Book Giveaway!

I can feel fall sneaking in around the edges it must be time to start new knitting projects!

Today we have a giveaway for a book to inspire you to start some new projects.

We have 2 copies of 10 Secrets of the Laidback Knitters to giveaway.

Let's knit!

A wonderful collaboration between Vicki Stiefel and Lisa Souza that may just change how you think about knitting.

The usual rules apply. Leave a comment to this post before midnight, eastern time, on Monday, August 22, 2011. Two comments will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If they answer correctly they will each win a book.

Happy Knitting!

 

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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com

1,430 thoughts on “Book Giveaway!

  1. Melissa Elsworth

    Oooo This book sounds like something I’d love. I might just have to get it even if I don’t get chosen.

  2. A. J.

    “Skill testing question” that sounds as good as the book title. I’ll have to get a copy, even if I don’t win.

  3. Molly

    I understand as a newbie knitter, I highly doubt I’d have the know-how to answer a skill question correctly, but it might be worth a giggle for those who do know! Very cool book – good luck to all!

  4. Val

    Sometimes I think I’m too laid back. I need a little perfectionism in my work. However, this book might be reassuring. πŸ™‚

  5. Marcia

    I would love to win this book, it’s been on my wishlist for quite some time since I heard a lovely review about it in a podcast.

  6. Diana

    Boy, could I use this book! I’ve been caring for 8 grandchilden while the 9th is at Mayo with the Mama. My dog was lost (and found!), my son got a new puppy, 7 more grandkids came to play with the ones that were here. “Laid Back” is NOT a word I would use for my week! LOL!!

  7. Janet Martin

    Laid back matches my style perfectly–usually means no need to finish stuff, just keep those needles moving, but these projects look small and perfect.

  8. Aimee

    Oh, my goodness! I would say, hands-down, Diana is the one who deserves this book!

    But since you have two, I would like a chance to win the other!

  9. Katy L

    My usual knitting companions all very ceremoniously put down their projects for the hot summer months, claiming “I’ll return to this in the fall!” Meanwhile, without my weekly knit group sessions I ended up spending many summer nights with movies, plugging away on my bright yellow (Hourglass) socks and a (Beatnik) sweater I hope to wear come October. I’m so ready to be rejoined in knitting fellowship!

  10. Karen

    Laid back is exactly how I would describe my approach to knitting. I’d love to get some new ideas from a *free* book!

  11. Wend

    You must have the source of yarn credited in any proper discussion of knitting – I’m glad they remembered to put a goat on the cover ; )

  12. Katie J.

    Looks like a great book. I hope fall really is sneaking around the corner–I’m ready for it.

  13. Juli

    The skill testing questions are giving me horrible flashbacks to school, but I suppose that if I’m chosen I will just have to push through the anxiety.

  14. patricia

    I’d like to become a laidback knitter (instead of a nailbiting knitter) so I guess I need this book!

  15. AudreyGS

    Sounds like an interesting book, I’ll have to check it out at my LYS. thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Emily

    Ooh, I’ve had my eye on this one for a while (thanks to the Rebecca Danger pattern in it!). I would LOVE to own a copy! πŸ˜€

  17. Maureen

    What a great looking book. It sounds like it will have great patterns and what a wonderful idea to be a laidback knitter.

  18. Seanna Lea

    Oooh, I’d like to think I’m a laid back knitter, but my current deadline knitting projects have me thinking otherwise. Please count me in!

  19. Helga

    Looks like the perfect book for a perfectionist knitter. Mantra: “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.”

  20. Heather W.

    If at least one of the secrets is how to become more laid back myself this sounds like the book for me!

  21. Sue

    The book looks interesting. I saw your twitter message and popped over for a look. I have some of Lisa’s yarn but not got around to knitting it yet.

  22. Rachael Anderson

    Ohhh. Just looking at the cover alone, I see so many patterns I would love to knit! I get the feeling that my Christmas gift idea list is going to grow significantly if I get the chance to flip through that book. πŸ˜›

  23. Nora

    I can’t wait for fall! I’m hoping for a slower pace than this summer and I will be glad to get my kids back in school. πŸ™‚

  24. Diana

    Yay for fall! I am so ready to put this 100+ degree summer behind me and get ready for cooler temps with some yummy wools!

  25. Maggie

    I think I would love this book! Looks fantastic. I’m a chemistry student about to start my junior year, and I suspect knitting will help keep me sane in the coming semester!

  26. Beth

    What could be better than a new knitting book and the kids back in school–it means uninterupted knitting time!

  27. Kallie (KallieKY on Ravelry)

    I love fall and I love new books! Looks like it would be a great addition to my library. πŸ™‚

  28. Danelle in Kansas

    Count me in . . . but finding “skill” and “testing” in the same sentence is a little unnerving–LOL!

  29. Jacey

    I love summer, LOVE IT! But, yet, there’s something tempting about fall and the desire to cast on a big cable sweater… and socks, lots of socks.

  30. Jess

    Ooh, I definitely need to be more laid-back. I hate it when I let myself get stressed out over knitting, it’s supposed to be my stress RELIEF! πŸ™‚

  31. Lindsay

    this looks like a fun book. it would be cool to get it for my birthday in less than a month -hint hint-

  32. Linda

    OOOH! I’d love to have a new book to meander through and to knit from! It might help me get away from my tendency to obsess about knitting….

  33. Kit

    Isn’t the fact that laidback knitters have rules a bit of paradox? Or is that the right word, I can’t tell, my brain is fuzzy and I might be coming down with something.

    Ah well, I could use one of them rules. Like rule: Thou shalt take naps when knitting is too much for an overworked nurse. or Thou shalt only knit in a movie if the movie isn’t too good and the popcorn is stale and you didn’t pay for your own ticket.

  34. Vicky

    Now that is a book I could do with. Trying to cast on a toe up sock on size 0s is making me anything but laid back!

  35. Reb

    Maybe it includes a chapter on reconciling my finished products with my expectations at Cast-on time. Or a chapter on embracing my “Ugliest FOs” (ravelry thread) candidates. The cover is beautiful!

  36. Lisa (in BC)

    I have a friend who could definitely use this, and I’m interested as well. I’ll add this to my long list of “books people don’t get me as gifts, so I’ll have to buy for myself’. I’d love to win a copy!

  37. Michelle B

    My knitting is usually described as “intense” so maybe I need some “laidback”. Thanks for the give-away!

  38. Liz in Missouri

    Fall started here – then ran for cover as the temps are soaring back into the 90’s again! Ick. The book looks GREAT!

  39. Sheila

    I just finished knitting the hat I’m designing for like the 5th time because I’m an obsessive-compulsive perfectionist. So I think I need this book.

  40. Marg

    I’m a teacher so I don’t want to hear the word ‘fall’ please… and anything to help me be more laid back is welcome!

  41. Lisa Barrett

    Holy cow, I could SO utilize a book that espouses Laid Back Knitting! I’ve been trying to let go a little and haven’t found the magic key to make it happen. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  42. Dari Trout

    Wow! A book all about my own philosophy! I try never to get too aggitated with knitting. It rather defeats the purpose!

  43. Meg

    Honey, would you reach that book (that’s on the table about thirteen inches from my sock knitting hands) for me?…uh..please?

  44. BLB

    Hmmm… I’m not sure most people would classify me as “laid back”, so this book may be even more useful to me.

  45. Tara K

    Mmm, I could use some laid back knitting right about now. This year has been all about the speed knitting. Too many sets of twins being born!

  46. Rebecca

    Oh man, I’d love this book. I’m totally a laid back knitter. I’m usually “keep going, it’ll be fine”

  47. Carrie

    If this book will help me get more knitting done, I’m in! Though I suppose increased productivity isn’t necessarily tied to “laid back”. πŸ™‚

  48. Alessandra

    I think I need to know what these secrets are, sometimes I get so anxious about my knittingÒ€¦mainly about my WIPÒ€ℒs

  49. Lisa Jensen

    Yes Fall is on it’s way. I will be casting on a new stole this weekend. Would love to learn the secrets.

  50. Madison W

    hmmm.. i’m already pretty laid back about my knitting, i think. looks like a good book though.

  51. Kitten With A Whiplash

    A heartfelt haiku:

    NEED laid-back secrets!
    Serenity threatened!
    Help! Type-A knitter.

  52. Pilaar

    I’m not familiar with any up-tight knitters, but I’m sure I would enjoy a book about laid back ones πŸ™‚

  53. Bridget

    I’m currently organising a house and job move, anything laid back would be much appreciated.

  54. Meredith

    Sounds like a book worth checking out! I think I’m generally a laid-back knitter, but mayhaps this will help me reduce my pile of unfinished projects?

  55. Susan

    I think I’m a laidback knitter. I wonder what my secrets are. Perhaps it’s that I don’t have to stare at my knitting all the time, which leaves me free to watch TV or ride the bus or whatever.

  56. Savannagal

    Autumn is definitely right around the corner. Some of my perennials are already starting to die back. Time to break out the sweater knitting. Thanks for the contest.

  57. Cocoonivus

    Sounds like a good book to me! I like to think I’m a laidback knitter. The relaxation it gives me is a big part of what I love about knitting.

  58. LindaR.

    I’m another Leo who would love to win this for my birthday πŸ˜‰ thanks for running this giveaway!

  59. Jeanne

    Oh, a wonderful book! I’ve seen it at my local library, but would love to have a copy of my own. Thanks!

  60. Linda S

    I asked my library to get this book, but they don’t have it yet . . . Would love to read it!

  61. Sally

    I would love to be a laid-back knitter and know all the secrets! Oh, pick me, pick me!! (Hand waving in the air in preparation for return to school!)

  62. Auntly H

    With all the crazy, my knitting has slacked off dangerously. Perhaps learning these laid-back ways will allow it to return and save my sanity.

  63. Nicole

    … Is there advice on how to be laid back about your cat ruining your second skein of sock yarn? In a discontinued color?

    Aah, to have relaxing hobbies…

  64. enidb

    I restart my projects way too many times, any tips to help me get it right the first time, or accept any errors and move on would be great for me.

  65. Reiko

    my challenge isn’t being laid back, it’s getting around to knitting more often than once or twice a week.

  66. Rebecca M

    I actually just broke up recently with a partner of 3 years in part because I am incapable of being “laid back,” (and he is incapable of the reverse) so any advice I can get here to assess whether “laid back” is something I want to be would be much appreciated.

  67. Jaclyn

    Today’s my birthday, so hopefully some of that mojo will spill over to Monday when you draw the names!

  68. Beverly

    This book is new to me, though I know the authors are well respected and therefore probably have lots to offer knitters at all levels.

  69. Leesa Gentry

    Would love to get this book! About to finish a sweater and I’m not sure what to start on next, hopefully this book will give me a direction.

  70. Annie

    I’m laid back but I don’t have any secrets πŸ˜€ Yet!! The book looks lovely & the offer is sweet…thank you!!

  71. angela

    I may be tense about other stuff, but with knitting I’m laid back. Sounds like the book for me!

  72. april

    i need to read this book because i am hoping that “Laidback” means i really don’t have to swatch. πŸ˜‰

  73. Carol Wray

    Oh, the patterns in this book look amazing. I really want to make the scarf on the cover!!!!

  74. Jennifer

    What don’t I do laid back, but I would like to leaf through these pages just the same.
    Thanks!

  75. Susan

    Maybe if I was a laid-back knitter, it would be more ok that the rest of my life wasn’t laid-back … hmmmm..

  76. Aimee

    Will this book also help me relax? I knit super tightly, and I think it’s because I’m too tense. But then again, I seem to be uptight about everything.

  77. Rebecca

    This book looks great. I recently requested that the public library get a copy, but of course I’d rather have it in my own library!

  78. Lisa

    I need this book, I don’t know how to be laid back about anything! Maybe this will start me on the right road!

  79. Kayla

    This looks like such a great book! I’d sure like some new projects to look forward to. Hope I win!

  80. Judy

    Ah, laid back is totally what I am–this book has my name all over it! Now I’ll have to buy it if I don’t win…what a sneaky trick! πŸ˜‰

  81. Rebecca

    That sounds like a pretty awesome book…I suspect just making time to knit more will make me more laidback.

  82. Tabitha

    This book looks amazing, and will be perfect for the impromptu group of new knitters I am teaching. I think I will buy it if I don’t win jus so it can ease their fears πŸ™‚

  83. Charlotte

    I have all the “The Yarn Harlot’s” & Wendy’s – if they write the same way, it’ll be great!

  84. Debbie

    It sounds like a lovely idea, being a laidback knitter. At this point in my learning curve, I can’t say “laidback” describes me…

  85. Eli

    This has been languishing in my Amazon cart waiting for funds, so I would really like to win it! Thanks for all the great giveaways you do.

  86. Dina

    Oh, oh, pick me please. I’m ever so nice. And I likes to knit. Besides, I could learn to be a wee bit more laid back. Sounds like an intersting read πŸ˜‰

  87. Karen V

    Holistic, Laid back knitting. I think I’m pretty good at it already, but I’d probably better have the book to be sure I’m doing it right. πŸ˜‰

  88. Sarah

    Sounds amazing! I may have to go check it out in the very likely event that I don’t win. πŸ˜€

  89. Anna

    Laid back knitting sounds exactly my style. I certainly could never be described as an overachieving knitter, though the obsession is well and truly established πŸ™‚

  90. Joanna

    Oh how wonderful! I truly, truly fit this description and would be honored to win one of the books!

  91. Anne

    I’ve seen this book before online but, was unable to see all the project. Thanks so much for the link!! Don’t know if I could answer a skill testing question but, Boy! Would I like to try!!!

  92. Desiree Scales

    Would love to answer the question. I’m so laidback I have projects started everywhere in the house from socks to intarsia vests. I’m in no hurry to finish them. A little too laidback I’d say!

  93. Renee

    I’ve used Lisa Souza yarns for years for baby blankets, sweaters, hats, scarves and more, and I adore all her colorways and the way they make up. Plus, she is an amazing person. I can only imagine how fantastic her book is.

  94. Dawn

    Love that Lisa Souza! Even if you don’t win, you should buy something form her this month…$$ to Doctors without Borders!

  95. Terri

    Cool! Heather Ordover was just talking about this book on the Craft Lit podcast–sounded intriguing!

  96. StaceyD

    I need to learn to be laidback… With two little guys, my knitting tends to take a backseat to less relaxing activities…

  97. sarah

    You mean my hands aren’t supposed to be shaped like claws when I’m done with a project?? πŸ™‚

  98. Carolyn

    Laidback? As in not stressing over the next short deadline you’ve given yourself for gift knitting? That sounds almost…relaxing? But surely having a hobby isn’t meant to be relaxing?

  99. Sher G

    I promise I will share it…I so need some laidback in my life. Thank you for the opportunity. Good luck everyone.

  100. Olive

    I’ve got a small library, but I’m sure I could find some room for such a lovely book. I could certainly use some tips for being more laidback.

  101. Stephanie

    Sounds like my kind of book!! I really need to get back into knitting and this might be just what I need.

  102. Nathalie

    Hey, this evening I am on holidays for 3 weeks I am going to be some laid-back knitter πŸ™‚

  103. Nicole

    I’m interested in how they define laid back knitting. If it’s someone with a million projects on the needles, who fixes problems with a bandaid instead of ripping out and hates deadlines then that’s me.

  104. Anne

    That didn’t take long to get so many comments! Of course not. Looks like another wonderful book.

  105. Chriscatsknits

    Mmmm happy knitting indeed. I would certainly be a happy knitter if I won one of these books.

  106. Carrie

    A skill testing question…well I hope I have the chops to answer it. I would love a copy of that book and it looks like a whole lot of other people do too!

  107. Jamie

    Since I tend to work up a sweat sometimes while knitting – usually when anxious to see the end result, a book like laid back knitting could be just the thing to help me relax!

  108. Fleur

    Indeed: let’s knit! Can’t wait to see this book for real, but then again… I am a bookaholic πŸ˜‰

    Have a nice weekend all! Ciao, Fleur

  109. Kelly

    *Start* a project?! πŸ˜› I’ve been knitting up a positive storm this summer (we moved, so it’s all boring stst but SO necessary to my stress levels). In the last 2 months I’ve knit a sweater for me, a baby hat/vest/booties set, two small stuffed toys, and am almost finished a hooded vest for one son. (unfinished are a pair of socks and a lace shawl, both half done).

    The projects on the cover look great, though! Count me in.

  110. Susan

    In this day and age, being laid back in any way is a great way to be! Long Live Knitting! Thanks for the opportunity to win an awesome book.

  111. Anne

    I *think* I’m a fairly laid-back knitter… Although sometimes I have to remind myself that knitting is supposed to be FUN, not a chore. I usually change whatever I was doing when I can’t cheer myself up for the project in question.

  112. Karen Lauterwasser

    This sounds like my idea of a great time. Best of luck to all…

    I know I will have to buy myself one if I don’t win!

  113. Gail Korhonen

    I love the title of this book. Knitting should always be laid back. The best thing about knitting is that it is easily corrected with a little frogging. Can’t wait to get a look at this book.

  114. Hazel Swoboda

    Back to teaching in a couple of weeks, need strategies for knitting and for being laid back!

  115. Cynthia RD

    Wow, lots of great patterns in this book. I especially like the Smoked Jewels Shawlette. Would love to have that as a laidback project on my needles this winter.

  116. Melanie

    I’m so intrigued! Despite working in a bookstore, I hadn’t heard about this one. Looks lovely, and I’d be delighted to have a chance to take a closer look.

  117. Annika

    Ooooo books! And knitting. I only wish I could figure out how to knit and turn the pages at the same time. I’m not that talented yet.

  118. Meg

    I’d love a book on laid back knitting. Still in the uptight trying to not be to anal about counting knitting.

  119. Julie Hilley

    I love these contests, so exciting to imagine hearing that you have been picked to win. πŸ™‚

  120. Shannon

    I would love to figure out how to be laid back doing anything! This book would be very helpful.

    Knitting is one of the only things that keeps me still for more than 10 minutes. πŸ™‚

  121. Margaret

    I could use some advice on being more laid-back … My projects have been stressing me out lately. Thanks! Margaret Grace Mills AT gmail DOT com (no spaces)

  122. Bronwyn

    I’m trying to become a laid back knitter, but I’m either totally OCD or the complete opposite with my knitting…

  123. Karma

    I don’t know if I’m more intrigued by the “laid back” part (yeah baby!) or the “skill test” part (huh?). I’d love to enter this contest!

  124. Laura Wijkowski

    That’s just exactly why I can’t get business motivated when it comes to knitting…I’m just too “laid back” about it!

  125. Gail

    Knitting should be fun and relaxing. But I always get stressed towards the end of a project. Would love to have some tips.

  126. Anna

    hm, i’m definitely NOT a laid back knitter! i wonder if being more laid back would make me a better or a happier knitter???

  127. Claudia S

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. πŸ™‚ The book looks fabulous! Crossing my fingers. X

  128. mereGoddess

    To Knit is to quiet ones soul… To give respite from the weariness of everyday worries. To weave that new found piece between the stitches of one’s handiwork. This is why I must knit.

  129. Adina

    I would love to add this book to my collection. For me, knitting is like comfort food without the calories.

  130. Joe B.

    Yep, that’s me. Give me a pot of tea, some nibbles, and some yarn and I’ll be a happy guy. πŸ˜€

  131. Janet

    I’m so laid back that I take Tinking and Frogging /w a grain of salt. I’m up for somthing new to add to my knitting library shelves and this lQQks like just the ticket. Finger and toes crossed. Thank you for this “Giveaway”, a nice gesture!

  132. vi herron

    laid back knitting is normally shawlettes for me..ever since the cat decided to eat all my hand knit socks

  133. Joy

    I am truly a laid-back knitter. Although I will fix mistakes that are necessary, I subscribe whole-heartedly to the following statement any variations in design are due to the nature of it being hand. Skills test?

  134. gala wilkie

    My first contest : ) wouldn’t it be cool to win? I have been reading Knitty magazine for a few years now.

  135. Emily Ann Selden

    Okay, so I am leaving a comment, but I honestly, don’t know if I can pass the skill test, it has been so long since I have knitted! However, I like the book because that is how I approached my knitting it was more a relaxing holistic event for me. πŸ˜‰

    (Maybe I should just add it to my amazon wish list. lol)

  136. Suzanne

    During my mom’s illness and teenage son’s — well, adolescence — over the past six months, I’ve found it difficult to concentrate on knitting. I finally was able to finish a pair of socks for Mom, who’s now in hospice and fading fast. It’s been hard to find a project to work on because I can’t commit to anything. Maybe this book will help me reframe how I can think about my knitting without having it become another thing on my to-do list.

  137. Michelle A.

    Wow, what a great giveaway! I’d love to win a copy! I’m definitely a laid back knitter!

  138. Jenn M

    Is that a picture of socks I see in the corner of the book? Knit with the wonderful watermelon yarn? *want*

  139. Victoria

    Me,me, pick me. I hope the “skill” question isn’t too hard. . . I’m self taught. I don’t always know the right lingo. . . LOL.

  140. Ze

    I am a pretty laid back knitter so I’d be really interested in what they have to say…gave up on patterns years ago and stick with color/texture use including my own handspuns….not sure I will make it through a skills test but I’ll give it a shot!

  141. Hester Sturrock

    Love to knit, love yarn – but I’m so laid back I never (well, hardly ever) finish anything.

    Best – Hester

  142. Lori D.

    I think I need this book after accidentally felting my sisters cardi today that was supposed to be for her birthday this weekend, that I just finished knitting for her (which was the first perfect piece I’ve ever knitted) – it will now fit her grand daughter – when her grand daughter is 7 ugh!!

  143. Patricia

    Nice, finally a book that is my style. Cuppa Joe, DVD, dog at feet and a pair of needles with my fave yarn.

  144. Sonia

    Sounds like a great book. I’m always looking for a new project. Can never have to many knitting books.

  145. Catheren

    Oh this book looks interesting, knitting; cuppa and chatting with friends, what more could you want. πŸ™‚

  146. Heidi

    Skill question sounds scary, but I’m game! I could always learn to be more laid back – so the book would lovely!

  147. Evette Wissler

    I could use some laid-back relaxing knitting. Recently knit a toy dog out of acrylic for a woman to give her son(she doesn’t knit). Killed my hands & fingers!!

  148. PJ Britt

    Wow if I could finish at least 1 of the 8 projects I have on my needles before the summer ends maybe that would make me a Laid Back Knitter! I love Knitty and all you bring to theknitting community!!

  149. Amanda

    I would love to hear their secrets. Sometimes I get too wrapped up in “trying to knit fast” I forget that knitting is supposed to be relaxing!

  150. Monika

    I’ve always enjoyed the process of knitting … I’d love to learn their secrets as well!! This would be an excellent addition to my knitting books collection!

  151. Julie B.

    I would definately enjoy some laid-back knitting! Skills question, hmmmm…not too tough i hope!

  152. Kittenears

    Oh wow! I could so use this. I still consider myself a novice knitter- there is so much I can still learn!

  153. Ferol

    I love this book! I just borrowed it from the library and decided it’s definitely a keeper – it would be great to win one!

  154. Tami

    I think I’m pretty laid back, except when I have a deadline. I think I stressed my wrist trying to get a project done recently. So may need to be *more* laidback. πŸ˜‰

  155. Jennette

    This book is perfect — I love going out & knitting (camping, park, beach… it’s all good). Thanks!

  156. Magpie

    How wonderful! The projects look awesome! Wow what a concept to be laid back and have the pleasure of knitting, ah just the thought is relaxing. Best of luck on the new book!

  157. Janet A.

    I would love this book. (Do you have a sample of the questions that you ask? That part sounds a little intimidating).

  158. Amy

    I live holistic knitting! I have “knit my life back together” so many times that I now know never to be without a project. Stress relief, spiritual practice, knitting!

  159. Valerie

    I’m still a newer knitter but I’d love a chance at this book. I’ve been knitting about a year, still doing more simple projects but always looking for new projects to learn new skills. πŸ™‚

  160. Roberta

    Sounds like an awesome book – I’m a little afraid of the possibility of having to answer a skill question, but what the heck! I’m in!

  161. Monica

    Oh geez, skill test? Will taking two pointy sticks and jabbing the yarn work for most of the answers? πŸ˜‰

  162. Kimber

    I use knitting to take away my stress of losing my husband to cancer a year ago and the ensuing financial problems and homelessness that came after. I would embrace any advice that could make my life a bit less stressful.

  163. Christine Camellia

    Since having too many things owed to people really stresses me out, this book would probably really help me XD; There are times when I’ll finish almost an entire project in one go, just because I’m paranoid about things like not getting my gauge right πŸ˜›

  164. TripletMom

    Knitting is my sanity…between raising 6 yr old triplets and a husband, going to school, being the chauffeur, and everything else I “have” to do, knitting is my peace!!! I would love to read this book. Thanks for the great contest as always!

  165. Hendy

    Books? Books! Books and knitting are the things I love most after the people in my life. And yes, reading and knitting are the two things I use to unwind at the end of the day. Bring it!

  166. Caroline

    Oh, boy, would I love to win the book! The title alone is just what I need… to be a laid-back knitter!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  167. Holli

    Just the book I was looking for and craving!Not just support for my joyous hobby, but more reason to enjoy this wondrous fiber art adventure! Knitting is HEALING!! πŸ™‚

  168. Brenna MacDonald

    Laidback knitter? If you could describe me as anything I would aspire to be, that would probably be it…

  169. Kathyj

    I totally want to answer the question, just to see if I know the answer! love the concept of the book and if I win it, I will review it on amazon too

  170. Debby

    Dreaming of the skill testing questions. . . and looking forward to seeing this book! I like it — not the same ole’ same ole’ knitting book!

  171. Margaret

    Fall is my favorite season and I have more than one project i can’t wait to get started….and finish!

  172. Susan Kantrowitz Benesch

    Would welcome having this book added to my library because it would be quite useful for me.

  173. McCute

    I can’t resist knitting books…what is that all about? I think I spend more time reading knitting books than I do actually knitting. I’d love to add this one to my library.

  174. RachelG

    Holistic knitting and “laid-backitude”…I don’t think you can go wrong. I would love a chance at this book!

  175. Gina Williams

    I knit for the Homeless and low Income Famlys who come to the Food Bank where I volunteer and the book would provide me with some ideas and up tp date ideas.

  176. Lisha Collins

    Holistic and Laidback how could it get any better than that. Oh I know a free book!!!!!!!