Another Winner

I loved reading the memories of grandparents that have been coming in over the week for the Phoebe's Birthday giveaway.  They were touching and inspiring, and many were craft related.  I love that crafts are often handed down through the generations.

Once again, with the help of, I found my second giveaway winner for this week:

who wrote:
My grandma taught me how to knit when I was in elementary school--little Barbie rugs and blankets. Now, my mom is working on Phoebe's sweater for my daughter. Saw this post early this morning, but didn't want to be # 1 in giveaway comments, hehe. Rav ID: nmujillybean

Well, it looks like your strategy paid off.  I'll be contacting you on Ravelry to get your address in order to send the signed copy of Phoebe's Birthday your way.

As for me, I've been loving all the suggestions for baby knits on my last post.   I've been busy adding to my favorites and am hoping to find the time to wind up some yarn and cast on a project or two this weekend!

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Winner, Winner

So happy to announce that The Stella Pattern Collection Giveaway has commenced and a winner has been chosen via my good friend

And the winner is...

who wrote:
Um, Nashira, duh! : ) I always feel bad posting during contests like this. I should always comment so you know how many people really do read and appreciate your work (I say this knowing there is a slim chance of winning ; ). Keep up the good work - love you blog!

Well thanks, egoffensend!  If you see this post, just use the "contact" tab at the top of this page to send me a note with your email address so I can send the patterns on to you.  I will be hopping over to your blog to try to connect as well!

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Phoebe's Birthday Book Giveaway

As I posted on Monday, this week I had the pleasure of attending a book signing with author and knitter Joanna Johnson. What I failed to mention was that we also got to host the lovely Johnson family at our home for a night.

Me, Joanna, and Elise at the book signing.

Joanna and I met at TNNA 2010 (the first TNNA for the both of us) and became fast friends.  We have always made time for a quick dinner or lunch together at TNNA since then, but this visit was an extra treat.  Although it was one quick evening, we finally got to spend a little unhurried time together.  

The kids even got to explore the pond a bit and decided that they would like to stay a little longer (which wasn't possible with the book tour time constraints, but we still felt privileged that they felt that way).

Phoebe's Birthday is Joanna's third book.  She has once again collaborated with her husband, Eric, who illustrates the stories.  As with her other books, you will find knitting patterns (outfits from the story), in the back of the book.  Phoebe's Birthday also has a little something extra as it includes sewing patterns as well, even a pattern for a quilt!

*Phoebe the mouse, in 'mermouse', sewn form for the new book

Phoebe's Spool Quilt

Phoebe's Party Dress and Phoebe's Sun Romper

And now, continuing with the "Christmas in July" theme I set earlier this week (click here to enter the Stella Pattern Collection Giveaway), I have a signed copy of Phoebe's Birthday to giveaway to one lucky reader.  

Since the story is dedicated to Joanna and Eric's grandparents, I think it is only fitting to incorporate this in to the giveaway.  So, in order to be in the running, just share something about a grandparent in the comments below.  It can be a memory, a story, or just something special you like/liked about them.

Make sure to include a name, and place I can reach you if you win.  Contest will be open until Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm, with our winner announced Friday, the 27th.

If you want to learn more about the Johnson family and their work, check out their website at

Stella Collection Giveaway

What happens when you combine the talents of this blog:

With the talents behind this one:

Along with some gorgeous yarn, and a little inspirations from the stars?  

An amazing new pattern collection, of course!

Today I am delighted to share this beautiful pattern collection with all you knitters out there- here comes the eye candy:

Each of these patterns features a different Tanis Fiber Arts fingering weight yarn (my favorite weight to work with, btw).  You can drool over the whole collections of Tanis' yarns here.

The Stella Collection is available on Ravelry as a pdf ebook for $15.00 CAD.  You can also find each pattern available for $6.00 CAD a piece.

Now the title of this post does say giveaway, so that's just what we'll do.  I have an entire ebook to share with one lucky reader.  What do you have to do?  Just leave a comment below sharing what design you would cast on first (I think Suncrest is calling my name!). 

The giveaway will close on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST.  Winner to be announced shortly after.

Annnnnnnd..... GO!

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2011 Christmas Sweater... and Winners

When I was just about finished with Elise's stocking, an idea popped in to my head.  Granted, I wasn't planning on making Elise a Christmas sweater this year.  After all- how could I top last year's outfit?

But, a little inspiration goes a long way and before I knew, all I wanted to do was get the stocking off the needles to start the perfect sweater.

But, before I get ahead of myself, the stocking is finished.  I'm pretty happy about how it looks- It's blocking now and I'll have pictures soon!

And finally, we have some winners to announce. And they winners are:
 Baby Vest:  Jen
Waldorf Baby Doll:  Ludamilla
Pattern of Choice:  Jill C.
Pattern of Choice: knit one, knit two

Only Jill C. included her email address- if you are one of the winners, use the "Contact" tab on the top of this page to send me and email to let me know who you are and how to contact you.


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