GIVEAWAY – Knitting for Dummies and Headwrap Pattern

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

THE PRIZE

josey knits giveaway

This week’s giveaway is for 2 great products – Knitting for Dummies and a Flower Power Knitted Headband pattern from Etsy seller Josey Knits.

MY REVIEW

Josey Knits

I learned how to knit in January of this year, so I’m  very new to knitting, but I love it and have been having so much fun learning new skills. I haven’t yet finished my knitted Flower Power headband yet so I don’t have any pictures, but I’ve learned how to increase which was scary and intimidating at first but not hard at all.

joseyknits

Josey is the artist behind some beautiful knitted headbands and the Flower Power headband is for beginners. When I first got the pattern and saw all the increasing and decreasing I thought that was beyond my beginner skills, but it’s totally not. So this pattern is perfect for experienced and new knitters alike.

Her headbands are so cute and I especially love the flowers on the Flower Power headband. And knits are so much softer and stretchier and comfortable to wear.

Thanks Josey!

Knitting for Dummies

Like I said, I learned how to knit in January and after my first lesson I went to the library and checked out Knitting for Dummies. I read through almost the whole thing and went back to my teacher the next week with enough knowledge to ask questions. That’s what this book has done for me – given me a foundation and basic knowledge so I can know what questions to ask my teacher.

This book has been invaluable in helping me decipher patterns, understand the importance of gauge, learn about the different types and materials of needles and why you would use what, know how to fix common mistakes, switch colors, and so much more.

It’s a great reference book for any knitter!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Make a comment on this post before midnight Friday, May 21.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Monday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{These products were provided to Vanilla Joy for review purposes.}

{ 70 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bethany May 17, 2010 at 9:57 am

Wow! The first one! I have always wanted to learn how to knit! I have a huge stash of yarn just waiting for some instructions. This would be perfect. Oh! And your button is always on my sidebar =)

2 Missy May 17, 2010 at 11:44 am

I think that I should learn how to knit, really. Maybe I could win?

3 Missy May 17, 2010 at 11:44 am

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4 Missy May 17, 2010 at 11:45 am

I have your button on my blog.

5 Missy May 17, 2010 at 11:45 am

I’m a fan on facebook.

6 Amy@The Butcher The Baker & The Craft Maker May 17, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I only know the basic knit stitch, so the knitting for dummies would be great for me to learn some more cool stuff!

7 Amy@The Butcher The Baker & The Craft Maker May 17, 2010 at 1:02 pm

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8 Amy V May 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Great resource book. Great headband pattern. Thanks!

9 Erin May 17, 2010 at 3:28 pm

The headwraps are darling!

10 Erin May 17, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Oh, and I subscribe to your feed :)

11 Tricia May 17, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I haven’t knitted in about 35 years, so I could definitely use this book. Thanks!

12 Casey May 17, 2010 at 9:37 pm

What a lovely giveaway! :)

13 Casey May 17, 2010 at 9:38 pm

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17 Jessica B May 17, 2010 at 10:45 pm

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20 Jessica B May 17, 2010 at 10:49 pm
21 Julie B May 18, 2010 at 8:42 am

I’m somewhat new to crochet and I think knitting would be fun to learn. The For Dummies books are a great way to learn.

22 Julie B May 18, 2010 at 8:42 am

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23 Julie B May 18, 2010 at 8:43 am

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24 jo May 18, 2010 at 9:22 am

I’m a crocheter but I recently taught myself to knit. My first project was a scarf for my husband. I think this book would help me graduate to knitting more challenging stuff! Judging from other books in the series, it should offer clear practical instruction. Thanks!

25 Danielle E. May 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

I’ve always wanted to learn to knit. I do a lot of crochet but have never been able to master knitting.

26 Danielle E. May 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

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27 Danielle E. May 18, 2010 at 9:25 am

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28 Danielle E. May 18, 2010 at 9:25 am

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29 Wendy May 18, 2010 at 9:57 am

I learned to knit about three years ago, but I still haven’t learned to purl. Very, very sad. Def think I qualify for a Dummy! :)

30 Wendy May 18, 2010 at 9:58 am

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31 Wendy May 18, 2010 at 9:58 am

I follow Dummies on FB, too. :)

32 Anne Marie May 18, 2010 at 10:41 am

What a lovely giveaway – I am a crocheter and would love to learn knitting!! Thanks for the chance.

33 Anne Marie May 18, 2010 at 10:42 am

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34 Jeanne Jones May 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm

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35 Kimberly May 18, 2010 at 1:55 pm

I would love to have this book. I love these book series and how easy everything is written out. And the headband is so pretty.

36 Kimberly May 18, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I subscribe to Josey Knits Shop feed.

37 Kimberly May 18, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Became a Facebook Fan of For Dummies.

38 Kimberly May 18, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I follow For Dummies on twitter. @winsome6

39 Kimberly May 18, 2010 at 2:06 pm

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40 Kimberly May 18, 2010 at 2:06 pm

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41 Kimberly May 18, 2010 at 2:07 pm

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42 Kimberly May 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm

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43 Sue D May 18, 2010 at 6:46 pm

The headbands are adorable and the book would be nice to have as a reference.

44 Sue D May 18, 2010 at 6:47 pm

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45 Sue D May 18, 2010 at 6:48 pm

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46 Sue D May 18, 2010 at 6:50 pm

I made a comment on your post about easy handmade earrings in 5 minutes.

47 sarah lewis May 18, 2010 at 10:01 pm

what a great giveaway! i’ve been knitting for ten years but the dummies books are always so helpful!!

48 Julie B May 20, 2010 at 8:41 am

I commented on your post about making pretty kitchen containers.

49 angie May 20, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I would love to win this for my partner who is a beginning knitter!!!! Thanks for hosting!

50 angie May 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I subscribe to Josey via google reader as Angie Lilly/14earth.

51 angie May 20, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I am their FB fan, Tofu Fairy.

52 angie May 20, 2010 at 2:02 pm

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53 angie May 20, 2010 at 2:02 pm

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58 scott May 21, 2010 at 6:05 am

I am a new knitter/felter and actually checked this book out of my local library to learn! I would love to own a copy to keep! Thank you!

59 scott May 21, 2010 at 6:07 am

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67 Natalie May 24, 2010 at 8:54 am

I don’t know how to knit, so I need this book! I’d love to learn! Thanks for the chance.

68 Natalie May 24, 2010 at 8:54 am

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69 Natalie May 24, 2010 at 8:54 am

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70 tonya December 26, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Awsome headband im just learning to knit to

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