Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Win a Big Woods Luxe Kit from Little Skein!


photo from Little Skein

Hi, Knitters,
I am so excited today to be able to offer a winner one of the amazing Big Woods Luxe Kits curated by Anne Vally of Little Skein. I was fortunate enough to be asked by Anne to design a shawl with the theme of Little House on the Prairie. Not only did I love these books as a child, I love them as an adult. I had recently reread the series before Anne had even contacted me and as you know I often hike in the beautiful prairies of a nearby nature conservancy. It was the perfect match!


Click here for the Pioneer Girl Shawl on Ravelry! The individual patterns for the shawl and mitten bookmark/ornament will be available in my shop in a couple of months.

There is an Instagram-along happening right now with the hashtag #littlehousealong that Anne is hosting. You can post photos with this hashtag #littlehousealong to enter. The photos don't have to include knitting, the photos can include the books, tv show, crafting related to Little House, cooking, prairies, etc.....  anything related to the Little House! There are already lots of photos posted. I think Anne is selecting for prizes during the #littlehousealong so don't miss this chance.

After I was in for the design, Anne and I talked about yarn and colors. She brought up the Plucky Knitter and she wasn't sure if that would work out. Well, as it happened I had seen Sarah, The Plucky Knitter, and her sister recently at Fibre Space where I was teaching and she was having a trunk show. We chatted enthusiastically about doing a project together. I have known Sarah since before she was the Plucky Knitter and that's getting to be a long time now. Since we had discussed doing a project together I thought Anne would have a pretty good chance at putting the two of us together for her kit.

It worked! The hard to get your hands on Plucky Knitter yarn was in! You get 2 skeins of Plucky Primo Fingering in this kit! This yarn is really nearly impossible to to get.

Then the colors were discussed. I wanted a deep red. I know that Laura had red wool mittens and Ma had a red shawl (in the Disney movie version of Little House and I think the mittens or a red hat were also mentioned in the book). Then The Plucky Knitter came up with the most gorgeous rich, red exclusive colorway. I was surprised and delighted that the color was named Mr. Edwards.  Who doesn't love Mr. Edwards? 

Anne and The Plucky Knitter came up with the caramel gold Half Pint colorway and the cool emerald green The Big Woods colorway. They are all so pretty and fun and perfect.

photo from Little Skein

Just look at the fabric Anne designed for the project bag! Click here for a better view! It's so cute and the inside fabric is just as sweet.

Here is description of today's prize, the Big Woods Luxe Kit worth $135 from Anne:

I am delighted to offer The Big Woods shawl kit, featuring an exclusive new shawl pattern by Susan B. Anderson and three exclusive new colors of Plucky Knitter yarn in the scrumptious Primo fingering base. The Luxe kit begins at $135 and you can customize your kit to include absolutely everything you would like from my Big Woods collection, which has involved eight different artists -- all of whom are passionate about and inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder's incomparable stories of her pioneer childhood.
Your Luxe kit is made to order and will ship in approximately 3 to 4 weeks. It includes:
  • Pioneer Girl shawl pattern by Susan B. Anderson (which can be downloaded immediately)
  • 2 skeins of Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering yarn in one of three new colorways (fingering weight; 75% merino, 20% cashmere, 5% nylon; 385 yards/100g) (which is shipped immediately, so that you can cast on and join in the knit-along)
  • Project bag (drawstring bag at the base price or upgrade to a larger zipper bag for an additional $15)
  • Little Skein stitch markers in one of eight new designs
  • "Christmas in the Big Woods" row marker, an adorably handcrafted stack of polymer clay pancakes with lobster claw clasp
  • Lo-Lo "to go" lotion bar in the exclusive "Big Woods" scent or in an unscented version
  • A wee packet of wildflower seeds, to create your own corner of the prairie
  • A bonus pattern: Half Pint Mittens by Susan B. Anderson, to create an adorable bookmark, ornament or other decoration from a wee bit of your Plucky yarn

I am so proud of the design, Pioneer Girl. It takes 2 skeins of the The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering yarn. I wanted to do a modern take on the Little House theme. At first I was thinking about the traditional triangle shawl shape (which I love) but I know that many don't enjoy wearing this shape as much. I wanted to design a shawl that everyone can wear successfully. I also wanted the shawl to be super simple to knit. 

I decided on a long crescent shaped garter stitch shawl, it's so easy to knit and wear. I added a simple house-shaped lace motif. The final touch was an elegant and beautiful applied garter stitch edging. I love it so much. You will have it memorized in no time and the applied edging will zip right along, I promise. Of course you could always leave the applied edging off and call it a day after the lace motif but I think it really makes the shawl something special. 



The photos above are my iPhone photos of the Pioneer Girl shawl as it was blocking. You can see the full shape of the shawl and a close up of the edging and lace. It is very sweet. This is a great first shawl, first lace, first applied edging for knitters of any level of experience.

After I finished the shawl I kept looking at the leftover yarn and thinking we really needed to add a little something extra with that yarn. The books are the heart of this kit and as I was thinking I remembered Laura's mittens. I decided to come up with a mitten bookmark which fit in perfectly with the kit as a whole. Anne loved the idea.

Here are a few quick photos of the mittens on a string pattern called Half Pint Mittens. This bonus-pattern is included in the kit: 





I think I like the tiny mittens on a string as much as I like the shawl which would come as a shock to no one. It is an adorable bookmark or ornament. I want to hang these little mittens on a string all over my Christmas tree and put them as present toppers next year. They only take a bit of fingering weight yarn, too. Perfect.

Anyway, if you'd like to win the The Big Woods Luxe Kit by Little Skein please leave one comment on this blog post. You must include your Ravelry username or an email address to be eligible to win. In your comment you can just say hello with your contact information, but if you feel inclined tell me what The Little House on the Prairie books mean or meant to you.  I'd love to hear. Please be patient for your comment to appear and only click on Publish one time. There is a delay before your comment is posted. 

Thank you to Anne Vally of Little Skein for this amazing kit and for offering the Luxe Kit worth $135 to one of you. Thank you for everything. The kits have been an enormous hit for Little Skein. Anne has had record-breaking sales and the shawl pattern made it up to #8 on the Ravelry Hot Right Now patterns. There are limited kits in The Plucky Knitter exclusive yarn (I think some of the colorways have sold out) so this prize Luxe Kit is a treasure trove.  

The pattern for the Pioneer Girl shawl and the Half Pint mittens will be available for individual purchase in my Ravelry pattern shop in a couple of months if you only want the patterns. I will let you know when the patterns become available for download.

Good luck and let the comments begin! 
xo ~ susan

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Bonnie said...

What a lovely shawl and giveaway! Thanks for hosting it. I have fond memories of my mom reading the Little House on the Prairie series out loud at bedtime.

Jana said...

The pattern and kit look awesome! I enjoyed watching watching the tv show and visiting some of the historic sites with my family when I was little. --Jana (on Ravelry)

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful shawl and I love Plucky knitter yarn!

brookali on ravelry

hardknitlife said...

Hi Susan!
What an awesome giveaway :)
I'm JLCherry33 on Rav!
Thanks!
Jenna

Sickofitcindy said...

I would love to win this beautiful kit. Thanks for the giveaway! Ravid: Sickofitcindy

Velda said...

little house on the praire meant so much to me as a child. I would love to win this kit. vjferguson@frontier.com

Anonymous said...

Slobbiesgirl
These books remind me of my really hard grammar class I took in college. The professor would use these books and have us break down the sentences. Hardest class of college. Ugh!!

anastasia beaverhausen said...

hello, rebecca.paine@credability.org

Anonymous said...

Ohhh! I would love to win this kit. It looks so beautiful! One of my favorite childhood memories was receiving the "Little House" set from my aunt. I read them so many times the front covers fell off. I now live 10 miles from Laura's home in Kansas in "Little house on the Prairie". We go there often and I just finished reading Laura's autobiography - Pioneer Girl. It's very interesting. Thanks for sharing Susan.
Connie
connknits @ ravelry

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'd love to win, what a beautiful kit!

colleen.wheeler@yahoo.com

Beth Remijn said...

I have always loved the Little House books. Must have read them several times over as a child. Beautiful kit! My Ravelry name is Abbaloosa.

Renee Anne said...

It's strange, I never read the LH books when I was a kid, though I owned all of them. I think I'm going to have to read them as an adult (as I still own them). And we all know I need yarn like I need a hole in my head but, whatever :)

~ renny1780 on Rav

Shelley said...

My first Little House book was one that my mother owned when she was young - I grew up reading all of the books and wanted to be Laura.

The shawl and kit is amazing. I'd love to win it!

Rav id: ShelleyB63

Judi A. said...

I would really like to win this kit in the red yarn. So pretty! Great pattern and yarn and all of the extras in the kit!

Zowmom on ravelry

Kaisa said...

Oh my goodness!! That gold is just fantastic. I love the Little House series so much. I remember when I was younger wanting to go to sugaring parties like Laura's family had. And being very disappointed that sugaring farms no longer have big parties like that :)

Rav name: KaisaWM

Shirlee said...

Hello Susan! I would love to win this kit. The shawl is gorgeous! I'm afraid I never read the Little House books ... knew nothing about them until the TV show appeared which I thoroughly enjoyed. Might have to get these books now to read : ) My rav ID is sajehill.

Susan E (rav ID dazerdoo) said...

I so wanted to go back in time and live with the Ingalls and or Wilder family. The images of their lives were so vivid and different than living in the suburbs of Chicago. I think those were my first "big kid" reading in grade school. I cannot remember how many times I read or re-read them.

Mary (Kino Knits) said...

Loved these books as a child - especially since one of the characters had my name, Mary. Ravelry name is Kino. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Andrea @ This Knitted Life said...

So fun! Thanks for the chance to win. andreazdavis@gmail.com

Jersey Shore Deb said...

What a beautiful kit and prize! I have been very into shawls lately and this would fit right in.

Thank you for the chance to try this luscious yarn and beautiful pattern.

JerseyShoreDeb on Ravelry

knottygnome said...

What a lovely shawl, congrats! Thanks for the giveaway. My ravelry username is knottygnome.

Gemfire said...

I loved the Little House series as a child! Brings back so many memories. This would be a fun shawl to make, but the mittens...oh, the mittens...how adorable. ~RavID: Gemfireknits

wenhkc said...

I've only read one LHOTP book, but I still have a great memory of when my daughter had to do a LHOTP project in the 3rd grade. Together, we made a log cabin with loft for Laura and her family. I knitted a wee square on toothpick knitting needles for Ma's basket. It was such a fun project to do with my daughter. We still have the cabin.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful kit! Loved these books when I was young, now my children are enjoying reading them too.
Rav - knitgineering

Anonymous said...

Susan, I would LOVE to win this awesomely beautiful kit! I've read all the Little House books to my kids, and they learned to read by these books, including the My First Little House books. We even visited Laura Ingalls Wilders' home in Mansfield, MO. It was an incredible experience.
SandraC2 on Rav

Holly in CT said...

Love Plucky Knitter yarn, love your shawl patterns what could be a better combination? msesq on Rav

cae said...

Love this kit. I am such a big reader that the theme along with the kit rock! I especially love shawls!

Natasha said...

This is beautiful. I'm LadyShopsalot on Ravelry. Thanks for the contest.

Unknown said...

The Laura Ingalls Wilder books were always the first I looked for in the library. I would love to make this shawl. I can wear it while I work on the Dollie kit I purchased last month!

Brenda said...

Rav ID: brenda0312

I love the Little House books because they document the tiny details of the day-to-day life of a woman of that era. I also read them every 10 years or so, and I am always surprised that I notice something different in them every time I read them as I age. Thank you, Susan. :-)

Brenda said...

Rav ID: brenda0312

I love the Little House books because they document the tiny details of the day-to-day life of a woman of that era. I also read them every 10 years or so, and I am always surprised that I notice something different in them every time I read them as I age. Thank you, Susan. :-)

Cheryl said...

Fun, Fun, fun Kit - Love the shawl pattern and book theme!

Denise said...

What a fun giveaway. I have a son but we read all of the Little House on the Prairie books at bedtime - he loved them! I had read them as a little girl on our way out to Yellowstone National Park. Great memories. Love the little mittens.
DeeDeeLou on Rav

Jackie said...

I absolutely love the colour!

Ravelry: jackie0427

Debbi Jones said...

Such a beautiful shawl and a wonderful giveaway...the tiny mittens are too adorable as well!

DebbiDea on Ravelry

Kelly Ramstack said...

I used to watch the tv show when I got home from school everyday. Oh, that wicked Nellie Olsen!

Rav: wolfcreeker

Kieran's Girl Human said...

What a lovely kit! Thank you for hosting a contest.

(Email) kieranisthefastest@live.com
(Rav) kieristhefastest

Sharon said...

Gorgeous shawl. Just as I would have imagined as I read "Little House on the Prairie" Please enter my name. Rav ID: craftysbs

Erin W said...

I couldn't begin to count the number of times I have read and reread the entire LIW series, though Farmer Boy was and always will be my favorite of them. Learning more about the experiences of another little girl from Wisconsin (or boy from New York) was very enlightening to my imagination, and the series has been a part of my life literally at every stage. Now part of the pleasure is in sharing the books with my own little, blonde bookworm (and, eventually, her blonde brothers - let's just say that I had a hard time empathizing with Laura's envy of the colors picked out for Mary) and with my students. Sharing the joy of reading with others is probably one of the most indulgent and wallowing-in-pleasure activities I can imagine without any negative consequences. :)

To go a bit further, have you ever read The Land Remembers by Ben Logan? It is similar in that it chronicles the early years of a young man who grew up in the early 1900s near Steuben. My honors literature class was structured around local artists and authors, and one activity was a field trip to the farm to tour it and meet Ben Logan, who spent much of his adulthood in NYC. It has a feel reminiscent of the later Laura Ingalls Wilder books, especially the way people's lives were tied to the soil under our feet than how most of us live now.

Anyhoo, I look forward to receiving the Knit from Stash kit that I gave myself for my birthday, though I won't turn down a little Plucky. ��

Bev Reed said...

Love, love the color and the pattern! Having been a fan of Little House since I was a child (back in the dark ages!), this would be very special. Moonstoneknits--

Erin W said...

Oops, erinw4 on Rav.

Terri Smith said...

Little House on the Prairie was a show never to be missed when my children were young. I loved the story and the characters, but what I most admired was the ever-present theme that kindness and doing what is right will always prevail in the end. I am grateful for the example it offered all of us on a weekly basis. This shawl would be a warm, reminding hug each time I wore it. I am terriglo on Ravelry

Geraldine said...

What a beautiful giveaway! I would be honored to win! Loved watching the show on TV, so wholesome… gerscott at yahoo dot com

Olwyn Morinski said...

Lovely, gorgeous pattern and yarn. I used to LIVE in a Little House by the Prairie- er, ok, Mountains, actually, but oh my, what I would have given for a shawl like this way back then....

Good luck to everyone! best, Olwyn (Rav name)

Kelly Thompson said...

Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway. Laura's stories have been a HUGE part of my life. Living just 20 miles from where these beautiful books were composed has created even more of a connection for me. I have written a little about it here: http://www.chickenscratchcottage.blogspot.com/2015/03/little-house-shawl.html

I would love to make this most beautiful shawl. ~Kelly

Jill C. said...

Looking forward to reading through the series again--this time aloud to my kids.
RavID: nmujillybean

Kelly Thompson said...

Ooops - I got so caught up, I forgot to give you my Ravelry name - PensAndNeedles. :)

Mrs. MacKenzie said...

These kits are truly a work of art!

pmack17 on rav

m said...

A beautiful shawl & another great giveaway! Thanks, Susan.

Marilou - grammiknit on ravelry

sLee said...

This shawl design is beautiful. I loved reading these books as a kid. -Staceychi123 on ravelry

Alice in Bookland said...

I have loved Little House for years. When I was little, my siblings and I used to spend hours playing pioneer in the backyard, bonnets and ponchos included! I would love to win this kit. It looks so amazing and so very generous. Thank you!

philomenasfriend on Ravelry

DebrafromMD said...

Love the shawl - especially the red color way. My ravelry name is DebrafromMD.

awaywithwool said...

What a lovely kit! This shawl looks so wearable. I read the Little House books as a kid and loved them. Now you've inspired me to try to get them on my Kindle. Also, it's wonderful that you have a local prairie to explore. They're very special places. Rav ID reg8

Julia said...

I've always remembered the making of maple sugar, and syrup candy on snow from this book. Syrup on icecream is good too!

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

awaywithwool said...

This is lovely! I read the Little House books when I was a kid and I loved them. How wonderful that you have a local prairie to explore. Ravelry ID Reg8

Sarah Friedman said...

I adored all the Little House books when I was little. They were some of the first "big girl" books I read!

SizzleKnits on Rav

Sarah Dianne Jones said...

What a beautiful shawl! I loved the Little House books growing up, and they are what inspired me to learn to knit when I was 9! I wanted to better be able to pretend that I was one of my favorite characters, and knitting has stuck with me for 12 years.
SarahDianneKnits on Ravelry

Elyse said...

My mom read Little House books to us when we were little and I recently finished the series with my son. He loved it as much as I did!

The shawl is beautiful, I would love to make one!

eandb on ravelry

Bridget said...

I just absolutely love that shawl design!

I'm betting your server will break with all the comments you'll get on this one.

If the fates look kindly on me and my name gets picked, my e-mail is thekittyknitterATverizonDOTnet

Bernice Fischels said...

I really wasn't a reader until I discovered the Little House books.
Thank you for offering such a great prize!
ann79_2@hotmail.com

jcoz1701 said...

Lovely!

221BJen on Ravelry

Sharon @ Crooked Creek Studio said...

What an awesome kit!
Rav: CrookedCreek

C. said...

This is so pretty. All of it: the pattern, the yarn, the bag. Everything! Thanks for the giveway :)
CecileinIndiana on ravelry

melonkelli said...

Oh, I've loved the books forever! I was so happy to share them with my kids and see them playing "Laura and Mary" in the yard -- even though they are both boys!

ravid: melonkelli

Sage Tragitto said...

Absolutely beautiful shawl - just what my fingers are itching for right now. The Little House books have always been one of my favorites, one of my joys of being a mom was introducing my daughters to them. Thanks for the giveaway!

wdtmb said...

The kit looks beautiful! I loved reading these books as a child, and now love reading them with my daughter.

natasha on Ravelry

Jules said...

It is such an awesome pattern/yarn combination. What a wonderful giveaway.

Julie
JulesBr - Rav

Sage Tragitto said...

Absolutely beautiful shawl - just what my fingers are itching for right now. The Little House books have always been one of my favorites, one of my joys of being a mom was introducing my daughters to them. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm LogCabinMom on Ravelry.

Hannah Kellett said...

I would love to win this kit. The yarn and pattern are so beautiful and her bags are so well made. Hannah2442 on rav

Sarah Gamson said...

What a lovely pattern.
I'm lilangelsg2 on ravelry and instagram.

Anonymous said...

I loved the Prairie series.
nekofarm@frontiernet.net

Crik

Anna said...

These books are everything to me! Laura and I share a birthday and so I feel we were meant to be. My Ravelry name is AnnaW

Monica said...

What a great shawl! I loved all the Little House books - it made me want to tap some maple syrup and make snow candy!

Cari said...

The kit is wonderful! I love the shawl design! cleverhen on Ravelry.

Kit said...

The Little House Books colored my youth. Then i read them to my children. I have every book in this series. I would love love love to win this beautiful Kit! Also perhaps because my name is Kit! Rav: kopjethee

Stephanie said...

I would be beyond thrilled to win this kit! The Little House books were such a wonderful part of my childhood, and I have reread them several times as an adult with just as much fondness. And that red is amazing <3

Anonymous said...

I love this! Little House books were always one of my favorites to read. Thank you for the giveaway.
Brittanylaine on rav

Lauren said...

I love this kit, but as a grad student couldn't justify it :( I definitely plan on knitting the shawl once the stand alone pattern is released with some stash yarn. I'd love to win the kit though!

The Little House books were some of my favorites growing up. I remember reading through them and then reading them over and over. Now I want to read them again!

Thanks for the opportunity. I'm laurenloo on Ravelry or lamamarco AT gmail DOT com

Carla said...

I love it - would be thrilled to win it! -Carla aka bloglesscarla on Rav

Stephanie said...

Didn't do much good to leave my comment and not my Rav ID *laughs*
SoEffie on Rav :)

wvaughn said...

Loved the Little House books as a girl, and bought the set for my twin girls to read as well. The shawl is beautiful, and the half pint mittens are adorable!

mwbbas on ravelry

Craftyjhawk said...

The Little House books were some of my favorites growing up. Even better was sharing them with my daughter! - dana (craftyjhawk on Ravelry)

Becky said...

What a great giveaway! Becky (gathersnomoss)

Suzy Arnette said...

I love the Little House Books and the shawl and color is perfect! I would love to win this kit...but I'll probably knit the shawl at some point anyway!

SuzyZim (Ravelry ID)

Anonymous said...

I love the Little House books.
And I love to knit shawls. Perfect combination!
Rav ID: Sally1219

Diana said...

What a generous giveaway! Thank you for the chance. Lovely shawl.

Rav ID: Diana505

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this kit so much. I do not have a blog but you can find me on Ravelry as sockstash.
Thank you,
Anne

Anonymous said...

I read my little house books thin as a child and have enjoyed reading them with my own kiddos. My boys loved Farmer Boy! Ravelry: erika-lynne

Cherie said...

Lovely giveaway!

Celiec on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I've read all the books and seen all the TV episodes multiple times. When we were younger, my sister, cousin, and I always loved to play "Little House on the Prairie" by dressing up and running though the woods at our cabin. I love all things Laura Ingalls Wilder! Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

My Ravelry ID is aknistler :)

Johnston4kids said...

The best part of the Little House books was reading them aloud to my kids a couple years ago. They were grossed out by the cooking of the pig's head, insides, etc. Too funny! Johnston4kids on rav

clariknit said...

The Little House books hold such sweet memories for me. My mom used to read them to my sister and I for bed until we were old enough to read them again and again ourselves.

Ravelry ID: Clariknit

Hannah said...

I loved these books as a kid. I must have read each book in the series multiple times. I can still remember certain scenes vividly. Can't wait to read them to my kids. And the kits, of course, are gorgeous! hannahr on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

This kit is so lovely!! I love that everything was so thoughtfully and lovingly curated.

rav id: unbelievers91

Sara Wright said...

wow! another truly special and spectacular kit! The shawl pattern is really beautiful, susan! well done!

Karen said...

Rav I'D hearts812

Love this shawl! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Kristen said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity. - misskris545 on Ravelry

Karen said...

Rav ID hearts812 love this shawl!

Robynn said...

This looks like such a fun shawl. I love the Little house books. Thanks for the give away. Robynn633@msn.com

Christy said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I always loved the Little House books and read them countless time as a child. Can't wait to share them with my kids as well!
RavID: craftmodern

rldelponte7 said...

So very, very lovely! Love Little House books!
lindajeanne on rav

Brenda Paulsel said...

Hi Susan,
I grew up in South Dakota and adored the Little House Books as a child. When my daughter's were little I would read the books to them and took the to see Laura's house on the Prarie in Desmit, SD. I have such fond memories and a lot of them are because of growing up on the Prarie like in the books.
Brenda
brenda369 on Ravelry

Sarah said...

Great giveaway!! Thanks!! rav: simbaswing

Anonymous said...

The shawl is beautiful! Little house on the prairie was among my favorite books growing up. Would love to win the kit.
Ravelry, bina

Linda Brianne said...

I loved the Little House books as a child. I have fond memories of reading them at my great-grandmother's house, cuddling under a handmade quilt. BeingBrianne on Rav

Brenda Paulsel said...

Hi Susan,
I grew up in South Dakota and adored the Little House Books as a child. When my daughter's were little I would read the books to them and took the to see Laura's house on the Prarie in Desmit, SD. I have such fond memories and a lot of them are because of growing up on the Prarie like in the books.
Brenda
brenda369 on Ravelry

alice said...

Love the yarn colour, super cute extra mittens. What an amazing giveaway.
Chinaknits on ravelry

Natasha said...

Beautiful design and kit, it perfectly captures the feeling of little house and the colours are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing :) ravID: thejitteryknitter

Kathy Wallace said...

I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie, and read all the books too. I even wore my hair in braids just like Laura for a long time!

sassykrafty on Ravelry

Debbie1085 said...

I have fond memories watching the tv show as a child and I am ashamed to admit I have never read the books but plan to do so.
The shawl is one of my favorites so far. I am trying to finish my wips first before starting this.

Debbie1085 on Rav

Megan said...

Little house was the first "series" that I loved as a child.
Thanks, this is an amazing giveaway!
Sugarlaneknits on Ravelry

Pamela said...

What a wonderful giveaway!
Thanks Susan :)

Pamelapino at g mail dot com

Gina Benner said...

I got busted in 4th grade by my teacher reading "On the banks of Plum Creek" instead of the work assignment and got my book confiscated for the day! I saved all the books to read to my kiddos some day. Love, love, love these books!


Beanatx on Rav

Mary Claire said...

Hi Susan!
What a fun kit and give-a-way! I admittedly ordered a kit but would love to be able to gift one to my Mom who knits. She is the reason I knit and also the reason I am familiar with Little House. I remember watching with her as I was growing up and she recently bought a book collection for my daughter and they have been reading it together. So sweet. Yay for Moms and half-pints!
I am splendorfalls on Ravelry

ellen kirkendall said...

I will be starting the Little House books with my granddaughter this summer, can't wait. I'm cinderellen on Ravelry. My email, checked much more often, is cinderellenk@gmail.com

sarahbethrucker said...

I loved LOVED these books as a girl! What a sweet collection!
ravelry: sebby211

Judith said...

Loved the books when I was growing up and gave a set of the books to my niece who is finally getting old enough to read them for herself.

Rav: zbyszkoknits

Anonymous said...

Little house on the prairie was always my favourite!!! What an amazing give away, I have my fingers crossed for this one :)

Heather (mommytofive) rav. id

Tracey said...

Gosh I never win these contests, but if ever there was a prize I'd LOVE to win it's this one! Everyday after school as a little girl I'd come home and watch Little House. That started my love of these books. Now, bringing my love of Little house through the AMAZING plucky knitter yarn and all those great extras (those stitch markers are SO adorable! and the project bag brings me back to my little house days!) WOW. I just can't even. Thank you so much for the chance to win this amazing prize.

tbmccarthy on ravelry.

Andrea Lui said...

these were the first series that I loved. my ravelry is dancinapple. thanks!

BB said...

I just love everything about Little House.. and I love your interpretation in the shawl. So lovely. Thanks for the chance to win!

bbatting on ravelry
or
bsbatting@gmail.com

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ForMomCrochet said...

Thank you for doing this! I love these books & series! I read them when I was very young. Growing up we didn't have a tv until I was around 10 or so. Even then we weren't allowed to watch it except on special occasions. But, Little House on the Prairie became a family favorite & I have such warm memories of watching it with my whole family. (Love the Mr. Edwards colorway in this kit!) -ForMomCrochet on Rav & IG

Tlobner said...

Love the kit and would love to win it. My school friend ages ago (when I was 6 or 7) gave me the book Little House in the Big Woods (the hardcover version) when I moved away from the big woods (redwoods) in California to another town in California. Love the book...and I will always remember her brother's treehouse in one of the tall redwoods. Getting that book from my friend started me off on a love for entire series. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tlobner on RAV

Pam Stocks said...

Little House was such a big part of growing up. Love the books and the TV show. The kit looks wonderful. Little Skein has such wonderful ideas.

knitgal2 on Rav

Deb Bski said...

I never did read the Little House books. My childhood is probably poorer for it.

Rav: snowflower596

Kathy said...

I read and re-read the books as a child and recently revisited the series by taking a free online course with the Canvas Network last semester (here's this semester's class https://www.canvas.net/browse/missourisu/courses/laura-ingalls-wilder-later-years

I really got a lot of insight into LIW's life and the stories.

woolyeyes on Ravelry

Marsha F said...

What a beautiful kit! This book series was one of my favorites growing up.
Rav- marshatf

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!
I read all the books as a child and was a faithful watcher of the tv show; this brings back memories.

Catherine (greeneye on Rav)

Sandra O'Sullivan said...

Hi there, a lovely giveaway I am addicted to shawls you can never have enough to keep the chill away from my neck! �� rav I'm: sandylou12

Jannae said...

My second grade teacher read the Little House in the Big Woods to us and I was hooked from then on!
wee on ravelry

Mary C. said...

Everything about this giveaway is wonderful! I would love to win it.

Mcknits on Rav

Alyssa said...

What a great giveaway!

I'm Alyssgirr on Ravelry.

Thanks!

Sandra O'Sullivan said...

A wonderful giveaway I love shawls and cowls, I always wear one. Love little house on prairie
I'm sandylou12 on raverly๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful pattern, and based on a book/series that means so much to me. My mother read, and reread it to me many times. This giveaway has rekindled many find memories for me, so it's a win for me even if my comment isn't chosen! :-)
2bamboo on ravelry

Melissa said...

What a fun giveaway!! I have always loved these books. My mom used to read them to us when we went camping. Such fun memories. :)

Ravelry--Bayliss85

Jan J. said...

What a lovely shawl and bookmark, made only more perfect in Plucky yarn! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
-knitter4two on ravelry

Sandra O'Sullivan said...

Hi there lovely giveaway love this shawl and Laura is alway my favourite I love Nellie too!!!!!
Sandylou12 on raverly

Anonymous said...

I've always loved the Little House series. It would be wonderful to recreate that feeling with such a wonderful kit.

Cavaliermama on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

This is an amazing offer! I have always loved the books and now I'm passing that love on to my own children, who listen excitedly as I read the stories aloud. I am sosophia on ravelry.

Sheila Ricker said...

love everything about this kit soooo pretty

Charlaine Mysko said...

What a beautiful kit!

Anonymous said...

Susan - your design looks lovely. I would love a chance to win! Thanks!
schwandtterry@yahoo.com

Laura B. said...

I love, love the Little House books. These books started my love of reading! Everything you do and everything from Little Skein is beautiful! Thank you!

Laura (yarnchocolate on rav)

Charlaine Mysko said...

What a beautiful kit, never read the books but watched the television show with my children when they were growing up.
Rav name naykay94

RunwithSticks said...

My daughter taught herself to read at the age of 4, and by age 5 she was reading the Little House series. Her favorite book is Farmer Boy. I was so excited when this kit came out as it resonates my daughter to me :) Would be delighted to win this kit and make the shawl for her (she's turning 8 next week). My Rav name is FiveSticks :)

Sheri said...

Would LOVE to win this Kit! Thanks for the chance. Love the mitten bookmark too cute!

Craftyslm: Rav. ID

Laura B. said...

I love, love the Little House books. These books started my love of reading! Everything you do and everything from Little Skein is beautiful! Thank you!

Laura (yarnchocolate on rav)

chocolab on ravelry said...

I have great memories of the Little House books. My mom read them to us when we were small and I have since gotten the books for my library. The shawl is pretty. I'm adding it to my list of projects.

Lynne Richmond said...

You, Annie and Plucky outdid yourselves with this lovely kit! I would be overjoyed to win it and knit it up!

AnnF said...

I would SO love to win this. Thanks so very much for giving us all a chance. Loved the Little House books when I was young...and the TV show too, growing up during that same age of television. :)

annfeltz on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Fabulouso giveaway! I love the yarn and pattern kit, my daughter is obsessed with anything/everything Laura Ingalls; that I would lovingly gift to her.
Thank you for this giveaway.

Claire (Rav - crabby1953)

quiltercaroline said...

What an amazing kit with a beautiful shawl, those mini mittens are cute too. I haven't read the books in decades, I must look them out, but I do enjoy catching episodes on the tv. Thank you
quiltercaroline

Anonymous said...

HI
What a fantastic giveaway. Although i didn't read the books I watched the TV show. bogworks7@gmail.com

Amy said...

I actually didn't read them as a child, but my husband did and introduced them to me as an adult. We even visited the town they moved to in the midwest while on a trip...

Aimee said...

I haven't seen little house on the prairie or read any of the books. But your pattern and the yarn with everything looks amazing.

Aimee
aimee73 on ravelry

jenjock1 said...

What a lovely kit! I've been dying to try some Plucky yarn and that shawl pattern is beautiful! Thank you!

Jenny said...

That shawl is beautiful and the mitten bookmark is just darling. I have such wonderful memories of these books - my favourite was the dugout house at Plum Creek.

garguillian on ravelry

diane said...

I would love to win. Ylmommyx4 at gmail.com

grahamcrackerzz said...

I love everything about this kit! So sweet - love the details in the gorgeous shawl and red is my fav color. The books kept me dreaming when I was a little girl. Now I get to share them with my granddaughter! You are the best!
rav id: grahamcrackerzz

Anonymous said...

I love the "Little House" books and have reread them many times. Just received the annotated biography "Pioneer Girl" and can't wait to dig in :)) Beautiful shawl pattern!!

Gailknitsny (Ravely ID)

Donna said...

I grew up reading LHOTP & fell in love with the characters. To a little girl growing up on Staten Island, the concept of ANYTHING in the woods, let alone a house, was incredibly exciting!!!
Djbowlin@gmail.com
BinaBKnits (Ravelry and Instagram)

lbhill said...

What a lovely design! I was named after my grandma, so I didn't start out knowing that Laura was a rare name. I was a huge book lover, so having a Laura as a literary hero was just so much fun when I was little! It was so easy to pretend myself into those books. Yay for Lauras!
culabrat on ravelry

Anonymous said...

That's amazing stuff! usk68 on Rav

Kitty said...

I haven't actually read the books, or if I did, I was pretty young and they were lost in my reading frenzy at that age. They are on my to-read list though. Maybe this kit will keep me thinking about the books enough to put them next. ;) - wentworthsanky

Marti said...

A lovely shawl, yarn and of course the mittens! Thanks for the giveaway! MadMartiKnits on rav

Anonymous said...

Wonderful kit! These were some of my favorite stories growing up, and I loved sharing them with my child. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to enter.

Brenda (AGoodYarn on Ravelry)

HEB said...

What a beautiful shawl! I would love to be able to knit it for my sister-in-law, who is passing the joy of the Little House books along to my niece by reading them aloud to her. And the half-pint mittens are perfect for Christmas ornaments!

heb on ravelry

Anna (alcatmom) said...

What a wonderful give away! Alcatmom on rav not that I'd ever win.

Heather J said...

I loved the LH books as a kid. Have all of them still. Recently just read them as well. Great giveaway

Lotsofhermies on rav

KarmaKnits said...

What a lovely give away! I read the Little House series several times as a girl and loved it! My family always made sure to stop at any of the Little House landmarks when we were vacationing near them and I have great memories from those trips. I'm definitely planning on reading the latest book written about Laura and I'd love to be able to knit with this Little House collection! I'm KarmaKnits on Ravelry.

Gwenn Scarbrough said...

I have very fond memories of watching the series on tv with my mom! This is just a beautiful kit!!! Thank you for the chance to own it!!! Gigiof6 on ravelry

Dawn said...

This is such a beautiful kit. Thanks for providing an opportunity to win it. I'm sewmanygirls on Ravelry

Jeannine Powell said...

Knitting a shawl is still open on my knitting bucket list. It looks like a great one to start with. (I have a feeling they'll be as addictive as socks) What an amazing kit and giveaway!
RavID: Geanin

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this kit! Would purchase it but just can't afford it. Wish we could have purchased just the yarn and pattern instead of all of the "extras". They are nice but I have the set of Little House books and have given many sets out as gifts over the years. I LOVE reading them. They aren't just for children--are an interesting read for an adult!
I love your shawl design! Thanks for giving one of these as a give-away! Ravelry: Mofjeld
email: npmofjeld@comcast.net

Kaydidid said...

Such a beautiful shawl and yarn! Would love to win this!
Rav ID: kaydidid

Lisa said...

This kit is absolutely wonderful and I would love to win it! The mini mittens are adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!
Lisa ( beh1663 on Ravelry)

Pam D said...

Wonderful kit.
pamelajd on Rav

Anne Gillmore said...

This is a stunning collection of art, it is gorgeous
I read all the Little House books when I was in grade school, and their lessons of kindness and integrity stay with me. I am amgknit on Rav.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful kit---

Debbie said...

These books were the first series I was ahead of my older sister. My teacher had read the first two to the class, and then my aunt gave us the set for Christmas. Rav id dmess.

Anonymous said...

We read the Little House in the Big Woods in third grade but I had already read several of the Little House books. I actually preferred reading about Laura's ancestors as girls. I remember loving reading about Scotland with the folk stories included in the book :)
- hodges00

Greg said...

You and Anne are so generous! I don't think I read any of the books (but I might have), but I do know I used to watch the TV show as much as I could. I should totally look at getting the books to read to my daughter now.

Crossing my fingers that my number will come up this time. :)

-Greg, KnittingDaddy on Ravelry

Katie said...

Sadly I found the books a little boring when I was growing up. But I have loved reading them with my daughter. Living in Minnesota has strengthened the bond we have to the characters. I'm excited to knit the shawl!
RavID: kzg

Anonymous said...

how awesome! Beautiful pattern & kit!
Thanks for the giveaway!
CrankySockMaker

Ashlee said...

I am rudnicka on Revelry.

When I was a child, reading was all I did. I read so much, my parent would scold me because I was so focused on my books. I loved (and still love) a long series because it gives me so much to read. Little House of the Prairie was a series I read over and over again. Someone had given me all the books in this neat little cardboard Little House book holder and although they were used, water damaged, and old, I loved reading them and they were prominent on my bookshelf. Little House will always hold a special place in my heart. And although I didn't watch the tv show, the actress Melissa Gilbert now lives in my town!

Marie said...

What a lovely kit.
Thank you
Rav : Poerava

Martha Pomilio said...

My little sister and I always use to pretend we were Laura and Mary and we'd call our father "Pa" to make him mad.
I'd love to win this kit!
My Rav name is:

Notsonormal

Kim Watkins said...

My mom read all of the little house books to my sister and I, twice. I also enjoyed reading them to my kids. your shawl looks like it would be fun to knit, what a great giveaway!
rav id sk13199

Chris M said...

The Little House books were my absolute favourites as a child and I couldn't wait to share them with my girls!

ChrisM67 (Rav id)

Lesa Tustin said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity. I grew up with the Little House books (as many others have).
lesatustin on Ravelry

Ally said...

My mom read the entire series to me when I was little and I'm repeating the tradition with my littles.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Ravelry ID: knitsallyknits

Emily said...

Oh, I would love to win this! We've been reading the Little House books to my 5 yo daughter and they delight me as I never read them as a child. Ravelry: ejfalke and email: emily.falke@gmail.com

rinebird said...

I love the Plucky Knitter yarns. The pattern is beautiful. rinebird on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I have never read the books but loved the TV series. The shawl looks lovely!
I am njennings on ravelry

Kemper said...

I read all of the Little House books when I was small! My favorite was Farmer Boy. I read my mother's copies of the books from when she was little so they were already shelf- and reading-worn by the time they came to me!

If I won the kit, I'd probably celebrate by reading the series again :)

rav ID: wraybot

Anonymous said...

I loved these books when I was younger! Now I want to go back and read them again. Beautiful shawl pattern!
Rave lmthoma

Liz R said...

Big House in the Little Woods was my introduction to the series when I was in the third grade and remains my favorite! I'm lizandjuan on ravelry. Thanks for the contest!

Rene' Kauder said...

What a generous and lovely giveaway. I love your blog and Instagram feed and am inspired daily! I'm 60 years old an have loved the Little House books for over 50 years. Thank you so much.

Rene' Kauder
"rbkauder" on Ravelry
rbkauder@cox.net

Camanoah said...

Thank you and Little Skein for the opportunity to win such a lovely prize. Rav ID: Camanoah

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