Tuesday, August 17, 2010

a little collection

Have you seen this book? Or "encyclopedia of books" I should say?
The Stitch Collection by Debbie O'Neill is the perfect collection consisting of five mini books. Each book is small enough (and light enough!) to be carried around in your knitting bag.
I love how it is packaged and laid out, in an organized easy to find manor. It is a set of five mini books of the stitches themselves, designed to help you choose the best stitch pattern for a particular project. Each individual stitch pattern (225 total) is ranked according to its level of difficulty and amount of drape. It basically consolidates a bunch of valuable information into a simple little book. I love that!
I have one to give away. Leave a comment between now and Thursday the 19th at 12 p.m. EST and I will draw a name.

Make it a great one.

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K said...

Thanks for the giveaway - I saw these books mentioned on another blog and would love to have a set of my own!

Katie Lohrenz said...

Hooray. I've been thinking I need a stitch dictionary. This looks fantastic.

shanalines said...

i too saw these on another blog, and they look cool!

Andrea Moberly said...

Lovely! I'd love to win the set - just what I need to spice up my knitting :)

Captain Sharmie said...

cheers for sharing! i've been drooling over this little set for a while now, it would be totally awesome to win a set. i'm not allowed to buy books until after my big trip, but getting them in a give away doesn't count, right?

:)

Susan J. said...

This stitch collection looks great - I love that they are mini and I hope that I win them! Thanks.

Jennifer said...

Oh how wonderful! I've been eyeing these little books since I first saw them last week. They would be the perfect travel knitting books! What a great giveaway :)

Weedwacker said...

I would love to win a book. Stitch dictionaries always come in handy.

Heather said...

Those look like a wonderful reference. Count me in :).

alana said...

These look great. Just what I need, I'd love to win them! :)

ColorSlut said...

I've never seen these books. Look so cool! I have a book for both knit and crochet that is filled with stitches - but this looks so cool!

Jen said...

I could use one of these desperately!

-Bekah- said...

I would love to have a copy of this set of books. It looks like a wonderful resource to have! Thanks!

Mollimoo said...

Fantastic, thanks for the info! Had a look to see if it's available here in the UK & it's not...so would be amazing to win it! x

Rochelle Farah said...

Yay! I love that set! It would be perfect to keep in your bag, like you said! Very nice giveaway.

tikje wit said...

Looks like a sticht-encyclopedia to me! -count me in!-

barefootrooster said...

ooh, what a great concept. love the portability -- this might encourage me to do a bit more swatching just to try out new-to-me techniques! thanks for the chance to win!

Chinamama4 said...

These look wonderful!

duni said...

hooray for sharing! thanks so much for the give-away. the books look super-cool/ useful!

Tina said...

thanks for the chance. seems like these would be a great reference!

JoAnn said...

I need all the help I can get! Thanks for this give-away.

Lori said...

The little books look great! Thanks for the giveaway.

Rachael said...

What a great giveaway! I hate trying to lug my stitch reference books around.

beanie g said...

So I'm not the greatest knitter, but my mom is an awesome one and I'm sure she would love these!

Sara said...

Those look great!!! I hadn't seen them. Great giveaway!

rottnluck at gmail dot com

Sharon S said...

wow, i had no idea these were out there! perfect! thanks for the giveaway : )

lilpixie said...

Such a great lil set of books! Great giveaway. Thank you.

bbethab said...

thanks for giving these away!!! i would love, love, love to win!!!

EJ said...

So cool! I would love to have this. :)

Knitting Diva said...

What a Great idea! So compact. So usable.

gabriella said...

Oooh stitch pattern collections - the best inspiration for a new lace design! I'm in. :) Thanks!!

Julie said...

I love those! I think I gave away my stitch dictionaries when we moved because they were so big!

Amanda said...

Thanks for the drawing! I just moved overseas and my stitch reference books seem to have gone missing. Don't know if you ship internationally though...

kimberly said...

what a great giveaway! This would be so useful, instead of my many google and youtube searches on different stitches...

apryl deeter photography said...

i am sooo excited - i always miss your giveaways, but not today!

Linda said...

These books look like fun! Your blog is an inspiration for me--thanks!

Aimee said...

Those books look fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway!

Chris said...

What a great set of books--my daughter that is learning to knit would love that one--I would love that one also.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Those books look perfect to tuck into a knitting bag. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sandra Dodson said...

Would love to win a set of these books

beautifulshell said...

oh yes, please! i really want to learn cables!

amy said...

This looks really great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen said...

That would be a great addition to my knitting library!

jordiw said...

I would love to see how they describe the "drape" factor of a stitch pattern. That sounds really interesting.

Betsey said...

These look so handy! Thanks for the chance to win a set!

Cat said...

These books are the perfect size for traveling...and would help me learn new stitches while I'm on the road!!

Bailey said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! I love these books! they'd be so absolutely useful. I really hope that I'm the lucky winner on this one!!!!

L said...

Very cool books! Love that they're portable.

From All Stitched Up said...

This is something I could really use ! I definetly need this kind of info for All Stitched Up and my own knitting. Thank you !

Lara R said...

Thanks - this would be a great resource to win.

Hannah said...

Wow this looks like a really neat book! I've been wanting to improve my knitting skills... maybe this would help. I'd love to win!

Katinka said...

I would love the books -- thank you!

Delldgm said...

You have the most amazing give aways - I have been searching every where for a pressie for a new knitter, so this is a great Idea. Please put me in the draw (cause of course we both need one, lol) thank you again for your generosity

whistlepeaknits said...

I haven't seen this yet. It looks super handy!

Susan said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book set! It looks awesome!

Beth said...

These look very cool! I'll have to look them up for my birthday wishlist!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway offer! I would love to have those stitch dictionaries in my collection.
cynshep@comcast.net

Francesca said...

These look great. Fingers crossed...

erin said...

I would love these books. I picked up knitting again a couple of years ago. I have no other knitters to turn to for help so these books would be great! Thanks for the giveaway.

Cary said...

Those look awesome! I'm always looking for something like that.

Anonymous said...

That would be perfect for a beginning knitter...like me! pizzadelong@yahoo.com

Ginger said...

Wow, that looks awesome. I've been debating getting a stitch dictionary of some sort so thanks for the review.

Amie said...

I had not seen those books. They look very interesting.

Deborah said...

These look like a perfect addition to any knitting library! Thanks for being so generous as to give a set away!

Amy Caroline said...

OH! I need these... ok, need is probably strong, how about I really want them! :)

Lisa said...

How cool! I don't have any stitch dictionarys and was considering picking up one.

brooke said...

I would love to have these...I think it's time to move on from the basics for me :-)

jennifer June said...

I'm just starting knitting. I could use a little know-how. (P.S. I'm your lucky winner, jenn@dimlights(dot)com)

Leeanna, said...

Oh I could really use those! I am a self taught knitter and need to have resources to refer to when trying something new.

Martha said...

Great recommendation. I saw these too on another blog and love seeing people agree about books.

;-)

Sara said...

These look great! I'd love to win!

Psyche Knits said...

this book looks great and super useful! thanks for offering one for free!

Julianne said...

Oh man, these have been so talked about recently. They look great. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

Anonymous said...

Love to have this book ! Thanks for the giveaway . This would defintely help my knitting mojo !
Kim O

katieb said...

so nice of you to have a give away! i love that they are small and can be taken with you~

Meg said...

These look very cool! I would love to be the lucky winner!

Charity said...

What an awesome little book set! It's the first I've seen of them. A set any knitter could use... enter me, please! :)

ChrisInWi said...

YES! Just what I need to be organized. Looks like a fantastic set. You are so generous!

Laura said...

Thanks for the giveaway - they would be handy to have in my knitting basket!

sewstylish said...

I love small and compact especially when your away from the internet and need to know how to do something.

geri said...

Please pick me for the giveaway!! I love using them when I design afghan squares or mittens.

Orinda5 said...

I saw these mentioned someplace else too, and they seem like they would be a constant source of inspiration.

Thanks for sharing!

Quiltnbee said...

Oh! Yes! What a great collection...and a great giveaway!

dw said...

Oooh! Even if I don't win, I think you just made my day. I love this concept and one way or another, I will get me some of these here books!

Kathleen said...

The books look great! Thanks for the chance to win.

Rose said...

I would LOVE to win that! Thanks for the opportunity.

Valerie said...

Oooh...how could I not leave a comment!? Am very curious to see how the author comments on the drape of a stitch. Thanks for the give away...whoever ends up with it!

Melissa said...

I'm still new to knitting, I'm sure that would be so helpful. Thank you!

Fujiyamamama said...

What a great little set, and a set that is portable!

PickingUpStitches said...

This stitch collection looks fantastic, and it's much more portable than the Vogue versions.

K Starr said...

What a clever idea. I like that it provides drape information. I would love a copy. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

reference to go - love it!

colleen


murphycolleenATrogers.COM

Erin Joy and Sarah Jane said...

Excellent give-away - count me (and my stitches) in!

Dheeny Thea said...

I love the books..it looks so easy to carry..

Amy J said...

I so appreciate you sharing all the books and your comments on them...helps to see what others think of them. These are going on the short list :)

paigely said...

oh wow, i would love to win this! if i don't, it looks so fabulous i think i'll have to buy it!!

love your blog, by the way. its the perfect combo of knitting and everything else :)

RW said...

well this would be just the thing.

Kristal@knit1kids4.wordpress.com said...

That is so cute and handy!

Patey said...

Knit and purl, rib and cable, lace and specialty, the top six reasons to knit! All right in our little knitting bags!

Kntting with Beer said...

What a great collection!

April said...

I keep seeing these books around and they look so handy.

I'd love to have a copy

Marico said...

Thanks for the giveway. Very cute.

Lorie said...

What a clever idea!

Erica said...

What a good find! So cool!

Alycia C said...

I have 2 knitting books my great aunt left me. I taught myself to knit from those, but would love to learn more and would really gain a lot from books like these.

Maryse said...

It does seem like a nice condensed encyclopedia! Nice contest again! Have a great one too!

Michelle said...

Just moved into a little apartment; these little books would be perfect :)

Cami said...

What a great idea. They look so neat and great for packing around in a knitting bag.

Missy knits said...

What great reference material! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Charlene said...

Stitch dictionary just what I need and would love to own! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Becky said...

I have no idea where I saw this originally, but I was wondering what it was exactly. I didn't realize it was 5 tiny books! I don't have very many knitting books, and I've been looking for something like these. It was be an amazing to have these in my tiny (but hopefully growing) collection of knitting books!

Lisa said...

It seems everyone loves these!! I bet so would I! I enjoy reading your blog and love your pictures, headless and all!!! Thank you.

Lisa B said...

pick me! pick me!! :)

Lisa B said...

pick me!! pick me!! :)

Estella said...

LOVE it! What a great idea and what a nice giveaway.

Laurie said...

One way or another, I need these books. :-)

Alicia said...

These look very useful! Thanks for the giveaway!

little Bean said...

What a beautiful little set. I'd sure like one!

Larissa said...

What a great idea. Hope I win!

Lisa B said...

Learning "cables" is high on my to do list of life challenges to tackle! This might be just the motivation to get me started. Thanks so much for your blog!

marianne said...

I would love to win these, as I don't have any stitch dictionaries yet. thanks for the giveaway! happy knitting!

Ali said...

These are just the thing to make me the master knitter I think I could be : )

Valarie said...

Yes indeedy.... I WANT it! Thanks for the giveaway :) vk

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I could really use that series of books!

Ann H.

altagirl said...

yes please!

Christina said...

who couldn't use another stitch dictionary for more inspiration.

AmyP said...

I think this idea for a dictionary is genius! Thanks for the giveaway.

Megan said...

Even just the picture of the outside makes me want it! It's so nice and organized. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Kathy said...

As a relatively newbie knitter, this seems like the perfect addition to my library...and my knitting bag! I'd love to win them!

Christine said...

Just what every knitter needs! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jeanie said...

Yes, please! I would love to win the little books. Thanks for the giveaway:)

Julie said...
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Julie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The books look terrific. I had not seen them.

jsample on ravelry

Cecilia said...

these books look great!

BA Dad said...

I can never have enough books!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Thanks for the giveaway, this kind of book will be invaluable when I design a sweater.

Anastasia, the passion fruit... :) said...

Oh, how cool! Thank you for the chance of winning one!

Kristen said...

I would LOVE to win this!

DrawSleepKnit said...

How thoughtful to have a give away! These books look wonderful :)

lindar said...

Your blog is my favorite. I do have a question for you. Do you have a stash of yarn or do you purchase as needed? It seems as though when you are ready for a new project, you are just purchasing it. I believe I have a stash problem and therefore, do not have the right amount for particular projects. I should be more prudent.

Anyway. I love your blog. Keep inspiring us.

Kat said...

Such a clever idea. I collect stitch dictionaries, but am always scared of carrying them around with me.

Taureta said...

I would love to have one!!! It looks so cool!!. Probably they also want to come to Spain ;-)

Jen said...

That looks so HANDY! Thanks :)

Bonnie said...

What a great little set of books. I'd love to win these. Thanks for the giveaway.

a pink-bee said...

I need this set :) (really) am knitting my first sweater :) Such a fun blog :).
have a haPPy day :), crystal

Hermione J. Schwartz said...

This set of books look so usable and interesting. Thank you for using them in a giveaway! =]

michelle said...

Would these be good for a beginner???
They might save my very fancy knitting "friend" a heap of trouble!!

mnmmom2k said...

What a wonderful set of books! Yes, please!

Sandee said...

Would love to win....I am in the thick of knitting the slouchy cartigan, but praying one day, it will be off the needles.

mrpablo said...

Leaving comment, crossing fingers!!! Thanks for the chance to win these books.

pricklypearbloom said...

wow, with a cover layout like that, I'd love to see what the insides look like. :)

VeganCraftastic said...

Oooh, I haven't seen these before but they look aweseome!

-craftytofu at yahoo

Jenny said...

What a fab set of books, great giveaway! Jenny x

Kylie said...

oh, i would love to win one!
thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

knitbikerocknut said...

What a great resource. So many stitch reference books get so 'wordy'. How perfect!

Anonymous said...

These would be so helpful. If I had these, I wouldn't have to look everything up on YouTube! Such a nice giveaway. Thanks~Jan

Gina said...

ooh I want one!

Sharonnz said...

Looks like the perfect resource for a household with an experienced knitter and two learners!

Erin said...

Looks like a nice set of books. I love the design.

LaurieM said...

Lovley! They are so cute looking.

Kim said...

Ooh, that's a great giveaway. Thanks for offering it!

Proud Mama said...

It looks like a very useful compilation. May have to check it out.

Amy said...

What a great giveaway! I am a beginning knitter (again) so I could use a "stick in the purse" reference book like this! By the way, I love your blog! It is one of the reasons I want to learn to knit again!

eped said...

thanks for the giveaway! since my closest LYS is several thousand miles away, this is probably my only shot at getting my hands on these great books any time soon!

Marilyn said...

How ingenious...my fingers are crossed.

Jessica said...

That is the greatest idea!

jo said...

This looks like a great set--thanks for sharing!

pebbledash said...

Thank you for another great giveaway! I'd love a set of these!

Holly Jane said...

Those are fantastic. Particularly for a knitter who is also a librarian [me]. And when not using them for reference, you can pull them out and hit people with them! A must-have for the knitting bag, for sure. :)

Anonymous said...

Leslie, I enjoy your blog and flicker so much! You are truly a wonderful woman, and really wish I could meet you. :) Sue Love the collection!

Niki said...

What a great collection. I would love to own a set!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

So nifty. I need this little collection.

Laura said...

How cute! You can never have too many knitting books!

Nancy said...

I have looked at those books they are packed full of great information, would love to have them

One Sheep said...

Thanks for the giveaway, these books look wonderful. I'd love to have them to inspire me to start designing more.

Kelly said...

How very awesome! Thanks so much for this giveaway!

perfectlycrazy said...

Now that sounds neat! I'm still a knitting newbie and can use all the help I can get!

Erica said...

Those are perfect! I don't have a stitch dictionary and have always wanted one. Thanks for the giveaway!

Cathy B said...

Would make a perfect addition to my knitting library!

Keri said...

Wow! Awesome books!!! I used my Vogue knitting reference a ton, but I think these might even be MORE useful!!!!

Linda Swan said...

Looks like a great little book-thanks for doing another give away.

Linda

carol said...

I have seen the books in a LSY would absolutely love to have a set>

caknitter said...

I've seen these books, they're great.

shannon said...

Oh that would be a great addition to my library. Hope I win!!

Anonymous said...

I am just a beginner and need all the help I can get. I covet your talent. :)~Peggy in TN

Jux said...

Darling, this collection is simply wonderful and it's so kind of you offer one as giveaway!!!
Gooood luck everybody!!!

Maggie said...

Thanks for doing a giveaway! How fun! And those books look so nice. I'm sure my knitting could use those.

Shirley said...

I don't have a stitch dictionary and could really use one. Thanks for the giveaway.

Walden said...

Lovely giveaway. This definitely looks like something useful to have!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I've been coveting that book!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Robyn
knitpurlmama@gmail.com

Hippie Housewife said...

What a neat set of books! I love it.

Jennifer said...

I would love to win these! Thank you and I love reading your blog!

Anonymous said...

I have heard about these, and would LOVE to own them. Great size to carry around.

Monique

Shanna said...

I'd love to win this! Thanks for another great giveaway :)

Tracy said...

What a great giveaway. Those would be such a help to me. I love the look of your next project too.

Susan G said...

Oooooh, what a great little collection! Love to have that one!

Stardust B. said...

Very cool. I'm always looking for interesting stitches.

Andi said...

You always have the best giveaways....I am crossing my fingers! Thank you

Adina said...

what a great collection!!! i need a stitch dictionary!

Elizabeth said...

These would be wonderful to own. I'm always inspired by your photos.

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