calling all cowl lovers

Friday, September 24, 2010

I should be home right now.
However, I took my annual trip out west and decided to spend an extra day in San Francisco with a great friend. (That's Noreen!)
We did a bunch of fun stuff which of course included a trip to ImagiKnit. Allison couldn't be nicer... oh, how I love knitters.
Of course, a bazillion photos where taken of the city and the bridge. (And everything in between.)
I mentioned I would be talking about this fantastic book. Unfortunately, since I am en-route, I have no other photos than this to show you. (Sorry!) I can tell you that there are a bunch of cute cowls in this book. (Forty to be exact.) They range from quick and easy on chunky yarns to a little more advanced with intricate designs on finer yarns. Some are knit in the round, some back and forth. Lace, cables, striped. Really, a cowl for every cowl lover.

If you are interested in receiving a copy please leave me a comment between now and September 27th at 12 p.m. EST and I will have the random generator draw a name.
Happy Weekend!

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351 comments

  1. Looks like a great addition to the library - thanks for all the awesome giveaways!

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  2. I would love a copy of the book! I am a cowl girl who hasn't found the right pattern.

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  3. I'm looking for good cowl patterns right now! Would love this book!
    Jeanne L.

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  4. I have this book on my Amazon.com wishlist! I think it looks great!

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  5. Bobbie in AK9/24/2010

    This would be great to have - I am really into cowls and shawls at the moment. Thanks for the give-away.

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  6. Anonymous9/24/2010

    I've never made a cowl before. They look useful for the cold.
    mittenmonster

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  7. I would love to win a copy!

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  8. I LOVE cowls!!

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  9. WAIT~!!!! you were here and you did not call me :o(

    promise next time I will get a hint your local, we can meet up at imagiknit or llama llama knits

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  10. Very fun - they would make great gifts!

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  11. That´s a book for me. :o)

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  12. Loooooooooove cowls. My email is marie.quackk@gmail.com and my Ravelry name is knittynwitty. I hope I win! :)

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  13. Thanks for sponsoring a contest! PICK ME! =o)

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  14. Looks like a great book. I'd love a copy!

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  15. Count me as interested! :)
    Enjoy the rest of your trip and have a great weekend.

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  16. that would be such a nice book to have~ i would love for you to throw my name in the hat~

    happy weekending

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  17. Looks like some cute patterns!

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  18. Anonymous9/24/2010

    looks like you had a great time.The book had drawn my attention on Ravelry thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. I would be delighted to have a copy!

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  20. I'd love to win this! Great book.

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  21. I think I would love to win a copy of this book! My mom would love it if I made her a cowl for Christmas.

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  22. YAY! What a great giveaway!

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  23. Anonymous9/24/2010

    They look perfect for Fall which is fast approaching here!

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  24. These would make great gifts for the holidays!

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  25. I just knit a cowl and it was so fun...this looks like a great book. Have a wonderful time on the rest of your trip!

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  26. Michelle M9/24/2010

    The book looks great! Thanks!

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  27. Cowls are great for gifting, a good balance of yarn and time and a lovely gift

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  28. Oh my, I would love to have this book! It looks amazing, and I've been wanting it. :D

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  29. This book looks fantastic. I hope I am lucky today!

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  30. Oh Leslie- what a fantastic trip! I love cowls! I am working on right now...http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ThePomegranateGrl/jindabyne-cowl I sure would love to have a book full of them! Have an awesome trip!

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  31. you are so awesome for giving all these books away. thank you!

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  32. Anonymous9/24/2010

    Ohhh fingers crossed!! Thanks!

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  33. I looked it up on Amazon and the book looks like a lot of fun! I love cowls, so practical but nice looking!

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  34. Oooo that looks like a very nice book! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  35. Wow! I saw this book and have been wanting it ever since. That would be so cool!

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  36. susan m9/24/2010

    Isn't ImagiKnit inspiring? I love going there with my best knitting buddy too. The cowl book looks like fun. Thanks for offering it up.

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  37. Love cowls and would love this book!

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  38. oh lordy, i would love that book! a cowl is next in my queue.

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  39. Only attempted one cowl so far but its most definitely on my list of things to do still...love the store and love books....................

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  40. What a wonderful book - thank you for sharing!

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  41. lisa b9/24/2010

    An entire book on cowls? That is almost too much for a girl to ask for! Hope you are enjoying your trip.

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  42. Oh my goodness! Cowls are my favorite thing to knit because they go so quickly. I would love to win.

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  43. I would love to win! Thanks!

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  44. Oh wow...this book looks amazing!!

    Fingers crossed!!

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  45. Seriously cool giveaway! Thanks!

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  46. I just knitted my first cowl this year.
    Just. Love. It.

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  47. Looks like you had a fun time in San Fran! I've never knitted a cowl but I could use one right now to get used to colder times ;-) Great contest! Thanks! Have a great weekend too!

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  48. Yes please!! I love them! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. Anonymous9/24/2010

    Love the looks of the book. Thanks for so many give aways. Kelly D.

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  50. that cover photo just made me think about making a big chunky cowl to use over my head this winter on the walk to school

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  51. Looks like a fun book. I'd love a copy. Thanks for the chance.

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  52. I have been eyeing this book at my LYS. You are so right, it has something for everyone! Wishing you happy travels.

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  53. I love cowls and I love Cathy Carron's patterns so this looks like a winner!

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  54. I'd love to receive a copy!
    knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. Anonymous9/24/2010

    I am rockin' the cowl this season!

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  56. Ohhh... I am definitely a cowl lovaaa!

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  57. I would love to win a copy of the Cowl Girls book! Love your blog, too.

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  58. i would love to own this book...been looking at the patterns through ravelry....
    maddgriffsmom@gmail.com

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  59. Of course I'm interested! ;)

    Safe travels!

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  60. Shannon9/24/2010

    I am a cowl lover! I really am!

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  61. Joëlle9/24/2010

    As the weather is cooling down, I would love to make one of these to keep me warm. Thank you! P.S.I enjoy reading your blog.

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  62. Anonymous9/24/2010

    This book looks SUPER!

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  63. Jackie9/24/2010

    I've seen this book on a few other blogs and would love to receive a copy! I've bought yarn to knit a cowl for my niece and it would be great to have so many choices! Love your blog!!

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  64. I've never made (or worn) a cowl, but it would be fun to win and try one! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  65. And with cold coming, it's perfect for a "col" - in french.

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  66. you are a lucky girl to have some time in s.f.
    and thanks for this generous giveaway!

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  67. I have loved cowls for years. looks like a fun book.

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  68. I would be so happy to win a copy!

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  69. Anonymous9/24/2010

    This book sounds just like what I have been looking for. Wonderful. I would be beyond delighted to win it.

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  70. Thanks for offering this book as a giveaway. Cowls are such a fast knit I have a few on my list to make for X-mas this year.

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  71. Would love a copy of this book having 6 granddaughter who love to have me knit for them..

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  72. Victoria Maguinness9/24/2010

    Looks like alot of fun knitting to be done!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  73. Carrie B9/24/2010

    I love cowls, I would love this book, I love your blog.

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  74. I've just moved from a subtropical climate to a place where it doesn't really rise above 0 for the winter. I am definitely going to be knitting cowls!

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  75. So totally interested!

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  76. I am sooo interested. Thanks

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  77. Anonymous9/24/2010

    ME! ME! I Love cowls!

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  78. What a great book, it would make the perfect addition to any knitter's library, and I'd happen to think it would look right at home in mine.

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  79. Ha! There you are, at Crissy Field. I hope you enjoyed it here in San Francisco. ImagiKnit has a pretty amazing collection. Also...I just learned that ArtFibers is opening back up, here in the city. I've missed them and I'm thrilled. They might even be open now. You didn't get there before me, did you?

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  80. I'm ALL about Cowls! I haven't seen that book yet...! Hope to win. What a nice cheer up that would be (I'm on modified activity until I give birth - at least only about 10 more weeks to go.. but boy are they going slowly!)

    Thanks! Have a great weekend.

    Robyn
    knitpurlmama@gmail.com

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  81. Amanda9/24/2010

    Looks like a great book!! I'm just starting to think of Christmas ideas and that would be soo helpful!

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  82. Looks like some interesting knitting!

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  83. I would love the cowl book. Btw, that ImaginiKnits place looks awesome!

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  84. Awesome! Count me in!

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  85. Now that's a book for me! Looks great

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  86. I would love a chance to win. Thank You and enjoy the rest of your wonderful trip!

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  87. whitefish bay knitter9/24/2010

    I love knitting cowl's....this would be a wonderful book!

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  88. Looks like a fun book.

    p.s. The other day I was looking at a Chatelaine magazine and Debbie Travis was on the front. I assume you know who she is...anyway it dawned on me that you look like her an awful lot. Just a random thought for you lol

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  89. Tricia U.9/24/2010

    I'm working on a cowl right now and it's going to make a great gift. And that store - ImagnKnits, omg! I could spend some time there! Thanks for the opportunity at the book. So generous of you!

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  90. ooo...Cowl's are SO my favorite!

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  91. I wish to be lucky this time!
    Gracias,
    Paola

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  92. What a wonderful time of year to enjoy San Francisco. Hope you're having a great time.

    (Oh, you BET I'd like to win this one... )

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  93. What a beautiful book. Thank you for the opportunity to win it. I look forward to the book review. ;-)

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  94. Susan G.9/24/2010

    What a great name for a knitting store -- and what a great name for a book!!

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  95. I am a cowl loving girl that lives in Texas! Please pick me...

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  96. What a fantastic book and an even more fantastic giveaway! We could all only be so lucky! :-)

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  97. Elaine9/24/2010

    Whoa! Love the name and the cowls!

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  98. I would love a new book. It would help with the homemade holidays that I dream of actually doing.

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  99. would LOVE to knit up a warm cowl -- thank you!!

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  100. Would love this book.

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  101. Interested! The one in 2 shades of pink is calling to me.

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  103. Margaret Law9/24/2010

    I just saw this book recently. its looks awesome!!

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  104. oh how i'd love a chance to take a peek at that book!

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  105. please really want book mom would cmpletly luvv it!!

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  106. Hellz yes! What's better than a cowl?!

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  107. What an awesome book and giveaway! Enjoy your time in San Francisco!

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  108. What a fab book- I totally need a new cowl for the winter!

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  109. Thanks for hosting yet another fantastic contest! What a great book.

    knitgirlknit
    knitgirlknits@gmail.com

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  110. So glad you had a chance to have some good time to yourself, with a good friend and some yarn! (And so envious, too.) The book looks great, but no need to enter me - I'm up to my ears in patterns! Just glad you're having fun out in the wide world!

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  111. Wow, what a great giveaway. I enjoyed looking at your photos of the City. Always a fun place to play.

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  112. what fun. i'd love a copy!

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  113. Too fun! And you were in my neck of the woods. (no pun intended)..just two hours outside of SF. I will have to check out imagineknit.

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  114. I would LOVE to win a copy!

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  115. Cool! Working on my first 2010 cowl right now and am fully lovin' it.

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  116. ImagiKnit looks WONDERFUL! I'd love to be selected for the copy of the Cowl Girls book. Please pick me!

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  117. I visited Imagiknit when I was in the US three years ago. What a fantastic place! The book looks brilliant.

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  118. This looks like an absolutley stunning book, I would love to win it!!! Hope you had a fun trip, WOW, that shop looks like heaven!

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  119. Yes, I would love to have that book! I like the idea of selection on styles, difficulty, etc. and choices appropriate for different friends. :-)

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  120. I'm having a flash back to the cowls I used to wear. I'd love to win this one. Thanks!

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  121. Cowls are all the rage right now. Would love this book!

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  122. yes, yes, yes! This is just perfect!

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  123. woohoo deadline's on my birthday, give me birthday luck. *rubs palms together*

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  124. I've had a mobius cowl on my to-do list for ages. Thanks.

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  125. beautiful quick knits....love it.

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  126. Such a lovely book - this is the first I've heard of it!

    Great addition to a library and my goodness think about all the gifts one could make.

    Does anyone else find knitting in the rounds to be soothing?

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  127. what a wonderful book............I love cowls!

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  128. What a nice give-a-way! I would love to win!

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  129. Discoved you trought an itakien's blog.
    If you are interested of knitting, my *Les tricots de Béetrice De* should interest you. Self créations.

    hello from Lausanne, Switzerland.

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  130. Discoved you trought an itakien's blog.
    If you are interested of knitting, my *Les tricots de Béetrice De* should interest you. Self créations.

    hello from Lausanne, Switzerland.

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  131. Thanks for the tip on Imagiknit. We are headed to SF again real soon. Please include me in the random draw...

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  132. i would love the book! I have just returned to kitting and i love your blog!

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  133. Wow Cathy Carron, cowls and Autumn? ME PLEASE!!!

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  134. Never heard about the book before, but there are definitely some cowls in there I would love to make.

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  135. I haven`t seen this book before - it looks great! I`d love a copy.

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  136. Would love a copy and free is always good. Thanks for the chance.

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  137. Anonymous9/25/2010

    Unique Cowl! I have not made cowls and would love to use the book to make Christmas presents. Thanks for the offer.

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  138. Anonymous9/25/2010

    Unique Cowl! I have not made cowls and would love to use the book to make Christmas presents. Thanks for the offer.

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  139. I have been drooling over that book. Besides, the 27th is my birthday!

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  140. Anonymous9/25/2010

    Looks like a great book. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the offer. cynshep on ravelry

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  141. Anonymous9/25/2010

    Absolutely in love with the new project for fall...would enjoy having this book for the variety of patterns...thanks, Leslie

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  142. It's so sweet to see you in a picture with the Golden Gate in the background. Which lovely sweater of yours are you wearing?

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  143. I just learned how to knit in the round AND change colors. I think a cowl might be next. Off to buy larger size needles!

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  144. Oh a cowl frenzy.... love it!

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  145. I'd love to try a cowl! :)

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  146. The book looks great. I love knitting small projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  147. Love the title and I love making cowls!

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  148. Would love this book! There is no end to knitting cowls, and they make great gifts as well! Thx for the giveaway!

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  149. Wow - all those cowl patterns in one place - I love it!

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  150. Wow - all those cowl patterns in one place - I love it!

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  151. Oh my! Where has this book been all my life? I love cowls and can't wait for cold weather to arrive so I can start wearing (and knitting) them again.

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  152. It's the perfect time to start cowls!

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  153. Who wouldn't love a cowl - and so many patterns to choose from! Please add me into your giveaway.

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  154. This year I'm making a cowl - I've been a hold out until now. I love San Francisco! I hope you got to go to the Ferry Building - great little shops and food!

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  155. The knitting store at San Francisco looks lovely. I must make a trip to America one day to visit all the local yarns stores.

    The cover of that books looks great. Is this giveaway open to overseas bloggers?

    Mary

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  156. looks like a great addition to the library and a great source of stashbusting patterns

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  157. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the offer.

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  158. Maryvonne9/25/2010

    I love a good Cowl!

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  159. SF how wonderful! Thanks for offering the book!

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  160. I have never made a cowl, but I live in MN, sounds like a great idea

    If I don't win, I am going to get a copy of this book. Thanks for making me aware of it

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  161. Very intersested in the COWL girls book. My son's friend sings in the COWgirls choir and had much success in Toronto this summer. She is on tour in Ireland right now...what a great idea if I did one of these for her for Christmas...I think she would love it as she is also a "cowlgirl"...it all ties in!! (or it does for me).Good stuff, love the blog!!Happy ,happy days in San Fran (how jealous are we).

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  162. Leslie9/25/2010

    Your trip looks like an amazing time! Thanks for the giveaway. Looks like a great book.

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  163. Imagiknit looks AMAZING. I could just sit and stare aaaaall day (unfortunately I'm the wrong side of the pond to visit).

    That book looks amazing and I'll bookmark it in case I don't win 8D.

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  164. Anonymous9/25/2010

    Oh my, another great book. Looks fabulous. Please count me in.
    Thanks.

    Liane :)

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  165. Looks like a wonderful book. Thanks. Hope you had a great time in SF.

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  166. I want one - love love love cowls right now!

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  167. This looks like such a great book! I love everything that covers the neck, as I have short hair and the Mistral wind can be quite chilling, even in the Mediterranean climate:-)
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Daniela from France

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  168. Totally up my ally, not only do I love wearing cowls but love knitting them cos they're such a quick knit ;)
    Safe trip home Leslie.
    Hugs Denise

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  169. Oh cowls are my favorite knitting projects--especially in the round!

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  170. Excellent book! I was just thinking of knitting a cowl too.

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  171. i love knitting cowls - thanks!

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  172. I think this looks fabulous...

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  173. I love cowls! My daughters love cowls! Love the opportunity!

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  174. I'm super crazy about cowls! I would love this book!

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  175. Anonymous9/25/2010

    I love cowls, winter in Boston is COLD.
    Meghan V

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  176. Anonymous9/25/2010

    I didn't know about this book until you mentioned it the other day --- looks terrific!

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  177. Anonymous9/25/2010

    I didn't know about this book until you mentioned it the other day --- looks terrific!

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  178. Love the look of the cowl book. I love smaller projects like that--you feel as if you accomplish something without a huge commitment!

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  179. I have heard a lot of good things about this book. It sounds like it would be a blast and a good jumping off point if you wanted to try an idea of your own!

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  180. Anonymous9/25/2010

    Cowls. Cool. Would be an awesome fall knit!!!

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  181. mrpablo9/25/2010

    I love cowls! Thanks again for the chance to win this awesome book.

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  182. This book looks amazing! Cowls are so versatile and practical, yet so stylish! I would love to try out the patterns in this book!

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  183. I would love to have a copy of that book. Count me in!

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  184. I would love a copy of the book - just looking for a cowl pattern to take on holiday with me.

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  185. Looks like you're having a blast! I haven't been to SF in years but it's definitely one of my favorite places to visit. Love the photo of you with camera in hand. Have a safe trip back and a wonderful weekend!

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  186. I love hearing about a fellow "Noreen"! I don't run into too many that share the namesake. Looks like an awesome book!

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  187. thanks for the chance to win this. Looks like a great book

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  188. I´d love to be the lucky one
    keep knitting :-)
    Angelika from the most northern part of Germany

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  189. Would love to win this! Looks like fun knitting!

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  190. Trying to knit a caplet in the round, and keep knitting it twisted. My knitting group keeps telling me I am advanced beyond my ability to mobius "sp?". Will cowls work like that? Thanks for the chance at this book and possibly a new adventure.

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  191. Trying to knit a caplet in the round, and keep knitting it twisted. My knitting group keeps telling me I am advanced beyond my ability to mobius "sp?". Will cowls work like that? Thanks for the chance at this book and possibly a new adventure.

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  192. I'm busy designing cowls right this minute! This book does look pretty amazing.

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  193. You always have some great giveaways! Thank you!

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  194. ooh, I tried to win a copy of this on another blog and didn't. Thanks for offering me another chance. Suppose 2's might be a charm?

    LOVE San Fran too -- looks like you had fun!

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