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Friday, July 23, 2010

I honestly can not say enough great things about this book. I think it spent an entire week on my nightstand as I read it and enjoyed the photos before bed. Debbie Bliss could not have done a better job.
Not only are the patterns some of the cutest little knits I have ever seen, but the useful information in this book is beyond fantastic.
Filled with eighteen patterns including garments and accessories for babies and toddlers. (I would have SO been all over those top two sweaters for my Libby and the bottom two for my boys!)
She gives you the pattern and the knowledge and information on how to make it your own. You can sketch out your own design and implement it into the patterns provided. Or not. It is completely up to you. (Of course it is!)
And you guessed it. Tara over at SoHo publishing is offering this book to one of my readers. Leave me a comment between now and Monday the 26th at 12 pm EST and I will draw a name.


Happy Friday! Happy Weekend!

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348 comments

  1. It looks great! I'd love a copy. :-)

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  2. Perfect timing-I have an upcoming baby shower that I wanted to make something special for!

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  3. Thanks for the review. I would love to have a copy.

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  4. Ooohh! Love Debbie Bliss. I knit quite a few of her designs for baby showers before having three of my own. With twin 2 year olds and a 3 month old, knitting is a little bit tricky at times, but I certainly have three beautiful little models! Would love the book.

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  5. Nice! I'd love to have a copy, especially as it usually takes my library quite awhile to get new knitting books in!

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  6. Laurie7/23/2010

    Looks like a great book, and I'm of the age where everyone I know is makin' babies, so I'm makin' baby sweaters!

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  7. Oh, how great! I'm just at that stage where I'm learning to design my own stuff, so this would be perfect!

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  8. OH the Christmas gifts I could cross off the list with this book!

    emniesl at gmail dot com

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  9. Wow, those are some super cute knits!

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  10. Oooooh, a knitting book? Me likey!

    Also, at what point must one accept the possibility that one has too many knitting books? Is there even such a thing?

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  11. The book is precious!!

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  12. no kidding - those are adorable!!!

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  13. Such an adorable book! Even if I'm not to win, I'll probably get a copy!

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  14. I'm hoping to have a baby of my own to knit for soon! We have been trying for what seems like forever, but I am keeping my fingers crossed. I would love to add this book to my collection! Thanks for the opportunity to have it~

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  15. Oooh, that looks excellent. I like working on baby stuff, because it has a quick completion ratio (great for extra satisfaction), and they are so darn cute!

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  16. This book looks great. I plan at some point to knit and kind of stockpile some baby things to have ready for gifts! Just think if I could kind of design them on my own. Thanks for offering a copy of the book! It would be nice to receive it. Either way, I think I am going to have to have it!

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  17. This book would be put to good use for my one year old grandaughter and another grandbabe on the way~

    Thanks for the chance!

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  18. This looks fantastic!!! I'm knitting my first baby sweater right now and could use more tutorials on how it's done.

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  19. I have checked this book out two different times at the store...however I just can't get my husband to "ok" the purchase. I would SO love to win a copy...I already have a Debbie Bliss book and really enjoy it!!! Thanks for this give-away!!! PLEASE pick me!

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  20. this is amazing!

    i'm just getting to the age where friends of mine are getting pregnant, I would love to get my hands on something like this.

    and to build up my knitting book collection, of course!

    thanks for sharing!

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  21. I would love a copy! A girlfriend is expecting her first and I need some fresh ideas to make her!

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  22. oh, how lovely. I've been dying for this book! Thanks for the review and the opportunity to possibly "win" a copy!

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  23. oh, i would love it! baby knits are a favorite, and may be starting a family of my own soon!

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  24. This book looks amazing. I'd love to use it to outfit the new babes and soon-to-be babes in my life!

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  25. I would love this book, my cousin has just had her first baby, and I love knitting little things for her.

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  26. I usually don't raise my hand for contests related to baby patterns, but I recently found out I'm going to be an aunt, so count me in! ;-)

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  27. I love Debbie Bliss Patterns!!!!! Would love to own this book! Thanks!

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  28. This book looks fabulous!

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  29. I'm beyond the baby stage, but I've been impressed with this book when I've looked at it in the stores.

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  30. Love, love, LOVE Debbie Bliss. Fingers are crossed that I win the book . . .

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  31. Me too! Baby #3 on the way.

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  32. Thank you for the offer. It looks like a great book.

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  33. I would welcome this book into my knitting library! I'm always looking for new baby patterns.

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  34. These would look so great on my little one.

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  35. Oh! I love that one! You know, since there's a baby in my house who would look awfully cute in those sweaters. :)

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  36. Ah, I knit a little Debbie Bliss sweater for my baby before we even got pregnant. Now we're on pregnancy number four and I still love her! :)

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  37. I would have so much fun designing and knitting some cute Debbie Bliss stuff for my little 17 month old Holden!!

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  38. Please enter me... I LOVE knitting for babies! vk

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  39. wow, one of my faves! pick me, pick me...

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  40. Anonymous7/23/2010

    These look wonderful and would be beautiful on the grandchildren. I would love this book.

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  41. Beautiful book. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. This looks like such a wonderful little book of knits for the little people in your life.

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  43. Oh! Looks wonderful!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. you're right, this book looks great ! It's noce not to have only a catalog of patterns, but to be able to go a little beyond. I'll put it on my wish list :)

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  45. this book looks really cute!

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  46. With three grandbabies and more on the way, this would be perfect. I hope I win, but if I don't, I'll buy it. Thanks

    dianeeewright@gmail.com

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  47. Melissa7/23/2010

    Lots of babies in my friend and family circle to knit for! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  48. Looks like a very interesting book!

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  49. Nancy in Holland, MI7/23/2010

    I just looked this over at the bookstore and I agree- it's great! My knitting daughter (mother to my 4 delicious grandchildren) would love it. Pick me!
    Nancy in Holland, MI

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  50. Kathleen7/23/2010

    Debbie Bliss books are always a treat. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  51. My friend is having her first baby and I would LOVE to knit her something out of this book!

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  52. Wow, this book looks awesome !!! I will have my own little model soon and since she have plenty of knitwear, she will get more for sure !!! :)

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  53. Eep! I have a baby boy and toddler daughter-I would love to have some new patterns for them :)

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  54. oh, thank you for the opportunity! I have a little one due any day now, this would be perfect!

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  55. Jennifer B7/23/2010

    This book looks fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. Would love to add this to my library!

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  57. Oooh! I ADORE Debbie Bliss! Crossing my fingers on this one!

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  59. Would love to add this to my library

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  60. Would love to add this to my library!

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  61. I would love to have a copy! Enjoy reading your blog!

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  62. Would love to add this to my library!

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  63. I have an 11 week old and I'm starting to think about winter knits (how scary!) so I'd love a copy!

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  64. What a great book! I'd love to have a copy of it!

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  65. Thanks for the peak. I have been waiting for this one. Count me in for the draw please.

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  66. Ohai there :o)
    I love Debbie Bliss and I love to knit for babies and kids - maybe I'm lucky :o)

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  67. Goodness your book giveaways are so cool! The patterns look amazing.

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  68. Memeeknits7/23/2010

    Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful book!

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  69. Fantastic giveaway! I hope I win -- this will fit perfectly in with my other DB books!

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  70. Anonymous7/23/2010

    Suddenly all of my friends are becoming grandparents. Lots of knitting for babies on the horizon.

    p.s. I enjoy your blog, your projects and the photography. I know you have many time constraints on your days, but when you don't post I am disappointed!

    pj

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  71. How cute! Would love a copy!

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  72. What a wonderful give away. I'm so desperate to own this book that I'm leaving a comment for the first time ever... on any blog. Well, there's always Amazon.com.

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  73. The cuteness is too much!! Thanks for sharing!

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  74. Those sweaters are completely adorable! I'm going to have to look into it so my new niece and nephew can look their best this winter. :)

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  75. oooh! i would love this giveaway. debbie bliss was one of my first loves when i became a knitter. i keep going back to her simple beautiful patterns. this could come just in time for another baby on the way (hopefully someday)...

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  76. I would love this book, it's now on my Christmas wish list!

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  77. Oh pick me! The sweaters looks so cute.

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  78. Would love to win this! looks so cute, and for my three little kids, I would have a blast picking new patterns...Thanks again!

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  79. Oh this looks good! I'd love some help and tips in designing my own stuff.

    Happy weekend to you!

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  80. Those are so cute!

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  81. Oh, I've been wondering about this one.... Was ready to order it last week, then wasn't sure. Glad to hear it's as great as I'd hoped. If only I had a great baby to knit for..... ;)

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  82. Grandchildren will be entering my life soon. I would LOVE to have this book to do some knitting for them!
    Pick me! Pick me!

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  83. Looks super cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  84. Lnknits@netscape.net7/23/2010

    What a great looking book! I have at least two baby showers in the future. I would love to win a copy :)

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  85. Love all the darling items on the cover and the ones you showed inside. What a great idea to have helps in designing your own. Think it would be fun to try, but I need the book. :-)

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  86. Thanks for the review. This is exactly the kind of book I've been looking for.

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  87. baby ellie would look adorable in a few new knits.
    thanks for sharing your opinion!

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  88. Looks like a great book! I'd love to win!

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  89. WoooHooo!! A new Debbie Bliss!! It looks GREAT!!! I hope it's me!

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  90. This is just the ticket to get me back to my needles!

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  91. I am right now knitting from one of her older books and like you think she hits the mark.

    Would love to add one more to my collection of DB books

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  92. I would love to knit everything in the book for my niece! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  93. I would love to knit everything in the book for my niece! Thanks so much for sharing!
    nancymckee@ymail.com

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  94. Baby number 3 is on the way and I've been knitting like a fiend. This book is adorable!

    clarkie/agentintellect/com

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  95. mrpablo7/23/2010

    Count me in! I've been eyeing this book, thanks so much for the chance.

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  96. I am not planning on having more babies of my own, but there always seem to be babies needing hand knits. I would love a copy.

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  97. Oooh, this would be perfect since I am expecting. Looks lovely!

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  98. Yes, I'd love a copy; I knit so many baby gifts for coworkers/friends! Thanks for the chance.

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  99. Babies and knitting, what better combo!

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  100. With number 3 on the way (YEY! a girl this time!) I'd love to win a copy of this book!

    Thanks!

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  101. I've been eyeing this one at the bookstore lately...

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  102. That books looks awesome, thanks for the chance to win!

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  103. Looks like a wonderful book, I would love a copy!

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  104. Looks like a wonderful book, the boy patterns are great. Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  105. The book looks great....
    Thanks for the review!

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  106. i'd love a copy. looks great!

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  107. friend just told me about her new baby girl. this would be perfect to try to find a present for her.

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  108. Oh, I'd love to win a copy. My new baby boy would be the beneficiary of the goodies though!

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  109. Oh looks great for future grandkid knits, since my kids are old now!
    Jeannine

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  111. What a wonderful-looking book. Count me in!

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  112. Another one for my wish list. My little guy would look adorable in some of those...so many cute patterns! Thank you

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  113. I bought the one for adults but would LOVE LOVE LOVE the one for kids. Did I mentioned I'd LOVE IT?

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  114. I have 2 Littles that I love to knit for (when I can find the time) and Debbie Bliss always has such wonderful designs. I would love a copy.

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  115. Have 6 grand babies under 4 that I knit for so would really LOVE a copy of this book.

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  116. Looks great. Could make something lovely for my new neice.

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  117. Would love to have this book! Please enter my name!

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  118. Oh my goodness, look at all the cute little baby knits!! I LOVE the pink hoodie and the blue garter stitch jacket. I want to reach in there and squeeze all those babies!!

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  119. Between knitting for my babies, knitting for other new babies and a crazy love of Debbie Bliss patterns, I NEED this book. Thanks for the offer and review!

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  120. Hi this book looks great. I love the green jumper. Thanks for posting

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  121. My babies are grown and haven't yet seen fit to bless me with grandbabies to spoil (or knit for!). Hmf.

    However, it seems at least every other month, someone I know is having a baby. I could realy use that book! :-)

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  122. Oh, I've been wanting this book! It looks wonderful! Thanks for the review and the giveaway. =)

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  123. What an adorable book!

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  124. I would LOVE to win this book!

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  125. What a great book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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  126. What a beautiful and inspiring book! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  127. What a beautiful and inspiring book! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  128. What a beautiful and inspiring book! Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

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  129. This must be so much fun for you to have these contests! I'm definitely interested! A few babies are coming in my surrounding in the coming months! Have a great weekend!

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  130. I'm so glad you reviewed this book. I'm 14 weeks pregnant and looking for a great baby pattern book. If I don't win, I'll buy a copy!

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  131. So adorable! Must knit some sweater before my baby grows anymore!

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  132. Oh those look like some cute patterns. I have a niece on the way and it would be fun to knit her some things!

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  133. Idalia7/23/2010

    this book looks great! thanks!

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  134. This book looks wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  135. so, so sweet. Thanks for sharing!

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  136. i love knitting things for babies...they are quick and nobody complains if you didn't use their favorite colors...
    thanks for the giveaway

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  137. Oh my, I'd love to have this!

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  138. I've got a Debbie Bliss Baby knit book that I just love!

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  139. I would love to have the book, it fits perfectly with how I like to make things. If you are willing to send it to Australia, include me in the draw. Thanks to both you and Tara for offering it as a giveaway.

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  140. What a great giveaway! I would love to knit something for our grand daughter!

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  141. I would love to be able to be in the draw, this book looks fabulous. Thanks

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  142. This would be PERFECT timing for me. I'd have 8 months to knit my heart out! ;)

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  143. What knitter could live without this book? Not me!
    knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  144. I have a couple of Debbie Bliss books and I love them as well.
    This one is a good find. Please include me in the giveaway. :-)
    (fingers crossed)

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  145. Wow. What a glowing recommendation... and a swell prize.

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  146. What a glowing review! I'm going to have to get my hands on a copy, and soon.

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  147. This would be great right now, my stepdaughter just had a baby girl!

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  148. This book looks fabulous!!!

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  149. It looks great! Super offer, thanks. I'm probably behind the times, but I like the new banner, too.

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  150. just can't seem to go wrong with Debbie Bliss - love her books. simple, modern and still classic.

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  151. Thanks for the review. It's piqued my interest. I would love a copy.

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  152. I'd hand this straight to my mother to knit me something for our little one due in 8 weeks. Thanks

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  153. Anonymous7/23/2010

    I would love a copy of this book!! as I am approaching grandma-hood Cyndi cynshep@comcast.net

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  154. I love Debbie Bliss books. Pick me!

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  155. So inspiring! This would be just the thing to make me pick up my needles again. I've been itchin' to knit something! Add my name to the pot! Thanks!

    Kim
    klbarth@comcast.net

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  156. The book looks great! I could definitely get some use out of it. I'm just starting to get to the point where I venture away from knitting patterns just a bit, so it sounds like this book would help me branch out a bit more.

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  157. Is Australia too far to send it?

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  158. That would be such a great book to have!

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  159. Oh please...I have three baby showers before the end of the year. Gotta get busy.

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  160. and here i was searching for the first "something" to knit for my four month old!

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  161. I would love to have this book!

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  162. alicia7/23/2010

    I'm 7 months pregnant with my first, and am looking hard for more baby projects- I'd love this book! Thanks for the review

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  163. I heart Debbie Bliss. With my first nephew on his way this would be perfect :-)

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  164. If I got this book, I would re-gift to a member of my church who organized our kniting group for Haiti --- we have been knitting baby sweaters to send to Haiti. . .She has also taught at least a dozen women to knit this summer. Knitters rule!!

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  165. Oh, please pick me!

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  166. Oh! I'd love one =-) Maybe I'll actually have grandchildren one day...hope, hope...well, there are always the grand nieces and nephews =-) What a great offering, thank you for the review and the opportunity!

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  167. Looks like a very fun and enjoyable book.

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  168. I'd love to have some knitting to do when the weather gets cooler.

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  169. looks like a great book! thx for the chance.

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  170. Love Debbie Bliss. I'm knitting one of her patterns now, The Pleated Wrap. Would love to have this book :) Thanks,

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  171. I would love, love,love this!

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  172. Oh what a nice giveaway. I could sure put it to good use.

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  173. I'm expecting my first one in October, so this would be a perfect book right about now!

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  174. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  175. goodness 178 comments already! The book looks lovely and I am just taking a class on construction of a sweater to learn how to adopt/adapt patterns creatively. This seems like just the thing.

    Tina

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  176. Count me in! I would love to have a copy as well.

    Thanks!

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  177. Joanne7/24/2010

    I'm a huge Debbie Bliss fan and have many of her books...I would love to add this to my collection.

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  178. Debbie Bliss is great.

    Cindy Z

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  179. I would love a copy of this book. I have never done any design without a strict pattern.

    Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  180. Kathy H.7/24/2010

    Just found out one of my co-workers is pregnant...this book would really come in handy (and winning it would be a good omen of things to come!!)

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  181. Looks like a great book!

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  182. This looks too perfect! I'd love to receive it.

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  183. Pick me! Pick me!

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  184. Ok, that just made me have insane urges to knit some more baby sweaters... Would love to have this book!

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  185. Pick me! I'd love to win. thanks for the giveaway :)

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  186. a first grandchild on the way...oh the things I could do with THIS!

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  187. awesome revieew!! Debbie bliss is the first knitwear designer I ever knew the name of I heart her so much!!....

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  188. Per-lease can I have a copy! I have three kids - eldest 10 today!! Rookie knitter and need all the help I can get : )

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  189. Cute patterns! I love making baby clothes.

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  190. Keeping my fingers crossed I win this time! thanks for the contest!

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  191. Susan Fay7/24/2010

    Would love to have this book!

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  192. I love Debbie Bliss. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  193. I'm a newbie of knitting but I'd love to have new patterns to study :D
    Alessandra Cascio.

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  194. I love this book, it's on my list, I'd love a copy. Thanks for sharing.

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  195. I love Debbie Bliss! The book looks like a must have.

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  196. I would love to have a copy--it looks fantastic!

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  197. Would love that book! So cute!

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