Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Crafting a Colorful Home ~ giveaway!

(photo of the book cover by Rikki Snyder)

Hi, Knitters,
I'm so glad to be home for a few days before leaving for Minneapolis for Yarnover and for StevenBe's Fiberfest this coming weekend. The classes for Yarnover are sold out, I believe, but there are still a few openings in the StevenBe classes for Sunday:

Both classes are being held on Sunday, April 26th at StevenBe's.

Click here for my Top-Down Seamless Doll Workshop (Mary, Millie & Morgan)! This workshop has become one of my most popular classes. The doll kits from Quince & Co. have sold out but the smart people at StevenBe's ordered a lot of the kits. You don't have to have a kit for the class, you can use your own yarn no problem but the kits are really nice.

Click here for my Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts Class! 2-Handed, 2-Stranded! I am teaching Fair Isle techniques, Latvian Braids, corrugated rib, simple chart reading and how to design your own unique mitts. I LOVE this class.

I hope to see you in Minneapolis this weekend. Let me know if you are going to be there. I will be at the dinner on Friday night for Yarnover and I'd love to sit with any of you for the dinner and kick-off speech.

Now for today's topic at hand. I am thrilled to see that my one of my favorite people in the world, Kristin Nicholas, has just published another book. This one may be my favorite yet. Here is what the book is about (from Kristin's website) and a few reviews from the back of the book:

Published on January 20, 2015 from Roost Books is my newest book is Crafting a Colorful Home with photos by Rikki Snyder. This book is my most personal to date. I let you in on how I decorate, collect, make, and color our 1751 farmhouse. Written with thrift and style in mind, follow my lead to make your home cozy, welcoming and artistic. The book includes:
  • 21 step-by-step projects to make your home cozy and bright including colorful sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet, painting, crafting and more
  • 12 DIY techniques to freshen and transform your home with color, paint, and more
  • 1 favorite farmhouse recipe
  • full of colorful inspirational photography
Here are some of the advance reviews........
“Kristin Nicholas’s enchanting home is a richly layered canvas upon which her inspirations—from the rugged New England countryside beyond her windows to the vibrant patchwork of exotic fibers and fabrics that surround her—are played out with delightful yet masterful abandon, creating a modern-day Bloomsbury. Kristin’s sophisticated understanding of color, along with her fun and functional exercises, inspire me to rethink my own palette, or better yet, actually create the one I dream of.”—Alicia Paulson, author of Embroidery Companion and Stitched in Time and the blog Posie Gets Cosy

“In Crafting a Colorful Home Kristin Nicholas shares her belief that each home is ‘a blank canvas’ that each of us can turn into the home of our dreams. Kristin demonstrates that, through color and handmade home decor essentials and accessories, we can quickly transform an ordinary space into something extraordinary, and also welcoming, comforting, and memorable.”—Jo Packham, creator and editor-in-chief of Where Women Create

Crafting a Colorful Home brings together Kristin’s love of family, home, and craft into one vibrant volume of inspiration. Without breaking the bank, and without following the passing trends, Kristin guides us to creating a home that’s truly reflective of the family who lives in it—the passions we share and the color that surrounds us everywhere in the natural world. Full of great tips, tools, and techniques—not to mention peeks of the inspiring colorful corners of her rooms—this book is sure to get you started on bringing the colors of your life into the home you love.”—Amanda Blake Soule, creator of SouleMama and author of Handmade Home

(photo by Rikki Snyder, painting a coffee table)

The book is full of crafty DIY projects for each room of your house. I love this entire book from cover to cover. Before I was knitting so much I did all of the crafty things that in this book like, mosaic, painting walls and furniture, collecting thrifted home items, stamping, knitting, crochet, quilting, home decor, sewing, recycling fabrics, etc. I miss doing all of these different creative things and Kristin has got me longing to put down my knitting needles and dive into some other crafts again. I miss this kind of lifestyle so much. 

Kristin has really captured her multi-faceted creative soul this time. Although there is some knitting in the book, Kristin is going beyond just knitting and sharing her many varied talents with us. The tag line of Crafting a Colorful Home says, "A room-by-room guide to personalizing your space with color." And that's exactly what the book does. 

The chapters are:
In the Studio
The Garden and Entryways
The Kitchen
The Porch
The Living Room
The Dining Room
The Library
The Upstairs Bedrooms and Stairway

Kristin covers it all. The projects range from very small to very large. There is something for everyone, and every skill level. There are projects you could do individually, with children and friends, or with a group. 

The photos are stunning and personal. The book is photographed at Kristin's Western Massachusetts farmhouse. The house is a riot of color in the best way possible. I want to live there, period. The book includes fantastic photography of Kristin's home and farmland and setting. It is like nowhere else.

Here are some photos and projects included in Crafting a Colorful Home:




The mosaic pots really got to me. I used to make these all of the time and I haven't for so long. This summer I will mosaic once again, that's a promise. The pots make the perfect gifts, too. Kristin's step-by-step tutorial is spot on, detailed and clear, as are all of the project directions in the book.

(photo by Rikki Snyder, painted lampshades)

(Kristin's original book plates you get when ordering from Kristin's shop.)

Crafting a Colorful Home is chock-full of fantastic photos, crafts, ideas, information, how-to, tutorials, recipes, lifestyle, stories from Kristin about her farm life, nature, inspirations..... the list goes on and on. It is a coffee table book with endless hours of ideas and entertainment. What an achievement for Kristin this book must be. It is frankly incredible!

Here are some great Kristin links:

I subscribe to Kristin's blog and her newsletter and you should, too. She is a great writer and storyteller. I look forward to receiving updates and emails from Kristin every time. I never miss an opportunity to read anything from Kristin. I am a fan forever. I was a fan before I ever met Kristin in person and then after I met her I was an even bigger fan (if that's possible). 

To win a copy of Kristin's new book, Crafting a Colorful Home, please leave one comment on this blog post. You will LOVE this book! Please leave contact information in your comment, an email or your Ravelry username. Please be patient for your comment to appear on my blog, only hit publish once, there is a delay before it will appear.

I will be back in a few short days to randomly pick a winner!

Good luck and let the comments begin!
xo ~ susan

211 comments:

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circebb said...

this is a beautiful book, I will certainly purchase one!!!
rav circebellesb

Tracey said...

What a beautiful book! Thanks for sharing!

Sally J said...

I love everything about this book and appreciate you sharing it with us
Sally
SeeSallyKnitNSew

Anonymous said...

Would so love a copy - I, too, used to be so multi-crafty until the knit bug bit me hard, and the photos have me thinking about summer projects that don't involve fiber. Thanks!
PurledUp on Ravelry

Kristebee said...

What a beautiful book. She always posts the best pics on IG too. :)

Kristebee

Jackie said...

So colourful!! Looks great :)

Ravelry: jackie0427

Marilou Jewett Brown said...

That looks like a great book that I'd love to win!

grammiknit on rav

Jennifer said...

This looks like a fabulous book for my daughter and I to pour over and try. rav: jckwcs

camby said...

Beautiful! I love Krisin's use of color!
Camby on rav

Trina said...

I would love to win this book! Moving soon and it would be great for decorating from scratch!

Debbie said...

Looks like a great book.

SamIam said...

Oh my, what a beautiful book. What a lovely review. Thank you for the opportunity to win it <3 Saminlove on Ravelry!

chris goudeau said...

I would love to have the book; I'm loving the multi colored blanket on her bed. I need one too! I'm Wagner on Ravelry

Michelle said...

I recently watched your videocast that was all Kristin. I promptly added several of her books to my Amazon wishlist.

This book is no exception. Thanks for another fun giveaway!
rav: walterbear

Anonymous said...

A perfect book for my taste! usk68 on Ravelry

Pam Boulet said...

Love this book! I would love to win this! Thank you for for the giveaway.

Lori said...

Indeed more color. This looks like a lovely start. Thank you!

Kaydidid said...

LOVE the colors!

Rav ID: kaydidid

Lotti auf dem Olymp said...

So colourful! The Book looks Great!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful looking book. I loved reading about it and seeing what you posted so I know I would love the book. Will be checking out her other books for sure. Thanks for the opportunity!
Ladyintn48 on ralvery

ltcknits said...

I love this book!

Rav id: ltcknits

aliceinbooklandbookreviews said...

A multi crafty book for the whole house? YES PLEASE!!!

Amdezo said...

This looks so cute. Heading to her blog to sign up now!

Lana@Avonlea said...

I am puppet5 on rav

Anonymous said...

Love the book, thanks for having a giveaway.

Barbara (Babstitches Ravelry)

Kim said...

I love the lamp shades. My favourite lamp has an oddly shaped shade that is peeling away to nothing; the ideas you showed are so inspiring!

Holly said...

Beautiful photos of a colorful home (Grannyslove/Ravelry)

ForMomCrochet said...

Loving the look and sound of this book! What an awesome lady!

grahamcrackerzz said...

I LOVE Kristen's books, blogs, website. She is so talented and inspires me to try new things.
rav id: grahamcrackerzz

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Oh I would love to win!!! What a fun book!!!! Beehiverugs on Ravelry.

windinthewildwood said...

This book looks like great fun. Thank you for the chance to win. I am SkeinsintheStacks on Ravelry.

Saskia's Ark said...

Wow! I'm inspired!
Such a lovely review, thank you for sharing with us.

Saskiasark@gmail.com

Rita said...

Looks like a great book!

Suzanne said...

This book looks to be an amazing source of eye candy and inspiration. I hope I win! Thanks for sharing a city with a reader.

Andrea said...

I will be at Yarnover this weekend and I'm taking your fingerless mitts class in the afternoon. I've been wanting to learn Fair Isle for a long time and I'm really excited to finally have a chance to try it. I also love Kristin Nicholas' website. My home isn't as colorful as hers, but I think she deserves credit for inspiring me to paint the front door cobalt blue. ;)

Cari said...

This book looks fantastic!

Judith said...

Book looks really great. Rav:zbyszkoknits

Sandy said...

Looks like lots of color inspiration from Kristin. She's great at putting it all together beautifully. rav id: joekathryn

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful book!
rav sunnyday019

myknittinglife said...

Everything just looks so colorful! I'd love to liven up my apartment with some of those ideas. We're not allowed to paint, but some color wouldn't go amiss either!

My Ravelry is Serenova :)

The Compulsive Reader said...

Beautiful colors!

tprice11 on ravelry

Alli said...

This is the exact inspo I need while redecorating our home!

Kirwina@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I am in love with all the color! I would just love to have this book.

Rav name: Knit1Spin2

Thank you for sharing!

glongley said...

This book looks like a lot of fun.

ajz said...

How Beautiful!

Rachel Wolford said...

Would love to win this book!!! Love your blog!
Rav: rachelrobot
Email: rachelrobot@gmail.com

Tori said...

Her sense of color is amazing...those projects look like so much fun. Great book and a perfect time of year to share it!
Rav ID: lilwestie

Barbara H said...

The photos from this book make me happy. Pick me Pick me!
Newjerseybarb=RavID

Anonymous said...

so much color makes for a happy looking home! so pretty! rav id suzieknit

Samantha R said...

Lovely book! my rav id is chickadeelove

-Samantha Rohrich

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book. Color is exciting!

Email mbkristie@sbcglobal.net

Ruth said...

Great and different idea for a book, thanks for the give away opportunity.

Rav id: RLake

Taine Hatch-Rymer said...

So colorful! Taine on Ravelry.

Sue said...

I would love a copy of this book! Looks like lots of fun projects.

Suburban Correspondent said...

Sounds like a great book - would love to read it! I am goodenoughknitter on Ravelry.

Wendy Wilken said...

This is especially beautiful after a grey winter! ravid: nendy

dcknitsandbakes said...

I would love to have this book! Everything in it looks wonderful.

Rav ID: jacm

Tiffany said...

What a lovely book! We are in the process of renovating and decorating our house (slowly, but making progress) and this would provide some great ideas. Thanks for offering the giveaway!
~ Tiffany (ravid: bookchick29)

Tui said...

My wife would so love this book!
I'm Tui in ravelry :)

JackieLemon said...

So beautiful! Would just love this!

Chelita said...

I am BumbleBleu on ravelry. What a lovely giveaway!

Auntie Shan said...

Kristin not only makes *full* use of THE COLOUR-WHEEL, she wears out the Tread!!
:-D

Anonymous said...

Looks like a beautiful book, would love to own this!!
rav id nzmoby

Rhonda said...

Oh my goodness! These projects look so fun!

Rhonda
(rhonda2795 at att.net)

Shawnee Dobbs said...

I would love to craft a more colorful home!

Kim Watkins said...

sounds like a great book!
rav id sk13199

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book!
nigellafoxy at gmail dot com

Pam K said...

That looks like an amazing book! I may need to pick that one up. Thanks for giving us so much info on it.
Pam
Ravid= pamk

Sharon @ Crooked Creek Studio said...

Thanks so much for telling us about this book. Love!
Email: ivy1956@gmail.com

disa said...

That looks like an amazing book!! Who ever wins it will love it and be inspired by it for sure! ♥♥♥
My user name on rav is disascraftwork.

Kathy Wallace said...

I've had this book on my wish list for a while now - my home is so drab and could definitely use some color!

sassykrafty on Ravelry

Carla said...

This book looks gorgeous. i have her other books and love them. this would be a great addition. Carla

Carla said...

This book looks amazing. I have her other books and love them. This would be a cherished addition. Carla

slmiller8 said...

I need to perk up my surroundings, more color would be good!

toomanyufos on ravelry

Mary S said...

Hi Susan:)
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, KRISTIN! I love everything about her! How she thinks, her designs, her colours...everything:) I would love to own this book.

Thanks Susan:)
marysarnese@gmail.com

KellyBrown said...

What a pretty book, I'd love to add it to my home decor section!

Rav ID TenaciousCleo

melonkelli said...

What a lovely book! We can all use more color in our lives.

ravid: melonkelli

Claudia said...

What a gorgeous book....and so inspiring. Mosaic pots call to me.
RAV ID. Claudi

Karen said...

Thank you for telling us about this book! Have put it on my Amazon wish list!

Snowflakefibers said...

What a wonderful treat to have this book of inspiration! Thanks for your generosity!

Rav - Snowflakefibers

Donna said...

I'm hoping to be the lucky one, but if not I'll be ordering this for sure! Can't wait to have a closer look at all the color! Thanks for sharing.
Ravelry: Fourplus4

kasung said...

Love this idea -- would be thrilled to win.

Katy C said...

Wow, this book looks beautiful!
Katy
longtallkaty on Rav

Jersey Shore Deb said...

Looks like a beautiful book. I'm sure it would be a very pleasurable read and look-through for me!

--Deb
JerseyShoreDeb on Ravelry

Lee said...

What a treasure to add to a craft library! Thanks for the giveaway!
Mamagiff on ravelry

BCGramma said...

Thanks for the post. I accidentally clicked on the link to Kristin's blog and spent an hour reading, super interesting! I just learned a lot about sunflowers! I'm sure the book is fabulous! Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

Susan said...

Lots of gorgeous colour!! Love it.

Rav ID. SuuzzeeQ

Linda Rogers said...

I want to do mosaic pots & I love the lamp shades. I would love this book!

Kimberly said...

What beautiful colors and book! What a wonderful book to add to my collection. Thank you for sharing it
Kim
kinters6(at)aol(dot)com

My heart is here said...

This book looks so lovely! :)
mmyheartishere@gmail.com

Tomoko Ono said...

I've been following Kristin Nichols on Facebook for several months now, I lost count, and I love everything she does and her lovely farm, including her dog and sheep she posts pictures of!!! Ever since she announced the arrival of the printed copies of the book, despite the cold winter, I've been longing for it! I would be very happy to win it this time!! Thank you for the giveaway!

e-mail: tomokono@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.
rav. KnittenSmitten

Anonymous said...

The book looks very interesting! I love the pictures you posted!
Wanda
wmclean on Rav.

Anonymous said...

So inspired by her use of color and patterns. This looks like a beautiful book.
diann325@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What an awese
Book! I am loving all the colour and freshness!
Everything looks so cozy!!!! Thanks for sharing! RAV: krys5797

Anonymous said...

Books like this help prompt my own creativity--such an important thing with limited time and focus. Thanks for sharing the inspiration. Lisa Rav ID Bluencnxn

Nancanknit said...

The book looks super! We all need more color in our lives, right? Would love to win this one!

mn_bird said...

I am a big fan of Kristin's and would love this book. Also, I am very excited about Yarnover, since I am taking your toy workshop!!!

minnknitter on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE this book!

sandi said...

Oh my - thanks for letting us know about this book and the chance to win a copy! revelry dallastx2

Val said...

This book looks fabulous! It makes me want to add lots of color to my home.

annemarie said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. Ravelry: annehaun

Wendy P said...

Love her colorful home--wish I could move right in!
Knitwin on Rav

Anonymous said...

Beautiful book, love the colors.
katspins on rav

Lisa Viviano said...

Love Kristin Nicholas. Have three of her books and now know the next one I'll be adding.

Eden Stein said...

I will love this book! Thanks so much for your tremendous blog with so many great ideas!

edencstein@gmail.com
nutterneedles on rav

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for sharing!

Rav id LibbyJo

Donna said...

Looks like a beautiful book. Would love to have a copy of this.
Rav ID Donna22

Alison Martin said...

This book looks wonderful!! Everyone needs a little color in their lives!! :)
Rav ID: amartin0728

Barbara said...

Such a beautiful book. Would live to win this.

Revelry Name: balsama

Thanks, Barbara.

skispinknitter said...

This will make a perfect gift for my daughter.

Anonymous said...

This book looks very interesting!I have heard of Kristin and she is very good with what she does! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Debbie1085 on Rav.

Linda Rumsey said...

What a beautiful book, so inspiring!
lindarumsey on Ravelry

Claudia Segal said...

The book looks like a winner to me! This would be a wonderful addition to my library and one that would get lots of use. Thanks for introducing me to this resource.
CJane (rav id: ClaudiaJane)

Lynda said...

Thanks for sharing, Susan. I have several of Kristin's books and they are all wonderful. I would love to add this to my library and learn a few new crafts!
Lynda (lejaros@gmail.com)

folksmith said...

Can't wait to get a look at Kristin's book. Looks like a great book to own. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! What a beautiful book! :)

Rav id: lilyknit22

cindy. cda on ravelry said...

Love the colorwork!
After experiencing water damage few weeks ago, looking for ways to lift spirits in home ..... this book would indeed help.
ravelry: cda

Ruth Colville said...

What a beautiful book! Thanks to you both for sharing.
Rav ID: muttiruth

Heidi Nawrocki said...

I follow Kristin on Instagram and have one of her books. Another big fan here!

Anonymous said...

It certainly looks like a fun book!
Carol b (cc)

Mks said...

I could use a little help incorporating color into my life! Looks like a great book!
Margie (Rav ID: smithmks)

bookagent said...

I purchased this book and it is indeed AMAZING! Just had to jump in to say that. If I should win please choose another comment.
Pam
ROCknit on ravelry

Malinda said...

Bright and cheery and warm this is my favorite way to decorate my home. thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This book looks amazing! Wish my house looked like that. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kelly... Promqun75 on rav

Linda Nelson said...

Looks like a beautiful book!

lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

Mrs. Rachel said...

This book looks fantastic!!

Beverly Davis said...

Such a happy, colorful book!

rav:bdgrammy

kerryco said...

Wish I could do color like this. Maybe with the book I could make progress....

Cher in Victoria said...

Looks like a great book.love the book plates, cher
cherhutch on ravelry

THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B said...

Wicker and granny squares! Looking forward to purchasing this book if i don't win it!

Vickie said...

What a great book! My Ravelry Id is Turtleknits.

Judi A. said...

What a great book. I think most of us could do with a little more color in our life. :-)

Zowmom on ravelry

Lynn G. said...

This looks like the perfect book for readers who "need a lift" in the mood of their homes and also for those who are afraid that they can't do any of the projects. I'd like to challenge myself to try.

SNG said...

I love the look of this book. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Mary Anne
NormalKnitter on Ravelry

Elise Thomasset said...

This is the happiest home ever. I love ALL the colors. Thanks for the chance to win Kristin's beautiful book.

EOTinKS on Ravelry

jamiew said...

I could get some ideas in this for my daughter's dorm room.

Catherine said...

Kristen elevates color to an art.
eastbayknitter on Rav

Nicolet said...

Growing up, my dad always insisted that walls were painted white and discouraged me from hanging anything in my room for fear that I would ruin the paint or--gasp!--the walls themselves (he's, ahem, "lightened up" a bit and now lives in a home with beige walls ;-) ). In my own home, I've struggled to listen to my instincts in making it more colorful (the two dozen paint samples in my basement attest to that). This book looks like just what I need to help me get over my hesitancy. Plus, it's endorsed by you and Alicia Paulsen, another favorite blogger! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy (Ravelry id: eclecnik)!

Janice said...

It would be difficult to choose which project to do first! Sockmonkey628 on Rav

Ronni Lynn said...

This book sings to my soul. I especially love the colorful quilt on the bed and desperately want to make it as well as so many more things.
I would be jumping over the moon and beyond if I was fortunate and lucky enough to win this book.
Thank you Susan B. Anderson for offering it to us.

Ronni Lynn
knittingdiva1@aol.com
knittingdiva on ravelry

Ronni Lynn said...

This book sings to my soul. I especially love the colorful quilt on the bed and desperately want to make it as well as so many more things.
I would be jumping over the moon and beyond if I was fortunate and lucky enough to win this book.
Thank you Susan B. Anderson for offering it to us.

Ronni Lynn
knittingdiva1@aol.com
knittingdiva on ravelry

JayJay said...

Wow, this book looks fun, and I know my kids would love our home to be more colorful! ;)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely book- on my gift list! Thanks for highlighting it so nicely!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely book - Thanks for highlighting it so nicely. It on my wish list!

Knitdarling on Ravelry

Teresa Eason said...

¤♡¤♥¤ Love and REALLY need this colorful inspiration ¤♥¤♡¤
pdkamom@gmail.com or ravelry id: teresae

Hind DP said...

This book is beautiful! I love learning new crafts.

mamamustknit on Rav

rphilbeck said...

What a cool book. Everyone needs some color in their home for sure.. Thanks for showing it to us.

Luann said...

Thank you for a chance to win Kristin's colorful book, Susan!

wialdflour on Ravelry

Tamarack sewing said...

I too have been bitten by the knitting bug, I had no idea it could be so addictive. I used to identify my 'crafting' self as a quilter. It's hard to put those needles down! This book looks wonderful, maybe it would help lol!
rav id: 2TheWoods

Rose said...

Such a beautiful book. My husband and I finally stepped out of our comfort zone of beige walls in our dining room and living room and made one wall in each room a dark orange. We love it and could use more inspiration for decorating with even more color.

sisterrobinson on Rav

Erin W said...

I could use some color on this gray Wisconsin day... 😊

Rav: erinw4

redsknits said...

When it comes to decorating, my husband calls me "beige woman", I think I need to read this book!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely book. So many ideas. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Rav ID Lisa911

Sylvia said...

Ive always enjoyed Kristens colorworks. Im very interested in her new book.

Rav. Sjordan

Muriel said...

I'll be taking the 2-Handed, 2-Stranded class on Sunday, and I'm very excited about it! I'm also excited that there is no blizzard in the forecast for this SBA class at StevenBe. ;-)

rav lucetlady

distracted said...

This book looks like it's right up my alley!
Sandy Downs

To Everything there is a Season said...

Beautiful book! Thanks for sharing.
Muriel (rav name)

Crystal Baker said...

I love all those colors. What an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

rav id: cbarnwolf

Kaarina said...

Color fun!! Would be great to win a copy! Thanks for the chance!!

Kaijaknit2 on Ravelry

Tx-Gran said...

KN is the "go-to" person for adding a wonderful splash of color !

Barbara L. said...

I'd love to win this book. I love doing crafts and I love color, so this book is for me.

Ravelry ID: knityid

nanaof11 said...

It looks like a beautiful book with fabulous ideas. I would love to own it and make my home more beautiful because of it.

Becki said...

I would love to win a copy of the book - thanks for sharing - looks great!

RavId: QuiltingGeek

THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B said...

Wicker and granny squares are for me! Will definitely purchase this book even if I don't win one!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info sounds like a fun book.

Peggity said...

Love the colorful ideas in this book!

dweller said...

Lovely book! Can't wait to check it out.

Rav-dweller

flutie66 said...

I am loving the mosaic pots, but also those lampshades are awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Katrina said...

I take the chance to win the book! DesignKatrina on Rav.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I really need to get this book - We just moved into a new house - and its all beige. We have started with turquoise and red in the living room and will be brightening the house up from there. So far I love the designs in this book!

Rachel
Rav: EmeraldR

Johnston4kids said...

So cool! Thanks for the giveaway! Johnston4kids on rav

Anonymous said...

This looks wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity. :-) SandraC2 on Rav.

Shing Hsieh said...

I subscribe to Kristen's blog and newsletter too and totally love her colors. Thanks for the chance to win the book!
Shing on Rav

Anonymous said...

What wonderful colorful book for ideas on brightening up one's home! The mosaic pots look like something I could actually do this Summer. Crossing my fingers that I win!!

ChinaDoll003 on Rav

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Rav: HollyBerries

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful book. I would love to win it!

Losthersheep on Rav

Wish I could be at one of your classes this weekend but I needed to go out to visit my daughter in NY,I would love the doll class!!!

Anonymous said...

What a fun book! When my knitting fingers grow tired I love to work on other crafts. This book is a treat.

Jeanne ravid - knitscapes

mariaeb on Ravelry said...

I have a few of Kristin's books and they are ALWAYS inspirational! I agree she is not only a color expert, but an amazing writer...and her farmhouse! I'm such a fan.

Daron said...

I LOVE her books, the colors and patterns stimulate the senses! Rav I'd, knitty48

Anonymous said...

Looks like a wonderful book! Kristen is a marvel with color!!

mltims@bellsouth.net

Alison Makin said...

This looks like a great book. I've been planning to redecorate- this looks perfect.

Sylvie said...

My home definitely needs some more color!

GerryART said...

Susan, Kristin's book is just what I need!!
This place needs some perking-up.
Looks like Kritin can show me how.
Hugs 'n smiles,
Gerry

stephigordon said...

This looks like a wonderful book! I have two of her other books and would love to own this one, too! ( : Thank you for the chance to win! Stephanie (indigodogmontana on Rav)

jderouin55 said...

I would love to have this book

mel said...

I love Kristin Nicholas and everything she does. Her sense of color is extraordinary and I love her blog. Thanks for the chance to win. Melanie1 on Rav.

Anonymous said...

I so love her color sense. So much fun!

Deniserieth@verizon.net
deniserieth on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

The mosaic project looks wonderful!

Deniserieth@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

I love Kristin and I love color! Win-Win :)
My favorite mittens I've ever made were from her book "Kristin Knits". She has an amazing and easy-going style. I bet this book showcases her best! Thanks for the chance!

Rav ID: tarafiebach

Debbie McPhillips said...

I struggle the most with combining colors so this book would be a great help! Thanks for the giveaway!

Debbie4 on Rav

SonjaJ KuvikLoyd said...

Lots of creative ideas to add some beautiful decor to my home and the best part , I can make them Thank you for the chance

Judy said...

Kristin's new book looks fantastic, and oh how I would love to win a copy....otherwise I know that I will be buying one!
Thanks Susan!

Judy
judyinthedyes on Rav

BowsideKnits said...

How beautiful! How I would love to add color like that to my home!

RavID BowsideKnits

Anonymous said...

Thanks to you both for your generous giveaway! I would love another Kristin book!

bookboxer on ravelry

Sandra said...

What a fun book! Thanks for the giveaway.
istitchfast on Ravelry

mj said...

Looks like a wonderful book. I have recently come out of my shell of muted tones and am embracing colors - the brighter, the better.

MJLegg (Rav)

Anonymous said...

I'm thrilled to hear about Kristen's newest book! It looks super inspiring.

I'm 'treblemaker' on Ravelry.

Nancy in Chickasaw Country said...



Susan, you are spot on regarding Kristin's book and blog. I am writing to encourage those who are not familiar with Kristin's work, to check it out. To the wonderful writing about color, crafts, knitting, throw in the farm life. It is much fun to watch the farm during the season. The bleak days of January and February will find you smiling as you view those wee lambs!

Susan B. Anderson & Kristin Nicholas - Getting Stitched on the Farm ----- Two blogs I look forward to and do not put off reading.

englenook on ravelry

Erin Berry said...

Kristin inspires my color choices

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