A Contest! A Giveaway! Free Stuff!
A gifted designer from Ravelry has given me a copy of her new ebook to review and one to pass along to some lucky person...if you'd like a copy of your own, leave a comment here at my blog, and tell me who your favorite Hobbit character is. I'll leave the contest open until midnight, December 31, 2012, and then will draw a name at random to receive a link for the download.
Josie Mercier has designed five patterns for knitwear inspired by the book The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. You can see pictures at Josie's blog, and read about her long love of all things contained therein.
Each brings to mind a moment in Bilbo's adventures through Middle Earth. I am most drawn to the Elvish Singing Shawlette and the "Pocketses" vest, but I think the Mirkwood Satchel is intriguing as well. My only wish is that Josie had knit some of her projects in lighter colors, or done something different with the backgrounds to show off her lovely knits a bit better. The charts are clear and look like they'll be easy to follow, and the patterns seem to be well-written. I'm looking forward to casting on my first Hobbit-y project, and hope that you all will be tempted, as well!
Don't forget to leave your comment below so that you can be entered in the drawing. One entry per person, please. This is my first real giveaway, and I am easily confused! :D
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
There are many miniature books on my tree, including tiny reproductions of the Little Golden Books that filled my childhood bookshelves, a wee edition of A Child's Christmas in Wales, a red-and-gold-bound copy of The Night Before Christmas. Books are such an important part of my life, I couldn't possibly leave them off my Christmas tree!
This one plays a special Christmas message from Mr. Spock.
These were two of the last that I made, after the girls were 'too old' for Aunt Becky's handmade dolls.
Before these, I never made one for myself, and I have no pictures of any of them!
I hope if one of my nieces still has hers and should happen to read this, that they will email me some pictures of their Christmas dolls.
Each one was made with great love and care.
And so, Christmas is coming.
Be well. Be happy.
Next post, coming soon, a giveaway! I have been gifted by a fellow member of Ravelry with a copy of an ebook of knitting patterns inspired by The Hobbit.
Check back soon, and enter to win it for yourself.