Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Woolly Wormhead's Bambeanies Giveaway!

Edited to add on Sept. 8th: The giveaway is now closed and no further entries are being taken. Thank you everyone for entering! I'll have another giveaway very soon.

Hi Knitters,
I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. The last couple of days have been cool, crisp, sunny and gorgeous in the Mad-city, my favorite weather ever.

This morning I have a treat and a half for you. Woolly Wormhead has a new hat book out and she has generously offered to 3 of you a chance to win a copy. Two copies will be in pdf form and will be delivered to you via email and one copy will be in printed book form like the copy I am sharing with you today.

The book is called Woolly Wormhead's Bambeanies and inside there are 20 fantastical and clever hat designs for you to knit. The size range is from a 16 inch head circumference to a 20 inch head circumference. 16-inches would fit toddlers and just as a reference, I usually make my own hats to measure right around 20 inches. This is a great span of sizes for you to choose from.

The book includes schematics for each hat, a wonderful sizing chart for hats (a perfect reference to have on-hand), 20 patterns for boys and girls, an illustrated instructional and technique section, an abbreviation glossary, multiple photos of each pattern, a wide range of easy to find yarns.

It is a very appealing collection overall. There isn't one hat that I wouldn't knit and love.

There are hats that use garter stitch and short row shaping, hats that use stockinette stitch and many textured hats as well. A couple of the hats sport buttons which I love.

There are hats that twist and turn the direction of your knitting without sacrificing fit.

I love the simple designs the most. The photos are clear and sweet and detail oriented.
How wonderful is this simple but glorious handknit hat? I absolutely adore it.

I think Woolly Wormhead has a wonderful design energy and zest for hats. She is a girl after my own heart. I got to meet her very briefly at TNNA this summer and it was a thrill for me. I am a longtime fan of hers.

If you are interested in winning a copy of the book please leave a comment on this blog post. Please leave your email or ravelry id/name in the post so I can easily get in touch if you win. I will contact you to gather your mailing address if you win the printed copy. If you would like either version, pdf only or print only please specify.

I will be back in a short day or two to randomly select 3 winners for Woolly Wormhead's Bambeanies.

This book is a great addition to anyone's knitting library. I promise that you will love it! If you don't win you should consider getting a copy for yourself.

Good luck and let the comments begin.
best, susie