Friday, February 25, 2011

A Fun Mess

Edited to Add: The book giveaway contest is now closed, March 1, 2011! No further entries are being taken!!

Hi Knitters,
I have piles and stacks and boxes and bins and shelves and cubbies..... and they are all filled to the brim. Here is a quick run down of my knitty mess.

Above is a sock yarn designed by my buddy, Kristin Nicholas. I got this two years ago from Kristin at TNNA and have just started some socks. It is called Best Foot Forward in the Berry Cobbler colorway. The yarn is a treat and the colors are definitely all Kristin. As I knit I keep the ball band up so I can see it as it has Kristin's artwork and signature right there. I love that.
TC has been busy knitting preemie hats for a charity knit on the Itty-Bitty Knits group on Ravelry. She is pretty excited about it. She has one more on the needles.
There is that second Zauberball sock from The Wool Cabin.
I have piles of finished projects. Here we have the Spud & Chloë Fine striped socks I've mentioned several times before (no pattern is available!). The finished Zauberball sock, and my latest top-down baby cardi that will be available as a free pattern on Spud says! any day now.
Loads of Blue Sky Alpacas Royal (it's way better than cashmere) and Spud & Chloë Outer. I'm not complaining.
There are several boxes and envelopes of goods from my publisher, Artisan Books, to give to the students in my Spud & Chloë at the Farm class this weekend.

Hey, I put the project photos up for Spud & Chloë at the Farm on Ravelry if you'd like to see a little bit of what's inside. Click here to see the projects!
This box is huge and it is stuffed full of goodies from Spud & Chloë and Blue Sky to pass out at the class. I love giving fun things away so this will make me very happy.
Speaking of which...
I am giving away two books today. The first book is Cowl Girls by Cathy Carron and the publisher is Sixth & Spring. This is a great little book full of cowls of all sorts, big, small, short, tall, long, cabled, colorwork, stitch patterns, hoods, wraps, chunky, etc.
This is actually Cathy's daughter modeling. That's cool. She has modeled for Quince & Co., too.
Great photography and lots of good, quick and doable projects equals a fun book to own.
I have been a fan of Cathy's work for a long time. She is often published in Vogue Knitting and lots of other knitting magazines.

Now hang on...
I have a second book to win today as well!

This second book, Entrelac, by Rosemary Drysdale is another winner. I listened to Rosemary on Marly's Yarnthing podcast awhile back. Rosemary is just wonderful. (I just saw Cathy Carron was on there, too. Click here.)
This book shares entrelac stitch patterns like I have never seen before. It is just beautiful and well-done. What a resource.
Have you ever seen anything like this? I haven't.
There are gorgeous entrelac patterns, too. They are graceful and beautiful.
There are garments, scarves, bags, vests, wraps, and much more. It is an incredible collection.
I mean look at this leaf entrelac pattern. The book is a keepsake for your stitch library at the least and at the most you will love making the patterns, too. It's a good one.

Okay, here's how we are playing today! There will be two winners, one per book. Leave one comment on this blog post (please do not email me, you have to get on the blog and leave a comment). In your comment please leave me the following information:
- your rav id or email
-which book you would prefer either Entrelac or Cowlgirls or if you don't care which one you win!

I will pick the winners in a couple of days.

Have fun! Good luck!
Into the weekend I run.
best, susie

375 comments:

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Bonney said...

Kristen's sock yarn is delicious; I'm going to have to find that soon! I'd like to win the entralac book. I bought the Cowl book after (over)hearing 2 gals talk about it in Starbucks at Vogue Knitting Live. Can't wait to receive my new Spud and Chloe book!

Dagny said...

I can't believe this!! I've been lusting after Cowl Girls for the longest time and would love to have it :) I love your blog, my favorite entries are when you share your new favorites of this and that.
jennypieproductions@yahoo.com

tammy said...

wow! what a generous give away!
tyeatts
maddgriffsmom@gmail.com

cowlgirls

Linda said...

Beautiful books for the giveaway. I would be happy to win either one. I am amazed by the entrelac. I had no idea you could do so many different designs.
ljgreenlaw on raverly

Rachel R. said...

Would love to win the Cowl Girls book!

RachelKnits on Ravelry

bridget bosch said...

LOVE the piles of yarn & projects & goodies & books!! Would love either book...

you're the best!
mbridget on rav

Rachel R. said...

Would love to win the Cowl Girls book!

Britni :) said...

Oh, I would love to win the CowlGirls book. It has been on my wishlist for awhile and I just have not bought it yet.

Ravelry name is beewing

I can't wait for the new Spud and Chloe book. I live on a farm and am anxious to knit all those animals for my baby girl!

FiberGeek said...

I would love either book. I am FiberGeek on Ravelry.

FiberGeek said...

I would love either book. I am FiberGeek on Ravelry.

Theresa said...

I would love to win either book!
I am cocoanut1001 on Rav.

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan, I purchased Itty Bitty Hats two months ago. I have become addicted to knitting those precious hats. I am a beginner and was so thrilled when I could do something other than rectangles. I have had three new babies in the family, so guess what I am giving for gifts. It has been so much fun. The new mommies are so excited when they open baby's gift. Your book has opened up a whole new world for me. Now I just have to get it back from my Daughter. Ha Ha! I think it would be a real hoot to win the Cowl Girls book. bu2321@comcast.net

Becky said...

Oh love to see TC knit baby hats for a good cause. I saw the Cowl Girls in the knit picks catalog today...would be awesome if I won it. my rav name is becks031979. Have a great weekend.

Batman said...

oooo cowl girls looks awesome! thanks for the giveaway!

Kepanie said...

Woo hoo! Can't pass up a giveaway by Susan. I think I would like to win the Entrelac one b/c I haven't tried that technique before.
Sweet, sweet TC knitting up those charity caps for preemies. I hope my daughters are as generous and thoughtful and creative like her.
I love your mess, Susan. It's the best kind of stuff.

justthreadtwiddling said...

Oh, what fun. I love seeing other peoples projects. I know you are proud of all your kids but that knitting is wonderful!
My Rav id is jeaniebabb as is my twitter name.
I would love to win the book on Entrelac

Anonymous said...

both books are on my wishlist...I'd love either one. andibrown@msn.com

Sara said...

Hi, Susan! All of your projects look fabulous, as usual. I can't wait to start on the Farm Knitting, myself! Both of the books look fantastic but I would especially like to unravel the mysteries of Entrelac. Have a great weekend!
Sara

(Survivor on Ravelry)

Susan said...

Would love to win the cowl girl book..truly enjoy your blog..so inspirational
Susan..scrill@neo.rr.com

KCina said...

Hi Susie...I'd love either book. Can't WAIT for Spud & Chloe on the Farm...glad the book release is earlier than expected! Have a great weekend!
~ Kathy C (Oregon)

Susan Mezzatesta said...

Cowlgirls is on my wishlist!
SuuzzeeQ
smezzatesta1@cogeco.ca

Susan Mezzatesta said...

Cowlgirls is on my wishlist!
SuuzzeeQ on ravelry
smezzatesta1@cogeco.ca

LJ said...

i would love either book but would probably prefer the entrelac book. soo neat!

libbi-ilyse on ravelry

hangin' on by a thread said...

I would love either book....knitgirl72 on Ravelry.

Knit Sam Knitt!!! said...

Cowlgirls is the book for me! What a great title. Thanks for another giveaway!! Ravelry ID -smallandmoody

Courtney said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win either book! Top choice would be Cowl Girls, though, as I'm on a cowl kick this winter.

Knit Sam Knitt!!! said...

Cowlgirls is the book for me! What a great title. Thanks for another giveaway!! Ravelry ID -smallandmoody

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! I've been wanting the Cowl Girls book for ages! That would be my first choice. :) I love the little baby cardi and your striped socks too. The baby hats are adorable! What a special girl to knit those! Off to work on my charity hat project. samm@ravelry

Anonymous said...

I'm really interested in the entrelac book; I've never tried it. However, I would be happy with either!

Thanks for another great contest!

Sarah
SarahLiz82

Elizabeth said...

I would love the Cowl Girls book. I've looked at a friend's copy and have been thinking of getting it ever since.
Thanks so much!
Elizabeth

Dana KBS said...

Hi Susan--looks like you are having fun with pretty patterns. If I win I'd love the Entrelac book. Thanks for the giveaway! Dana

Julie said...

So excited for Sunday! Peeked at the projects on Ravelry and they are so great.

glongley said...

I would love ether book, love to try new things. galesknits@gmail.com

Anna said...

I want both of these books, but I might want the entrelac one more. I've been meaning to learn the technique for ages. I hope I win. Thanks for the giveaway!

camby said...

I'd love to win Cowl Girls! thanks for the try!

jenquilts2 said...

oh, I'd love either book! The pictures look gorgeous.

Melanie said...

cowlgirls has been on my wishlist. :)
mellypea

Nicole said...

Great books! I would love to have either one!

nicoleaw@hotmail.com

Courtney said...

I forgot to include my email! Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love either book -- they both look awesome!

ahandfuloftime[at]gmail[dot]com

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

I am a cowl girl for sure! Love them so much, can't get enough of them. Entrelac would push me out of my comfort zone and encourage me to try something new and challenging. But Cowlgirls is first choice.
woolyknitnsbits(at)live(dot)ca

Mary said...

Oh I so want to learn entrelac! Mary hiptobeme on Rav <3

Sara said...

What amazing books, I'd love to win either of them. Keep up the beautiful work, it's always a joy to read about what you're up to. Thanks!!!

JFibers said...

Great books once again.... no need to enter me this time around but I just wanted to let you know that it's so nice of you to have give away!
Thanks!

Rae Lynne said...

Wow - what terrific books! :) I love them both and really would enjoy either - but I've never done Entrelac before and that book looks like the perfect way to start! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Susie! I would love to win Cowl Girls. It has been a rough couple of weeks and winning this book would really lift my spirits! Thanks for your generosity and kindness. Ramona (ramonagasper@yahoo.com)

Marilyn said...

If I had to choose, it would be Entralac because I have been itching to try it.

Stefanie said...

Rav id: stefaniegr
I'd prefer the cowl book!

Kathy said...

What a sweet give-a-way! Thanks for introducing me to both of those wonderful books. I would love to own either! Thanks for the opportunity.
ksiemsen@lisco.com

zwergenzwirn said...

I'd love to win one of the books, not really important which one as I have to have both!
ravelry ID: zwergenzwirn

Diane said...

Hello! I just wanted to say I just finished making the giraffe from your itty-bitty toy book. It'll be on display for a baby shower I'm giving tomorrow.
Anyway...I'd love to win a book!
dianamjig

Jill said...

Great post - such beautiful knitted items. I would love to receive either book; my ravelry name is Sheepish1too.
:) Jill

Pat Salvatini said...

I would prefer Cowl Girls since entralac scares me.

plynn on Ravelry

chris said...

Would love to win "Cowlgirls" what awesome title.

EBL said...

Hi Susan,

I would love to win cowl girls.

I am VirginiaGrace on ravelry...I've friended you.

Thanks for the giveaway!

robin said...

Decisions,decisions...love them both! I guess I have to go with Cowl Girls. Thanks for the opportunity.

Lucy said...

All the cowls are beautiful, and I'd prefer Entrelac. The entrelace patterns look challenging enough, that's the way I like it. ravelry: catmilc

Carrie said...

So fun! It's been awhile since I've knitted and what great inspiration this would be to start a fun project! I would love to win either book but CowlGirls would be a great book for some fun projects! Thanks so much!!!

Carrie said...

Oops...forgot my email...
carriemartin2@comcast.net
(comment from Carrie)

Megan said...

Oh, the entrelac book seems really nice. Thank you for such a fun giveaway!
sugarlaneknits on rav

Anonymous said...

I would love to win Cowl Girls, entralac scares me!
Melissa
m_melnychuk(at)yahoo.com

Karis said...

Mmmmmm, that Entrelac book caught my eye in the latest Knit Picks catalog. I'm Parisska on Ravelry. Thanks for such a nice giveaway!

Creative Design said...

Cowl Girls is on my "to buy" list! One day soon I am going to try the Spud & Cloe yarns. Mostly, I can't wait for your new book! My needles are at the ready! Thanks for another great give away.

Sheila

szachariae@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I have been wanting to get both of these books so don't really care which I win, however if I had to pick just one it would be the entralac book. I have been wanting to learn how to do that.

moniquew on raverly
wilsonfam_98@yahoo.com

eugenie funes said...

hi
how ! this is amazing crazy i must dream give away and knit and at the same time how wonderfull
merci encore une foi
Eugenie from Montrèal

Francie said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Both books look great and I'd be happy winning either.

Francieos - ravelry

Faith said...

I would like either book.

And I pre-ordered your Spud & Chloe on the Farm book today! Once I saw the Ravelry projects, I couldn't resist. And in other news, I have a 5-month-old daughter, and we take monthly shots of her in front of the giraffe I made from your IB Toys book. It's so fun to watch her grow in proximity to it!

(my rav id is introvert)

Valerie said...

I would love to win the Cowl Girl book. I have picked it up several times at JoAnnes, but haven't purchased it yet. There are many patterns in the book I would like to make. Thanks for the giveaway.

Annied said...

Love the little kitty (2/23/11post.). Either book would be great!

Allyson said...

OMG! That entrelac book looks amazing! I love entrelac and would LOVE that book! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

aanderson said...

I would love the cowl book.
Thank you for the chance to win.
Rav ID aandersonmi

Leticia said...

Any book! What a giveaway.

Rav id : knittingmommee

Becky said...

Love your sock using Kristin's yarn.

Thanks for hosint a giveaway. I'd love the Cowl book. They'd make some easy and quick gifts.

rmvandy on ravelry

Kristin said...

I would love the Cowlgirls book to fuel my winter knitting! Rav: bostonbeagle

pookie said...

oh...i would love to win the entrelac book. what beautiful patterns. thank you for this great giveaway.
pookie1717@hotmail.com

Jani said...

That entrelac book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jani said...

That entrelac book looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway, Susan - I'm really looking forward to seeing 'Spud & Chloe on the Farm"!

Donna S. said...

Ooo, would love either book! So fun!

Pauline said...

Just trying my first entrelac project. I love it. The patterns in the book are amazing.

dothemathpc is my ravelry name

the Entrelac book.

Bonnie said...

I'd love either book. I just finished a Zauberball pair of socks from the Wool Cabin and oddly enough I made a pair of toe-ups from the same yarn that you love with the great illustrations. Only two pair I have ever made.

Anonymous said...

Hi

Great stuff here !
Entralac looks very interesting and such fun colors.....Kristen's yarn is so beautiful. Can't wait til Spud & Chloe is in my hands, think I will start with the barn!

Gma-coog

Jane said...

Cornell77 on Ravelry

I have always wanted to learn entrelac. But the cowl girl book is
also on my list. So I will leave it
Up to you.

And the sock yarn is beautiful (just
In case you want to share!)

Jane Epstein
Mjk57@cornell.edu

MamaMidwife said...

I don't know if I could pick one. I think I'd choose Entrelac because I've never done it before and would love to learn.

Raven id MamaMidwife

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I would love, love, love the entrelac book!! Thank you for the opportunity.
brickstreetbungalow at gmail dot com

Judi A. said...

I love the colors in that sock yarn you started using. Love the band on the yarn, too. My choice would be the book on Entrelac. I have wanted to try it forever, but just haven't found the motivation and courage. I know that book would give me both. :-)

Zowmom on Ravelry

Theresa said...

Oooo...that Entrelac book is to die for!

rav id: awsmrn2000
e-mail: awsmrn2000@yahoo.com

Cutzi said...

Mmmm.. have had my eye on the Cowl Girls book.

I'm inspired by your socky-ness.

justinandcutzi(at)hotmail(dot)com

Carmen said...

Would love either of the books.

Rav: csbrown

Thanks

amymerry said...

A beginner knitter who loves Spud & Chloe and your designs would LOVE to win Cowl Girls. Thanks for the chance. Happy weekend to all!

Barbara said...

I'd love to win the Entrelac book. I've had my eye on it for a couple of weeks. I took a class from Gwen Bortner on knitting in both directions just to use when doing Entrelac. My Ravelry handle is "knityid."

PurlingPenny said...

As always Susan you've such wonderful things happening both on and off the needles. I'm waiting patiently for my copy of Spud and Cloe on the Farm to arrive. Boy those pre-orders seem to take for ever. It's because they are like that proverbial watched pot. I'd love to win either of the books you're offering. ...... especially the Interlac.... I must learn how to do this.
pbmorrell@shaw.ca

~RaenWa~ said...

The pattern in the Spud & Chloe book are so cute. I would like to be entered for the Entrelac book I picked it up at the library after learning Entralac last month & there are some great patterns in that book.

Modisch Schreibt said...

I couldn't agree more with everyone else. The sock yarn is soooo beautiful. I really love the bright colours ! Your giveaway is fabulous and I am so excited for it. The Entrelac book looks so intriguing and I would love to start some myself !

Ravelry ID:ModischStrickt
Book: Entrelac

Strickbombe said...

i've had my eye on both those books so i'd be chuffed to win either (i'm actually more interested in your book, but i've already got that pre-ordered).
bloepper (rav id)

Esther said...

wow, what great giveaways! I love the Spud and Cloe book, the cat is my favourite! I am very much looking forward to the little baby cardigan being available.

my ravelry id id

hetty24tigger and e-mail hetty24tigger@yahoo.com

either book would be a great win!!

jane said...

I would love either book. They look so awesome! Kristen's sock yarn is awesome too! Thank you for the opportunity! janelowe@gmail

Elise said...

Wow! I just love your giveaways! I love both of the books but probably would prefer the cowlgirls!

Elise
knittingknot on ravelry or eoconnor1@everestkc.net

Anonymous said...

Another great giveaway, always worth a try! I'd like either book. Thanks for always giving me such inspiration and a great read! Otterkin on ravelry

HappyKnits said...

I'd love to get the entrelac book! Awesome giveaway!
leahtrineer at gmail.com

Barb T. said...

Although both intriguing, I'd prefer Cowl Girls!
Thanks Susan!!!
barblt99@yahoo.com

teresa said...

What a wonderfull give away!
I love both books.

teresanasci on ravelry
teresa.tricot@gmail.com

Pixiewear (ravelry name) said...

I have never tried entrelac, but that book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

Marti said...

Congratulations on the new book, and thank you for another wonderful giveaway. Either book would be welcome at my home :-)

Hugs,

Marti (MadMartiKnits on rav)

Julia said...

Wow! It looks like fun at your house! The giveway looks wonderful! Either book would be a great addition to my knitting library! Have a great weekend!
:) justjulia on rav

Marti said...

Congratulations on your new book! Thank you again for another generous giveaway. Either book is welcome in my home.

hugs,

Marti (MadMartiKnits on rav)

Carisa said...

I would love Cowlgirls!

thefunkyhouse@gmail.com

as usual, a great giveaway!

pat said...

I would love to get the Cowl book. Its been on my wish list this season. Can't wait to make things from your new book! Must be great fun to be the gift fairy!
patroth - rav id

Anonymous said...

Would love to win either one.
But If I wont, I'll buy them sooner or later, for sure ;-)
Laura
masila1712@yahoo.it

thanks!

annemarie said...

Wow I would love either book - both sound great.

Anonymous said...

LOVE Cowls. Made a number of them this winter. They are easy to transport when commuting. Would love some new ideas! Thanks for being generous with both your creations and stuff.
Sue (sdoyle1313@comcast.net)

ctexas said...

What luck I have been looking and trying to decide when I could purchase Cowl Girls book for a while.

It would be great to win.

Thank you for the chance
ctexas@charter.net

ellen.perry said...

Love yarn by Kristin..
I would love the enterlac book but would be thankful for either one...
Ellen

Anonymous said...

Love the Kristin yarn...Would love the entralac book but would be thankful for either one...
Ellen
perry.family5@verizon.net

Jennifer Dunham said...

Well.....I try to win stuff all the time and never do but I am going for it again! I love the Cowlgirls book! I have had so many friends request I knit them a cowl this year and have run out of ideas! This book would make a snowy day at home knitting even more fun!

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

I always thought I wanted CowlGirls, but after seeing glimpses of Entrelac, I think I really want that one!

What a wonderful array of yarn colors you have around your house right now!

Valerie
rav ID: valeriechristine

Patti said...

oldgoatwoman on ravelry

Entrelac would be a fabulous win because I want to learn that knitting technique next. Susan, thank you for another great opportunity!

Stephanie said...

Hi Susan! I'd love to win the Cowlgirls book - had my eye on it for awhile now but too many projects to finish first!
courcy@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Hi!

Thanks for the give-away! Any book is great!

jillpickle

steph said...

just when I think I can't possibly NEED more sock yarn, you show those beauties!! :) Would love the entrelac book--how creative!

steph said...

just when I think I can't possibly NEED any more sock yarn...such beauties you show!! And the entrelac book looks fabulous. Would love it!!! :) Thanks for sharing your creativity--look forward to all your posts!

Edie Schmidt said...

They are both great books!! I wouldnt care wich one I won! Ravelry ID is Jeweledfrog

Anonymous said...

What I really wish for is a spot in your class but I would also love to try the entrelac technique so that book would be great. If you would sign it i---that would be the best
alwulff@comcast.net
Andrea in TN

Jamie said...

Wow, what a great giveaway. I would love to win the Entrelac book. It looks like such a great resource.
jmharnar[@]comcast[dot]net

Sabra said...

Rav id - Sabrab
or sabrabas@gmail.com

Free stuff is always fun. Participating in a class must be great maybe one day. Anyway since I have CowlGirls I'd love to win the Entrelac book. Thanks

amy said...

Eww - I'd love to win the entralac book, I'm currently knitting (among other things) a Lady Eleanor and I love it.

thanks
alounsberry@cox.net

Ashli said...

Hi! I found you on youtube initially. I am a beginning knitter and love the idea of building my reference library for when I have moved beyond a basic ribbed pattern :) Love the books! Thanks for sharing your great talents.

Anonymous said...

I'd prefer the Cowlgirl book. My d-i-l loves cowls; I love making them for her.
MAinMN on Ravelry

Renee Anne said...

Oh Susie, I just love knitting books...so, I don't really care but I'm probably more attracted to the entralac book, if only because I like stitch dictionaries (that way, you can make them to fit your wants/needs).

~ Renee (renny1780)

Angie said...

Hi Susan,

I'd like the Cowl Girls book. I already own the Entrelac book and love it. i also can't wait to get my hands on your new book.

Thanks,
Angie

balsama said...

Would love to win either book. Wish I lived closer so I could attend your class. Waiting for the on line classes!

Ravelry: balsama

balsam11@hotmail.com

Paula said...

Hi Susan! Both of these books look amazing, but the one I'd really love to have is the Cowl Girls book!

messiahkitty on Ravelry

~ Paula

PAK said...

I would love to have the Entrelac book for my knitting resource library. Both books look so rich with ideas, it's hard to choose.
pakoss0414@gmail.com

PAK said...

Hi, Susan. Both books look like rich resources, but if I had to choose, I'd like the Entrelac book for my knitting library. Thanks for doing this.
pakoss0414@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Cowlgirls, please!

tamb on Ravelry

Poetic Knitter said...

I actually have a skein of Kristen's sock yarn in the exact same colorway. I haven't decided what I want to knit with it. Both books I want to buy so winning either would make my day. My ravelry id is poeticknitter.

Lisa said...

I'd love Cowlgirls but will be delighted w/ either! Thanks for the generous giveaway - lisambarrett@att.net.

MSiirala said...

Both books look gorgeous. I love the pics you posted on rav can't wait to get a copy of your new book.
Siiralam@gmail.com

andrea said...

I have been itching to try Entralac. I've seen so many beautiful FO's on Ravelry. And I love Cowl's! Hides all that aging hangy neck skin while making you look beautiful and showing off your talents at the same time. Which book for me? You pick! Thanks for this wonderful give away!
Andi W.
Ravelry- KnitAweigh

Anonymous said...

Hi there! Love seeing all your projects!
my Rav id is MommaJude
I'd love to get the cowl book!!!

beckyrae@charter.net said...

love your giveaways! cowlgirls looks awesome!
beckyrae@charter.net

susie said...

I have always wanted to learn entrelac. It looks fascinating! I would take the Entrelac book off of your hands.
manzo1051@comcast.net

Rhonda said...

Oh Susan, this whole post has me drooling. Blue Sky Royal is one of my new loves. I don't know that I've ever used a yarn that is so enjoyable to work with.

And those two books? Both are right up my ally. I have a new obsession with cowls - I'm about to start a new one with Blue Sky Worsted - and I actually teach Entrelac classes at my LYS! I would love to add either book to my shelves!

Rhonda / Rhondito

melonkelli said...

What lovely books and yarn. I love self striping yarn -- it just makes me want to knit anothe few rows!

barb said...

Just pre-ordered my Spud and Chloe Farm book. CAN'T WAIT to get it. LOVE the sock yarn of Kristen Nichols. Yummy. Would love to win either giveaway. Both books have called my name, but, haven't bought them yet. Thank you for sharing and doing the giveaway.
blyerke1@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful giveaway.
- Meghan V
vantine.meghan@gmail.com

Mamacass said...

I love your blog and all the beautiful pictures. I would be happy to win either book!
-Cassie
scrappnb@yahoo.com

Wish Fulfilled said...

Awesome giveaway! I would be happy to win either book!

wishfulfilledkknits@gmail.com

Lisa said...

I'm bettychuck. I love Best Foot Forward. I've knitted several pairs of socks with it. I would really love to get the Entrelac book.

Betty.chuck.ll@gmail.com

Lisa said...

I'm bettychuck. I love Best Foot Forward. I've knitted several pairs of socks with it. I would really love to get the Entrelac book.

Betty.chuck.lp@gmail.com

tresa said...

Would love to win!!

Regina said...

Oh how I would love any of those boxes to show up on my doorstep! As far as the books, I'd probably prefer the entrelac, but I would really like a Spud & Chloe on the Farm! ; )

hanihoney36 on rav

Dawn said...

The CowlGirls book looks lovely. My Ravelry ID is Dawnm89us

Your blog is so inspiring for me. I love when you share your favorite links and such.

I have been unable to knit for over a year due to issues with my migraines. In the past month I have finally been "back in the game" and all of the time I've spent reading your blog is helping in many of my purchases.

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! Both books are on my amazon wishlist, so I'd love either one!
My ravelry ID us CraftyTxGrrl.
Ty!

Carolknits said...

Ph, Wow. I would love to win a copy of Cowlgirls!! I have 5 granddaughters who love wearing cowls and the idea of such beautiful patterns boggles my mind. Thank you!
Carol Ann

Laurie said...

I pre-ordered my copy of Spud and Chloe at the Farm yesterday on Amazon! Can't wait 'til it arrives! I'd love to have either book! My friend ordered the Cowlgirls book and it is awesome...and I just found an entrelac pattern that I am wanting to try!! Can't wait for the pattern for "Hello, Baby"...my newest grandbaby is due any day!
nama6 on ravelry

Valerie said...

I wouldn't care which one I win....it would just be a treat to win something! ;) Can't wait for your new book - I spent all of my Christmas gift certs on Spud & Chloe. 12 hanks - ah, bliss!

valeriebee@comcast.net

Katie B said...

Both books look so fun, I've never done Entralac and all the pictures I've seen of the Cowl patterns are amazing. Thanks for entering me!

PS. I love the best foot forward yarn, I am definitely going to have to pick some up soon.

Katie B said...

Both books look so fun, I've never done Entralac and all the pictures I've seen of the Cowl patterns are amazing. Thanks for entering me!

PS. I love the best foot forward yarn, I am definitely going to have to pick some up soon.

My email is kmb0807@gmail.com

DHB said...

Love the first sock yarn pic! I have both of these books on my wishlist. I hope I win one.

~Ve said...

What a great give-away. If I win, I'd like the Entrelac book.
VCR on Ravelry.
Thanks!
VCR

Tiffany said...

Thank you for another great giveaway!

Ravelry: Tiffany85

Marilyn said...

Oh boy! Another fun giveaway from Susan! I would love to win the Cowlgirls book! I can't seem to make enough cowls and scarves this winter! They are fun, quick projects. Thanks for sharing! The new Spud and Chloe book is on my wish list on Amazon. :o)
marilyn820

mike said...

WOW! I picked up my knitting needles after many,many, years. The first book I purchased was ITTY BITTY HATS.It was so helpful and easy to understand for and oldie newbie. I would love to win COWL GIRLS. The other would be too much of a c
hallenge. Thank you, Marilyn
marilynmanente@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I'd love to add the Entrelac book to my library, but either one would be a great reference!
ravid: ceweller
Awesome giveaway!

kdy12570 said...

Wow, gorgeous pics!! I'm so addicted to knitting books, it's crazy--it's hard to choose one, but if I had to pick, I would say I would most likely knit something out of Cowl Girls before I have a chance to do a bigger project in the entrelac book (darn grad school gets in the way of knitting!). Thanks for the chance of winning :-)
Princesspeanutsmommy@gmail.com
Rav ID princesspeanutmom

Kimmie said...

Ooh, can't pass up a wonderful giveaway like this. The piles of yarn look so wonderful. I'd love to win the cowlgirls book to knit up some presents.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I would love to win the Cowlgirls book please! And thank you for the sneak peeks at your new Spud and Chloe book- can't wait!
Ali (loopylil on ravelry- lowercase important!)

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway. I'm fairly new to knitting so I would love either of these books. Thanks for doing this!
kmjva@ntelos.net

Katie said...

No joke, I was looking at Cowl Girls on Ravelry while reading your blog post coincidentally. Meant to be. I would love either book, they are both on my wishlist. Thanks Susan!
ktmay12 (rav)

Anonymous said...

both books look gorgeous but i'd prefer cow girls!

can't wait for spud at the farm to come out!

benessi in ravelry

Caryn said...

I'd love the Cowl Girl book. And Kristen's yarn is beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Jodee said...

Would love the cowl book if I am so lucky to be picked.
Jods on rav.

Catalina said...

Oh my goodness all those pictures look like heaven! it's so inspiring, I want to knit it all :)
If I was lucky enough to win I would love any of the 2 books, Thanks for the opportunity!
theyarnkat on rav

Leslie said...

I would love the Entralac book. It looks fabulous.

Ana said...

Hi!
My e-mail is anahuron@gmail.com and I'd love to win the Entrelac book!
Ana

Leslie said...

The Entraclac book looks fabulous. I would love to win it.

Brooke said...

Both books look wonderful and I would love either one! It is so generous of you to have the giveaway. Thanks!!
yaffe@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

LOVE that sock yarn and have to find some! The new Enterlac book is on the top of my wishlist, it looks so amazing! The Cowlgirls book is already in my libray, and well used.
KathieR on Rav

Melanie said...

Just love these 2 books, the giveaway and can't wait to get my hands on YOUR new book. Does it get any better than this? Knitting heaven. Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

I live in a village in Southern Ontario but am currently wintering in Victoria BC. Friends took me to see Seattle and while there I visited a Barnes and Noble Bookstore. There was one copy of Itty Bitty Toys on the shelf. When I left, there were none on the shelf. I owned it. I can hardly wait to start on some of the very sweet projects. Would love to win a book.

Anonymous said...

I have seen Cowl Girls - wonderful book! Would love to win either book. Thank you!

Kay M.

kimrknits said...

kimrknits on rav...and oh I would love the cowl book!! but would also like to try to stretch my skills with entralac...sign me undecided!! kim

Greengirl said...

I have both your give away books and they're great. Entralac is not difficult when you use this book. Great instructions. I would love to take your class Susan, buy you are too far away for me. Can't wait to get the book. Is it available now???

Your mess looks like my mess and I intend to spend this snowy day tackling it and whipping it into shape.

Knit on....

Sue said...

I love your giveaways. I would love to have the cowl girls but would be happy with the entralac as well. I am Suzi4554 on ravelry.

Paula said...

I'd love the Enterlac book as I already have the Cowl Girls book. Thanks for all you fun posts,ideas and giveaways.

I'm Paula5 on Ravelry.

TwinMamaLinda said...

The Cowl book looks great, but the entralac book is exciting! That leaf pattern is stunning! I would be thrilled to win either! My amazon pre-order of Spud and Chloe on the farm is taunting me - can't wait to make a barnful for my kids!

Keep it up - love seeing all your gorgeous knitting. I am a L&D nurse and we appreciate those hats more than TC can imagine - especially ones that are so lovely and made with such love.

RavID = twinmamalinda

Carol said...

Oh boy! Another opportunity to win more knitting goodies; YAY!! I'd like to win either; like them both!

auntiecarrot on Ravelry :)

Ellen Bishop said...

I'm knitting my first cowl right now and would love CowlGirls!!! I love all the emails from you!

Sue said...

I am so ready for "Cowgirls"! Bring them on!
Sue
grammysueandpop@comacst.net

Sue said...

Bring on the "Cowls"! I am ready and waiting.
grammysueandpop@comcast.net

Sami said...

You have the greatest giveaways! Thank you so much! I'd love either book.

foofymonkey on ravelry

Theresa said...

I'm just finishing the Camp Hoodie Swatch Hat (started it last night). Fun kit.

I would love either book. My Ravid is gonetobeach66

Maureen said...

I have been making cowls so I'd love Cowl Girls.

Martha O. said...

When will WE be able to get Kristin's sock yarn on our needles??? Love your give away--hope I win one.

Anonymous said...

Oh Susan what a wonderful load of fun the class looks like.I so wish I could be there as well.And the giveaway too,how fun.I would LOVE to enter for the Entrelac book.And Thank you so much for all your wonderful updates,idea's and of course your wonderful designs,I so love your work.Thanks so much.Heatherkmnw(Ravelry id)

The Alaska Venhauses said...

Once again, your projects inspire me. Can't wait for your new book to be available. With grandbaby #1 on the way, I have plenty of motivation to make cute play items!I'd love the Cowlgirls, if I'm chosen.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your generosity! I've been wanting to learn Entrelac for some time now, and this book can really help get me started. My Rav ID is snuffles.

Thanks and please keep on designing your wonderful designs!

Jan said...

I'd love the entrelac book. I've knit one entrelac scarf and would like to learn more about the technique.

StephaniePlum on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to learn Entrelac and that book has some beautiful patterns, so I'd love to win it.

Thanks for the chance!

Kathie

ksnull@npacc.net

Christine said...

Revelry ID: Knitticulous
Email: Christine@bearbottomdiapers.com

I would love the Entrelac book... If i win will you sign the inside? WOW!
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

The leaf entrelac is so unique!
rav id atareen

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