Friday, April 08, 2011

knitting over the edge

Over. A whole book on knitting OVER the edge. The second collection of decorative borders by Nicky Epstein.
So many ideas for creative borders. I love how this book is divided into sections. And, all color coded for that section. It really is so pleasing to the eye.
Unique ribs.
All showcased in lovely red and orange and peach.
Cords.
This is probably my favorite section. Such cool cords! I think it would be so cute to make a hat and put a bunch of that cord fringe around it. Oh, except along the front. That might be annoying to have that fringe in your eyes. And, I love those circles.
Appliques.
I've never experimented much with appliques. But this section is so sweet. Heart appliques. Hugs and kisses, flowers, stars. There are so many fantastic ideas in this section. I envision baby girl sweaters with applique over the edge. (Um, yeah. I guess that's the idea.)
Colors.
If you have a fear of color. Fear no more. And there are charts for just about everything. Dogs, cats, hearts, flowers, bunnies, ribbons, butterflies, moons, suns, snowflakes, stars, ducks, fish, animal print!
Nouveau.
Yep. Totally new and different. This section has some really cool and funky borders. Endless possibilities.

I have two of these books to give away. If interested, please leave a comment here by Monday the 11th at 12 p.m. I will have the random generator choose a couple of numbers.

Have a beautiful weekend!

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Bethany said...

What a great resource! I'd love to win one!

Bárbara said...

yes please!!

Jennifer B said...

Wow, creative ideas there and lovely photos that show the borders off really well. Thanks for the chance to win!

SimplyMe said...

Wow! Those designs look awesome! I love Nicky Epstein's work, too. Hmmm... yes, I, too see baby girl sweaters with LOTS of decoration in my future!

kristina said...

Oh the cords are wonderful! K x

a pink-bee said...

:) what a nice book :)
HaPPy day :)
crystal

Cinnamon said...

Yeah, I've been coveting that book for awhile now. I really love the flower section.

Kelly B. said...

Wow, very cool book! I really love how seeing these has generated some new patterns ideas!

Rebecca said...

Oooh this book looks lovely!

Kristina said...

Oh my yes, I want a copy! Thanks for featuring the book. That's one of my favorite things about knitting blogs. I get introduced to so many designers and yarns that I never would have seen otherwise.

Lise said...

I would love a copy of this book. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Count me in.

Bogna

Trisha said...

Very cool book!

Dana said...

So pretty! I'd love to win one. I have so many friends having babies, and a cute, simple sweater or blankie with a pretty edge is always a great gift!

Katiebee said...

I would love for you to throw my name in the hat! I love her work~
Thanks for the chance~

Ginger said...

Never been much into borders, but a couple of those definitely caught my eye.

Georgi said...

gorgeous books, I would love one. :-)

Amy said...

I've never tried these kind of embellishments! Thanks for the chance to win!

Monica said...

What a great book. I'm expecting a baby and was just looking into edgings online to make some classic baby sweaters pop. Thanks for being generous and having a giveaway.

Betsy said...

Ooohh that would be wonderful to have!!

Kate said...

Very cool looking book!

Gillian said...

what a wonderful book. It looks full of great ideas and inspiration. Would love to win it!

Memeeknits said...

Another of your gorgeous giveaways - how fantastic! I'd love to own this book - thank you for a great blog.

Rachael said...

I absolutely love the options Epstein presents!

erins said...

How creative! I love it ! Enter me please.

Maggie O said...

Are you kidding me!! I love the borders and the circle flowers...well!! Finally something that excites me and distracts from this awful weather. To win one would be divine lol!!

knitpatchpurl said...

I´d love to win a book :-)

Kim said...

Oh! I'd love to win this! Would be a great one to teach me some new stuff! And btw...I have you to thank (ahem!)...for my obsession with Offhand Designs bags. Thanks...no really...thanks! :o)

jdbknits said...

Love her books and love your blog! Thank you!

darcy b. said...

i love the cords and the colors! how fun!

Anonymous said...

Oooo! I'd LOVE to win that book. Please pick me!

Colleen and Anthony said...

So many neat ideas, this book looks like a must have for every knitter!!

Geri said...

Oops! That anonymous one was me. I'd LOVE to win that book. Please pick me!

jennifer said...

Thanks for a sweet contest!

jon.jenn said...

Would be a wonderful resource for the knitting classes I'm now teaching. Thank you for the opportunity!

Hayley said...

Hi Leslie,
It has been very entertaining to read your blog. That books looks awfully inspiring!!! I'd love to be in the draw to win a copy! Best wishes, from Hayley.

Anonymous said...

I have 'Knitting On the Edge', but not this one...lovely, sign me up!
diana

Reine said...

Hell, if I don't win this book, I have to buy one, because my hands started to itch the moment I saw the first photo!!!!

Jenntly Juniper said...

Wow, what an inspirational book! thank you for sharing your copies with the lucky winners. Love your hat idea, made me think of the headwear in "Cleopatra."

Bonnie said...

I would love to have this book WHAT A GREAT GIVEAWAY>

Kristyn said...

I love her stuff it is all so cute!

Lise said...

Wow that looks interesting. Everything you've shown from the book is awesome...

Cate said...

that looks awesome.

Mary F said...

This book looks like tons of fun! Thanks for offering it as a giveaway!

paisleyapron said...

Oh, that would be great. Then I wouldn't have to keep checking it out of the library!

Kat said...

I love this book!

sapphireblue said...

I like the applique.

ChrisC said...

Am I still eligible even though I just won something from you a couple weeks ago? This book looks amazing! (Also, I'm wearing the toasts I won from you RIGHT NOW and I love them. My office is positively glacial, so they're perfect :-)

Jen said...

Looks like a great book!

JMacKnits said...

I would LOOOOOOOVE to own this book!!! What a resource!!! I have big plans to start designing my own projects this summer... it would be super handy!!!

Judith said...

What fun! This could totally revolutionize my knitting!

Jo said...

Wow, it looks amazing - I'd love the chance to win one! Thanks

Italian Dish Knits said...

This looks fantastic! Thanks for posting.

Proud Mama said...

I have Knitting on the Edge, and I really like it for inspiration. I don't really need the book, so give it to someone else!

Karen said...

I'd love to have that book! So many new idea's emerging!

Kelsey said...

The colors of fabulous in this book. As you said very pleasing to the eye. I have a grand daughter that would love so very cute in any of those pattern ideas.

Lesley said...

The woman is a genius! So much inspiration to be found in books by Nicky Epstein. Loving those cords too.

Johnida said...

I have had several of these books on my wishlist for quite a while now. I'd love the chance to win this one! Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

I have been longing for her books for ages, and would love to win one. Thanks so much for offering this!

Christina said...

looks like a fun book!

Erin Joy said...

What fun! I agree - the circles are awesome!

Anastasia said...

Yey! I want one! Thank you!

kbils said...

Ooh! pick me! pick me! I have a place on my bookshelf all ready to fill.

melanie.bosch said...

This would be a great book to have!

Mel said...

great book

Anonymous said...

if i win it will be my first book . tks
emilia

Kayla said...

what a beautiful book! I love all of Nicky Epsteins books so I am sure this is fantastic.

jenmaree said...

I would love this book! I can honestly say I have never seen knitting like this before. So creative!

Outi said...

You are very generous and I love your blog, too!

sue courtney said...

OOOHHH I LOVE THIS!!!!

Jani said...

Why don't I have this book already?? Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

What a fun book to have in a knitting library.

moniquew on ravelry

Lenna Cummings said...

I would love to win this book!Thanks for the great giveaway!

busgirl said...

Ooh - I've borrowed this from the library. Loved it.

busgirl on rav

Anonymous said...

I have many girls to knit for. This book would be a great addition to my library.

Sarah said...

fun, count me in!

Melanie said...

in love with those appliques! appears to be a great book. :)

Elise @ ChezNapier said...

What a fun givaway! Thank you

msmo said...

Wow!!! I'd love to use this book !!!

msmo said...

WOW!!! I'd love to use this book!!

Julie said...

Love her work. Thanks for sponsering the give away.

Anna said...

PLease, yes, I'd love one!!!
Anna

Maryse said...

Wow! There seems to be so many things in that book! The appliqués section looks so beautiful! Thank you for the contest and have a great weekend!

Melanie said...

I have her Knitting On The Edge book and it's just gorgeous. I'd love to have her Over the Edge book!

C. said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Marilyn said...

Great giveaway. Thanks.

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness! What an awesome book, I want this!

Kathy said...

How fun!!

Anonymous said...

Love Nicky's books have several of them. Thanks for the opportunity to add another one to my collection.

Lauren M said...

That book looks stunning! Thank you!

Tora said...

I've always loved Nicky Epstein's work. She's incredibly talented and I'd love to win one of her books!

Lauri said...

Thanks for the chance to win, I've admired this book in the bookstore many times.

Teri said...

I love Nicky Epstein's books and would love to be entered in your drawing for this one. Thanks!

Julie said...

very cool!

Kessa said...

WoW! A bit overwhelmed and would love a copy so I wouldn't be overwhelmed. :)

KellsShells said...

Giving it another try! Thank you!

Nataliya said...

Thank you for this chance to win a beautiful book.

Laura branton said...

Beautiful Book!

Julia said...

Very nice! What fun looking ideas. Thank you!

Lennie said...

AWESOME!

Heather said...

Wow, looks like a great book!

mydarlinganodyne said...

Looks like a useful and eyecandy-full book!

Ness said...

I have knitting BEYOND the Edge. I haven't used anything from it yet, but I look at it ALL THE TIME! :)

smorsh said...

Oooh! So fun!

Linda S. said...

Would love to have a copy of the book-thanks for the give-away.

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

I´d love to add the book to my library, so please count me in :-)

jawsie said...

I love this book. Every time I go to the bookstore I thumb through it, there have just been other priorities!

magrit said...

Thanks for this book-post!
I would love to win this one, if you sending books to Europe....

Anonymous said...

Would love to have - looks amazing

skw said...

Yay! Great and inspiring book!

Kristen said...

Love her books!

MaidInEngland said...

What a beautiful book! So original :)

Ingrid Hopson said...

I never seem to win anything, but you have to be in it to win it dont you and it does look wonderful book. If I dont win it will go on my birthday list

Mental Stitcher said...

this looks like really neat book! i'd love to have a copy!

Emma said...

wow what a stunning book, would love to have a go at some of those projects!

Quinn said...

Those appliques looked amazing. I would love to check this book out. Thank you for showing it to us and offering it as a giveaway.

Kamigaeru said...

I have often been curious to try some of the techniques in this book now that I'm getting a taste to try designing!

Katrina said...

How fun would this be to have!

mnmmom2k said...

This book looks amazing! The charts give so much freedom, and those cords. Yes, please.

Kristi said...

what great books! just some of those pictures look intimidating to me!

Little Miss S. said...

I've been eyeing this book at y LYS the last few weeks. It is so on my wishlist.

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard of this one. I do have, "knitting on the edge" and "knitting beyond the edge"

Angie

Elise said...

I love Nicky Epstein designs.

Owlmania said...

Hi!
I love the book!
I would love to win one!

Leslie said...

I love to add trim to things, especially scarves. Thanks for the offer. I would love to win one of the books.

ELP said...

I have seen this book at the store and loved it! Thanks for the give away

Ruth said...

Those look like wonderful books.

gigi knits said...

I would love to own this book.

ninironi said...

Where would one begin? What a fabulous book!

Kathy said...

What unique ideas! You could really go crazy with color & shape. I'd love to explore this book & try some!

Emmy said...

Oh wow! It's just what I've been looking for! Thanks for the chance to win one! xxx

gMarie said...

Wow! What a fabulous book. I'd be thrilled to add that to my collection. g

nancyk said...

Thank you - the book looks amazing.

Christine said...

How wonderful is that?!?! I have to admit I haven't really thought of edges until now!

Christine said...

How wonderful! I have to admit I'd never thought about edges until now!

Christine said...

How wonderful! I have to admit I haven't really thought of edges until now!

Christine said...

How wonderful! I have to admit I haven't really thought of edges until now!

Christine said...

How wonderful! I have to admit I haven't really thought of edges until now!

Christine said...

Sorry....the comment page keeps screwing up and I can't tell if it's worked or not!!!

Longing Lass said...

Oooh, I would love to win, and I agree, those cords are great!

Mary said...

I want I want!

ebergie said...

I always love Nicky's books. Hope I get her latest.

Anonymous said...

All Nicky's books are fabulous.Sue.

cate said...

being on a tight budget, this is in the land of "I Wish". So please random generator please pick me

Dorothy said...

This book looks awesome!

From All Stitched Up said...

I thought that I probably didn't need this book until... what about trim around decorative pillows. I guess I could need this book!!!
Thanks.

Renee said...

wow! great book
Have a great weekend!

PumpkinFreckles said...

That book looks so fun. Thanks for the give-away.

PenCraft said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Michelle said...

Thank you for the nice book review, I just love her books...this looks like a fabuous one for the library, lots of new techniques.

kathy H said...

Oh my gosh...I love all the books you turn us on to...but this one looks like my fave! Thanks for giving us the chance to win it!

Megan said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book and your review!

Estella said...

One of the books I've coveted for years...thanks for the contest.

eastporter said...

What a great book. I would love this! Please pick me! :-)

Becky said...

I'd love to have this book! So many great ideas!!!

Anonymous said...

Interested right here! I love adding touches to my knitting to make them unique and mine.
rav id: ceweller

faith76 said...

Would love to win a copy. Leah x

Priscilla said...

Nice post with beautiful photos. I hope I win this. So many choices.

sarah said...

my husband was just eyeballing this book for me. yes, i have that kind of husband...i know i'm lucky :)

Dragons Knitting Lace said...

Always looking for new ways to "sexy" up knitting!re

Grace Anne said...

Love this!!!

Grace Anne said...

love, Love, LOVE THIS!!!

Karen said...

I would LOVE to be a woman OVER the edge :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to win.

Annie

mimakelly said...

Love your knitting and your recipes:o)

Sangeetha said...

add me to the list - thanks

Z of ZKNITZ said...

I like the circles on the edge. They kind of remind me of roses. Thanks for showing the pictures in side the book.

Becky said...

This book looks amazing and it would be awesome to have! Thanks for the giveaway!

Janet B said...

I too love the cords. I imagine a wrap with wonderful dangling cords. They'd swish when I walk. Fun! I'd love to win!

Jen said...

Oh, I would love this book!

Anita said...

Hi Leslie, I have had Knitting over the edge out from the library and it really is a great book. The edgings are easy to make, I was surprised!!! Nicky has more books out too that are great. Kind regards, Anita.

Kenj said...

Yes, I'd love this! Thanks for the opportunity!

Kelly said...

love your blog!

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

spectacular..

Delusional Knitter said...

Very cool. I'm always intriqued by her stuff, but don't have any of her books.

Debbie G said...

What a great book! Taking knitting to another level!

shannon said...

Beautiful book, I would love to win!

Elizabeth said...

So cool.

Cynthia in Canada said...

WOW - that looks like an incredibly useful book and tons of fun, too !!

Elizabeth said...

oooo - lovely! thanks for the chance!

merrilymarylee said...

I saw this book at the library last week and it looks fabulous! Oooh, so much to learn! Waving both arms wildly here!

Marissa said...

Edgings are so much fun, and can completely personalize a knit! Great finishing touch.

Nora said...

Great book! I must admit I'm a little intimidated by some of those techniques but they look fun and the results look amazing!!

susann said...

I absolutely LOVE this book and would love to add it to my library!!

jessi said...

Wow, that book looks fantastic! Please count me in.

susann said...

I absolutely LOVE this book and would love to adit to my library!!

Jerri said...

Amazing and inspirational! Yes Please!!

Sarah said...

I have Nicky's first book; Knitting on the Edge, and would love the companion book!

As a knitter and I enjoy reading your blog....good recipes too

Cindi said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

Lollipopette said...

What a grea giveaway, thank.

Debra said...

Nice book! Thanks for the opportunity to enter and win.

KnittingGirl said...

Wow! Great book! I especially like the icord scarf. Usually, I make my own patterns, but I would use these.

L said...

I have her companion book to this one, Knitting Beyond the Edge, and it's inspiring to look at also! I think she's a genius with embellishments. Love to have this book, too!

M Griffin said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

No laundry today said...

Can't wait to see your first project using ideas from this great book :)

JilliJ said...

Some very cool idea's, love it! And would be thrilled to win one!

Elizabeth said...

Very cool. I would love to win one.

Leanne said...

I believe that you can never have too many knitting books!

Suzanne said...

Hi Leslie!

Nicky doesva great job with finishing touches, doesn't she? Thanks for the peek into her book.

erin said...

great blog post. thanks for sharing.

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