
knitwit29@gmail.com

~yolanda said...

What an exciting giveaway!!

yolandamarie on ravelry

Cetta said...

I'm a big fan, Susan! Love your patterns!

Anne said...

oh please count me in. My Ravelry name is abcallen, and my e-mail address is abcallen@earthlink.net.

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Knit Circus is a great magazine! Another fantastic giveaway - thanks!

kate said...

love love love

Kimmie said...

Oh, what a great giveaway, I'm new to knitting so looking at the patterns of Knit Circus will be so much fun. Thank you

Kimmie said...

Oh what a great giveaway. As a new knitter I will love looking at and trying the different patterns in Knit Circus.
Thank you

d said...

Thanks for introducing Knit Circus to me! Am looking forward to all this new information!

Bridget said...

How fun is this!!! I am a new knitter and have absolutely fallen in love with it!!! I put my babies to bed at night and knit away...just love it!! I'm so glad I found your wonderful blog!! So inspirational and have loved all the patterns! Thanks for the great opportunity!!
Bridget
bridgerose@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Thanks for the intro to Knit Circus! The feature about you reminded me that I wanted to knit Hoot hats for the grandsons before fall!!

(mrsp on ravelry)

Anonymous said...

Knit Circus, thanks for the tip, I am heading there now. Oh, and please enter me, my e-mail is ahudson@etmc.org

Thanks!
Angela

lark said...

You always have such great giveaways Susan! I would love to get the sock patterns from this issue of Knit Circus so I can knit them up with my Spud and Chloe yarn!

email: monicajoybarnett@gmail.com

Jan said...

I am such a fan of your work and your blog and am so excited about this surprise giveaway! I would love to receive this subscription. Happy Thursday!

Jan in Livonia, MI

andrea said...

You never fail to inspire me, whether it is through your books, web sites that you post, you adorable patterns that you post, free of charge, through the generosity of your heart! Downloaded the adorable hat pattern yesterday and it should be OTN tonight! Love to check out Knit Circus Magazine, too. Thanks for all you do for the Knitter's of the cyberspace world!

Karey said...

Thanks for giving us the opportunity for giveaway. I enjoyed your interview in Knit Circus

Jan said...

Thanks for the help, Susan! Now I'm going to keep trying till I get this right! Love your work and love your blog. Would be so happy to recieve the subscription

Jan in Livonia, MI

Lizbert said...

I'm new to this blog, but not to Knit Circus. I'm excited to both enter a giveaway and find a fun new knitting blog to read.

grammieb46 said...

would love to have this

sue said...

would love to have this

Elizabeth said...

I always learn about new things in the knitting world from your links.
Knit Circus looks like a great one and I'd love to win the giveaway!
Thanks so much.
Elizabeth

Kathy Little said...

Wow! Great give-away! I sure would love to have my name put in the pot! And as my little grandson would say.... "pick me! pick me!" !!

AndreaS said...

Always love to check out what you are working on - your creativity and generosity inspire me. Thank you!!

Kim said...

WOW! You have so many comments already. I was not familiar with Knit Circus and I'm so glad I am now!

What a wonderful interview!

I would just LOVE to win this one.

jill said...

This is such an adorable baby hat .... great way to use that leftover yarn. The garter stitch baby blanket is so cheerful, lovin it. Am anxious to see what you are crocheting .... you always keep us going with such creative goodies. Would love to be the Knit Circus winner - jill

Patti said...

Thank you for another wonderful give away! I am "oldgoatwoman" on ravelry and am in your itty-bitty group!

Much gratitude and loving energy coming your way!

Patti

The Werling's said...

HOly CoW! Lots of comment already...but cant hurt to try! I love your blog, patterns, books...etc! What a great giveaway!

Amanda Werling
amanda dot werling at gmail dot com

Amy said...

I always enjoy your blog - now a cool giveaway - double the fun.
My ravelry name is iceboxofpaknits.
amy@iceboxofpa.com

Teresa said...

I love the dream catcher set! I have a special baby to make them for!

Maggie said...

I had never heard of Knit Circus until your blog. What a wonderful prize! maggiehagman@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love Knitcircus. Hope I win.

Ronni Lynn said...

playing hooky this morning from work in order to finish up your middle size bear.......oh I love him so!

Never heard of Knit Circus so thanks for bringing it to our attention.
Love The Magazine!
It's all about the color, here there and everywhere..Gorgeous designs, gorgeous colors and oh my just the most gorgeous children modeling all those gorgeous designs.
If I win I pledge not to play hooky from work again knitting up itty bitty toys or that shawlette from Knit Circus....Instead I'll just toss a little project & copy of magazine in the bottom of my briefcase (Is that cheating-only if I'm caught?)
Ronni
knittingdiva on ravelry
knittingdiva1@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Everytime you have a post in my mailbox I get so excited! I am an avid follower and love your books. Lindarellabrown@nc.rr.com

lisambarrett@att.net said...

Fun! The online magazine is a terrific concept, beautifully done.

Liz said...

Count me in. I LOVE anything knitting. Liz

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited...I just can't hide it.....thanks you, thank you, thank you.
Celia
celiakaye@cableone.net

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this giveaway.
It's so fun to see what they do next.
Celia
celiakaye@gmail.com

LP said...
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Chris said...

Knit Circus looks very cool!! I'd sure love to win this giveaway, yes indeed!! I never win anything, but there's always a first time, right? Thanks for the chance.

granafred@gmail.com

Nancy said...

What a great way to be introduced to Knit Circus! I'd love to check it out. Thanks for another fun giveaway, Susan and Jaala!

nanheiner@gmail.com

LP said...

You are so inspiring. My Ravelry name is tempest40.

Susan said...

I sooo love all your books and by the way, so do my neices and their sweet babies. Anything you love, I will love too.

Anonymous said...

I would love anything you love. Always ready to try something new. My neices and their sweet babies LOVE all the hats and toys I've made. Susan sabandel@msn.com

Denna said...

You are my favorite knitter (outside of the state of Michigan). I LOVE your patterns.

I have been meaning to ask you to design an advent calendar like the one I found in the Garnet Hill catalog last Christmas (for $80). I like it so much because it features both hats and mittens.... I would love to make one or two of these and give them away as Christmas presents one day...

Here's a link to a photo of the advent calendar:
http://www.casasugar.com/Nice-New-Hat-Mittens-Advent-Calendar-772103

- Denna
on Ravelry: dkstinson
email: denna_evoe@hotmail.com

Thanks (pick me pick me pick me!!)

barb said...

Pick me! Pick me! Remember playing soccer on the playground? Love your blog and patterns. You motivate me...b

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, I WANT! I never ever win something and I would love to!
Sabine

Sherral said...

Oh, I'd love to win!

Patricia said...

I am always excited about whatever is in your latest giveaway! My e-mail is: jwandpjc@yahoo.com
Thank you so much!

twiddle knits and bits said...

really really really? yippee! i am so excited and i absolutely adore the hat!
last night i got your "itty bitty nursery" book to add to my collection so i now have all your books. YAY

rinebird said...

Thank you for having a great Giveaway.I am inspired by all the knitting & sewing blogs.I read yours often.I have so much yarn & I need pattern ideas.I love the "little knits" because I have 2 grand daughters to knit for.I can't wait to see your crochet ideas..I have been thinking of going back to crochet..for me I crochet faster..but I love knitting.Thanks again

WenTay said...

Wow - I haven't see that magazine before. Even if I don't win, at least I have something new to do online!

shamaree said...

Another chance to win! You are so generous with your giveaways. Crossing my fingers that you pick my number! Shamaree, jsramirez76@msn.com

Amy said...

I would love a chance to win a KnitCircus subscription.

Emily said...

How do you do it all Susan? I'm always impressed by your ability to juggle being a Mom, super-knitter, author, blogger x 2, designer,....wow! If I don't win I'd love your secret . . .

Emily

Alli said...

Great giveaway!
(knitteralli on ravelry)

Kim said...

I love the new KnitCircus too!

Anonymous said...

Maureen
Ravelry name:lovetoknit16

Thank you for the opportunity to win!!

Andrea said...

This looks like a great giveaway--thanks for the opportunity!
Andrea from Colorado

Marti said...

Hi Susie, As always you're an inspiration! hugs, Marti (MadMartiKnits on Ravelry)

linda said...

I just checked out knit circus. It's great. Enter me please!
linda guzmanlinda3@gmail.com

coffeechris said...

I really enjoy Knit Circus, thank you for introducing me to them when they were a print mag. It so interesting you should mention Alabama Chanin - I am working on the journal cover project - the technique and and hand sewing is dreamy :)I am already drooling over the other projects.

Robin said...

Count me in please! Thanks!
Robin
cokelush at gmail

Sandee said...

"comment"

LOL!

Anonymous said...

susan, i really like your patterns. i can highly recommend them to even less experienced knitters because the instructions are easy to understand and follow. i've completed projects from your hats, toys and nursery-books.
Benessi CA

Paula said...

Help me run away and join The Circus. Ravelry name is PrairiePiper.

Mary said...

Susan this is an awesome giveaway! fingers crossed -Mary
ravelry name hiptobeme email andmimi (at) gmail (dot) com

Bethe said...

Thank you Susan and Jaala! I heard someone talking about Knit Circus at the Madison Knitting Guild and wanted to learn more!!! From my peak at the Summer 2010 issue, I can say I love the bright crisp format AND the knitting/cookie COMBO! All the books reviewed I want!! And the socks shown have to be the prettiest!! Thank you for sharing your gifts. Bethe email: 3angels@charter.net

christine m. east of toronto said...

hi! me again.... that sweet little hat reminded me of that cool pompom-maker thing-y you showed awhile back in one of your posts. could you remind us of where it can be purchased?
i was going to e-mail directly to ask, but can't seem to find that info anywhere, although i know i once used it??

Bethe said...

Thank you Susan and Jaala! I heard someone talking about Knit Circus at the Madison Knitting Guild and wanted to learn more!!! From my peak at the Summer 2010 issue, I can say I love the bright crisp format AND the knitting/cookie COMBO! All the books reviewed I want!! And the socks shown have to be the prettiest!! Thank you for sharing your gifts. Bethe email: 3angels@charter.net

Bethe said...

Thank you Susan and Jaala! I heard someone talking about Knit Circus at the Madison Knitting Guild and wanted to learn more!!! From my peak at the Summer 2010 issue, I can say I love the bright crisp format AND the knitting/cookie COMBO! All the books reviewed I want!! And the socks shown have to be the prettiest!! Thank you for sharing your gifts. Bethe email: 3angels@charter.net

Betsy said...

Wow. I really enjoy your blog and patterns. Would love to try Knit Circus, too.

Nancy N (n2n on Rav) said...

How generous! :-)

Nancy (n2n on Rav)

BunnieC said...

Thanks again for always turning us on to such great resources! I've been enjoying both your blog and your patterns for a couple of years now, and am looking very forward to getting the newest book soon! Please enter me in the giveaway, my ravelry name is Bunnie, or bunniec@gmail.com

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

I just learned about Knit Circus a few weeks ago. I am excited for the opportunity to maybe win a year's free of issues!

Valerie (george544 at juno dot com)

Anonymous said...

Another great giveaway!!

Carol said...

What fun! A contest, YAY!! Thank you for the info and link about the Knit Circus; until today I hadn't heard of them and I thought I KNEW all knitting sites. Love the blankie and the hat and I'm a huge fan of Spud and Chloe and your patterns and blog. Thanks for keeping us inspired!

Susan esserman said...

Just love it when you include linKs of things to look at! They are always so great!!! Looking forward to see your crocheting!
Susan
suzysticks on ravelry
Susan@seventhmoon.net

Robin said...

Love your patterns and blog!

Karen said...

knit circus - sounds like the giveaway meant for someone working in the animal health field like me! thanks for passing along this opportunity. thanks also for introducing me to bloom bake shop - although my waistline doesn't thank you! ;-)

Julie said...

Thanks for the giveaway and the fun blog posts - it makes me smile!
jsample (ravelry)

Jennifer said...

Great hat pattern. I will have to put that on my to do list. Thanks for all your knitting wonderfulness.

Christine said...

Oh my!! the last time you mentioned Knit Circus, I went to the site and drooled..and then waited for your interview to show up.

What a great giveaway! of course I would love to win one of these gifies.

Colleen said...

Love the new hat! I am not familiar with Knit Circus and will definitely check it out whether I win or not!

Missy said...

It would be amazing to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

Missy T.
LLLMissy@yahoo.com

Alison L said...

What a great giveaway! I love your books, and your blog -

Alley (on Rav)

Muriel said...

Ooooh, pick me, pick me! LOL Love your blog, love your books, have them all. Keep up the great work!

LambChop00 said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Love your patterns and Knit Circus!

Heather P/LambChop00

allyssa said...

I would love to try out those patterns!
allyssa.gleason@gmail.com

reader said...

I love both of your blogs, always interesting info and the patterns are super with great instructions!!

Susan Remeika said...

I always love your giveaways.
Thanks so much.

Andrea said...

I was just looking at knitcircus and would love to be entered too. What a great giveaway!
Andrea
andibrown@msn.com

Andrea said...

I just checked out the site and would love to be entered too. What beautiful patterns!
Andi
andibrown@msn.com

Anonymous said...

What a great give-away, Susan! (I have 5 out of 8 colors finished on my Dream-Catcher adult-size afghan. It is so much fun. Are we going to have a sewing-up party when its time? lolol)

scoobie2 said...

I'm so excited I found your blog. I'm truly inspired by all of your projects. I don't have babies anymore but I find the techniques fun and the projects can be adapted to fit my older children. Thanks for being so easy to follow!

Tiphanie Wong said...

Wow, thanks for such a great opportunity to win this awesome giveaway! My ravelry name is purplemama. Thanks, Susan!

Josey said...

Looked at Knit Circus for the first time last week and won't be missing it again! Thanks for your blog. You always have something fun and interesting to let us know about.

Josey said...

Looked at Knit Circus for the first time last week and won't miss it again. Thank you for your blog. You always have fun and interesting things to share.

Carrie said...

I would to be able to check out Knit Circus. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Cynthia said...

I enjoy Knit Circus, both knitting
and food "recipes".

debd94 said...

Great giveaway!
I'm debd94 on Ravelry.

J said...

I haven't heard of this magazine before, and would love to check it out! :)

(tnjade on Ravelry)

esbeads said...

Yeah! More patterns! Love the colors in your hat too - yummy!

Jill said...

Hi there. I'd love to be receiver of the surprise giveaway. Thanks for making so many beautiful patterns!

robin said...

ooh... love giveaways! Your blog always makes me smile so thank you for that. Not familiar with Knitcircus... It actually sounds like a good name for the spare room where I keep my yarn and stuff!
Robin.valinoti@gmail.com

Theresa said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks Susan!

Theresa said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks Susan!

crazyestonian said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway! Otherwise I would have not found Knit Circus!

Bettina Groh said...

I'd love to win either for my beginning knitter daughter... want to keep her interested and knitting!

Renae said...

I love everything you do! Would love some new ideas to knit.

Anonymous said...

Susan, I love all your baby hat patterns and I make a lot of them for the baby nurseries in Syracuse!

Gmahelen

LJ said...

yay giveaway!

email: libbi.ilyse@gmail.com

LJ said...

yay giveaway!

email: libbi.ilyse@gmail.com

Francie O said...

Knit Circus is new to me. Thanks for the give away.

Francieos@yahoo.com

Tara Vanderkamp said...

Wow! I don't know if I have ever hoped to win so bad! What a great give away! Yippee!

Catharine Williams said...

I am in to knitting socks right now, looks like I could get some great ones out of these magazines. Thanks for the chance.

Hilary said...

Hi from northern WI, Susan! What a cool giveaway. Have loved all your books.
hilarypeterson@gmail.com

shawn & bekah said...

What a GREAT giveaway. I LOVE your blog! Thanks for sharing all your know-how.

-bekah
inthegrove5 at gmail dot com

woolybooger said...

I love Knit Circus patterns! Thanks to the opportunity.

Doula Mommy said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much!
I love that hat! Can't wait to knit one.
-Jessica (MonkeyButtBabies on Ravelry)

Turtle said...

love the designs! Fun and fresh! What a great and generous giveaway!

Poethead said...

I love your blog! Spin that spinner, and let my name come up! Thanks for the contest.

Poethead@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love giveaways...not that I have won any yet. I just love to enter them :)
fibbermcphee@hotmail.com

Cheryl said...

Please count me in
for a chance to win.
Thank you.

LadyJane said...

I only just found you and this looks awesome. Thanks for the links to new sites in which to indulge in! I'll be following you from now on... *stalks off to hide in some knitted bushes, waiting for a new post*

ChingyPingy said...

What an amazing looking giveaway! I love all your patterns and love your blog too.

Luann said...

Susan, your books, itty-bitty hats and itty-bitty nursery, have reignited my passion for knitting! I always look forward to reading your blog! Please include me in your give away drawing. My ravelry name is wialdflour.

karen said...

I love your blog, follow it always. Great giveaway. Thanks for all the links and info.

Anonymous said...

Oh how I would love to win!
Carolknits

LauraNM said...

Can't wait to check out the new magazine......

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