Friday, November 14, 2008

Sweater Update and Giveaway

I don't write a lot about knitting. That's primarily because I don't do all that much knitting. But I like to knit and I like wearing and giving knitted items and I like to use knitting as a distraction from what I really should be doing. So, there's been some knitting going on here.
In the heat of the summer I bought some yarn to make the February Lady Sweater and oftentimes that's where the project ends. This time though things seem( I say cautiously) different. Hey, don't take my word for it. I have evidence.


I have one sleeve to finish and then it's ready to be blocked. I've already bought the buttons.


If you live in Austin or are visiting and want to be amazed, startled, brought to your knees by beautiful buttons(and who doesn't want to be brought to their knees by buttons), then you've got to stop by Silk Road . They have these amazing antique display cases filled with buttons unlike any you've ever seen. Seriously, you're not going to run into buttons like these at Joann's. Go ahead, buy a plane ticket and come into to town to eat Tex-Mex at Guerro's and buy buttons at Silk Road.
Before you do either of those things though, leave a comment and I'll enter you in my giveaway of these:


I got three complimentary copies of Stitch. Impatience led me to buy a copy at the store and my Mom only needs one to add to her collection of everything I've done since second grade, so that leaves me with two extra. And who better to share them with than you. Any comments between now(11:33 CST) and Sunday at 6:00pm CST will be entered in the drawing. I'll announce the winners on Monday.
Happy Weekending!

74 comments:

apple cyder said...

Stitch seems like such an amazing magazine with a whole bunch of my favorite bloggers. Congrats to you!

Molly

The WoodLand School said...

Guero's and Silk Road ... and your secret thrift shop ... what a perfect way to spend a day!
Thanks for your giveaway : )

Julie said...

Beautiful sweater. My parents live down the road from Silk Road. Such an amazing store. Yummy Guerro's too. My husband loves that place (as do I) so we usually go at least once a year when we visit the fam. Can't get yummy food quite like that in Massachusetts.

Julie Alvarez said...

I've seen that sweater before, somewhere on flickr. And I liked it a lot. Is that one for yourself? It's really nice.
I hope I win the stitch copy, because I want to see your project there!

Michelle said...

Contempo sewing?? What - is there such a thing?? I kid... Seriously, the magazine seems like a great idea, and a good way to engage younger people in the "fiber arts." Thanks for doing the giveaway! :)

Amy said...

It's a lovely sweater. I've made EZ's original baby version and thoroughly enjoyed the pattern. I hope you finish the sleeve, block it and get those fabulous buttons on in time for this season!

Funky Kim said...

Excellent giveaway! I want a copy and this would simplify my getting a copy!

And one of these days I will learn to knit. Just not today.

Hobocamp Crafts said...

Looks like a wonderful magazine to be a part of! The sweater you're making is gorgeous! Congrats on your success!
I'll have to get my hands on one- :)

Amber said...

The sweater is beautiful - knitting is on my list of things to learn :-)
I would love to be entered to win the magazine - I've searched for it here but can't find it.

Dale Anne Potter said...

Only have seen STITCH advertised in QA or online - our store that carries magazines hasn't gotten it in yet.
THANKS for the chance to win one!

Heather said...

The sweater is gorgeous -- congratulations on it almost being finished.

I'd love to be entered into the drawing!

buebau said...

O God! I'm totally crazy about pretty buttons. And unfortunatly I can't find many around here. So I must buy a plane ticket (from Portugal)!
Take a look at what I found a few months ago in the street: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fio_d_art/2550937849/ (a little treasure).
Congrats for the feauture in the magazine, thats great!

jacquie said...

gee i wish i could knit. this is beautiful. i'd love to see you in stitch!

maryse said...

i'd love a chance of winning a copy. congratulations!

Melanie said...

Thanks so much for doing the giveaway. Gosh, I'd love to visit Austin...someday... :0)

mountain-quiltist said...

I'd love to win one!
I've been reading you for a while and enjoying your blog. I'd enjoy Austin too....seems like it's a city that supports artists, musicians, designers, architects and like-minded folks.

The P*dunc's said...

this sweater is beautiful! I already sent my knit-whiz friend the link to it. I wish I could knit without having to undo my project a dozen times!

Deb said...

I've been looking for a copy. Luck would be sweet!

Lisa Boyer said...

Very pretty sweater--I've had my eye on that pattern for a long time. I love the color you chose. Thanks for the give-away.

Karen said...

I'd love to check out the magazine!

Kristin L said...

Sign me up! I'd love to see more of your wonderful quilt inside! I'd also love to come eat real tex mex and drool over buttons. Sounds like a great time!

Amy Hodge said...

Lovely sweater! I so impressed. I've only knitted one (kinda wonky) washcloth. All those crazy abbreviated instructions for patterns really intimidate me. And I have been dying to check out the new Stitch!

Libby said...

I am too excited to get my hands on Stitch - by any means that I can...so count me in!

nettie said...

count me in...i really want to get my hands on this magazine!

mel said...

I can't wait to see your quilt in it! Congratulations!

Joyce said...

I'd really like to have a look at that magazine so count me in!

Robyn said...

I will be in Austin for Thanksgiving, (my husband's hometown), so thanks for the shopping and eating tips! We'll be sure to take a break from turkey for tex-mex! And maybe I'll be able to steer the rental towards Silk Road if I'm lucky!

Sandy said...

I would LOVE a copy of this! So exciting to have a little something in there.

domoshar said...

I would love a copy of this very issue from you. It will make it really special. Thanks for the chance!
Like your cute issues arithmetic.

Jeni said...

Me, me, pick me! Love your blog and that mag looks great. :-)

Tam said...

Love the February Lady sweater. I keep seeing them everywhere and want to make one for myself soon-- maybe after my body recovers from baby.

The skirts in that magazine look amazing.

Ashley said...

Love your sweater! and those buttons! I've been wanting to get my hands on a copy of that magazine - I hear it's wonderful! here's hoping!

anniem said...

I love your quilt in Stitch magazine. I've been looking for a quilt that's abit different (in a good way) to put on my living room wall and I think yours fits the bill. I'll have to buy the book if I don't win it. The knitting is terrific too. I saw the pattern somethwere else and saved it for my SIL in the hopes she'd take pity on me and knit me up one. I'm all thumbs when it comes to knitting. Congrats, eutonisAnn

walterandveronica said...

ooooh! I've been wanting to get my mitts on that magazine since every blogger I read seems to be in it ;)

Rhiannon said...

Oh wow that sweater is looking gorgeous. LOVE the buttons. And can't wait to get my grubby paws on that magazine.

tam said...

WoW! Gorgeous sweater! I have a addiction to buttons-and magazines, please do enter me! WoooHooo!
And thank you for having a wonderful give away!
~Tam :D

Chrispy said...

I love the square buttons on the FLS. Congrats on the mag.

Michaela said...

Beautiful sweater! I once started knitting myself a vest (I was probably 11 or 12, by the time I finished it was too small atready. Here goes my knitting.

Susanne said...

Oh, I'm dying to get my hands on a copy of this new magazine!

Jen said...

I've already got my copy of Stitch, so don't enter me in your giveaway, but I had to comment becasue your sweater looks great! That second sleeve is going to fly by!

SummersDesigns said...

I love your work and have been reading your blog for some time now. I would love to win a copy of Stitch!
Ginger

andrea said...

ooh I'd love a copy.
I've had my eye on that sweatr pattern too....

Kellie said...

this would be my first Stitch Mag, and i think i would get sucked right in...

Cindy said...

can't find the mag anywhere so I am thrilled to possibly win one. Love the sweater!

KF said...

Thanks for offering the magazines! I'd love to see your work in print. I've been reading a lot about STITCH on blogs.

Jennifer said...

I SO miss Texas! I'm a bit jealous that you get to live there.

I'm pumped about your pattern, and I'd love to get a copy of the magazine!

gwensmom said...

Don't put me in the drawing- I bought a copy yesterday. You are right- it's a great mag! Your quilt looked fabulous.

susan said...

i love buttons!!! i search them out when traveling to find unusual ones. sounds like a road trip to me. add texmex and creativity and i am a goner.

Regina said...

Hi,

Beautiful sweater! Did not know it gets cold in Austin.. Put the Silk Road web-address with my online shops, and maybe even will visit it one time. Stitch looks very inviting, have read about it in various blogs, so please count me in!

leslie said...

i am seeing this lovely magazine popping up everywhere. and it looks amazing. including your great project!

Jilly said...

That sweater looks really cozy -- beautiful work.

I really enjoy you original and creative dying and quilting. Thanks for sharing it on your blog.

Congratulations on being in a magazine. I don't know if we'll get that one around here, so I would love a copy.

Madison Avenue Baby said...

Beatiful sweater. Looking forward to seeing it finished.
Yes - I would love a copy of the magazine! Thanks

Kate said...

What a beautiful sweater and quilt! I love how colorful the quilt is. I'd be honored to wine a magazine.
kate_koenig@yahoo.com

steph said...

i'd love to have a copy of stitch! thanks for having a giveaway!

Diana said...

Your sweater is lovely and I too have a button collection but not all are so beautiful...

fran said...

Great sweater ! Can't wait to see it modeled...
& thanks for the button tip. I LOVE buttons.
Have you ever been to TENDER BUTTONS in
NYC ? It's heaven.....Congrats on STITCH !...
thanks for doing a fun giveaway & for being
one of my favorite blogs !

melissa s. said...

love the sweater. makes me want to learn how to knit!

Annie said...

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. It seems like a lot of my favorite bloggers/crafters are fetatured in that magazine, but I haven't gotten a chance to see it yet :)

amandajean said...

your sweater is fabulous! I LOVE the buttons, too.

Eric said...

I would llllooooovvvvvveeeeeee a copy of Stitch!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Nice sweater! I envy anyone who can knit... I have no patience for it but I love it when someone else can!

kristin said...

how fun to have your work included in that issue. i'd love to check out a copy.

(i just stumbled across your blog for the first time via one of your flickr photos. your quilts are lovely)

kristin

Anonymous said...

Hi, just found your blog last week. Love your quilts! Boy, I'm interested in the Stitch magazine.

craftmonkey said...

i've been having the worst luck trying to find a copy of stitch!

Kelley said...

I love that yarn that you used. What is it? Great job on the sweater.

emily said...

love the sweater and count me in for the giveaway!

Janet said...

Oh my, what a wonderful magazine. Thanks for the giveaway. And congrats on having your craft featured!

TaraJ said...

Looks like a very fun mag! I've been glancing around for it locally with no luck.

meg said...

I can't find the magazine around these parts either and I'm dying to see it!

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

After we visited you Frances took me to Silk Road.
Amazing place.
You are so fortunate to live close.
K

Ritz said...

did I make it in time???

the Campfollower said...

If I still have time I want to be entered! I love everything you do too! YOu are one of my stitching heroines.

Angie said...

Love the sweater - and excellent giveaway, count me in!

sugarcreekstuff said...

Crud, I don't get much of a chance at the computer on weekends with kids home and all. I missed the deadline, I may just have to splurge on this one.