Wednesday, September 16, 2009

giveaway

Some time ago, I made this:
Unfortunately, I didn't like the way it fit, so I gifted it to my sister. I had every intention of making it again in order to fit me. However, two years later have never done so. Well, this past weekend while in my cleaning frenzy, I came across the yarn. And thought since I probably will never get around to making another one, maybe one of you would like to make it. I have enough yarn for a medium. Of course, you will need the book, so I will include that also.
If you would like a chance to win this, please comment here by midnight, Friday the 18th.

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Dawn said...

Yah! I love the sweater and would be ever so pleased to receive such a giveaway and the size Medium would be perfect! I'll keep fingers crossed!

francesca said...

what a generous offer. you did a beautiful job; that is one lucky sister!

jen said...

Thanks for the giveaway, that's sweet! I'd love to make that sweater for MY sister. Fingers crossed & thanks again!

Pernille said...

I sure like it, I'm all signed up for the giveaway :)

fiberfiend6891 said...

Oooh, pick me! :)

vanessa.e. said...

what a great give away! thanks for being so generous. Happy knitting!

Melissa said...

OH! I've been admiring that book for the past year now, but don't know what's stopping me from getting it..I guess I'm intimidated at trying to knit something from there with my novice knitting skills. Thanks for offering this book for the giveaway! I'd LOVE to make that and half of the projects in that book. I find a lot of patterns aren't "trendy" enough to wear personally, so this book would be perfect!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you pick me! Thanks again!

Jane said...

Would love to knit this sweater!

Jeanine said...

I love a good giveaway!

Toby E. said...

Wow! Thanks for the chance! Would love to step out and do some "real" knitting. Also working on getting some weight that has creeped on over the past few years off. This just would be just the thing to help both get done! Thanks!!!

paisleyapron said...

What a lovely sweater and medium would fit me (or my good friend) nicely. Pick me?

passingdowncrazy said...

I have a daughter that would be thrilled!

Jessica said...

Now that I am officially on the sweater bandwagon I'd love it! How kind!

Steph said...

I owe my sister a beautiful sweater at some point in her life, to make up for all the craft-disaster gifts I've inflicted on her over the years. This would be great!

marianne said...

I can't resist a giveaway, especially not one that involves such a pretty sweater!

roseylittlethings said...

ooh, soooo pretty! Love the colors!

Sue said...

Wow! Such a generous giveaway. Knitters are such giving people. I would love to knit this for my daughter who will be studying in London next year.
Thanks Leslie, for such a creative and inspiring blog!

Lorena said...

Oh! WOW!!! I've been itching to buy this book!
I hope I win it!! You are too kind!

Jen said...

Oooh, I would love to win! I never knit things for myself so this would be a perfect item for me! I hope I win!

Melissa Graham said...

Oh fantastic!! I came across your blog (and a whole range of others in the knitting community) a few weeks ago - it's been great fun reading yours! I'm actually from Canada (Fraser Valley area in BC) - I'd love the chance to receive the supplies to make that sweater!!! I think it's so cool that you and others pack up parcels to one another full of fun - need to find someone to do that with, myself.

Melissa

katieleigh said...

Oh, beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

Becky said...

This is beautiful. I'd welcome the chance to win and knit the sweater.

Judy said...

I follow your blog, and would like a chance to win this great book and yarn for the sweater. Thanks for your generosity!

Rhonda Moon said...

That's a great way to clean up and make new friends. Sign me up.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful offer, I too of course would love the chance at recieving this great giveaway. I owe my BFF a sweater, once baby #2 pops out.

Seattlemom said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I would be thrilled to be the winner!! That book is on my Amazon wish list! THanks so much.

Knitting4Bella said...

ME!! ME!! ME!! ME!! Pick me. LOL Thanks for the give away

lindsey said...

Oh my goodness! I have always loved that sweater and would love to make it. Yours is lovely and I'm so sorry you didn't like the fit!

kim said...

How exciting! I would love to receive that sweater, but I guess an opportunity to knit it is just as fun.

a pink-bee said...

What a delightful and Kind prize ~ would love to enter ~ your knitting inspires me :) Thanks for the patterns you have :) Will be making lots of "those mitts" for Christmas gifts :)
Have a happy day ,
crystal

sherri said...

My sister is turning fifty and I am gifting her 50 special gifts. Boy would she love the sweater. I would stay up every night to make it in time for her big day. Thank you for your inspiration. You are indeed my friend to knit with!!!

Stephanie said...

What an awesome and generous giveaway!!! Beautiful sweater!!!

Missy knits said...

Wow, I think the sweater is just beautiful! What a fantastic give away!!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

That's such a pretty sweater! I can't imagine being able to create one, but maybe someone can help me make one for my mom! Thanks for the chance to win!

Renee said...

What a gorgeous sweater and generous Giveaway! I'll decline putting my name in the draw ~ I'm on a serious stash busting yarn diet ~ but wanted to comment how wonderful your generosity is. :)

Kit Nat said...

I would love this! Thank you:-)

crochetgurl said...

That sweater is gorgeous! Please enter me too for the giveaway.

Thanks!

tina said...

perfect fall/winter knitting! your photos and projects are always so inspiring :)

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

I too love the sweater and would be very happy to receive the gift. Thanks !

tif said...

I would love to try to knit that- I'm so excited for fall knitting!

Emma said...

May as well end my Blog Stalkerdom with this very generous giveaway... would love to knit this beautiful sweater! =]

Angelia Batson said...

I think my 13 year old would be cute in it. You did a beautiful job. She is a bigger girl so medium is just right!

Mary said...

my darling niece, six foot red head, who is in grad school would look so gorgeous in this. A very generous offer.

Matt, Jen, Addison, & Gavin said...

How sweet of you. I hope I win. Thanks!

Nutty Knitter said...

What a great idea for de-stashing abandoned project ideas! I would love to take it on...if I'm the lucky recipient. :)

cline said...

Cute! I can see that with my new boots..will def.send you a picture if you pick me!

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh I love that sweater - and have been dying to get that book!
Kris

Christina said...

I saw this and thought it'd be a great sweater for my mom since she likes patterns and these colors.

Very generous giveaway!

Mim said...

What a great giveaway! Throw my name in the hat, please.

L said...

Ooh, I love it!

Sarah said...

I love that sweater!

mnmmom2k said...

Wow! What a fantastic giveaway, you really are extremely generous.

Thanks for the chance.

Charity said...

Wow, this is great! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

carol said...

How sweet of you to have this as giveaway, would love to have this to knit for one of my 6 granddaughters, They love getting handknitted sweaters.

Trisha said...

This would be a beautiful giveaway to win! My birthday is coming up, and if I was the lucky winner, it would rescue my husband from having to purchase a load of linen yarn for a project I had in mind... A very beautiful birthday knit for myself, how lovely! And, since you made it up so nicely, I'm surprised you're hosting the giveaway... thanks for the opportunity!

debrarae said...

would love to own both the book and knit. hard to get the wool over here and love the twinkle patterns.

mp said...

I'd love a gift from you!

Asia said...

That's a gorgeous pattern. I really love the combination of stitches to create texture variation that flows instead of clashing.

I'd love to try my hand (needles?) at it.

Ashley said...

What a wonderful giveaway!!!

Denise said...

Having declared the rest of this year (and 2010) the year for knitting for ME, I would LOVE to win this Leslie. It's so very generous of you
(((hugs)))

AmyPinSeattle said...

How neat! I bet you get hundreds and hundreds of comments!!

Yvonne in Southwest Virginia said...

That's lovely. I've long been a Twinkle fan.

Monica said...

i would love to win this pattern so that i can make it for my sister who loves hand made items.
This is the cirst time i have ever did a giveaway so winning would be a delight!

Alison said...

That's a swell giveaway! Looks like a fun book!

Suzanne said...

Leslie, you sure put good karma out into the world.

CelticCastOn said...

ooohhh twinkle has some yummy knits in it, what a great giveaway!

Theresa said...

I would love to make that. Since I don't have a sister it would have to be for ME!

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Mindy said...

Oooo... I've been tempted to pick up that book before. It has some great patterns in it! Thanks for the chance to win it. :)

mindyvasil (at) gmail (dot) com

Melanie said...

Pick me pick me! :)) Great give-away... thank you for the opportunity.

Full of Heart said...

OOh, what a cool giveaway! Count me in!

Melinda C. said...

Oh yes, I'd love it!

Prairie Girl said...

oh oh oh - I've been pining after that book for ages! And you did such a beautiful job with the sweater - I'd love to give it a go.

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Karen said...

What a great giveaway! My fingers are crossed!

Jen said...

Oh! I would love to win the pattern and the book.

slosinj said...

Yes, I would love to give the sweater a try. Looks perfect for Southern California.

Krystal said...

That sweater is lovely! I would love to win this giveaway!

hype said...

oh so generous!love!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Your sister is very lucky! Thanks for having the giveaway ;)

Nancy Mc said...

Cute sweater, thanks for sharing. Please enter me in your giveaway.
nancy_mc@live.com

TD wool design said...

yes, please, i'd love to be included. have wondered about that book. thanks L.

Lotta_sun@yahoo.com said...

I would gladly knit your lovely sweater; even send it back to you ... Good karma never goes stale.

Julia said...

Oh My!!! What a stunning sweater. I am in the middle of knitting a capelet and a winter hat for myself, but I am desperately in need of a new project once they are finished.

A book too?!?! Who could ask for anything more?

Thanks for the opportunity.

Kristyn Knits said...

has to be fun for you to bless another with such a lovely gift!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I've been dying to get that book! That sweater is so cute and I'm finally a size Medium again after spending the last 9 months losing 40 lbs! (Two back to back pregnancies caused to me to need 40 lbs to lose) Friday is my wedding anniversary with my husband, maybe it'll bring me luck :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

jenmaree said...

Thanks for being so generous!!

Hanna said...

That is a pretty sweater!

Robin said...

Oh boy oh boy oh boy. Just love your blog and hoping to win.

michele said...

not commenting to be entered in the contest - i have the book and love it - and have too much yarn of my own. just want to say that this knit is one of the first of yours that i saw and i was so impressed that you knit this.

i'm also still glad to blog know you and continue to enjoy watching what you create even if i don't always comment.

Jackie said...

Oh, love to have your gift, if overseas if ok. Thanks.

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

i would love to be in the draw...thanks

Daphne said...

gorgeous sweater! it would be just the thing to be knitting next week when I move into my first house and have frazzled nerves!

Lady B said...

I love your blog and all your delicious knitting (and cookies). Would love to receive this gift! Thanks.

Hilde said...

That book looks lovely, ofcourse I'd like it =)

By the way, love the idea about making weekly cookies =)

Pipany said...

Wow, that is so generous Leslie. Not sure if it's open to people in Cornwall, England though? If so, could you put my name in too please x

bensedin art said...

What a great giveaway! Sweater is so cute!

Yuliana said...

generous giveaway. I hope I win...

Elsa said...

Loveable :) If shipping abroud would be possible, I'm in...

Henrika J. said...

Ooh, how much I'd love to receive a gift like that!!! I love Twinkle designs, although the books and yarn are a little 2 expensive for me! :( Whatever the outcome, thanks for the generous opportunity and the lovely blog! ;) Good luck!

Vanessa (Australia) said...

The sweater is gorgeous! And how generous are you?!!

Bárbara said...

Yes Please!!!

Estella said...

Got to love a contest! Thanks for having such a good one.

Helle Nielsen said...

Love the sweater - and the book. So nice of you to share..

Mariah said...

What a fabulous give away.

Thanks for thinking of us.

Mariah

giddykids.blogspot.com said...

That sweater is so pretty! It would be gorgeous on my 17 yr old!
Count me in!

kimberly said...

cool giveaway! would love it!

Meg said...

Oooh--love the sweater! Here's hoping I'm the lucky one this time!

Pam said...

Thank you for having such a nice giveaway. Please add my name into the drawing. You continue to inspire.

Christina Scovel said...

I'd love it - and cherish it - and wear it !!!!

beki said...

Ooo, fun!

Pam said...

I like your new banner picture. And thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. I love the colors.

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countrychicken said...

Thanks for giving away such a great book and yarn. You have good taste in all your knits so I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Celestial said...

A great and fun offer. I'll pass on the giveaway though - I'm not a chunky yarn knitter.

Alisha said...

What a sweet thing to share....sign me up ;)

Sheree said...

How very generous of you, Leslie! It is gorgeous! And I so need to work on becoming a better knitter...this book looks like it would provide some nice challenges for me as my favorite season for knitting is approaching!

Thanks for the chance to win gorgeous lady!

Hugs,
Sheree

dana meadows said...

I'd like to make that one for my daughter....just hip enough for her. I am also making my youngest daughter the libby caridgan...hope i win!

Carrie S. said...

GAH! I love that sweater, and the book has been on my Amazon wish list for a year! If I win, I promise to make it and wear it proudly!

Anonymous said...

I stumbled onto your blog looking for Libby, and found this giveaway -- must be fate! I love the book, yarn, and pattern so please pick me!

Debbie
Debbie4 on Ravelry

Karen said...

Count me in for the giveaway please. Although I can only wish I could wear a size medium - this would be a perfect sweater for my daughter. Thanks for the a chance at this great giveaway.

Kassia said...

Wow, generous giveaway! Thank you! :)

Allyson said...

AH! I've gotten that book out from the library so many times! I love it but can't pony up the money for it. Please please!! :)

It's The Little Tings said...

Wow, what a cute sweater. Thanks fr this giveaway...

cam said...

Wow, what a generous offer, I would love a chance at this yarn and book! I enjoy reading your blog!

Lorien said...

I almost bought that book yesterday!

JC said...

I'd love to win this! Thank you for giving us this opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Your post reminds me that I need to reorganize my knitting stuff..I'll add that to my never-ending list of things I'll probably never get around to. :o) I love your site and your sweaters. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen B.

Sandy said...

I've had this book in my on-line cart for awhile now. What a nice giveaway!

Martha said...

I love both the book and the yarn. You did a great job on the sweater for your sister.:)

Melissa said...

What a generous giveaway! Thanks! I think the sweater looks great on you, but I'm sure your sister loved receiving it!

Julie Alvarez said...

Oh, yes! A new knitting book! AND the yarn. You are generous...

Jen G. said...

Great giveaway! Maybe that would give me the encouragement I need to make myself a sweater! Thanks!

mellowbeing said...

Beautiful color! Thanks for putting up for a giveaway :)

Annie said...

Simply gorgeous! I'd love to give it a shot, for me.......and my sister!

we clap our hands said...

That seafoam green is one of my favorite colors.

Vickie said...

Please count me in! I've been wanting to try making a sweater.

Suzanne said...

What a great giveaway. I would love to work on this sweater this winter.

Christina.B said...

ohhh, I was just contemplating this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

Lovely work you do, and your blog is one of my favorites. Thanks for the give away!

Rachel said...

I always love new knitting books. I want to win.

PickingUpStitches said...

What a lovely sweater! It would be a perfect project for my first-time lacework.

Kristen said...

Cool! I'd love to win!

Tilly said...

Oh wow! I'd love to win this one!!

debbi said...

What a kind thing to do. My daughter would look very cute in that sweater.

Egater said...

I'd love to win :) Count me in for the giveaway please.

krista said...

I am always looking for new inspirations. This book looks interesting...

Allison said...

wow! what a treat for some lucky gal...hope it's me.

Yarn It said...

OMG....I would LOVE to knit that! What a generous offer to your readers.

reneew said...

What a fun idea....please pick me, I love the sweater and a medium is the right size. Renee

Margie said...

Wow...that's SO GENEROUS of you!!! I love that sweater and my niece would be adorable in it!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Quinn said...

I just finished one project and was looking for more ideas. I need some things to keep me busy over the winter. Crossing my fingers.

kate said...

I've been lusting after that book for a long time! I hope I win!

eagillette said...

Ooohhh! Exciting! I never win anything so usually don't enter, but I am currently promoting a contest at work and am hoping people actually enter, so I made a resolution to enter other people's contests :) Gorgeous sweater and book, yay!

Peggy said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

stitching under oaks said...

wow...took me awhile to scroll down through the bottom of all the comments! That sweater is so fun...I'm sure your sister is glad you knit it too small. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Aimee said...

Oooh! I never win giveaways but thought I'd try! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow!Cute sweater, cute gal! Thanks for the giveaway. Jeanie Z.

Niki said...

So sorry your knit didn't work out for you, but by the looks of it I bet your sister loved it. I would love a shot at making one of my own. Thanks for hosting a great give-away!

Lorie said...

I just taught myself to knit last winter. I am itching to make myself a sweater. Count me in!

stitchin' girl said...

Your sister in one lucky lady!! I would love to win the makings and pattern for this lovely sweater!

Trudy said...

Wow!! Who wouldn't love to win this--count me in!! I love the colors, and you did a great job!

sewsue said...

A very generous giveaway - thank you! As a newbie knitter looking for that first sweater, this seems to fit the bill! Keeping my yarn straight and fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

Oh I would love to knit that sweater and I think we are the same size :-)

I will need something to keep me warm during the cold winter months here in eastern New Brunswick!

Michele
mcguigan@nb.aibn.com

Seanna Lea said...

Definitely a cute sweater. Please count me in!

kelly said...

WOW! You are amazing! Such a giving heart. That sweater is sweet and I have not made a sweater yet and would love to. Thanks so much.

Frogdancer said...

I feel like I'm at the end of a loooong list....

...but I'd love to win. (I'm from Australia, so I don't know if international entries are ok?)

Temperance said...

love the sweater, not that it will fit me but it looks fun to knit.

Trisha said...

Wow, I would love a chance to make that sweater. It is so cute! Does your sister love it?

Amy J said...

Just beautiful! And thank you so much for posting all your pics. As a PA transplant to TX, I love seeing the change of seasons, etc.

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Love that sweater, if I win I'm going to knit it for my sister- isn't that good karma? it'll look better on her than on me :-)

bog said...

Totally generous give away. I too wanted to make this sweater but you got farther than I did and actually got the yarn. Fingers crossed

Brenda said...

Wow! For sure I'd like to be included. But hope I don't have to give it to my sister. I'd keep mine.

Thanks.

Karen said...

SO nice of you to give away yarn and a book!

Adina said...

cool...the book (borrowed from the library) is in my living room. the yarn would be a sweet gift!thanks.

Turtle said...

wow, super generous of you! I would love this to knit for my daughter! SHe is so difficult to knit for sometimes but this has her name all over it! (i think you sweater came out wonderfully, lucky sister! :) )

Colleen said...

What a generous giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Gretchen said...

I would love to win such an awesome give away. Love your blog!

Ivy said...

Woohoo! great blog and pretty darned good giveaway. Yours is a new blog to me, but have been following closely since I found you. Thanks!

Jenni said...
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Jenni said...

Would love it! This is my favorite knitting blog and I refer all my knitting friends here.

Crazy Phillips Momma said...

I've always looked at that book when I go to Barnes and Noble. Couldn't decide whether or not to buy it. Now that I've seen the sweater my mind is made up. The sweater is so pretty. You are so talented. What a great sister you are. THanks for always sharing your great recipes and wonderful knitting.

Eve said...

Oh yay! I've always wanted to try something from that book. You are officially awesome.

Priscilla K. said...

Love your blog and enjoy all the wonderful crafty things you share. Thanks for the generous giveaway. The sweater is beautiful!

Lady P said...

what a grand gesture - lovely of you to share, just the book itself would be wonderful

ohprettywords said...

Oooh, my fingers are triply-crossed! How very exciting!

Alison Williams said...

what a beautiful sweater! here's hoping...

Diane said...

Oh! How excellent! Fingers firmly crossed...

theknittingcowgirl said...

I should only have your skin to knit like that... I think it was a great pull!!!

Breien in Lansingerland said...

I absolutely love green! What generous to give away ;-)

Tyna said...

What a lucky girl your sister is! I'm the knitting sis in my family....makes me want to teach the other two to knit!
Tyna

Jen said...

Love the yarn and would love to have the book! Here's to hoping I win!

Jenni said...

OMG!!! I just borrowed this book from the library. I've been drooling over every design. I LOVE that sweater! Dreamy...I can only afford to "window shop" through the book. We're doing our best in this Michigan economy... it's tough here. Thanks for the chance to win- what fun!!!

Toni said...

oh how pretty. i would love to knit that! Thanks for the chance.

Sheryl said...

I've checked out that book at the library and loved looking through it. The yarn AND the book? I'd love it! (I thought it looked great on you; lucky sister, though!)

DebbieO said...

I actually think the sweater looks really cute on you! It is amazing how such chunky yarn can still be flattering.

periwinkle said...

how could you not want to win that lovely yarn to make such a lovely sweater :-)

Anonymous said...

I would to knit that sweater as a gift for my younger sister. I have knitted children sweaters but never a sweater for an adult.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

The sweater is great. Fingers crossed I might be lucky. Thanks again for the link to the web site that ships internationally, they were great.

Teresa
UK

Little Miss S. said...

Cute - count me in, I'm crossing my fingers. And have a great weekend...

Linda said...

Thank you for a generous offer, pop me in the draw! x

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