Congratulations to Linda! She won the Coastal Knits giveaway.
Written by Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig, Coastal Knits contains fabulous patterns, unified by the theme of the two designers getting their inspiration from the two separate coasts they live near. The book is a joy to look at, with lovely graphics, stunning photography that makes you want to visit all the places they talk about, and designs that tempt me to set aside everything else I’m doing and just knit one pattern after another.
If you don’t already own this wonderful book, you can check out the Coastal Knits website to see what I mean!
I’m thrilled and ever-so-grateful that my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues is #1 on Unicorn’s TNNA Top Books of Long Beach 2013!
I thank all the knitters and yarn shops who have enthusiastically embraced the book. I’m glad you like it! I also wholeheartedly thank all those who made this book possible – the editors, photographers, models, sample knitters, and trusted friends who lent constructive support along the way. And, of course, my husband and family for their patience!
To celebrate, we’re launching a new site for the book, where you can “look inside” the book, get links to purchase it (the new digital version will be available soon, too), see a sampling of the pattern photos, and get wholesale information.
Thank you to my wonderful web master Alex from Studio Creek for creating the new site.
As a reminder, we only have a few days left for the terrific Coastal Knits giveaway. It’s filled with great patterns, and this copy was signed by Alana! Check here for more details.
Unicorn Books & Crafts (wholesale)
Studio Creek Web Design (Alex Badasci)
Coastal Knits by Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig
With Valentine’s Day being a time to celebrate love, I’ve decided to show my love for my blog readers by conducting a very special giveaway. I love, love, love the book Coastal Knits by Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig. I will give away a copy of this spectacular book, signed by Alana, in a random drawing.
If you are not already familiar with the book and its wonderful patterns, you must be hiding out with Punxsutawney Phil! You can read more about it and see all the patterns on the Coastal Knits website.
To win, enter a comment here on this post by the end of Valentine’s Day (midnight Pacific Time on February 14th). Please include your contact information in your comment so I can let you know if you’re the lucky winners! I’ll be conducting a random drawing. (One comment per person, please, with only one comment and email address per person.)
Congratulations to the four winners of the AudKnits 4-year blogiversary drawing! Lovely custom stitch markers are on their way to Jen, Janice, Andrea and Susan.
If you weren’t among the winners, but have a hankering for these gorgeous markers, you can order some for yourself from my friend Laurie at LimaPopShoppe on ArtFire. She has the special AudKnits colors, as well as many other great designs to choose from.
It’s hard to believe another year of blogs has gone by! My AudKnits website turns 4 this year, and I want to thank all of you for making it an exciting one.
Of course the big news of the year was the publication of my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues. I’m thrilled that the book has been well received by the knitting community!
I also published my Emmalina Hat, with lots of fun twisted stitch detailing
and the Page Turner Throw
Yippee! I’m conducting another giveaway, with FOUR winners to celebrate FOUR years of blogging. The fantastic Lima Pop Shoppe on Artfire has created a Special Edition set of six stitch markers using colors from the AudKnits website! Laurie Prestia carefully crafts her markers using smooth wire that does not catch on yarn. The markers fit up to US #10 size needles, but are thin enough to work well on small needles as well – I use mine on sock and lace projects all the time.
To win, enter a comment here on this post by midnight Pacific Time on November 18th. 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 four winners. (One comment per person, please, with only one comment and email address per person.)
You can find lots of gorgeous stitch markers, including the AudKnits special edition, at Lima Pop Shoppe on Artfire.com.
Emmalina Hat Pattern: Emmalina Hat on Ravelry and Emmalina Hat in Knit Picks
Page Turner Throw Pattern: Page Turner Throw on Ravelry and Page Turner Throw in Knit Picks
Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues can be ordered through Cooperative Press.
Congratulations to Cindy of McMurray, Pennsylvania, for winning the drawing for the delightful Indian Lake Artisans needles! I used a random number generator to select her comment. The needles are winging their way to her so she can get knitting right away!
Thank you to all who left comments!
I recently returned from the big TNNA trade show in Columbus where I was introduced to a new and unusual line of knitting needles. They’re fun, and made in the USA!
Indian Lake Artisans is a Michigan-based company that uses local supplies and sustainable resources to make their unusually shaped needles. Knitters may find the hexagonal shape easier to hold than the typical round needles, helping to more easily control their needles and make nice, uniform stitches. What I love about them is that each size has a different copper top. Feathers adorn the smallest size (US #6/4mm); the owls on the size 7/4.5mm are my personal favorite.
The pair I’m giving away are size US 15/10mm. Made of birch, they are 10″ long and topped with the cutest little log cabins!
If you leave a comment, you may win these needles yourself! To win, enter a comment here on this post by midnight Eastern Time on July 29th, 2012. Please include your contact information in your comment so I can let you know if you’re the lucky winner! I’ll be conducting a random drawing, using a computer generated random number selector. (One comment per person, please, with only one comment and email address per person.)
We have three winners from the anniversary contest! Congratulations to Lorraine, KarinW and Michelle. Your names were drawn using a random number generator. Thank you to all who participated!
As we get ready to welcome Winter, here’s a parting shot of Fall, taken in the Ferncliff Forest near Rhinebeck, NY.
Just a quick reminder that the deadline for entering the drawing for the launder/care card giveaway is fast approaching! If you want to enter your name, now’s a good time to go the the Giveaway post to leave a comment.
Thank you to Becky, at Sunday Drive Designs, for making these adorable and useful cards available!
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.
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!
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.)
Congratulations to Chris, who won the beautiful stitch markers from the drawing.
They’ll be making their way to your right away.
Aren’t these stitch markers perfect for the upcoming holidays? I adore anything resembling cloisonné. I hope you do too! My friend Christy made these; they fit up to a US size 10 needle. I’ll be giving them away in a drawing, right here, on December 10th!
To win, enter a comment on here on this post. Please include your contact information in your comment so I can let you know if you’re the lucky winner!
(One comment per person, please.)