Monday, December 27, 2010

New England Knits Giveaway! - Closed

Giveaway is now closed, thanks everyone for entering!

I hope everyone had a happy holiday, I know I did.  I was lucky enough to receive two copies of the gorgeous book New England Knits by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre so I thought it would be fun to give one away here on the blog!  This is a book that I have been looking forward to for quite a while (Melissa LaBarre always designs such gorgeous knits) and there a heap of designs that are going into the "must knit" queue.  Here are just a few of my faves from the book:

Mystic Pullover:



Brattleboro Hat:



Greenfield Cardigan:




Ok, ready to win a copy of this awesome book?  To enter, leave a comment here on this post telling me your favorite thing you've knit this yearFor an extra entry, follow this blog and leave a separate comment letting me know you've become (or already are) a follower.  Please make sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win!  Giveaway ends January 3, 2011 and is open to both US and International folks, good luck :)

-kala

141 comments:

Anne said...

I knit a hat for my daughter. I haven't knit anything in 10 years so it was quite a feat! :)

Anne said...

I also follow your blog!

Chica English said...

I knit a lovely little hat for myself that I wore on a trip. It looked lovely and I got oodles of compliments. Sadly, it was accidentally washed and got felted. BUT it had it's moment in the sun...so to speak.

Chica English said...

Following you on twitter and looks like now following you here. :-)

Clara said...

I've only crocheted items this yeasr but certainly plan to start knitting again. I've already purchased some needles ins various sizes so I'd love to win one of your books to inspire me further!

Megan said...

My favorite thing I have knitted this year is a pair of heather gray wrist warmers.

Megan said...

I am already a follower :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

Amy said...

My favorite knit this year was the socks I made my son for Christmas. it was so fun and satisfying to finally get them done. knitterofhats on Ravelry

Amy said...

I follow with GFC. knitterofhats on Ravelry

StephCat said...

hi there!

my favorite is probably Sweet Cicely, a top down sweater I did for Knitcircus.

StephCat said...

ps already follow you on Twitter!

Emily said...

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog! :) (I am determined to, as Tim Gunn says, make it work next time!)

Mind if I throw in an entry for this contest? My favorite project that I made this year was a lens sock. My friend is a photographer, and he asked me to knit a cosy for one of his lenses... certainly the most unique thing I have ever knit!

And, might I add, I *love* those Christmas sweater vests in your previous posts. Ugly Sweater Parties are my favorite kind of party.

Jamie said...

My favorite thing that I knit this year was a hat for my dad after he had brain surgery. He's been wearing it ever since. I think I'll have to make him another one in a different color.

Jamie said...

Already a follower! I love your blog!

Andrea said...

My favorite thing so far has been the Cedar Leaf Shawlettes I knit for my friend and for my sister-in-law!

Andrea said...

And I'm a follower :)

aews said...

If I have to pick, the felted ornaments I knit for my classroom and then give to my students.

Rav: aewsimmons

quinn said...

I think my favorite thing may be my first pair of Mmmmalabrigo socks - using the Shur'tugal pattern by Alice Yu. These are the cushiest socks I've made so far, and so pretty! I pat them every time I open the sock drawer :)

quinn on rav

quinn said...

And I subscribe/follow!

patsy said...

my favorite thing I knitted this year is LaLa's Simple Shawl. I'm wearing it right now. patsycoats@bellsouth.net

Beathag said...

I made a lovely baby blanket from granny squares using rowan milk cotton in different colors!

in knitting I knitted mainly hats and a lovely tote bag...

sophia.komninou at gmail.com

Alexander the Great said...

I think my favorite thing this year was my Bridgewater by Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed in a gorgeous orange alpaca/silk blend.

Alexander the Great said...

Also, following your blog now.

InJuneau said...

I knit a Pretty Thing cowl for my mom out of some of my handspun yarn. We're doing Christmas later this week as they're out of town, so I don't know if she likes it yet!

(InJuneau on Ravelry)

Kristen said...

My favorite thing that I've knit this year has been my Ishbel shawl. Love it!

SDGvegan said...

My favorite knit this year is the Little Momo that I knit for my son.

Melissa Zeffer said...

My favorite thing I knitted this year was the No-Purl Keyhole Scarf! It was a quick knit and a great Christmas gift for family and friends.

Melissa Zeffer said...

I am a follower :)

Emma said...

I'm pretty happy with my Diminishing Rib Cardigan, it will continue to get lots of use!

Emma said...

I also follow ya.

sarah said...

I knit a pair of socks that I wear all the time!

sadiekate on ravelry

Jessica said...

This year I knit Haruni, and it was my favorite knit. I get tons of compliments on it... and I want to knit another!

mmmorgans said...

Wow, all 3 pictures you posted are beautiful, I especially love the hat!

mmmorgans said...

I also, follow your blog!

Patricia said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book, how sweet of you! My fave thing I made was a pair of booties I mailed out to Pathways to Spirit with a sweater and hat to welcome a babe born to a teen mom. Felt really good to do this plus I really thought they looked cute and hope to make some for my baby due this spring. Happy Holidays to you!

Avi1231 said...

I'm very proud of a top that I knit because it was quite heavily modified and because it fits very well.
I followed a pattern for a deeply-cut spaghetti-strap top that was knit in pieces, and what I actually knit was a short-sleeved raglan in the round, that had the same pretty lace stitch as the original pattern.
You can see it here if you want.

Sheena said...

that cardigan is great! I just learned to knit this year. My favorite thing I did would have to be the hat I made for my hubby. It wasn't the hardest thing I've learned so far, but he loved it so much he practically never takes it off! And that makes me so happy. =D Thanks for the chance to win!

shenony on ravelry

Avi1231 said...

I don't know if you consider it as "following", but I just subscribed to your blog's RSS.

Sheena said...

I follow your blog =)

shenony on ravelry

thanks!

tiffannysketchbook said...

basketcase socks from Toe up socks for everybody :D

Emma said...

My favourite knit for this year happens to be my most recently finished project; a cabled, collared jumper for my partner, knit from a pattern leaflet from the 70s. Even though it's summer here, it's just about cold enough for him to wear it!

helenlam said...

My favorite project I made this year was the baby (DS)! In terms of what came off the needles though, I'd say the Norwegian Sweet Baby hat for the baby!

Anonymous said...

My favourite knit this year was the Hemlock Ring Blanket that I knit for my sister's birthday!!

michaela_gawlyta@hotmail.com

lorraine said...

def the waffel hat i made for my sister...its quite possibly my fave hat pattern ever..raineoc@yahoo.com

Sewn With Grace said...

Hi Kala! So glad you stopped by today so I could find your beautiful blog. I have just finished two sets of fingerless gloves and have two more to make so currently that is my favorite thing to knit. I would love to win the book, what wonderful patterns!

Sewn With Grace said...

I am now a follower and look forward to many creative moments with you!

Jessy said...

I've knit quite a lot of projects this year....I think my favorite FO is the little dress I made for a friend's baby shower. It was a pretty rose with sweet little buttons. =}

Anonymous said...

This year, I suppose my Still Light, Sam socks, and San Tropez Pullover.
I really can't choose one favorite. I love so many of them.

StaceyKnitsIt

knitterpixie said...

My favorite thing knit is a baby blanket my sister, mom and I co-made for my other sister, who was pregnant at the time. a pre-birthday gift for the new baby

Anonymous said...

My fingerless gloves. Much warmer than fingerless mittens for my freezing office and warmer winter days outside. Am also wearing the slouchy beret I sort of reverse engineered almost every day. Finally a hat that keeps my ears covered on my big noggin.

--Norseland aka T. :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite this year would be the scarf that I'm working on right now. Can't wait to get it finished. Not a follower, yet!

Kelaine said...

My Tea Leaves Cardigan, for sure!!

nicolaknits said...

Hi Kala, I'm subscribed to your blog via Google Reader. I just took a look through my Ravelry projects page and I think my favourite has to be the seamless yoke cardigan that I designed and knitted. I wear it often.
Crossing my fingers to win that book - I love the patterns that you've shown.

jessecreations said...

I knit a Citron shawlette for my grandmother using pink sparkly handspun. I even made her a little photo collage of my wheel and the various stages from fiber to yarn to shawl so she could see how I did it. My sister just visited her and told me Grandmom has the shawl on display in her sitting room but won't wear it for fear of ruining it, ha! Oh well, at least she likes it!
Thanks for the giveaway, I definitely covet that book. :)

jessecreations said...

I follow you, too. And I forgot to tell you in my last post, I'm jessecreations on ravelry so you can find me that way! :)

Jess

Nicole said...

I'm now a follower!

rav id: HermioneWeasley

Nicole said...

My favorite thing I've knit this year were the fingerless mittens I made for my friend, Kym (they were my first knitting project!)

Nicole said...

By the way, adding to last comment:

rav id: HermioneWeasley

Katrin said...

My favourite thing to knit this year was my first pair of socks, which I really enjoyed doing and was proud to finish within a week and a half :)

Ravlery ID: rainbowscuba

destiknit said...

Wow... most favorite this year? Probably the last item I finished, a sweater for my niece... I haven't knit a sweater in quite awhile as my focus has been socks and lace in the past 7 or so years. Thanks for the contest and I look forward to scoping out your blog!

marisarose said...

My garter yoke cardigan!

Laurinda said...

ooo-pretty knits! & I live in New England, too!
I have 2 favorites this year. A pink hat with a crown brim for my granddaughter; & a lace stole that I knitted to celebrate my 1 year knitting anniversary!
I'm Laurpud on Ravelry, if you want to look at them

Julia said...

I already am a follower, but this book is really great. would love to win a copy. You lucky girl, getting two of them haha

Vegan Knitting said...

Gosh, I haven't seen your new format - it's beautiful!

My favorite thing that I knit this year was the Citron shawl for my mother. I'm making a second one now!

Mujercita said...

I made a Crow Prints shawl in Zauerball- the yarn's striping worked so well with the pattern, and made these gorgeous waves of color. I love the result!

Mujercita said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed via Google Reader.

Randi said...

Oooh, I think that book wants to come to New England and live with me!

My favorite thing I knit this year was the Smokin' I knit for my husband. My first really successful sweater and he looks just amazing in it.

Randi said...

Also, I already subscribe to your RSS feed!

susan said...

I would love to knit a cool hat for myself.
susanerios at hotmail.com

Flan said...

I adore my Audrey in Unst (also known as the red sweater). I'll be knitting more lightweight sweaters for sure!

Flan said...

And of course I follow your blog. :)

Joyfulgirl415 said...

I think my favorite thing I made this year was arm warmers I made for a friend. They were so cozy, I almost kept them for myself!

Joyfulgirl415 said...

And I follow your blog too!

emeraldkrystal said...

My favorite of this year was my sweater. I love being able to snuggle up with lovely hand knit sweater.

emeraldkrystal said...

Oh... and I follow the blog!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

My favorite thing I knitted this year was a striped baby blanket for Sister Luv's charity in Arizona. The yarn was donated by a feller Raveler and I love how the colors knitted.

Nicole said...

My favoring item this year were my Reading mitts made out of Jojoland Melody. Unfortunately, I lost them ... :(

Collienchen @ ravelry

Shannon O. said...

The prayer shawl I knit for my grandmother because she picked out the pattern herself and she really, really wanted it and was really happy to get it and I know she's making good use of it.

lochknitsmonster on ravelry

Shannon O. said...

I very happily follow your blog!

lochknitsmonster on ravelry

the merriweather council said...

following!
danielle@daniellespurge.com
(merriweathercouncil)

the merriweather council said...

my favorite thing i knitted this year was a circle scarf in dark purple!

Nupur said...

The favorite thing I knit this year was a cabled purse called the Christine bag.

Thanks for the giveaway!
onehotstove AT gmail DOT com

Rebekka said...

Very pretty patterns in the book! My favourite thing I knitted this year isn´t even finished, but I am more than halfway through. It is a bedspread with lots of lace flowers. My ravelry name is rebekka. Thanks!

Deirdre said...

My fav thing I knit this year was a set of kiwi birds from a pattern by Bittersweet. carrioncycles at gmail dot com

Deirdre said...

I also follow your blog!

Dani said...

I am already a follower, and have been for a couple months. Love your blog!

Dani said...

I knitted my first PAIR of socks. I've knitted socks before, but have never finished a pair, so I'm proud of myself!

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

I think its the set of cabled his and hers scarves I knit for a couple.

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

I already follow you with Google reader

Pam said...

I would love to win a copy of New England Knits. My favorite thing I knitted this year was the my pullover. I love sweaters, and I plan to make lots more.

Pam said...

I'm following you. I also added you to my blog roll. I'm always reading your blog, so it's time I did this anyway. I'm CrazyOldeShrew on Ravelry, so you can contact me there if I'm fortunate enough to win.

pip said...

currently knitting a mini mochi pair of fingerless mitts... my current favourite :)

KJo said...

My favorite knitting project this year? That's a tough choice... I enjoyed knitting the, Jacques Cousteau Hat by Lalla Pohjanpalo, for my dad. I also really liked designing my own pattern for a dress, for my American Girl doll. Oh! And I really enjoyed making the, Jughead Hat by Jennifer Stafford! My first time doing short rows on anything other than socks. There was also a really fun pair of chunky knee-highs this year. And I knitted my first felted project, which came out really cool! But as I'm allergic to wool, I'm to sure it counts as fun... Looking back, this has been a great year for my yarn crafts! It's too hard to choose a favorite project from a whole year!
Thanks for the chance to win such a cool looking book!

KJo on Ravelry

nitzan said...

i am in the middle of crochting a new bag...


nitzan.sc at gmail dot com

nitzan said...

im a happy follower! :)

KJo said...

P.S. I follow your blog.
KJo on Ravelry

Rose Thorne said...

My favorite thing I knit this year was a Jayne hat for a good friend. He loved it, and I plan on knitting a few more for a firefly obsessed friend, her husband and their new baby!

Rose Thorne said...

P.s. Im following your blog!

Rachelle said...

My favourite thing I knitted this year was my first ever colourwork. I knit a pair of socks with beatles on them. sable@xtra.co.nz

Shoshana said...

Favorite knit is a hard one to decide - but I think its the waving chevron scarves I made for 2 good friends who needed pick me ups. They were a fun relaxing knit and gave so much pleasure to the recipients

Carmen said...

I made a Pickles' 'From Norway with love' hat that's been getting a lot of wear.

Carmen said...

i follow your blog! And thanks for letting international people play along!

Debonair Designs said...

Note ~ I am now a follower of your blog

Debonair Designs said...

My favorite that I have knitted would be my very first fingerless-mitts by far ~ easy, fun and versatile
DebonairDesigns on ravelry

oakbayknits on Ravelry said...

I've bookmarked your site in my Knitting Blogs folder!

oakbayknits on Ravelry said...

My favourite knit this year was my Ravelympics project - Market Cardigan

Sara said...

I knit myself a shawl - and loved the pattern enough to knit two more of them...for gifts...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

My favorite thing I've knit this year is the body of a sweater I designed. Hopefully I'll get the sleeves figured out early next year. They've had me stumped for while now.

Emily said...

I knit a skirt that I just love...my first "real" garment. :)

jenniem on Rav

Emily said...

I'm a follower now too, thanks for the contest!
jenniem on Rav

Barbara said...

Thanks for the chance to win :) I've had my eye on that book since it came out! My favorite knit this year is the winter leaf tam I made on impulse - I had a skein on hand that I realized matched my new winter coat perfectly and would keep me toasty during this Montana winter!
Rav id: meditativerose

Barbara said...

And I'm now a follower, too. Thanks again!

Amanda said...

My favorite knit this year is my Wisp scarf/shawl, which I knit a couple weeks ago to wear to my daughter's baptism.

oonagh said...

awesome giveaway.....

i think that the favorite thing i knit this year would be my take on knitty's toasty pocket creatures pattern; i did a pair of cthulhus (one green and normal, one a ghost of cthulhu's past) for x-mas. they turned out great, and the recipients loved them!!

-oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

kataish said...

Wow, only one? I think the favourite thing I knit this year was a colourwork hat for a swap box. "Edith the Hat" knit out of Wollmeise. It was so pretty!

(rav name is "kataish")

Great giveaway!

Stephanie said...

Pretty much the ONLY thing I've knit this year - a Forecast sweater for myself. It's so cosy and warm, I want to knit more! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Milly said...

My fav thing to knit this year was a short sleeve shrug to wear with a dinner dress. The dress was navy blue and the shrug a golden yellow.

Milly said...

I signed up to follow your most excellent blog.

Krissie said...

I can crochet, (my biggest feat was the queen size afghan I just finished. hehe.) But, I am currently trying to teach myself how to knit! :)

Krissie
steadyyourheart09@yahoo.com

Krissie said...

And I am now following! :)

Aimee Dars said...

I've knit a blanket for my BFF's baby boy!

Aimee Dars said...

I'm a blog follower!

JFibers said...

i'm in despite the fact i won't win... hugs to you.

JFibers said...

oh... oops... i forgot to tell you what my favorite thing was.... um... maybe clapotis, or the socks from the yarn that you hate, or maybe it was the hat i just made for arnie in the last two days... fair isle and norwegian- it's a beauty...

in addition, i would like you to know that i am still and will always be a follower...

Ellie said...

Oooh...looks like a great book!
Hmm....my favorite thing I've knit this year...that's a hard one! I guess, probably the Incognitos from Knitty (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter09/PATTincognito.php) that I made for my brothers and dad for Christmas...they were a lot of fun and we got some great pictures with them! :)

Debbie said...

I would love to win this book! Thanks so much! Debbie in Alaska

Debbie said...

I also am following your blog. thanks! Debbie in Alaska

Emma said...

The book looks great. My favourite knitted piece this year was this little teddy I made my nephew :)
http://www.woolneedlework.com/Pattern/Debbie_Bliss_Books/Debbie_Bliss_Baby_Cashmerino.shtml

Emma said...

Just started following you! How did I not come across your lovely blog before?

vickie said...

my favorite items I knit this year are the hats for my new baby girl Isabella vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Sally said...

I really haven't done much knitting at all this year...I've been more focused on sewing. For 2011, I'd like to strike a more even balance. Ofcourse, I'd also like to try knitting a sweater, so we'll see how that goes.

One Sheep said...

My favorite knit this year was a sleeveless hoodie for autumn, but now it's so cold I wish it had sleeves! Thanks for the giveaway!

lardertales said...

Thanks for the giveaway Kala! My favourite knitted thing in 2011 would have to be my first pair of socks. They were just simple two by two rib and I've now done lace, cables etc. But they were the first and proved I COULD knit socks.

Bee
lardertales.wordpress.com

Misty said...

My favorite thing I knit this (last!) year were team color socks for a friend's husband and my boyfriend. I bought bare sock yarn and dyed them to match their favorite team colors and then knit each pair toe up (2-at-a-time, which isn't a new technique for me, but the toe up construction was and I LOVE it). It was a great project start to finish. :)

I love that Battleboro hat, too!

Misty said...

I am also following your blog now (through Blogger, not just Twitter)!

Connie said...

I knit a hat for my partner. The color and the fit were perfect for her. Thanks for the chane to win.

greyowl (rav id)

BunnyKnut said...

My favourite thing this year was a felted tote: Mosaic Bags by Kristi Porter.

It encouraged me to get a Wonder Washer after waiting through 4 cycles of me new front loading washing machine.

Anna said...

My favourite knit this year was my American Safari Hoodie http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Anna/american-safari-hoodie in fact I love it so much I bought the same yarn in a different colour to make another one!

Anna said...

and I follow your blog (in Google Reader if that matters)...

katerina said...

I didn't get much knitting done this year, but my favorite thing I did finish would be the Punkin' Hat I made for my son - it turned out really cute and he wears it! more than I can ask :)

fiberfrontlines said...

I knit the Pettine shawl out of J.Knits sock yarn and I luuuuuv it. Thanks for this giveaway!

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