Friday, September 24, 2010

calling all cowl lovers

I should be home right now.
However, I took my annual trip out west and decided to spend an extra day in San Francisco with a great friend. (That's Noreen!)
We did a bunch of fun stuff which of course included a trip to ImagiKnit. Allison couldn't be nicer... oh, how I love knitters.
Of course, a bazillion photos where taken of the city and the bridge. (And everything in between.)
I mentioned I would be talking about this fantastic book. Unfortunately, since I am en-route, I have no other photos than this to show you. (Sorry!) I can tell you that there are a bunch of cute cowls in this book. (Forty to be exact.) They range from quick and easy on chunky yarns to a little more advanced with intricate designs on finer yarns. Some are knit in the round, some back and forth. Lace, cables, striped. Really, a cowl for every cowl lover.
If you are interested in receiving a copy please leave me a comment between now and September 27th at 12 p.m. EST and I will have the random generator draw a name.
Happy Weekend!

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Erin Joy said...

Looks like a great addition to the library - thanks for all the awesome giveaways!

Yebs said...

I would love a copy of the book! I am a cowl girl who hasn't found the right pattern.

jeanne said...

I'm looking for good cowl patterns right now! Would love this book!
Jeanne L.

jdbknits said...

I have this book on my Amazon.com wishlist! I think it looks great!

Bobbie in AK said...

This would be great to have - I am really into cowls and shawls at the moment. Thanks for the give-away.

Anonymous said...

I've never made a cowl before. They look useful for the cold.
mittenmonster

Jen said...

I would love to win a copy!

Marie said...

I LOVE cowls!!

Helga Marie said...

WAIT~!!!! you were here and you did not call me :o(

promise next time I will get a hint your local, we can meet up at imagiknit or llama llama knits

Britta said...

Very fun - they would make great gifts!

Ida Nielsen said...

Looks gorgeous!!

Anda: said...

That´s a book for me. :o)

Alexandra said...

Loooooooooove cowls. My email is marie.quackk@gmail.com and my Ravelry name is knittynwitty. I hope I win! :)

Megan said...

Thanks for sponsoring a contest! PICK ME! =o)

Katie said...

Looks like a great book. I'd love a copy!

Renee said...

Count me as interested! :)
Enjoy the rest of your trip and have a great weekend.

katieb said...

that would be such a nice book to have~ i would love for you to throw my name in the hat~

happy weekending

Ginger said...

Looks like some cute patterns!

sbub said...

looks like you had a great time.The book had drawn my attention on Ravelry thanks for the giveaway.

..... Carmen said...

I would be delighted to have a copy!

Kristen said...

I'd love to win this! Great book.

Sally said...

I think I would love to win a copy of this book! My mom would love it if I made her a cowl for Christmas.

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

YAY! What a great giveaway!

Nina said...

They look perfect for Fall which is fast approaching here!

Becky said...

These would make great gifts for the holidays!

stitching under oaks said...

I just knit a cowl and it was so fun...this looks like a great book. Have a wonderful time on the rest of your trip!

Michelle M said...

The book looks great! Thanks!

Halfpint said...

Cowls are great for gifting, a good balance of yarn and time and a lovely gift

Becky said...

Oh my, I would love to have this book! It looks amazing, and I've been wanting it. :D

Heidi said...

This book looks fantastic. I hope I am lucky today!

Pomegranategrl said...

Oh Leslie- what a fantastic trip! I love cowls! I am working on right now...http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ThePomegranateGrl/jindabyne-cowl I sure would love to have a book full of them! Have an awesome trip!

karen said...

you are so awesome for giving all these books away. thank you!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh fingers crossed!! Thanks!

berriesforjam said...

I looked it up on Amazon and the book looks like a lot of fun! I love cowls, so practical but nice looking!

miles2go said...

I would love this!

Kassia said...

Oooo that looks like a very nice book! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

okie2thfairy said...

Wow! I saw this book and have been wanting it ever since. That would be so cool!

susan m said...

Isn't ImagiKnit inspiring? I love going there with my best knitting buddy too. The cowl book looks like fun. Thanks for offering it up.

Jedimommy said...

Love cowls and would love this book!

beautifulshell said...

oh lordy, i would love that book! a cowl is next in my queue.

Mausie1 said...

Only attempted one cowl so far but its most definitely on my list of things to do still...love the store and love books....................

Tammy said...

What a wonderful book - thank you for sharing!

lisa b said...

An entire book on cowls? That is almost too much for a girl to ask for! Hope you are enjoying your trip.

Gretchen said...

Oh my goodness! Cowls are my favorite thing to knit because they go so quickly. I would love to win.

C. said...

Me please.

Kim said...

I would love to win! Thanks!

LisaM said...

Oh wow...this book looks amazing!!

Fingers crossed!!

Lucy said...

Seriously cool giveaway! Thanks!

Frogdancer said...

I just knitted my first cowl this year.
Just. Love. It.

Maryse said...

Looks like you had a fun time in San Fran! I've never knitted a cowl but I could use one right now to get used to colder times ;-) Great contest! Thanks! Have a great weekend too!

Rose said...

Yes please!! I love them! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Love the looks of the book. Thanks for so many give aways. Kelly D.

Mama Urchin said...

that cover photo just made me think about making a big chunky cowl to use over my head this winter on the walk to school

Bonnie said...

Looks like a fun book. I'd love a copy. Thanks for the chance.

Missy knits said...

I have been eyeing this book at my LYS. You are so right, it has something for everyone! Wishing you happy travels.

Liz said...

I love cowls and I love Cathy Carron's patterns so this looks like a winner!

cksknitter said...

I'd love to receive a copy!
knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

sUsAn said...

I am rockin' the cowl this season!

Cutzi said...

Ohhh... I am definitely a cowl lovaaa!

Anne said...

I would love to win a copy of the Cowl Girls book! Love your blog, too.

tammy said...

i would love to own this book...been looking at the patterns through ravelry....
maddgriffsmom@gmail.com

Knitterella said...

Of course I'm interested! ;)

Safe travels!

Shannon said...

I am a cowl lover! I really am!

Joëlle said...

As the weather is cooling down, I would love to make one of these to keep me warm. Thank you! P.S.I enjoy reading your blog.

knitnonthefloor said...

This book looks SUPER!

Jackie said...

I've seen this book on a few other blogs and would love to receive a copy! I've bought yarn to knit a cowl for my niece and it would be great to have so many choices! Love your blog!!

Linda said...

I've never made (or worn) a cowl, but it would be fun to win and try one! Thanks for the chance to win.

Chantal B said...

And with cold coming, it's perfect for a "col" - in french.

Karen L R said...

you are a lucky girl to have some time in s.f.
and thanks for this generous giveaway!

Tina said...

I have loved cowls for years. looks like a fun book.

Allison said...

I would be so happy to win a copy!

Anonymous said...

This book sounds just like what I have been looking for. Wonderful. I would be beyond delighted to win it.

~RaenWa~ said...

Thanks for offering this book as a giveaway. Cowls are such a fast knit I have a few on my list to make for X-mas this year.

gigi knits said...

Would love a copy of this book having 6 granddaughter who love to have me knit for them..

Victoria Maguinness said...

Looks like alot of fun knitting to be done!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Carrie B said...

I love cowls, I would love this book, I love your blog.

Jemma said...

I've just moved from a subtropical climate to a place where it doesn't really rise above 0 for the winter. I am definitely going to be knitting cowls!

Samantha said...

So totally interested!

sweetaimee said...

I am sooo interested. Thanks

Ashley said...

oh yes yes yes :)

Mhchong said...

ME! ME! I Love cowls!

Cami said...

What a great book, it would make the perfect addition to any knitter's library, and I'd happen to think it would look right at home in mine.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Ha! There you are, at Crissy Field. I hope you enjoyed it here in San Francisco. ImagiKnit has a pretty amazing collection. Also...I just learned that ArtFibers is opening back up, here in the city. I've missed them and I'm thrilled. They might even be open now. You didn't get there before me, did you?

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I'm ALL about Cowls! I haven't seen that book yet...! Hope to win. What a nice cheer up that would be (I'm on modified activity until I give birth - at least only about 10 more weeks to go.. but boy are they going slowly!)

Thanks! Have a great weekend.

Robyn
knitpurlmama@gmail.com

Amanda said...

Looks like a great book!! I'm just starting to think of Christmas ideas and that would be soo helpful!

PghCathy said...

Looks like some interesting knitting!

My Little Cupcake said...

I would love the cowl book. Btw, that ImaginiKnits place looks awesome!

Michelle said...

Awesome! Count me in!

judy said...

Now that's a book for me! Looks great

Mary said...

I would love a chance to win. Thank You and enjoy the rest of your wonderful trip!

whitefish bay knitter said...

I love knitting cowl's....this would be a wonderful book!

Alisha said...

Looks like a fun book.

p.s. The other day I was looking at a Chatelaine magazine and Debbie Travis was on the front. I assume you know who she is...anyway it dawned on me that you look like her an awful lot. Just a random thought for you lol

Tricia U. said...

I'm working on a cowl right now and it's going to make a great gift. And that store - ImagnKnits, omg! I could spend some time there! Thanks for the opportunity at the book. So generous of you!

Rachel said...

ooo...Cowl's are SO my favorite!

Orquideas Inspiradas said...

I wish to be lucky this time!
Gracias,
Paola

tricia said...

How Fun!

kim said...

What a wonderful time of year to enjoy San Francisco. Hope you're having a great time.

(Oh, you BET I'd like to win this one... )

susanlr said...

What a beautiful book. Thank you for the opportunity to win it. I look forward to the book review. ;-)

Susan G. said...

What a great name for a knitting store -- and what a great name for a book!!

a day in the life of a davis said...

I am a cowl loving girl that lives in Texas! Please pick me...

Trisha B said...

What a fantastic book and an even more fantastic giveaway! We could all only be so lucky! :-)

Elaine said...

Whoa! Love the name and the cowls!

Sarah said...

I would love a new book. It would help with the homemade holidays that I dream of actually doing.

ashley said...

would LOVE to knit up a warm cowl -- thank you!!

Marilyn said...

Would love this book.

Stardust B. said...

Interested! The one in 2 shades of pink is calling to me.

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Margaret Law said...

I just saw this book recently. its looks awesome!!

Melanie said...

oh how i'd love a chance to take a peek at that book!

izzy said...

please really want book mom would cmpletly luvv it!!

Madame Awesomepants said...

Hellz yes! What's better than a cowl?!

kristen said...

What an awesome book and giveaway! Enjoy your time in San Francisco!

Chrysalis said...

What a fab book- I totally need a new cowl for the winter!

Knitgirlknit said...

Thanks for hosting yet another fantastic contest! What a great book.

knitgirlknit
knitgirlknits@gmail.com

MadMad said...

So glad you had a chance to have some good time to yourself, with a good friend and some yarn! (And so envious, too.) The book looks great, but no need to enter me - I'm up to my ears in patterns! Just glad you're having fun out in the wide world!

Karen said...

Wow, what a great giveaway. I enjoyed looking at your photos of the City. Always a fun place to play.

Seattlemom said...

what fun. i'd love a copy!

Sandee said...

Too fun! And you were in my neck of the woods. (no pun intended)..just two hours outside of SF. I will have to check out imagineknit.

Lucy said...

I would LOVE to win a copy!

Erin said...

Cool! Working on my first 2010 cowl right now and am fully lovin' it.

Geri said...

ImagiKnit looks WONDERFUL! I'd love to be selected for the copy of the Cowl Girls book. Please pick me!

donna said...

I visited Imagiknit when I was in the US three years ago. What a fantastic place! The book looks brilliant.

Rene' Sharp said...

This looks like an absolutley stunning book, I would love to win it!!! Hope you had a fun trip, WOW, that shop looks like heaven!

Judi A. said...

Yes, I would love to have that book! I like the idea of selection on styles, difficulty, etc. and choices appropriate for different friends. :-)

Priscilla said...

I'm having a flash back to the cowls I used to wear. I'd love to win this one. Thanks!

caknitter said...

Cowls are all the rage right now. Would love this book!

kathy said...

yes, yes, yes! This is just perfect!

Knitter said...

woohoo deadline's on my birthday, give me birthday luck. *rubs palms together*

Maggie said...

I've had a mobius cowl on my to-do list for ages. Thanks.

Jillian said...

beautiful quick knits....love it.

Princess of Patterns said...

Such a lovely book - this is the first I've heard of it!

Great addition to a library and my goodness think about all the gifts one could make.

Does anyone else find knitting in the rounds to be soothing?

Karen said...

what a wonderful book............I love cowls!

Kristen said...

What a nice give-a-way! I would love to win!

beatrice De said...

Discoved you trought an itakien's blog.
If you are interested of knitting, my *Les tricots de Béetrice De* should interest you. Self créations.

hello from Lausanne, Switzerland.

beatrice De said...

Discoved you trought an itakien's blog.
If you are interested of knitting, my *Les tricots de Béetrice De* should interest you. Self créations.

hello from Lausanne, Switzerland.

Maile (My-lee) Ann said...

Thanks for the tip on Imagiknit. We are headed to SF again real soon. Please include me in the random draw...

indigoandviolets said...

i would love the book! I have just returned to kitting and i love your blog!

A Playful Day said...

Wow Cathy Carron, cowls and Autumn? ME PLEASE!!!

Little Miss S. said...

Never heard about the book before, but there are definitely some cowls in there I would love to make.

Siena said...

I haven`t seen this book before - it looks great! I`d love a copy.

Connie said...

Would love a copy and free is always good. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Unique Cowl! I have not made cowls and would love to use the book to make Christmas presents. Thanks for the offer.

Anonymous said...

Unique Cowl! I have not made cowls and would love to use the book to make Christmas presents. Thanks for the offer.

Caffeine Girl said...

I have been drooling over that book. Besides, the 27th is my birthday!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great book. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the offer. cynshep on ravelry

Bárbara said...

Yes please!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely in love with the new project for fall...would enjoy having this book for the variety of patterns...thanks, Leslie

Suzanne said...

It's so sweet to see you in a picture with the Golden Gate in the background. Which lovely sweater of yours are you wearing?

dodi said...

I just learned how to knit in the round AND change colors. I think a cowl might be next. Off to buy larger size needles!

Francesca said...

Oh a cowl frenzy.... love it!

Chinamama4 said...

I'd love to try a cowl! :)

ELP said...

The book looks great. I love knitting small projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

Estella said...

Love the title and I love making cowls!

karen said...

Would love this book! There is no end to knitting cowls, and they make great gifts as well! Thx for the giveaway!

Karen said...

Wow - all those cowl patterns in one place - I love it!

Karen said...

Wow - all those cowl patterns in one place - I love it!

Lisa said...

Oh my! Where has this book been all my life? I love cowls and can't wait for cold weather to arrive so I can start wearing (and knitting) them again.

Rebecca said...

It's the perfect time to start cowls!

Fiona said...

Who wouldn't love a cowl - and so many patterns to choose from! Please add me into your giveaway.

Lori said...

This year I'm making a cowl - I've been a hold out until now. I love San Francisco! I hope you got to go to the Ferry Building - great little shops and food!

Mary said...

The knitting store at San Francisco looks lovely. I must make a trip to America one day to visit all the local yarns stores.

The cover of that books looks great. Is this giveaway open to overseas bloggers?

Mary

gay said...

looks like a great addition to the library and a great source of stashbusting patterns

Lara said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the offer.

Maryvonne said...

I love a good Cowl!

Doreen said...

SF how wonderful! Thanks for offering the book!

Sally said...

I have never made a cowl, but I live in MN, sounds like a great idea

If I don't win, I am going to get a copy of this book. Thanks for making me aware of it

Maggie O said...

Very intersested in the COWL girls book. My son's friend sings in the COWgirls choir and had much success in Toronto this summer. She is on tour in Ireland right now...what a great idea if I did one of these for her for Christmas...I think she would love it as she is also a "cowlgirl"...it all ties in!! (or it does for me).Good stuff, love the blog!!Happy ,happy days in San Fran (how jealous are we).

Leslie said...

Your trip looks like an amazing time! Thanks for the giveaway. Looks like a great book.

Emmy said...

Imagiknit looks AMAZING. I could just sit and stare aaaaall day (unfortunately I'm the wrong side of the pond to visit).

That book looks amazing and I'll bookmark it in case I don't win 8D.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, another great book. Looks fabulous. Please count me in.
Thanks.

Liane :)

Julie said...

Looks like a wonderful book. Thanks. Hope you had a great time in SF.

Katherine said...

I want one - love love love cowls right now!

Daniela said...

This looks like such a great book! I love everything that covers the neck, as I have short hair and the Mistral wind can be quite chilling, even in the Mediterranean climate:-)
Thank you for the giveaway!
Daniela from France

Denise said...

Totally up my ally, not only do I love wearing cowls but love knitting them cos they're such a quick knit ;)
Safe trip home Leslie.
Hugs Denise

kristina said...

Oh cowls are my favorite knitting projects--especially in the round!

Nicole said...

Excellent book! I was just thinking of knitting a cowl too.

Cindy said...

i love knitting cowls - thanks!

RW said...

I think this looks fabulous...

gryphonsgirl said...

I love cowls! My daughters love cowls! Love the opportunity!

Mari said...

I'm super crazy about cowls! I would love this book!

Anonymous said...

I love cowls, winter in Boston is COLD.
Meghan V

handeyecrafts said...

I didn't know about this book until you mentioned it the other day --- looks terrific!

handeyecrafts said...

I didn't know about this book until you mentioned it the other day --- looks terrific!

Bet said...

Love the look of the cowl book. I love smaller projects like that--you feel as if you accomplish something without a huge commitment!

Seanna Lea said...

I have heard a lot of good things about this book. It sounds like it would be a blast and a good jumping off point if you wanted to try an idea of your own!

sherri said...

Cowls. Cool. Would be an awesome fall knit!!!

mrpablo said...

I love cowls! Thanks again for the chance to win this awesome book.

ahandfuloftime said...

This book looks amazing! Cowls are so versatile and practical, yet so stylish! I would love to try out the patterns in this book!

Niki said...

I would love to have a copy of that book. Count me in!

Kathy said...

I would love a copy of the book - just looking for a cowl pattern to take on holiday with me.

Larissa said...

Looks like you're having a blast! I haven't been to SF in years but it's definitely one of my favorite places to visit. Love the photo of you with camera in hand. Have a safe trip back and a wonderful weekend!

Noreen said...

I love hearing about a fellow "Noreen"! I don't run into too many that share the namesake. Looks like an awesome book!

Yuliana said...

thanks for the chance to win this. Looks like a great book

Angelika said...

I´d love to be the lucky one
keep knitting :-)
Angelika from the most northern part of Germany

Sewn With Grace said...

Would love to win this! Looks like fun knitting!

LISA said...

Trying to knit a caplet in the round, and keep knitting it twisted. My knitting group keeps telling me I am advanced beyond my ability to mobius "sp?". Will cowls work like that? Thanks for the chance at this book and possibly a new adventure.

LISA said...

Trying to knit a caplet in the round, and keep knitting it twisted. My knitting group keeps telling me I am advanced beyond my ability to mobius "sp?". Will cowls work like that? Thanks for the chance at this book and possibly a new adventure.

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

I'm busy designing cowls right this minute! This book does look pretty amazing.

Anastasia said...

You always have some great giveaways! Thank you!

wool free and lovin' knit said...

ooh, I tried to win a copy of this on another blog and didn't. Thanks for offering me another chance. Suppose 2's might be a charm?

LOVE San Fran too -- looks like you had fun!

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