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Stretch Your Knitting Mind – A Lynne Barr Giveaway!

Lynne Barr has an exceptional knitting mind. She stretches the boundaries of knitted fabric and encourages knitters to think about knitting with new eyes. The wonderful folks at Melanie Falick Books have donated at set of Lynne Barr’s books for a giveaway. I think spring is the perfect time to try something new and a little different, don’t you?   One reader will win all three book. Prize  value, $82.85 You know how it works: leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Thursday, May 2. One comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter ...

Jillian’s Book Obsession: A Fit to Flatter Giveaway

I’m a little obsessed with knitters making sweaters that fit and look good on them. I was so excited when I got Amy Herzog’s new book Fit to Flatter for review. After I finished reading it I knew I wanted to do a giveaway. So here it is, the I-Love-This-Book-I-Know-You-Will-Too, Fit to Flatter Giveaway. Our prize package includes a copy of the book donated by Melanie Falick Books: and a yarn pack (in the winner’s choice of color) to knit the Dorica sweater, one of my favorites, donated by Berocco Yarns: To win this prize pack leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, ...

Jillian’s Obsession: Fibery Mugs and a Giveaway!

I drink  tea all day long and have collected a lot of mugs. Of course I’m especially drawn to mugs with any kind of a fiber theme, sheep and knitting needles cavort in my cupboards. I have Knitty mugs, Jennie the Potter mugs, mugs from local potters and a just a few from Etsy. I recently ran across a fantastic set of mugs from Herdy, you know the cute little sheep stuff. Herdy things usually look like this: But this set is decorated with specially commissioned artwork from by Scottish artist Owain Kirby that depicts the journey of wool from sheep to finished object. The set is called Wool Journey. Want a closer ...

Obsession: Knitting with Beads

Have you tried knitting with beads? It’s awfully addictive. It takes simple stocking stitch and makes it into a jewelled wonder. There are lots of fabulous beaded shawls and other projects out there. Me, I’m slightly obsessed with Laura Nelkin’s fabulous bead knitting kits. They’re small projects, easy and quick to knit – practically instant gratification! – and the end results are those rare wear-everywhere go-with-everything pieces. They’re also an excellent and affordable way to add something new to your wardrobe, if you’re feeling the winter blahs. Because we want ...

It’s Friday and We Have a Lucy Neatby Giveaway!

I don’t know about you, but my week has been crazy! I have never been happier to see Friday. To make your Friday happier Lucy Neatby has donated 5 of her on-line videos as prizes for today’s giveaway! Lucy has converted her original 16 DVD titles into a new on-line format. They are smaller in file size and designed for use on laptops and mobile devices. The on-line videos live in your  Notebook on Lucy’s website. They can be viewed there or downloaded to your own computer or tablet. Cool, no? Lucy was one of the first knitting teachers to have DVDs and her video ‘classes’ are packed with ...

Knitting Mondays: A Wearwithall Contest!

This past weekend it was 57F this week it’s barely supposed to touch 30F. I think that calls for a cozy giveaway! May Lou Eagan and the gang of incredibly talented folks that created the book Wearwithall:Knits for Your Life have put together a warm and fuzzy giveaway for us. How’d you like to knit this to keep you warm? The whole prize for this giveaway is , a copy of the Wearwithall book and 4 skeins of Berroco Souffle in Cortina, enough to make 2 cowls or 1 scarf. Prize value $45.95. Regular contest rules: leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Wednesday January 16th. One ...

Knitty Friday: Are You Feeling Creative? Franklin is Hosting a Contest!

In this issue’s Stitches in Time column Franklin Habit tackles a knitted counterpane square with his usual panache. Franklin was so inspired by the work he did with his Templeton Square, and got us so excited by it that we’ve decide to have a contest! We have fabulous judges and fabulous prizes, all we need now are your creative ideas knit up, photographed and sent in by March 15, 2013, midnight, EST. For all of the details, keep reading. We can’t wait to see see what you come up with!   Contest Time: Square Off with Knitty   Here’s what you’re gonna do: Use the Templeton ...

Knitting Mondays: Kate and Jillian Give Each Other Gifts. Plus, an Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf Giveaway.

What do knitters give each other? Kate and Jillian give you more knitterly gifting insight by showing what they would like to buy each other. Here’s what Jillian would give to Kate. Because she loves Doctor Who: A Tardis Needle Gauge from Tangerine8: A little something for her mind. I know she’ll read this and invent 211 more. Cast on, Bind Off – 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting by Cap Sease. It’s available as print and an ebook.   She is a sock knitting goddess and should be gifted appropriately. Here are two ‘rich uncle just left you a mint’ sock knitting gifts. A set ...

Knitting Monday: More Gifts: Books Jillian Reccomends & A Knitty Yarn Giveaway

Since I do most of the book reviews for Knitty, I read as many as 100 knitting books a year. Here are three from this year that I think would make great gifts!   Principles of Knitting This is a classic, finally rereleased with over 700 pages of knitting techniques. If you know a knitter that loves to study the intricacies of how knitting works, they would love this book. It also comes as an ebook, which is a little easier to take with you.   Needles & Artifice: A Refined Adventure Story with Ingenious Knitting Patterns Steampunk + knittting, what’s not to love? For the knitter with a sense of ...

Spinning Tuesdays: On Board Bobbin Winder and a Denise2Go Giveaway

When I took a class from Sarah Anderson in August, a very nice woman, Debra, sat next to me. She had the coolest set up on her wheel, thanks to her clever husband. Come look. Can you guess what this is? A removable bobbin winder for her Lendrum! Here it is in action. It is so simple and brilliant! It was turned on a lathe from a dowel. I really want one, for all of my wheels. Have any of you brilliant spinners seen something like this for sale anywhere? Or maybe I can figure it out with PVC, hmmmm. Have I mentioned I love gadgets?     Denise2Go Giveaway The fabulous Barbara at Denise has donated two ...