April 13, 2013

A Review + A Giveaway

EDITED 4/20/2013:  CONTEST HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SUNDAY, 4/28/2013!

What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? got a long, glowing review from Doctor Gemma of the CogKnitive podcast recently.  As usual, she made my head swell so much, I could barely leave the room I was in afterwards.

Highlights:

"Total home run, out of the park....What's not to love?...
I would make anything in this book, and I would love it....
The first book is good, but they took a good thing and made it better."


In celebration, I'm going to give away a copy of the ebook version of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? AND a set of Anne Kuo Lukito's practical, adorable gift tags:




To enter, go take a look at What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, then comment on this post (NOT on Facebook!) and tell me which item(s) you would be most likely to knit as gifts for others. I will pull one random name on Saturday, April 20th and send the lucky person the book and the gift cards.

Good luck!

41 comments:

  1. Lovely patterns in this new book! The Counting Crows mittens would make a lovely gift for someone I know. Congratulations :)

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  2. Perfect timing. There's a pretty terrific young lady who now lives WAY too far away from me since I moved. I'd love to knit her the Comfort of a Friend, for her and one of her many American Girl dolls...

    Great job Erica :)

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  3. Definately comfort of a friend shawl!!

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  4. I would knit the Smashing Cap :)

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  5. Laura-Louise's Layette would make a wonderful baby gift!

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  6. I love the Foundling Mitts (twisted version).

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  7. Mrs. Bennet's Fluttering Lace Hankie would be the first knit, then maybe the Smashing cuffs and cap. I love them all.

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  8. Oh the Anna Makarovna socks for my mom, who even in summer has cold toes.

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  9. Marilla's Shawl, because it's just *right* that there be something from AoGG,and The Land of Counterpane as a lap robe for my mom, who read that (and everything else in A Child's Garden of Verses:-) to me over and over as a child.

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  10. Ben Weatherstaff's Friend would be a perfect little toy for some of the little people in my life. The Marilla's shawl is also gorgeous.

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  11. Anna Makarovna's Socks would make a lovely gift for someone. Also, now that I know my first grandchild will be a girl, Laura-Louise's Layette would be a perfect gift.

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  12. Mm, Anna Makarovna's socks. Though it's possible they might end up being a gift for me.

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  13. I love the colorwork Foundling Mitts! Everyone I know loves a good pair of mitts/fingerless gloves.

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  14. Love the The Jumble Sale Kimono for the Widow Mayhew's Daughter -- beautiful!!

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  15. I would love to knit Marillia's Shawl for a kindred spirit!

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  16. Marilla's shawl would be a wonderful gift to receive.

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  17. I'd definitely knit Hester's Hope Shawl. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. I would definitely knit the comfort of a friend shawl for my nieces.

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  19. I'd knit Fosco's Pret-pret-pretties for a friend, and maybe also Penelope's shawl.

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  20. Your blanket is lovely! I would probably start with the Comfort of a Friend shawl. What little girl doesn't need a pretty lace shawl to be her "gateway drug" into the fiber arts?

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  21. Penelope's shawl is so simple and lovely. Perfect for me!

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  22. Those Smashing Cuffs look like the perfect quick knit gift to me!

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  23. I really want to knit Laura-Louise's Layette for someone, but there are so many wonderful gift ideas in this book. I love it!

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  24. Ben Weatherstaff's Friend - absolutely have to make that plus I would make Laura-Loise's Layette. The friend would be for me and the layette would be a gift.

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  25. I would definitely make Laura-Louise Layette for my brother and SIL's impending baby. So precious! I would also like to make the Penelope shawl.

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  26. The Anna Makarovna socks would be my first item to knit and gift. They are so sweet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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  27. I would make the Counting Crows mittens - for my sister who lives in chilly Toronto!

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  28. I love counting crows but realistically - I live in a fairly warm country - so it would probably be the Foundling Mitts (colourwork version) - they are gorgeous and far more usable. I love it when people use the gifts I knit..

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  29. Sarah Crewe's Hat (KnittingMom9)

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  30. The Land of Counterpane- I am on a blanket kick, and my sister in law is expecting a sweet baby in September!

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  31. Miss Jane Bennet's Fingerless Ball Gloves ... or either version of Founding Mitts.

    Also Ben Weatherstaff's Friend, just because :D

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  32. I would make Ben Weatherstaff's Friend for my mom for sure!

    ~K8erpillar on Ravelry~

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  33. The Laura-Louise's Layette- it is so sweet and cute and I love to knit for friend's babies!
    ~Jessica, MonkeyButtBabies on Ravelry

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  34. I have a friend (or a few!) who would love Miss Jane Bennet's Fingerless Ball Gloves. (WordLily on Rav)

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  35. So hard to choose, though The Jumble Sale Kimono for the Widow Mayhew's Daughter is really, really pretty!
    Ann ( knitzippy on rav)

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  36. Love the Counting Crow mittens. They would be a great gift for my daughter, but would truthfully never leave my hands once knitted!

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  37. Comfort of a Friend Shawl. I'm been wanting to sink my needles into it since Dr. Gemma's glowing endorsement.

    Amazonianb on ravelry

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  38. The Jumble Sale Kimono for the Widow Mayhew's Daughter would be my first choice, but there are many others as well.

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  39. Penelope's Shawl is a must! Smugs869 on Ravelry

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