Thursday, April 25, 2013

Two Books with Heart ~ A Double Giveaway!

Hi, Knitters,
I am excited to bring you a double opportunity to win a copy of either Knit Red or Sew Red. Both books are published by Sixth & Spring and in conjunction with the fabulous Jimmy Beans Wool. I have shopped at Jimmy Beans Wool for years and years and I love that this company has a heart for charity as well as for their customers. Both of these red-themed fiber books are part of the Stitch Red Campaign which you can read about in this blurb straight from the website:

As a part of the Stitch Red campaign, a portion of the profits from this book will be donated to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in support of The Heart Truth® to help raise awareness of heart disease in women. We hope you'll join us in the fight against heart disease and in knitting red! 

(photo from Knit Red)

The publisher, Sixth & Spring, and the author, Laura Zander (the heart and soul of Jimmy Beans Wool), have pulled together some of the top names in both the sewing and knitting industries for the books. Needless to say, there are wonderful designs in both books and many I would like to make myself.

The books are beautifully done. The patterns and projects in both books have a huge range from clothing, accessories, home goods and more. The photography is perfection and has the sewer and knitter in mind at all times. It is very clear.

There are two specific projects that I am going to knit from Knit Red. The photo above is a cardigan style that I just adore. It is simple and practical and pretty. I am going to knit this hoodie in a beautiful red Valley Yarns worsted weight wool that I have in my stash. The cardigan is called the A-Line Hoodie and it's designed by Diane Soucy. Click here for the Ravelry page for the A-Line Hoodie.

(photo from Knit Red)

The Cowl Neck Vest is another project from Knit Red that I am going to knit for sure. I think it is so cute. I have some Dream in Color worsted weight (in a variegated green) in my stash that will be perfect for this one. I love the designer, Cecily Glowik-MacDonald. She never misses. Click here for the Ravelry project page for the Cowl Neck Vest. Plus I always love pockets, don't you? 

Anyway, both books are winners not only because they do some good by donating part of the profits to a women's heart health organization but also because they are so well-done and beautifully crafted. Plus both books have versatile and varied designs by top designers in their fields. It's a win-win for all.

Congratulations! I am impressed.

To enter to win a copy of either Knit Red or Sew Red please leave a comment on this blog post. Please leave only one comment, specify which book you are interested in or if you are interested in both of the books. Also, please leave your email or rav id so I can get in touch to get your mailing address if you should win.

I will be back in a couple of days to randomly select two winners, one for Knit Red and one for Sew Red!

Good luck and let the comments begin!
best, susie