3.14.2011

giveaway #56

The Grand Prize winner of the 5 skeins of Anzula Cricket and a PDF copy of Cecily's Goodale pattern is:

knittaroo

The two runners up who will each receive a lovely skein of Anzula yarn are:

pigbook1 & Susie

Congratulations! Please contact me at yarnonthehouse@gmail.com to collect your prizes.



This past weekend I got to meet the lovely indie designer and knitting artist, Theresa of Little Turtle Knits. Theresa designs lots of fun and functional knitwear. I think she's best known for her childrens' designs (i.e. Picky Pants, Swing Thing, and many others). She's also recently released some great hat patterns. I really love her Bricked hat! I would totally rock that myself. Watch the interview to learn more about Theresa and her designing...









Links and such from the videos:

- Little Turtle Knits

- Theresa on Rav

- Little Turtle Knits Patterns

- Picky Pants pattern

- Bricked pattern

- Knit + crochet thread that Katie from Yarn Love posted.

- Unspun Icelandic Wool


Thanks, Theresa for being our sponsor! There FOUR prizes this time! The first winner to contact me (in two weeks when winners' names are announced) will receive 2 skeins of their choice and the corresponding pattern/pattern choice from the options below, and the following winners will each receive their choice of yarn + pattern as they roll in. That means that the quicker you are to announce yourself if you win, the better chance you'll have at getting your top choice of goodies. Here are the prizes:





Three Irish Girls Westmarch skein of sport weight yarn in the Kelly colorway, and a choice of one of Theresa's sock patterns.

Punta Yarns Merisoft Hand Painted skein of aran weight yarn in a deep olive and black slightly variegated color, and a choice of Bricked or Honey Do Hat. (I actually used this yarn in a different colorway to knit up my Dindy Beret. Great stuff!!)

Cestari 100% Wool 2 Ply Worsted Weight skein in the Oatmeal colorway, and a choice of Bricked or Honey Do Hat.

Malabrigo Worsted skein in the Simply Taupe colorway, and a choice of Bricked or Honey Do Hat.

Little Turtle Knits Superwash Merino Wool skein in a beautiful coral, pink, purple, and blue mix, and a choice of one of Theresa's sock patterns. (This is yarn from when Theresa was dyeing up lovely colors herself.)

And, everyone will receive an adorable notepad that was handmade by Theresa herself. They are so cute!


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, 3/27/11. Theresa would like to know, "If you could design a (knit, crochet, or bi-craftual) outfit for any literary character, what what would it be and who would it be for?" Don't worry if you can't think of anything, you're welcome to just leave Theresa a nice comment instead. :)


I'll randomly pick the winners in 2 weeks and post the results along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.

Sincerely,

Ve

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justthreadtwiddling said...

What fun. Now that I have a little one to knit for I am always searching for new designers!

Lizzi said...

Interesting interview - and sweet wee notebooks - not to mention the yarn. Very nice.

syeda said...
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syeda said...

Hi,
I have seen a video about circular tubular cast on by Theresa ( littleturtulemama) , which is very easy to learn this cast on.
I am new designer and want to learn more about the creat new design from the experince designers.
The yarn are so pretty and wish to win.
Ravelry Id: syeda
Blog: www.syedaiffat.blogspot.com

Amparo said...

What wonderful yarn... and notebooks!!!!

affiknity.com said...

What an interesting question! Which literary character would I knit for? If it can be a comic character, then I will say Bill Watterson's Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes.

Rachelle said...

Would love to be in the draw, though probably would knit something else, boys are getting older now.

happymousefairy said...

Brilliant question! I'd knit a small blanket for Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester's child. I know Jane doesn't like fancy stuff for herself (she wasn't too keen on the lace veil that Bertha Rochester tore up, preferring her plain muslin square), but I'm sure she wouldn't mind something useful with a delicate (rather than intricate) pattern for her child.
Besides, it's always nice to be given things for your baby!

Ashley Farmer said...

Oooh This is cool! :) It would be for Elizabeth Bennett or her father from Pride and Prejudice. I am a total fanatic about Jane Austen books. If it was for Eliza, I'd probably knit a delicate lace shawl for her to took in the top of her dress. :)

Robin said...

beautiful yarn. I would really like to win. I am not sure what I would make I have so many ideas.

Avila said...

What an interesting question! I'd really love to design/knit a cozy sweater and socks for Lucy in The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe to keep her warm!

Barb T. said...

Great question with too many characters to think of but if pushed, I'd choose Abe Lincoln from Team of Rivals. Maybe a pair of fingerless gloves.

Elise said...

I hope I win! I love all the yarns. I think I am most addicted to Three Irish Girls!

Sue said...

Ms. Weasley from Harry Potter. She is always giving everyone sweaters, but never gets anything in return!

Faith (the Vampire Slayer) said...

I'd have to design for Anita Blake from Laurell K. Hamilton's book series. She wears the most insane and rediculous sweaters in several of the books that I feel I could get out any crazy knitting compulsion on her.

Kelly J. R. said...

I would knit something for Robin Hood (the Kevin Costner Robin Hood - not Russell Crowe) simply in hopes of getting a hug or kiss from him as thanks. I have a bit of a crush.

Kamigaeru said...

That is a really good question Theresa came up with, and I honestly can't think of a good answer! Perhaps shawls for each of the Little Women?

Beautiful yarns and patterns!

Taloferia said...

Hmmm...I would design a beautiful sweater for Anodos from George MacDonald's Phantastes, for his forest wanderings. Fun question!

JoAnna said...

What a fantastic question!! I would knit warm things for Ethan Frome because I LOVE that book to bits and I think Ethan could use some warmth. Or maybe for Zeena so she weren't such a mean ole biddy.

Sparkee Spud said...

I would have to say if I could design an item for any literary character it would have to be Elizabeth from Pride and Predjudice. I think it would have to be some sort of lacey wrap or shawl!

Jen said...

Hmmmmmm. I'm having difficulty coming up with a fancy literary character, so I'll just pick a normal one. :)

Tamora Pierce has written a group of books about children with different magical abilities. Tris is the weather witch, so I would knit her a cool shawl to keep her warm when it's windy!

Sharripie said...

If I were to design knitwear for a literary character, it would probably be a squishy alpaca cardigan (more likely: a shrug) for Fanny Price, who would be excessively grateful that someone made such a gift for her and who would be amazed at the softness of such a fiber that would have been unheard of in the England of that time.
And I have to say how much I love the beautiful yarns from Three Irish Girls.

Megan said...

WOW, really making us earn our entry this giveaway ;o) I would like to design a hat for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. It would fit them all, and be stylish and comfortable in many climates as they travel the world. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Kristin said...

I would love to design a new cape for Little Red Riding Hood!

Thanks

kristinfitzgerald on Ravelry

Desiree said...

"If you could design a (knit, crochet, or bi-craftual) outfit for any literary character, what what would it be and who would it be for?"

I think I would design a knit a scarf or piece of clothing based on one of my favorite children's books... a Native American story about how the crow lost it's colors... Something representing the rainbow, fire, and ash...

suburban prep said...

I don't really know why but the first person that came to mine is the Ingalls women from Little House books.

Zilliah Bailey said...

Hmmm...I think I'd want to design one for Trillian in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - I always felt like she would have interesting clothes.

susanmhj said...

Ooh, interesting question. I'm re-reading Jane Eyre and thought I'd knit a cardigan for Jane, all the houses seem so cold!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather said...

Awesome question! I've always wanted to design something for Lee Scoresby from the His Dark Materials trilogy. Probably a sweater, thick and cozy for flying in, and with some cables or something to make it interesting, but subtle so it's not TOO interesting. And roomy, so Hester fits inside it.

Erin said...

Hmm, I think I'd like to design a shawl for Anne Shirley--something pretty, but a little off beat.

mel said...

A cardigan for any character in a any story taking place in England. For some reason it always seems cold in those stories...

Lisa said...

That's a difficult question, but a good one! I wish I had a good answer. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Sangeetha said...

A beautiful afghan for Jo from Little Women

Ginger said...

I would knit a lace shawl for Kinsey Millhone (Sue Grafton's heroine) to go with her all-purpose wrinkle-proof little black dress.

Haley said...

So great...I think if I could design and knit something for a literary character it would be an obnoxious 80s ski sweater for Thursday Next from Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series.

Julia said...

I think I would have to knit a shawl for Miss Anne Elliot of Jane Austen's "Persuasion." That girl needs a little comfort.

Teresa said...

I love both Honeydo and Bricked! I think I might have to make one or both for my daughter!

Susan said...

Ooh..beautiful yarn! The literary character question is hard, I'd probably make Winnie the Pooh pants! He always looks like he needs them! Ha ha!

Michaela said...

It's too early here, and i just got up, so I am having a hard time thinking of an original literary character :) Just wanted to say thanks for the interview and the lovely giveaway!

Knitmish on Ravelry

Rachael said...

Awesome question and lovely, lovely yarns and patterns! I'd knit some mittens for Mr. Tumnus.

patsy said...

I would knit a scarf for Fallon in Jane Anne Krentz's Arcane series.

SnohoTina said...

Lovely yarn. I would make Isabella Swan from Twilight a super warm sweater so she should make out with Edward without freezing too death...at least until she becomes a vampire in Breaking Dawn! Currently in love with that series.

pigbook1 said...

Calpurnia from to kill a mockingbird, maybe some dainty church gloves

Theresa@LittleTurtleKnits said...

ahhh, I am thoroughly enjoying reading all these fabulous ideas as I drink my coffee this morning! I've always known that knitters are a literary lot ;) I've even found a few new books to read. I promise I'll play along and answer my own question, but I'm still fiddling with the idea in my head - maybe there will even be a sketch ;) Keep the awesome answers coming!

The Werling's said...

What a fun give away! If i were to create something for a character...it would probably be a shaw cover for the main girl character in 'The Mark of the Lion' series by Francine Rivers.

Hope to win!
Amanda
amanda dot werling at gmail dot com

MelissaHB said...

I don't know if i would base a design on any particular literary character. I like functional and modern knits. Not something too traditional. Maybe a sweater knit out of some wonderful cashmere or merino with some small cabling details up the side around the arms. I'm pretty simple.

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :-)

Jodi said...

I'd knit Watson a cozy Fair Isle sweater vest, to keep him warm while chasing after Holmes.

Jen said...

Well, I'm not sure but I sure do love these yarn giveaways!

Judi A. said...

First thing that popped into my mind was a pretty, girly sweater for Alice in "Alice in Wonderland"
How fun! :-)

Zowmom on Ravelry

Janelle said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to design so many things.... But one of my top items would be to design a shrug for my little girl.

StaceyKnitsIt said...

Socks with Crocheted cuff for Little Red Riding Hood.

Angela said...

Something knitted for Elizabeth Bennet - maybe a set for a baby with Mr. Darcy!

sacha said...

I think I would like to knit Little Red Riding Hood's hood and maybe some mitts to match!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I would like to design a picture hat for Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind.

Jan said...

My first thought was a capelet or shawlette for Jo from Little Women.

Beautiful prizes! Thanks!

vtcjan at yahoo dot com

Ann said...

I'd design & knit thick legwarmers & socks for Ree, the lead character of Winter's Bone. Just reading that book made me feel chilled!

Sole said...

Good question! I think I'd like to design a slouchy hat for Clarisse McClellan, from Fahrenheit 451.

Kristina said...

I think I would like to knit socks for Dobby. He's appreciate the one sock problem. :D

Debbie said...

Such cute patterns! I would design a light lace beret and maybe some matching fingerless mitts for Ailie Calhoun (from F. Scott Fitzgerald's Last of the Belles).

Jen said...

I would design a nice cape, or something else cozy and useful, for 'The Little Prince'. :)

Tara said...

I would knit Dumbledore a nice pair of socks. :) I've knit one of Theresa's patterns before (the Pithy Hat) - very cute!

Mandii said...

I would love to knit fingerless gloves for Meggie from Inkheart. Always reading books, like me! Your hands do get cold. A Pair of socks too, for when she's curled up in her aunt's library!

Kim said...

I love Jane Austen's books. I was thinking also that Jane would like a nice lacey shawl.

TopHat said...

Opera gloves for Anna Karenina!

knitterlydesigns said...

Hmmmm....I think I would knit a cute little toy for sleeping beauty to hug while she is snoozing.

Julie said...

How fun! Love the interview. I would love to crochet some shawls for someone colonial--maybe Felicity from American Girl?

josiekitten said...

I would knit Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables something really pretty, like a lacy shawl. Marilla always dressed her in plain, dull clothes!

melonkelli said...

We're reading Little House on the Prarie. I would love to knit something lacy for Ma. Or some dollies for the girls.

eylchak said...

I would design a cardigan for Curious George.

flossie said...

I would love to design something for one of the Lord of the Rings characters - could be Gandalf, could be Eowyn, or one of the elves, it doesn't really matter. But I know it would be fantastic and flowy and delicate. Those books just seem to lend themselves to beautiful knits in my mind.

Retrobaby said...

Great giveaway as always! I would like to design a sassy dress for Alice in Wonderland. ;)

fracksmom said...

Why Piglet needs a much better scarf, so I do think I would make him a whole new outfit. it can be cold in the hundred arce woods

Kassia said...

Oooo gorgeous stuff!

I just finished "Lady of Hay" and I think I'd have to knit something for Matilda...definitely red, maybe a flowy cardigan? :)

Brenda said...

How interesting that you would ask that, because I already have done that !
I designed a hat for Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/daisy-buchanan-hat
It's cloche hat, with a contrast color band, and geometric lace patterning.

Jessica said...

I love knitting toys for my children so I searched my child's bookcase for my literary inspiration. I think I'd love to design shoes to knit for Pete the Cat (from Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes). I'd knit every shoe a different color from the story.

Lydia said...

i'd knit elizabeth bennet a lacy shawl to wear when she weds the dashing mr. darcy.

Kristen said...

I'd knit something for Anne of Green Gables... perhaps something with puffed sleeves. ;)

Jack said...

I would knit something for Toot & Puddle (matching sweaters??) or Olivia (stripes!) ... Those are my daughter's favorites right now.

Susan J. said...

I would design a lacy, summer-weight cardigan for Bridget Jones! thanks for the fun question and the giveaway.

Rhian Drinkwater said...

Ooh I love your designs so much!

Amanda Lyn said...

I would design a warm, worsted shawl for Caroline Ingalls, the hard-working mother that never tires and sacrifices so much for her family.

kristyh1981 said...

I would make a nice warm shawl for Eliza Doolittle. Something that would fit into her old life and her new life :D

Rav ID kristyh1981

marlono said...

I would make something for Elizabeth Bennett (from Austen's Pride and Prejudice). She's one of my all-time favorite literary characters, and I can imagine her wearing pretty lace shawls and lacy fingerless gloves!

Pavlina said...

Let's see. That's a hard question. However, having love for England I would knit lace stockings for Queen Elizabeth! That would be a lot of fun.
Nice designs and the yarn is pretty too!

Little Miss S. said...

I would make a sweater for Piglet - or someone else who really needs some protection and warmth.

Meg said...

I would knit a neckwarmer for sookie stackhouse to cover the vampire bites :).....or a warm shawl for Maryann in Sense and Sensibility.....

knittingsal said...

I would love to knit a waistcoat and matching cravat for Mr Darcy from Pride and Predjudice. (Well Colin Firth actually)

Natalie Servant said...

I'd like to knit something fashionable & unpractical for Anne of Green Gables.

Lisaknits said...

Hi Theresa...Liked the interview.

Carrie B said...

I would knit a sweater for Piglet!

Jean Ashley said...

My favorite character is probably not considered literary, but I love the Muppets, and Gonzo is one of my favorites. He sang a song on the Muppet show (tv) called the Wishing Song, and the first line was: "I wish I had/a coat of silk/the color of the sky", so that's what I'd make and who I'd make it for.

Anonymous said...

Great question! I'd knit something for Mae in The Demon’s Lexicon, something to fit her pink hair.

-Ravnejenta on Ravelry

Kati said...

I'd probably want to knit a hat or cool sweater for one of the characters in Harry Potter series because they are just fun.

Amanda said...

Great drawing!

Someone already beat me to it - but socks for Prof Dumbledore, because it's important that knit recipients are appropriately appreciative :)

penelope10 said...

Another fabulous Giveaway! and interview!

Sabrina said...

I think I'd make a lacy, fern-like shawl for Anne from Anne of Green Gables.

Polarpurplebear said...

I would knit Eeyore a whole outfit. Maybe he's grumpy because he's cold...

dmr said...

If I could design knitting patterns I would design a series (dream big) for the children in 'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" The book series not necessarily the movies. That gives a wide range of ages between Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter. The first books of winter and then later is summer and then on the boat. So many opportunities for a wide range of items. Unfortunately, I am not at all creative and can't design my way out of a paper bag.

Clicky Needles said...

mmmm Fabby Yarn.

I'd make a nice warm colourful scarf for Heathcliffe whilst he's on a windy moor.

pookie said...

i'd knit a little outfit for the little naked boy in "In the Night Kitchen". LOL!!!! by the way...
I just became a grandma for the first time this week...so i will definitely be making sweaters for him. the yarn is beautiful. thanks for a great giveaway.

Martianit said...

I would design and knit a set of sensible travel underwear for Granny Weatherwax.

LuisaM said...

Well... I really don't know... All that occurs to me is YOU!!!
Thanks for all the giveaways.

evan said...

i would design a lacy capelet for Christiana of The Pilgrim's Progess, and am in the process of it actually.

Andrea said...

Thanks for another great interview and introducing me to a new designer!

faeriecollege said...

I think, something to keep skinny Jack Spratt (the detective from the nursery crime series by Jasper Fforde) cozy. No idea what. I think he'd like socks.

Lori said...

theresa, you're so nice. :)

JodyH said...

I would have to design something for Ivy Rowe from "Fair and Tender Ladies" - probably a nice warm shawl or a blanket for one of her babies.

Keya said...

Elizabeth Bennet (Pride & Prejudice)--something in a deep scarlet color, perhaps a moderately lacey shawl, but not too girly. Someone so ahead of her time, so independent, yet so blind to truth should be dressed in something as appropriately shocking as her feministic opinions.

Rachel said...

I love this question - I think I'd knit a new cloak for Kvothe from (Name of the Wind) with cunning hidden pockets and a fascinating swirl - maybe with matching fingerless gloves to keep his hands warm when playing his lute in cold climes.

Rachel R. said...

Not an original answer (I see the same thing several times above me) but I would love to knit a shawl for Elizabeth Bennett!

Gwenn said...

Love the interview as always! What a cool lady! I love the designs so much!

Kathy said...

I'd want to knit hats, mitts, and sweaters for all of Dickens' lonely urchins.

winterwrens at gmail dot com

Sara said...

I would have to knit a shawl for Scarlett O'Hara - Gone with the Wind...

Frankly Beka said...

I'd make a pair of woolly arm-warmers for Lady Sybil Ramkin (of Terry Pratchett's discworld) while she works in her swamp dragon sanctuary. Wool, being one of the more fire retardant natural fibers, would keep her arms warm and safe(ish)
(...maybe) from the explosive tendencies of Draco vulgaris, the common or "swamp" dragon.

Trevor Walker said...

A more durable coat for Peter Rabbit, because he's always losing his!

Enid said...

I know it's not all classic, but I've been reading the Sookie Stackhouse novels that True Blood is based on, and a cute little scarf or shawlette for Sookie would cover the bite marks when she goes out ;-)

miabean said...

I would knit a Thneed that went on forever for the Once-ler so he would stop cutting down all the Truffula Trees!

Barefooted Mama said...

Alanna from the lioness series she coulduse some love. And maybe George too ;)

Anu said...

Wow! lovely giveaway!
If I could knit something for a literary character, I'd love to knit a snuggly shawl or a coat for Agatha Christie's Miss Marple... 'coz she's forever knitting stuff for her nephew and his kids...and hardly anything for herself... something that would keep her nice and warm during her adventures :)

babyloveknit on Ravelry

Marta said...

An interesting question! My answer is probably not what you'd expect, but it's what first came to mind. I'd knit a sweater for the boy in Cormac McCarthy's The Road. It's a book that stayed with me, and the conditions were so bleak -- the little boy could use a big, oversized turtleneck sweater.
Another great giveaway -- thanks!

Laura said...

I would knit or design for characters from "The Great Gatsby" the flowing white dresses, the hats, the class and prestige. *Gives me the chills*

You do some beautiful work Theresa.

Hope I win :D

Katie said...

hmm, she's not a character, but I'd like to knit a pair of socks for author Barbara Kingsolver. Maybe I will!

Stephanie Hancock said...

I would design a pretty shawl for Claire of the Outlander series; she needs something beautiful to wear while tromping around the wilds of Scotland/France/The New World (America)! I would love to get some of Theresa's yarn; she always did such a beautiful job with dyeing.

Laura said...

I would knit something special for Eeyore to have of his very own so he would feel loved...a stuffed toy or small blanket he could keep with him when he was feeling low.

Christine said...

I would knit a afghan or a sweater for the little matchsitck girl. That always seemed such a sad story to me

becca said...

Lovely! If I could, I'd make Hermione Granger a lovely jumper.

fridica said...

Hehe, I thought a lot of people would go for knitting for Harry Potter characters! As I'm currently in the proces sof listening to the audiobooks, I'd go for that as well. Something nice for Mrs. Weasley. She always takes care of everyone else and seems to come last. :)

fridica on Ravelry

Marlitharn said...

I would make Commander Sam Vimes a pair of fingerless mitts to keep his hands warm on those rainy Ankh-Morpork nights. On the backs, one would say "Fabricate Diem" and the other would say "Pvnk". Beautiful yarns!

Jenny (renewedmind on ravelry) said...

I would love to knit a beautiful shawl for Cinderella to wear to the ball. I can see it now, delicate silken lace with some beadwork...maybe the palest sky blue.

Carey said...

I would design a nice shawl for Mrs. Weasly from Harry Potter.

PenCraft said...

I would knit a sweater for Stuart Little.

Julie said...

I would knit Emma Woodhouse some fingerless gloves for all of her long walks with Mr. Knightley!

Nicole said...

My outfit would be for Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. I would knit her a pair of gloves. :)

claudey said...

Oh, I think Paddington Bear needs a new cute knitted sweater. :)

Angelbibity Designs said...

The yarn is beautiful! Her patterns are fantastic! The interview was wonderful. I love that Theresa knits during lectures! I wish her all the best in Nursing School!!

floderten said...

Fictional character.. Hmm. I think I might like to make something for Jasper Fforde's character Thursday Next. She seems like she'd appreciate it - or at least maybe Pickwick would!

Karen said...

I would knit a beautiful kimono for Sayuri from Memoirs of a Geisha.

hotknitter said...

The first person that came to mind was Tom Sawyer. I know - surprised me too! What fun it would be to design something creative like he was.

Amber said...

Well, I've been reading a lot of Beatrix Potter to my 7 year old so maybe a cute little sweater in some LTK yarn for Peter Rabbit. :) I love Theresa's designs AND yarn. What a great giveaway!! Amber

Kate said...

I would knit for Anne from Anne of Green Gables. She was always my favorite heroin growing up and she was an orphan, who would appreciate lovingly hand made things.

Juliaknit said...

I just got some Yarn Love - Elizabeth Bennett so I guess I would knit something for her.

Maria said...

Fictional character, mmmmm, probably have to be a little blossom hat for Snugglepot or Cuddlepie, of course :-)

Rosie said...

I want to knit for Pam from Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackouse series!

JanetK said...

I'd work with my daughter to design an outfit for a character from one of her stories - but I'm not sure who...they are usually long an lanky (she draws them too), so it would be fun!

Orli said...

A wedding shawl for Jane Bennet...because she'd never think she deserves such a thing from someone else.

Catherine said...

good question...Something warm and wooly but also a bit edgy for Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. And it must be black.

Karla said...

if I were ever ambitious thought to try designing, I'd maybe try something lace. Like a nice shawl or maybe even a wedding veil for some victorian era literary character.

Michelle said...

I think Snow White, I am certain she was a knitter. If not her, I am positive there were some handy birds or mice out there that could. Maybe we could get together for cup of tea and make some new hats for the dwarves, theirs are clearly out of date.

thewalshfam said...

I loved hearing from Theresa! Another great interview! I have 2 little boys (4 and 15 mos) and never get to read because I'd rather spend my tiny bit of quiet time knitting. I do read tons to them, though! Our favorite literary character these days is Olivia the pig. She is very girly, so I'd love to knit her something feminine! With the two boys, I rarely get to knit something fun and girly!
Katie
rnmama on rav

Pam R. said...

I would design a shawl for Jane Austen's Emma.

Phyllis said...

How can a book lover answer a question like that? I guess I'd have to knit for Kristin Lavransdatter, just because she was the most recent character to really capture my heart. She could have enjoyed something warm and pretty.

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

Something for any literary character? Hmmm . . . I would knit a new set of clothes for Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) . . . And it would be a coat that he could never, ever lose!

Sherry said...

Fun, Fun, Fun...OK, a goofy hat for the pink panther.

The Distracted Knitter said...

I went through Theresa's sock patterns and love the pemberly one! I would also choose a Jane Austen character; Mr. Wickham. And I would knit a codpiece for him! It's a huge joke among friends about how his codpiece is nothing to look at!

Anett said...

I would knit a scarf for ''Kurt Wallander'', Henning Mankell's famous inspector.

Danielle said...

Love the yarn :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to be in your drawing. Can't think right off the top of my head what I would knit. Something good, though.

asteride said...

I would knit a shrug for Tinkerbell .
Besos

Anonymous said...

I would knit for Fancy Nancy from the childrens' books. :) She loves clothes andis pretty flamboyant about colours and style, so it would be fun to knit something for her. :) samm

Cindy said...

I would knit a sweater for Harry Potter! Also, beautiful yarn - thanks for the giveaway!

Juney said...

I love this yarn! Beautiful!

ikkinlala said...

Tough question! I'd knit some warm socks for Laura in The Long Winter, but I think she'd probably be better at knitting than I am.

Jess said...

Wow! I learned a lot from this blog! :) Here's to hoping I win!
Hmm... Well first off, I am bistitchual (Mainly crochet, but been learning to knit for a few weeks now). I would love to whip up something for Lucy from the Chronicles of Narnia. perhaps some really awesome fingerless gloves or a sweater. :)

amchart said...

We are on a Lord of the Rings kick at my house. I would love to design something for Arwen. But how great would Bricked look on the Pevensie boys from the Chronicles of Narnia?!

billicummings said...

John Keats was a brilliant poet and died too yound. Even though his girlfriend was a magnificent seamstress, I would love to have knitted something for him, perhaps some stockings.

Emily said...

I would knit a ribbed sweater for Alice (of Wonderland fame) so that it would fit her no matter whether she's very tall or very small!

vashkita said...

great giveaway!

yarrrnmatey said...

I would design a pretty little lace shawl for Sophie from "Howl's Moving Castle" because she already designs all the prettiest hats in the village.

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tashbalaz said...

I would design a knitted dress for Jane Eyre (as a child).

patricia said...

I enjoyed the interview and all of Theresa's patterns are super. I love the Honey Do hat and may buy that one if I don't win. hehe. If I were to design something for a literary character it would be a warm cape for Laura Ingalls. I loved her books growing up and a thick red wool cape would keep her warm on the cold prairie.

Lael said...

I think it would have to be something for the Harry Potter gang - knits figure into those books all over the place - the Xmas sweaters, the socks for the house gnomes (are they gnomes? I can't remember) Maybe some new house scarves for the four houses.

Turtle said...

gorgeous goods! And what a fantastic question, lol. I think knitting something for little bo peep would be fun, maybe a rainbow cape!

masshag said...

I'd knit warm socks and fingerless mitts for Bob Cratchit of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. I always felt so bad for him warming his hands over a candle. This was really fun reading everybody's responses. Love the notebooks.

craftink said...

I would love to design a knitted skirt for me...to bad I have no designing skills....

stephanie rj said...

I've got to jump on the 'socks for professor dumbledore' train. It's nice to have your work appreciated!

Pixiewear said...

beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win! How about Alice of Alice in Wonderland (a la Tim Burton)? That would be fun...

Jaime P said...

Beautiful yarn. Need time to think about the literary character I'd knit for...

knitandcurl said...

I'd design and knit an intricate patterned shawl for "Little Dorrit" (Charles Dickens). She was such a good hearted person in spite of her circumstances - she deserves something to keep her warm and cozy.

Maryse said...

I did not know Little Turtle Knits! Very nice! Great interview as always! I'd like to participate to this great giveway. Thanks!

Kae said...

I would knit a cozy woolen shawl for Penelope, wife of Odysseus, of Homer's Odyssey. 'Penelope' means 'spindle loosener.' During the 20 years that her husband was away at the Trojan War, Penelope kept her suitors at bay by telling them that she would choose one of them as a husband as soon as she was done weaving a shroud for her father-in-law. She worked each day at her loom, and then unravelled the cloth each night.

Angela said...

I would knit something for each of the Dashwood sisters from "Sense and Sensibility". They deserve something pretty!

Sandie said...

My fav author is Diana Gabaldon of the Outlander series. Her main male character is a big strong, sexy, Scotsman (late 1700's) and he's always undoing his kilt to wrap up in when he gets cold. I think I might like to knit him a fabulous blanket/throw so he doesn't have to take off his kilt ..... ohh wait.

Never mind. ;o)

Fabulous giveaway!

Sandie
zaftig2k at yahoo dot com
http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

old dog said...

It has to be my childhood favorite "Charlotte's Web". I would like to design and knit a spiderweb shawl for Fern. She could sit and visit with Wilbur and solve the world's problems.

Amy V. said...

What delcious-looking yarn!

Hmmm, I think I'd design a cosy scarf for Mr Bilbo Baggins, to keep him warm on his travels. :)

mommieof4munchkins said...

I just purchased a LHOTP inspired doll and I would knit her a new sweater to keep her warm!

I love all these yarns, so smooshy

Lisaknits said...

How about Betty Boop!
What a funidea for a contest entry.

Karen said...

Oh, definitely Anne of Green Gables. She has such "scope for imagination" that I think it would be lovely to design something to match her red hair. And she was always pining after some ruffles, and I love ruffles too. (I'm rereading these books that I loved from my childhood!) Beautiful yarn!

Elly said...

I would design a lacy, puffy victorian dress for Alice from Alice in Wonderland.

Eliana B

steelwool said...

I think "the luggage" could use something, perhaps a modular or log cabin blanket. Not familiar with the luggage? Made from sentient pearwood, it is a remarkable character from the Terry Pratchett Discworld series.

Debbie said...

I think I would make a baby blanket for Pookie - Garfield's little cousin! Or the blankie could be for Linus! LOL Debbie in Alaska

Tish said...

I would like to knit a very practical warm, yet lacy, shawl for Mrs. Molly Weasley from the Harry Potter series in a wonderfully soft elegant yarn. I think someone should knit her something that is not just using up all the leftovers from her previous projects. It is resourceful of her, and I do appreciate that, but she is special and could do with a bit of pampering. ^_^

tmr714 said...

Kind of hard to be original at this point. But I think I would make a fashion forward sweater from Vogue for Becky Bloomwood, something that she would be daring enough to pull off.

grandmastatus said...

If i was going to knit something for a literary character I'd pick Mr. Darcy. I know that's totally unoriginal but it was my first thought. Also, I wouldn't knit him the Mr. Darcy sweater from Knitty. But it would be brown and tweedy. :)

Heidi said...

Thumb warmers for Sissy Hankshaw from Even Cowgirls Get the Blues!

sarahnthropic said...

i think i would design something for sherlock holmes.

Tas said...

I would without question knit for Mary Russell in Laurie R King's Beekeeper's Apprentice series. That woman would have a serious appreciation for a fine handknit lace shawl. Even though she would lose it while chasing the villain in the final scene.

krista said...

A most interesting question indeed! I thought I had a very good answer to this, but the more I think on it, the less I'm sure of a character to choose. Perhaps I would choose Ender Wiggin and his sister, Valentine. I imagine that they could definitely use some kind of nice knitted comfort would be very welcome while they were travelling between planets between the first and second books in the Ender's Game series.

Lizbert said...

I'd like to design something for Vin, from the Mistborn series. All those cold nights out, you'd need some warmth.

InJuneau said...

Oh, that's a hard call. Maybe a warm, textured scarf for Sherlock Holmes or a lovely lacy shawl for one of the elves in LOTR.

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