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AudKnits Turns 3 with a Giveaway

October 31

The AudKnits blog began three years ago! To celebrate, I give you links to my favorite posts in case you missed them, followed by a giveaway.

My all-time favorite post was the one about the goat who decided to live at our house for a while. He was a dear soul, and I loved having him around! Here is the story behind “Portraits of a Goat.”



Based on visits, people seem to enjoy posts about Jared Flood‘s designs. His Koolhaas Hat and Girasole are the most popular among the projects I’ve made.

knitting, Koolhass hat, Jared Flood, brooklyn tweed, Mission Falls 1824

Girasole, blanket, Jared Flood, brooklyn tweed, lace, Cascade Pastaza


Some of the most gratifying posts trace my design efforts, from my first published design – the Smock Top Sweater kindly published in Knotions, to the thrill of having my Eleanor Cowl included in Knitty. I appreciate your enthusiasm and kind words as I’ve come out with new patterns!

Can you believe that there are now 500 Eleanor Cowls on Ravelry?! There are so many beautiful different colors and yarns – I love seeing all the variations.

As a thank you to my readers, and to celebrate the blog’s birthday, I’m going to give away sets of delightful care cards made by the talented Becky Morrette of Sunday Drive Designs. I love having an easy way to let people know how to care for the gifts I knit for them. These cards have common care terms that you can check off, as well as room to write the fiber content and other instruction. They’re cute and practical – what a great combination! – and I’m going to give THREE sets away to celebrate THREE years of AudKnits!

Care card, Sunday Drive Designs, contest

Care card, Sunday Drive Designs, contest

To win, enter a comment here on this post by midnight Eastern Time on November 20th. Please include your contact information in your comment so I can let you know if you’re one of the lucky winners! I’ll be conducting a random drawing for the three winners. (One comment per person, please, with only one comment and email address per person.)


31 Comments to

“AudKnits Turns 3 with a Giveaway”

  1. On October 31st, 2011 at 12:25 pm Megan Says:

    Welcome to your terrible threes….or is that just toddlers?! Thanks for blogging and for the opportunity to win!

  2. On October 31st, 2011 at 12:40 pm AudKnits Says:

    LOL! I think in this case, I’ve had so much fun and learned so much, Terrific Threes would be more fitting! 🙂

  3. On November 1st, 2011 at 9:14 am lorraine Says:

    congrats! and these care cards are so lovely and really useful 🙂

  4. On November 1st, 2011 at 10:25 am Susan Says:

    Congratulations on turning three! Your blog is always such a joy to visit, looking at your beautiful knitting makes me happy. 🙂

  5. On November 1st, 2011 at 10:48 am Salma Says:

    I appreciate your generosity!
    This cards are cute
    Please count me in,
    Thank you

  6. On November 1st, 2011 at 10:50 am AudKnits Says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Susan!

  7. On November 1st, 2011 at 11:44 am Laurie (Moo!) Says:

    Happy Triple Anniversary!

    I think I’ve made more Koolhaas than I’ve made Clapotis but being able to use Malabrigo on the hats…that’s a big plus. 🙂

    Congrats on your Eleanor Cowl being such a hit. Your designs are beautiful!!

  8. On November 1st, 2011 at 12:05 pm AudKnits Says:

    Thank you, my dear Laurie-friend! Yes, you certainly have made your share of Koolhaas! I love seeing all your variations on Ravelry. Thanks for complimenting my designs; you knowthey were helped along by your stitch markers. They make me so happy, I can’t wait to get knitting! 🙂

  9. On November 1st, 2011 at 12:29 pm Lynnette Says:

    Congratulations on 3 wonderful years, and here is to many more!! 🙂

  10. On November 1st, 2011 at 1:41 pm Audry Says:

    Three years is quite a long time to keep a blog going. Congrats!

  11. On November 1st, 2011 at 3:20 pm Stacey B Says:

    Really Nice! I don’t have anything like these.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. On November 1st, 2011 at 3:28 pm AudKnits Says:

    Thank you, Audry!

  13. On November 1st, 2011 at 8:38 pm Nicky Says:

    The cards look really great. So handy to attach to a knitted item.

  14. On November 2nd, 2011 at 8:30 am Debbie H Says:

    I would love these. Very cute. Debbie H
    Gussek at hotmail dot com

  15. On November 2nd, 2011 at 9:48 am Michelle Says:

    Wow, the cards look great. 😀 They’d definitely come in handy too, what with the times when I make notes for a knit thing for someone else and forget something crucial.

  16. On November 2nd, 2011 at 12:37 pm Rachael Says:

    pick me!

  17. On November 2nd, 2011 at 8:18 pm Dena Says:

    Thank you for your blog – I stop by when I have time and catch up. Thank you so much for sharing

  18. On November 2nd, 2011 at 8:32 pm Tina Says:

    Congratulations on turning 3! Thank you for such a great giveaway – the cards are fantastic 🙂

  19. On November 3rd, 2011 at 3:52 am Knittaroo Says:

    Congratulations! Three years of blogging is impressive, and the patterns you’ve designed in that time are beautiful!

  20. On November 3rd, 2011 at 5:38 am AudKnits Says:

    Thanks, Tina! The cards really are wonderful – cute and useful.

  21. On November 3rd, 2011 at 9:03 pm Deborah Says:

    Love your smock top sweater!! Your video about smocking was wonderful and so VERY helpful. Can’t wait to finish knitting it so I can wear it!! Congratulations on 3 years!!! Here is to many more years to come!! Cheers 🙂

  22. On November 4th, 2011 at 6:00 am AudKnits Says:

    Thank you, Deborah! I hope you get many years of enjoyment out of your sweater!

  23. On November 6th, 2011 at 11:37 am Amy Says:

    Happy anniversary! Thank you for a fun give away!

    Ravelry UN: AmyBamy

  24. On November 11th, 2011 at 1:02 am Calisse Says:

    Happy blog’anniversary ! I’ve just found your blog, you’re very gifted, everything looks like magic for me 🙂

  25. On November 11th, 2011 at 10:07 am AudKnits Says:

    Thank you, Cath! I’m glad you discovered the blog, and hope you’ll continue to enjoy it!

  26. On November 15th, 2011 at 10:44 am Christina Says:

    Congratulations, Audrey! Such beautiful patterns you’ve designed.

    (And missed your goat the first time around, so thanks for the recap).

  27. On November 16th, 2011 at 10:16 am KarinW Says:

    I love the story and pics about the goat. I’d have a hard time parting with her. What a great idea the note cards are, and so cute, too. Congratulations!

  28. On November 16th, 2011 at 11:22 am AudKnits Says:

    It was indeed difficult saying goodbye to Goat. I miss him to this day! I’m glad you liked the story – thank you.

  29. On November 18th, 2011 at 7:22 pm Kristin Says:

    What an awesome idea! I knit scarves for my children’s teachers each year (for 4 years now), and I’ve forgotten to include care information each time!

  30. On November 20th, 2011 at 8:31 am Adrienne Garner Says:

    Audrey, it is such a pleasure to follow your blog not just because of your beautiful designs, but also because of the great photography. These cards are a great way to add a more personal touch to the knitted item.

  31. On November 20th, 2011 at 10:16 am AudKnits Says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Adrienne. You’ve always been an important part of my knitting obsession – I’m so glad we have that in common!

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