Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Knitting and a Book Giveaway


I decided to play around some more with the top down sweater pattern.  Using the Poppy Cardigan Doll Sweater pattern once again, I cast on 66 stitches using Peace Fleece yarn instead of the 44 stated in the pattern and made short sleeves instead of long.  I just have to add the buttons.  It came out to be about a size 24 months.

I am still working on the scarf, disciplining myself to do one pattern set at least each day.

It has been very hard to squeeze in any reading time lately but wanted to pass on a book that I probably won't use much - Canning for a New Generation.  The recipes sound wonderful but are just a bit too exotic for my simple ways.  Please just leave a comment if you would like to win this copy.  I will choose a winner randomly tomorrow morning.

The winner of the canning book is "Amy C.T."  Please email me at naturalearthfarm@netzero.net with your address.
Thanks so much!

Joining in with Ginny today at Small Things for today's Yarn Along.


40 comments:

  1. That little yellow sweater is just adorable! I've done the pattern set discipline with blankets before. It's a good goal to help finish something that has become less inspiring. :) I already have Canning for a New Generation, and actually have really enjoyed many of the recipes. Feel free to skip me on the giveaway.

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  2. I am just starting out on my journey of canning and can't wait to try something new!! This book looks great and I would love to add it to my bookshelf! :) I'm always up for trying new things! :)

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  3. You are doing a great job on your sweater's...I see very soon in your future you will be making one for yourself very soon!

    I can't wait to see your finished scarf...I haven't made anything that has a complex pattern..I like to be able to pick up my knitting and then lay it down...I know that I would be able to make a lot more beautiful things if I could just work with a pattern.

    Add me to your drawing I might not be able to make many of the recipes but I would love to look through it.

    ~~Renee

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  4. Your sweater is such a beautiful, sunny color. Nice work!

    I'd love the chance to win this book, it looks like fun!Thanks!

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  5. I love that sweater! And I'd love a chance to win that book! If it's too exotic for me, I know my sister would enjoy it--she's a creative canner! ;)

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  6. I just adore the little sweater, it is so cute.
    I would love to be entered into your book drawing. Canning for a New Generation has been on my Amazon wish list for a while now and I would love be able to use some of the recipes.

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  7. Gosh I just love little sweaters. I'd love to be in on your giveaway! :D ~Kristin

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  8. Looks like a neat canning book - I would love to give it a try. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  9. That looks like a neat book - i would love to give it a try. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  10. I love the new sweater...it has such a lovely neckline. I have been eyeing that book for a while and would love a chance to win it.

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  11. Tonya...The yarn is beautiful, and so is the sweater. I'm not sure what you mean by knitting discipline ~ are you knitting a whole set each day (whoah!) or more like a set amount of rows to get through all the knitting projects. Surely, it is the latter ~ silly me.
    xo Jules

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  12. your sweater is lovely! And the book looks great....thanks for the chance to win!!

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  13. I love updated canning recipes, please enter me!

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  14. I got this book from the library - I would love to have a copy of my own!

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  15. The sweater is adorable! I really like the color you used! As for the book, it is one that I have looked at a lot, but haven't been able to buy. Would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance!

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  16. Such a generous giveaway - I have had this book on my wishlist for a while now and would love to win a copy! Thanks!!

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  17. 1. I love the sweater! I am always so drawn to everybody's finished projects in nice bright colours, but even when I buy yarn, telling myself the whole time that I WILL be buying colour, I come out of the store with grey or beige. I managed rust the other day.
    2. If you are including Canadian entries (I understand fully, if you are not) then please include me in the draw too. I have been having a hard time finding canning books here. I keep seeing the same 4 over and over.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  18. On the cusp of intermediate canner, would love this!

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  19. the sweater is knit in one of my favorite colors for little ones. so cute.
    I wouldn't use the book so don't enter me, thanks.

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  20. I love the sweater. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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  21. The sweater turned out really great! It's a lovely pattern and a really pretty color. The canning books sounds very interesting, would love to be entered into the drawing.

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  22. I have been and am going to learn to can (Finally!) in the next few months from a family friend. I am a foodie and do tend to love exotic recipes. Would love to win this book. The sweater came out beautiful by the way :)

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  23. I love the yellow sweater! Such a happy color.

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  24. You probably aren't wanting to send it to New zealand but I would be interested as I like preserving.

    I need to get my needles out and work on a hat to go with the scarf I knitted last winter (which is STILL waiting to have the ends sewn in!)

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  25. Sweet sweater. I love the wooden buttons. I'd appreciate a chance to win the book. Thanks :)

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  26. what a beautiful sweater!!! i would love to have that book ♥

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  27. I would love that book. I found your blog a few months back and I love it. The knitting is great and all the truly authentic living inspires me. Please keep writing and knitting.

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  28. The sweater is so adorable! I have some Peace Fleece in that same color. I also have a little girl who is just over 2 years old. I'll have to use your modifications and make a sweater for her. :)

    The book on canning looks very interesting. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.

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  29. You have talent. I would love to win your book.

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  30. I too have that same book from the library right here beside me. I would love to have one of my very own .
    Tracy P

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  31. I'd make good use of this book........ just finished doing some mustard bean pickles. I'm always looking for canning recipes. Please enter me, thanks!

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  32. I would love to be entered for the canning book. Thanks so much! The yellow sweater is such a pretty color!

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  33. Your sweater looks great! I am slowly teaching myself how to knit. Thanks for the chance to win the canning book.

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  34. Love the yellow sweater! And I have had that book on my wish list, would love to win it. Thank you!

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  35. What a generous (and useful) giveaway! Thank you!
    Patty S.

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  36. I would love a chance to win the book. I'd love to learn more about canning and don't own any books on the subject yet.

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  37. Canning is something we do a lot of around here! I would love to win a copy! That sweater is so adorable. :)
    bkbooth1 @ yahoo . com

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  38. I would love to try the book. I would love to knit like you, too ;)

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  39. your posts are gorgeous and always brighten up my day :)

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  40. Lovely sweater - I hope to knit one myself, someday! :)

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