Friday, July 11, 2008

Come and Get It (a humongous giveaway!)

Hi Knitters,
I am doing a major clean out of my studio. I have too much stuff and not enough space. So here it goes, I am having a major, humongous, giant giveaway for some lucky reader. My house is pet-free and smoke-free for anyone concerned.

To start things off I am giving up my Mousie, Mousie which is a Lucinda Guy design that I knitted in Yarntini's Vintage colorway, which is hard to get. It is adorable in every way. I love this mouse but I have too many knitted toys right now. She needs a new home.
Next up I am throwing in three fabulous books. Why would I part with these favorites? I have double copies of all three. The Collection II, Simple and Elegant is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, I use it to death. This copy has never been used because I received two copies for Christmas and I only use the other one. The recipes are written by Madison residents and they are all good and easy. You'll love it.

The Book of Yarn is another fantastic book by Clara Parkes. I had already bought a copy and then I met Clara at TNNA and she signed a book for me so of course I had to take it. This copy was gently read by me at home and I only dog-eared one page (I just checked). I love to dog-ear and I know I shouldn't do it. This book is a treasure-filled exploration of yarn and has 40 wonderful patterns to boot.

Easy Knits for Little Kids by Catherine Tough, who is a designer for Rowan, is a great little book with kid-friendly patterns. See those tiger booties on the cover? Those are folded square style booties like the page 81 booties (free pattern on my sidebar) in Itty-Bitty Hats. There are super cute patterns throughout the book. I have no idea why or how I got two copies of this one.
Okay, I am throwing in tons of yarn for the lucky winner. This bunch includes Knit Picks Memories in, right to left, Redwood Forest, Smores and Hawaii, two skeins of each and it is sock yarn. The sock yarn on the far left is called Simple Stripes by Knit Picks, two balls. All beautiful, all in pristine condition just waiting to be knit by you, hopefully.
I am including two Amy Butler pattern cards for sewing. Going down the right side is a sheep tape measure from Simply Knitting, a tin of hot cinnamon tea (never been opened) and some knitter's hand balm from the Potter Craft booth at TNNA (never been opened).
Here is a bit more yarn for you. Knit Picks sock yarn called Parade, and Knit Picks Simple Stripes, two skeins of each of those. The center yarn is Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn and it looks like berries. All never been used and in perfect condition.
Shi Bui yarn is really making a splash lately. I got this free ball of Shi Bui Sock at TNNA. It is a full ball and it is a glorious rainbow...and I'm throwing it in.
Here is something really great I want to give to you. I am sending off 16 balls of Classic Elite's Zelda in the banana colorway, which is muted and luscious. It is a soft, thick and thin yarn of 70% wool/30% linen, 75 yards per ball. It is knitted at 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 stitches per inch on US 7-9 needles. It is a sweater's worth of yarn for sure and it is in perfect condition.
I am including this Classic Elite pattern booklet for Zelda that contains patterns for all four of the sweaters on the cover. They are all classic styles and quite lovely. I was going to knit the bottom right hand sweater. It has a beautiful cable running up the front and an A-line shape. I just never have gotten around to it.
Last but not least, I am sending off this brand-new Jordana Paige messenger bag. It has never been used, not once. I bought it one to two years ago and it just isn't right for me. It is a great bag with tons of pockets inside designed for knitters, zipper enclosures and pattern a slot and much more. It holds a ton of stuff, it's like it expands as you fill it.
All of Jordana's bags are a treat with great attention to detail.
I am stuffing it full and sending it off to one lucky winner. If you don't want something I have included just pass it along to someone else or donate it to a local charity. I was going to donate a bunch of this stuff but then I thought I would share the love with you first, dear Knitters.

Okay, so here are the rules:
1. Make a comment to this post. I prefer comments instead of emails please, that got a little too crazy to keep track of last time. You can just say hi but be sure to leave your name or your blogger name or something identifying. Please don't leave anonymous comments and please don't comment more than once (I know sometimes that is an accident).

2. Due to the size and weight of the giveaway the shipping costs are going to be quite high. Therefore I am limiting the entries to mailing addresses in the United States and Canada. Sorry worldwide friends but I need groceries around here:)

3. Leave your comment by Tuesday, July 15th, 12:00am, midnight, to be eligible to win.

4. I will select a winner using a random number generator and will post the winning comment on Wednesday, July 16th. The winner will then need to contact me by the end of the week (Friday, July 18th) to send me their mailing address. If the winner hasn't contacted me by Friday, I will select a new winner.

I think that should do it.

Good luck, Knitters. I am so excited to see who wins this one.

If you don't win I have more and very different stuff to giveaway soon.
best, susie