April 6, 2011

Our First Blog Giveaway!

Chrissy Gardener, sock designer and fellow Portlander has graciously agreed to give away an autographed copy of her book, "Toe-up!: Patterns and Worksheets to Whip Your Sock Knitting Into Shape " from our blog.

I will provide 430 yards of Araucania Itata, a wool/silk/bamboo fingering weight yarn you will need to make your first pair of socks. Just tell me the color!

I took Chrissy's Toe-Up! sock class last year and I loved it. Her explanations are clear and direct. Chrissy was originally a computer programmer and I feel that her logical mind helps people who are learning a new skill.

Each pattern contains several sizes worked out for you, so many can be done for your whole family. For you adventurous, more advanced knitters, this book provides options to change up each pattern with worksheets in the back of the book. I highly recommend the book and the class if you ever have a chance to take it from her.

Plus, Chrissy's just really nice.

If you would like to enter our giveaway, just become a follower of our blog using whatever method is convenient for you: google friend connect, twitter or email. All options are listed in the right column of the blog. In any case, please also email me your name and contact information and the yarn color you would like should your name be selected at janwin98@comcast.net, just in case. I don't want to lose anyone!

If you are already following: to enter, post a comment instead and email me your information. I will not share your information with anyone--this is for the contest only and afterwards, I will delete all contact info.
On May 6, 2011, we will announce the winner on the blog.

Thank you so much for reading our blog! Our next blog story will be coming out in time for your Saturday morning coffee.

Janelle, The Knitting Muse


Mokihana said...

I just found your blog and love it. I follow your feed so I can see your updates. I would love a chance to win the book.. thank you so much. Will email you my information.

ThirtyOne Thirteen said...

Lovely blog! Following it now! :) That yarn is gorgeous, especially the Pale Grass colorway, and the book looks very interesting. Emailing you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the contest -- following on Twitter

The Knitting Muse said...

Thanks so much for participating, your guys! : )

Tami.Lifestylechanger said...

Just found you and so far love your blog. I would love to win the book looks interesting. I am a beginner in knitting. I knitted 3 scarves and first scarf ended up being a lap warmer. Right now I am crocheting a blanket for my niece.

Christina said...

*ears perk up and eyes twinkle* contest? Free yarn and book? Why, of course, I would love to join. thank you for asking. :D

I'm so impressed with you and your blog. Janelle, you amaze me.

Anonymous said...

I like your style, this blog is definitely good reading!

The Knitting Muse said...

Thank you so much : ) I love doing it!

Anonymous said...

I just came across your blog and like it.
Thank you for the giveaway!
Lost_Star_99 (at) yahoo (d0t) ca

The Knitting Muse said...

Gotcha down for the giveaway!

: )