The winner of last week's Phoebe's Sweater book and yarn giveaway is:
Jen who posted, "Well, I guess I would have to choose the book I learned to read with...There Are Rocks In My Socks Said the Ox To The Fox. That's a mouthful!"
Congratulations, Jen! Please make sure you send me an email with your mailing information to email@example.com
Whew! Giveaway #20! I can't believe how fast time has flown by. I've been having a lot of fun putting everything together and getting to meet all the wonderful knitters that follow my blog and the designers, yarn shop owners, and indie dyers that have been so gracious in sponsoring the giveaways. Thank you everyone for all the support and I hope you enjoy all the fun stuff I have planned over the next several weeks. It's gonna be good!
I have a podcast for you to listen to today and superb giveaway sponsor. Enjoy!
If you cannot see the player click here.
Links and such from the podcast:
- Our fantastic sponsor Go Monkey Design!
- YOTH Group Why are you not a member yet?!
- crooked paths slouchy hat pattern
- Madelinetosh Vintage
- Madelinetosh Merino
- Dream In Color Classy
- My Woodland Spring Shawl!
- Never Not Knitting blog
- Girl's Spring Garden Tee
- My Ravelry project page for the Spring Garden Tee that I knit for Jasmine.
- Adult Spring Garden Tee
- Rowan Calmer
- Woodland Spring Shawl pattern
- Dream In Color Smooshy
- Leah's project bag selection!
- Her needle organizers!
- And, the cute magnetic pattern keepers in her shop!
- Be sure to visit her store to see all the great things she offers!
Meet Leah aka Go Monkey Design...
And, Leah put together a little bio about herself. Check it out:
A bit about myself...I am many things, a wife of 11 years to my Matty. a mother to two amazing boys Gage 8 and Maxwell 5. I live in a very picturesque village in the Hudson valley of new york. My hubby and I own a vintage 5 and dime as well as my own creations of go-Monkey. I love things with texture.. Yarn, fabric, wool, dirt, food, anything. I could just touch and feel things all day. they amaze and inspire me in so many ways.. its a simple connection that I truly seek and enjoy.
I have never been professionally trained as an artist. My mom who is the most amazing seamstress has always been my support. She sewed every dance dress and skating outfit, I was always bedecked in style. Thanks MOM!! I do have a very fun sense that I call cut and paste. many (90%) of my line is created from scratch, meaning I have the idea in my head and I create from there. which in turns creates items where there are no two alike. they may be similar but each have there own personality. not cookie cutter, which keeps things fun for me. I enjoy the liberty of just playing and creating, new things and old. I feel very very lucky!
How did I end up in this business... Well I was pregnant with my eldest and decided I needed to knit a sweater. I went to my LYS and purchased a kit for a basket weave cardigan. mind you I had never knitted a day in my life. And you would think I'd pick something simple, a square blanket?? No not me. So I did knit the sweater and he wore it proudly, after that I was addicted to knitting as any knitter will tell ya. Also as any knitter will tell ya its really hard to find anything functional or cute enough to be even considered good enough to carry your essential needles about. So I started making some for myself and friends. And so go-Monkey was born...
Thank you, Leah, for the absolutely spectacular giveaway sponsorship! Take a look at the beautiful items she sent over for YOU!
Three lucky followers have the chance to win one of the three items above (chosen by me). I would like you to do the following if you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway:
1. Read over the rules if you have not done so already.
2. Leave a comment on this blog post by the end of Sunday, 6/21/10, telling us how you store your knitting gear? Do you have special organizers that you use?
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.
One follower also has the chance of winning a copy of the updated children's Spring Garden Tee pattern that I talked about and a skein of Rowan Calmer in the same green color I knit the tee up in. I will randomly pick the winner of this portion of the giveaway from the comments left on this post as well.