4.25.2011

giveaway #59

The two winners of the String Theory yarn & a choice of Surya or Ruffle My Feathers pattern are:

marlono & Rowleeeee

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



This week I'm bringing back a wonderful and generous sponsor: Joanna & Eric Johnson of Slate Falls Press. Do you remember meeting Joanna last year? She and her husband are the fantastic writing and drawing duo behind the fun childrens' books: Phoebe's Sweater and the new Freddie's Blanket. Their books are truly genius! In essence they are knitting picture books that you can share with your favorite l'il boy or girl.

The newest children's story has the sweetest platypus as its main character! And, is full of darling knitting patterns that are incorporated throughout the entire story. I just can't get over how great this concept is and even my soon to be 10 year old likes the books and patterns. Here's a little more from Joanna herself about the new book and the creative process:


"Eric and I really enjoy working together to create these unique knitting storybooks for children and adults to share together. Often while we are going about our day we discuss little details about the storyline, the illustrations, or the patterns. But our most favorite part of the creative process is when we begin a new book- that initial brainstorming session when a new book is conceived is really an exciting creative moment for us, and it is the big spark that fires the rest of the long journey to having a finished book. I have learned to keep a notebook handy at all times! Of course, the day when thousands of copies of our books arrive is rather exciting, too, but it is that very first collaboration of an idea that we love the most.

From there we talk about character, then names, settings, seasons, deatils, it is all out there on the table to be discussed. When we were exploring animals to be the character in Freddie's Blanket, we talked about a variety of critters. But once the platypus was mentioned, we were smitten. Eric sent me a photo he found of two baby platypodes (yes, this is the correct pluralization!) nestled in the palm of a scientist's hand, that decision was set. From there, we explored the habitat of the platypus, and fell just as hard for the beautiful and interesting plants and animals of Australia. Every animal, plant, leaf, and bug in this new book is Australian. Now even our children want to go there, too! Details like the character names come along early on while we are talking through all of the decisions we need to make. We don't obsess too much over the names, we just try a few out, ask the children how they like them, and call it "good" then and there.

We are actively working on our third book which we plan to publish in 2012. It will be another Phoebe Mouse book and is set during the summer, so our friends in warmer climates can be a part of the fun, too. Eric and I are working through a storyline that pulls in a lot of details from our own childhood summers and we are really enjoying the ways we are finding to bring our two distinct sets of memories together into one story. It will include knitting patterns again (I am going to pick up my needles in just a few minutes here and keep working on the first design, which I am really enjoying!) but this time we are adding in a little something extra to go along with the knitting. There are a few hints on our blog that let you in on the secret- and we are thrilled about who we are working with on it!"


Joanna and Eric have put together a fantastic giveaway for you this time, but first check out some of the patterns in this book:












Just too cute for words! Now onto the good stuff: one Grand Prize winner will receive a signed copy of Freddie's Blanket and EIGHT skeins of Brown Sheep's Company's Serendipity Tweed, a cotton and wool blend. That's enough to knit a Baby Envelope Blanket, Freddie Platypus, and May Platypus. Two runners up will also a receive a signed copy of Freddie's Blanket to add to their knitting library. How fun!





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, 5/8/11. I wanna know if this if your first time hearing about these awesome books? If so, what do you think and do you have a special someone you would love to share them with? If this not your first time hearing about them, tell us what you like about the books and how you ran into them originally?


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

152 comments:

old dog said...

This is the first time I have heard of these books. I am part of a knitting group (who isn't?) that would love to see these books and do the patterns. So very sweet.

Teri said...

I first heard about these books from a French Press Knits blog give-away. The book is too precious, I love all of the patterns for kids. I have several new babies in my life and hopefully there will be many more to share the pattens and books with.

Joanne said...

Hi. This is the second time I have heard about Phoebe's Sweater - I think the first time was on the French Press blog? - but it is the first time I have heard about Freddie's Blanket :)
I'm building a collection of knitting/spinning/fibre related children's books that I love sharing with my children (age 4 to 9). They often pull them from the shelf to read too. There is something quite special for a child to look at the book and relate that to what I, or they, are making :)

justthreadtwiddling said...

I have already made Pheobe's sweater for my granddaughter. I would love to make the platypus kids for her.

Karen said...

This is the first time I have heard of these books. I would share them with my 4 year old nephew who is interested in my knitting and how it works.

Emily said...

I hadn't heard of the books before, but I have a 5-month-old son and I'd love to make some of these patterns for him!

josiekitten said...

I've not heard of these books before - but would love to be able to see tham and share with a special baby I know!

ohdessa said...

I have heard of them and have been meaning to check them out. My son would love them!

Debbie said...

This is the first I've seen the books. They look adorable. My hubby's name is Freddy, maybe soon I'll have a Grandbaby Freddy to spoil! Debbie in Alaska

Stranded Things said...

I'm only now hearing about these books and I think the idea is wonderful! My little sister, age five, is already a craft-o-holic and I think she would drop dead if she saw these books!

magrit said...

I don't know about these books - but I have two nephews, so I could always do something for them :), and younger one loves books of all kinds.

KnittySue said...

Sweet, I've got to get the book. My niece would like that.

Little Miss S. said...

Never saw the book before, but I am quite in love with the baby envelope blanket. And I don't even have a kid. Can I make one for myself?

Tara said...

I bumped into these books on Amazon several months ago - adorable and I would love to add them to my/my son's library.

Ginger said...

I have heard of them from other knitting blogs, but I haven't had a chance to check them out yet. They look really cute!

bbmowery said...

I have not heard of these books before, and my little girl is only 3 months old. But we have knitting in our blood! I love the idea and I think she will love these books too once she is bigger. :)

Valerie said...

This is NOT the first time I have heard of these books. I have wanted Phoebe's Sweater for some time now. I have looked at it and it is adorable. And now I am very excited about the prospect of getting Freddie's Blanket. I first learned of these books just by browsing the internet, looking for children themed knitting books.

Suzanne said...

These books are new to me but now I know to look for them. The concept is very interesting.

Rachael said...

I heard about these books from FPK too, but these pictures are making me even more intent on owning one! I have a new goddaughter to knit for, so this would come in handy for sure.

Sangeetha said...

this is hte first time I have heard about this book - looks amazing and I would share the book and its products with my two little ones!

StaceyKnitsIt said...

I'd love to share them with my 5 mo. old as she grows older. She already enjoys books.
I've heard of these before on blogs. I'd love to own one or more. They all have cute patterns and pictures! I'm sure my son(s) would look through also.

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

I love the idea of reading a story to a child that has the same knitted items as in the book.

Debbie said...

This is the first I have heard of the books (I did not discover your blog until week 30 or so)-- they sound great and I have just the recipient in mind! They remind me of "Shall I Knit You a Hat?".

Lizbert said...

I have heard of this book before, mostly because it's one of the few knitting patterns out there for a toy platypus. And come on, who doesn't want a toy platypus

Rae Lynne said...

I first heard of Freddie's Blanket on TotTopper's blog, where she was hosting a giveaway. I fell in love with the book and the projects right away. I'd love to own this book! :)

I would share the book with my DS as he loves books. And for him to have a matching friend to read along with him would be great! :)

raelynne01 on Rav

Michelle said...

This is the first time I've heard of either book. One of my dear friends just told me she is expecting, and my cousin had her second boy a few weeks ago. These books are filled with beautiful patterns and I would love to knit up something special for both of them!

Megan said...

A friend of mine bought both the Freddie and Phoebe books in a yarn shop crawl a few weeks ago. I have been contemplating buying them as kids birthday gifts (both my own and others kids). Thanks for hosting the giveaway. This would be a great one to win!

Gianna said...

They're new to me, but look wonderful! I have lots of knitting friends who are expecting or have newborns, so they'd get lots of use that way.

Susan G said...

I have seen and read Phoebe's sweater - as my goddaughter's name is Phoebe.

Thanks for a chance!

Linda Hanford said...

This is the first time I have seen these books. The baby envelope blanket design is really clever, and I have several family members who are all in a procreating mood at the moment!

Kristina said...

I have seen Phoebe's Sweater. I really want both books to share with my niece. They are so wonderful! I saw them on another blog, but had not seen them in person until recently. Phoebe's Sweater has great illustrations, and I love the fact that you can knit the knits in the book. What a great concept!

The Werling's said...

Oh My Gosh! I am so siked to here that there is another giveaway with these books! I heard about them last time when this blog featured them and have thought about it ever since! (I need to just go buy the books!)
I am having a baby in July and the baby swaddle looks FABULOUS! And who doesnt like a CUTE little platapus?! Oh man, i hope i win!
Amanda
amanda dot werling at gmail dot com

Rebecca Swan said...

I came across Phoebe's sweater the other day, which led me to the book, but hadn't seen the Freddie's blanket one yet. I love that it's a platypus! Our fave Disney show (Phineas & Ferb) has a platypus. Both my 10yo daughter and 2yo son would like that!

Jen said...

I am SO glad you are offering this giveaway! I won her last book here on your blog. My daughter loves the book and everything I made her...the coat, Phoebe Mouse, Phoebe's dress and her coat. I am crossing my fingers for this fabulous giveaway!

SnohoTina said...

I have seen many blog posts about these books but have never picked one up myself. Would love to win and make something for some special little person.

amchart said...

I discovered Phoebe's Sweater surfing Ravelry. Love that the latest character is a platypus. My kids are into platypuses lately ... long story! Would love to gift this prize to Becky in our knitting group.She is the youngest of our bunch and expecting #2. She is new to knitting inspires me with her dedication and perseverence.

meppybn said...

I just bought these books and they are SO cute - and would love to get the yarn for Freddie's blanket (for a still-in-the-planning-stage grandchild!!!:) I heard about Phoebe and Freddie several months ago through French Press Knits - AND there is the cutest adult version available of Phoebe's jacket which I WANT!!!

Natalie Servant said...

I've seen these books in a number of spots & they look adorable.

flossie said...

this is the first time I've seen these books, but the projects are so adorable!! I have a shower to go to on Sunday - wish I'd seen them sooner!

yarrrnmatey said...

This is the first I have seen of these books but I LOVE them already. I have two little ones at home one is five and the other is two and I'm trying to instill in them the love of books that I have, plus the knitting patterns are a nice perk for momma!

Monica said...

I saw this book a few months ago mentioned of the French Press Knits website and it immediately made it to my wishlist. I love the idea of joining my hobby with something my 3 year old can enjoy as well. The illustrations look adorable, and I know he would really like the book, and be very happy if mommy knit a toy for him!
So here's hoping I win!

Cheryl said...

Wow - what a generous givaway! These books are so adorable, and that knitted platypus is awesome.

Tracey said...

These books are so cute, and the patterns are equally adorable! Would love to win a copy.
tbmccarthy on rav

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I have seen these books on several blogs. I have the Freddie's Blanket book. It is a very good book. I would love to have the Pheobe's Sweater book to go with it.

melonkelli said...

That envelope blanket is so cute!

I heard a review on the Knitmore Girls podcast and immediately put the books on my birthday wish list.

cardingstories said...

I didn't know anything about the books until I saw this post. They look really cute! And the patterns, wow, they'd be perfect for my stepgranddaughter (6 days old today :))

Kate said...

I've been seeing them pop up on a lot of blogs lately, and it's got me itching to knit some little baby things for all the new parents that seem to be cropping up among my friends.

jessecreations said...

I've been hearing more and more about them lately and I'm dying to see one in person! I'd love to share them with all three of my children.

Jess

Susan said...

This is my first time hearing about these books..and I would love to knit something for my niece and nephew!

Christine said...

I haven't heard of these books before, but I'm very interested. I have 2 nephews that could benefit form learnign the value of a hand knit item!

Sabrina said...

I've heard about these books before and been dying to collect them! I love that they combine a story and the knitting patterns. I would have loved to own the blanket, sweater, or stuff animal version of my favorite character when I was a kid. I will save these books to share with my children, when I have them :)

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InJuneau said...

I can't remember where I first heard about them, but it may have been on Ravelry. I've also seen them in my local bookstore. I haven't bought any for any kids yet, but I keep thinking I should, esp. for a new little friend whose mama knits!

sacha said...

I heard about the books on your blog and I would be making/giving to my nephew.

Nicole said...

This is my first time hearing about them, and I'd love to share them with my best friend! We're both knitting for little ones. :)

TopHat said...

This is my first time hearing about them and I'll probably pass them around my knitting group because I think the gals there will enjoy them, too!

mommieof4munchkins said...

I honestly can't remember where I heard about it first, probably twitter, but I bought Phoebe's Sweater last summer and I have a singed copy of Freddie's Blanket but I would love an extra copy for the kiddos and the yarn would be lovely!

patsy said...

I think I first heard about these books from you but since have seen them on Ralvery. I would like to share them with my grandniece, Lydia. They are such lovely books.

Jen said...

I've heard about these books through other blogs before, and they are so cute. I would totally use this - I just found out I'm pregnant and this would be a great book/pattern to have for the new one on its way!

Sally said...

I work at a yarn shop, and these books are GREAT sellers! I LOVE this one! I would love to win the yarn to knit the platypus for my son for his birthday. Thanks so much!

evan said...

i have heard about thm before from a french press knits blog entry and giveaway. i love everything about them.

Marianna said...

This is my first time seeing these books. I'd love to share them with my niece.

pencraftco said...

This is my first time hearing about these books. I think that they would be a lovely addition to our local library. Our librarian is an avid knitter, so the library is always on the lookout for yarny books.

Tish said...

I had not heard of these books until now but I love the concept! What a great idea to combine knitting (including patterns) in a children's book. I shall have to be looking for these books next time I hit the book store. I will one day be a grandma and this is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I've not heard of these books before, but I'm smitten! My young granddaughter is a beginning knitter and her mum has just published her first childrens' book, so those two would be the one I'd share with first. I need to knit a platypus...... really truly need to! samm@ravelry

Doula Mommy said...

I love these books! I came across Phoebe last year on Susan B. Anderson's blog! We are so happy to have Phoebe come live with us!

Amber said...

I saw these books last time you did a giveaway for them I think? I love them and would knit all the characters if I had them! My girls would have them as a favourite book I can tell!

Frankly Beka said...

I love platypodes! And now I miss Australia. I've heard of Phoebe's Sweater before, but this is the first I've heard of Freddie's Blanket. I love the idea of a children's book with patterns for story items in the back. It makes it so much easier to acquiesce when my niece says "I want one!" With books like these, I can reply "Go tell your uncle I need more yarn." He'll love that. =)

Maryse said...

What a lovely concept! Thank you very much for that nice giveaway! Good luck with the new book!

cindy said...

love the Pheobe's Sweater Book, would love to add Freddie's Blanket too.
Thanks Cindy

Kristen said...

I think I saw these books discussed on Ravelry but haven't had a chance to really look them over. They look really cute!

melosa said...

I've read about Phoebe's Sweater on another blog that I read and I've seen a couple of the patterns from Freddie's Blanket on Ravelry. I just love these patterns and the whole idea behind the books. My daughter would love them.

Turtle said...

i have not heard of these books but love the idea! I have started a "grandma box". Not rushing it but in the next few years it is a big possibility and i have been collecting things that i really love and getting an early start. Not too many babies to knit for here so I am pre-planning! :)

Rachelle said...

I've seen the book somewhere online I think, but then I like fibre related books for children.

affiknity said...

I have heard about these books before and I totally adore them. I would love to make something from this book for my two year old tyke.

Brenda said...

I had heard of Phoebe's sweater, in fact I added it to my Amazon cart a few days ago! I would love to get this for my baby granddaughter, as well as knit her the sweater in the book. Since we live far awy from her, this would be a nice way for her to remember me between visits.

cedarchestquilts (ravelry name) said...

I think I learned of Phoebe coat on someone's blog, before Freddy and when I was 1st using Ravelry. I was soooo happy to see a "boy" book follow and am even MORE excited about a "warm climate/sumer book". Angie in TX Please enter me to win the book and or yarn.

Robin said...

I love the book idea with the patterns. The snuggle blanket is a must knit.

Creal said...

I cannot believe that I haven't heard of these books before! My 4-year-old son would LOVE Freddie's Blanket and I'd love the knitting pattern...That's a Win Win!

Kate said...

I saw Phoebe's Sweater all over the blogs. So cute!

Rav ID kristinfitzgerald

Jenny (renewedmind) said...

I LOVE these books! I just finished knitting Phoebe's Sweater for my adorable cousin, and would love to knit Freddie's Blanket for my Godson.

Judi A. said...

I don't know where I first heard of Phoebe's Sweater but never forgot it and keep thinking some day I'll find it in a shop to purchase.:-) Only recently did I learn there was another book out. Such cute and perfect books for any age!

Zowmom on ravelry

Teresa said...

I had not heard of the first book, but I have seen this book on a couple of blogs. It looks like a fabulous book and I would really like to get my hands on both it and the previous book! I really wish there had been something this cute when my two daughters were little.

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I've heard of these books. There are some great ideas, especially the blanket. Someone in my knitting group has many babies in her family and they would be useful for her.

Polarpurplebear said...

I've not come across them before but they look lovely - lots of my friends are having babies now so would be perfect to share with them!

Carey said...

I have not see those books before but they are so cute! I would love to share them with my kids, especially my daughters who would love to learn how to knit

Ann R said...

I heard about Phoebe's Sweater when a local yarn shop was hosting a book signing. Have since gotten Freddie's blanket. Both books have such sweet stories and the illustrations are adorable!! I am not a grandma yet but am planning ahead (I have two adult children) and hope to have a set of books with the finished knitted articles to give as gifts when they have children!!

Becky said...

I have Phoebe's Sweater and I am looking forward to reading it with my son. I have seen the new book making the blog rounds and would love to get my hands on a copy.

Becky (gathersnomoss on ravelry)

Monica de Moss said...

I first heard about the book and your blog from Tot Toppers on Facebook. I would love to share that whimsicle book and the subsequent patterns with my grandaughter. She turns 1 year on May 14th 2011.

Lizzi said...

This is the first time I have heard of these books - they look superb. I have a 2 year old grandson and a 3 week old step-grandson so alwyas looking for different and interesting baby/child patterns.

Kathy said...

Yes, this is the first time hearing about these books... makes me want to run down to the library to see if they have a copy. I'd love to read these with my 4 year old boy and continue the knitting lessons we've started (and, ahem-- left off for awhile).

winterwrens at gmail dot com

kristyh1981 said...

I currently have a Phoebe's sweater in the works for my daughter and plan to make her a pheobe and clothes to go with her sweater. Phoebes sweater first came to my attention when I discovered the patterns fir 18" Dolls but I quickly fell in love with Phoebe and her story. I would love to make a Freddie for my son!

Rav ID kristyh1981

RnDmama said...

I've heard of both of these books through Ravelry and they are both just adorable! I've got lots of boys in my and would love to knit up all of the patterns!!
Thanks!
rav id drmom22

Jaime P said...

I've never seen the books but remember when the first one was written. I think every child should have a book with lots of fiber mentioned in it!

Cindy said...

This is the first time I've seen these books, but what a great idea. Thanks for the giveaway!

Bev Love said...

This is the first time seeing these books. Great combination of needlecraft and story telling.

thewalshfam said...

I heard about them on the tot toppers blog and the knitmores talked about them, too. They sound fabulous and I'm sure my little guys would love them! Thanks!
Katie
rnmama on ravelry

Eva said...

Oh man, I remember thinking that Phoebe's sweater sounded like an awesome book. Freddie's blanket looks ADORABLE! And I'm swooning over the idea of knit platypodes! I'll have to give copies of these to my friend for her classroom.

Holywhale said...

I have both the books, have knit both Phoebe and Freddie and I've met the wonderful writer and her fabulous husband at a book signing in Philadelphia last year. I have two little ones and we love to read so when I happened upon the first book, Phoebe's Sweater, on Ravelry, I knew I had to check it out. These books are awesome gifts to give and the patterns are adorable!

Denise said...

I've seen that book recently (I recognize the little guy on the front) but can't remember where? perhaps I was browsing Amazon? I'm knitting gifts for my little nephews and nieces for Christmas, this would make a great addition.

Melissa Zeffer said...

This is not my first time hearing about these books. While I don't remember where I first saw them, I have been admiring them for a while now. My cousin is expecting her first child so I would love to be able to make these items for her as a gift along with the book. I LOVE the idea of creating a knitted item to go along with a storybook. It's a great way for a child to make a connection to literature!

Jessica said...

This isn't the first time I have heard of these books, but the first time I have seen the patterns! So cute. I would share the book with my goddaughter, and knit the envelope for the next baby to enter my circle of friends!

wearyrn said...

I love this envelope blanket.. have 2 new baby grandsons so this would be great. And toddlers that would love to have Grammie read them these books.

Connie said...

I haven't seen these books yet but I'd love to have both of them. They would be great fun to read to my niece's children when they visit. I would love to make the patterns in the books.

greyowl (ravelry id)

stephanie r j said...

I watched the awesome Phoebe's Sweater video! I want to do the same thing for one of my knits one day. The new book looks great.

Rhian Drinkwater said...

My son is two and already loves handknit socks and tops (and often points at the sofa: "Do knitting mummy!"). I'd love the chance to win these.

I've heard of Phoebe's Sweater before, but is the first time I've heard that there are more.

Katrin said...

I own this book and it is lovely. I love the story and the drawings and it would be great to have the right yarn to make the cute patterns in it.

My girls liked it too, but are a bit to old, but my nephews are the right age :)

rainbowscuba on Ravelry

Ann said...

I have seen these books mentioned elsewhere (French Press Knits); I remember seeing the platypus & being tickled that it was an available pattern. I have a niece turning 6, whose older sister has expressed an interest in knitting -- the book(s) could be a double whammy for their crafty Auntie!

Kara said...

I haven't read either of these books, but I've seen them on a couple giveaways already. They look adorable! Definitely on my toddler's wish list - she'll be getting a little sibling this summer and Freddie's Blanket would be lots of fun for us to read together!

Babs said...

Must. Knit. Platypus!

Maria said...

I have never heard of these books, but they sound very interesting, so I will be on the lookout via the net for them.
And as platypi's are our native animal, I would love to knit one for a yet to be started grandchild :-)

Charlotte said...

what fun ... I hadn't heard of these before and am off to do more research.

Maybe next up could be some native NZ animals ... we have all sorts of funny things in our country.

craftink said...

I think I saw the book on a ravelry forum. I think it is lovely!

barbara143 on ravelry said...

i have not heard of the book before. i have 4 neices that would love to hear the story and i love to knit for them.

Amanda said...

This isn't the first time I've heard of the books - it might be the 2nd or 3rd mention I've seen; the others were also on yarn/knitting blogs. Anyway, I think they're adorable and the author is a genius. :) In our family, there is typically a baby born every year to either myself or one of my sisters-in-law, and that envelope blanket would be a perfect "keep on hand until a baby is born" gift!

Thanks for the chance to win :)
Super-Nova on Ravelry

lorraine said...

this is the first time hearing about this book...the patterns are precious!

New Mexico Midwives said...

Oh wow! My best friend is due any day now, and I have been looking for something special to knit. This could be it! I'm so excited I'll be with her attending her birth as her midwife.

lorraine said...

Yes, this my first time hearing about these awesome books. A special someone I would love to share with ....would be the patterns knitted into a functional item and I'd keep the book.

Maegwin said...

Wow I'm so excited for this book whether we win the giveaway or not! I just added the Phoebe book to my Amazon cart. I think my daughter will really love reading it and having a knitted thing to compare to the pages. She loves looking at my knitting books that have pictures of babies or knitted toys and pointing to them. She's 16 months now and getting really into reading with us.

We were just learning about platypodes on wiki. They are really neat animals! Did you know they use electrolocation for hunting underwater? So fascinating.

Joy said...

I have never read these books and I read all the time to the wee ones! Sometimes I knit and read at the same time. I am a terrible knitter but a good reader so a giveaway like this would be oh so appropriate.

Julie P. said...

I have "Phoebes Sweater" and just love it. It is the sweetest! I make stuff like this for friends who have children. I will also admit - I also make them for myself. :) RAVID: Tanknit

Angelbibity Designs said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! I've seen these at my LYS.

YarnOnTheHouse said...

MichelleNew says, "Thank you so much for doing this for us!"

Anu said...

Hi, this is the first time I am hearing about these wonderful books, thanks to your blog! I think it is such an innovative and awesome concept! I'd love to try out the patterns from this book and it will be a wonderful book to read out loud with my little one as he grows!
Thanks for hosting this lovely giveaway!

Anuradha (babyloveknit on ravelry)

billicummings said...

I have purchased a Phoebe's Sweater book and am almost done making her. I'm giving the book and Phoebe away as a birthday gift. The patterns are so precious. I would love to win Freddie's Blanket and yarn so I can begin on those as well. Thanks so much.

|chee-uh| said...

What a great giveaway. I do have some special someones that are my friend's daughters and maybe soon some of my own. I had only heard of the Freddie book on a blog somewhere. Sorry, I don't remember.

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Cindy said...

I first heard of these books on Ravelry. I have Phoebe's Sweater. The patterns are so adorable. I work with first graders learning to read and the patterns and books just caught my eye :). I would save the book for grandchildren! I love making toys matched with books!

Rosie said...

I heard of these books on frenchpressknit's blog. I LOVE THEM! I have a new niece that I would love to share these with.

Tricia said...

Cutest Platypus EVER! I love it! Great book too :)
~ Tricia (77triciaj on Ravelry)

Gwenn said...

I've never heard of these books before but they sound pretty cool. I have 4 kiddos who would love them too.

pookie said...

I've never heard of these books...so i am happy to find out about them. i would read freddie's blanket to my new grandson...and of course knit a blanket to go with it!

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Ruth said...

I've not heard of these books and this is the first time I have visited this blog! I have to get out more often!! Please enter me in your giveaway. I really like what I see here. By the way "Old dog" I'm not a part of a knitting group (yet). I am not all that familiar with online groups, and I haven't found anyone else in the town I live in who knits! Oh, and by the way, my very first grandbaby is due in October. That's who I would share these with! Thank you!

afh163 said...

This is the first time I've heard about these books! I would love to share them with my new niece when she gets a little older (she's only 4 months right now)! Such a great giveaway!!

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The RedHeaded Minion said...

This is the first time I have heard of these AWESOME books!! My goodness! I hope that I get lucky this time around, I have LOTS of friends having children that I would love to knit some of these patterns for. They are perfect!

cindymen said...

I have never heard of these books before. our neice is about to give birth any day now and I think this would be a wonderful gift!

Aimee said...

I have not heard of Freddie. He is too cute for words! That blanket looks sooo cozy!

Phyllis said...

It's the second time I've heard of these books. The first time was when you wrote about the Phoebe book. :-)

I'd love to share them with my children! Especially my girls, ages 3 and 5.

Indulgence said...

This is the first time I have ever heard of these books and this concept. I just love the patterns! The platypus is darling, what an excellent character! The coolest thing about this concept is that while I may be carrying around my knitting project... I also have a story for my grandchildren in the bag as well with this idea. I'm thrilled with it.

knittingcroc said...

I have never heard of these books, but would love to read them to my daughter. She loves all things hand-knit! The books look very fun. And the yarn is beautiful!

KnittyBarb said...

This is not the first time I have heard of these books - one of the members of my knitting group told me about them. I saw them at Stitches West in February and came THIS CLOSE to buying one...or maybe both...anyway - I have a 2-year-old granddaughter that I would love to share the books with and make the patterns for. Pick me! Pick me!!

Laura said...

I first heard about these books on The Knitmore Girls podcast. I would love to make the knitted projects and display them on a shelf in my craft room while I wait for my daughters to finish college, get married, and have lots of grandbabies for me to spoil.

Julie said...

I'm smitten with the blanket in this book. I've seen these in blogland and would love a copy.

The Distracted Knitter said...

This book is so sweet!! I've never heard of the author before, but this would be the perfect present for my new niece!! The blanket is beautiful and the platypus with dress is so sweet. I'd make a whole family of them.

knitandcurl said...

I'm so pleased to hear about this blog and giveaway. I hadn't heard of Phoebe or the yarn. The books sound adorable. I look forward to the chance to win the giveaway.

mjmorber said...

My three year old son is a book afficianado and I think he would love a book that would incorporate one of mommy's favorite hobbies! What fun it would be to knit up the character - what a great idea!

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etitameh said...

I saw another giveaway of this adorable book, I think on Make It and Love It, but sadly didn't win. ;) I'm a fan of these little Darwinian grabbag creatures, and a new knitter. I'd LOVE to get the book to start my knitting book stash with -- and I'd be ECSTATIC to double my yarn stash with this oh-so-generous giveaway. :)

patricia said...

I've never heard of the books but they look so cute. I'd love to share them with my new great niece and hopefully some grandkids in the future.

lovestitches said...

I've heard of the books from various blogs and they are just too adorable. I definitely want to give making the patterns a whirl when I am a little more experienced at knitting.

KarenJ said...

Never heard of the book but that's no surprise. Both my daughter and my stepchildren are in their thirties, to old for having read it when they were little and since I'm now an expat, my grandchildren are not within read-out-loud range. It looks adorable!

purlverde said...

I had never heard of these books, but I am very interested because our family has many children, and is continuing to grow at an astonishing rate (and we are planning for our next one, SQUEE!)!!
I'm PurlVerde on Ravelry, see you around!

Keri said...

I ran across the book for the first time while looking for new baby blanket patterns and fell in love with the baby wrap. I WANT!