Monday, July 23, 2012

I forgot! Book giveaway

Last time, I reviewed Cast On, Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor, but I forgot to announce the book contest! I'll be giving away one copy of this great little volume on Friday, July 27 - otherwise known as the first day of Ravellenics. If you'd like to win, leave a comment below. Anything will do, but if you're participating in Ravellenics, I'd love to hear about your project. Thanks for playing!



87 comments:

  1. I'm trying to finish a sweater before school starts again.

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  2. I am designing an amigurumi for the ravellenic games this year!

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  3. Good luck to all the Ravelry participants!

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  4. Hi there! I've been absent from Ravelry for a while. Moving has consumed me and exhausted me. I'm finally back to knitting, and what a coincidence -- I borrowed this very book (and a great one it is!) from the library when I got my brand-spanking new card this weekend. How wonderful it would be to win it from you!!!! I love the book. In fact, if I don't win it, I am going to buy it!

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  5. No Ravellenics this year. I am trying to finish lots of odd projects, deadline stuff and my TdFleece project.

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  6. No Ravelenics for me...this summer I am trying to return seeing knitting as the relaxing,contemplative activity it used to be in my life.
    t_a

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  7. I'm trying to finish a baby blanket for a friend who's about to become a first-time grandma!

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  8. I'm thinking of knitting my daughter a gradient sweater form my Tour de Fleece handspun. My problem is going to be aligning the gradient the way I want, and not running out of yarn... That's what I want a provisional cast-on for: so I can start from the shortest plausible point and knit bottom-up, and then go back and add more, if I do indeed have more yarn I can add.

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  9. I'd love to win this book. I'm always messing around with new cast-ons to see if I like something more than what I usually use (twisted German caston).

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  10. Oh, I SO need this book! I am forever trying to dig around in my various books and bookmarked websites, trying to find directions for a particular cast-on or bind-off. It would be heavenly to have all of them in one place!

    I'm another devotee of the Twisted German/Old Norwegian, but in recent years I've become enamored with the tubular cast-on/bind-off for projects with ribbing.

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  11. Oh, I'd love this book.

    I have two things planned for Ravellenics, both shawls: Multnomah and Blight. I'm on vacation for much of the Olympics, which could work for or against me -- plenty of free time but not much solitary time for knitting. Aim high, I say!

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  12. Thanks! Looks like a great book.

    My plan is to knit a Squall shawl for Ravellenics. If I should happen to finish early I will go back to knitting a cardigan for my Mom. Her birthday is in early September so there's still plenty of time to finish :)

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  13. Thanks for the book giveaway and the chance to win. I find your blog very inspiring! I want to make everything you make. Well, almost everything. Ha. Love to watch your progress and see how you manage to adjust your patterns. Thanks again. Terry

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  14. Ha! When you talked about the book and did not offer it, I figured you wanted to keep it for yourself!

    I have a sweater in progress that I plan to finish for Team KNitting at Large!

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  15. Never won anything in my life, but darn it, I would love to win this little book!
    Thanks for offering it!!!

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  16. I planned a frogging/reknitting project, but then had a moment when I thought the Olympic opening ceremonies were Tuesday (meaning last Tuesday), and now I'm about halfway done with it.

    I need a plan B, clearly...

    I've had my eye on this book for a bit-- thanks for offering it as a giveaway!

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  17. I've already posted this in the rav group, but I'm planning to knit a sweater during the games. It probably won't get finished, but I'm going to try!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Jennie
    rav name dayartist

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  18. I wasn't planning on participating, but the Olympic fever is starting to get to me.

    I've got all the yarn and the pattern to make Chickadee, I'm considering doing that. But informally, on my own. Cause I hate to fail...

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  19. Looks like a great book! Not participating in the Games but will be cheering everyone else on from the sidelines!

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  20. I'm going to try to make a men's cardigan... it's probably crazy, but that's what it's all about right?

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  21. Not sure if competing. Still mad at USOC. If I do, will probably work on finishing my featherweight WIP.

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  22. Still not sure if I'm competiting either - I've got a lot on my plate and I'm not sure I want to take the time to work on something else. But I'll be watching some of the performers, at least.

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  23. I would love to win a copy. It looks like a great book! gussek on Ravelry

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  24. I will be working on a mystery blanket with an olympic theme. Its my first born sons birthday on the 27th and I would love to win this book, it looks fab.

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  25. I'm competing in the Shawl Sailing event with the Minknit group KAL. It's a lovely design!

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  26. I'm still torn with my conscience which is telling me to finish my Black Cherry Drama already and get it out of the way versus, the cute little devil on the other shoulder whispering start-itis on all the lovely things in my queue, in this case Eadon... so being that finished the BCD is actually causing me to wrestle with procrastination, I think that one will win out, this time...

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  27. I have completely over-committed myself to my Ravellenic projects! I hope to complete: a cabled lace scarf with beading, finish my Dr. Who scarf wip, make colorwork mittens and perhaps a baby sweater.

    I know! Too much! I hope I complete at least 2 of these!

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  28. I plan to knit a scarf for the Red Scarf Project. Time got me last year and I didn't get around to making my yearly scarf. This year it's going to be done this summer.

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  29. I am in love with this book, just from reading reviews. Hope to view it in person someday. :)

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  30. I'm knitting the oatmeal sweater. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!

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  31. Hi Julie -- I'm been eyeing this book at the LYS, so winning it would be fantastic! I'm participating in the games starting on Friday --- I'm on the Knitting at Large team - love my avatar! I'm going to finish a sweater I started this spring - just a basic white one.

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  32. This looks like an excellent book. Sadly I'm not at a point where I can participate in Revellenics.

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  33. What a great give away. I'd love to win the book. I need some more cast ons and bind offs to draw on. Thank You. I've had a terrible case of startitis and am determined to get some things finished. So while I'll not be actually participating in the Revellenics, my goal is to finish at least 3 things. Good luck to all.

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  34. I am not doing Ravellenic games, too much happenong here. But, I would love to win this as I need to expand my cast off techniques.

    Karen aka purplepenguin on Ravelry

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  35. I am boycotting the games because of the way the IOC treated Ravelry!

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  36. I'm working on a summer shell and would love to win this book!

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  37. As I continue loking at the blogs on this book tour, I have realized that I know more techniques than I realized, but I am in a rut with long tail and plain bind off. Thanks for the contest.

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  38. Oh, Julie, I'd love a copy of this book. It looks really useful.
    For Ravellenics I'm making toys, mostly for charity (1 for my son's friend).

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  40. My top-down, hand spun sweater has been languishing for months - I've entered it into the WIP Wrestling to get it finished!! And the wool I spun up for the Tour de Fleece will become socks in the Sock Put competition!! I'd love to have that book!

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  41. Sounds like an awesome book that I would love to add to my craft library. I was so intrigued when you wrote about it. I would love to win a copy.

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  42. i would love to add this resource to my knitting library! this is my 1st try at Ravellenics...i'm going to do another prayer shawl and baby blanket for my ministry group in charity category.
    thanks for offering the book!
    ^)^linda

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  43. I'd love to receive this book! My actual knitting has been curtailed a bit as of late due to an RA flair affecting my right hand, but I've been virtually knitting daily!!

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  44. I haven't tried the Games yet. Saw your write-up of this book and thought it would be a great new learning tool for me. Thanks!

    dianen on ravelry

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  45. I was just visiting my library's network and ALL of the copies of this book are on request in the entire network!
    Must really be a great book! They had to order more copies. If I were to request this book at the library, I wouldn't get to the head of the queue for MONTHS!!!!
    The winner of this drawing is blessed big time! LOL Julie really can spot the good books!
    t_a

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  46. Hello Julie,

    I'm totally on board for Ravellenics! This is my first year and I'm with team Sherlocked. We've got an inter-team rivalry going with team Tardis in the british cricket division. The team with the most FINISHED british cricket items wins. I'm super excited about it. I've decided to learn how to do intarsia. I'm making a Union Jack pillow with "221B" on the back in honor of Sherlock.

    Sounds like Cast On Bind Off would be an excellent addition to any knitters library. I would LOVE to win.

    Thanks!
    ~Hstagner

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  47. I'm ready for Ravhellenics and would love the Caston book.

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  48. Not really participating in ravellenics as I am casting on and off new projects usually weekly anyways

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  49. Not taking part in Revellinics, but would love the books. Thanks, georgi

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  50. I've got two sweaters to wip wrestle for teamKAL and a couple socks to frog, and one mitt to make a match for, for team Grilled Cheese.

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  51. I am not doing Ravellenics because I am in the midst of selling my business (a marathon in its own right) but i really,really would like to have this book...I need it. mary in Cincinnati

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  52. Not doing the Ravellenics but just starting the Wingspan shawl. Love your site and seeing all your great projects.

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  53. What fun! I'd love to win the book.
    I am currently working on Colour Affection

    Luvsknittin on Ravelry

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  54. After years of book lust, I finally broke down and bought 'Japanese Knitting Patterns Book 250.' I'm going to do a sleeveless shell using one or more of its amazing cable and lace patterns. I'd better get cracking and do the math, though, because it's only a couple of days away.

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  55. No Ravellenics - I will be trying to survive going back to work after maternity leave instead. But this book looks super-handy!

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  56. No Ravellenics for me. I'm knitting scraps into hats for afghans for Afghans and finishing a shawl and sweater that are on the needles.
    Looks like a great book and I'm happy I found your blog through this book tour.
    Teal on Ravelry

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  57. I would love to win this book! I have been asked to teach someone's 76 year old Mother how to cast-off her knitting projects, which she can't seem to end, I guess. This book would help me give her the most information that I can...I might even give it to her if I won it! No Ravellenics for me this year...Trying to keep up with my 2 and 6 year old is enough right now...

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  58. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm not officially participating in Ravellenics, but I'm hoping to pick a pattern to work on just during the London games.

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  59. No games for me this year, but I'd love to win a copy of the book - it sounds great. I love the Old Norwegian cast-on, too, but usually only use it for socks and sometimes for ribbing.

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  60. Thanks for the give-away. The book looks fabulous! I'm working on making a bunch of felted bowls for some girlfriend gifts. Vera

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  61. I'd LOVE a copy of this book! I was just thinking 'Somebody should really collect all the cast ons and bind offs into one place so I'd have a resource!'

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  62. I would love to win this book. I am not going to be participating in the Ravellenics this time because I am knitting a lace shrug for my dughter-in-law to be to wear over her wedding gown in the church. I started it before the games, and it has to be my go to project to be sure that it is done in time for the wedding. Since I am making the pattern up as I go, it is taking a log of time, not to mention that it is cobweb weight yarn. Thank goodness she is a tiny thing, unlike me.

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  63. One more not doing Ravellenics. I have to finish a top to take to stitches midwest for a yarn shop, then I'm making Pomme de Pin for myself. Sweet.

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  64. I would love to have this book. I rely on my two old reliable standbys for casting on and binding off - time to learn something new! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  65. This looks like a great book -- thanks for offering a copy!

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  66. loving the blog tour. thanks for the chance to win

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  67. I just found your blog, and you happen to be having a book giveaway. How lucky is that?

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  68. This book looks awesome....I want a copy so bad...hope I win!

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  69. I would love a copy of this book-can't believe there's so many different techniques.

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  70. I wish I had time for the Ravellinics, but my plate is too, too full. But I'd love a copy of this booK!

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  71. I'm thinking the Galiano vest in sea silk but haven't fully decided

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  72. Book looks really interesting. I'm also signing up for the Rave... whatever they are.

    Aloha,

    Lisa
    tropicalknits@aol.com

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  73. I'm not officially participating in any ravel-group. But I should attempt to finish my modern quilt wrap that I started during the last winter olympics. g

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  74. this sounds like a book i defiantly need! thanks for the offer. =]

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  75. I am just trying to finish all of the "baby knits" that are required for the new babies that have arrived/will be arriving during the next few months. jdthomas1974(at)msn(dot)com

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  76. Hi Julie,
    My Ravellenic goal is to finish 6 of my older wips: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/titinil?set=ravellenics-2012&view=thumbnail

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  77. I am going to make a felted purse because it will allow me to watch the games as well as knit. Lots of garter stitch in the round!

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  78. Hello! I'm a side supported and cheer on all my friends as they knit and crochet their little hearts out. I work so I can't give the time that I would truly love to. I'm a one castor bind offer wonder and think this book would do me good. Hopefuly that may happend. Thanks for the chance

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  79. I'm planning on making 2 projects from "The Sock Report" for the Games. P.S. I live in Germantown too!!

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  80. This book will be a great addition to my knitting reference library. I'm so eager to look through it and learn some new techniques.

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  81. Thanks for doing a giveaway. I would love to win this book as it would be very helpful to me.

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  82. Finally a great resource for just Casting on and off! :D

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  83. I've heard a lot of great things about this book recently. I'd love to learn new ways to start and finish projects! Thanks for the chance to win!
    shortyssutures (at) gmail (dot) com

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  84. I'm so late replying I don't even know if it still qualifies as friday, but here I am. I'd love to win a copy of this book. I could really use it.
    I'm trying to finish projects, and may start a sweater for fall during the Olympics.

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