Monday, March 14, 2011

New Giveaway!

Congratulations again to Carol, who won my first giveaway. I hope she makes lots of marvelous things using her new book! And now for my second little contest in honor of Crochet Month, I have another great book for you:

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Double-ended hook crochet, also called Crochenit or Cro-hooking, is worked similarly to Tunisian crochet. The primary difference is that in Tunisian you never turn your work, whereas in Double-ended hook crochet you turn the work after some rows. This book has great instructions for how to do the technique, and beautiful color photos along with the stitch patterns. If you've not done Crochenit before, what better time than Crochet Month to learn something new?

(If you would are my winner and would really prefer a knitting book, I still have Top Notch Knits available for you to choose.)

Along with the book I am offering up some lovely yarn this time:

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Isn't it pretty? The colors really put me in the mood for SPRING! The top yarn is Natura 100% Super Cotton worsted weight in lovely Orchid, a total of 7.5 oz, otherwise known as 210 g for those of you metric folks. Oh, and I have absolutely no idea what "Super Cotton" means and what distinguishes it from ordinary, mild-mannered cotton. Maybe it has a cape:



Sorry, I digress--I just love that movie! Anyway, back to the yarn. The other yarn is Patons Cotton DK in "Mad Magenta", 5.25 oz (150 g). It makes no claims of super powers, but you could make something super-pretty with it!

So--the giveaway! Same routine as before, just leave a comment on this post to be entered, and if you are a follower of the blog please mention that to get a second entry. That's it, easy as falling off a log! But don't do that, the water is realllly cold this time of year. Oh, I'll do the drawing at 5 pm next Sunday, March 20th. Good luck and happy crocheting!

31 comments:

Mindy said...

I'd love to see a book like that! I have an old double-ended hook that I've never used yet. This would give me inspiration!

The yarn is so great and spring-y, too. ;-)

Ha ha ha!!!! You're hilarious! "No capes." Great, great movie. =)

Oh yeah, and I follow you!

CozySpirit said...

Oooooooooh, the yarn, the colors!!! Love!!!

And I follow you, so don't forget to give me that second chance, LOL!

~Niki~ said...

great goodies! i'm a follower and have you on my sidebar :) i do not knit, so hopefully this will all work with crochet LOL. :)

Shanti said...

That book have been in my wish list for a long time! If I'm lucky maybe I'll get it from you!!!

and I'm a follower of course! I love your blog!

Cate said...

I'd like to be entered for the giveaway too. Love the purples!

Queen Belicious said...

Oh man! I've never seen mercerized DK before..and that shade of purple is just luscious! love (elevntybillion).

Oh, and I'm a follower.. only recently, but sticking round :)

Carol said...

A I was lucky enough to win the first giveaway this isn't an entry but I just wanted to wish everyone entering good luck in the second giveaway for the lovely book and yarn.
Carol xx

NAnn said...

Hello! Love your blog, and your Super sense of humor. Would love to be entered in your giveaway AND I just became your Follower too!

I'm new to blogging, eager for some followers so I can offer giveaways. The 2 yarns are so pretty, seems they even look more twisted than usual!
Happy Crochet Month!

Dawn said...

Hi there! You have a lovely blog. I'm your newest follower! I would love the opportunity to win that lovely book and yarn! Thanks!

Dawn (StitchHappens)

axomoxoa said...

I do love the Incredibles. What a great reference. I am new to any form of crochet, this looks fascinating.

Elizabeth said...

This book has been in my hands at library and shop. Now if it would just come to my hands at home.....;)

by Teresa said...

Hi Julie, oh please toss my name in your hat for this giveaway! I'm a follower too. Pretty yarn, cotton is a favorite of mine.

Hugs from Oregon, USA -- Teresa :-)

cherylharrell (Mrs Harrell) said...

Very nice yarn and looks like an interesting book. I'd love to win. Would like to follow your blog as well...

patricia said...

Super idea ...trying to comment again!

Heidi said...

Pretty, pretty yarnses, and a great chance to learn something new. I'm in! And, I'm a follower, too.

Tickety-boo said...

Wow i have bever seen the double ended crochet before!! I have a couple of double ended hooks that someone gave me but I had no idea what they were for. You learn something new everyday :o)
I am now a follower of your lovely blog and I would love to be entered in your give away!I shall be adding you to my reading list.
What a lovely blog.
Tickety-boo
xxxx

Akua Lezli Hope said...

I dug the Incredibles! I made my first two pieces with a double-ended hook in as a part of the CCIP
teacher course and loved it! Love the ease of colorwork this way and the fabric it creates.

innerbanks said...

Hi! Well, you are one busy give-away gal! Does your costume have a cape? I've had the book in my Amazon wish list for months; pretty yarn, too! Oh, I'm a follower, too. Love the spring-y background. :)

debstar33 said...

I have been wanting try somthing with a double-ended hook. I have been following your blog for months just didn't know I had to sign up. I finally hit the follow button yay.

Anonymous said...

The yarn is very pretty. I love to crochet with cotton. Thanks for the give-away.

Linda K.
linda@arkademedia.com

TymperMyntal said...

I've been looking into Tunisian and double-ended work...it looks like fun. That yarn is very pretty. I just began following your page you have so many neat things on here. Thank you.

C said...

What lovely yarn, and interesting book! Thanks for doing this giveaway. I am a follower, though I'm still figuring out all this blog stuff. :)

Donna said...

Hi,
Just discovered your blog. Very fun so I will follow it. Thank you also for having a give away. I never heard of March being Crochet Month - but love it. Thank you also for introducing us to new books. There are so many out there. Nice to hear positive feedback.
Enjoy

Inthesky said...

I would love to win this book, if I did I would rush out and buy a double ender as yet I do not own one :)

Clara said...

Oh yes, please enter me in your giveaway. I am one of your followers! I loved that movie too.

Anonymous said...

OOh I would love that book. I just found your blog and am hooked. Consider me a follower.
I hope it doesn't matter that I am canadian.
Jean

JaneC620 said...

Oooo, I just found this. It's 5:13 in Central time zone. What time zone are you in? With my luck I just missed it! ;) By the way, I love your name and the reasons behind your choosing it. Fun!
Jane C

JaneC620 said...

I am now a follower of your blog too!!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, would love to win this book and I love patons yarn
marlib7 on ravelry

Queenycorner said...

I've been doing Tunisian crochet for years now - the double-ended hook crocheting looks fantastic with all the different options of colours and techniques!

Great blog, the incredibles are my sister's (aged 36) fave too, she watches the movie every Sunday morning!

Anonymous said...

I would like to win this book as well. Were I am it is hard to find patterns. Great blog!

Pam