12.31.2012

giveaway #101

The long list of winners for the 12 Days of Knitmas with Grace are:

Bumble Stripes + Malabrigo: rinebird
Seaweed Scarf + Anzula: Deborah Dar Woon & annethologist
Walt's Tangled Cables + Shibui: Judi
Rippling Lace + Blue Sky Alpacas: jennybookworm
Random Stripes + Sweet Georgia Yarns: Deadlysmurf
Olana Shawl: chee-uh

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


It's been somewhat of a whirlwind in our household the last two weeks including and not limited to a bout of the flu. Christmas has come and gone. With today being New Year's Eve, we are headed to our friend's beach house in Camano Island, WA, to celebrate and ring in the New Year with good company. Most of us going have children, so it'll be nice that the tikes can entertain eachother while us adults can enjoy good food and maybe more than a minute or two of adult conversation. It should be fun!

With the New Year looming, I tend to reflect back on the year I've had and how I would like to better the new one coming. It makes me reminisce all the previous years and how much this space here, the blog, has added to my life. I know it may sound corny (see I'm doing it now... a good use of a word from my middle school years), but this blog has really grown my love of knitting more than it may have alone without the blogging. I feel happy to have this l'il ol' blog! One of my first famous knitters/designers to appear on this blog, was Alana Dakos of NeverNotKnitting. I remember being so ecstatic and shouting to my hubby, "Honey, you won't believe who wants to be on the blog! OMG! A-L-A-N-A Dakos is going to do a giveaway!" My hubby stared at me and just smiled, probably just pretending to know who I was talking about, I'm sure!

Alana and I have both come a long way since her first appearance. I've seen her pattern collection grow and mature into one of the most beautiful on Ravelry! Along the way I feel like I've been a really nice part of it, because I've been lucky to test/sample knit a lot of the patterns. It's been fun, and now she's delved into a whole new area... the children's book section with her new release, Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf. Can I just say, ADORABLE!

This book is targeted at 4 years of age and older. Alana graciously sent a copy of the book to my 11 year old daughter and she just loves it! So, don't think that this doesn't work for the older crowd as well. The book is really well written, has beautiful illustrations by the very talented Neesha Hudson, and teaches kids how to knit! What could be better?! Here's a couple of pictures of the Deluxe Set that she has sent over for one of you to win:

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Is it weird to also tell you that I love the way the pages of this book feel?! They have this beautiful semi-matte glazing to them and it feels like satin running through your fingers while you are reading.

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I also love that the story isn't only a few words on each page. The storyline is written so you can sit with your child and read the story to them out loud.

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The Deluxe Set includes: stickers, a paperdoll leaflet that you can cut out, the hardcover book of course, a cute little note from Annie herself (who by the way, was created to resemble Alana's actual daughter - too cute!) and it all comes in a beautiful box to store it in. I realize that this book is probably not for all of the knitters that follow this blog, but I highly recommend this as a gift as well! I think it would be lovely gifted to friends who don't necessarily knit, but you can brainwash their children at a young age to be on our team! Only kidding.


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, 1/13/13. Do you have someone special in your life that would enjoy Annie?


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

66 comments:

knitterbeader said...

Hope you have a great New Years Eve. I have a granddaughter who is interested in my knitting, and I'm sure she would love this book. I also follow Alana's blog and podcasts.

Walden said...

My niece is 9 and I think she would love this. She is trying to teach herself to knit and with being so far away, I am not much help for her.

sparky136 said...

I would love to win this for my 5 year niece.

Jani said...

There are several little girls in my life who would enjoy this book - your description is wonderful! Happy new years, and thanks for the chance to win!

Sabra said...

I would love to win this for my granddaughter.

mommieof4munchkins said...

I adore this book and want to get a copy for Sarah, since she is my swiss cheese knitter.

Amy said...

My dear nieces Elba and Claire would love this...they'd even share!

evan said...

I have 2 little sisters that would love it! They're 6 and 4 and fascinated when they see me knitting!

florapie said...

What fun! My 5 year old would love to learn-so far we've just managed one session of "in through the front, round the back, out the door, off jumps jack!" I'm sure this would help her get focused on learning :)

Redhedhels said...

My 6 year old has been trying to learn to knit, but not very successfully. Maybe this book would give her the confidence she needs and help her to keep trying

amchart said...

My 8 and 10 year old daughters would enjoy this a lot.

nina said...

A good friend of mine who just started knitting this past year has 2 little girls so this would be perfect! I have 2 boys so probably not as useful for me. :)

Bonnie said...

Me. Me, Me, me, and several nieces. This is such a darling book. Thanks.

UmmRania said...

I have an 8,7, and 5 year old who would love to read this!

liz h said...

Oh I'd love to win this for my daughter.

Jack said...

My daughter is 4 and has been asking me to teach her how to knit. This looks wonderful :)

Marilyn a.k.a. Merry said...

I've got 2 possibilities but think Bernadette would be the winner.

Ginger said...

I already got the deluxe set for my 6 month old daughter, but lots of my friends that knit are having babies. This would make such a great gift!

Rav: GingerLee25

Sabrina said...

I would love to have this set for my new nephew to play with. He is a little young now, but I'll read him the story when he comes to my house.

storiedyarns said...

Oh my gosh, I would LOVE this for my 7yo daughter! She is always wanting me to teach her new things (aka how to knit), but she gets easily frustrated when it doesn't click for her right away. I think this book might help us both overcome that obstacle!! :)

Jessecreations on Ravelry

phaedra96 said...

I have my little Isabelle, who I will teach to knit as soon as she can sit still for at least five minutes!!

Susan G (griffgirls on rav) said...

As I have already taught my daughters to knit - I would love this for my goddaughter who just turned 7 and is just the right age to pick up the needles!

eleanor@knittinginflipflops said...

I know several little girls who might like this, but it sounds like a special book for me to add to my own knitting library. Someday maybe it'll be a favorite book at Grandmother's house...

Lizzi said...

What a sweet wee book. I know of a (not so little) girl who would love this. (Me!).

Desiree said...

This would be so cute for my niece!

Lara said...

I have twin girls who are almost 5 and are super fascinated with my knitting - but I am waiting for them to be a smidge older and have a bit more patience before really trying to teach them! They'd love this book. I first heard about it on Alana's podcast. Happy holidays!

Kara said...

I love this giveaway! It would be the perfect gift for my oldest daughter, who actually is named Annie and is turning 4 this year. She loves to read stories, and can't wait to learn to knit!

Anonymous said...

I have an older niece but I think she would enjoy it. Grandkids of friends would also enjoy it. Happy New Year!
hotknitter on rav

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I would love to win this book for my five year old niece. She wants to play with my leftover small balls of yarns every time she visits me.

Molly said...

I just taught my six-year-old nephew to finger knit over Christmas. I was worried he would get frustrated with it and want to stop, but he took to it so quickly! He had the whole rest of our family finger knitting by the end of the night. I know he'd love this book!

And Alana's designs are so fabulous!

Loca4crafts said...

I would love to give this to my future niece/nephew.

InJuneau said...

One of our pre-teen friends would love this book (as would I...).

Tas said...

My daughter would love this book (if she can get it off me)

Christine Lima said...

There are several kiddos in my life who are routinely interested in my knitting but I don't think they have ever tried it. I think this book would be a great way to get them involved!

RachelInAustin said...

My toddler twins would (grow to) enjoy this book, I'm sure!

Lenore D said...

Would love this book! Work in a school and have thought about teaching some of the students to knit.

Catherine said...

I have a niece who would love this.

Laura said...

I know a 4-year-old who would LOVE this book!

Karla said...

My 6 year old is trying to knit and would love this book!

Debbie said...

I have a blondie 12 year old who would love this book! She learned to knit a few years ago but stopped out of frustration, so this would be perfect! Thanks for this giveaway!

Kassia said...

I've got two daughters (ages 6 and 10) who would love this book. :)

Brenda said...

I have a granddaughter who loves the knitted things I make for her, and she always watches me knit and asks what i'm making. The book would be perfect!

Marilyn said...

The book's illustrations are adorable. I would love to have the book for myself. Thanks for the chance to win!

rinebird said...

I love Alana's work& her daughter's start of this book.I have 2 granddaughter's whom would love this gift. rinebird on Ravelry

barb said...

What a lovely giveaway. I have 3 granddaughters who ask me WEEKLY to teach them to knit. Happy New Year.

Jani Brattin said...

My grandchild Madison! Madison has her own project bag and knitting needles, she wants to knit with her "Grammie" and I would love to read this story to her. She's 4 years old going on 20!!
Brat58 @ Ravelry

Pam R said...

My grand-daughters, age 9 and 5, would love this book!

Charlotte said...

I would love to win this for my sons (almost 5 1/2 and almost 4). I did look at buying it when it was released but the shipping to NZ was prohibitive.

Olea said...

This looks so cool! i have a 4 yr old. she loves to watch me knit then picks up an extra set of needles and a string and 'helps mama knit'. If just makes me glow!
Love all the products you have introduced to me, thank you.

bitten78 said...

so cute! my little girl will be having a birthday next week. She has actually requested a knitting bag, her very own needles, and red yarn so she can be like mommy. every 7 year old 'needs' their own stash right! This is awesome, she could have her own knitting book just for her too. Thank you!

Lisaknits said...

I would love having this book in my library.

katherinelynn_04 said...

I have a few little girls around that this book would be perfect for. Plus it's absolutely adorable!

butnostephanie said...

There is a little girl who i know would love this! I'm teaching her mother how to knit, and she's got a swiss cheese scarf of her own on the needles!

Sarah Bear said...

I just started nannying for two little girls, one who has taken a special interest in my knitting. This would be a perfect gift for her fourth birthday!

Annie said...

This would be a great addition to my library of knitting books! I would love to have it for when I have little ones of my own.

Kayla Shumway said...

This book looks so incredibly cute! My little sister is learning how to knit, and while she is a little old for picture books, I think she would enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

There are two little girls at church who want to learn how to knit, I am going to teach the 8 yr old this month and the little sister is 4 and this book would be perfect

Marolee

Fracksmom on Ravelry

Amanda Vondrasek said...

I don't have anyone in MY life that would enjoy it too much, but I do have some wonderful friends that I believe would love to recieve this :)

Jessica Powers said...

I think I really need about four copies of this book - for all the little girls in my life!

Allison said...

I'd love to win this to read to my baby when he gets a little older.

Kirsty said...

What a wonderful publication! My 2 year old niece would love this - she is such a girly girl!

Rachel said...

My three girls and I would enjoy this book!

Emily said...

My little guy is a voracious "reader" and loves hearing stories.

angelpai said...

My daughter, 6yrs & niece 6,5yrs really want to learn to knit....I have realised I really need help to teach them.

My daughter is easily frustrated when learning and I really need her to realise that learning a skill takes time and patience and that we can't master a skill the 1st time we try. (well most of us anyway)

Thanks for this giveaway.

thewalshfam said...

I'd love to share this book with my niece and Goddaughter, Clara. I bought the book for my own daughter for Christmas, and my boys love it, too!
Katie
Rnmama on ravelry

Carmen Nuland said...

I would love to win this for my daughter (cnuland on Rav)