Tuesday, May 11, 2010

60 quick knits

Twenty hats, twenty scarves, twenty mittens in cascade 220. Yep, an entire book devoted to one yarn. I like that. I also really like cascade 220. I find it to be a good quality yarn, affordable (it looks like webs is having a sale), and comes in just about every color under the sun. And speaking of the sun, I find these small "tote around" projects to be the perfect projects for summer knitting.
I'm absolutely head over heals for those plaid mittens. They sort of remind me of a vintage thermos. Mittens for adults and children. Fair Isle mittens, bird cage mittens, cable cuff mittens, bunny mittens, tweed mittens, checkered mittens, the list goes on.
Libby has been wanting me to make her a beret and I think I finally found a pattern she likes. (It just so happens I have a hank of off white in the stash.) Hats for adults and children. Hats with bobbles, cables, patterns and stripes.
Fingerless gloves fall into that mitten category. I have always wanted to make myself a pair of those flip top mittens. I think I found the perfect pattern.
Twenty scarves, too. Scarves for adults and children. Stripes, cables, stripes, ruffles, eyelet and a pocket scarf. Again, the list goes on.

And you guessed it. Tara over at Soho publishing is offering this book to one of my readers.
If you are interested, leave your name by Friday the 14th at 12pm EST. I'll draw a name.

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jennie said...

Hooray for starting Christmas presents in June (hopefully since it is usually mid-Decemeber for me!). I would love to win a copy and can't wait to see your finished beret. :)

Dawn said...

This awesome book would be an awesome Win!!

sweetaimee said...

I would love to win the book I love cascade 220 :)

Hilary said...

Cascade 220 is awesome. And a book devoted entirely to quick and fun projects with it? Even awesomer.

aanderson said...

What a lovely opportunity, thanks for the chance to win.

Toby E. said...

Looks fabulous!

kristina said...

Oooh I've been wanting to knit a pair of flip-top mittens, too. And thank you for the chance to win the book! K x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity!
tnthomas1@att.net

Lollipop said...

I would love this !

Trisha said...

What a great book! I hope I can get my hands on one if I don't win. But I really hope I win!

Amy said...

I'd love to win that book! I've been thinking about buying it one of these days.

Huan-Hua said...

i'd like to enter the giveaway! love those green lacey mitts.

Breanne Martin said...

oh my! they're all so cute!

amanda jane said...

heaven. everything looks so dreamy. thanks for sharing!

Larissa said...

oh, love the neutral flip top mittens too! this book looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing.

Madelynsmum said...

It looks like a fantastic book!

Martha said...

Oh how fun. I am on a yarn diet, but may need to hit that Webs sale. Thanks!

HobbyMommy said...

would love a chance at this! thanks!

Prairie Girl said...

As a Mama to little ones, "quick" is my favorite word. And Cascade is one of my favorite go to yarns. Quick & Cascade - perfect combo. To win would be lovely.

Lily said...

Oh so interested. love that 220! Plus I should win for best word ver "swagiest"

PghCathy said...

I signed up at the Pgh Knit/Crochet Festival to win a copy of this book....and didn't. Hoping I have better luck here.

You've piqued my interest again!

Tina said...

This would be nice to have for summer knitting. Thx for the chance.

Renna said...

I am so interested! You make an excellent pitch for the book, by the way. :-)

I, too, love the idea of a book full of patterns geared to one specific yarn. I lack the experience/confidence to always know what kind of yarn to substitute in patterns. That can be a problems since I have no LYS (just a Hobby Lobby). I do have several skeins of Cascade on hand that I bought from a small craft shop that went out of business last year. I would have such fun with this book! :-)

Gina said...

Looks adorable, please put my name in the hat!

kristin said...

I saw this book recently and thought, "what a great go-to pattern book!" I think Cascade 220 is a great utility yarn too! In fact its my favorite for felting. I'd love to win : )

Anonymous said...

Thank you for letting us know about the yarn sale. I'll stock up on it. Oh, and I would love to win the book :).
Nataliya

mnmmom2k said...

What a wonderful giveaway - the plaid mitts are awesome, and I agree you can always use patterns that are transportable.

Becca said...

I just discovered your blog, and I'm so glad I did, it's just lovely. What a fun-sounding book! My name's Becca- thanks for the opportunity!

monica said...

I love Cascade 220 , such a versatile and colorful yarn. And a bargain to boot. I'd love to add this book to my library , if I'm the lucky one. Thanks for the opportunity!

Elizabeth said...

I would love to try this book.
Liz

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, yes, I would love a copy of "60 quick knits. Hats, gloves and scarfs are my favorite to knit. I hope I will win!
Elaine A

Allison said...

I'm all for small projects - I would love to win this book.

Kath said...

I like Cascade 220 also. I have some stashed that I meant to make a sweater with...but alas, no time, so quick knits might be the answer. Love your new dog btw!

Anonymous said...

I hope I'm not double entering, but I went through all the comments and couldn't find the one I thought I had made earlier. Can you tell I REALLLLLLY want this book?! I too am totally in love with the plaid mittens! Thanks for the chance~Jan

Shannon said...

Looks like an awesome book! I've used Cascade 220 plenty and will continue to do so! I'd love to win it!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win that book! Also love the pics of the dog...

Ann
Powell, Ohio

Erika said...

oooh, that would be the perfect summer totin' project book!

Kathy said...

How fortuitous... I'm just finding blogs after being computer impaired for awhile. I left you with Libby's new pencil bag and come backt to a giveaway. I'd love this book! I work with Cascade and really like it. thank you for your generosity.

I loved the picture of the friendship bracelets and Trouble looks like a baby doll. I'm glad I found my way back

Ramya said...

Wow.. I'd love to win this book! I'm in need of some baby knits as gifts and this book will definitely come in handy for the patterns. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Kellen said...

Oh so lovely! I too, enjoy the Cascade 220 and find it a great go-to-yarn. Thank you for the giveaway. Always enjoy seeing your latest knit creation.

RW said...

you got me.

lindy said...

I love Cascade 220 and those plaid mittens!!!! Would love to win

Celestial said...

What a fun give-away.

And the new banner is super cute!

Anne-Marie said...

I'd love that book. I would also love Cascade 220 to be more affordable in the UK :) But we have good equivalents.

Anne-Marie

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Yay Cascade 220--the most multi-purpose yarn ever:)

Faith said...

I'd love to win this book - I keep reading positive reviews in the blog world, and it sounds like it will be a great resource.

Dave Fender said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! count me in the drawing please?
Looks like it has some fantastic patterns.

Fender!

Sharon Sh said...

I would love to knit those fingerless mitts!

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Senja said...

I would love to win this!

Cathy said...

I gotta have it!

Anonymous said...

Perfectly-sized projects for my summer attention span. And a great way to start my Christmas gift stash early. Thanks for the chance to win! Allie

Anonymous said...

just using 220 for the first time to knit a Felicity for...CHRISTMAS! yes. If it is the only knit completed it will be my personal best for Christmas knitting in the summer!
The book wd keep up the momentum i think...
Colleen

murphycolleenATrogersDOTcom

skw said...

What a wonderful book! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this book! :) Love your blog!

TLCknits said...

LOVE it!... so many beautiful ideas!

Zoey said...

I'm itching to make some of those hats. And the yarn is already in my stash! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

Renea said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love your blog!

Brig said...

What a great idea for a book, especially someone who is indecisive about yarn - like me! The only thing I have to choose is the color :)

blueiguana said...

Love the mittens! Count me in!

Deborah said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book. I have trouble finishing big projects, so this would help me actually get some gifts done.

Stephanie said...

YUP... I'd love a copy of this book. Love your blog too!

Stephanie

Christen said...

I was reading your post in my reader (I'm a little behind), thinking " oh no! Awesome book and I missed my chance!" but then I saw that I hadn't missed my chance! Wahoo!!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! Love the book!
alexis.petersen@sympatico.ca

Alexis Petersen, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada

jenn said...

oooh, lovely book! enough time to make everything before winter, perhaps? :) --jenn

Anonymous said...

Ooooh,I would love to win. I love cascade 220 too. Please enter my name.
aparnamulgund@sbcglobal.net
Thank you

Aparna Mulgund

Amanda Bohl said...

I spent much of the last few months knitting fingerless mitts and am ready to try the whole thing! This book would be helpful, maybe too much so.

a view from a brown dog said...

Ooohh I would love to win this book. Yep, Casacade is awesome and small summer project, perfect! Thank you for the opportunity to win it.... so fun

Ellen said...

I would love to win this book! and as an aside, I just finished baking the mexican hot chocolate cookies-yum!

Laine said...

This looks fantastic, I love those plaid mittens too!

Maryse said...

I loooove mittens! I discovered SpillyJane Knits blog for the picture at the back of this new book! I looks like it has tons of patterns!

jlrice said...

I'd love to win this book - Thanks for the opportunity! I've been looking at it as I have the perfect little one to knit the monkey hat for. Linda

shannon said...

Looks cool, I would love to win!

Flipfloppingmamma said...

woohoo!! What fun!

La Cabeza Grande said...

Already have the book! So many post-it notes peeking out from everywhere. Between this book and Veronik Avery's latest, I'll have a backlog of stuff to do once my shoulder heals.

Hope all is well, Leslie.

ELP said...

I would love this book and I have loads of cascade. Thanks. Love your blog

mandy said...

love cascade yarn! i would love to win, thanks for the chance!

ali@skeinsherway said...

Yes- mitten knitting is what I should start planning so I can maybe perhaps by chance avoid that hasty fall knitting...!!

Julie said...

I love this book - winning it would be awesome! Thanks for the giveaway.

Rachel said...

What a great book! Just think of the gifting opportunities.

Kerry said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love Cascade 220! We have lots of use for hats and mittens here in MN.

The WoodLand School said...

This looks like a great book ... and goodness knows I have enough 220 in my stash to make a thing or two :-)

Nantucket Dreams said...

isnt cascade 220 a wonderful yarn? i love a whole book devoted to it!

Sophia said...

OMG me! SO glad I checked in today. Wow maybe I'll get lucky. That book looks so fun.

duni said...

ha- this book looks so cool! hope all is going well with you these days!

Tracey said...

I love Cascade 220 too! I only just found this gem over the winter when I was knitting like crazy (I was pregnant with my now 6 week old daughter). I'd love to win this book! Thanks for another great giveaway! Keep them coming :)

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. Thank you so much for all your fun info and project. I would love the book, I love cascade 220 it is what I first used as a new knitter. It is still my go to yarn. thanks kelly dbsn@comcast.net

iknitipurl said...

Looks like a really awesome book. I love Cascade 220 too! Good luck to everyone who is trying to nab a copy of the book!

michelle said...

me me me. please.

Knitterella said...

Well that looks like a mighty fine book. Amen to small project summer knitting!

Megan said...

You've inspired me. I'd love a copy

Megan

Susan G. said...

I would love it! Believe it or not, I've never knit with Cascase 220!

theknittingcowgirl said...

ops... I am a little too late...
but I just want to let you know that I love this kind of book! I think you will have a lot of inspirations!!!!

Have a nice week-end!

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