Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June Gifts

Please note: The giveaway is now CLOSED! June 20, 2010!!
Hi Knitters,
My oldest child graduated from high school this past weekend. That was an experience as a parent. It is overwhelming. He makes it all easy and comfortable by being a humble, appreciative and hardworking kid. He is so happy in his life and so thrilled about college next year. His happiness is contagious and that takes the sting of him growing older away a little bit.

He is my son, my buddy and my first.
Here is my Garter Yoke Cardigan progress. Love.
I keep some knitting at the ready in my favorite chair. The simple red garter stitch scarf is good for talking and knitting at the same time. The Garter Yoke Cardi is now at an easy place that is mindless as well. I just have to remember to put in the buttonholes as I go down the body. The Collector pulled out her fluffy pink blanket knitting and is working on that to keep me company. Her blanket is in the bag I sewed for her last summer in the corner there.
Ahhhh... this incredibly simple garter stitch scarf is inspired by a scarf I saw at Loop last spring. It was knit by Craig (the owner of the shop). It is knit in 2 skeins of Koigu sock yarn on size 3 needles. I started it on my way home from NYC. I cast on 40 stitches and knit away. I am on my second skein. It is so drapey already. Good stuff.
The author of the book above contacted me to see if I would like a copy of her new book, Phoebe's Sweater. Of course I said sure. It is a picture book written by Joanna Johnson and illustrated by her husband, Eric Johnson. What a talented couple. The story is about a mouse family and it is a very sweet tale.
Knitting is woven in the story as the mama mouse knits Phoebe a new sweater. It is a short story that includes knitting, seasons, family and a baby. That's all I'll say as I don't want to give too much detail away.
An incredibly nice touch is added at the end of the book. Several patterns are inlcuded in the book. The first pattern is for Phoebe's Sweater, then...
... the pattern for Phoebe Mouse...
... and finally, the pattern for the Phoebe Doll Sweater. The designs look cute and snuggly.
The book is a self-publishing venture which is always admirable. The company is called, Slate Falls Press and is out of Loveland, Colorado.


Here is the good thing! I have a signed copy to share with all of you. Please leave a comment on this post to win a copy of Phoebe's Sweater! Thank you to Joanna and Eric for sharing their wonderful book. I wish them loads of success.

I will be sweetening the prize pot with other goodies that have not been determined yet. I have lots of good stuff to give away and I won't hold back, I promise. I just need to look around and gather some goodies to throw in (yarn, patterns, more yarn, more patterns, etc.). When you leave your comment say hi or whatever you'd like, leave your name or ravelry id or your email address, some sort of identification. This makes it so much easier for me to get in touch with the winner.

You know the drill, right? One comment per person, check back to see if you win in a few days or so as I will randomly select one winner and then post about it right here!

Have fun and let the comments begin!
best, susie

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Anne said...

Wow, I cannot believe how sweet this book looks! And those patterns are gorgeous - I can't wait to find this book and read it to my nephew! And congrats on your eldest graduating - what a big milestone for him and you!

MaryLou said...

My 3-year-old granddaughter would love that darling little book! And then I could knit her the sweater.

And congratulations on a major family milestone! Good luck to the new grad too.

marlono said...

Congrats on the graduation -- your family must be so proud!

marlono on Ravelry)

Chrissy said...

What an adorable book. My little girl would adore it. c_tretten@yahoo.com

Amy said...

That book and patterns are too cute!

And you don't look old enough to have a kid graduating from high school. ;)

Lisa H. said...

This looks like such a sweet book and the patterns are beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

Alissia said...

Wow, you're oldest is graduating! I wonder what it'll be like when my little ones get there. That's crazy. And I love that cute little book! I'm going to have to look for that one. Thanks for the great giveaway--again!

Jenna said...

Aww, that looks adorable. My son loves books with knitting/knit items in it. He likes to point out that the book and mama are doing the same thing. My little sister just graduated from High School too. It doesn't seem like she's grown up enough for that. I can't imagine what it will be like when H graduates.

~yolanda said...

You Congratulations on your son's graduation! How exciting that must be. I love that scarf. I'm teaching a little girl how to knit and she want to make a scarf. I'm guessing any sock yarn will do?

Leanne (Lunatic84) said...

That looks like an amazingly sweet book. I'm sure my boyfriend's God Daughter would love it, and the sweater would look adorable on her. Please add me to the draw!

Congratulations to your son, he looks so proud! I remember seeing the same look on my sister's face last June when she graduated from College! The Collector looks pretty proud of him too, peeking in from the back ;)
Leanne

Jenna said...

What an adorable book. My son loves looking through books for knitting and yarn- just like mama. My little sister just graduated from High School. It doesn't seem like she's old enough yet. I can't imagine what it will be like when H graduates.

Rebekah said...

Oh how incredibly sweet! My favorite book growing up was called "The Mitten" and it was about a handknit mitten that a boy loses in the woods and all the woodland animals make a home in it. And his grandmother makes him a new mitten. This sounds like something similar in concept...if only the Mitten would have had patterns for mittens I maybe would have been a knitter much sooner!

rebekah.irene@gmail.com

Becky said...

This books looks like a lot of fun. I love that sweater.

GynnaB said...

Congrats to the Graduate! (my younger brother graduated from college this weekend with a BS in Fine Art and Graphic Design, he wants to be a HS Art Teacher, it was a BLAST!)

The book is adorable! I would love a chance to win it!

Thanks!

mamamouseiam said...

First, congratulations to your firstborn, and to mom and too! Kind of makes you feel all squishy inside, doesn't it? :-)

Phoebe's Sweater, what a sweet book, and good inspiration to attempt a sweater.

Carol said...

I heard about this book on the Yarn on the House blog recently and thought it was a terrific idea. So cute! My contact info is carol.p@fuse.net. Thanks for all you do, Susan. You're a real inspiration. :-)

Anonymous said...

Congrats to your son. what a neat book! Donna I.

alley said...

Congratulations to your handsome son! What an accomplishment for you, too, Mom!

I would love to win the darling book - hope I have a chance!

Alley (Rav ID)

justthreadtwiddling said...

The book looks like just the thing for my new grandaughter, due to arrive any time now. I love seeing what others have on hand for those times where one must have mindless knitting.
I graduated 40 years ago, and have never regretted it. VBG Congratulations to your son. (and you, since he could not have done it alone!)

Jenna said...

That is such a cute idea! I'm a Kindergarten teacher and I love to knit. It's all the things I love rolled together into one cute bundle- knitting, learning, and family! I love it! Also, congrats to your son on his graduation. This is such an exciting time in his life!

Maryanne & Duke said...

My older daughter graduated from high school last weekend, and it is indeed a whole new world. She'll be going to college locally, which is great because I would miss her too much of she went far away.

(wil4ds on Ravelry)

KarenJ said...

Love the book! Will have to get one for my daughter and for my step-granddaughter!
Also love the shalom sweater but can't imagine how you dealt with the armhole at the back. I can't even think my way around a yarn swatch at the moment . I'd never be able to work out an added on sleeve! Oh well. It isn't like the waiting line for projects isn't already miles long!

Tiphanie Wong said...

Congrats to your oldest son for graduating! How exciting that he's off to new adventures. =)

My kids would love that adorable book, as would I. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win such a great prize.

My ravelry user name is purplemama.

Liz Monroe said...

I saw that book on the Ravelry site and thought it looked really cute and clever! I want my 8 year old to learn how to knit so this might encourage that! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

First saw you at the Madison Knitters Guild and have been a lurking fan on your blog ever since. Thought I'd finally say hi since we are living parallel lives. My daughter graduated with your son on Saturday and my younger daughter is good friends with your son's girlfriend. Your knitting inspires me, and your fresh looks at the farmers' market have been awesome. Thanks for sharing your world.

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the graduation. Bittersweet I'm sure. It's interesting that you mention that sweet book, I was reading a review about it a couple of weeks ago and added to my Amazon wish list.

jennifershorts@gmail.com

Amy Jo said...

Thank you for the book give-away! And congratulations to your graduate - it only gets better!

Frauntene McLarney said...

Wow, what a full post! The book is precious. I love seeing knitting in my kids shows and books! And hugs to you and a big pat on the back Susan for a great team effort on that First one of yours. You are a blessed woman!

Thanks again for another fun give away!

Fraun

Frauntene McLarney said...

Wow, what a full post! The book is precious. I love seeing knitting in my kids shows and books! And hugs to you and a big pat on the back Susan for a great team effort on that First one of yours. You are a blessed woman!

Thanks again for another fun give away!

Fraun

reader said...

The book looks so adorable, I absolutely love picture books,and an added bonus of knitting patterns! Who could ask for more!! Congratulations on your son's graduation!!

Sarah in Houston said...

OH, my gosh! I collect children's books because I'm an early childhood teacher. I've gotten lots of quilt related ones, but this will be my first about knitting. I share my love of crafts with my students so they will get a kick out of my having one to go with my knitting projects. I'm so glad you shared this.
Sarah in Houston

Lindy and Ryan said...

That book is to DIE for!! So cute! Love the Phoebe sweater and doll!!
Lindy from California

The Chase Family said...

This looks like such a fun book with some great knits! :)

Congratulations on your son's graduation! :)

Rae Lynne (raelynne01 on Rav)

Real Reedy said...

What a sweet book. Such a fun idea to incorporate two loves.

Anonymous said...

That book is adorable and such a great idea to integrate patterns in it. I love it.


sarakristin on rav.

Debby said...

Graduations are bittersweet I think. So much pride and change. Congratulations.
Love the idea of a book about knitting. There is a group on ravelry knitting the sweater. Sounds like fun.

Faith said...

That book looks adorable! I can just imagine a little girl loving the accompanying projects as she enjoyed the story!

Ravelry ID: introvert

Ellen M said...

Congratulations on your son's graduation! It's wonderful to watch your children grow and accomplish so much and make you so proud.
Thanks for the giveaway.
I have the perfect little girl in mind for that sweater.
And thanks for posting your projects.
Sometimes I get away from my knitting and should always just have an easy project on hand, so I knit more often. I always feel better when I do.

Susan G said...

Would love to win this and knit up the sweater for my goddaughter - Phoebe Jane - looked for it in the library but not there yet!

PS Summer swim team starts here on Wednesday night - hopefully it won't be as chilly as it was for your brood this morning - but I am happy to be moving outside!

Jeanie said...

This book is too sweet, and if I don't win the drawing, I will be buying it for sure:)

Kristin said...

I am looking for something new to knit! Thanks for the inspiration.

kristinfitzgerald on Ravelry

craft-chick said...

The book looks lovely & thanks for sharing about your son's graduation... My son graduated from pre-k last week and I was emotional, I can't imagine how I will feel when he graduates from high school!

Kekumukula said...

Crossin' my fingers. What a creative way to present a book of knitting; awesome.

Carla said...

great fun
My first born also just graduated - hard to believe!

Margie said...

Congrats on the graduation! Hopefully, the milestones will get easier from here!

The book looks very sweet. And it has patterns, too. Can't beat that!

amalya on Rav

CelticCastOn said...

Congrats to your son! On to the next chapter right?
Phoebe's sweater looks like such a sweet book. Love that she included the patterns at the end, what child wouldn't love there own knitted version of the character!

Speattle (Rav ID) said...

I have been waiting for a post about your boy graduating! How was that? Isn't it incredible? Congratulations to him.

Hope you post some more photos of the ceremony and all. Graduations of my kids have been some of the most favorite events of my life.

Your friend,
Speattle (rav id)

Angela said...

I saw the patterns posted on Ravelry the other day. It looks like such a sweet book. I think it is so neat how your daughter crafts with you. My daughter has recently decided (again) that she wants to learn to knit.

Congrats on the graduate.

attemptedknitter on Ravelry

Nell said...

What a cute book - I'd love to win it.

Anonymous said...

What a cute book! I would love to add that to my children's books collection (and pattern collection!)

- youngdiamond (Ravelry ID)

Casey said...

Congratulations to you and your son - what a big day!

The cardi is looking lovely and that book is just precious!

I just got my copy of Itty Bitty Toys (finally!) and it is just as amazing as I dreamed it would be!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your son!

The book looks so sweet and a great idea to include the patterns with the story.

Donna G in VT

Nicholas said...

Congrats to your son on his graduation! Such an exciting time!

The picture book looks lovely - I love how self-publication has opened up the possibility for so many talented writers and illustrators to get their work out there!

LJ said...

i saw that on the loop blog and thought it looked so wonderful! it sounds so sweet!

libbi.ilyse@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Awww. Now if you had only knit your son's graduation gown.....what a cute book!!

Jfarringdon said...

Adorable...I love the green used for the doll's sweater.

Beth said...

Congratulations on your son's graduation! And what a wonderful little book. Thanks for sharing it with us!

jenquilts2 said...

Congrats on your son's graduation.

Thank you for telling us about such a cute book. I'd love to read it to my little niece.

Jessica said...

I have been seeing this book all over the place! I would love a copy for my 2 1/2 year old daughter who is always interested when I pull out my knitting! Can't wait until she is old enough to knit along beside me :0)

Kathy said...

Contests to your handsome son! Mine just graduated from college last weekend. They grow up so quickly. I'm crossing fingers and toes for the giveaway.

Emily said...

This book looks wonderful! Will look for it the next time we are in the bookstore. My son and I read every night before bed and this will be a great addition to his library. And I have the perfect little girl to make the sweater for!

Congrats on the graduation!

eberlin0127@gmail.com

Renea said...

Congratulations to your son! This book looks so sweet. I'd love to read it to my sons. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

reneadiamond on ravelry

Sharon said...

What a sweet book. I have a granddaughter who would love it.
craftysbs@juno.com

Anonymous said...

Many congratulations on your son's graduation! He looks like a lovely young man. The book looks amazing! My kids LOVE beautiful books, and I love the beautiful patterns!! I'll definitely be putting this one on our Christmas wish list! Love Leigh-Ann

Sarah R said...

Thanks for the giveaway...your blog is my favorite read!

email: sarah98998@yahoo.com

Becca said...

What a sweet book!!! I'd love to buy it, if I don't win :)

(Ravelry ID: borkles)!

Jessica (jessicatk@tds.net) said...

Congratulations to your happy and handsome son on his HS graduation... and to all of you, his family, as well!

That book looks SO sweet and the Phoebe sweater looks incredible. Thanks for the opportunity!

pattytrish said...

Thanks, Susan for sharing your life with us knitters. I would love to enter the drawing for the book, and if I don't win it, I will probably have to buy that one!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

What a wonderful book, I love the idea of being able to knit the sweater and the mouse for our grand daughter. (my ID on Ravelry is woolyknitsnbits)

Firefly said...

Congrats on your son's graduation. He looks like a sweetie!
The little book looks charming. Wonderful looking patterns too -- just right for my granddaughters.

Joyce Laurie said...

First, love your garter yoke sweater. Haven't started mine yet and can't wait.
I would love to own a copy of that book! Thanks for the chance.

Kimberly said...

I saw the pattern for this sweater when it first snuck into Ravelry a while ago and loved it. This book has been on my Amazon wish list ever since!

Anonymous said...

Susan, your man boy looks so happy. You and your husband have done a very nice job with his help, I'm sure. I'll be there in 3 yrs as well--conflicted, happy, proud, sentimental, wondering how it all happenned so fast. Thanks for paving the way for those of us followng. The book looks great as well.

Ann H.

mommieof4munchkins said...

What an adorable book, my daughter would love it and it's her birthday today. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Lucia said...

that book looks so sweet. love your blog.

Lucia said...

that book looks so sweet. love your blog.

amy said...

I'd love a chance to win this book, it's so darn cute.

Heather L. said...

My sister just told me about this book this week! We would love to be able to read it!

Sherral said...

I'd love to win! I'm Sherral on revelry and my email is sherralandmax@yahoo.com

knitting life together said...

I would love to win this book. I teach kindergarten and we visit a sheep farm, buy yarn, make our own knitting needles and learn to knit. Would love this book to read to the students. They all love to learn to knit and some of my former students are still knitting. It is wonderful for parents and the children.

fiberfrontlines said...

Looks like such a cute book, & what a great concept! Thanks for the giveaway, and congrats on your son's big achievement. As a mom of 7 & 5 year-old boys, it brings a tear to my eye. :-)

sbknit said...

How cute is that book! I simply love it!
buckets19@hotmail.com

Le said...

What a sweet book

Gina said...

That looks like a wonderful book! Thank you for the chance to win and for having such a fun blog!

Tam said...

Congratulations on your son's graduation - you must be so proud!!
The picture book looks fabulous - thanks for sharing.

grey like snuffie said...

Graduating children...so amazing...heart strings tugging, yet celebrating as they get ready to fly off. That book looks wonderful...so nice of them to share.

Helle Mikkelsen said...

Congratulation with your son, its a sepecial thing when our children are graduating.
Funny book, it is a great idea to have patterns to follow the storie.

Your knit looks great ;O)

kameliane on Ravelry

stephigordon said...

Oh what a darling book - I would love to win (I'm turning 40 this week, hint, hint) and I have a three year old daughter, Madison (yes, ties to WI), to knit for and share a beautiful story with. Please pick me! ( : Thank you! Love your blog! Stephanie stephi_gordon@yahoo.com

paws said...

Very cute! I bet my little girl would
love it. I'm paws on Ravelry, too.

barb said...

This book is SCREAMING my name. With 5 grandbabies under 7, they would love this book. And, my oldest granddaughter starts knitting classes this fall at the LYS. She would love to "wish" through this book.

Congratulations on your son's graduation. It is so wonderful to hear a mother speak of her child the way you do. I am blessed with 2 children who are grown and my best friends.

Thank you for this wonderful offer.

honeypumpkin said...

what a great post!
congratulations, and thanks for the giveaway!

Kris said...

Congrats to your family on the graduation, time goes by so fast doesn't it!

That book is so precious and it's nice to see sweaters for older kids.

Becky said...

Congrats to you and your graduate!

knitster-girl said...

What a cute book and sweater!! and congrats to you on the graduation!! Thanks for the give a way.

A Life of Knitting said...

What an adorable little book for a child. I just love the patterns at the end of the book. Thanks for such a great blog!

Thumperina on Ravelry

The Unraveled Librarian said...

This book looks very sweet, and very impressive for a self-publish! Ever since I was little, I always loved books with knit sweaters and dresses--surprise, surprise. ;)

cmwheeler said...

What an adorable book, and my in-laws live in Loveland which is such a cute town with great views of the mountains! Congrats on your son's graduation, as my son is just a baby I cannot imagine highschool graduation!

Thanks, Colleen
(colleen.wheeler@yahoo.com)

junglemama said...

congrats and the beauties comming from your hands!

this book looks lovely

Rhonda said...

I saw this book the other day at my LYS - so cute!!
All of my friends have little girls so I'm always looking for something to make for them. Thanks!

Rhonda/Rhondito

Carmen said...

What a great book something for the kids and the knitting parent to enjoy.
Love to see Graduates Congrats!!!!

Rav: csbrown

Denise said...

That books sounds so sweet! My girls would just love it and the patterns are great for Mommy :)

MadAboutMatisse on ravelry

Marilyn said...

What a great idea for a book. Why didn't I think of that?

Whitney said...

Wonderful giveaway!!! I have a little one that loves l oves loves to read :)

jaerrt said...

What a cute little book (and sweater). I'll keep my fingers crossed, but see if it will be released in Canada too ;-)

Kanani said...

Congratulations on graduating your first born. What a huge accomplishment!
I think the mouse pattern is absolutely adorable!

Kanani

Anonymous said...

The hoodie is lovely. I have 2 new grand nieces to knit for and Phoebe mouse looks like a great Christmas gift.

Luv your blog.
jvennie@library.wisc.edu

Jane said...

What a sweet book, that last photo reminds me of your photos of TC!And congrats on the graduation-the time flies....

Jane said...

Love the photos, looks like a sweet book!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely book, a book just for me and my granddaughter.
Ann A.

Caryn said...

what a cute book and the patterns look great too! congrats on the graduation too.
caryn

Missy said...

So cute! Congratulations to your son on his graduation.

Erin said...

What a sweet book! I am always looking for kids books that incorporate knitting and sewing. Having the patterns in the back is an amazing touch.

Anonymous said...

Love the book and the sweet patterns!!

Jill Pickle

Robin said...

Congrats to your son! You must be very proud. Love the sweater!

PghCathy said...

I saw this book somewhere & agree..it's adorable. Please pick me! (I know I'm not supposed to say things like that, but the book is too dang cute!)

Congrats to you & your son. I remember the day my Josh graduated - he did great, I was a tearful mess! My baby was growing up.

Susie said...

The book sounds darling and my granddaughter would love a copy, if I win, and if I don't, then I might buy one for her. I've knit her a lot and she is just turning 3 so I have many years to still enjoy knitting for her. A doll sweater to match would be sooo much fun, too!

BTW, Susie, I visited Imagiknit in San Francisco after reading your blog entry about it. My son recently moved to an apartment on Dolores St and it was just a few blocks walk for me to go to the shop. I loved it, needless to say, and my husband enjoyed it, too. We live on the East Coast, but I am a native Californian, and ex-SanFranciscan, so it was much fun to find my hobby so near to where my son lives. ;-) Susie

Colleen said...

I agree with all the others, you definitely don't look old enough to have a son graduating. Then again I don't think I'm old enough for 6 grandchildren. Time just keeps marching on. Love your books and patterns. Keep up the good work.

smeyer@sio.midco.net

emxlenie said...

i always love to hear about your kids! Totally awesome that your son is graduated now! What does he want to go to school for? It would be an awesome birthday present to win this book! i love the pattern and any books about mice or rodents as people!

emxlenie@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous book to have as a family heirloom. Very creative.
Robyn
BC

Connie said...

I have fallen in love with this adorable sweater and the book. I would love to win it.

Katie said...

Books and knitting, the perfect combo. My Mom is a preschool teacher and I would love to share the story with her and make the toys for her classroom.
Congratulations to Evan and good luck this fall.

Anne said...

The book looks adorable and I would love to have a copy! Congratulations on your son's graduation! I have a daughter graduating from high school on Thursday, too. It's an emotional time for us moms and I happy I have my knitting to calm me.

Amber said...

What a cute little book! I would love to share it with my daughter. (poeticknitter on ravelry)

Anonymous said...

I would love to have a copy of this book. It would be neat to knit everything and give it and the book to a special little girl after.

Jessica b.dubeau@bmts.bom

Anonymous said...

***Sorry Susan!

It's b.dubeau@bmts.com

Anonymous said...

***Sorry Susan!

It's b.dubeau@bmts.com

Trisha said...

Congrats to your son! I love seeing your knitting, Susan. Looks like a great book. Maybe I will get lucky.

Rachel said...

Congratulations to the graduate! The book is adorable - thanks for sharing a copy!

Anonymous said...

Too cute! I am teaching my 6 year old to knit and she is already addicted! Congrats on your son's graduation, such a huge day for everyone!

HeatherK said...

Too cute! I am teaching my 6 year old to knit and she is already addicted! Congrats on your son's graduation, such a huge day for everyone!

sara said...

What sweet illustrations and the patterns look adorable!

Susan said...

Another great giveway, with cute woodland creatures and knitting. Great fun

Anonymous said...

Best wishes to your son!

And I would dearly LOVE to win Phoebe's Sweater book! Thanks for the chance.


SittinKnittin

tammy said...

congratulations to your graduate!

what a great give-away! i would love to have this beautiful book.

Andrea Adams said...

Congratulations on the graduation! Good luck to him as he continues on his path :)

Annette said...

What an adorable book....Love it. Congratuations on your son graduating.

Andrea Adams said...

Congratulations to you and your son! Good luck as he continues down his path.

SaraDenise said...

Congrats on your "baby" graduating! I know I'm going to be a sobby mess when my first gets that big!

MaddyMazeStudio said...

What a lovely story. I would love a copy of this book.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the Grad!and the proud family! You think after the first one graduates it will get easier... each child has their own strings they tug... but it is so rewarding to watch them grow to adults...
Love the book... my granddaughter is addicted to books at bedtime.."just one more book,...please grammy". Thanks JZ

Bonnie said...

This is a darling book and I would love to have it. It's great that there are patterns included.

My youngest child graduated last week. Time goes by so fast.

joy said...

What a sweet book idea :) Thanks for sharing.
Joy (ravelry: otjoy)

Anonymous said...

Just did my swatch for the garter yoke cardi! I am knitting for my great grandchildren - they are not here yet, as both granddaughters are still getting an education, but I want my great grandchildren to have some of my knitting. The book about Phoebe would be perfect to put in with the knits!
I do so enjoy your blog. Peg

Leiana said...

What an adorable book! I would love to share it (along with some fun handknits) with my nieces. And congrats to your son. What an exciting time in life for him (and you)!

BlondiKnits said...

Oh, Suse, I so want that book! I have the world's cutest soon-to-be-three-year-old granddaughter, and I even have the yarn to make her a Phoebe's sweater! Sadly, her name is not Phoebe, but Nadia. Her birthday is in October, just enough time to knit up Phoebe's sweater. So pick me! Pick me!
BlondiKnits mdyerall at gmail dot com

Me said...

The book is adorable. I always love your blog about family, life and knitting.

Sheri said...

Congrats to your oldest on his graudation and to you and your husband also. Love the sweater and scarf. Mindless knitting, can't beat it sometimes. The book looks too cute, hope I win! ;-)

Sheri from KY
Momasly@yahoo.com

Dale,Lindsay and Shannon said...

Enter me I love this book.

Anonymous said...

My daughter would love that book. She took the egg/bird reversible to her pre-school show & tell and when I asked her what she told her friends about her toy she said, "my mommy yarned it for me".

Monique Wilson
moniquew on ravelry

Sandy W said...

Good luck to your son at college in Fall. I'm sure you'll send him off with a few scarves, etc. and some homemade treats.

Thanks for the contest; the book is soooo cute.

Sandy in Green Bay (swidiger@aol.com)

Misha said...

Congratulations on your son graduating from high school. What a flurry of emotions that day must have been for you. My son, my first born, my buddy is 4. :)

I adore this little book. I saw it on the Rav TNNA feed and I knew I must have it. :)

MishaMonet on Rav

Anonymous said...

What a cute book. The illustrations in children's books are the best. Cute patterns also.

Congrats on the graduation, my son (my last at home) graduated also. We are best of buds.

I can't get google account to work.

ndknitter

Rachelle said...

That is such a sweet wee book, would love to win it. Trying to teach my boys to knit

Theresa said...

Congratulations on your son's graduation. How exciting!

The book sounds very, very cute. My daughter is just getting interested in reading books and I love that it's about knitting!

Sarah-Dianne said...

That book is adorable! Congratulations on your son's graduation!

TeenKnitter on rav

chris said...

That picture of your son looks so great, it seems to visually speak what you wrote about him. My son is a year ahead of yours and home from college for the summer I missed him so much this year it is great to have him home. Them being all "growed up" is tough but I am over the top happy and so proud of him. Your May/June sounded SO BUSY - it's nice for you to have some personal knitting and a new children's book as a welcome change. Congrads on all of it, mostly being such a great Mom.

Tracey said...

Jack hopes his mommy wins this book for him and her to read at bedtime! Mommy hopes she wins too for the same reason!!!!

Mim said...

You are a sweater knitting machine right now! That book looks so sweet. Why yes, thank you, I would love a copy. Hee hee.

Amy said...

This book is so cute. I will be teaching my niece this summer and she would love it. knitterofhats on Rav

Flo Flo said...

My first grandbaby is due shortly. I would love to start knitting now.

Flo Flory

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your son's graduation. He seems like a very
grounded child and I am sure he will love his experience in college
next year.
I absolutely love the book and can't wait to find the book. I am
a long, long (40 years) knitter and
love the idea for the book. We have 12 grandchildren and I am knitting away all the time. We have 7 under 7 including 3 girls who love books and being read to. And my first love is children's books and of course my knitting. I
have enjoyed your blog for the last year when I somehow found it. You are a very happy and inspiring knitter!

Wendy said...

OOOH yes please my kiddos would love this!

maria said...

love the pattern!!!!! My daughters would look adorable the sweater.

Jessica said...

What a cute book, I'd love to make the mouse & sweaters for my daughter!

Jan said...

What a darling book and pattern. My granddaughter Addison would look adorable in that sweater. Now if you could just "give away" a few more hours to add to my day!!!

Cindy said...

What a super cute book! I would love to add it to my grandaughters collection. I would love to make mouse for them.

lindagerig said...

looks like a cute book. lindagerig@sbcglobal.net

Kerry said...

Congratulations to your son on his graduation! My first born graduates next weekend. I've been crying for the past week. He's super excited and I'm super sad. LOL

The book is too cute and I'm sure my youngest daughter would love to read the story while I knit the patterns! :-)

Lolo said...

I love coming to your blog weekly to see what you are knitting. It inspires me to knit more because I do love to knit but life sometimes gets very busy.
LaQuetha
laquetha@gmail.com

Heather said...

Susan~
Congrats on yor son's graduation! It is quite an experiance, my kids are very young, but as a school counselor I get to have the thrill of my"kids" graduation every year. Awesopme acomplishment!
The Phoebe books looks adorable and my 7 year old wanna be knitter would love it.

Paula said...

This sounds like the sweetest book ever! I can't wait to see it.

Jenn said...

What a sweet book! Even if I don't win, I'll have to look for that one for my little one.
And congrats on the graduation! A new chapter in your lives is beginning - how exciting!

knittinkid said...

Wow, I cannot believe how sweet this book looks! And those patterns are gorgeous! And congrats on your eldest graduating - what a big milestone for him and you!

knittinkid said...

Wow, I cannot believe how sweet this book looks! And those patterns are gorgeous! And congrats on your eldest graduating - what a big milestone for him and you!

Anonymous said...

Oh, such a happy/sad day to have children graduate and leave the nest. Would enjoy sharing this book with my twin gran-girlies...b

Laura said...

This books looks beautiful. My little niece would love reading this with me. She loves to come to Aunt Laura's house and dig through my finished hat box and pick out a new hat. Hope I am the lucky winner!

Laura said...

This books looks beautiful. My little niece would love reading this with me. She loves to come to Aunt Laura's house and dig through my finished hat box and pick out a new hat. Hope I am the lucky winner!

Laura said...

What a beautiful little book. My 3 year niece would love to sit and read this with me. She loves to come over to Aunt Laura's house and "dig" through my box of finished hats and take home a new one! I hope I am the lucky winner!

barb :0) said...

Thank You for such a wonderful giveaway !!!
I LOVE this book :0) It looks darling !!!
Congratulations to your son !! What a wonderful accomplishment !!!

Happy Summer to You :0)

Colleen said...

Congratulations to your son!!I love reading your blog. You have the best giveaways. Thanks for the chance to win!
Colleenmarie on ravelry

KnitPurlGirl said...

My daughter would go crazy for the sweater, the mouse and the book! Thank you for doing this!!

Cindy said...

What a beautiful book..and patterns to boot!

Congrats to your grad. What a great new adventure he is starting.

Cindy, Arrowfeather, ravelry

Jani said...

Thanks for the 'gift' - looks like a very cute book! Seems like just yesterday that our oldest had her HS graduation - of course, it was about 8 years ago . . . where does that time go??

flora said...

What a sweet book! You always have such wonderful goodies! Congrats on your son's graduation!

chowflora@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

That book looks absolutely precious! And the patterns... I think I've found a new gift to give to knitting friends. Also, I'm going to suggest to my local yarn shop owner/friend that she stock the books, I think they'd be quite the hit!

Andrea@Mikeal.org

Karen said...

Congratulations to the grad and your family. My step-son will be graduating next year. My older 2 are married and the eldest's first child (my first grandchild) is being christened on Sunday. Time flies - but I know you hold on to each moment in your heart. I'd love to be included in your drawing!

Julie said...

so cute! I would love this!
thank you for the giveaway

Julie said...

so cute! I would love this!
thank you for the giveaway

April said...

What a wonderful book! I really enjoy reading your blog and your book Itty-bitty Toys. Thanks for the give away chance!

April said...

The book looks so cute. I really enjoy reading your blog and your book Itty-bitty Toys. Thanks for the chance!

Peggy said...

Oh please, oh please pick me! It looks like such a lovely book!

And congratulations to the graduate!

Luann said...

Hi Susie!
Congratulations to your son on his graduation! Thank you for sharing the book. I have seven grandsons and one grandaughter, and I'm always on the lookout for a good children's book!

onescrappychick said...

Oh how lovely. My niece is going to be a big sister around Thanksgiving, and I'm looking for something special to knit for her as a "big sister" gift.

Katrina said...

A story with matching sweater patterns - what a great idea!

Sara in WI said...

OOOOH! Another lovely children's book with Knitting! I must get this book to go in my collection. How lovely of you to offer another giveaway...you spoil us, Susie!

Rosemary said...

Hello Susan: I have been reading your blog for years. There are many inspirations and I have knitted a few hats. I especially liked the "Olive you" hat. Next I hope to knit Shalom due to your wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing your family with us as well. rosevta@hotmail.com (blogless)

Kelly said...

Hi Susan! I would love to read this book to my new baby (born on June 3rd!).

Thanks,
Kelly
(KnitsbyKelly on Ravelry)

Maryjonono said...

Best wishes to your son as he prepares for college! Always a tough summer in our house, making that transition from high schooler to college kid!
I'd love a chance to win that book for my knitting daughter and her beautiful 12 day old son, Andrew! We all love you, Susan B. Anderson!

Stephanie said...

What a sweet book! I'd love to have it. And, congratulations to you!

Aislynn said...

That is such a cute book!!
The pattern looks like it would be a fun one to knit :)

Congrats to your son on his graduation!!!

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