Friday, October 05, 2012

Super-Size Fall Birthday Giveaway!

Hi, Knitters,
First, I want to briefly share two brand new interviews I did that were recently published. They both turned out great and I thought you might be interested. Here are the links:

Click here for the interview on Spin Artiste! 

Click here for the interview on Art or Crafts!

I have a great opportunity for you today. I am excited to offer a super-fantastic giveaway package for one lucky winner. To celebrate the fall season and my birthday today, I am offering a copy of each of my four books to one lucky winner! If you already have my books, keep reading to see what else is included in this giveaway.... you'll want to enter, just share the extra copies of the books with someone you love.

That means for this giveaway you'll get a copy of Itty-Bitty Hats....

Itty-Bitty Nursery......

Itty-Bitty Toys.....

And Spud & Chloe at the Farm!

Now, as I was planning this fantastic book giveaway with my publisher, I remembered that my friend, Kristin Nicholas, has just this fall released her gorgeous yarn again through Classic Elite. The yarn is now called, Color by Kristin. I used Color by Kristin (formerly called Julia) to make my favorite project in Itty-Bitty Toys.

The Princess and the Pea project is so much fun and really, in this yarn, it is a spectacular set for any child. It feels so sweet and soft and special.

I remember working on this set on a trip with my family. The kids kept telling me it needed more mattresses so of course I obliged. The stack of mattresses grew and grew and new rich colors of Color by Kristin kept getting added in. The set uses many colors of the Color by Kristin yarn and since Kristin specializes in color, you can't go wrong.

Anyway, I contacted Kristin to see if she would want to include her yarn in this giveaway because not only did I use it for one of my favorite projects in the books, you could use this fantastic worsted weight yarn for baby hats, toys, stripey baby sweaters, mittens, booties, blankets, and for just about any project in my books! This is such a squishy, soft and fun yarn to work with, you will just love it. It is also great for colorwork and striping.

Sure enough, Kristin got me in touch with Classic Elite and they offered a HUGE prize just for you!!

(photo of yarn from Kristin's blog banner)

Click here for Kristin's blog! You can buy her books (I have them all), sign up for her knitting retreats at her farm, and see her patterns and her pattern booklets for Color by Kristin - check out her blog sidebar for all of these links.

Here is the yarn information: 
Content: 50% Wool/25% Alpaca/25% Mohair

Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat
5 sts = 1" on US 7 (4.5mm)
Knitting Weight:

I am so excited to say that you get this huge sample pack of Color by Kristin along with my four books! It's such an amazing giveaway prize package. Yes, the winner gets all of the yarn in the photo above.  I'm not kidding.

Here is the exact yarn pack you will be receiving from Classic Elite Yarns! It's your lucky day.

What a day and what a way to spend my birthday, giving back to all of you! That's the best.

To enter to win my 4 books (if you have my books already just share one with a friend or keep a spare for yourself), and the incredible yarn pack of Color by Kristin, leave one comment on this blog post (please just post one time - I have to approve the comments so there is a delay from when you post to when you are able to see your comment on the blog). Please leave your email or ravelry id in your comment so I am able to get in touch with you if you win.  I will be back in a couple of days to randomly select a winner. 

Good luck and let the comments begin!
best, susie
p.s. Thanks for all of the "LIKES" on TC's photo. I really appreciate the support and hope that we win the iPad for our family from our orthodontist's office. Click here if you haven't LIKED TC's photo yet and would like to.