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Giveaway: “A Truly Useful Book”

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Dear Ann:
I’m sitting on a pile of unprocessed knitting and life experience that is about 3 stories high. Every time I open up the “post to blog” page, I stare dumbly at the screen. Where to start? Where to start? How is this happening to a venerable workhorse with 9 years in blog harness?
Well, a giveaway is always nice. Baby steps. And this is a good one.
Remember The Yarnery in St. Paul? Aka The Singing Yarnshop? Well, a group of designers affiliated with the Yarnery has made their own book, Wearwithall: Knits for Your Life.
The concept is brilliant in its simplicity. Knitters gonna knit. But what they gonna knit? The categories of go-to projects are well known: sweaters, baby knits, socks (SOCKS!), wraps, blankets, cold-weather accessories. We knit these items over and over, yet sometimes still find ourselves at a loss, in a world with thousands of patterns literally at our fingertips, to know which thing to knit. We’re overwhelmed. You know what would be useful? Truly useful? A small book with a fresh, classic example of each of these favorites, each one easily altered to suit our needs, our whims, and most importantly our stashes. If you had a book like that–an old-school book of modern knitwear staples–it would be a truly useful book. So Mary Lou Egan, Theresa Gaffey, Scott Rohr, Shelly Sheehan, and Sarah K. Walker got together and wrote that book.
And to make sure we’d want to look at it, they got Gale Zucker to wrangle the models, wave her silvery light-deflecting saucers around, and snap the photos.
I’ve been knitting a long time. As you know. And I want to knit at least half of the 13 items in this book. Not because they’re the latest in new & shiny, but because they’re very appealing examples of things I always want or need to knit. They are “knits for my life.” A few examples:
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This one has my name on it. A huge swath of simple knitting, with color play to keep it interesting, and a 100 percent wearable finished product. It’s May, and half the women in New York still have something stylish wrapped around their necks. This trend is here to stay. Me want more.
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This one has my name on it– twice. A classic cardi, with no awkwardnesses of construction or fleetingly faddish fronts draping down to the sidewalk. (Are we done with that yet? Eileen Fisher, I’m looking at you. No?) What I’ve never seen before is that this pattern gives you a choice of 3 yarns that are very different, two of which are (a) in my stash and (2) among my very favorite yarns: Rowan Kid Silk Haze, and Euroflax Originals Sportweight. The pattern gives you options for finishing, and the front bands are neatly mitered. Knitterly, cool. This is going to work out well.
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A men’s cardi that a man would, you know, wear. But I think I’d like one too. Jacket-y retro goodness. Chic.
Anyway, I like this book a lot. There is also a very cool pieced blanket involving giant triangles, which I’m dying to figure out how to make without sewing. There are cool socks, hats, scarves & mittens, and modern baby and kid knits. The pattern instructions, on a first reading, seem to be models of brevity and clarity.
We have two copies to give away. To enter, leave a comment to this post by 5 p.m. (New York Time) on Sunday, May 20. I’ll draw the winners at random and announce them on Monday. Which will get me back on the blog again. Baby steps.
Happy weekend, everybody!
Love,
Kay

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  1. I love the idea of this book, a go to when one is undecided what to knit next. Count me in!

  2. Looks like a very helpful book! You can’t miss when you combine timeless patterns and Gale Zucker’s photography.

  3. Looks like a very helpful book! You can’t miss when you combine timeless patterns and Gale Zucker’s photography.

  4. That looks like a great book of classic knit designs!

  5. Smart-looking book. Welcome back from across the pond.

  6. love it! cute stuff.

  7. You are the 2nd post I have read about this book. It is a must have!!

  8. If I don’t win this book, I’m buying it. Those two sweater patterns look exactly like something I’ve been looking for (for a heckofa long time!)

  9. Oooo! I would love to win this book of classic patterns. Classic designs + eye-catching colors = awesome!

  10. Does posting my comment so early reduce my chances? Does number four ever win?
    Anyway, lovely giveaway, lovely book!
    I have GOT to send you a picture of my long-finished miter/log cabin mash-up. MUST! It’s been ages, for criminetly’s sake.
    xoAlice

  11. This book looks great! I’m finishing my PhD and would LOVE to have such a feast of wonderful projects to celebrate being done (which means more time for knitting…).

  12. This book looks really great and your description makes it sound perfect! I could use a book full of inspiration right about now. Thanks for the chance to win one. :)

  13. Oh! I love that cardigan! What a lovely giveaway.

  14. Love this book. Happy to join in the fun!

  15. Love this book. Happy to join in the fun!

  16. Love this book. Happy to join in the fun!

  17. I live in St. Paul and I had no idea this book was coming out!! Thank goodness you are more on top of my local happenings than I am! Anyway, this book looks lovely and like a must have!

  18. This looks like a lovely book. The striped wrap would be right in my wheelhouse as well! I have The Yarnery on my list of places to visit next time I’m in the Twin Cities.

  19. HEY KAY, miss hearing from you! It would be a thrill to receive this book. Thanks for sharing about it!

  20. HEY KAY, miss hearing from you! It would be a thrill to receive this book. Thanks for sharing about it!

  21. Nice! Love good classic designs. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  22. Really great patterns–I like the clean lines.

  23. Really great patterns–I like the clean lines.

  24. ooh, those all look like some super cozy woolens!
    and welcome back to blogland!

  25. This looks like a great book. And being that the Yarnery is local, even if I don’t win, I’ll probably buy it.

  26. Love the Classic Cardi and have just the Rowan Kidsilk Hazein my stash to knit it with!

  27. Is the book available on Amazon yet? I can’t find it! (ACK!)

  28. Golly, that man’s cardigan is right up my alley. All vintage-y and zipper-y. Yessir.

  29. all very tempting! my new knitting mantra is “knit things you’d actually wear” :-)

  30. I need that book. Really. I’m in a huge knitting funk and something like that would help tremendously.
    Sigh.

  31. I do love that knitted swath of fabric… I can imagine casting it around my neck stylishly!

  32. This sounds like just what I need – with an infant at home, I need something uncomplicated that won’t go out of style before I can finish it!

  33. This speaks to me. I’m currently deeply embedded in a knitting funk. This book might just be the answer.

  34. I love the hat. All the patterns are so yummy!

  35. Ooohh. The shawl thing is so simple yet beautiful. Welcome back. Just put your toes in. We are glad to have you here, but understand that you have a life. Maybe an Olive photo next?

  36. What a great book! I am always looking for basic examples of useful knitted items.

  37. This sounds like just what I need – with an infant at home, I need something uncomplicated that won’t go out of style before I can finish it!

  38. It sounds so….calming. Can’t say that about every book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. After a looong timespan of only knitting lace shawls, these patterns look like a cool breeze on a hot day, an oasis of stitches that do not include the need for a chart, a symbol cheatsheet, or a 20 pack of highlighters.

  40. Basic, classic designs? I’m in.
    Take care of yourself.

  41. After a looong timespan of only knitting lace shawls, these patterns look like a cool breeze on a hot day, an oasis of stitches that do not include the need for a chart, a symbol cheatsheet, or a 20 pack of highlighters.

  42. After a looong timespan of only knitting lace shawls, these patterns look like a cool breeze on a hot day, an oasis of stitches that do not include the need for a chart, a symbol cheatsheet, or a 20 pack of highlighters.

  43. The book looks fabulous! I’d love a copy.
    And I’m totally with you on the drapy cardigan thing. I think wearing one would drive me crazy and not really look so good, either.

  44. Love your blog, always find it an interesting read. Very different from my New England world. :)
    That book also looks completely amazing and it seems like a great collection of patterns.

  45. I was just thinking today, what I wanted to knit next…

  46. Love that stripey wrap!

  47. The Yarnery is my all time favorite knitting store!! I take all my out of town guests there – what a treat it’d be to have this book!

  48. OOO lovely! Count me in…

  49. What a beautifull book.
    A giveaway seams like a great way to motivate more blogging, as it requires at least 2 posts.
    I find myself wishing you guys design another item for some kind of a charity, because it seams like people buying your stuff (which they always do) to support your favorite cause seem to motivate your blogging very well too. :-)

  50. What a beautifull book.
    A giveaway seams like a great way to motivate more blogging, as it requires at least 2 posts.
    I find myself wishing you guys design another item for some kind of a charity, because it seams like people buying your stuff (which they always do) to support your favorite cause seem to motivate your blogging very well too. :-)

  51. That book looks great to me!

  52. Ooooh. I want this book in a big way. Off right now to order for my library (I love my job!)!

  53. Ooooh. I want this book in a big way. Off right now to order for my library (I love my job!)!

  54. Such a cool book. I love classic styles – I just can’t justify making it unless it’s going to be in the rotation for a long time. I’d love to get this – in fact it’ll be going straight to my wish list.

  55. I totally want this book. It’s like _Simple Style_ — refreshing knits I’d actually WANT to knit and keep.

  56. You’re right. The patterns look very wearable.
    I’m ready to start right now.

  57. Great mixture of patterns, I love all the kids sweaters

  58. Yes, a giveaway is a fine post…and this looks like a great book. Draw me, please!

  59. Despite having a long list of things to make (in general, like baby blanket) I’m dithering forever over exactly WHICH baby blanket (socks, sweater, etc) would be perfect. This book may be just the ticket!

  60. I bought this book at the Shephard’s Wool & Harvest Festival last weekend – and got it signed by Mary Lou & Scott (2 of the authors) and Gale Zucker (I told her I read about her through my “knitting friends”)! It is a FABULOUS book – and the shawl is to die-for when you see and feel it in person!
    If you don’t win this copy – BUY IT! It’s totally worth it!
    Welcome back, Kay (& Ann). I’ve missed you!

  61. Looks like a great book–thanks for the chance to win it!

  62. Kay, so glad to read again. Yes, it’s been too long! I would love a copy of that book. Pick me!

  63. Looks like a perfect book for me! Would love to win…does it come with some more hours in the day to knit all of these lovely projects? Don’t we wish!
    Deb (JerseyShoreDeb on Ravelry)

  64. Looks like an amazing book to own! Thanks!

  65. Just what this momma needs on her girls’ birthday weekend!

  66. Looks like a great book!

  67. you can’t go wrong with classics. and one of the pleasures is seeing the influences on the modern designers. Cardi with mitered bands sounds EZesque to me!

  68. (And, for the proofreaders: I used the plural because I have two daughters with adjacent birthdays.)

  69. Pick me! I would love to win one of your giveaways someday. The book looks wonderful. ravID: alyddall

  70. I love that first pattern/scarf/shawl – not sure exactly what it is except perfect for me!
    Glad to have you blogging again.

  71. Looks like a great book. Definitely one I’m going to have to buy — unless, of course I win a copy. : )

  72. What a nice range of things to knit. Looks like a real “go-to” book. I’d love to have it in my library!

  73. What a nice range of things to knit. Looks like a real “go-to” book. I’d love to have it in my library!

  74. What a handy book to have around, I love how you can adapted the patterns to your stash.

  75. I love the simplicity of these patterns.

  76. Oooh – love that wrap. And the cardigan.

  77. What a wonderful book. I agree, the shawl is awesome.

  78. What a wonderful book. I agree, the shawl is awesome.

  79. this looks like the greatest book, I’d love to have a copy of my own!

  80. I never win anything, but I’ve been wanting that wrap pattern for weeks! May it’s my turn? If not, it is at least my wallet’s turn to enjoy a new book. Can’t wait to see what you concoct for that wrap.

  81. Looks like a fun book!

  82. I’m with you on the scarf!! Thanks…

  83. This looks like an almost-infinitely-useful book. Since it doesn’t have 10000 (pages) patterns, it isn’t infinite, but at huge length, the knitter would not be able to find things before the baby needing a new knit sweater was heading for college.
    I’d love to win, and knit the patterns. Thanks Lee Wells

  84. Welcome back! It’s nice to hear your voice again. I’m jonesing for the cardi….

  85. Looks like a really great book. It looks like they would be practical comfortable knits that would be great projects to work on.

  86. Looks like a really great book. It looks like they would be practical comfortable knits that would be great projects to work on.

  87. Looks like a really great book. It looks like they would be practical comfortable knits that would be great projects to work on.

  88. Welcome back! I’ve missed you! This book does indeed look like a must-have for my knitterly library.
    And I could not agree more about the droopy front cardis. They’re fun right up until you need to put on a jacket to go out and realize that there’s no way those flaps aren’t going to be dangling in a decidedly un-fetching manner, leaving you with no choice but the long coat you really didn’t want to wear.

  89. Looks like a really great book. It looks like they would be practical comfortable knits that would be great projects to work on.

  90. Looks like my name may be on a few of those patterns, too. Enter my name, please and thank you.

  91. This looks like the perfect book for right now. Already I’m eager to read the cardign pattern. Mmmmmm. I would love to wear that in euroflax!

  92. Ohh, I would love to win this! And funny enough, we are headed to Minneapolis and St. Paul in June. The Yarnery is on my list of knitting shops to visit. What a coincidence! What a great giveaway! Looks like an awesome book.

  93. I need another knitting book like I need a hole in my head. But who cares? Please pick me!
    And I never got the flappy-front cardigan thing. I’ll take the classic version any day.

  94. i could us another knitting book. pahleeeze pick me.

  95. Oooh, how delightfully conservative.

  96. Welcome back! You have been missed. I love all the examples you show, and have difficulty knowing which to knit first.

  97. Sounds like a great book! There’s always a place for classic patterns.

  98. Thanks for this sweet giveaway! That stripey scarf is calling me, too!

  99. Sounds wonderful! Would love to win this book and will probably buy it if I don’t.

  100. All those hundreds and hundreds of choices paralyze me to the point I don’t do any of them. This sounds like a book that could narrow it down and I might actually knit something.

  101. looks like an awesome book of patterns! and its my birthday tomorrow, if that counts for anything extra :)

  102. This book sounds wonderful. The Hubster just might wear that man’s sweater !!!

  103. Welcome back, Kay. I’ve missed reading your voice. And thanks for introducing me to a great new book.

  104. Welcome back. I too love a bit of something to drap around the neck. Such an easy way to add personal style to whatever is being worn.

  105. I hope your random picker picks me, but I’m in love with the wrap & its promise of enjoyable knitting & will buy the book anyway.

  106. I really like that scarf. And I’m old enough to appreciate what a good scarf can do for one’s looks.

  107. Me! Me! Oh, please, please, pick me!

  108. Me! Me! Oh, please, please, pick me!

  109. Lovely book! I know that I certainly get overwhelmed with all the yarn and pattern choices out there. I often have to do long-distance sessions with by bestie where we come up with what each of us should knit/what to knit it with. It certainly is helpful to get someone else’s opinion!

  110. I currently need a cardigan for when I really shouldn’t be wearing a shawl. That one looks just right.

  111. I’m looking at Eileen Fisher, too!
    It takes me too long to finish anything to go for fads. I appreciate the baby step.

  112. Hooray for posts to the blog. I am going outside with Zoé to pick a bouquet:: lovely, dancing, singing, huggy Zoé. She wants to make a list of all of the flowers in the bouquet. I love spring. Hugs to you both xoxo

  113. Thank you for inroducing this book. It looks great. ! I particularly like the stole in Isager Tvinni, my favorite yarn.

  114. Yes! I would love to have this book.

  115. As a retired English teacher there is nothing I like better than knitting unless it is a book about knitting.

  116. I love a good book of basics.

  117. Me! Please, please, pick me!

  118. Remember, the important thing is to take one step. Just one. Your balance will return and you can take two steps. Bless you.

  119. It seems like a great book for all of us who have a huge stash and want some good ideas to use it for. I would really like to participate in your giveaway.
    Kind regards from Lone, Denmark

  120. It seems like a great book for all of us who have a huge stash and want some good ideas to use it for. I would really like to participate in your giveaway.
    Kind regards from Lone, Denmark

  121. It seems like a great book for all of us who have a huge stash and want some good ideas to use it for. I would really like to participate in your giveaway.
    Kind regards from Lone, Denmark

  122. It seems like a great book for all of us who have a huge stash and want some good ideas to use it for. I would really like to participate in your giveaway.
    Kind regards from Lone, Denmark

  123. It seems like a great book for all of us who have a huge stash and want some good ideas to use it for. I would really like to participate in your giveaway.
    Kind regards from Lone, Denmark

  124. It seems like a great book for all of us who have a huge stash and want some good ideas to use it for. I would really like to participate in your giveaway.
    Kind regards from Lone, Denmark

  125. Just what I was thinking: overwhelmed with the knitting possibilities.

  126. This looks like a great book, a promising addition to my knitting bag!

  127. ahhh tis a good thing, a give away. Looks like a wonderful addition to my library, aka pile o books.

  128. ahhh tis a good thing, a give away. Looks like a wonderful addition to my library, aka pile o books.

  129. ahhh tis a good thing, a give away. Looks like a wonderful addition to my library, aka pile o books.

  130. ahhh tis a good thing, a give away. Looks like a wonderful addition to my library, aka pile o books.

  131. ahhh tis a good thing, a give away. Looks like a wonderful addition to my library, aka pile o books.

  132. ahhh, tis a good thing, a give away. Looks like a wonderful addition to my library, aka pile o books.

  133. Yes…practical, pretty and proven patterns!

  134. this looks like a good book! I’m definitely going to have to knit the cardi. I am a sucker for a cardi.

  135. this looks like a good book! I’m definitely going to have to knit the cardi. I am a sucker for a cardi.

  136. this looks like a good book! I’m definitely going to have to knit the cardi. I am a sucker for a cardi.

  137. I’m a big fan of the “post something” school of writer’s block.
    And also of the “start simple, then embellish as desired” school of knitting.
    Count me in.

  138. It’s so nice to see a book with more than one pattern I would actually make and use! Thank you!!

  139. This looks like a must-have book. Thanks for blogging about it and for the giveaway.

  140. so sorry!! it said to try again so i did ! several times! please delete the offending entries!

  141. I miss your posts! Keep them coming!

  142. Great book. I’m eyeing that yarn-veratile card…
    Thanks, guys!

  143. Welcome back to blogging. You have been missed. Love the patterns you picked out-especially the cardi!

  144. I guess one win is enough for awhile, but I have to try right? I finally finished Bowling Ave and LOVED IT! Thanks so much Ann.

  145. Yea! you’re back! I’d love a copy of this book.

  146. that first scarf! glorious!

  147. Welcome back. I’ve been in a bit of a funk as well. Baby steps is a good mantra for me as well.

  148. This looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for sharing!

  149. I love it!! Though I must point out that just about every book you get you want to knit at least something from it. Just saying. (Not trying to be passive agressive.)

  150. Hooray for baby step blogging! This does look like a very useful book and I love Gale’s photos!

  151. Alls I’m seeing is that purple cardigan. Sign me up!

  152. What a beautiful book!

  153. Looks like an interesting book. I hope you do figure out the seamless version of the blanket!

  154. I’ve knit the drapey front cardi, maybe it’s time for me to knit a classic one. :)

  155. Yipee. Looks like a great book.

  156. I’m not sure which is catching my eye-the beautiful sweater-that purple cardigan!!!!-or the amazing photography!

  157. Welcome back — we’ve missed hearing from you. The book looks interesting, and perhaps it would help me figure out how to knit a sweater I can actually wear… But if not, I am always glad to have new sock patterns.

  158. hey Kay. Book looks yummy even to those of us in the warm South. I have an office mate that is expecting a new baby so a book with new modern baby knits to go with my great Mason Dixon knits would be nice. Woo Hoo.

  159. Oh, that cardigan is lovely!

  160. I want that cardigan, too!

  161. Well I just have to comment! Not because I need more patterns or more knitting books but because those patterns are so right on the button perfect. Very very nice.

  162. Great choices Kay. I can’t wait to see your colors for the stole/scarf. Thanks for the giveaway.

  163. Thanks for a chance to win a cool, even uselful book!

  164. Ooohhh…pick me!

  165. I want that! Whether I win it or not!

  166. i would love to knit that men’s cardigan. but, eek, a zipper!

  167. I want that! Whether I win it or not!

  168. wow – you had me at the cover art!

  169. Looks like a great book! Wonderful to have a chance to win it.

  170. This looks like something that might get me back into knitting again, sigh.

  171. Since I’m always looking for the small, the perfect, the quick project, I think I need this book…
    And that KSH cardigan has my name ALL OVER IT. (In green.)

  172. Since I’m always looking for the small, the perfect, the quick project, I think I need this book…
    And that KSH cardigan has my name ALL OVER IT. (In green.)

  173. Welcome back to the blog-o-sphere!

  174. Wow, great stuff….MUST HAVE that scarf pattern. Please pick me! :)

  175. I *really* like their concept of sharing different yarns and weights for the projects!

  176. Great looking book! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  177. Mmm, knits! That cardigan does look nice!

  178. This looks like such a cool booklet – I’d love to get my hands on it!

  179. This looks like such a cool booklet – I’d love to get my hands on it!

  180. Looks like a great book! If I don’t win, it’s certainly going on the “need to buy” list.

  181. Baby steps is my favorite way to go, too. Thanks for the reference to a useful and attractive book!

  182. Welcome back to blogland! Love the books. :)

  183. This looks like a wonderful book! I’d love to knit that cardigan; it’s just a simple classic style, and exactly what I almost always want to wear.

  184. This looks like the perfect book for right now. Already I’m eager to read the cardign pattern. Mmmmmm. I would love to wear that in euroflax!

  185. This looks like the perfect book for right now. Already I’m eager to read the cardign pattern. Mmmmmm. I would love to wear that in euroflax!

  186. sweet mother of mercy! thanks for the giveaway, and the info about the knitting shop in st. paul. i live in central, rural, up-north minnesota, and, i tell you, i really dig the look of the projects on that front cover. they’re speaking my vernacular. next time i’m up in that neck of the urban jungle i’ll try to make time to check them out. them… and ben and jerry’s.

  187. The wrap and the cardigan love them. Thinking of colors. Love the win it but if not then it is on my list to get.

  188. Ooh, that first scarf/wrap is lovely. Thanks for the giveaway!

  189. how’d i miss this book? the patterns look great! thanks!

  190. This looks like something that I need!

  191. Fanbulous looking book. I gotta have it.

  192. Would love to win a book like this! Thanks

  193. Ohhhhhh fingers crossed!! I NEED TO KNIT THAT WRAP!!

  194. Would love to win a book like this! Thanks

  195. Ohhhhhh fingers crossed!! I NEED TO KNIT THAT WRAP!!

  196. Ohhhhhh fingers crossed!! I NEED TO KNIT THAT WRAP!!

  197. Love that wrap!

  198. Wow, love everything I see – especially that wrap. If I don’t win it how can I buy it?

  199. That book looks great. If I don’t win I’ll have to put it on my Christmas list.

  200. I’ve got mountains of yarn but, alas …. I’m out of idea’s. Please pick me … I want to read about the mitered edge!

  201. Feeling a bit at a loss at what project to start next. It seems like this would help.

  202. I’ve got mountains of yarn but, alas …. I’m out of idea’s. Please pick me … I want to read about the mitered edge!

  203. Lovely to see you on the blog – I need to read about what the stylish ladies are wearing (and knitting) in New York! xxx

  204. Great style, great patterns. Thanks for introducing this new book and the chance to get a copy. Good to hear from you Kay!

  205. This book looks wonderful! I’d love a chance to win it.

  206. Yes! What a great concept. And such good looking, wearable knits. Throw my hat in the ring… er… contest.

  207. Yes! What a great concept. And such good looking, wearable knits. Throw my hat in the ring… er… contest.

  208. OH, YES PLEASE!!! And I want that scarf! I want it now now now.

  209. What lovely basics, great for investment knitting. Thanks for the chance.

  210. Now there is a book that might really get me knitting again, ending a long stretch of being totally uninspired!

  211. I totally want that striped wrap thing (the first project mentioned). I have a bit of an uhm affection of scarves and large rectangles that can be wrapped or draped Just So. :)
    Plus the book will give me an incentive so I can get started on Emma Peel for the thrid time for the same kid.

  212. A useful book indeed if it gets you back to blogging!!

  213. A useful book indeed if it gets you back to blogging!!

  214. Glad you’re back!

  215. There are so many of these patterns I would like to make. Nice patterns and great pics. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  216. Welcome Back!!! No – I don’t have enough patterns or knitting books – (HEAVY SARCASM) Count me in!!! I am always looking for the perfect pattern!

  217. Yes to the wrap and the cardigan, but everything you write about the book makes it sound refreshingly good.

  218. Love “the huge swath of simple knitting, with color play”. That alone would make the book worth buying (or winning)….

  219. Welcome back to the blog! The book looks lovely.

  220. Welcome back to the blog! The book looks lovely.

  221. Welcome back to the blog world! Thank goodness for Twitter, I don’t, but nice to read that you do – and Olive… did she get some Smoked Turkey? I almost swooned seeing the “huge swath of simple knitting” – I’ll buy the book. I was graced with an ecopy of Bowling Avenue (Brilliant! Loved it!) – just so nice to hear from you again. Ya’ll matter, to so many of us even if anonymously.

  222. This needs to be on my bookshelf!

  223. I met Gale last weekend at Shepherd’s Harvest! She’s amazing. I want the book please!

  224. Need this book!!!!! Please let me win . . . please let me win….:)

  225. i’m still “cowling”…..so, i do need to reinvent myself pronto! lovely to hear your voice, regardless!!!

  226. Good to have you back! Baby steps.

  227. Welcome Back Kay! I must say I love your fashion sense, that scarf looks super-wearable and stash-busting. Hoping for some random luck (lightning can strike twice on this blog right?)

  228. I would dearly love this book. I’m in the middle of a mega fair isle sweater, and just need to knit something classic.

  229. I would dearly love this book. I’m in the middle of a mega fair isle sweater, and just need to knit something classic.

  230. Oooooh. My husband would actually wear that sweater!

  231. I love what I see so far can’t wait to see more. I need a shot of inspiration right now too.

  232. That book looks wonderful! I would love it.

  233. Love the idea…classic patterns of all kinds. A great jumping-off point with such potential as is, or with stitch detail changes. Perfect!

  234. The book looks awesome. I’d love to be the lucky winner!

  235. I would love a copy of the book. It looks great.

  236. I would love a copy of the book. It looks great.

  237. I would love a copy of the book. It looks great.

  238. I would love a copy of the book. It looks great.

  239. I would love a copy of the book. It looks great.

  240. Love what I’ve seen so far. Can’t wait to see the whole book!

  241. I love that shawl – perfect and colorful and awesome with jeans.

  242. Thanks for telling us about this book. It looks great. And welcome back!

  243. Cool book!

  244. The book looks inviting very well photographed

  245. You can step MY way any old time, Baby! Ooh, that sweater learned my name right off the bat. The fact I have no yarn for it in my stash is quite irrelevant. I know a LYS…

  246. What a great looking book!

  247. Knitting for my life. Sounds great!

  248. Wearwithall: Knits for Your Life– chuckle…knit…live

  249. Wearwithall: Knits for Your Life– chuckle…knit…live

  250. Welcome back. Am having a week where the baby steps can’t even get done. I think of them and…bam!…interruption. This is an encouraging post: proof that, on occassion, the universe allows baby steps.

  251. A good basic knitwear book is always a good find. And one that doesn’t, as you say, just offer the new and shiny. Looks great.

  252. Throw my name in that (hand knitted) hat!

  253. Looks lovely!

  254. Ooooh, pick me, pick me!! Just found out about this book last night and it is SO on my Must Have list.

  255. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  256. That looks like a fantastic all-around knitting book. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  257. I want this book.
    Please.

  258. Glad to hear from you…and as a tired teacher at the end of a productive and crazy school year, I deserve this book!

  259. Please enter me. The book looks lovely.

  260. Pick me! Pick me!

  261. This is exactly what I have wanted someone to do with a knitting book, perfect!

  262. Looks like a great book!!

  263. Happy weekend to you, too. And please enter me in the drawing. I like work horses.

  264. Very very classy and classic. Heading off to Ravelry to queue ….

  265. I do need this book. Love that cardigan.

  266. I want! I want! I want! (Please.)

  267. I could really get fond of a book like that esp if the patterns included (ahem) plus sizes?

  268. This post sent me down the (yarn and pattern) garden path. I would of course love this book, but because of clicking and browsing, have now begun to fixate on knitting a linen scarf for summer. Euroflax, I think…hmmm..willow, maybe, or goldilocks? Or maybe something a bit brighter? In feather and fan? Or maybe the Bubbly Curtain adapted into a scarf! (Goes off, humming, quietly and happily…)

  269. I could possibly find room for that book on the shelf in my studio where other very useful books of patterns live. If you pick me. *sedately jumping up and down*

  270. That book looks absolutely fantastic! I’ve been looking for a good retro-styled men’s cardigan for ages!

  271. I never win anything but I wanted to say welcome back, Kay! Now I’m going to Amazon to put this book on my wish list.

  272. Looks lovely!

  273. Yes, the sweater AND wrap look like must haves to me! Nice giveaway!!

  274. What a nice book. And what lovely photography. Is it my imagination or just my computer, but did you change the background color? Everything’s coming up peachy. As you know, I love when there’s a new post! Thanks for writing.

  275. I would love direction, too.

  276. Oh, heck yeah, I want this one! Thanks for the chance!

  277. Ooooo, I must make that wrap!

  278. Really lovely book.

  279. You know why this drawing is better than a lottery? because SOMEONE is going to win! no carrying it over to the second week and the third week, and the winner looking for a forklift load of books…I like this.

  280. glad you’re back :) me want book.

  281. So glad to see you back on the blog-horse… I would LOVE to have this book. Please????

  282. Hello!
    I’ve been wondering what you were up to! Sign me up :)

  283. This looks like a gorgeous book–thanks for the giveaway! We missed you!

  284. This looks like a gorgeous book–thanks for the giveaway! We missed you!

  285. Love the scarf.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  286. My friend and I saw you guys in Minneapolis at the Yarnery event. We had a great time. Please put me in the drawing :)

  287. This looks like my kind of book!
    And I’m with you on the drapey cardigans – I want to love them, but they never look flattering on me.

  288. Good to hear from you, Kay. Thanks for the give-away – this looks like a fantastic book. I have some silvery mohair with lavender core that wants to be knit into this cardigan.

  289. Thanks for the giveaway! This looks like a great book to have!

  290. I love the hat on the cover!
    Thanks!

  291. Thanks for the giveaway! This looks like a great book to have!

  292. The book looks great!

  293. The book looks great!

  294. I have a horrible cold. It’s May. The fates owe me!

  295. So glad to see you back on the blog!!!!
    That book looks dangerous….very dangerous!
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    I love danger…

  296. Why is “simple” so hard these days? This book of classic “simple” designs looks like a rare treasure. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  297. So glad to see you back on the blog!!!!
    That book looks dangerous….very dangerous!
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    I love danger…

  298. I would love this book!

  299. I have a room-size stash waiting for direction – I’d love to get this book! (So glad you’re back! But everyone needs a break now and then.)

  300. Brilliant! I love complicated patterns, but often, when I go to knit something, sometimes I just want simple. And oftentimes, it’s harder to find simple patterns. This would definitely be a go-to book for me.

  301. Hope I win…the first photo is so supremely right for an always chilly New Orleanian who loves to knit! Good luck everyone!

  302. Welcome back!
    That cardigan does look timeless. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book.

  303. What a great book! I’d love to win it.

  304. Looks like an excellent book!

  305. I keep seeing this book in posts – may have to get my local book store to order it for me. If I don’t win, that is.

  306. I just gave birth this past Saturday, which probably makes it unrealistic to expect to be able to knit very much in the near future…but that needn’t stop me from collecting new patterns, right?

  307. what a lovely book!

  308. what a lovely book!

  309. I can totally relate to that gorgeous scarf/wrap! Want to make one for every adult daughter on my Christmas list! Bring it on!

  310. Drool! That book is full of fab.

  311. What a gorgeous book – I’d love to be entered into the draw!
    lo_ts@ymail.com

  312. One foot in front of the other — I think I’d like that book!

  313. Lovely to hear from you again! Would love to have this book!

  314. Book looks great!

  315. Ooooh! Ooooh! Pick me, pick me! It looks like a lovely book and I can use some cheering up!

  316. Oh boy! A give away AND you are back! It’s the best!

  317. The book looks great.

  318. what a lovely giveaway. hoping that it rekindles your blogging light.

  319. what a lovely giveaway. hoping that it rekindles your blogging light.

  320. Yummy looking knits! Thanks!

  321. Yes, please! Revisions of timeless wonders are always appealing. Thanks for jumping back into the blog!

  322. One can always benefit from basic, classic recipes.

  323. I walked away from that very book at MDSW…..
    I’m glad for another chance.
    BTW, how’s Olive?
    minm

  324. So glad (and relieved) to see you back! I missed you.

  325. I feel a little weak-kneed from wonderfulness. :)

  326. What a fabulous-looking book! I want one. :)

  327. this one looks amazing. tossing my name in the hat!

  328. Over 300 comments…. it’s all a numbers game and hopefully for once my number will be drawn
    Fingers crossed!

  329. Always need classic patterns. Thanks for sharing. And pick me, please!

  330. I want to knit those three things AND the blue hat in the pictures. Pick me! Please!

  331. Well, I’m number 350 something at 8:00 Friday night so I know you’ll have about 1,000 entries but you can’t win if you don’t play. I would love that book.

  332. I love this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  333. I’m at an impasse with my knitting, trying to decide which way to go next. This book seems just like a friendly prod.

  334. What a lovely book. Just looking at it quickly I found several knits I wanted to make. As a soon-to-be grandmother I an especially loving the kids sweaters. And the wrap I’m making for myself. thank you for making this offer. Grace

  335. I would LOVE love to have a copy of this book. Fingers crossed!

  336. Welcome back! The book looks great!

  337. I have enough patterns that I need to live to 1000 and do nothing but knit every day of every year to do them all, but. . .. I’d love to win that book!

  338. I have just recently experienced the phenomenon you mention – what to knit? This book appears to be exactly what I need. Thanks.

  339. Nice to have you back! The book looks great!

  340. The book looks great – I would love to see it!
    I have been missing your blog soooooo much! I thought maybe since the advent of Twitter you had given it up – not sure? Anyway, welcome back!

  341. Nice to have you back! The book looks great!

  342. Sounds like an awesome book. I’d love to win!

  343. but kay – and – ann…
    how does *their* classic cardi, stack up with yours/ours???
    enquiring minds want to know – especially those who still have your/our classic cardi to knit – in – - what was that yarn??
    (kid silk sounds waaay cool)

  344. Sounds like an awesome book. I’d love to win!

  345. What a great-looking book! I’m adding it to my wish-list right now!

  346. Loving the men’s cardi! I have a husband and three sons, I need it!

  347. Love the book! Glad to hear from you again.

  348. LOVE! please and thank you.

  349. What a great sounding book. I think I’ll want to knit a bunch of stuff from it.

  350. What a great sounding book. I think I’ll want to knit a bunch of stuff from it.

  351. mmmm knits for my life. Thanks Kay, and welcome back, you old blog-horse you.

  352. You hit the nail on the head..”thousands of patterns at our fingertips, but what to knit?” I get overwhelmed. Sometimes I just need that one book that has just the right patterns…and that’s all I need. I’ll take it! Thanks for the offer:)

  353. Oh! Pick me, pick me!!
    I never win anything, but that looks like a great book. I especially like the colorful wrap!

  354. I’ll join in too! A beautiful book/way to spend the rest of one’s life. Here’s hoping!

  355. thanks, Kay,
    i need a nice giveaway today!

  356. thanks, Kay,
    i need a nice giveaway today!

  357. Oooooh! Want, want, want! Thanks for the chance to win.

  358. I love this book idea! Classic patterns, made simple and easy, a break from trendy/complicated/etc. It looks like a lasagna book: something delicious and comforting all the time. :)

  359. Yes!! this is the book I have been waiting for. Patterns that reflect the inner truth of each type of garment… You had me at the scarf. I’ll definitely be looking out for this even if I’m not lucky in the giveaway–thank you for posting this!

  360. Welcome back & thanks for the great review (preview) of this book.

  361. So good to see you back in action, and giving away a book, to boot. i would love the book, of course.

  362. looks like a great book!

  363. looks like a great book!

  364. looks like a great book!

  365. Random generate me a copy Please! Seeking the motivation of that wrap-scarf!

  366. I need this book right now!! I have spent many, many hours browsing on Ravelry because I can’t decide what to knit next. Thanks for the giveaway.

  367. I need this book right now!! I have spent many, many hours browsing on Ravelry because I can’t decide what to knit next. Thanks for the giveaway.

  368. cool book that is calling to me. Just finishing up my first mitered cross blanket and will need a new project or two. Looks perfect for the bill.

  369. That cardigan looks swell, plus the hat is very, very pretty – I’m swooning here :)

  370. What lovely patterns! I hadn’t heard of this before but am glad to have meet it today!

  371. What lovely patterns! I hadn’t heard of this before but am glad to have meet it today!

  372. yes please!

  373. Welcome back, and count me in for the book giveaway. Thank you.

  374. I would love to win that book!

  375. What an awesome book. I would love to make a few of those projects.

  376. That cardigan is just what I have been looking for. And welcome back!

  377. Pick me!!! Please please please!!!!!

  378. This is exactly what I like! I’m always about three years late, so anything faddish is going to be passe as hell by the time I actually get it off the needles and on my body.

  379. Perfect, perfect, perfect. Great classic styles, no perfiddly construction, easy to alter for my bigger size— what more could a knitter want. I will immediately ask my library to purchase a copy in case I don’t win one here.

  380. The book sounds wonderful, and a great addition to my very small knitting library. It would make a lovely birthday present for myself as well (since my birthday is tomorrow). But, I’m sure it will be much appreciated by whoever wins.

  381. The book sounds wonderful, and a great addition to my very small knitting library. It would make a lovely birthday present for myself as well (since my birthday is tomorrow). But, I’m sure it will be much appreciated by whoever wins.

  382. Thanks for the chance!
    Nancy N.

  383. great book! so glad you’re back!

  384. Must have that pattern for the wrap. The blanket with the dog sitting on it too!!! Thanks

  385. Must have that pattern for the wrap. The blanket with the dog sitting on it too!!! Thanks

  386. the wrap is the one, fingers crossed

  387. Newer knitter liking this book! Please pick me.

  388. I almost yelled a big YES! and then laughed out loud when I read your comment on the cardigan:
    “with no awkwardnesses of construction or fleetingly faddish fronts draping down to the sidewalk. (Are we done with that yet? Eileen Fisher, I’m looking at you.)”
    I also love that cardigan for what it’s missing!

  389. Love the book!

  390. The multi colored scarf looks like a winner, as does the classic cardi. Thanks for a chance!

  391. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  392. Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Love that wrap and cardigan.

  393. Love to win this–all of the patterns you’ve shown are awesome!

  394. Simple and beautiful. Sounds bout right.

  395. can’t wait to read about your adventures across the pond, Kay! This book looks great for people like me who are not so much exact-pattern-followers as recipe-interpreters-and-improvisors…

  396. That books looks fantastic! Thanks Kay!

  397. That book looks fantastic! Thanks Kay!

  398. pick me!

  399. Cool Book!

  400. Gorgeous.

  401. pick me!

  402. baby steps are what work for most of us, methinks. welcome back!

  403. Must knit more cardigans! Must knit more! Never enough cardigans!

  404. I’m a pretty straightforward knitter, and I don’t knit much. So, when I’m ready to knit, something classic would be perfect! This definitely looks like the kind of book for me.

  405. I’m a pretty straightforward knitter, and I don’t knit much. So, when I’m ready to knit, something classic would be perfect! This definitely looks like the kind of book for me.

  406. I’m a pretty straightforward knitter, and I don’t knit much. So, when I’m ready to knit, something classic would be perfect! This definitely looks like the kind of book for me.

  407. What’s wrong with baby steps? Keep on knitting – maybe something from the book will help you heal?

  408. What I love, the basics in knitting. I love letting the yarn do all the talking, with the great yarns we have out there out now we need the basics.
    +

  409. What I love, the basics in knitting. I love letting the yarn do all the talking, with the great yarns we have out there out now we need the basics.
    +

  410. What I love, the basics in knitting. I love letting the yarn do all the talking, with the great yarns we have out there out now we need the basics.
    +

  411. Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! :o)
    Love the multi colored scarf!!

  412. Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! :o)
    Love the multi colored scarf!!

  413. Yes, pretty please! Ready for baby steps.

  414. I think I might need it for the scarf-wrap-thing alone… (Though that sweater is cool too!)

  415. This does look like a great go to book. I hope I win it.

  416. Ok don’t enter me. But I am glad you like the book.
    ps I also want that mens sweater for myself. Its a keeper.

  417. Love this book idea! Can’t wait to check it out!

  418. Looks fab! Thanks for the giveaway..

  419. Welcome back! That book looks nifty!

  420. I hope this book gets your blog mojo going again…Love the looks in this book…

  421. It’s great to have you girls posting on your blog again. I have felt the absence and am rejoicing in the recent activity. The book looks terrific, too.

  422. Welcome back – missed you.
    Love the idea of such a useful book – yay!

  423. (chanting) GIVE-A-WAY!! GIVE-A-WAY!!
    yay!!!

  424. (chanting) GIVE-A-WAY!! GIVE-A-WAY!!
    yay!!!

  425. Love, love, love that cardigan. Looks like this is another must-have book, groaning bookshelves be d*mned.

  426. Yes! count me in… and thanks!

  427. nice book, i’d enjoy a copy. the stole is amazingly appealing in its simplicity.

  428. Chances look pretty slim but that does look like a great book to have nearby….like on MY bookshelf!
    Here’s hoping….

  429. This looks wonderful! I can see myself in that classic cardigan.

  430. Beautiful wrap! I think I could knit that.

  431. Beautiful wrap! I think I could knit that.

  432. Beautiful wrap! I think I could knit that.

  433. I would so love to have this book!

  434. I would so love to have this book!

  435. Holy cow! All these comments-you must have emitted some type of secret whistle while I was pathetically slaving away at work today. But I too would love a copy of this book. brodorothy@gmail.com

  436. would love to win, looks like a smashing book. thanks for the opportunity.

  437. Glad to see you back.
    when you found your blogging mojo was my knitting mojo there too? Maybe it’s in that book – if so, please pick me!

  438. This could lead to my ultimate destash of knitting books – it seems to have it all! (Although, as I’m in the UK, I can’t always get the yarns easily….) Count me in, though the postage could be high – that multi-colour wrap has all my names on it!

  439. Great to see you all back! Looks like a great book, one I’d love to get my hands on!

  440. Very nice book ! I promise to give it a good home…

  441. What a neat concept for a book. It looks beautifully executed too. I’d love to read through it.
    aknitontheside (rav)

  442. I really like the look of this book and you can never have too many pattern books!

  443. I love the idea of this book and your vision – a book for knitters who have run out of ideas – this is sure going to bring me back to knitting – bring it on!

  444. I love the idea of this book and your vision – a book for knitters who have run out of ideas – this is sure going to bring me back to knitting – bring it on!

  445. That looks like a very interesting book – and useful too.

  446. SO glad to read an entry on your blog! Missed you both!

  447. SO glad to read an entry on your blog! Missed you both!

  448. So nice to read your voice, Kay! And The Yarnery is one of my favourite LYS’s when I’m visiting my home away from home… how exciting for them to have their own book!!

  449. Love the idea of this book. Projects even a returning beginner like myself can love and manage. Thanks

  450. I have a relatively large stash and am constantly second-guessing what is to be my next project. Looks like a match made in knitters’ heaven.

  451. yes please! if I don’t win it i will buy it!

  452. These patterns look lovely.

  453. These patterns look lovely.

  454. My kind of knitting….classic, simple, beautiful!!

  455. My kind of knitting….classic, simple designs, beautiful!!

  456. Looks like a great book. Hope I’m one of the lucky winners.

  457. Looks like a great book. Hope I’m one of the lucky winners.

  458. Looks like a great book. Hope I’m one of the lucky winners.

  459. Looks like a great book. Hope I’m one of the lucky winners.

  460. Looks like a great book. Hope I’m one of the lucky winners.

  461. Simple but gorgeous. I could use some simple right about now…. Happy weekend everyone.

  462. Love this book!

  463. This book sounds lovely.

  464. My fingers are just itching to make that shawl. Bev

  465. It’s my birthday (a big one) in two weeks! Maybe I can win!

  466. I really like the classic cardigan

  467. Thanks for the kind words. Gale’s photos really make a book, don’t they?

  468. Love the nice, classic, wearable designs.

  469. Love the nice, classic, wearable designs.

  470. Yet another reason to love Minnesota, my home state. I really need to get back there when it isn’t winter. sigh.

  471. I’ve been looking for a pattern that my husband would wear (he’s not a fashionista but surprisingly picky when it comes to sweaters) and that pattern might just fit the bill! Here’s hoping I win ! :)

  472. I’ve been looking for a pattern that my husband would wear (he’s not a fashionista but surprisingly picky when it comes to sweaters) and that pattern might just fit the bill! Here’s hoping I win ! :)

  473. I’ve been looking for a pattern that my husband would wear (he’s not a fashionista but surprisingly picky when it comes to sweaters) and that pattern might just fit the bill! Here’s hoping I win ! :)

  474. I’ll take a chance. It looks like a great one! Thanks!

  475. Inspiring post! I need to get back on the blog too, despite no shortage of things to write about. Thanks for the giveaway!

  476. Inspiring post! I need to get back on the blog too, despite no shortage of things to write about. Thanks for the giveaway!

  477. This looks like a great book! And please let us know when you figure out how to put a blanket’s worth of triangles together without seaming! That would be awesome.

  478. With over 400 knitters in line I guess my chance at this book is as good as anyones. I love what I see so far. Thanks for showing me this great book. Live where we do not have a book store so this is wonderful!

  479. Would love more things to knit!!

  480. With over 400 knitters in line I guess my chance at this book is as good as anyones. I love what I see so far. Thanks for showing me this great book. Live where we do not have a book store so this is wonderful!

  481. Ah, classics with a reasonable twist. My kind of knitting. Thanks for this baby step.

  482. Classics. I love classics. Thanks for the heads up on this book. Must add it to my library!

  483. Classics. I love classics. Thanks for the heads up on this book. Must add it to my library!

  484. of course, me want more too!

  485. of course, me want more too!

  486. I need some new knitting ideas, and this looks like just the thing to kickstart my mojo. I realize that my chances are only slightly increased by actually leaving a comment, but I also know I can track down the book myself and buy it. I might just do that – but meanwhile, I have my fingers crossed.

  487. Lovely book. Would love to get my hands on it. If not-welcome back, Kay!

  488. This book looks like it is a “must have!” Thanks for giving us a chance to win a copy.

  489. What I love, the basics in knitting. I love letting the yarn do all the talking, with the great yarns we have out there out now we need the basics.
    +

  490. What I love, the basics in knitting. I love letting the yarn do all the talking, with the great yarns we have out there out now we need the basics.
    +

  491. Love those patterns, especially the drapy scarf!

  492. Glad to see you posting again. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Looks like the book contains a lot of inspiration.

  493. Love those patterns, especially the drapy scarf!

  494. Wow de wow, looks like great fun. You’re a peach to offer this; count me in. (p.s. welcom back)

  495. Wow de wow, looks like great fun. You’re a peach to offer this; count me in. (p.s. welcome back)

  496. Wow de wow, looks like great fun. You’re a peach to offer this; count me in. (p.s. welcome back)

  497. Love the color block shawl/scarf and am so happy you’re back.

  498. Yum! Good solid classic knitting…Yes please!

  499. I would love one of those books!

  500. I, too, have been knitting for years. And years. But I am also always looking for good basics. If I don’t win, I really want to know where I can buy a copy.

  501. That scarf-shawl-wrap-thing…I love it!

  502. I would love this book! I live in St. Paul and have been to the Yarnery – it’s a wonderful little store. Thanks!

  503. Love the color block shawl/scarf and am so happy you’re back.

  504. Thanks for offering a contest! Much appreciated.

  505. Baby step that book onto my bookcase! Thanks!

  506. These patterns all look very wearable. Thanks for showing us.

  507. These patterns all look very wearable. Thanks for showing us.

  508. These patterns all look very wearable. Thanks for showing us.

  509. Sounds like a must-have book for my library!

  510. Welcome back…have missed your posts. And for once I can say I’ve been to The Yarnery many times; you’re talking about my neck of the woods. Love this book…I’ve knit several of Theresa’s patterns too…they are all over her shop. Thanks!

  511. if you don’t pick me I might buy it myself, but I’m entering anyway in case your random number generator lands on my post. thanks!

  512. Oh, this looks very good! I’d love to check this out and do some stash knitting from it (my husband would also like me to stash knit). Hope it’s me!

  513. Leaving my name, then crossing my fingers.

  514. I am exactly in this position right now! Swatching away but what to make? This book could save me.

  515. So good to know that fashionable necks will still be wrapped next season! And I’ve been accused of being a “classic” myownself!

  516. So good to know that fashionable necks will still be wrapped next season! And I’ve been accused of being a “classic” myownself!

  517. Please inspire me out of my knitting and writing slump with something out of this book! Jill

  518. As someone new to the knit-world and drinking up its ecstacy, I’ll put it simply. I NEED MORE KNITTING BOOKS! I’ll put it a little biasedly now. I NEED THIS KNITTING BOOK!
    Happy day =)

  519. This sounds like to perfect solution to the old problem of vaguely remembering a great pattern that you saw “somewhere” but not being able to locate it.

  520. I see people’s names from my gift list that these patterns fit perfectly. Yes, one of those that plan a year in advance for the December gift giving season.

  521. The book looks great! Who isn’t a fan of fun, classic designs?!
    Would you be able to make the triangle blanket using entrelac?

  522. The book looks great! Who isn’t a fan of fun, classic designs?!
    Would you be able to make the triangle blanket using entrelac?

  523. I would love this book. Pick me ! Pick me!

  524. I would love this book. Pick me ! Pick me!

  525. I would love this book. Pick me ! Pick me!

  526. This looks like a great book to add to my library. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  527. This book looks just like the kind I like. Thank you.

  528. This book looks just like the kind I like. Thank you.

  529. Many of the patterns are calling my name. I think I need this book.

  530. Hope this post proves to be the catalyst to get more posts out of you, Kay! (Especially if they include pics of Olive…)

  531. Pick me! Please! Pick me!

  532. This book looks like a classic.

  533. I didn’t know about this book! It looks beautiful.

  534. Love the book, and the blog! Welcome back. :)

  535. Looks like a great book!

  536. That gigantic scarf has me craving a gigantic scarf!

  537. This book looks fabulous, and like there is a ton of wearable and knittable stuff!

  538. As a new knitter, I LOVE the idea of this book. The multi-color wrap and cardigan are projects I’d love to tackle!

  539. As a new knitter, I LOVE the idea of this book. The multi-color wrap and cardigan are projects I’d love to tackle!

  540. What a fantastic thing to come back to after my long absence! Boy, could I use this book!

  541. What a great looking book – first one that I’ve been excited about for a while!

  542. I’m with you, Kay, on those drapey-front cardigans. Who looks good in those? Eight-foot-tall, pencil-thin models?
    I want this new book of classic knits, so I’m hoping your Random Number Generator chooses me for one of the books! I’m on a twelve-month yarn fast for all of 2012, and I’m getting a little twitchy about the whole thing. (Okay, I’ve been twitchy since the second week of January, and it has been sort of fun shopping in my huge stash, but a new knitting book would certainly take the edge off!)

  543. Oooooh, looks like a great new book — please sign me up for the drawing! Thanks so much.

  544. Oooooh, looks like a great new book — please sign me up for the drawing! Thanks so much.

  545. Love that cardigan so much!

  546. What a great book. I already know that I want to knit the wrap for myself and the sweater for my daughter!!!!

  547. What a great book. I already know that I want to knit the wrap for myself and the sweater for my daughter!!!!

  548. Oh, wow! I’d love to get my hands on that book. That wrap has my name on it!!!! Thanks

  549. Oh, that is a book I definitely want. And Gale’s photos do have a way of making everything look stunning!

  550. Oh, that is a book I definitely want. And Gale’s photos do have a way of making everything look stunning!

  551. Count me in, too! The projects you show look great and I’m all about reducing the number of patterns I have for a few simple ones that could be changed here and there to make them unique and interesting.

  552. What a lovely book.

  553. The scarf is a knockout! I need it. Thanks for all you do!

  554. That looks like a great book and I would love to have one!

  555. Do I want a copy of this new book? Darn tootin’!

  556. Sounds like a book I really could use :)

  557. Sounds like a book I really could use :)

  558. I love having some go-tos!

  559. Fabulous! Can’t wait to use up my stash on exciting new knits!

  560. Fabulous! Can’t wait to use up my stash on exciting new knits!

  561. I would love this wonderful book!

  562. I would love this wonderful book!

  563. Please add me to the list of the 500+ who are interested in the book! Thanks for another great give away opportunity.

  564. Well, I have already bought the book, because of That Stole, and showed it around my LYS. At least two more people are going to make That Stole and have ordered the book, and all the appropriate yarn is *gone*. So I don’t want to win, but I couldn’t help commenting — it is a perfectly lovely book.

  565. If you think this is a useful book, then, clearly, I need to win/buy it. Thanks!

  566. Ooh! Love this!

  567. I love the idea of this book!

  568. super! this is really a special collection.

  569. Pick me! I want that book~

  570. I love the Yarnery! They’ve never sang for me but they are so very helpful!

  571. Lovely patterns. Very timely.

  572. You haven’t lost your wit or your knitting taste! These are wonderful patterns. Pick me, pick me!

  573. What a wonderful book! Wish I could be a lucky knitter!!

  574. i cannot knit anymore because i can’t reach my old ufo’s behind the pile of new ufo’s, but clearly i need this book.

  575. What a beautiful, knitterly distraction from the general din of a Saturday morning. Thank you for this post and for sharing this book.

  576. I want to knit that scarf too.

  577. Lovely book. Thank you for the giveaway, and welcome back!

  578. Must. Knit. That. Scarf.

  579. Wow, what a gorgeous looking book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  580. This book looks wonderful. I am a sucker for knitting books, could look through them all day

  581. If I don’t win I will have to get over the Yarnery and buy a book. Love that store!

  582. If I don’t win I will have to get over the Yarnery and buy a book. Love that store!

  583. I would love to win this book!!

  584. This has some amazing patterns! Thanks for the chance to win.

  585. I want this book!

  586. That sounds neat, and so useful!

  587. This looks great. I’d really like it, please???

  588. Love the book review-Thanks for sharing.

  589. I actually yelled out loud: “That’s my sweater!” I’ve been looking for a pattern to replace a daily-wear I’ve had for years (and that’s on its last legs) and this book has it. It’d be lovely to have – both book and sweater.

  590. So far so good, the weekend is great! I hope yours is good too.

  591. I, too, love the colorful wrap. It looks like a winter-full of knitting to me. Thanks for the chance.

  592. Looks like a good book to have…count me in!!

  593. It looks like a truly useful book indeed. I would love to have it.

  594. I love the cardi. It is what I have been looking for. THanks for the chance to win

  595. Please, please, please. Almost finished with a courthouse steps blanket for a very.tall.kid. and could use a fresh breath of knitting air!

  596. Hey Kay! Did you see the Color Affection shawl on Stephanie the Harlots blog? Garter stitch lovely. The book looks like a go-to and dead useful (thought I’d use a brit phrase in hono(u)r of your recent trip

  597. thanks for the chance to win!

  598. thanks for the chance to win!

  599. Looks fantastic! I’m very curious about the giant triangle blanket.

  600. I would love a chance to enter for this wonderful book!!
    Thank you :)

  601. What a lovely book!

  602. This looks like a great book full of classic patterns that are timeless. Please enter me in your drawing

  603. This looks like a great book full of classic patterns that are timeless. Please enter me in your drawing

  604. That’s a wrap!!! Love the knits and the photography.

  605. This looks fantastic!

  606. that cardigan looks great!

  607. I would love the book.

  608. I love The Yarnery. Love, love, love it.
    SO…it goes without saying that I would love to win the book, right?

  609. Hello! I’ve been enjoying the blog for years now, but have never commented. Seeing ideas from the new book & reading your comments…I couldn’t keep silent any longer. Yes, please! I’d love a copy!

  610. This looks like my kind of book. Thanks for sharing!

  611. Me! Me! I live in Grover’s Corners and it’s always cold in New Hampshire.

  612. Looks like a beautiful book – I want one!

  613. What did we do before blogs? I have so many more knitting books and patterns just from reading blogs. Thats a good thing as far as I am concerned.
    Thanks for the heads up on this one!

  614. What did we do before blogs? I have so many more knitting books and patterns just from reading blogs. Thats a good thing as far as I am concerned.
    Thanks for the heads up on this one!

  615. One can never have too many knitting books.

  616. Sure looks like a winner to me! I’ll have to track this down (unless I win it, of course!).

  617. Love the striped wrap, this book is definitely on my list!

  618. I *LOVE* the look of those patterns! I want to make the scarf/neck rug, the cardigan, the men’s sweater and probably anything else in the book.
    Miriam E.

  619. ooooooh that cardi! but shorter :^)

  620. love the color play and mr rogers-like sweater

  621. I have visited their yarn shop and it is amazing! I love the classic look of this book.

  622. Maybe my birthday mojo will help win me a new knitting book. If not, I will enjoy knowing there will be another new post!

  623. Oh, I would so love to win! I’ve seen this book bopping around on a few blogs, and it looks wonderful!
    My email address is nicole at knitnicoleknit dot com
    -Nicole
    Knit, Nicole, Knit!

  624. Oh, I would so love to win! I’ve seen this book bopping around on a few blogs, and it looks wonderful!
    My email address is nicole at knitnicoleknit dot com
    -Nicole
    Knit, Nicole, Knit!

  625. Oh, I would so love to win! I’ve seen this book bopping around on a few blogs, and it looks wonderful!
    My email address is nicole at knitnicoleknit dot com
    -Nicole
    Knit, Nicole, Knit!

  626. Looks like a book that I’d love to have in my collection. That first scarf is yummy!

  627. Looks like a book that I’d love to have in my collection. That first scarf is yummy!

  628. Classic patterns — sign me up! :)

  629. Classic patterns — sign me up! :)

  630. I’m in! Love the look of the projects, and glad to hear from you.

  631. *jumping up & down, waving* Ooh ooh, pick me! Pick me!

  632. I would love to win the book. Classic!

  633. put my name in the hat please!

  634. What marvellous patterns! Hoping to win this one.

  635. I’d love to win – these patterns are amazing!

  636. this sounds like it’s right up my alley! Please add me to the list!

  637. That’s just where I am in my knitting life.

  638. The first time I saw the book with this shawl (in a bookstore? can’t remember)I thought this could be my Beekeeper’s Quilt, stripe after stripe only with even more simplicity in construction for my tired old eyes and a sophisticated product at the end. Please, please, please random generator…I really could see it in different shades of purple and silver. I just don’t know how wide to make those sophisticated stripes without the pattern.

  639. I have 4 y.o. twins–everything we do is in baby steps…except when they are leaping ahead of me! You are going in the right direction and the pace that is best for you. Congrats! Would love to win this book–I love love love that colorful scarf. You can wrap your whole family in it!

  640. Lovely book, lots of inspiration. Hoping and wishing!

  641. Lovely book, lots of inspiration. Wishing and hoping!

  642. Yes, please.

  643. This book looks fantastic — I’m a former Minnesotan and Yarnery fan and would love to win (crossing my fingers!) thanks for the opportunity!

  644. Can’t wait to check this book! I love the it all

  645. I’ve had a totally craptastic day. Just entering the give away with no expectations of winning is starting me on the “feel better” path.
    And while I’m not absolutely positive about your choice number 1 I completely agree with choice 2. Great, classic sweater.

  646. Me, me, ME! Please.

  647. 8 eighteen gallon bins of yarn. Always spinning more. In fact 24 oz of lovely handspun is waiting to have the twist set. Could I use this book? You betcha.
    And welcome back Kay. You’ve been very quiet as of late.

  648. It’s been a while since I saw a book that appealed to me so…

  649. I’m with you on the cardigan. A simple one is always needed.

  650. This looks like a fabulous book!

  651. The book looks amazing!

  652. Love the sweater-one I would definitely make.

  653. Lovely book! I’d love to help figure out the (seamless) blanket construction!

  654. Thanks for bringing this book to light (and offering to give 2 copies away !). I’m going to see if my local library has this book.

  655. Agreed. The shawl and woman’s cardigan are both gorgeous.

  656. I love that cardi too. Absolutely perfect. Thanks for bringing this book to our collective attention!

  657. I grew up in St. Paul. I love to knit. this looks like an absolutely wonderful book! Pick me, please!
    Joanne

  658. I grew up in St. Paul. I love to knit. this looks like an absolutely wonderful book! Pick me, please!
    Joanne

  659. The book looks interesting and useful!

  660. Add me to the queue to win this book. It looks great.

  661. Me Want Too.

  662. I like the scarf!

  663. Yes please! Every knitter needs a “useful” knitting book!!

  664. Looks like a wonderful book. What a great idea.

  665. Kay – what a lovely way to get back into blogging – sharing knitterly goodness with your readers! Having go to patterns together is one book is genious! Thank you and i hope this works for you.

  666. Kay – what a lovely way to get back into blogging – sharing knitterly goodness with your readers! Having go to patterns together is one book is genious! Thank you and i hope this works for you.

  667. Mmmm…I like the Eileen Fisheresque cardigan. Can’t wait to get a look at the whole book.

  668. This book looks beautiful. Thanks for the contest!

  669. Oh!! A useful book – I’m all about that! Love the first image – shawl/scarf/wrap thingie.

  670. Oh!! A useful book – I’m all about that! Love the first image – shawl/scarf/wrap thingie.

  671. Oh!! A useful book – I’m all about that! Love the first image – shawl/scarf/wrap thingie.

  672. Love me a classic cardigan. Throw in different yarn options? I’m yours.

  673. That book looks awesome.

  674. Me gusta esta libro. Does Olive? Missed U.
    LoveDiane

  675. Loving the wrap! Great book.

  676. I am so, so sorry about the intervention. And I’d love a copy of the book, I totally need to knit that fab scarf/ wrap!!!

  677. I am so, so sorry about the intervention. And I’d love a copy of the book, I totally need to knit that fab scarf/ wrap!!!

  678. So happy you are back!!! Enjoyed hearing about your adventures on Twitter but here’s to more from you both in blogville. You have been missed!

  679. Even if I don’t win (and I almost never win), how can one purchase this book? There seem to be lots of great ideas (knitters are the cleverest people I know).

  680. It’s the cardigan that calls to me.

  681. Thanks for the great giveaway! Just looking at the cover shows lots of knitterly goodness yet to be inside!

  682. Yummy. We like stylish and non-trendy down here near West End, too!

  683. Welcome Back!
    The book looks lovely. I love a good cardigan.

  684. Thank you for posting – I miss it when you are absent. Oh and of course I want the book!

  685. Looks like a great book.

  686. Looks like a great book! Pick me!

  687. Throwing my name in the pot, looks like a great book!

  688. Looks like a goodie! Perfect zip cardi for the husband, etc….I’d use this one for sure. Fingers crossed! Thanks for the opportunity and, as always, the great blog.

  689. Pick me! Pick me!

  690. Looks like a lovely book. I’m glad to hear they give methods for using different yarns for each project. One of my biggest peeves is when a designer merely says “three balls of xyz yarn” and doesn’t specify a yardage or a weight, so conversions are nearly impossible. (this is especially annoying on a paid pattern that doesn’t specify before purchase–I don’t want to pay to download something if I can’t cast on NOW NOW NOW. But maybe I’m impatient ;) )

  691. Yikes – just saw this because I spent the day at a beer festival selling water (and quite busy). Usually go and knit while listening to the music. Would like this book for my LYS owner who just finished a 4 block YARN BOMB with grest success.

  692. Yikes – just saw this because I spent the day at a beer festival selling water (and quite busy). Usually go and knit while listening to the music. Would like this book for my LYS owner who just finished a 4 block YARN BOMB with great success.

  693. Yes, yes, baby steps.

  694. One can never have too many knitting books!!!

  695. I have surely missed seeing both of you post.

  696. The book looks interesting, and we’re unpacking from renovating soon, so I need more books!

  697. Here is my comment because those are lovely patterns and I would like to have the book :-)
    {does it go without saying that I love your blog? well, in case it doesn’t, I’m saying it!}
    XXX

  698. Wow, love the book. Love reading your blog!

  699. I don’t even know what time it is in New York right now, I just wanted to comment that I’m intrigued by that book.

  700. Welcome back, dear.
    Totally with you on the f.f.f.draping sweater look – stick a fork in that one, furreal!

  701. I would love to have that book!!

  702. A new library staple I’m sure.

  703. help… am trapped under my stash!

  704. Book looks great!

  705. Looks good! I hadn’t seen this book before. Thanks for the intro and the giveaway. :)

  706. Looks good! I hadn’t seen this book before. Thanks for the intro and the giveaway. :)

  707. I hadn’t seen this book… looks like a good one!

  708. I hadn’t seen this book… looks like a good one!

  709. This book looks awesome…especially since I don’t know what to knit lately.

  710. Oh yummy! That cardi is delightful! Please include me in the drawing!!
    (((hugs)))

  711. What a gorgeous book! While I’m taken with trendy and inventive knitting patterns, I always want simple classics for my wardrobe. This book will have a place in my library, no matter how it gets there!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  712. That looks like a great book – so often, I just want to use some lovely yarn and don’t want fancy detailing cluttering it up… I’d love to win one, and thanks for the giveaway!

  713. Oh great random generator…me,me! Knits that make sense!

  714. Oooohhhh, would love this one. Thank you for the opportunity.

  715. Oooohhhh, would love this one. Thank you for the opportunity.

  716. Oooohhhh, would love this one. Thank you for the opportunity.

  717. Glad you’re back. And happy to take an extra book off your hands.

  718. I would love to win a copy of this book!! What a great preview!!

  719. I want to win!

  720. I’d love this book! Gorgeous striped wrap has my name on it, too. Thanks, Kay.

  721. Pick me! Pick me! I think I would love this book! And welcome back, we’ve missed you!
    Debbie

  722. This isn’t an entry for the (absolutely beautiful!) book, I just wanted to say to both you and Ann that I’m sorry that life has been so overwhelming lately. I think of the times that you have made me laugh–and occasionally cry–and I wish there was a way I could give you both something back. I wish you and your families peace and health and as much happiness as can possibly come your ways.

  723. I understand the overwhelming. That’s why I always look to see what you’re knitting.

  724. What a lovely book! Count me in!

  725. What a lovely book! Count me in!

  726. Yes, I remember the Yarnary in St. Paul. I was there to hear you speak. My favorite yarn shop, for sure. I’d love to have this book. Thanks!!

  727. Here’s hoping…

  728. pick me! pick me!

  729. Please please please I must have this book!
    Thanks
    Michele

  730. there’s always hope.

  731. Looks like a great book! I’m so glad you are getting back into the knitblogging saddle.

  732. Looks like a nice book, I’d love to have!!

  733. Love that cardigan! I would love to knit that.:)

  734. Love that cardigan! I would love to knit that.:)

  735. Yes, I want this book, but also I’m really glad to see you back! it had gotten to the point that I was checking your tweets to make sure you hadn’t died! Not that I’m in a position to point any fingers or anything. stay healthy, ladies!

  736. Glad to see you are back

  737. Glad to see you are back

  738. Any book that has one, much less three, items that I would like to knit is a vast improvement over many of the books in my library! Count me in.

  739. Mmmmmmm! The scarf’s for me! I’m sure it will make me look every bit as cool and elegant as the model in the photo…….. :-)

  740. this looks like a very useful book! Hope I win I sure could use it. thanks. Paula

  741. *love* that striped shawl, but not sure I have the patience for all that stockinette. If you go on a binge like the Honey Cowl, let me know…

  742. throw my name in the hat!! Love the stripped scarf! sure to be a classic.

  743. This looks like a great book.

  744. This looks like a great book.

  745. I don’t have a URL, but I’m entering anyway!

  746. Welcome back to the blog! You have been missed.

  747. O.M.G.!! i think i might be in love!! I would love to win this book.
    thanks for the chance to win one!!

  748. O.M.G.!! i think i might be in love!! I would love to win this book.
    thanks for the chance to win one!!

  749. It’s amazing how hard it is to find a good pattern for a simple cardigan. Glad to see you back!

  750. Thanks for the great giveaway! The cover looks like knitterly goodies could be inside!

  751. I look away for 2 days and look what I miss, well maybe almost miss. So glad to see you back, when I go too long without my shot of Kay and Ann, I go into withdrawal.

  752. baby steps…winning would be a good step.

  753. Lovely designs, really comfortable and classic, would love to own this, and the shawl is the first to start right away.

  754. Lovely designs, really comfortable and classic, would love to own this, and the shawl is the first to start right away.

  755. Lovely designs, really comfortable and classic, would love to own this, and the shawl is the first to start right away.

  756. Great recommendation!! Would love to get it!

  757. Thanks for sharing this book.

  758. What a great idea for a book. I have to have this for sure!

  759. HI Am I too late? Book looks great! Thanks for chance.
    Cheers
    Beverley

  760. YUMMY! Just finished some socks and baby goodies – ready for something exciting and new!

  761. An interesting looking book. Thanks for the chance to win. Looking forward to more blog posts.

  762. An interesting looking book. Thanks for the chance to win. Looking forward to more blog posts.

  763. The sweater is a great one! I don’t like things flapping in the front of me either.

  764. The sweater is a great one! I don’t like things flapping in the front of me either.

  765. what a great book! i could use some pretty basics…

  766. Aw darn ! I missed the giveaway !

  767. Good to have you back Kay! Thanks for the giveaway.

  768. The book looks wonderful! Thanks for having the giveaway.

  769. Looks like a great book. Thanks for sharing it!

  770. Me!

  771. Oh, please pick me! Pick me!

  772. Oh, please pick me! Pick me!

  773. Oh, the scarf the scarf! Thanks for the opportunity to win, and welcome back – we’ve missed you both.

  774. Welcome back from down here in NZ, where it’s getting chillier by the day (winter is coming….as they say in Game of Thrones). I’d love that book right now, as wintry weather approaches, and I’m in the doldrums with my knitting.

  775. What a great-looking book. Thanks for sharing.

  776. That does, indeed, look like a very useful book :) I would love to win it.

  777. Would love to knit all the patterns in this book

  778. Would love to knit all the patterns in this book

  779. Would love to knit all the patterns in this book

  780. of course I did not see this until after the weekend. But thanks a lot anyway for sending me to yet another favorite yarn shop and book to be completely overwhelmed by. I need to retire to knitting…work is getting in my way.I am making my sister take a road trip to ST Paul to see our cousin so we can go to this shop!

  781. Always happy to read your posts. Book is very enticing.

  782. Such lovely looking patterns!

  783. Looks like another book for my library!

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