Boy-oh-boy, do I have a special treat for you today! I am happy to announce our guest designer, blogger, podcaster of the week: Alana Dakos from Never Not Knitting.
For those of you who don't know Alana, she is the writer and photographer of the popular Never Not Knitting blog as well as the voice behind the Never Not Knitting podcast. Over this past year she has gotten into the world of knitwear design and has self published many popular patterns that you can find here and in yarn shops across the world .
I got the exciting opportunity to speak with Alana recently, and we decided that it would be fun to do a personal interview as an audio recording for my blog, since Alana is a podcaster. Alana's candid interview delves into her personal life a little more, which is a nice addition to the knitting talk we are used to and know from her regular podcasts. You may learn a thing or two about her that you may not have known before...enjoy!
If you are having trouble seeing the player to listen to the interview (should be right above this sentence), please visit the following link: http://yarnonthehouse.com/podcast/yoth_nnk_interview.mp3
Alana offers a wonderful selection of beautiful knitting patterns on her site and for this week's giveaway she is hosting SIX winners the chance to win a signed copy of her best selling pattern, the Cedar Leaf Shawlette.
Along with this fantastic pattern, the SIX winners will also receive a copy of Alana's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe! If you don't know what I'm talking about, then you probably haven't listened to the recording yet!
And, that's not all! ONE lucky, lucky, lucky winner will also receive 2 skeins of HandMaiden Lady Godiva yarn in the Cedar colorway! This yarn giveaway is sponsored by the absolutely wonderful, fantastic, super online shop ONE PLANET YARN & FIBER.
If you have not had a chance to visit the One Planet Yarn and Fiber shop, you need to take a look. They carry a beautiful selection of quality yarns and fibers. One Planet is also offerring all the YarnOnTheHouse followers 10% off through the end of May when you use the coupon code: House10.
I would like you to do the following if you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway:
1) Have an address in the US to ship the yarn to. If you have a friend or relative that has a US mailing address who is willing to be your shipping sponsor, that will work as well. I will send it to them and they can then forward it on to you.
2) Post a comment on this blog post by the end of Sunday, 4/18/2010, telling us if you have used any HandMaiden yarns before and if so, what you think of them. If you haven't had the opportunity to try HandMaiden yarns, you can just leave a general comment for the blog, Alana, or One Planet. Have fun!
3) Please post only one comment to give everyone a fair chance.
Again, I'll randomly pick the winners on Sunday and post the results on Monday along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.