Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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 

9 comments:

Karen Steenberg said...

Think it would be Eowyn, but also like Bilbo Baggins

Karen Steenberg said...

I would say Eowyn, but I also like Bilbo Baggins.

Becky said...

Karen, it's looking like your chances are very good to be the winner, as you are the only commenter so far! LOL

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Well I'm going to comment! But since I haven't read or seen The Hobbit (yet)...I'm going with a LOTR character..Pippin is my favorite hobbit..his journey is one about growing up..I also love Samwise, as he is so loyal...

and Gollum is such a tragic figure...so hopefully that will cover it! :)

Mary D said...

I love Bilbo as he is brave to take the first step to his adventure. I would have to be brave to do a couple of these patterns!

barazile, livpåIrland said...

Favourite character: Bilbo Baggins.
Love those patterns, what a talented designer!
regards
liz

amanda_cake said...

I haven't read or seen The Hobbit yet, but I plan do so soon!

Becky said...

Ok, Karen, Not-Gracey, Mary, barazile, and Amanda, you are all in for the drawing. Thank you all for posting! I will roll the die later today and announce the winner here in the comment box.
Happy 2013 to you all!

Becky said...

I rolled the die, and barazile, you are the winner! email me at bookish98{at}yahoo{dot}com and I will email your link to download your free e-book. Thank you all for joining in. I'll post an official notice as soon as I get to a WiFi provider.