March 26, 2012

Enter to Win! It's Our One Year Giveaway!

Hello, Lens Friends!

After much consideration, I have decided that Portland, Oregon, is the theme for this year's giveaway.

I am a Portland native, and have lived here most of my life. As a child, I always felt distaste for my great state of Oregon (say, "OH-ruh-gun," and you will sound like a native, too. : )  ), but through my twenties I moved around a bit and, while I will always have a craving to live simultaneously in Minnesota due an acquired mad crush on the midwestern U.S., I now am proud and grateful to call the Great Northwest my home.

Therefore, this year I would like to honor a very wonderful knitwear designer who also happens to live here in my hometown of Portland, Laura Irwin.

I will be giving away her book, Boutique Knits, one month from now. I saw her book, and several examples of the knitwear therein, at Close Knit on Alberta Street here in Portland during the Rose City Yarn Crawl. It was vintage, beautiful, clever and stunning. The patterns were mosly small projects, so one could make several if one were inclined! My friends and I were oooing and awwing at it, and we found ourselves returning to the sample table again and again to see the clever designs. (Did I mention they were clever?)

You can also check out the book on Laura's etsy shop, or at Amazon for more photos and information.

To enter the giveaway, just follow the blog! You can do so on Google reader (or other readers, I have seen a few other than Google), Google friend connect, email, Kindle, etc. If you already follow the blog, just leave a comment below or like The Knitting Muse on Facebook! For more chances to win, take as many actions as you like. Then, please email me at my personal email, so that I know you entered and how many times.

You do not need to live in the U.S. to enter.

During the month of April, I will be featuring more about Laura Irwin and other local designers, Portland Yarn Shops and other little interesting tidbits about our city. For example, did you know that Pine State Biscuits--featured on The Food Network--is right next to Close Knits LYS? In Portland, you can have your biscuits with a side of fiber!

Happy happy knitting, my friends, and thank you so very much for reading my little blog : )

Janelle of The Knitting Muse


Rose said...

I am following you via email. Rosebudscott1

Thanks for a chance at your wonderful giveaway.

cguard (on rav) said...

I need to win so I can combine your two loves as I have some gorgeous yarn that is waiting for the perfect project which is clearly in this cool book. The yarn is handdyed by KNITS IN CLASS who is in your other favorite town- Minneapolis

Hart Twins said...

Hi I am now following you via blogger :) I'm in love with the hat on that foam head.

The Knitting Muse said...

I am in love with the foam head hat, too! There are a few cool hats in this book!

Thanks you guys for following and reading! Got you all down on the giveaway list!

Sandra said...

Ace blog, so I am following and did the "like" on facebook.
Am fascinated by your socks!
Thanks for the chance to enter giveaway too.

Jamie said...

Following via email -!

Jamie said...

Fan on FB.

The Knitting Muse said...

Thanks, Jamie! Got you down!