Sunday, February 10, 2013

Double Alana Dakos Giveaway!


Hi, Knitters,
All photos in today's post are provided by Alana Dakos.

I am back today with another double giveaway! The giveaway today features one of my favorite designers, Alana Dakos. A short while back she released the children's book called, Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf. I pre-ordered my deluxe set immediately. This book is a children's picture book that tells the story of a child wanting to learn to knit and how she does just that. At the back of the book there is a knitting instruction section to teach a child to knit. The story is sweet (it is based on Alana's experiences with her own young daughter) and the illustrations are wonderful. 

Here is the description from the website:
About the Author
Alana Dakos is a mother of two and a hopelessly obsessed knitter. She produces a unique line of knitting patterns under the name of "Never Not Knitting" and is the co-author of the 2011 hit Coastal Knits. As a former knitting instructor, Alana has enjoyed teaching countless children to knit as well as her own six-year-old daughter, who helped her with this story. Check out Alana's pattern line, blog, and knitting podcast at NeverNotKnitting.com
About the Illustrator
Neesha Hudson is a freelance illustrator living with her husband in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally from Maine, she studied at Ringling College of Art and Design, focusing on children's book illustration. She now spends her days caring for her beautiful baby girl and drawing everything from knitting needles to nursery art. Find more of Neesha's illustration work at NeeshaHudson.com

The Deluxe Edition Gift Set includes paper dolls (my favorite thing!), stickers, the hardcover book, and a puzzle. It all comes in a neat and tidy box. The set is high quality and just fun and clever! I love everything about the set.

I'll tell you how to win your own deluxe set for Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf at the end of the post!



That Alana is a speedy one as she has now released another collection called, Botanical Knits, and it is simply lovely. She offers twelve gorgeous designs inspired by trees and foliage. Included are fingerless mitts, mittens, cardigans, sweaters, hats, a scarf, a shawl and socks. As always, each project is thoughtful and meticulously designed, Alana is a master. I especially love the cardigans and sweater and would love to knit them all.

Below are some important links for you about Alana and the Botanical Knits collection:  


Here is Alana's description of Botanical Knits and the details on how you can order:

Botanical Knits: Twelve Designs inspired by trees and foliage incorporates the natural beauty of plant life into twelve garments and accessories. Included in the twelve are four sweaters for every occasion, a stylish cloche, a matching pair of textured socks and mittens, and an elegant leaf-bordered wrap. Each botanically inspired piece offers both charted and written pattern instructions that are easy to follow and fun to knit.
Purchase the ebook today OR pre-order the printed book HERE for $22 plus shipping at BotanicalKnits.com.
The book is scheduled to arrive in May, but everyone who pre-orders the printed version will receive a complimentary e-book to download right away. This will allow you to get started on your favorite projects while you wait for your book to arrive. As an additional “thank you” for pre-ordering the printed version, I will include a NEW, EXTRA botanically inspired pattern along with your book shipment.

These Spring Foliage Mitts are so sweet and fun. I love the leafy motifs throughout the book.


Autumn's End is an allover lace pattern sweater with clever shaping panels tucked into the sides. I am planning on knitting this one up soon. It's just beautiful. 


The Twigs and Willows cardigan is my personal favorite in the book. It is a simple, classic cardigan with a single branch and leaf motif in the yoke. The cardigan is knit in pieces and seamed and the yarn is Shelter by Brooklyn Tweed.

Alana is an incredibly talented knitter, designer and pattern writer. You will love this leaf-inspired book! 

I am excited to be able to offer you a giveaway from Alana. You have a chance to win the book version of either Botanical Knits or Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf - the Deluxe Edition Gift Set. Please leave one comment on this post to enter. You must include either your email address or ravelry id so I can get in touch if you win. I will collect your mailing address so Alana can mail the books directly to the winners. Please only enter once, there is a delay in the posting of the comments so please be patient.

There will be two winners randomly selected, one for each book. Also, in your comment please let me know which book you would like or if you would love either book.

Good luck and let the comments begin!
best, susie

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Kerry (kurpitsa on rav) said...

I'd be so happy with the Botanical Knits book. Looks wonderful!

Elaine said...

I would really like the Botanical Knits book by Alana. Leaf Peeping is one of my favorite things to do.
Thank you.
eblim01@yahoo.com

Melanie Arnold Bosco said...

Morning Susan! Thanks for this opportunity. I would love, love, love either of these books.
Melanie
Rav Id maashrink

Ber said...

Such a great give away Susan! I love Alana's designs too.
bee30 on rav

Melanie Arnold Bosco said...

Morning Susan, I would love either of these beautiful books. Thanks for the opportunity.
Melanie
Rav id maashrink

Erin Mcdonald said...

I have been a listener of the Nevernotknitting podcast from the beginning. Alana IS amazing and her collections are so enticing. You have written a beautiful review of her most recent books! I am 19vesperstreet on Ravelry and Twitter.

smozerose said...

I love them both but I don't have a little one to teach so I would dearly love to win the Botanical Knits, the projects are stunning!
Rav ID: smozerose

Jennifer Edwards said...

What a wonderful offer to wake up to! I would love either, but be especially excited to win Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf! Thank you Susan!

Jennifer Edwards
Rav I'd Drawn2Knit

Anonymous said...

Double Yum!

Kate Gerringer
Jgerringer @verizon.net

Jessica said...

I think Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf is so cute and I would love to win it
JaneBG1923 on Rav

Pamela Nees said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the offer, Susan! I would love the Swiss Cheese Scarf book!! Looks very sweet...and I'd love to read it to my granddaughters!

Lucy said...

What a giveaway! Either would be amazing to have!

Pamela Nees said...

AND of course I forgot my email...

pamelanees@gmail.com

sorry...

Anonymous said...

I'd love both books!
But as one of the knitting volunteers at St. Jude. I can imagine sharing the Swiss Cheese book every week.
Thanks for the opportunity.
Jio

Jaci said...

I would love either book! Thank you :)

Jaci said...

Forgot my Rav name
Packerfan

martha said...

Both wonderful looking offerings. the botanical book is so delicious. marthab on rav.
Btw-I am so enjoying the itty bitty toyd book. currently doing the reversible lion/elephant. I did the giraffe in your craftsy class.nice!

Anonymous said...

I would like to have the botanical books, but the children book would also be a treat!
Coutrem on rav

Jen said...

Man... LOVE her stuff. I would prefer Botanical Knits, but I'd take the children's book with no hesitation too!

Amber said...

Wow, both of those books look wonderful. I'd be thrilled to win either!

rav id: amdezo

Anonymous said...

I would love to win either book. The patterns are beautiful! I teach kindergarten and have taught my students to knit, that is always a adventure but they love it and love knitting picture books.
I love your blog.
Kate
kateco49@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful patterns yet again. I would love to see them and try them out.
pharklein97 on ravelry

sjanova said...

What terrific patterns in the new book. And my great niece, who gets many of my FOs, is almost 4 -- just the right age for the little girl book. My niece is a new knitter and I suspect her daughter would love to imitate her.

sjanova on Ravelry

Elise said...

I would love the Botanical Knits book. Stay warm!

knittingknot on Ravelry

Elise

Anonymous said...

Ana Maria (aka rav Magicfibers) I would definitely take on the cardigans in the Botanical Knits. This is the first time i have found one that I felt I wanted to knit. Love the designs.

pixiewear (ravelry name) said...

wow! both books look gorgeous! i especially love the botanical knits one, tho', so just add me to that hat, please. thanks for such a fun contest!

Mary C. said...

I would love to have the Botanical Knits book. It looks like Alana has done a wonderful job. Thanks for the opportunity!

Rav id mcknits

Aggai said...

Both these books sounds like a joy to have, love this give-away:)

Ravelry ID: Aggai

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the give away. I would be equally excited to win either book.
I could use Annie in my work and would love to knit all of the patterns in Botanical Knits for myself and my daughter,
Miriam rav id busymom07755

cecilia said...

Pleeeeaaaasssse let it be me. I would loooovvvvve either of these books. I have already taught my 8, 11, and 13 year old how to knit so I think I would go for the Botanical knits but I have a 3 and 1 year old as well so maybe.... Thank you for the great blogging and giveaways. Email is cecilia.moore6@gmail.com

Wendy said...

What lovely pics! I would enjoy either book.
rav id = nendy

cecilia said...

Ok, I think my comment was lost. But if it wasn't sorry for the repeat post. I would love either of these books. I have already taught my 8, 11, and 13 year how to knit so I think I would prefer the Botanical knits. But I also have a 3 and 1 year old so I guess I would take either. Great blogging and giveaway. Email is cecilia.moore6@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Simply put...Stunning! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Anonymous said...

Oops forgot my rav ID to the "Simply put...Stunning" entry -
Johalley on Rav

Fátima said...

Lovely patterns. Interesting book.

ElishaC said...

Both books look amazing, and I would be thrilled to have either one. I love my copy of Coastal Knits, and Alana's designs in Botanical Knits look even more exciting (if that's possible). I also have a young daughter who is wanting to learn how to knit, and she is also really into the paper-doll type books where she can dress the characters. Either of these books would be a huge hit in our home. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
ecram on ravelry

Ontario Dunlops said...

I would love to read this book to my Grandson...Whenever we visit he asks me about knitting..He really wants to learn.....only 3.5....but someday for sure... I read to him on video as he lives on the other side of the country...but really either book would be a very welcome edition to my library....
KnitNannyRuth

Ruth Colville said...

I love this chance to win the Botanical Knits book. My 5 yr. old granddaughter loves her Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf book. (We are enjoying it together.) Thanks, Susan and Alana.
Ruth

ginad said...

Thank you for this opportunity to win a book by the talented Alana Dakos! If I should win I would like the Annie and the Swiss cheese scarf!
Gina
Ravelry id: triknittyacres

aggie325 said...

I am a huge fan of Alana's work, and have used several of her children's patterns for gifts. I would love to receive her Botanical Knits collection. The sweaters are all beautiful, making it hard to choose a favorite. Crossing my fingers!
diann325@gmail.com

Unknown said...

I would love to win Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf!

carlynetz@gmail.com

Ruth Colville said...

Thank you for a chance to win Botanical Knits. My granddaughter is loving her Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf that she got for Christmas. The deluxe edition has a wonderful gift for her.
Thanks, Susan and Alana.
Ruth

Kathleen said...

Ooooh! There are so many gorgeous patterns in the Botanical Knits book, that I have favorited on Ravelry already. I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

katbetty on Ravelry

lakchi said...

Love all her designs. Would love Botanical Knits

Susan PD said...

I'd love the Botanical Knit's book. Being an amateur botanist and gardener myself---fun to combine it with my knitting habit. spdfish1234@gmail.com

Claudia Segal said...

I love Alana's patterns and would be thrilled to win her book Botanical Knits. Thanks. My Rav I'd is ClaudiaJane.
Claudia Segal

Hilary M. Lindsey said...

I would enjoy adding either title to my library! What a fun give away. My rav id is hilarylindsey and email is harymlindsey@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love the Botanical Knits book. Such a lovely collection. Thank you for the chance to win. Lourdes
lourdesd@comcast.net

Laura said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would happily add either book to my collection but I have a soft spot for kids books so I'll have to go with Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf!

Anonymous said...

Pattytrish (Ravelry) would love Botannical Knits! Either book would be wonderful, though. Thanks Susan, for your generous giveaways.

Leanne (Lunatic84) said...

Botanical knits is AMAZING. I've had my eye on the sweater patterns since the pictures of the patterns were released. I would love to win a copy, thank you to you and Alana for the opportunity!
Leanne (lunatic84 on rav)

Leanne (Lunatic84) said...

Alana's designs are amazing! Thank you so much, both of you, for the amazing opportunity. I adore Botanical knits.
Leanne (lunatic84 on rav)

Lainey Molin said...

I don't have any little ones, but I would love the Botanical Knits book!

Unknown said...

Botanical Knits speak to me! I would love to add this book to my collection. It is a combination of the two things that soothe my soul, knitting and nature. Alana's patterns are wonderful. I have knit her playful stripes cardigan for a friend and am just starting the Rocky Coast cardigan from Coastal Knits.
Rav ID: emilyberlin

Anonymous said...

I love both but would like to win Swiss Cheese. Decisions.

Pam said...

What incredibly beautiful botanical knits! I would love a copy of this book. Thank you for sharing her work with us.
~ Pam
pressley.pam@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love either, but, Botanical Knits is my first choice! Thanks for another great giveaway!!

Lee
(mamagiff on ravelry)

Anonymous said...

I would love to win Botanical Knits!

Virginiagrace on rav

Anonymous said...

jillpickle: what a talented knitter/designer!! thanks for the give away!

lynette said...

Thanks for sharing - Alana looks like a new favorite to me! My daughter is turning 6 in three weeks so I think
Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf would be a great birthday gift too.

donnadb said...

I've been eyeing the Rav pages for Alana's designs with lust! Having lots of little girls and boys who deserve gifts in my life, and being covetous of Botanical Knits for hey self, I will be thrilled with either prize!

Carolknits said...

Oh my... with five granddaughters, I would love to win the Annie and the Swiss cheese scarf edition!
Thanks!
Carolannknits on Ravelry

lynette said...

Thanks for sharing - Alana looks like a new favorite to me! My daughter is turning 6 in three weeks so I think
Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf would be a great birthday gift too.

Diane Ebel said...

Botanical knits looks beauitful! Thank you sharing and the opportunity to win dianeebel at gmail.com

sara said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to win Botanical Knits! saradenbo on revelry

Sara said...

Another giveaway! Well, my weakness for all things children has me longing for Annie and the Swiss Cheese scarf.... I have a couple of cuties who would love to read this book and play with the paper dolls. Enjoy your Sunday!
Sara in Platteville
(survivor on rav)

Sheri said...

Would love to win Botanical Knits.

Rav. ID. Craftysly

Strickbombe said...

Although the botanical knits look delightful, I'm soon to give birth and would love the children's book so that I can knit with my kid one day...

bellasocks said...

Love love both books! I'm bellasocks on rav :-)

bitten78 said...

what perfect timing! it would be so cool to win Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf, I just picked up the two color kids knitting needles and some special yarn for my daughter who wants to knit like mommy. Thanks for all your great reviews (kimberknit04 on Rav)

Mouse said...

Hi there, thank you for a lovely giveaway, if i am lucky enough to win i would love Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf please. x

Rav ID: Dangermouse

bellasocks said...

Love love both books! I'm bellasocks on rav

Robin said...

I had just fallen in love with Botanical knits earlier this morning. I am saving up to get a copy and will probably knit at least 3 of the designs upon getting the e-book.

kimmiekat on Ravelry said...

I always enjoy your blog! I would love to be the lucky winner of Botanical Knits. Thanks for brightening my day.

Sheila said...

I like both books, hard to choose which one I like better. Rav ID sricker

Marion Tinney said...

I would like the botanical knits book. I am a nature girl!

Ravelry: MARIONTINNEY
EMAIL: tinney@verizon.net

Thank you for the opportunity.

Andrea said...

Both of these books look wonderful. My 6yr old who is learning to knit would love the one and I would love the other
Andrea
andibrown@msn.com

Denise K said...

They both look wonderful!!! I love Alana! I would prefer the Botanical book, but either would be fine with me!

Denise (kittykatz on ravelry)

Marion Tinney said...

I would like the Botanical Knits book. I am a nature girl!

Ravelry: MARIONTINNEY
email: tinney@verizon.net

Thanks for the opportunity.

Teresa said...

I think I am in love with every pattern you showed from botanical knits!

Mim said...

Oh what a great giveaway. I would love either of those books. (mim on Ravelry)

Linda said...

I'd love to win either of these. My ravelry ID is lindawadman.

Linda said...

I'd love to win either of these. My Ravelry ID is lindawadman.

Carole said...

I would love the Botanical Knits book! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful . Leaf patterns are my favorite.
TheaMidnight on Raverly.

Winsome said...

Wow, what a giveaway, I am so excited! I am a big fan. I own her book, Coastal Knits and want to knit every pattern I see there. I just love her designs.
Thank you both for this chance!
Winsome: Rav ID: Winnythe pu

Deb said...

I am in LOVE with the Entangled Vines pattern and several others from Botanical Knits...my fingers are crossed.

Deb said...

I am in LOVE with the Entangled Vines pattern and several others from Botanical Knits...my fingers are crossed.

knitster said...

Both books will be added to my wish list, either one would be fine with me. Ravelry ID is NaomiKnitster.

Anonymous said...

Both these books look fabulous! Love everything she does.
tiedyedmomma

NYC Runner? said...

The Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf is adorable, but I don't have a child to share it with. I would live the Botanical Knits book. (Ravelry: LindaNYC).

babyboxermom said...

Hey, Susan! I would love either of these books for my library. Even if I don't win, I think I will be purchasing the Swiss cheese book for my grandbaby who will be FIVE in September. Time sure flies! Thanks for your post today! Oh, and I'm babyboxermom on Rav.

keatime said...

I would be happy with either book, they both look gorgeous!
Melissa
Rav ID: keatime

Becky said...

I would love to win the Botanical Knits book.

Becky (gathersnomoss)

LindaKnits said...

I'd love the Botanical Knit's book. I follow Alana's blog and love her designs. Thank you for this opportunity. LindaNeedles on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the Botanical Knits book.

My ravelry id is googoocreations

Thanks!!!

LindaKnits said...

I would love the Botanical Knit's book. LindaNeedles on Ravelry.

rachelle said...

I have just begun teaching my 6 year old granddaughter to knit. It would be so exciting to win "Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf," and what incentive for a beginner knitter (and reader). Thank you Susan!

whatzitknitz said...

I would love to win the Annie and the swiss cheese scarf. It would be wonderful to knit and read along with beginning knitters.
I already preordered the Botonical knits and have it on my ipad. it is a wonderful book the layout and photos are beautiful and it is hard to choose what to knit first. later today I hope to have a hat from the book on my needles.
my rav name is mjm

rachelle said...

I am just beginning to teach my 6 year old granddaughter to knit. It would be wonderful to win "Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf!" What incentive for a beginner (knitter and reader.) Thank you Susan!

Karen said...

Another great giveaway! I would be excited to win either of these lovely books! (Rav. Id knitnspin)

Paula Bannon said...

The Botanical Knits book is so beautiful! But Anne & the Swiss Cheese Scarf is wonderful too. I'd be happy to win either book. Thanks for the giveaway!
MissPaulaKnits on Ravelry

Jackie said...

What a very talented lady! I'd love the chance to win one of her books ~ I don't mind which one. My rav name is buttontreecrafts :O)x

Karen said...

Another great giveaway! I would be excited to win either of these lovely books! (Rav. Id knitnspin)

Dawn said...

Swiss Cheese please! Thank you

Celtic Queen said...

Botanical Knits would be lovely! CelticQueen on Ravelry

Celtic Queen said...

Botanical Knits would be lovely! CelticQueen on Ravelry

Cindy said...

I would love the botanical knits book, the patterns look amazing. Thank you! (Oreokia on ravelry)

Curious About Living said...

The patterns in this book look simply delicious! (Adielady on Ravelry!)

Amanda said...

Those are lovely! I would love either one!

Linda Pipkins said...

I am teaching my 8 year old. I know we would love this addition to our household!

Smbex (Ravelry ID) said...

I have had my eye on her new book Botanical Knits. The sweaters in there are lovely!

Jessica w said...

I would love either book! They both look amazing!

Jessicamw on ravelry.

robin silver said...

What a wonderful give away I would be pleased to win either!

Lovely patterns

luvsknittin on Ravelry
or
dmarie1501@rogers.com

Sally said...

I'm already in love with Botanical Knits. Are you familiar with Portlandia and "put a bird on it"? I'm like that with leaves. Everything is more perfect if embellished with leaves. I think my email is part of my profile here, but I'm seedesigns on rav. Thanks Susan and Alana!

melsheljack said...

I have followed Alana's blog for the last few years and I think she is an amazing designer and her blog casts are always interesting. I would love to win the botanical knits.
Rav ID melshel

Lisa B. said...

Botanical Knits, please! Wonderful giveaway, thank you.

barrettlisa on rav

Word Lily said...

I love the looks of both of those books! Rav: WordLily

luckystarr826 said...

Both books look amazing. I'd be happy with either one! Thanks!

Kriste. (rav ID Kristebee)

melsheljack said...

I think Alana is an amazing designer and her blog cast is always interesting.
I would love to win the botanical knits.
Rav ID melshel

Anonymous said...

I would love the book Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf. It looks adorable.
Velda
vjferguson@comcast.net

Dana said...

Love Alana's patterns, and I'll end up with Botanical Knits one way or another. Thanks for the chance to win it!

(ddboots on Rav)

Anonymous said...

Wow I'm so excited about the Botanical knits I want to knit them all :)
Rav ID is Caffee Twitter @Caffeechino

cockney blonde said...

Thank you for offering such a lovely giveaway. I already follow the 'nevernotknitting' blog and would be delighted to win either book, x

Patricia Pauley said...

I would love to have Annie and the Swiss Cheese scarf! I have a four-year old granddaughter that wants Gramma to teach her how to knit :)

patmeteor on rav or patmeteor@gmail.com

alcatmom said...

I would love a copy of Botanical Knits! Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway!
Anna
alcatmom on Ravelry

Susan Mezzatesta said...

Love the leaf motive. Botanical knits would be wonderful to knit something from.

Rav ID. SuuzzeeQ

Jenni Swenson said...

I just listened to the Never Not Knitting podcast where Alana described every pattern... I want to knit every single one! My preschoolers are fascinated by my knitting and would love the Swiss Cheese scarf story... I may or may not share the paper dolls!

Lilly said...

I love all of her work, but Botanical knits would be my favorite :-)

Judi said...

Botanical Knits please!
Judigo on Ravelry

amy said...

Botanical Knits would be my choice should you draw my name.

Thank you!
amyknit40 on rav

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,
I would love either one of the books. I have a special young girl in my neighborhood who would be thrilled with the first one and I would give it to her with some yarn and needles.
I love the other one too. Such beautiful designs.
Thanks!l
rav id CarolAnnKnowles

Mia said...

Would love botanical knits!! Just lovely.

Kari W. said...

My granddaughter and I would love Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf book.
Rav Id dogmaw

isabel said...

I love your blog, but part of that is all your giveaways! I'd be delighted to win either one, but the Botanical Knits would be more immediately used. I love a children's author that includes paper dolls as part of her product package as well! regards,

Isabel [rav=smiling-tortoise]

Unknown said...

I would love either book -first choice the Annie and the Swiss cheese scarf. I'm a lover of paper dolls. Debrag15

Unknown said...

I would love Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf. My daughter so wants to learn and she gets so frustrated. This could help us both.

Dawn (rav id swtblu)

tobel said...

How innovative and sweet. The Annie set reminds me of myself - I was always wanting to try a new craft and when it came to knitting, my mother said I needed to start with the ends of small paint brushes and string!! I can relate to Annie!

robin said...

Botanical Knits please. Great giveaway - thanks for the opportunity to win.
robin54

Anonymous said...

I would enjoy either book. Thanks!
Rav Id Muffie28

Marilyn said...

I see my email message to you about the Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf giveaway. My message seems to be posted, buy I don't know if this is how to post a message. Does this qualify for posting a comment? Love your knitting books and website. Wish I could knit like you. You're so talented!! I can knit only easy things, but I love it! Would love to try to teach my almost 6 year old granddaughter how to knit. She wants to learn.

grahamcrackerzz said...

I love the designs Alana creates and would love either book to add to my library which is filled with your books! You are my absolute fav though!!!! Hope you are staying warm and enjoying the white view out your window.
rav id: grahamcrackerzz

Talvi said...

Alana's designs are so beautiful! I've already queued several designs from Botanical Knits. My Rav ID is Talvi

deborah brockman said...

I would love either book, thank youI,m debsnubs, thanks again

Talvi said...

Alana's designs are so beautiful! I've already queued several from Botanical Knits. :) My Rav ID is Talvi.

Anonymous said...

I would love either one thank you debnubs

Donita said...

Hi Susie-- your giveaways are always so much fun. It's hard to choose because both items are so nice. I guess I would like to have "Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf."

Anonymous said...

I would love to win Botanical Knits, patterns are so beautiful! I have many of Alana's patterns in my rav library
-Roe h82purl on Ravelry

Gavia on Ravelry said...

The Twigs and Willows cardigan is my favorite from this book also, but I am also intrigued by many of the other patterns. It's fun to see such thoughtful designs. If lucky enough to win the Botanical Knits book those patterns will be jumping to the top of my queue.

deborah brockman said...

I would love either book, thank you debsnubs

KnitOnePugTwo said...

I love Alana's designs, & have a 7 year old niece who would just adore Annie & the Swiss Cheese Scarf, not to mention a daughter I hope will enjoy it in a few years :-)

knitonepugtwo@gmail.com

dan said...

The Botanical Knits book is absolutely beautiful!

daniel.r.rhodes@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love Botanical Knits, but either book would be great! I have a lovely niece I am teaching knitting to every time I see her. She would adore the Annie and the Swiss cheese scarf set!
RavId: triciaknitz

Anonymous said...

would love either book, thank you debsnubs

sandy w said...

Oh my, both of these books look wonderful but think Annie and the Swiss Cheese scarf would be fun to have for my grandchildren. Two of my granddaughters want to learn to knit.

Angela Jenkins said...

I love Alana's designs and her podcast. Sadly, I don't have a little girl to enjoy the Annie book with, but would be thrilled to win the Botanical Knits book!

steph said...

i would be tickled to win either book!!!! thanks for the chance!!

RavID soyknits

Sandra said...

I would be thrilled to win the Botanicl Knits book. I've admired her designs for some time now.
Rav I.D. istitchfast

Ronni Lynn said...

Absolutely Amazing !!!
I've knit a few of Alana's cowls and shawlettes and love her designs. I collect and love to read over and over again - children's books that are knitting stories. When it's a down day, I'm in a pensive mood or the snow is falling and I want to lift myself up - I sit down with a pot of hot tea, my current knitting project, curl up in a big comfy chair and open up those knitting story books for children and lose myself in the moment.
When my daughter was about five years old and I was teaching her to knit, I started buying these knitting story books to read with her and now that she has passed away - they bring me comfort and bring back wonderful treasured memories of those moments.
If I'm lucky enough to be selected then of course I would love, love, love to have "Annie And The Swiss Cheese" which I will love to add to my much loved collection.
Thank you Susan for all that you do for all of us knitters.
Ronni
knittingdiva on ravelry
www.chemocaps.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the giveaway, Susan! Alana's designs are so lovely. I would love the Botanical Knits book.
Thank you for the opportunity!
Carol
Rav id cehermanator

Sheila said...

I would love to win a copy of Botanical Knits. Her leaf designs are so attractive.

Anonymous said...

I love both of the books but would really love to have the Botanical Knits book. I love Alana's designs

Anonymous said...

I would love the botanical knits. I already have the darling Swiss Cheese Scarf book and puzzle. I have 3 granddaughters (one named Annie!) so I couldn't resist the preorder!! Thanks, kparkerwatson@yahoo.com

Ellen Bishop said...

I would love this set for my granddaughter!!! She is 8 years old and I want to teach her how to knit...plus she loves books!!!
Rav: EllenLBishop

veggiemonster said...

Hi Susan,
I would so enjoy the Botanical Knits book. I love the natural feeling of the patterns - so unique! Also I have been knitting a lot of toys lately and am overdo for making some more wearables.

Thanks for sharing!

Best,
Kaitlin
kait-knits on Ravelry

Unknown said...

Hi Susan,
I would love either book, they both look wonderful! My 7-year old is learning to knit, and I bet she would love Alana's book.

Thanks!!

Debbie
(ravid DebbieinSeattle)

Terri Sue said...

Alana is wonderful. I own Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf. It is adorable. I plan to use it to teach my ganddaughter to knit next Fall. I want to knit up Annie's sweater for her first, so she will have it to wear. You can get the pattern on Ravelry. I would love to win the Botanical Knits Book. The examples are gorgeous. Thank you for the chance.
lovebirdmom at gmail dot com

Ack!Tivity said...

I have queued some of her patterns, thank you for introducing her to us!

I would LOVE the paper doll book, but also wouldn't mind the Botanical Knits. :)

~Tivity

slmiller8 said...

I would REALLY like to have a copy of Botanical Knits! Thanks.
toomanyufos on ravelry

Julie said...

I really really would love Alana's Botanical book pretty please :)
julie1912 on Rav

karen said...

These books look awesome. I would love to start to teach my 5 year old granddaughter to knit. Thank you once again for a great opportunity. Karen

The Alaska Venhauses said...

I have been a long time fan of Alanas patterns. Her podcast is wonderful, too! I would enjoy either...and truth be told, will probably buy them both if I don't win.
Thanks, Carolyn
(crazy8mom on ravelry)

Renee Anne said...

Seeing as I already own Annie & the Swiss Cheese Scarf, I think I'm going to have to vote for Botanical Garden Knits :)

Anonymous said...

Photosynthesis is my favorite subject to teach. I LOVE leaves. And I LOVE this pattern collection. It has my name written all over it.

Both books are simply wonderful.

Thanks for posting the information on these.

Jennifer (jenb69)

Katie S said...

I'd love to own Botanical Knits! Leaf motifs always make me happy.

Karen said...

I would love Annie and The Swiss Cheese Scarf. I can't wait to teach my daughter to knit!
(Karenshireman on rav)

Leslie said...

I have 2 granddaughters that I knit for and hope to teach them to knit when they are 6. Would love to win the Annie book.

Sandy said...

I wouldn't turn down either book! ;) I have a little granddaughter who might like to learn to knit (from her newbie-knitter grandmother — lol!), and I'd love to have the Botanical Knits book for my own knitting. I'm SandraFos on Ravelry.

cindy said...

I would love either book. But the childern's book would be great for my daughter who is learning to knit right now.
Thanks
Cindy
cseery72@gmail.com

Shelley said...

I would love the Botanical Knits book!

Rav Id: ShelleyB63

Holly in CT said...

I love Alana's designs!
Ravelry msesq

Holly in CT said...

I love the sweater designs and have just the little girl to give the book to!
Ravelry ID: msesq

ikkinlala said...

I'd love a chance to win Botanical Knits, please!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Anonymous said...

Botanical Knits would make me very happy! jenny_hearn@hotmail.com

Nuni Barbara said...

I have a four year old granddaughter who already has a knitting fork. She loves books and this would be a wonderful gift for her.
Barbara (taan on rav)

Nicole said...

I like both books but my favorite is the Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf - the Deluxe Edition Gift Set. Thanks for the chance to win!
Nicoleu0206@gmail.com

Kristi said...

I would love the Annie book to share with my little girls! Thanks for the giveaway!

Pam said...

Wow! What a great give a way. I am drawn to the Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf book set. I've listened to the Never Not Knitting podcast and enjoy it very much.
rav id: plashus

Debbie said...

I would love either book. debmessimer@gmail.com

Debbie said...

I would love either book. debmessimer@gmail.com

Deborah said...

Hello Susan.
Thank you for offering such a wonderful give away! I think that that sharing "Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf" book set with my grandaughter Leah would be lots of fun. I am woollyfa on ravelry.
Thank you.
Deborah

Rebecca said...

Wow. Very generous, thanks for the giveaways! I can hardly believe Alana's new collection is out already. I'm blown away by it and would love to have Botanical Knits. The sweaters and mittens would be so fun to knit and such showpieces to wear.

If another knitter has already won the Botanical Knits book, I would be pleased to share Annie with my two-year-old nephew (maybe in a few months) as his parents seem to be raising him to love trucks and football. He does have an art easel at home, so there's hope for some crafts at home too. Aunt Rebecca WILL teach him to knit as soon as he shows some interest, and the deluxe set would be a fun way to get into it.

suzeq22knits said...

These look like so much fun! Botanical knits looks beautiful!

barb said...

THANK YOU for this wonderful giveaway. Both gifts are beautiful. I have 3 granddaughters who are DYING to learn to knit and crochet. The Annie and the Swiss Cheese scarf would be my 1st choice.

Thank you again, barb

blyerke1@yahoo.com

Rav - yerkeb

Lissa said...

Oh how I love Alana's designs! I would love to win the Botanical Knits Book!

Lissa
Rav Id: swissmisslis

Lissa said...

Hi Susan,
I love your blog. Thank you for this great opportunity. Oh how I love Alana's designs!!! I would love to win her Botanical Knits Book!

Thank you,
Lissa
rav id: swissmisslis

Patricia said...

What fun books! How could one choose? I'd take either, I love Alana and her patterns. Thanks!
PatriciaLovesYarn on Rav

jSharon said...

I sure would enjoy her book. Have a granddaughter who wants to learn to knit and so far I have not had a lot of success teaching her.

craftysbs@juno.com

Lynn said...

I love those leaf motifs and the classic clean lines. I'd prefer Botanical Knits but I would be delighted to receive the other book since my Mom is a preschool teacher. Both lovely choices!
--flowerdancer on Ravelry

MarieAnge said...

Either book would be fantastic!
The swiss cheese scarf intrigues me :)

Great Giveaway!

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