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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Some time ago, I made this:
Unfortunately, I didn't like the way it fit, so I gifted it to my sister. I had every intention of making it again in order to fit me. However, two years later have never done so. Well, this past weekend while in my cleaning frenzy, I came across the yarn. And thought since I probably will never get around to making another one, maybe one of you would like to make it. I have enough yarn for a medium. Of course, you will need the book, so I will include that also.
If you would like a chance to win this, please comment here by midnight, Friday the 18th.

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230 comments

  1. Yah! I love the sweater and would be ever so pleased to receive such a giveaway and the size Medium would be perfect! I'll keep fingers crossed!

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  2. what a generous offer. you did a beautiful job; that is one lucky sister!

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway, that's sweet! I'd love to make that sweater for MY sister. Fingers crossed & thanks again!

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  4. I sure like it, I'm all signed up for the giveaway :)

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  5. Anonymous9/16/2009

    Oooh, pick me! :)

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  6. what a great give away! thanks for being so generous. Happy knitting!

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  7. OH! I've been admiring that book for the past year now, but don't know what's stopping me from getting it..I guess I'm intimidated at trying to knit something from there with my novice knitting skills. Thanks for offering this book for the giveaway! I'd LOVE to make that and half of the projects in that book. I find a lot of patterns aren't "trendy" enough to wear personally, so this book would be perfect!

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you pick me! Thanks again!

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  8. Would love to knit this sweater!

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  9. I love a good giveaway!

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  10. Wow! Thanks for the chance! Would love to step out and do some "real" knitting. Also working on getting some weight that has creeped on over the past few years off. This just would be just the thing to help both get done! Thanks!!!

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  11. What a lovely sweater and medium would fit me (or my good friend) nicely. Pick me?

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  12. Anonymous9/16/2009

    I have a daughter that would be thrilled!

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  13. Now that I am officially on the sweater bandwagon I'd love it! How kind!

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  14. I owe my sister a beautiful sweater at some point in her life, to make up for all the craft-disaster gifts I've inflicted on her over the years. This would be great!

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  15. marianne9/16/2009

    I can't resist a giveaway, especially not one that involves such a pretty sweater!

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  16. ooh, soooo pretty! Love the colors!

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  17. Wow! Such a generous giveaway. Knitters are such giving people. I would love to knit this for my daughter who will be studying in London next year.
    Thanks Leslie, for such a creative and inspiring blog!

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  18. Oh! WOW!!! I've been itching to buy this book!
    I hope I win it!! You are too kind!

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  19. Oooh, I would love to win! I never knit things for myself so this would be a perfect item for me! I hope I win!

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  20. Melissa Graham9/16/2009

    Oh fantastic!! I came across your blog (and a whole range of others in the knitting community) a few weeks ago - it's been great fun reading yours! I'm actually from Canada (Fraser Valley area in BC) - I'd love the chance to receive the supplies to make that sweater!!! I think it's so cool that you and others pack up parcels to one another full of fun - need to find someone to do that with, myself.

    Melissa

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  21. Anonymous9/16/2009

    Oh, beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. This is beautiful. I'd welcome the chance to win and knit the sweater.

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  23. I follow your blog, and would like a chance to win this great book and yarn for the sweater. Thanks for your generosity!

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  24. That's a great way to clean up and make new friends. Sign me up.

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  25. Anonymous9/16/2009

    What a wonderful offer, I too of course would love the chance at recieving this great giveaway. I owe my BFF a sweater, once baby #2 pops out.

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  26. What a wonderful giveaway. I would be thrilled to be the winner!! That book is on my Amazon wish list! THanks so much.

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  27. ME!! ME!! ME!! ME!! Pick me. LOL Thanks for the give away

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  28. Oh my goodness! I have always loved that sweater and would love to make it. Yours is lovely and I'm so sorry you didn't like the fit!

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  29. How exciting! I would love to receive that sweater, but I guess an opportunity to knit it is just as fun.

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  30. What a delightful and Kind prize ~ would love to enter ~ your knitting inspires me :) Thanks for the patterns you have :) Will be making lots of "those mitts" for Christmas gifts :)
    Have a happy day ,
    crystal

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  31. sherri9/16/2009

    My sister is turning fifty and I am gifting her 50 special gifts. Boy would she love the sweater. I would stay up every night to make it in time for her big day. Thank you for your inspiration. You are indeed my friend to knit with!!!

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  32. What an awesome and generous giveaway!!! Beautiful sweater!!!

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  33. Wow, I think the sweater is just beautiful! What a fantastic give away!!

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  34. That's such a pretty sweater! I can't imagine being able to create one, but maybe someone can help me make one for my mom! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. What a gorgeous sweater and generous Giveaway! I'll decline putting my name in the draw ~ I'm on a serious stash busting yarn diet ~ but wanted to comment how wonderful your generosity is. :)

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  36. I would love this! Thank you:-)

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  37. That sweater is gorgeous! Please enter me too for the giveaway.

    Thanks!

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  38. perfect fall/winter knitting! your photos and projects are always so inspiring :)

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  39. I too love the sweater and would be very happy to receive the gift. Thanks !

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  40. I would love to try to knit that- I'm so excited for fall knitting!

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  41. May as well end my Blog Stalkerdom with this very generous giveaway... would love to knit this beautiful sweater! =]

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  42. Angelia Batson9/16/2009

    I think my 13 year old would be cute in it. You did a beautiful job. She is a bigger girl so medium is just right!

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  43. my darling niece, six foot red head, who is in grad school would look so gorgeous in this. A very generous offer.

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  44. How sweet of you. I hope I win. Thanks!

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  45. What a great idea for de-stashing abandoned project ideas! I would love to take it on...if I'm the lucky recipient. :)

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  46. Cute! I can see that with my new boots..will def.send you a picture if you pick me!

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  47. Oh I love that sweater - and have been dying to get that book!
    Kris

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  48. I saw this and thought it'd be a great sweater for my mom since she likes patterns and these colors.

    Very generous giveaway!

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  49. What a great giveaway! Throw my name in the hat, please.

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  50. Ooh, I love it!

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  51. I love that sweater!

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  52. Wow! What a fantastic giveaway, you really are extremely generous.

    Thanks for the chance.

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  53. Wow, this is great! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

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  54. How sweet of you to have this as giveaway, would love to have this to knit for one of my 6 granddaughters, They love getting handknitted sweaters.

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  55. This would be a beautiful giveaway to win! My birthday is coming up, and if I was the lucky winner, it would rescue my husband from having to purchase a load of linen yarn for a project I had in mind... A very beautiful birthday knit for myself, how lovely! And, since you made it up so nicely, I'm surprised you're hosting the giveaway... thanks for the opportunity!

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  56. would love to own both the book and knit. hard to get the wool over here and love the twinkle patterns.

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  57. I'd love a gift from you!

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  58. That's a gorgeous pattern. I really love the combination of stitches to create texture variation that flows instead of clashing.

    I'd love to try my hand (needles?) at it.

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  59. What a wonderful giveaway!!!

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  60. Having declared the rest of this year (and 2010) the year for knitting for ME, I would LOVE to win this Leslie. It's so very generous of you
    (((hugs)))

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  61. How neat! I bet you get hundreds and hundreds of comments!!

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  62. That's lovely. I've long been a Twinkle fan.

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  63. i would love to win this pattern so that i can make it for my sister who loves hand made items.
    This is the cirst time i have ever did a giveaway so winning would be a delight!

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  64. That's a swell giveaway! Looks like a fun book!

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  65. Leslie, you sure put good karma out into the world.

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  66. ooohhh twinkle has some yummy knits in it, what a great giveaway!

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  67. I would love to make that. Since I don't have a sister it would have to be for ME!

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  69. Oooo... I've been tempted to pick up that book before. It has some great patterns in it! Thanks for the chance to win it. :)

    mindyvasil (at) gmail (dot) com

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  70. Pick me pick me! :)) Great give-away... thank you for the opportunity.

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  71. OOh, what a cool giveaway! Count me in!

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  72. Oh yes, I'd love it!

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  73. oh oh oh - I've been pining after that book for ages! And you did such a beautiful job with the sweater - I'd love to give it a go.

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  74. What a great giveaway! My fingers are crossed!

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  75. Oh! I would love to win the pattern and the book.

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  76. Yes, I would love to give the sweater a try. Looks perfect for Southern California.

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  77. That sweater is lovely! I would love to win this giveaway!

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  78. oh so generous!love!

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  79. Your sister is very lucky! Thanks for having the giveaway ;)

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  80. Nancy Mc9/16/2009

    Cute sweater, thanks for sharing. Please enter me in your giveaway.
    nancy_mc@live.com

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  81. yes, please, i'd love to be included. have wondered about that book. thanks L.

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  82. Lotta_sun@yahoo.com9/16/2009

    I would gladly knit your lovely sweater; even send it back to you ... Good karma never goes stale.

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  83. Oh My!!! What a stunning sweater. I am in the middle of knitting a capelet and a winter hat for myself, but I am desperately in need of a new project once they are finished.

    A book too?!?! Who could ask for anything more?

    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  84. has to be fun for you to bless another with such a lovely gift!

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  85. I've been dying to get that book! That sweater is so cute and I'm finally a size Medium again after spending the last 9 months losing 40 lbs! (Two back to back pregnancies caused to me to need 40 lbs to lose) Friday is my wedding anniversary with my husband, maybe it'll bring me luck :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  86. Thanks for being so generous!!

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  87. That is a pretty sweater!

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  88. Oh boy oh boy oh boy. Just love your blog and hoping to win.

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  89. not commenting to be entered in the contest - i have the book and love it - and have too much yarn of my own. just want to say that this knit is one of the first of yours that i saw and i was so impressed that you knit this.

    i'm also still glad to blog know you and continue to enjoy watching what you create even if i don't always comment.

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  90. Oh, love to have your gift, if overseas if ok. Thanks.

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  91. i would love to be in the draw...thanks

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  92. gorgeous sweater! it would be just the thing to be knitting next week when I move into my first house and have frazzled nerves!

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  93. I love your blog and all your delicious knitting (and cookies). Would love to receive this gift! Thanks.

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  94. That book looks lovely, ofcourse I'd like it =)

    By the way, love the idea about making weekly cookies =)

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  95. Wow, that is so generous Leslie. Not sure if it's open to people in Cornwall, England though? If so, could you put my name in too please x

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  96. What a great giveaway! Sweater is so cute!

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  97. generous giveaway. I hope I win...

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  98. Loveable :) If shipping abroud would be possible, I'm in...

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  99. Henrika J.9/17/2009

    Ooh, how much I'd love to receive a gift like that!!! I love Twinkle designs, although the books and yarn are a little 2 expensive for me! :( Whatever the outcome, thanks for the generous opportunity and the lovely blog! ;) Good luck!

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  100. Vanessa (Australia)9/17/2009

    The sweater is gorgeous! And how generous are you?!!

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  101. Got to love a contest! Thanks for having such a good one.

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  102. Helle Nielsen9/17/2009

    Love the sweater - and the book. So nice of you to share..

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  103. What a fabulous give away.

    Thanks for thinking of us.

    Mariah

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  104. That sweater is so pretty! It would be gorgeous on my 17 yr old!
    Count me in!

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  105. cool giveaway! would love it!

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  106. Oooh--love the sweater! Here's hoping I'm the lucky one this time!

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  107. Thank you for having such a nice giveaway. Please add my name into the drawing. You continue to inspire.

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  108. I'd love it - and cherish it - and wear it !!!!

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  109. I like your new banner picture. And thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. I love the colors.

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  111. Thanks for giving away such a great book and yarn. You have good taste in all your knits so I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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  112. A great and fun offer. I'll pass on the giveaway though - I'm not a chunky yarn knitter.

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  113. What a sweet thing to share....sign me up ;)

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  114. How very generous of you, Leslie! It is gorgeous! And I so need to work on becoming a better knitter...this book looks like it would provide some nice challenges for me as my favorite season for knitting is approaching!

    Thanks for the chance to win gorgeous lady!

    Hugs,
    Sheree

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  115. dana meadows9/17/2009

    I'd like to make that one for my daughter....just hip enough for her. I am also making my youngest daughter the libby caridgan...hope i win!

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  116. GAH! I love that sweater, and the book has been on my Amazon wish list for a year! If I win, I promise to make it and wear it proudly!

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  117. Anonymous9/17/2009

    I stumbled onto your blog looking for Libby, and found this giveaway -- must be fate! I love the book, yarn, and pattern so please pick me!

    Debbie
    Debbie4 on Ravelry

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  118. Count me in for the giveaway please. Although I can only wish I could wear a size medium - this would be a perfect sweater for my daughter. Thanks for the a chance at this great giveaway.

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  119. Wow, generous giveaway! Thank you! :)

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  120. AH! I've gotten that book out from the library so many times! I love it but can't pony up the money for it. Please please!! :)

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  121. Wow, what a cute sweater. Thanks fr this giveaway...

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  122. Wow, what a generous offer, I would love a chance at this yarn and book! I enjoy reading your blog!

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  123. Lorien9/17/2009

    I almost bought that book yesterday!

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  124. I'd love to win this! Thank you for giving us this opportunity.

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  125. Anonymous9/17/2009

    Your post reminds me that I need to reorganize my knitting stuff..I'll add that to my never-ending list of things I'll probably never get around to. :o) I love your site and your sweaters. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jen B.

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  126. I've had this book in my on-line cart for awhile now. What a nice giveaway!

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  127. I love both the book and the yarn. You did a great job on the sweater for your sister.:)

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  128. What a generous giveaway! Thanks! I think the sweater looks great on you, but I'm sure your sister loved receiving it!

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  129. Oh, yes! A new knitting book! AND the yarn. You are generous...

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  130. Great giveaway! Maybe that would give me the encouragement I need to make myself a sweater! Thanks!

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  131. Beautiful color! Thanks for putting up for a giveaway :)

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  132. Simply gorgeous! I'd love to give it a shot, for me.......and my sister!

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  133. That seafoam green is one of my favorite colors.

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  134. Please count me in! I've been wanting to try making a sweater.

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  135. What a great giveaway. I would love to work on this sweater this winter.

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  136. ohhh, I was just contemplating this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  137. Lovely work you do, and your blog is one of my favorites. Thanks for the give away!

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  138. I always love new knitting books. I want to win.

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  139. What a lovely sweater! It would be a perfect project for my first-time lacework.

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  140. Cool! I'd love to win!

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  141. Oh wow! I'd love to win this one!!

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  142. What a kind thing to do. My daughter would look very cute in that sweater.

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  143. I'd love to win :) Count me in for the giveaway please.

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  144. I am always looking for new inspirations. This book looks interesting...

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  145. wow! what a treat for some lucky gal...hope it's me.

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  146. OMG....I would LOVE to knit that! What a generous offer to your readers.

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  147. What a fun idea....please pick me, I love the sweater and a medium is the right size. Renee

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  148. Wow...that's SO GENEROUS of you!!! I love that sweater and my niece would be adorable in it!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  149. I just finished one project and was looking for more ideas. I need some things to keep me busy over the winter. Crossing my fingers.

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  150. I've been lusting after that book for a long time! I hope I win!

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  151. Ooohhh! Exciting! I never win anything so usually don't enter, but I am currently promoting a contest at work and am hoping people actually enter, so I made a resolution to enter other people's contests :) Gorgeous sweater and book, yay!

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  152. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  153. wow...took me awhile to scroll down through the bottom of all the comments! That sweater is so fun...I'm sure your sister is glad you knit it too small. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  154. Oooh! I never win giveaways but thought I'd try! :)

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  155. Anonymous9/17/2009

    Wow!Cute sweater, cute gal! Thanks for the giveaway. Jeanie Z.

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  156. So sorry your knit didn't work out for you, but by the looks of it I bet your sister loved it. I would love a shot at making one of my own. Thanks for hosting a great give-away!

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  157. I just taught myself to knit last winter. I am itching to make myself a sweater. Count me in!

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  158. Your sister in one lucky lady!! I would love to win the makings and pattern for this lovely sweater!

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  159. Wow!! Who wouldn't love to win this--count me in!! I love the colors, and you did a great job!

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  160. A very generous giveaway - thank you! As a newbie knitter looking for that first sweater, this seems to fit the bill! Keeping my yarn straight and fingers crossed!

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  161. Anonymous9/17/2009

    Oh I would love to knit that sweater and I think we are the same size :-)

    I will need something to keep me warm during the cold winter months here in eastern New Brunswick!

    Michele
    mcguigan@nb.aibn.com

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  162. Definitely a cute sweater. Please count me in!

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  163. WOW! You are amazing! Such a giving heart. That sweater is sweet and I have not made a sweater yet and would love to. Thanks so much.

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  164. I feel like I'm at the end of a loooong list....

    ...but I'd love to win. (I'm from Australia, so I don't know if international entries are ok?)

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  165. love the sweater, not that it will fit me but it looks fun to knit.

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  166. Wow, I would love a chance to make that sweater. It is so cute! Does your sister love it?

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  167. Just beautiful! And thank you so much for posting all your pics. As a PA transplant to TX, I love seeing the change of seasons, etc.

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  168. Love that sweater, if I win I'm going to knit it for my sister- isn't that good karma? it'll look better on her than on me :-)

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  169. Totally generous give away. I too wanted to make this sweater but you got farther than I did and actually got the yarn. Fingers crossed

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  170. Wow! For sure I'd like to be included. But hope I don't have to give it to my sister. I'd keep mine.

    Thanks.

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  171. SO nice of you to give away yarn and a book!

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  172. cool...the book (borrowed from the library) is in my living room. the yarn would be a sweet gift!thanks.

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  173. wow, super generous of you! I would love this to knit for my daughter! SHe is so difficult to knit for sometimes but this has her name all over it! (i think you sweater came out wonderfully, lucky sister! :) )

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  174. What a generous giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  175. Gretchen9/17/2009

    I would love to win such an awesome give away. Love your blog!

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  176. Woohoo! great blog and pretty darned good giveaway. Yours is a new blog to me, but have been following closely since I found you. Thanks!

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  178. Would love it! This is my favorite knitting blog and I refer all my knitting friends here.

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  179. I've always looked at that book when I go to Barnes and Noble. Couldn't decide whether or not to buy it. Now that I've seen the sweater my mind is made up. The sweater is so pretty. You are so talented. What a great sister you are. THanks for always sharing your great recipes and wonderful knitting.

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  180. Oh yay! I've always wanted to try something from that book. You are officially awesome.

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  181. Priscilla K.9/18/2009

    Love your blog and enjoy all the wonderful crafty things you share. Thanks for the generous giveaway. The sweater is beautiful!

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  182. what a grand gesture - lovely of you to share, just the book itself would be wonderful

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  183. Anonymous9/18/2009

    Oooh, my fingers are triply-crossed! How very exciting!

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  184. what a beautiful sweater! here's hoping...

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  185. Oh! How excellent! Fingers firmly crossed...

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  186. Anonymous9/18/2009

    I should only have your skin to knit like that... I think it was a great pull!!!

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  187. I absolutely love green! What generous to give away ;-)

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  188. What a lucky girl your sister is! I'm the knitting sis in my family....makes me want to teach the other two to knit!
    Tyna

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  189. Love the yarn and would love to have the book! Here's to hoping I win!

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  190. OMG!!! I just borrowed this book from the library. I've been drooling over every design. I LOVE that sweater! Dreamy...I can only afford to "window shop" through the book. We're doing our best in this Michigan economy... it's tough here. Thanks for the chance to win- what fun!!!

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  191. oh how pretty. i would love to knit that! Thanks for the chance.

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  192. I've checked out that book at the library and loved looking through it. The yarn AND the book? I'd love it! (I thought it looked great on you; lucky sister, though!)

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  193. I actually think the sweater looks really cute on you! It is amazing how such chunky yarn can still be flattering.

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  194. how could you not want to win that lovely yarn to make such a lovely sweater :-)

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  195. Anonymous9/18/2009

    I would to knit that sweater as a gift for my younger sister. I have knitted children sweaters but never a sweater for an adult.

    Knittingdancer on Ravelry

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  196. Anonymous9/18/2009

    The sweater is great. Fingers crossed I might be lucky. Thanks again for the link to the web site that ships internationally, they were great.

    Teresa
    UK

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  197. Cute - count me in, I'm crossing my fingers. And have a great weekend...

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  198. Thank you for a generous offer, pop me in the draw! x

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