a little collection

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Have you seen this book? Or "encyclopedia of books" I should say?
The Stitch Collection by Debbie O'Neill is the perfect collection consisting of five mini books. Each book is small enough (and light enough!) to be carried around in your knitting bag.
I love how it is packaged and laid out, in an organized easy to find manor. It is a set of five mini books of the stitches themselves, designed to help you choose the best stitch pattern for a particular project. Each individual stitch pattern (225 total) is ranked according to its level of difficulty and amount of drape. It basically consolidates a bunch of valuable information into a simple little book. I love that!

I have one to give away. Leave a comment between now and Thursday the 19th at 12 p.m. EST and I will draw a name.

Make it a great one.

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366 comments

  1. a novice knitter, these would be perfect to expand my skills and knowledge . thankyou for your generosity.

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  2. Anonymous8/17/2010

    Fun!
    Love your Blog

    Catherine C.

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  3. These sure would be a great read and help! If I don't win I might order some...

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  4. Ooooooooh ... looks perfect!

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  5. That would be so handy as my current stitch dictionary is so heavy it can be used as a door stop LOL

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  6. This would make a great gift for a knitter.... after you bought one for yourself of course :)

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  7. Thank you for thinking of us.

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  8. Anonymous8/17/2010

    Oh what a fantastic resource! I'd love to be the recipient - although I am all the way down here in NZ.

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  9. Lesley Webb8/17/2010

    Oh what a fantastic resource! I'd love to be the recipient - although I am all the way down here in NZ. (sorry for the double comment - best not type with your 2 year old on your knee!)

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  10. What a cute little package! :)

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  11. Oh wow! What an amazing collection of information. I'll be drooling over this set from now on ;)

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  12. Anonymous8/17/2010

    These would be so wonderful and helpful to own. I have not seen them at my local yarn shop. I am ready to win.

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  13. A great set of books - thanks!

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  14. I don't own a stitch dictionary... I think I should remedy that lack. I'd love a set like this

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  15. Anonymous8/17/2010

    What a great offer, thanks for the chance to win a wonderful resource.
    Shelly T from MO

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  16. Samantha8/17/2010

    Wow - what a great giveaway ;)
    You're too kind - thank you

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  17. Another giveaway...your a peach.

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  18. Awesome! This would be a great addition to my reference book collection!

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  19. Oh! Great book! Thanks for the give-away! I hope to finally win something! :)

    Girl Knits
    girl.knits@gmail.com

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  20. Thanks so much for the chance to win these marvelously packaged knitting books! I've been wanting a stitch book for a while and would love to win these.

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  21. I believe in Murphy's Law, but once in awhile a girl's gotta get lucky...let it be now!!!! Thanks for counting me in!

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  22. Fabulous information available at one's fingertipes! Thanks for posting!

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  23. Thanks for the give-away. Add me to the list of hopeful winners!

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  24. I think I need a dictionary as I am now trying out new patterns and am runningout of ideas! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Great giveway. Would love to win this little "treasure". Love your blog and your work.

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  26. What a great tool! Thanks for the give away!s

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  27. Vicki Maguinness8/17/2010

    The books look like they would be a great addition to any library. Thanks for the opportunity to win a set!

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  28. Carrie B8/17/2010

    Love the books, love your blog, love cookies!!

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  29. Wow! These sound wonderful! As a new knitter, I"m always looking for books to help me learn new stitches...and small enough to carry in my knitting bag...bonus! Any books in particular that you would recommend for a beginner? You know..sort of a "how to do everything" book? Love your blog! THanks for the giveaway! ~Sue~

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  30. I would love to have a set of these books! Thanks for the opportunity to play!

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  31. What a great collection! Thanks for the nice giveaway.

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  32. Such a cute collection and a great idea for a giveaway!

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  33. That looks very handy. I'm a bit of a pack rat and my bag gets so heavy!

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  34. Oh! Oh! Oh! Memememe. I want, I want. What a fabulous give away.

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  35. What a cool set of books. That would be a great addition to my fledgeling library.

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  36. The knitting gods once again smile down on us by way of your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  37. organized by amount of drape? how cool is that! i need to check these out. thanks for sharing.

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  38. Anonymous8/17/2010

    Well I almost got completely distracted by the ice cream sandwiches in the post below, but I persevered with the opportunity to win a non-melting bit of inspiration. Great giveaway- thank you!

    Nancy (n2n on ravelry)

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  39. I hadn't seen this little set. What a brilliant idea!

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  40. Anonymous8/17/2010

    Ooh...would love to have for my library. thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. I would love to win! I am just getting comfortable enough to start altering/creating patterns.

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  42. That's really handy!

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  43. Oh, I need one of these sets!!!

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  44. This is a great giveaway idea I haven't seen these in the stores I need start looking a little harder who knows what else I am missing.

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  45. ooooh, fun! thanks!

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  46. Yours is the 2nd blog I've seen this week offering this as a giveaway. I didn't win the other one, but maybe this is my chance! ;-)

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  47. Oh, that would be wonderful to win. Please enter me.

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  48. Wow, they looks great! I'll be very happy to have them.
    :-)

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  49. These books looks very useful - I`d love to win a copy!

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  50. thanks for the chance to win this.
    This book looks fantastic

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  51. MrsPlatypus8/18/2010

    OOo OOo! Pick me!! New knitter who could use the reference books!! *crosses fingers for random number generator*

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  52. Oh I could so use this right now since I am semi laid up after surgery count me in

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  53. I would love to be the lucky number: A stich dictionary is more than welcomed here - it is needed here. There is so much more I can learn.

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  54. These little books are such a fantastic idea!

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  55. This is a great giveaway and so useful for an information junkie like me :)

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  56. Great giveaway! Looks like a great book!

    Rosebelleknits

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  57. Oh, I saw these in a magazine just the other day. I haven't been able to find them in the stores and would love to have a set of my own. So handy :)

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  58. Anonymous8/18/2010

    hi, I would love that! Thank you for the change to get one. Marta (from Portugal)

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  59. This looks like it would be a great addition to my library.

    Elise
    eoconnor1@everestkc.net

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  60. I would love one of those books. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  61. TURNER8/18/2010

    Ooh what sweet, cute little books full of knitting smartness!

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  62. Oh - I would love to win for the first time! Great giveaway!

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  63. I'd love to get these books - they seem to be great!

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  64. Anonymous8/18/2010

    I have seen this on several blogs now and am really looking forward to getting one in the future. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Tiffanie
    tiffaniemullis@yahoo.com

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  65. Your blog inspired me to finally make the move to knitting a sweater. It's only just begone, but I'm pretty excited about it!

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  66. Oh! I would love that book!

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  67. Thanks for the giveaway. They look really useful.

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  68. So lovely - I've had my eyes on these books, they look so interesting.

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  69. Great Giveaway! Hope I win :-)

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  70. Adorable books - thanks for sharing.

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  71. Thanks again for this! Looks like a neat book. I hadn't heard of it before. Cheers!

    Mrs. C
    http://www.ravelry.com/people/knitgirlknits
    knitgirlknits@gmail.com

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  72. OOps - made a mistake, there's no 'S' on my username on Ravelry. That was my mistake. It's too early in the morning!

    http://www.ravelry.com/people/knitgirlknit

    Email address has an "s" though.

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  73. These mini-books are brilliant.

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  74. Love the look of those books! That'd be a great addition to any library.

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  75. Fabulous! Thanks for the give-away! If I don't win, I may have to snap some up at the shop!

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  76. Anonymous8/18/2010

    Thank you so much for this great giveaway. I would love to own one. I hope I will be lucky.

    aparnamulgund@sbcglobal.net

    Aparna Mulgund.

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  77. I am a sucker for great packaging!! This is such a good looking collection and, obviously, with some GREAT INFO!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  78. what a great little collection.

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  79. I've been looking at slowly investing in the Vogue stictionaries, this would be great for my budget!!

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  80. I love the color index and the fun modern design...I want it...pick me!

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  81. Wow! I have not seen that yet. Thanks for blogging about it!

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  82. What a great collection! Seems like everyone's knitting library should have them, yes?

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  83. ooooh! ooooh! Be still my heart. All that info? Organized so well? And to go? Perfect for my fall outlook --- waiting for kids during activities/sports/music lessons for a total of 7 hours every week. I realized that I will NEED to knit to pass the time. Yippee! Crossing my fingers :).

    Kim
    klbarth@comcast.net

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  84. Anonymous8/18/2010

    What a great collection of stitch dictionaries! Thanks for sharing with your give-away. Linda
    jlrice@3riversdbs.net

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  85. What a cool little collection. It would fit nicely in the tiny bookshelf containing my knitting books!

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  86. i've been avoiding reading blogs this week (as i'm on my honeymoon), but my husband(!) needed to tend to some business so we're using the free wifi at the burlington, vt, public library, and i thought i'd do some perusing. i'm glad i did - these books are adorable, and perfect for coming up with one's own patterns and designs! *goes to investigate them further*

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  87. i've been avoiding reading blogs this week (as i'm on my honeymoon), but my husband(!) needed to tend to some business so we're using the free wifi at the burlington, vt, public library, and i thought i'd do some perusing. i'm glad i did - these books are adorable, and perfect for coming up with one's own patterns and designs! *goes to investigate them further*

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  88. Oooo. This looks fantastic. I'd love to pour over these!

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  89. What a great set of organized books! Thank you for sharing. I always look forward to reading your blog. It brightens my day!

    Denise

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  90. I really kick myself for not learning to knit from my Mother when I lived at home. She was eager to teach me, but I wasn't the least bit interested. Funny how now in my 40's I am resolved to teaching myself how to knit. Winning this book collection would allow me to expand my self-teachings to the next level. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  91. Awesome giveaway! I've been looking at stitch books for the longest time but can't decide which one to get. I think these would be perfect.

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  92. what a handy looking resource! would love a set of these and winning 'em would be wonderful!

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  93. So many comments, no way it will be me, but it's worth a try anyway. :)

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  94. I seriously need to win this book. My knitting skills are pathetic! :)

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  95. Nothing more fascinating than thumbing through reference books - especially Knitting related ones :D

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  96. Very nifty! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  97. These books look really neat. I finally read your blog before you pick a name. I hope that my name is picked :)

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  98. Anonymous8/18/2010

    Thank you so much for all your givaways. To sweet! I would love to have them. Kelly D.

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  99. Grace B8/18/2010

    Those look grat and I would love to add them to my collection!

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  100. what a great idea! thanks for bringing it to my
    attention!

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  101. Looks wonderful. What a great idea to keep in the stitch bag.

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  102. You give away the best books!

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  103. What a wonderful little collection - I would love the chance to win a copy so I'm entering my name into your hat - thank you :)

    Great Blog!

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  104. Thank you for offering the books as a giveaway. This is a great addition for my knitting books. I would love to win!!!

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  105. oh yes pleeease! thanks for the chance :)

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  106. Nice! Been wanting to get back into knitting. Need inspiration, this looks like the ticket. :)

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  107. Carolyn8/18/2010

    Hello! Thank you for doing your giveaways. I'd love to win this one!

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  108. What a wonderful idea book! I would love to win something like this :) Thanks for your generosity!

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  109. Pick me Pick me lolol these books look wonderful.

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  110. OOoooo. Knitting, books. Cool packaging (everyone loves compact things). Now if only we could neatly organize aspects of life like this! Portable neatness. Like it. Like the blog.

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  111. I saw these somewhere recently and was sorely tempted...

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  112. This is the first I've seen of those little books! So cute. So fun. So tempting.

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  113. I wanted to be 315 :) because that was my old address growing up. Oh well maybe 316 will work for me. This look great. Thanks

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  114. Oh! This could really help me out!

    Thanks!

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  115. Anonymous8/18/2010

    Oooo! Pick me for this one!

    Yomamaknits
    Yomamaknits@mac.com

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  116. Mary D8/18/2010

    Ooh, this appeals to me on so many different levels!

    clarkie/agentintellect/com

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  117. you are so amazing with the giveaways!!! and the ice cream sandwiches look positively yummy!

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  118. Lennie8/18/2010

    Awesome! I will have to have this collection one way or another!

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  119. these look like they would be super useful! thanks for the giveaway!

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  120. looks very helpful..

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  121. Melissa8/18/2010

    Absolutely would love the book. Would love to be able to knit as beautifully and quickly as you too. Is that included with the set??!

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  122. Thanks for showing us these books. They look like someone had an amazing idea. I'd love to win the give away (but if I don't I have to admit I'll probably run out and buy them.)

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  123. Looks like a great collection of reference books. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway. I hope I win!

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  124. Super giveaway! Looks like a great resource.

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  125. these little books sound amazing! thanks for the chance!

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  126. What a great little book set. I would love to win one! Thanks.

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  127. Cool, I'd love it!!

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  128. looks awesome! thanks :)

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  129. Very cool....a good addition to any knitters library.

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  130. So cool! I've been eying these bad boys for a while. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  131. Oh I love a good giveaway. It's getting close to knitting weather here in Oklahoma. Hope I win!

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  132. Oh wow! What a wonderful offer. Thank you!

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  133. These look very interesting and definitely something I could use!

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  134. Oh these would be so welcome.

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  135. How helpful these would be!

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  136. Perfect. Love, love, love. These would be lovingly used at my home if I am so lucky.

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  137. knittyalfUK8/19/2010

    Thanks so much for a fabulous blog and the lovely giveaways. Hope I'm lucky!

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  138. These books look great! Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!

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  139. Those are so incredibly cute! I love sets of small books. And ranking by amount of drape? that's really unusual! They look great!

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  140. I follow your blog all the time! Have you made the tomato pie yet this summer? am on my second !! Maire

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  141. What a wonderful giveaway. I picked up my knitting needles last year after a "vacation" of about 10 years. Made so many wonderful presents last year, from scarves to socks, yes I knit my very first pair of socks. Pure Wool socks too.

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  142. Mirjam8/19/2010

    Such a clever construction!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  143. Anonymous8/19/2010

    Those looks amazing!

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  144. Thanks for offering these books! They look fabulous, and drape information would be great.

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  145. Those look great and just what I need. Thanks for holding the give-away. Your cable sweater looks beautiful. What a great color!

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  146. Love all the cables! Think that set of books looks good too, so please enter me in the draw.

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  147. Love this set, how clever to make them separate books for easy carrying.

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  148. Me Me Me, I would love these books!

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  149. Maybe there is hope for my knitting knowledge yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  150. Thanks for the giveaway, you are very thoughtful. Love the Sweater in Plymouth, very pretty

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  151. Anonymous8/19/2010

    If I am not too late would love to be added to win this book.
    Cindy

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  152. Pretty sure I missed this. I've seen a couple people raving about this reference. How great a reference and sized with an on-the-go knitter in mind.

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