Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Knitting Everyday Finery ~ Book Giveaway!


Edited to add on May 26th, 2012: The giveaway is now closed! Thanks for entering and a winner has been selected. No further entries are being accepted.

Hi Knitters,
Today I have a wonderful opportunity for you. I am giving away a copy of the lovely Mel Clark's newest book. I have been a longtime follower of Mel and her knitting designs and blog. Her blog is wonderful and I highly suggest you take the time to check it out if you haven't yet. Mel writes an informative, knitterly and lifestyle blog with gorgeous photographs included. It is a treat.

Click here for Mel's blog, Slip Slip Knit.

Mel also wrote another book you may be familiar with called, Knit 2 Together, which was written with Tracey Ullman. You may get a kick out of the book review I wrote for Knit 2 Together back in 2007. Click here to see my review.

Now onto this new beautiful book, Knitting Everyday Finery. The projects really speak for themselves. Mel Clark is a stylish, comfortable, clever designer. I just love the way she knits, writes and puts things together. Her knits are right up my alley and I think you will love them, too.

Click here to see the book projects on Ravelry in one spot! The shawl on the cover is beautiful, it is called, Mrs. Lovechild, which Mel explains in the introduction. Each project has a brief story introduction which I love to read. The yarns Mel uses in the book are readily available. She is the former owner of a yarn shop and knows how yarn accessibility helps a knitter out.


This is the Everyday Cardigan knit in Cascade 220. I see this one is already quite popular on Ravelry.


The Daisy Dachshund is one of my favorites. It can be knit as a toy or as a pencil case with a lining and  zipper. Either way it is adorable. The construction is quite clever as well and the instructions are well-written and clear. This is Cascade 220 as well.


These striped hoodies, called the Family Hood, are cute, fun and practical. The hood comes in sizes for kids through adults. One for everyone and Cascade 220 is the yarn of choice. Doesn't everyone have Cascade 220 in their stash? I sure do. This book is perfect for Cascade lovers.


I love this reversible hat called, H@T. It is made in Koigu and this is the best part...


The inside is as good as the outside. I think this is a winner.


I love a whisper of a scarf made in Rowan Kidsilk Haze. How could you not? This one is called Lulu and it is gorgeous. I love this model, too.


Last but not least, Mel included these fantastic tights in this collection. I really love these tights. They are called, Tangerine Tights, for obvious reasons. They are made in Koigu Premium Merino. I simply adore tights..... TC would look so great in these tights.

This is a terrific knitting book by a smart, lovely, seasoned and talented designer. I am a big Mel Clark fan. You don't want to miss any of her work and especially this collection. The book includes, hats, mittens, gloves, fingerless mitts, scarves, a shawl, cowl, a croissant bag, a tam, beret, slippers, shorts, socks and tights and even more!

Click here to see the book on amazon! 

To enter to win a copy of Knitting Everyday Finery, please leave one comment that includes your rav id or email address on this blog post. I will randomly select a winner in a day or two. I will then contact the winner to gather a mailing address and send it to Mel Clark herself. She will then get you your book!

Good luck and let the comments begin!
best, susie

432 comments:

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Jackie said...

I love the tights too! I look forward to making those hoods for my daughter and I this fall!
JJ1216

bitsy8 said...

Rav - sueh
Would love to add this book to my knitting library. Several of the patterns would be great and help me work on my stash.

Marilyn said...

Would love to knit from this book!

ravelry: mnance1948

Lacey said...

That shawl on the cover drew me right in to this book! :D venutianbeauty on Rav

Marianne said...

I was not familiar with Mel Clark, now I am itching to get a copy of her book! Thank you for suggesting her blog, will defiantly check this out! Would love to win this book also!

Marianne said...

I was not familiar with Mel Clark, now I am itching to get a copy of her book! Thank you for suggesting her blog, will defiantly check this out! Would love to win this book also!

pattytrish said...

Great looking book! I'm in for it!

D said...

Oh, I would love to win this! Those tights are amazing.
Danielle.alkire AT gmail.com

Michelle said...

What a fabulous book!! My girls would LOVE those tights, and I love the hood, too!! Rav id: stitchywitchy

Rae Lynne said...

what a fantastic book - thank you for the review! I love that Dachshund - especially as a pencil case!! How fun and creative is that?! :)

Rae Lynne

Elyris on Ravelry said...

I love the tights too and the bag and the dachshund is so cute. He'd be good for storing knitting tools;-).
Rav ID - Elyris

Kepanie said...

What a perfect time! I've been checking out this book since I've been seeing its cute projects on Rav.
I love those striped hoods and the reversible hat. Man, those tights are amazing.

margo momma said...

i want to knit everything!!!!

margo momma said...

i want to knit everything!!!

knitterbeader said...

OMG!! I love the striped hoodies and can see where I could knit oodles of them for Christmas and "other" giving this year. I want!
knitterbeader on Rav

Sandra said...

I love the dashchund!!
My rav id sandrabaroni

remmy said...

Such wonderful patterns. Oh and I was able to understand how to make a reversible hat as I looked at the pictures of the patterns on your blog.

Those tigts are just absolutely adorable too.

ravelry ID: remmy

Andrea said...

I especially like the dog in this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sheri said...

Love the Everyday Cardi and Family Hood.

noodledogknits said...

I love classic shapes and styles with just a slight modern twist.

Theresa said...

What a great book! Crossing my fingers!!

starrynight11 on rav

Aristi Dounia said...

Those tights are truly amazing!! I'd live to win!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful and creative.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful and creative.

rebekah said...

This is a designer I hadn't come across before - glad I have been introduced and would to win the book! rebekah@scruffian.com

Fibercrafter said...

Such great patterns - lots of gift ideas. Thanks for the chance.

Knitschmidt said...

*possibly a duplicate comment! I hit an error message. :)

I have Knit2Together and it's one of my favorites. This one looks great, too! Pretty sure ALL of my kids will want the hood.

Rav ID knitschmidt

madebyknitschmidt at gmail dot com

Sara said...

There are some pretty classy garments in this book! I'd love a copy!
Sara

survivor (Rav)

Kieran Andersen said...

Oh my!! Every pattern is super cute!! I think my fave is the reversible hat.

Kieran on Ravelry
Kieran64@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Wow, what great projects. I can see myself knitting this book from cover to cover!
Carol
caknowles@mac.com

Elise said...

My first knitting book was Knit 2 Together and I loved it. I love these tights and have been tempted to make a pair for my daughter. Heading up to Madison this weekend to see my son!!

Elise said...

My first knitting book was Knit 2 Together and I loved it. I love these tights and have been tempted to make a pair for my daughter. Heading up to Madison this weekend to see my son!!

GynnaB said...

what a fab collection! love all the projects, the hard part would be choosing the first one to knit!

gynnab

gynnab(at)gmail dot com

Alicia Johnson said...

I follow her blog, and am in love with her style. I would love to win!

Savannagal said...

What a cute collection of patterns. I really like the hoods. The tights are cute, but sadly they wouldn't look very good on my old body. Cute though! Thanks for the giveaway.

LB said...

will definitely check out this blog!
Ravelry ID: Loyzi

Sharon said...

I just love the reversible hat. Please enter me in the drawing.

Ravelry ID
craftysbs

Tara said...

This book has been on my wishlist! Thanks for the giveaway!

I'm chavahadaughter on Ravelry.

Tiphanie said...

Oh my gosh, how cute is that Dachshund? Love it! I'd love to win this book; thanks for the great opportunity!

My rav id is purplemama.

Jill C. said...

I can't imagine knitting tights. Then again, maybe I can imagine knitting them for my 3 year old, hehe. On my way to check out her blog... rav id: nmujillybean

Amanda said...

I love the hoods--I think my whole family needs those!
Rav ID: QuiteCool

Cambria said...

I'm a huge Cascade lover, and I love to see other people designing with it :) And yes...I have tons of 220 in my stash.

Amanda said...

Love the hoods--my whole family needs those!
Rav ID: QuiteCool

phyllis said...

Being a Doxie owner, Daisy certainly caught my eye! Her designs are lovely and this would be a great addition to my new knitting library.
pscutt1220@gmail.com
daylily1220 on Rav.

Anonymous said...

I love her patterns! Beautiful book, I would love to win!

Christine
Zoeynicole on rav

Shannon said...

Great book, and I love the orange tights as well. It's all good!

skyeaton@insightbb.com

ElishaC said...

Those all look so lovely....and I simply must have those tights!
ecram on ravelry

Fruitful Fusion said...

What a lovely giveaway! I'm a crocheter but I knit too! I love your sock patterns! After discovering circulars and continental knitting I've loved trying out new stitches. This book would be lovely to work from!

I'm FruitfulFusion on Rav and my email address is: fruitfulfusion@live.co.uk

Velda said...

Would love to win this book. I enjoy everything you recommend.

DebrafromMD said...

Love the projects in this book. Rav name is DebrafromMD.

Lisa said...

rav- likelisa

I love knitting books, and the patterns look really nice!

ElishaC said...

Those all look so lovely....and I simply must have those tights!
ecram on ravelry

Velda said...

I would love to win this book. I have enjoyed everything that you recommend.

vjferguson@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I actually visited her store in Santa Monica! First time I was ever offered tea upon entering a knit shop and they were drinking out of real china!
I was young and shy so I said no thank you kendraja

Liz R said...

Gorgeous book! I love the knitted hound - I wonder if my beagle would like it?

I'm lizandjuan on ravelry!

Debbie1085 said...

It seems like an interesting book to add to my knitting library! I will have to stop this store when I am in Santa Monica!

I'm Debbie1085 in Rav....

Debbie1085 said...

It seems like an interesting book to add to my knitting library! I will have to stop this store when I am in Santa Monica!

I'm Debbie1085 in Rav....

Evelyn said...

Love this book ... I would be happy knitting any of these patterns. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm projectstashEL on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

Love the blue scarf! I would love to knit that for a holiday gift!
Jennifer
jenb69 on ravelry

adodds said...

So hard to resist a great knitting book. I'll definitely be checking out her blog. The Everyday Cardigan is super cute.
Skibum on Rav

adodds said...

So hard to resist a great knitting book. I'll definitely be checking out her blog. The Everyday Cardigan is super cute.
Skibum on Rav

omgennie said...

I would love this in my book collection. I am a doxie lover and so is my daughter. Love the model featured as well.

alyddall said...

Those patterns look fabluous. Pick me! alyddall on ravelry.

Lisa said...

Love the shorts and will pick up the book if I don't win one,

PghCathy said...

Count me in for the drawing. The Everday Cardigan is as cute as can be.

omgennie said...

I would love this in my book collection. I am a doxie lover and so is my daughter. Love the model featured as well.

memphish said...

I love the shawl on the cover and all the things that cover your head. A great looking book.
Ravelry - Memphisholli

jan229 said...

Looks like a very good book! jan229

jan229 said...

Looks like a great book!

Barbara said...

I love the dachshund!! :) bvermillion8274@gmail.com

Becky said...

What a fun book!

Becky (gathersnomoss)

Karine said...

Great book!

rav ID: taffywduck

Jennifer said...

I am houndiesmom on Ravelry, and, like everyone else, would like to win the book.

Debby said...

I love the hats, and the shawl, and the tights. What a great book. I have her other one, Knit 2 Together.
Debby, aka knittingrandma on rav

Le said...

Love that cover pattern. I see it in dark purple for the office.

Charlotte said...

Oh my, I just love that cardigan! I'd love to make it for myself. And the daisy dashund is soo cute!

yarnsandtales at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

What beautiful patterns! I'll definitely be checking out her blog. Thanks as always for the fun giveaway!

dinahsmommy on Ravelry

Kathy said...

This book is in my Amazon shopping cart right now! Hmm...maybe I'll win it instead? :)

sassykrafty on Ravelry

snowflakesonourtongues.com said...

Oh, I HAVE to have those tights - in love with them!
ravelry id : snowarcher

Louisa x

v1998 said...

Looks like lots of fun. Love the tights. I am actually tempted by that.

Anonymous said...

wow this book looks amazing!!!! Think I will have to purchase it if I don't win.

rav - mommytofive

Zenitude (formerly Wooly Knits n Bits) said...

What a wonderful discovery. I will take the time to read her blog over the week...sounds so interesting! I would love her book! It has so much that would suit me, I don't think I could pull off the shorts and the tights but every thing else I could!
Rav: zenitude

camby said...

Lovely book! I've been following Mel for a while, thanks to you :)

Kristin said...

What a lovely book!.. thanks

luckystarr826 said...

Love the little dog! The tights are adorable too! Thanks for sharing!

Luckystarr826@aol.com

Kristin said...

What a lovely book! thank you

Kristin said...

What a lovely book!.. thanks

Judi A. said...

This is the first I've seen this book and would love to win it and see it in person.

Zowmom on Ravelry

Maryanne & Duke said...

I just reserved this book at my library. It would be awesome to have a copy of my own!

wil4ds on Ravelry

Stacie (Rav id) said...

I love the H@T hat...

Anonymous said...

This book looks so good!! Can't wait to see more:)
kmacmillan2003 on ravelry

stephigordon said...

What a lovely book! I'd love to knit the Everyday Cardi! Thanks for the chance to win! Stephanie (indigodogmt on Ravelry)

Anonymous said...

I loved her first book and this one looks great too!

Rav Id chainoffools

debd94 said...

I need this book! I have to knit the daisy dachshund because it looks like my dachshund Jessie. Thank you for the giveaway. debd94 on Rav

Unknown said...

Love the hoodies. What a clever idea.
Ravelry: mparish

Unknown said...

I love the hoodies. What a clever idea.
Ravelry: mparish

Hind DP said...

Thank you for a chance to win this, it's a beautiful book. The cover shawl is my favorite.

Rav Id: mamamustknit

Kristi said...

Everything looks wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!

KLCknit on Rav

zbyszko said...

Cute patterns!

Ravelry: zbyszkoknits

Tully Family said...

I'd love win! My raverly I'd is tullyfamily

Natalie said...
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Mama H said...

OMG Dachsund heaven!
RavelryID: MamaH

Mama H said...

OMG Dachsund heaven!
RavelryID: MamaH
Thanks, Susie!

jstultz50 said...

Me Me please for the book drawing!!

Thanks
Ratch

Kathy02125 said...

I've been drooling over the patterns in this book for awhile now. Love the short sweater and the cover shawl. Thanks for this opportunity!
Rav ID Kathy02125

Elizabeth D said...

Love that sweater! And the dog! Pick me, pick me!! Ravelry name is BadInfluence.

Elizabeth D said...

Love the sweater! Love the dog! pICK ME!

Emily said...

Beautiful patterns, I would love to win a copy of the book!

Kristy (Rav: KricKnit) said...

This looks like a fantastic book! Thanks for the heads up - if I don't win, at least I know what my next knitting book purchase will be! :)

Rhonda said...

Those tights are too cute!

Thanks for the giveaway!
Rhonda/Rhondito

Monica said...

Oh, those tights! I adore those tights! Especially in tangerine. I must make these.

Rav ID: monikita

Megan said...

Wow! What a fantastic collection of patterns. If I don't win I will gladly buy this one.
Thanks for a heads-up on such a lovely book!

Sugarlaneknits on Rav

Kelsie Butler said...

Oh what a lovely book! I would love to win this. Every project I see is one I would love to make. you have such awesome giveaways! Please pick me! Thanks :)

Rav ID: soonerknitter

Kelsie Butler said...

Oh what a lovely book! I would so love to win this. You have such awesome giveaways! Please pick me! Thanks :)

Rav ID: soonerknitter

Marta said...

I was just thinking about this book! Another great giveaway, Susan. Thanks!
Rav: sbync

Marta said...

I was just thinking of this book! Another great giveaway, Susan. Thanks!
Rav ID: sbnyc

Lois said...

What a wonderful collection of patterns. How could one choose which to try first?

Anonymous said...

I thought the patterns were great. Loved the tights! I'd love to win,I can't afford to buy. Too poor due to love of yarn.

Lisa-Marie Haugmoen said...

Really love the patterns. Love the tights!! I would love to win this book!!

Lisa-Marie Haugmoen said...

Really love the patterns. Love the tights!! I would love to win this book!!

Renee W said...

Love the everyday cardigan. I enjoy visiting Mel's blg. What a treat it would be to win this book.
reneew0560@gmail.com

Renee W said...

Love the everyday cardigan. I enjoy visiting Mel's blg. What a treat it would be to win this book.
reneew0560@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What beautiful patterns. I would love this giveaway!!

Ginger said...

Lovely book!

Rav ID gswart

Anonymous said...

Rav - HPknits

I love the Everyday Cardigan and Daisy!

karenlambert@cox.net said...

Beautiful patterns. Would love this one!!!

Jaimee said...

I love those tights- so amazing!
rav id JaimeeLee

Francie said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.
Francieos (Rav ID)

Bethany said...

Great patterns! Would love to win!

chathamgrad on rav

Bethany said...

Great patterns! Would love to win.

chathamgrad on rav

Helen said...

I love those tights! I wear them all the time when it is cold. That cardigan looks like a winner too!

I am LakeviewChica on Rav! thanks

Diana said...

I've checked this book out of the library and love everything in it. Would love to win my own copy -- thanks for the giveaway!

Mom2o on Ravelry

Gloriane said...

I love that sweet dachshund! What a cutie!
Gloriane (rav ID)

Ruth Colville said...

I love the cardigan, the hoodies, the scarf, the....
Thanks for a chance to win this great collection.
muttiruth on Ravelry

Gloriane said...

I love that sweet dachshund! What a cutie!
Gloriane (rav ID)

Sheila said...

This looks like a great book.

SheilaOKeefe on Rav

Anonymous said...

Theresa. Count me in. Love family hoodies.

emilou said...

Fun! Tights!

emily.gunyou.halaas@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Such wonderful designs in this book. Would love to have it for myself.
ravelry: from-indy

Rachelle said...

I love many of the patterns, but the tights are the coolest!
sewsable on Rav

Lilea said...

I love, love, love this book! Thank you for the kind giveaway.

Unknown said...

Such wonderful designs in this book. Would love to have it for myself.
ravelry: from-indy

Lilea said...

I love, love, love this book! Thank you for the kind giveaway.

pobear79 said...

I love the reversible hat, looks like a great book!
Rav ID - pobear79

Anonymous said...

The cardi and Daisy look great. I would love to have this book! Allie1 on ravelry

mountain girl said...

I would love to tackle some of these projects! Thanks for the offer.
mia@pocoleon.com

kathy said...

This looks like an excellent collection of patterns.

ravelry id: KEP

Anonymous said...

RavID atareen love the scarf but adore the sweater... It is very shape friendly

AnnEdith said...

Knit shorts! My mom knit me some pink ones in the late 60's! AnnEdith on Ravelry.

Kristi said...

I have her first book and loved it. I would love to have this one too. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Oh what a great book!

rav id Luvsknittin

Kristi said...

I have her first book and love it. I would love to have this one too.
Thanks

Carmen Nuland said...

I love the patterns in this book - especially Daisy Dachshund! Thanks for the chance to win!

Holli Yeoh said...

Those tights are wonderful.
HolliYeoh (Rav ID)

jackie.craig@comcast.net said...

I love the hoods! They'd be great for my nephew and his fiancee!!

Jesse said...

Wow, love all the patterns!! But especially the reversible hat!
I'm oocha on Rav.
Thanks!
Jesse

Vicki Maynes said...

You have introduced me to so many new and wonderful yarns, websites, products, designers and now you've done it again with this book! I can so see myself knitting several of the cardigans and hoods for Christmas gifts.
My Rav ID is VickiMaynes!
Thanks Susie!

knitterlydesigns said...

I love this book. It is such a unique collection.

knitterlydesigns on Rav

Mary P said...

Pick me! Pick me!

jmpoole@rogers.com

karenmoran said...

Oh... they are all lovely. I can see my Christmas list shaping up!
Rav - karendroege

karenmoran said...

Oh, they are all lovely! I can see my Christmas list shaping up!
ravelry: karendroege

Jaya said...

LOVE it and wld love a copy!

Small and Moody said...

Okay, lots of great patterns to choose from here but The Daisy Dachshund is the very first one that I would love to knit up right away!!!

Cecilia said...

Thanks for spreading the news, I didn't know Mel Clark and now I'm going all through her blog like crazy!

RAV wenlita

kim v. said...

the everyday cardi looks like it needs to be knit for christmas!! would have to knit 3....plus one for myself! beautiful.
kimmer56@juno.com

Teresa said...

Love the reversible hat for winter!
Trwhip is ravelry id

Lucy Chen said...

The Family Hood is definitely a favourite. I should make 4 for the whole family!

Anonymous said...

I would love to add this book to my collection.

Rav ID Lynn12345

Julie said...

Wow, this books looks wonderful! Already added it to my wishlist. These are my kind of projects: unfussy, but still interesting to knit. Thanks for introducing me to it (and for hosting the giveaway!)
rav id: loveelamb

PurlingPenny said...

Love Lulu...... would like to hear the story. Wouldn't it feel like a major accomplishment to actually knit tights?

PurlingPenny on RAV

Robin said...

What inspiring projects! I love the reversible hat.

Anonymous said...

I love Mel Clark! Those tights look amazing!
joonepah (RavID)

GerryART said...

There are FOR CERTAIN three projects that I want on my needles NOW!!!

This designer, Mel, was on my Rav comparison list yesterday while I was searching for a shrug pattern. Now, your offer for an opportunity to participate in your giveaway.
Is it the Fates at work in some manner?

Rav - GerryART

Rachelle said...

I love her too! I would so wear those tights.

Rachelle (Rav ID)

Hamms said...

I love this book! The daschund(!) and the tights(!) are so awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

Rav ID: joonepah

Erin said...

Everything looks so awesome! I love the patterns.
rav id - eelopez

brooke said...

Those look like some really fun patterns!

brookeali(at)hotmail.com

cookalotje said...

Love the dachshund! I would love to win!

Kristen said...

Love the dog pattern!

Rav ID is ekcj0709

Anonymous said...

I too love the tights! Would probably make the hoods for walking the dog in winter. Have a good stash of Cascade 220 all ready for the project.
busymom07755 on ravelry

Xisse said...

Elegant looking book and beautiful patterns. Especially those tights. Would love to have this giveaway!

Xisse said...

Elegant looking book and beautiful patterns. Especially those tights. Would love to have this giveaway!

Xisse said...

Elegant looking book and beautiful patterns. Especially those tights. I would love to have this giveaway.

cookalotje said...

I love the dachshund! Sure, I'll take the book!

cookalotje said...

I think I entered twice. I had some problems with my computer. If I did, please disregard the 2nd entry, and this one!

Malin said...

My 8-year-old daughter would love that dog pencil case! And I love the everyday cardigan. Thanks for the chance to win :-)
My Rav id is Malin

love2stitch said...

Who does not need a pair of knitted slippers - love the Shiraz slippers! love2stitch (on Rav)

Anonymous said...

Adorable line! I love the hat! I can't begin to think how to do that!
Rav: krys5797

Kerry (Kurpitsa) said...

I would love the book!

Anonymous said...

So many pretty things but the everyday cardigan is the top hit for my darling daughter. :-). Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Suzie.
Rav: TipsyToes

thewalshfam said...

I love the dachshund and the family hoods! Thanks for sharing this fun book!
Katie
Rnmama

Toni said...

Cool projects, hope I win

Toni said...

Cool projects, hope I win!

Suzanne said...

I have Mel Clark's Knit 2gether book and love it but this one looks like it may top the charts. I found myself adding things to my queue as I read your post. I'm so glad you reviewed her book.

Will Knit 4 Ewe said...

patterns are unique....loved the cardigan....Christmas is coming, and 17 yr old granddaughter would love it.....very nice book....

Anonymous said...

Wow those tigfhts are amazing!!!
Love the cardigan as well, everything pattern looks like something someone I love would like :0)
Love Mel x x
womaninashoe on rav

cindy said...

Would love to win this book. Thanks
Cindy
cseery72@gmail.com

cindy said...

Would love to win this book. Thanks
Cindy
cseery72@gmail.com

pixiewear (on ravelry) said...

I adore Mel Clark! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathleen said...

Love all the patterns and would love this book. I have "Knit 2 Together" and immensely enjoyed reading the commentary.

ravelry id: schorknit

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