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Giveaway Update!

Filed under: Announcements,Blog Admin — folkcat at 8:46 pm on Friday, August 24, 2007

LOL…okay, count me as new and clueless at this review and giveaway thing. Did I really just, basically, pan the book, then ask if any of you wanted it?

Even though I did try to find nice things to say about it, that was pretty lame. So how about this – the winner of the drawing will get a choice of either

  • The Yarn Girls’ Guide to Knits for All Seasons, or
  • A bundle of my own handmade beaded stitch markers, valued at up to $30.

All other parameters of the giveaway will remain the same, i.e.:

  • Enter by commenting on either this post, or the previous one, before noon Eastern time on Monday, August 27th, 2007. Only one entry will be granted for commenting.
  • An additional entry can be earned by mentioning this giveaway on your blog and linking to it. Be sure to tell me in e-mail or comments that you’ve done so.

Does that make for a better prize offering? And I promise, next time, unless I gave a glowing rave review, I’ll save the book for some future occasion!


Comment by JessaLu

August 24, 2007 @ 11:16 pm

I’d like the book – I have other books by them that I like :o) Thanks, Jen!

I like to think of their knitting designs as ‘classic’ ;o)

Comment by Leesa

August 24, 2007 @ 11:41 pm

Well don’t forget… you ‘panned’ the book from the perspective of how it suits your needs and the ways it may fall short of it’s self-proclaimed target audience. However there are probably plenty of folks for whom it would work just fine, so it’s a great give-away in that regard. Since I’m not a knitter (yet) though, you don’t need to put my name in the hat. 🙂

Comment by Elspeth

August 25, 2007 @ 3:19 am

Your stitch markers are gorgeous – that’s worth way more than the book!

Comment by Susie

August 25, 2007 @ 8:47 am

I share your frustration with the whole sizing thing… The schematic drawings help some with adjusting the size to fit self, but a hint about the ease would be useful too. There’s nothing more frustrating than putting so much time into a project only to realize that you won’t be wearing it.

That said, I’m partial to the knit sweatshirt/hoodie and the classic cable sweater.

I’ve always been irritated by the way the fashion world treats women of size. I recall a conversation with a Lane Bryant customer service person about why the clothing in the catalog was shown on small (size 12-14) women when the product was sized for 28-54. She patiently explained to me that their marketing department had determined that no one wants to see a dress on a fat woman. I exploded. How the h*ll can I figure out what something will look like on my size 52″ hips when the model has 36″ hips? And just WHO decides what ‘fat’ is?

There has been no Lane Bryant in my life since then, about 12 years ago.

Big Girl Knits is headed in the right direction, but I think I’d like to see more classic looks…not all of us want to look ‘hip’ (pun intended.)

Sorry for the rant. And thanks for the review…

Comment by Carol

August 25, 2007 @ 3:12 pm

Okay, for cool stitch markers I will totally put out. Heh. I also linked to your post in today’s blog post. So, what does that make me?

Comment by Stacey

August 26, 2007 @ 11:35 pm

I come back from 6 months of raising some babies and have 71 of your posts to read!!! I have missed reading about the Ratties :o)

Hope you are well!


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