Monday, March 7, 2011

Giveaway Time!

Hello there! In honor of Crochet Month (and also achieving 25 followers of my humble little slice of Blogdom), I'm going to have my very first giveaway! And I'm offering up this book:

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It is FABULOUS! It takes alot for me to decide to purchase a book, I guess I'm cheap lol. I take alot of books out from the library, but I rarely find one where I immediately say "I MUST have this for myself!" Here are a couple of the squares I have made out of this book for the Knit-a-Square charity:

Motif 114

pink flower


Motif 109 (one of my faves)

pink pinwheels

But it's not just squares, there are circles, triangles, hexagons, flowers of all sorts, even hearts. Every design is beautifully photographed, and all patterns are given both in text and symbol.

Now I know some of my readers are knitters, but if you have any interest at all in crochet this would be a great book for you as well! But I will give the winner the choice of this marvelous book if you would prefer:

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I bought this book when I thought I would get into knitting, and I absolutely LOVE the blue sweater on the front. But I've come to realize that crochet is really my love, and even if I do knit I will NEVER knit well enough to make that sweater lol. So I'm happy to offer up the book to someone who can get good use out of it.

So--rules for the giveaway. Leave a comment here--that's it! If you are a follower of my blog, leave a second comment telling me so, and you'll have a second entry. Easy as pie. Oh, and do leave a web address or email so I can be sure to contact you if you are the winner. International entries are welcome! I will randomly draw a winner at 5 pm eastern time next Sunday, March 13th. 13 could be your lucky number!

And speaking of giveaways, one of my favorite blog friends is also having her first one. Please be sure to check out Coffee 'n' Crochet, it ends on March 16.

And finally, your crochet eye candy for today--go look at this BEAUTIFUL work over at Where is She Now. Wow wow wow!

39 comments:

The Craft Attic said...

Good afternoon twistedstrands lady, I stumbles accross your blog from My Crochet Therpy blog which I follow. I love your blog it is lovely and I am now following :-) I am so pleased for you with your 25 followers. I have 6 so I am hoping to get to double figures one day! Please please enter me for your give away I am just getting into crochet and am loving making granny squares and experimenting.

Happy crafting
Helen x

Heidi said...

Hello! That motifs book looks very handy. Happy Crochet Month!

Heidi
hkbringhurst@yahoo.com

Heidi said...

Also, congrats on 25 followers... +1! I am now following you. :D

Marykz said...

Hello! Marykz from Ravelry here- I love the Eckman book- she is so talented. your motif 109 squares are really cute! maybe I'll see you at Sip n knit or the yarn party soon. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! that crochet book could make me learn to crochet! Oh, so pretty, colors, designs!

Saskia @ Crafty Valley said...

I would love to win this Give-away, one book I don't have yet!

Saskia @ Crafty Valley said...

I just started following your blog. My email is saskia@craftyvalley.nl or my blog; http://craftyvalley.blogspot.com

RedCurlySue said...

What a great giveaway! And I love your new background. I'm ready for spring, too!

Alli said...

Yay crochet month! This book looks really interesting! :) allicraftsblog@gmail.com

Alli said...

I really enjoy following your blog! :)

Anastacia said...

I love the motif book, but don't own it. I'd love a copy for my very own! thanks for the eye candy sites, too, off to go look more.

anastaciaknits at gmail dot com

Carol said...

Love the crochet motif book, haven't seen it before.
Carol xx

Carol said...

My first visit, just popped over from the Lucy Group on Ravelry. I shall be following your lovely blog.
Happy crochet month.
Carol xx

Shanti said...

Hellooooo Julie!!!!!!
I love your blog... I'm not a new follower as you know, but I'll be glad to enter your giveaway!!!
Those books looks amazing!!! I particularly think about the crochet one with all those motives!!!

crazymotheringchick said...

What a fun giveaway! That book is beautiful. Don't enter me in your giveaway, I just wanted to comment on what a lovely book it is. I actually already have it, let someone who doesn't win it.

Christine (@blogstarr) said...

I have the crochet motifs book and LOVE it! Lots of great patterns in there!

Anonymous said...

This is amazing giveaway,so generous of you.I would love this book,I seen it all over the blog land,it is a treasure for the winner.

Have a lovely day.

Danijela

plavicasta@yahoo.com

innerbanks said...

Hi Julie!
I do believe I'm following your blog. Lovely giveaway, dear. See you at Oddballs!
Julie in NC (innerbanks on Ravelry)

Robin said...

Hi,
Thank you for this give away. I have been wanting this book but funds have been slim. So maybe ill be the lucky one and win it. Thank you again

Robin

Robin said...

oh i forgot to leave my email smurfettee28@yahoo.com... I am also following your blog now.

Mindy said...

That crochet book looks really great. Thanks for the chance to win it!
justforthis917 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Mindy said...

...And I follow you. ;-)
justforthis917 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Hello!

I would get lots of use out of this book!

beanabaybee13@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

ohh nice book!
sallen322@yahoo.com

Mary Kay said...

Love the book as I have taken it out from the library...Thank you so much for your upcoming giveaway. Yes, I am a brand new follower...

Pretty Knitty said...

Congrats on all the followers, and blog success! Yay, a contest! Yay! BTW, either book would be good for me. . .I have my roots in crochet, but I am currently an obsessed knitter! lol

Stitchingupastorm said...
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Stitchingupastorm said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! I have been wanting that crochet book for a long time! Thank you for being so generous with this giveaway! I just checked out your blog since you were following mine and I love it! Keep up the wonderful work!
God bless!

Stitchingupastorm
www.stitchingupastormcrochet.blogspot.com

P.S. So sorry, I did not mean to delete my first comment!

Chaya said...

Wow, how generous of you - I've been eyeing that book for ages! I've got from Lucy's Ravelry group, and I'd love to be in your giveaway..


chayamills@gmail.com

Chaya said...

p.s. You're my first followee!

chayamills@gmail.com

nicole said...

Hello!! I'm a new follower (saw your post over in the Attic 24 group on Rav) but I don't want you to think I'm only following because of the competition (although that is an bonus!) because you have some cool stuff here. Good work on frogging that blanket, I can't believe how much yarn came out of it !!

Erin said...

Hello! I have been eyeballing that Crochet book on Amazon for a while now. It just looks dandy. Oh and I noticed you have more than 25 followers now..

Erin said...

Oh and I am a follower!!!

Kelly said...

Hello and Happy Crochet month! What a generous giveaway! ♥

Kelly said...

I am a follower too! ♥

debstar33 said...

Love the crochet book. I could put that to good use. Please add me to your list

Victoria said...

Love Edie Eckman and the book looks great.
minimomes1 (Ravelry)

Trista said...

Stumbled across your blog from ambassador crochet, Im new to crocheting and haven fallen head over heels in love with it!
now following your blog

Vaughnde said...

Thanks for the heads up on Lucy's group on Ravelry. I love your blog and am a follower. Please enter me for this giveaway! Thanks!