Saturday, April 23, 2011

Do you knit? Do you want a knitting book? Then this is the giveaway for you.

Le sigh. We have reached the point in every spring when my husband and I vehemently agree we can no longer live in this house, and we agree that we will sell it and move to a more appropriate house forthwith.

At which point I feverishly set about decluttering, organizing, cleaning and stressing. In the past, which of course will NOT be this year, things very rapidly fall apart after this point aannnnnd we're still in this house.

'What's wrong with the house?' you ask. Eh, this is a sewing blog which means I try my best not to swear and bore you with details about heating and cooling systems or water drainage. Let's just say it's not for me. I bought it as a single lady and things have changed.

Anyhoodle, I spent the better part of yesterday and today attacking my home office. I work out of my house, so this was quite a daunting task. Mixed in with sixteen hundred power cords to various computer gadgets I no longer own was a wealth of books that I am no longer interested in moving to the next house reading.

Don't get me wrong, I love me some books. I buy sewing books just so's I can look at them. And no too long ago I bought knitting books for that very same reason.

I can knit. I can, really. I just don't. One of these days (today! I vow it is today!) I will realize that and stop buying knitting books.

So, my OCD clutter problem is your gain. I am hereby giving away four lovely knitting books (along with a photo of one of the darling projects that lured me into buying it).

Itty Bitty Nursery by Susan B. Anderson (hardback)

easy baby knits by Claire Montgomerie (softback)

Modern Top-Down Knitting by Kristina McGowan (hardback)

Stitch 'n Bitch by Debbie Stoller (softback)

If you would like to be the new owner of one of these lovelies, just leave a comment as an entry by Friday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m. CST. If you have a preference for which book you'd like, let me know that in your comments. If your email is not linked to your blogger profile, please leave it so I can get a hold of you.

I'll ship these anywhere (just not to my new house), so international entries are perfectly fine.

Good luck!

I'm not supposed to be sewing while I'm organizing so my machine is conveniently at the shop. Stay tuned, I may get inspired to give away something else tomorrow (when I tackle my sewing stash).


  1. Ooooh, so fun! They all look awesome, but given the option, I've been drooling over Modern Top Down Knitting for some time. What a great giveaway!

  2. I'm a new knitter and just to the point where I'm ready to move past baby knits and scarves and try real adult clothes, so I'd love a copy of Modern Top Down Knitting! Thanks for the opportunity to win and also for all your great sewing posts--they're always so helpful (and it's great to know there's someone else who appreciates a great find in the Hancock's value fabrics section!).

  3. Perhaps I should pretend that I'm moving so I can de-clutter, nothing else seems to work.
    Since I have no small children to knit for either of the other two books would be simply grand. Thank you for a lovely give away!

  4. Modern Top Down Knitting! I have had my eye on that one for a while. I guess I would not mind Easy Baby Knits, I still have a toddler.

    Thanks for decluttering!!!

    dora dot moreland at gmail dot com

  5. I would love the Stitch and Bitch book...truly I would be grateful to receive any of them, but those hats intrigue me! Thanks and hope you find the perfect house soon!

  6. I woudl love the Modern Top Down book, please! I have been very disciplined with knitting books so far, having bought one of the Debbie Bliss books (and knitted one kid sweater), Modern Top Down would be the next step.

    Thank you!

  7. I don't want any of the books, I just wanted to say I feel your pain about decluttering. Things can take over your house so quickly. I am having the same problem! I hope you find a new house that works well. Remember Location, Location, Location... then look for closet space, storage space and a great kitchen!

  8. I hear ya Heather! I am trying very hard not to fill this new house up. Mainly because it was so hard to get the last one ready for market. Don't want to go through that agin. So happy to see your safe after your big storm. And you have electricity apparently. Yea! (no books needed her ...just wanted to comment :)

  9. I have to choose 1??? Ok, I'll let you choose. That's so smart of you to declutter. I hope it's a happy beginning with the new house:)

  10. I'm dying for Modern Top Down Knitting...I seriously LOVE that book and keep having to give it back to the library! Pick me..pick me...I'm crossing my fingers :)

  11. Oh man the Itty Baby Nursery looks amazing! I have the Itty Baby Hats book and love how well the patterns are written!