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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Vintage-Inspired Baseball Knits Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered the Vintage-Inspired Baseball Knits Giveaway!

The winner is Angela, who said: 

I'll send you an email, Angela, so decide which pattern you love more! 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Vintage Inspired Baseball Knits by Allyson Dykhuizen (and a giveaway!)

I love my friend, Allyson Dykhuizen, but there's one subject we disagree on: Baseball.

Namely, I have no opinion, and Allyson has strong, passionate opinions! So when she hinted that she was working on a baseball-themed projet, I was super excited to see what she would come up with!

Allyson's new e-book from Knit Picks, Vintage-Inspired Baseball Knits, is every vintage, sports-loving knitter's dream. Or even if you're just a fan of A League of Their Own, you'll love one of the six patterns, all knit up in Knit Picks yarn.

My favorite is the Harnett Tank, a striped, racerback tank that can be worked in your team's colors. This is a versatile top that can be layered (like above), or worn solo when temperatures start warming up.

The Georgia Peach is a structured jacket closely based on vintage baseball sweaters worn 100 years ago. Allyson has provided charts to embellish the sweater with your team's logo, but I just love it for the shawl collar and toggle buttons. 

And this little guy is too cute to not mention: Baby Babe Ruth is totally getting knit for the next baby boy I see. How cute are the little footies? 

These are just half of the patterns in Vintage-Inspired Baseball Knits, available as an e-book (6 patterns for $9.99 or individual patterns for $4.99 each) on Knit Picks now. 

Allyson has generously offered to giveaway a pattern of your choice to a lucky reader! So please leave a comment and tell me which of the adorable baseball-themed patterns you'd love to knit, and I'll choose one winner. 

Just leave a comment with your name, email address and favorite pattern anytime between now and next Wednesday, February 27th, when I'll announce the winner. 
And be sure to visit the rest of the blog tour for Vintage-Inspired Baseball Knits for more fun:

Mon Feb 18 - Magical Grammar
Wed Feb 20 - Under the Red Umbrella
Fri Feb 22 - The Yarniad
Sat Feb 23 - Voolenvine

Mon Feb 25 - Canary Knits
Wed Feb 27 - Adaly Myles Place
Fri March 1st - Subway Knits

Friday, February 8, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Holla Knits Sneak Peekssss

Holla Knits Bow Pattern Holla Knits Yarn

Hint One: It's Purple.

Hint Two: It's covered in little bows. 

Things have been quiet around this here blog, since I've been completely devoted to knitting up my newest Holla Knits design. I finished last night, and it's blocking now, and let me say: I think this is up there with my most-wearable sweaters. 

Am I talking it up too much? Possibly.

post-knitting relaxation

And when it was all done, I slathered Tiger Balm all over my wrists. If not for the terrible smell, I'd totally be hooked on this stuff.