Friday, March 25, 2011

Here's to Hannah

Edited to add on March 29th, 2011: The giveaway contest is now closed. No more entries are being taken at this time.

Hi Knitters,
First, I have to tell you that I instigated this giveaway. Some (not all) giveaways I host I do as a favor or I am asked by a publisher to promote their newest book. I feel so strongly about this talented young designer that I initially contacted Hannah to see if she would mind if I did a feature on her here on the blog. She then offered to provide a fantastic giveaway to include with my post. So with that being said, here it goes.

I have loved Hannah Fettig's designs for forever. She is incredibly talented with her knitting in both a serious and a playful way which isn't always a common element. Her book caught my eye as she burst onto the scene a few years ago. Hannah's book is titled, Closely Knit, and it is a comprehensive collection of patterns for all of the needs, people and places in your life including women, men, kids, babies, home decor, sweaters, accessories, toys.... It is a great book with clever patterns and it is worth your while to add this one to your library.

Hannah's blog is beautifully done with constant knitting inspiration, new patterns for download (check out her sidebar with downloadable patterns), and an insight into her designing life. I love popping over to Knitbot and I always leave feeling happy and wanting to knit. She is joyful. I love that. I would literally like to knit every one of Hannah's patterns if I had the time.

Some of her sweater patterns are the most popular sweaters on Ravelry with thousands of finished projects being posted. She has had great success and popularity with her cleverly constructed, clean lined, stylish but yet practical garments. Every one of her designs is something I would wear everyday. That is a rare find in a designer. Take a look at this and this and this and this and this! I love them all and more. Plus, she is one of the few truly successful indie designers out there. We should all be supporting that movement.

Aren't these absolutely gorgeous and fun? I am in love with these patterns and the yarn is some of the most luxurious and lovely fiber around from the Fibre Company.

Here is the giveaway being offered today from Hannah (look at the first photo):

To celebrate the release of my Woodland Accessories patterns, I’m pleased to offer the following giveaway:

- print and digital copies of all 3 designs

- 2 skeins of Canopy Fingering in River Dolphin and Obsidian to make the Swallow Cowl

- a knitbot project bag

Can you believe it? We are so lucky to have this offer today.

To enter, please leave one comment on this post that includes your Ravelry id or an email so I can contact you to get your mailing address. Please do not email me to enter. In a few days I will be selecting one winner.

Good luck! Don't miss out on this one, it is really special. Thank you to Hannah for offering the very generous prizes for you. Let the comments begin!

best, susie

p.s. I posted a new video on youtube last night. I will post more about it later here and on Spud says! but click here if you want a sneak peek!

p.p.s. Please read this post from Kristin Nicholas and consider.... Kristin's honesty is so refreshing.