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Giveaway: Log Cabin Kits!

By Ann Shayne
January 29, 2018

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  • I’m knitting at the Tower of London today in that kind of weak bluey sunshine that means the English spring is coming. Hurray!

  • I am happy because I am working on three projects for my knitting classes and I am caught up on my homework for all three of them. This means I can work on other things… like one of the 35 or so WIPs lounging around the house.

    • After a long weekend of ‘start gathering tax documents,’ I can get back to knitting again. Ahhhhhhh!!

      • Knit on, my sister… KNIT ON!!!!

  • YOU! MDK, you made me happy today. And the fact that I finally figured it out how to fill in-between the motifs of the dress I want to complete before Valentine’s Day. Its for my lovely daughter. This dress would just make her look lovelier.

  • I am smiling because I spent the weekend with my son and 3 1/2 year old grandson. We enjoyed a warm sunny day at the Metro Richmond zoo, where I was taken on a tour of favorite animals by the youngster. The rest of the weekend was spent being seriously silly!

  • OK, I’ve been Snippet-ized since you debuted the new blog. As to your other requirement, I think Instagram hates me. I can manage email accounts, Facebook, and Ravelry (and other Interweb thingies) without any trouble, but keep getting the error message at the ig sign in prompt. Not really your problem, but does *trying* to sign up for Instagram count for anything?

    • Agreed. I have enough social media already. A BIG NO to Instagram!

  • I’m knitting Millefiori Vest for my sister

    • OOOH, squishy, yarny goodness! 🙂

  • Working on my first top down sweatersince the great Stopover knitalong. The Malabrigo Rios goes very well with daughters favorite jacket so I suspect it will be gifted to her. Next project will be a baby blanket for a dear friend’s first grandchild and it will be a log cabin style.

  • THIS is making me happy today! It’s raining, it’s cold, snow may be on the way… great knitting weather. Hope I win! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  • Thinking about knitting. Reading about knitting. Looking at knitting. And a cup of coffee.

  • Thx for the giveaway! This morning I’m happy because of: beautiful yarn, log cabin-ing, and my new puppy Phoebe!

    • New puppy and beautiful yarn for the win! I would love to see a picture of the yarn and of Phoebe…

  • Colorwork in the Florida Keys!

  • I am happy because after being on a knitting break for five years I am now back in full swing. Hats, dishcloths, and socks… so far.

    • That’s great news! You go girl!

    • Welcome back to the fold, my knitting sister! Cast on and knit with joy!

  • Finding out that you are holding a giveaway makes me happy on this cold Monday morning! So happy to be knitting and living seeing all of the logalong projects on MDK and Instagram.

  • I’m happy because instead of complaining about winter, we’re 1. Doing the annual winter carnival in St. Paul with an ice palace, and 2. Hosting a small, little-known sporting event called the SuperBowl in Minneapolis.

    Wear warm Knits, visitors!

    • Dear Minneapolis – I beg you to forgive all the Eagles fans who may behave badly. I hail from Philly, but I just want the boys to play to their potential and for the world to ignore the bad behavior of the “fans.” I will be dying my hair green in solidarity for the boys, and knitting on my green shawl… but I won’t condone bad behavior. I just can’t help that our fans forget allllllll of their manner afield.

  • I am happy that I finally decided on what hand knitted gift to make for my BFF’s birthday…and equally happy to know that she will not mind receiving it after her birthday (in two days time!).

  • Knitting makes me happy! Winning one of these kits would make me really happy!

  • MDK giveaways make me happy. But I never win.

  • I am about to start planning a single color log cabin blanket. Inspired by the design for the Summerfield shawl. Knitted in Fyberspates Vivacious DK because I made Little Tern and loved the yarn so much. Wish me luck!

  • Happy to have this knitting community in my mailbox every morning! All that color and enthusiasm! And just as a by-the-way, I’m fascinated by how the colors in the Nine Patch Kit look different as skeins than they do in the blanket, where they of course abut all the others in many combinations. They work so well together. My Albers Cowl was a mini-course in how colors affect adjacent shades, not always as anticipated.
    What joy there is in this passion of ours! ( Passion, or obsession: the other night I dreamed I was in a yarn shop selecting shades to go together for a project with a very helpful salesperson. Really.)

  • Happy for Monday, happy to be a knitter, happy to watch block 3 of my new log cabin (after finishing my crocheted one). And happy to have this community as my knitting friends!

  • Barbecue jackfruit sloppy joes and fries last night made me happy! Also 3 yards of fleece for a new dress and almost being finished with my Corner Office Vest!

  • Just finished a knit for friends birthday. So I get to start something new!!!!!!!!

  • The opportunity to win one of these kits is making me happy, plus the fact I won’t need to wear my boots today. No snow in the immediate forecast (we won’t discuss later in the week).

  • I’m happy because I have been retired for three years and I still pinch myself every Monday morning because I don’t have to pull on tights and battle traffic and listen to presentations. No I can knit!

    • Not retired, but I share your joy in being able to roll over and either go back to sleep on a Monday morning, or go make a pot of yummy coffee and decide what project to knit on instead.

  • I am reading your blog in bed, with a cat under the duvet on my feet, and a mug of very fine coffee to hand. A lovely start to the day.

  • On a grey January morning, opening your emai bursting with passion for knitting and the generosity to inspire, teach encourage others to share your excitement makes me happy. (And excited and inspired!). Thank you!!

  • I’m happy and thankful for a new day. Yes, it’s Monday, cold, raining, and I have to leave for work soon, but I’m thankful I have a new day ahead of me.

  • I am happy because my friend is home from her 10 day vacation and I am finished barn and house sitting for them! 34 horses, 5 dogs, 3 barn cats, 2 goats, 1 bunny and 1 bird. Wish I could nap and knit all day, but headed to work!

  • THIS is making me happy! And so is the magical fresh snow we are getting this morning. Great knitting weather 🙂

  • I’m happy because I’m almost finished my second sleeve and then I can start something new!

  • I’m happy because my black and white Birkin-in-progress is by my side. Although I miss him terribly, today is my dad’s birthday and I’m happy I had him in my life for as long as I did. He’s a huge part of who I am today.
    Happy for MDK for starting every day off right!

  • I’m happy this morning because I got to share an unplanned cup of coffe with a friend after our morning walk was ended by a deluge! Oh and I’m also happy cuz my Summer Fairy is back on track after frogging it back 1.5”.

  • Looking forward to a day of knitting on my ninilchik swoncho. Knitting makes me happy!

  • I’m happy because I didn’t know that MDK has its own instagram account separate from Ann and Kay (whom I already follow). Even more yarn-y goodness to follow!

  • My fingers are crossed! I made a “log cabin” hat and it was so fun!!! I want to keep going.

  • your giveaway is making me happy on this dreary Monday morning in New York. Even though I don’t do instagram, I do read snippets every Saturday 🙂

  • Tricky….what is making me happy this cold, gray Monday morning before work? Hmmm. This giveaway, snippets of the Grammy awards (especially the bit about the Fire and Fury audiobook–LOL), thinking about all the glorious knitting and quilting I did over the weekend. Happy Monday to you!

  • My day is only just beginning, but I am happy: enjoying early morning tea with a purring cat on my lap. I am working on a shawl when kitty lets me stop scratching her head!

  • Oooo!!! Winning one of these would DEFINITELY make me happy!!

  • I’m happy because I have a cardigan blocking…and then I can knit the neck and button band. And I also am blocking a just finished pair of socks. And I’m slightly panicking because there is nothing on the needles! (Yet) Lovely giveaway❤️

  • I am happy to be packing for a long weekend in Florida. Warm(er) weather, here I come!

  • Making me happy today: strong black tea.

  • I am lying in bed knowing I have today, a Monday off! What should I knit?

    • Anything that calls your name! Have a great day off.

  • I woke up. I’m happy.

  • What makes me happy today is a nice, early delivery of a chest freezer this morning!

  • It may be 10˚F here, but the sky is clear and the sun will shine. Sunshine always makes me happy (especially in January!)

  • Coffee and blogs are making me happy this Monday morning.

  • I, too, really enjoy MDK! It’s a joy to recieve the daily knitting articles, since coming back to knitting many years later. Any advice for an older knitter with stiff fingers (arthritis) and hands?

  • MDK in my inbox makes me happy every morning as I enjoy my first coffee of the day!
    You two are the best!

  • MDK thank you so much for a wonderful giveaway!! Best of luck to everyone.

  • You guys always make me happy. You’re smart, witty, silly, serious, and I always appreciate your blog posts.

  • That’s some gorgeous yarny goodness there! I’m hoping to get my grubby little paws on one of those packs.

  • inspired.

  • I’m happy to feel so well after my surgery.

  • Happy that Amazon is delivering my copy of AlterKnits today. Franklin’s review pushed me over the edge.

  • MDK makes me happy – I am also thrilled to be wearing a completed project – the Augusta cardigan! Whoo hooo!!

  • I enjoy very much following along, but today not to happy as I have a sore hand too much knitting while watching soccer so the next few day are rest days I guess. Presently knitting the Citron Shawl and Hikari Kagerou vest for me, yea, after a lot of Christmas knitting.

  • I wanna knit a blanket but I have previously struggled with commitment issues 🙁

    • Maybe a smaller lap blanket? Baby blanket?

  • The sun is shining (means it is cold in MN) and I have plenty of time to knit.

  • I’m happy because I’m working on my first log cabin style blanket using the Moderne Baby Blanket pattern (in MDK’s The Curious Knitters’ Guide) as a jumping off point. Not gonna be a baby blanket….using stash yarn….alpaca….so soft and squishy….it’s all good.

  • Those colors for the Sommerfield shawl are sure happy!

  • I’m happy because I’m on the last section of my Sommerfeld shawl and I’m doing that thing where I start planning color scheme “if” I knit another one!

  • Paul’s smiling face…

  • I’m feeling pretty happy about completing my first ever hat yesterday. It even looks like a hat!

  • I’m happy today because yesterday I finally moved back home after open heart surgery and recuperation at my son’s house.I’m behind with knitting and reading but I’m alive. and look forward to picking up rojects and books….so many projects and books…so little time.

  • Love the colors of the ‘lofty’. Currently knitting socks. They’re so fun and quick.

  • I’m happy because my kids are hopefully over their cold and went to school today

  • I am happy to be awake with my coffee!

  • What’s making me happy today? . . . My nice, cold (reusable) bottle of water. We are in the middle of a hot, very dry Santa Ana wind event and I’ve just finished walking the dog. The water tastes better than anything else I can imagine at this moment.

    Oh, and I’m 1/2 inch away from finishing a sock. 😉

  • I’m making progress on matching some unmatchable yarn for a shawl, and I got to take my husband his forgotten wallet this morning on my way to work and sneak some extra kisses.

  • I’m happy to read this following a walk in the woods with my dog, Quail. I need a project for my New Zealand flight. (Hoping to find some possum fiber)

  • Sitting on my verandah in the Asturian sunshine looking at the snow covered mountains. ALL my washing dried and put away (smelling of sunshine) sounds of husband cooking tea…..sock on the needles, glass of wine in hand. Perfect!

  • I’m happy to be entered into your give-away – and that I can smile on a Monday! 🙂

  • We had a 16th birthday dinner with our youngest granddaughter last night. She was excited by our gift of yarn for an arm knitting project. She is fascinated by knitting odd projects.

  • Making me happy: got two Kitty Pi felted beds done and felted and off my WIP list. Have TWO log cabin blankets that I’ve just entered in Ravellenic Games 2018 WIP event, finishing another Pretty Kitty Bed that I’ve been ignoring. Getting my projects done, clearing out the stash! Stickknits on Ravelry

  • I’m happy because I’ll have friends coming over to watch the SuperBowl so I get to daydream all week about what kind of snacks and sweets I’ll make for the viewing party. 🙂

  • Happy to receive instagram and snippets posts. Thankful for the wonderful community of knitters both here on mdk and my local groups who provide help, inspiration and scintillating conversation. Happy to be progressing on my new goal of finishing projects! And looking forward to learning new skills—log cabin and sequence knitting plus stepping into new color schemes.

  • Happy that the snow is falling again. It looks like a snow globe outside my office window.

  • Spending time today knitting with my aunt makes me happy!

  • We are headed for sunshine……………sometime soonish!

  • Happy for the blueberry muffin I just ate, and for the dog walk I’ll em’bark’ on in a couple hours. Thanks for the log cabin opportunity!

  • I am making homemade bread in between my spurts of cleaning and knitting, while a gentle snow falls outside. The smell combined with the warmth in contrast to the view outside my windows, all makes me so happy!

  • I’m happy because my daughter asked me to knit her a Swiffer cover from your book! She is very environmentally astute and also likes handknit household items. I’m so proud.

  • Happy for another sunny day in San Diego

  • My college roommate is arriving tomorrow for a 4 day visit!

  • I’m already a follower and a subscriber, so I’m thrilled that I get included automatically – how lovely is that. And as for happiness – snow is in the forecast, and with 2 high school cross-country skiers in the house, that is cause for celebration (apologies to those who don’t love it)

  • Loving the shawl! Loving MDK.

  • I’m happy because it’s my birthday today 🙂

  • OK, i’m following – was already addicted to snippets – so bring it on! I am SO log cabin obsessed right now I could use another cabin-esque project.

  • I keep thinking about making a log cabin blanket – I am so inspired by the fabulous items posted on instagram!!!

  • I keep looking at the Log Cabin Field Guide (yes I bought a copy), but I’m up to my elbows in Carbeth (thanks to MDK)…. it just goes on like this … so many knitting projects- so little time!

  • I Snippet! I follow on Instagram! I am happy that I come here every day and find a great new column or story, technique or pattern or ….all of it.

    • Since I left this entry, I’ve changed my user name…just want to be sure you can find me in the zillion-to-one chance ! win!

  • MDK’s constant generosity makes me happy. Also, Ipulled my Moderne Baby Blanket out of short term storage yesterday and started knitting it again. That made me very happy. http://ravel.me/JaneSezKnit/mbb.

  • The colors in the Sommerfeld shawl kit are making me extraordinarily happy!

  • Oh, too bad. I don’t use Instagram. Thanks anyway. ☺

  • Being off work today makes me happy. Don’t have to drive in the snow.

  • I am happy today because my husband shoveled the driveway while I was at work.

  • People came over and knit with me on Saturday. That’s what’s making me happy this week.

  • I am happy not to be on Instagram.

  • Yarn and knitting have been making me happy for 50 years

  • Looks like so much fun!!!

  • I’ve been hearing birdsong for 3 days now. It may just be a January thaw, but it sounds like Spring.

  • Would Love to win …..here’s hoping 🙂

  • Recovering from total knee surgery 7 days ago. Oh happy day! The pain meds don’t affect my ability to knit!

  • I am hurrying to finish a lapghan so that I can participate in the Logalong. So many ideas!

  • You ladies, your colleagues, and the MDK world have improved my Twitter, Instagram, and world immeasurably. Why after browsing the shop, I’ve already forgotten about the last teeth-gnashing story out of our nation’s capitol. xo

  • Yay, I’m already in!
    What’s making me happy today: having had time to read.

  • I’m home alone, knitting in my PJs. And the project is for me 🙂

  • I am all in on this one! Thanks!

  • How exciting! I’ve adored MDK ever since knitting up my Swiftie/Dog coat!

  • I love to knit and need a project.

  • Coming home from work to my four-month-old daughter’s big gummy smiles and gurgles made my day!

  • If only the kits came with elves….who know how to knit.
    MDK postings and the community of responses always make me happy–and sometimes smarter. Finally got to read the Worsted/Woolen post which was wonderful.

  • I’m happy because my darling daughter got me all 5 field guides for Christmas. Lucky me. Finishing up previous sweater commitments, but can’t wait to jump into a Log Cabin project.

  • can’t believe I didn’t sign up for your daily newsletters before this-love doing the logalong
    listening to your podcast suggestions!

  • Done! I am in the final stages of a big striped blanket that weighs about a thousand pounds, would love, love, love to make a log cabin blanket!

  • Just picked up my crocheting again. Made doilies for daughters wedding and now working on circular baby blankets

  • I am happy to see some sunshine today . A flock of robins in the yard makes me hopeful that spring is not too far away.

  • For the first time in 15 years I have a new car!

  • I’m happy because I’m wearing my oh so cozy cardigan knit from Rowan yarns’ Summer Tweed. Perfect weight for a chilly office.

  • I have an Easel Pullover in the works, and just cast on a beautiful cardigan in Quince & Co. Owl. Two new sweaters soon….so happy!

  • Looking at all the yarn craft projects people are working on.

  • Please randomly choose me! I’m a recent empty nester with plenty of time on my hands.

  • I’m happy because my husband gifted me with a new Patagonia sweater “just because” and because I’m nearly finished with my So Faded sweater that has been a WIP since last October.

  • Was able to knit on my most recent shawl today 🙂

  • Being off work and spending time with my son!

  • No instagram for me, but i love your weekly newsletter.

    Working on a new pair of plain merino wool socks for me, in a variegated denim colour. Gave some beautiful silk to a friend to wind into balls for me, and I’m looking forward to making a lovely shawl out of it.

  • Seeing this offering is making me happy!

  • Snap peas are making me happy today.

  • Knitting a color block throw for my mom’s 91st birthday (Feb. 9) on the couch feeling nice and warm under my Mitered Squares Blanket, thinking about warping my new little flip loom and all the cool fiber I’m going to see (and who knows, buy) in March when I visit Tasmania. That’s making me happy today.

  • I’m happy today because I just started a teach kids to knit and crochet class and they all love it.

  • MDK in my inbox makes me happy. Oh, and my eldest finished her exams yesterday… The tension is gone except for in knitting, hurrah!

  • Following the # on instagram makes me so happy! Everyone’s projects are to die for!

  • I am completely overjoyed that January is over!!!!!!

  • I am happy working on a beehive blanket for a much wanted new baby

  • Reading MDK letters and articles make me happy as I sit in my chair drinking my coffee with my two pups at my feet.

  • I get snippets but forgot about Instagram! It’s the only social media I do! I then went down the rabbit hole of following about a million other knitters and makers. I’m a newbie but I soooooo want to knit like you guys do. Just reading this list of what everyone is happy about makes me happy.

  • Love my Snippets every Saturday!

  • Oh guys, how I’m missing my mock strip weave blanket! But I’m powering to two refashion projects of sweaters into cardigans and one cardigan from scratch in two weeks for my mom. She turns 90 and she needs cardigans because she can’t put on her sweaters no more.

  • I made log cabin quilts. I’d like to try knitting one with your beautiful colors.

  • I’ve been neglecting my knitting lately. Have to get back to it soon

  • I’ve spent the last couple evenings getting sauerkraut and sauerruben started, and while the crocks do their fermenting, now I can get back to knitting – a Pelerine, designed by Elizabeth (Zimmermann). Glad to be automatically entered in the drawing!

  • I am happy because I finally have a day off and can enjoy my day!

  • I bought the log cabin book i have the code on back inside cover to get a pattern but don’t know how to do it …I want to make your garter blocks blanket but need a pattern
    Please help
    Beth magnon