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. Thanks for the giveaway - I saw these books mentioned on another blog and would love to have a set of my own!

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  2. Hooray. I've been thinking I need a stitch dictionary. This looks fantastic.

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  3. i too saw these on another blog, and they look cool!

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  4. Lovely! I'd love to win the set - just what I need to spice up my knitting :)

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  5. cheers for sharing! i've been drooling over this little set for a while now, it would be totally awesome to win a set. i'm not allowed to buy books until after my big trip, but getting them in a give away doesn't count, right?

    :)

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  6. This stitch collection looks great - I love that they are mini and I hope that I win them! Thanks.

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  7. Oh how wonderful! I've been eyeing these little books since I first saw them last week. They would be the perfect travel knitting books! What a great giveaway :)

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  8. I would love to win a book. Stitch dictionaries always come in handy.

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  9. Those look like a wonderful reference. Count me in :).

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  10. These look great. Just what I need, I'd love to win them! :)

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  11. I've never seen these books. Look so cool! I have a book for both knit and crochet that is filled with stitches - but this looks so cool!

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  12. I could use one of these desperately!

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  13. I would love to have a copy of this set of books. It looks like a wonderful resource to have! Thanks!

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  14. Fantastic, thanks for the info! Had a look to see if it's available here in the UK & it's not...so would be amazing to win it! x

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  15. Yay! I love that set! It would be perfect to keep in your bag, like you said! Very nice giveaway.

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  16. Looks like a sticht-encyclopedia to me! -count me in!-

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  17. ooh, what a great concept. love the portability -- this might encourage me to do a bit more swatching just to try out new-to-me techniques! thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. These look wonderful!

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  19. hooray for sharing! thanks so much for the give-away. the books look super-cool/ useful!

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  20. thanks for the chance. seems like these would be a great reference!

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  21. I need all the help I can get! Thanks for this give-away.

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  22. The little books look great! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  23. What a great giveaway! I hate trying to lug my stitch reference books around.

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  24. So I'm not the greatest knitter, but my mom is an awesome one and I'm sure she would love these!

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  25. Those look great!!! I hadn't seen them. Great giveaway!

    rottnluck at gmail dot com

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  26. Sharon S8/17/2010

    wow, i had no idea these were out there! perfect! thanks for the giveaway : )

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  27. Such a great lil set of books! Great giveaway. Thank you.

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  28. thanks for giving these away!!! i would love, love, love to win!!!

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  29. So cool! I would love to have this. :)

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  30. What a Great idea! So compact. So usable.

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  31. Oooh stitch pattern collections - the best inspiration for a new lace design! I'm in. :) Thanks!!

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  32. I love those! I think I gave away my stitch dictionaries when we moved because they were so big!

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  33. Thanks for the drawing! I just moved overseas and my stitch reference books seem to have gone missing. Don't know if you ship internationally though...

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  34. what a great giveaway! This would be so useful, instead of my many google and youtube searches on different stitches...

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  35. i am sooo excited - i always miss your giveaways, but not today!

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  36. These books look like fun! Your blog is an inspiration for me--thanks!

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  37. Those books look fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. What a great set of books--my daughter that is learning to knit would love that one--I would love that one also.

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  39. Those books look perfect to tuck into a knitting bag. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. Sandra Dodson8/17/2010

    Would love to win a set of these books

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  41. oh yes, please! i really want to learn cables!

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  42. This looks really great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. That would be a great addition to my knitting library!

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  44. I would love to see how they describe the "drape" factor of a stitch pattern. That sounds really interesting.

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  45. These look so handy! Thanks for the chance to win a set!

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  46. These books are the perfect size for traveling...and would help me learn new stitches while I'm on the road!!

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  47. OH MY GOODNESS!! I love these books! they'd be so absolutely useful. I really hope that I'm the lucky winner on this one!!!!

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  48. Very cool books! Love that they're portable.

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  49. This is something I could really use ! I definetly need this kind of info for All Stitched Up and my own knitting. Thank you !

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  50. Lara R8/17/2010

    Thanks - this would be a great resource to win.

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  51. Wow this looks like a really neat book! I've been wanting to improve my knitting skills... maybe this would help. I'd love to win!

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  52. Katinka8/17/2010

    I would love the books -- thank you!

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  53. You have the most amazing give aways - I have been searching every where for a pressie for a new knitter, so this is a great Idea. Please put me in the draw (cause of course we both need one, lol) thank you again for your generosity

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  54. I haven't seen this yet. It looks super handy!

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  55. Thanks for the chance to win this book set! It looks awesome!

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  56. These look very cool! I'll have to look them up for my birthday wishlist!

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  57. Anonymous8/17/2010

    Thanks for the giveaway offer! I would love to have those stitch dictionaries in my collection.
    cynshep@comcast.net

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  58. These look great. Fingers crossed...

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  59. I would love these books. I picked up knitting again a couple of years ago. I have no other knitters to turn to for help so these books would be great! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  60. Those look awesome! I'm always looking for something like that.

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  61. Anonymous8/17/2010

    That would be perfect for a beginning knitter...like me! pizzadelong@yahoo.com

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  62. Wow, that looks awesome. I've been debating getting a stitch dictionary of some sort so thanks for the review.

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  63. I had not seen those books. They look very interesting.

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  64. These look like a perfect addition to any knitting library! Thanks for being so generous as to give a set away!

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  65. OH! I need these... ok, need is probably strong, how about I really want them! :)

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  66. How cool! I don't have any stitch dictionarys and was considering picking up one.

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  67. I would love to have these...I think it's time to move on from the basics for me :-)

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  68. I'm just starting knitting. I could use a little know-how. (P.S. I'm your lucky winner, jenn@dimlights(dot)com)

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  69. Oh I could really use those! I am a self taught knitter and need to have resources to refer to when trying something new.

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  70. Great recommendation. I saw these too on another blog and love seeing people agree about books.

    ;-)

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  71. These look great! I'd love to win!

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  72. this book looks great and super useful! thanks for offering one for free!

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  73. Oh man, these have been so talked about recently. They look great. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

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  74. Anonymous8/17/2010

    Love to have this book ! Thanks for the giveaway . This would defintely help my knitting mojo !
    Kim O

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  75. so nice of you to have a give away! i love that they are small and can be taken with you~

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  76. These look very cool! I would love to be the lucky winner!

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  77. What an awesome little book set! It's the first I've seen of them. A set any knitter could use... enter me, please! :)

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  78. ChrisInWi8/17/2010

    YES! Just what I need to be organized. Looks like a fantastic set. You are so generous!

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  79. Thanks for the giveaway - they would be handy to have in my knitting basket!

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  80. I love small and compact especially when your away from the internet and need to know how to do something.

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  81. Please pick me for the giveaway!! I love using them when I design afghan squares or mittens.

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  82. I saw these mentioned someplace else too, and they seem like they would be a constant source of inspiration.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  83. Oh! Yes! What a great collection...and a great giveaway!

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  84. Oooh! Even if I don't win, I think you just made my day. I love this concept and one way or another, I will get me some of these here books!

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  85. Kathleen8/17/2010

    The books look great! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  86. I would LOVE to win that! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  87. Oooh...how could I not leave a comment!? Am very curious to see how the author comments on the drape of a stitch. Thanks for the give away...whoever ends up with it!

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  88. I'm still new to knitting, I'm sure that would be so helpful. Thank you!

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  89. What a great little set, and a set that is portable!

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  90. This stitch collection looks fantastic, and it's much more portable than the Vogue versions.

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  91. What a clever idea. I like that it provides drape information. I would love a copy. Thanks for sharing!

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  92. Anonymous8/17/2010

    reference to go - love it!

    colleen


    murphycolleenATrogers.COM

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  93. Excellent give-away - count me (and my stitches) in!

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  94. I love the books..it looks so easy to carry..

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  95. I so appreciate you sharing all the books and your comments on them...helps to see what others think of them. These are going on the short list :)

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  96. oh wow, i would love to win this! if i don't, it looks so fabulous i think i'll have to buy it!!

    love your blog, by the way. its the perfect combo of knitting and everything else :)

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  97. well this would be just the thing.

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  98. Knit and purl, rib and cable, lace and specialty, the top six reasons to knit! All right in our little knitting bags!

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  99. I keep seeing these books around and they look so handy.

    I'd love to have a copy

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  100. Thanks for the giveway. Very cute.

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  101. What a clever idea!

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  102. What a good find! So cool!

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  103. Alycia C8/17/2010

    I have 2 knitting books my great aunt left me. I taught myself to knit from those, but would love to learn more and would really gain a lot from books like these.

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  104. It does seem like a nice condensed encyclopedia! Nice contest again! Have a great one too!

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  105. Just moved into a little apartment; these little books would be perfect :)

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  106. What a great idea. They look so neat and great for packing around in a knitting bag.

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  107. What great reference material! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  108. Charlene8/17/2010

    Stitch dictionary just what I need and would love to own! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  109. I have no idea where I saw this originally, but I was wondering what it was exactly. I didn't realize it was 5 tiny books! I don't have very many knitting books, and I've been looking for something like these. It was be an amazing to have these in my tiny (but hopefully growing) collection of knitting books!

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  110. It seems everyone loves these!! I bet so would I! I enjoy reading your blog and love your pictures, headless and all!!! Thank you.

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  111. pick me! pick me!! :)

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  112. pick me!! pick me!! :)

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  113. LOVE it! What a great idea and what a nice giveaway.

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  114. One way or another, I need these books. :-)

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  115. Alicia8/17/2010

    These look very useful! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  116. What a beautiful little set. I'd sure like one!

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  117. What a great idea. Hope I win!

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  118. Lisa B8/17/2010

    Learning "cables" is high on my to do list of life challenges to tackle! This might be just the motivation to get me started. Thanks so much for your blog!

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  119. marianne8/17/2010

    I would love to win these, as I don't have any stitch dictionaries yet. thanks for the giveaway! happy knitting!

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  120. These are just the thing to make me the master knitter I think I could be : )

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  121. Yes indeedy.... I WANT it! Thanks for the giveaway :) vk

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  122. Anonymous8/17/2010

    What a wonderful giveaway! I could really use that series of books!

    Ann H.

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  123. Christina8/17/2010

    who couldn't use another stitch dictionary for more inspiration.

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  124. I think this idea for a dictionary is genius! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  125. Even just the picture of the outside makes me want it! It's so nice and organized. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  126. As a relatively newbie knitter, this seems like the perfect addition to my library...and my knitting bag! I'd love to win them!

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  127. Christine8/17/2010

    Just what every knitter needs! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  128. Yes, please! I would love to win the little books. Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  130. Thanks for the giveaway! The books look terrific. I had not seen them.

    jsample on ravelry

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  131. these books look great!

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  132. I can never have enough books!

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  133. Thanks for the giveaway, this kind of book will be invaluable when I design a sweater.

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  134. Oh, how cool! Thank you for the chance of winning one!

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  135. I would LOVE to win this!

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  136. How thoughtful to have a give away! These books look wonderful :)

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  137. Your blog is my favorite. I do have a question for you. Do you have a stash of yarn or do you purchase as needed? It seems as though when you are ready for a new project, you are just purchasing it. I believe I have a stash problem and therefore, do not have the right amount for particular projects. I should be more prudent.

    Anyway. I love your blog. Keep inspiring us.

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  138. Such a clever idea. I collect stitch dictionaries, but am always scared of carrying them around with me.

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  139. I would love to have one!!! It looks so cool!!. Probably they also want to come to Spain ;-)

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  140. That looks so HANDY! Thanks :)

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  141. What a great little set of books. I'd love to win these. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  142. I need this set :) (really) am knitting my first sweater :) Such a fun blog :).
    have a haPPy day :), crystal

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  143. This set of books look so usable and interesting. Thank you for using them in a giveaway! =]

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  144. Would these be good for a beginner???
    They might save my very fancy knitting "friend" a heap of trouble!!

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  145. What a wonderful set of books! Yes, please!

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  146. Would love to win....I am in the thick of knitting the slouchy cartigan, but praying one day, it will be off the needles.

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  147. mrpablo8/17/2010

    Leaving comment, crossing fingers!!! Thanks for the chance to win these books.

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  148. wow, with a cover layout like that, I'd love to see what the insides look like. :)

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  149. Oooh, I haven't seen these before but they look aweseome!

    -craftytofu at yahoo

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  150. What a fab set of books, great giveaway! Jenny x

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  151. oh, i would love to win one!
    thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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  152. What a great resource. So many stitch reference books get so 'wordy'. How perfect!

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  153. Anonymous8/17/2010

    These would be so helpful. If I had these, I wouldn't have to look everything up on YouTube! Such a nice giveaway. Thanks~Jan

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  154. Looks like the perfect resource for a household with an experienced knitter and two learners!

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  155. Looks like a nice set of books. I love the design.

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  156. Lovley! They are so cute looking.

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  157. Ooh, that's a great giveaway. Thanks for offering it!

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  158. It looks like a very useful compilation. May have to check it out.

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  159. What a great giveaway! I am a beginning knitter (again) so I could use a "stick in the purse" reference book like this! By the way, I love your blog! It is one of the reasons I want to learn to knit again!

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  160. thanks for the giveaway! since my closest LYS is several thousand miles away, this is probably my only shot at getting my hands on these great books any time soon!

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  161. How ingenious...my fingers are crossed.

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  162. That is the greatest idea!

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  163. This looks like a great set--thanks for sharing!

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  164. Thank you for another great giveaway! I'd love a set of these!

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  165. Those are fantastic. Particularly for a knitter who is also a librarian [me]. And when not using them for reference, you can pull them out and hit people with them! A must-have for the knitting bag, for sure. :)

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  166. Anonymous8/17/2010

    Leslie, I enjoy your blog and flicker so much! You are truly a wonderful woman, and really wish I could meet you. :) Sue Love the collection!

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  167. What a great collection. I would love to own a set!

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  168. So nifty. I need this little collection.

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  169. How cute! You can never have too many knitting books!

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  170. I have looked at those books they are packed full of great information, would love to have them

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  171. Thanks for the giveaway, these books look wonderful. I'd love to have them to inspire me to start designing more.

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  172. How very awesome! Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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  173. Now that sounds neat! I'm still a knitting newbie and can use all the help I can get!

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  174. Those are perfect! I don't have a stitch dictionary and have always wanted one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  175. Cathy B8/17/2010

    Would make a perfect addition to my knitting library!

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  176. Wow! Awesome books!!! I used my Vogue knitting reference a ton, but I think these might even be MORE useful!!!!

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  177. Linda Swan8/17/2010

    Looks like a great little book-thanks for doing another give away.

    Linda

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  178. I have seen the books in a LSY would absolutely love to have a set>

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  179. I've seen these books, they're great.

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  180. Oh that would be a great addition to my library. Hope I win!!

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  181. Anonymous8/17/2010

    I am just a beginner and need all the help I can get. I covet your talent. :)~Peggy in TN

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  182. Darling, this collection is simply wonderful and it's so kind of you offer one as giveaway!!!
    Gooood luck everybody!!!

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  183. Thanks for doing a giveaway! How fun! And those books look so nice. I'm sure my knitting could use those.

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  184. I don't have a stitch dictionary and could really use one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  185. Lovely giveaway. This definitely looks like something useful to have!

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  186. I've been coveting that book!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Robyn
    knitpurlmama@gmail.com

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  187. What a neat set of books! I love it.

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  188. I would love to win these! Thank you and I love reading your blog!

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  189. Anonymous8/17/2010

    I have heard about these, and would LOVE to own them. Great size to carry around.

    Monique

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  190. I'd love to win this! Thanks for another great giveaway :)

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  191. What a great giveaway. Those would be such a help to me. I love the look of your next project too.

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  192. Susan G8/17/2010

    Oooooh, what a great little collection! Love to have that one!

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  193. Very cool. I'm always looking for interesting stitches.

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  194. You always have the best giveaways....I am crossing my fingers! Thank you

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  195. what a great collection!!! i need a stitch dictionary!

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  196. These would be wonderful to own. I'm always inspired by your photos.

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