Thursday, August 29, 2013

knitologie

There is nothing like having a well stocked library of some of the handiest, most useful and beautiful knitting/crocheting books around. For the next four Thursday's, I am going to review and give away a book.
First up:: Knitologie by Lucy Main Tweet "Creating personal heirloom knits as simply as casting on and casting off."
This book is about being creative with what we all know as knitters.  How to cast on; how to cast off; how to knit and how to purl.  The patterns are just the beginning.  It is up to you to make each project yours and yours alone.  Be proud of your name, initials and monogram.  They are part of what makes you an individual and your projects personal and timeless.
I love how the author wants you to knit with your own personal style and challenges you to do so.
The letter grids can be worked into a variety of patterns.  None of them are that complicated and all are very practical.  Items for the home... blankets and pillows.  Items to wear... scarves, hats, neck warmers and mitts.

If you would be interested in a copy of this book, please leave a comment before Monday, September 2, 5pm EST and I will have the random number generator draw a name.

Have a beautiful weekend.
I'm gonna spend some time knitting.  Hope you are, too!

84 comments:

Elizabeth said...

The book would be an awesome treat! love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

Jemima Jones Beck said...

Neato, I would love a copy!

mvink said...

Very pretty designs using only basics. Book looks great! Thanks for the chance!

abelian said...

I love the idea of monogramming things. Thanks!

Pamela Gibson said...

The more knitting books on my shelf the better!

Kathy said...

Thank you. You never know when something in your library will be useful. Looking forward to the other books too!

Crystal Creates said...

This book looks wonderful. You can never have too many useful books in your knitting/crocheting library.

Sunshine Baby Crafts said...

Thanks for the great review, it looks like a lovely book!

Amy at love made my home said...

Not sure if you will ship to England, but I would love to win this as I really need help with my knitting - see my post coming later today by chance on knitting and crochet.

Lovely to see what different people think of books though.

Anita said...

Looks like a fantastic book to have in your collection. I'd love to win!!
Cheers, Anita.

loonyplatypus said...

This looks lovely, it would be amazing to win! Thanks for the giveaway <3

Leslie said...

Would love a copy. Thanks for keeping on blogging.

Suzanne said...

So happy to see your post. Love the gentle spirit of this book and the opportunity to personalize my knits. Thanks for the review.

Karen said...

What a lovely give away! Thanks.

Mami Dearest said...

Love to learn to monogram my knits! And always love a good knitting book :)

Bridget said...

Oh I haven't heard of/seen this book, but it looks great!

kelly said...

That looks like a great book!

Kathleen said...

What a lovely knitting book! Thanks for the opportunity to win it! :)

Betsy L said...

That's great.I tried to make up my own grids. Not an easy thing to do.

Sarah said...

I would love a new book!

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Debbie said...

Would love this!

Colleen said...

Lovely book with lovely patterns! Would love to win!

kayteau said...

That looks like a cool book!

Joanie R. said...

Would love to win this to give it to my daughter-in-law. I'm in the process of teaching her how to knit and I think this book might help.

Joanie R
jdnrob@roadrunner.com

Kathleen Delaney Ward said...

This book looks wonderful! Hope I win!!!

Kathleen
kid.ward@gmail.com

raggedaroundtheedges said...

Sounds like a marvelous resource. Count me in! Thank you!

Estella said...

Sounds like a wonderful book for any knitting library!

Weedwacker said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the offer.

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erins said...

Looks good! Count me in!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That would be a great book for my beginner knitting friend! Please pick me!

Jacque said...

this looks like it would be a great addition to my knitting library. I think that sometimes we get stuck in a rut of thinking that we have to follow patterns exactly, and therefore we don't get as creative as we should. I love the concept of putting a little more of myself into my knitted work, in addition to the time and love I'm already putting in of course :)

Lisagrace Alsbury said...

How fun! I just found your blog, I love it! Happy to have another friend to knit with. :)

Cindy said...

It looks like a great book and I would love to add it to my library!

Tracey said...

Leslie - I would LOVE to win this book! I agree it would make a wonderful addition to my knitting library!

Knitting Diva said...

This book would be a wonderful addition to my knitting library! Please oh Please!!

Anonymous said...

Always inspired by a new knitting book!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a lovely book.

C. said...

I would love to win the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

SapphireBlue said...

Pick me! Pick me! :)

Susan said...

Looks like this book would be about my speed! Thanks!

PghCathy said...

Count me in!

Maureen said...

The book looks great! Would love to win.

Frances said...

Hmmm, this book looks interesting. I once made a sweater with all sorts of intricate textures and it included blocks spelling my last name.

The designer was Patricia Roberts. I don't think that my eyes are strong enough now to follow the charts I easily read then.

xo

Rose said...

Would love to win the book. Thanks!

Paula said...

This book looks very sweet and very inspiring and I would LOVE to have it! ;-)

Erin Joy said...

Count me in! Thanks for spreading the love!

Renee W said...

I would love to add this book to my collection. I have been wanting to add more of a personal touch to my knitting. Thank you for this opportunity.

Ejw1969 said...

It looks like a lovely book thank you for the chance to win a copy.

Jo said...

Sounds like an interesting book--count me in!

Marilyn said...

Nice book. Looking forward to Thursdays.

Renna said...

What a fun way to get kick started into cold weather knitting. I need the inspiration, seeing that we're still running 100+ temperatures in my part of Texas. I'd love this book! :-)

Fay Lynn said...

Would love a copy

LauraH said...

This book looks great, I'd love to have it. Thanks so much!

Sandra said...

I am a sucker for anything monogrammed! I would love and cherish a copy of this treasure!

Jedimommy said...

Beautiful book. I'd love to add it to my collection! Thanks for the giveaways!

Knit Picky Knitter said...

Would love to win a copy - thanks for the chance.

Victoria H said...

Lovely book, I am sure it could answer many of my questions!

Kristyn Knits said...

Thanks for your generosity! Love a new knitting book!

bfree2read said...

Found your blog post courtesy of the Zite app. Love discovering new (to me) blogs.

Sarah said...

sounds like a lovely book to have in my knitting library....I am happy to always find your posts!

Linda S. said...

Looks like a great book-I would love to have it in my library :)

mnmmom2k said...

I love monogramming! This is a great book.

Colleen said...

I would love to win!

Nikki K said...

Is there a geographical restriction on entering this competition? If not, would love to be the new owner of this lovely book.

Francesca said...

Looks very cute!

Gannie said...

What a cool idea, would love to own

Gannie said...

What a cool idea, would love to won

Victoria M said...

Nothing better then a good book to help destash!

cdeck21@sbcglobal.net said...

Looks like a great book. Would love to win it!

Jackie Miller said...

Book looks like something really good to add to knitting library, looking for a good mitten pattern.

Marie-Lucie said...

Good looking book. The more knitting books, the better. Thanks for the opportunity!

Bonnie said...

I'd love this book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Cathy B said...

Would love to add this book to my knitting library.

jo ellen said...

Would love to win!

Rachel in Portland said...

This book looks so cool!

Susan said...

This book has beautiful knits! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cami said...

This looks like a fun book. Thanks for the give away!!

Chantell said...

You always giveaway the best books!

Anonymous said...

Would love very much to win the book.

deidre said...

What a great go to book. Thanks for the chance

camby said...

Looks like a great book!

AmyP said...

I love the simplicity of this approach.