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Thursday, August 18, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Vogue Knitting Knitopedia

It took 5 years for Trisha Malcolm, the Editorial Director of Vogue Knitting and her crew to put together this comprehensive volume of all possible knitting terms, techniques, fibers, history points, and people of the industry. More...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Knitting at Home


This book is written by one of the Australia's top knitwear designers Leanne Prouse. Her Ella Rae brand of yarns is in the focus of this book. Leanne offers 60 designs that are sorted out into 6 chapters named as a certain "room". It is also a play with words. Just listen to it: "A Room for Relaxing", "A Room for Little Ones", "A Room for Living", and so on. More...

Friday, August 12, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: 60 Quick Baby Knits

Looking for a quick knitted baby gift? Do you know about the new book by Sixth&Spring Books called 60 Quick Baby Knits?

It is fabulous! This book is the second one in the series that features a specific Cascade Yarn. The first one is 60 Quick Knits. This time the yarn used throughout the book is Cascade 220 Superwash which is perfect for baby knits. It also offers tons of colors, so you can make the same project many times using different one every time. Here is a little tease for you. More...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

TODAY'S GUEST: AMY POLCYN

THE DESIGNER'S STUDIO CELEBRATES ITS 30 th INTERVIEW!

Amy Polcyn is a very prolific designer whose work can be found in such magazines as Knit Simple, Vogue Knitting, Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Knitter’s, Creative Knitting, Knit n’ Style, Yarn Forward. Amy contributes her designs to many books and she is also the author of Knit a Dozen Plus Slippers.Read in full..

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Food inspirations

I am always on a lookout for some good ideas for my cooking. Here is something new in my repertoire. A little bit of soft goat cheese sandwiched between two rounds of microwaved beets (you need to poke a raw beet root in a few places, so it does not blow up and wrap it in a paper towel)

In a center there are pieces of lox. It is a cold appetizer.


Plus this delicious traditional Dutch mustard soup.

In a center you see a garnish of bacon and green onions.
If any of you are interested in this recipe, I can post it later.

Monday, August 8, 2011

AND THE BOOK GOES TO...

It was so much fun reading all the comments about Laura Zukaite new book. It is time to announce the winner. There were 17 comments (one was left on the home page and 16 on the review page) total.
I used the True Random Number Generator and it gave me this result :

The winner is number 12 comment and the name is katjab !! Congratulations!

Please contact me with your information and I will arrange that the book will be sent to you.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

TWO LUCKY WINNERS OF FREE TICKETS TO VKL!!!

O.K. people! Here it goes!

As you know I was given the opportunity to give away two free passes to Vogue Knitting Live in Los Angeles. The deadline for comments was August 1st.

I want to thank all of you for participating. We all have something in common: knitting.
Make sure you come back and see what else I have to give away. There is still this giveaway going on. I have more coming.

Today's winners:

I assigned the numbers to people who left comments. There are two comments from the same person. So, although there are 17 comments in total, I used 16 as a total number and the one comment from "Clara" did not get an assigned number. This way it is all correct.

The numbers were put in The Random Number Generator twice to get a winner one at a time.

Are you ready?...............................

The first ticket goes to......... the number 9............ "Larkin" !!!

The second ticket goes to......... the number 2............ "Pam" !!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH !!! Please send me your email addresses. I will forward them to Vogue office and they will send you the pass.

This is so great! I love doing this. I hope you will go and make sure to find me there.