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Monday, September 16, 2013

Great Little Gifts to Knit Giveaway



The lovely and as I have mentioned before, greatly influential, Jean Moss, has once again very kindly offered a copy of her latest book to readers of this blog. “Great Little Gifts to Knit” is in Jean’s own words ‘totally new ground’ for her and akin to ‘an unknown voyage of discovery’. 
 
 
 This may be, but the book is quintessential Jean, with clever, witty, well designed knitted gifts to make for every occasion. Here are a few which just say Jean to me in big bold colourful letters:

The Jubilee Jacket and Hat is very reminiscent of World Knits



 Fiesta Shrug - vintage Jean at her best with clever colour and stitch combining worked over a simple shape

 

Wensleydale Tea Cosy - a great excuse for Jean to let loose her incredible knack for putting together a fabulous array of colours

 

and finally the Odalisque Turban and Hat - much more vintage in style and ‘inspired by the louche and lanquid odalisques in the paintings of Matisse’.



To be in with a chance of winning a copy of the book, take a  look through all the projects in the book in the photo gallery on Jean’s website then come back to my blog and leave a comment telling me which pattern you like the most. I’ll choose the winner this time next week but in the meantime if you would rather purchase the book and get casting on right away you can buy it from amazon as well as other book and yarn shops.

If you would like more chances of winning why not call on some of these other marvellous people who will be taking part in Jean’s book tour over the next couple of weeks:

Tues 17 Sep    Zeneedle Margene Smith
Wed 18 Sep    Redshirt Knitting Erika Barcott
Thur 19 Sep   A Friend to Knit With Leslie Friend
Fri 20 Sep      Craft Sanity Jennifer Ackerman Haywood
Mon 23 Sep   Connieleneknits Connie Lene
Tues 24 Sep   Knitsofacto Annie Cholewa
Wed 25 Sep   Ulla Bella Anita Tormoen
Thur 26 Sep  A Really Good Yarn Julie Schilthuis
Fri 27 Sep     Urban Yarns Alexa Ludeman
Sat 28 Sep     Linda Marveng  Linda Marveng
Mon 30 Sep  Yarnings Jen

Good Luck!
for now,
Ruby xx

37 comments :

amchart said...

The Fiesta Shrug and Hugs socks are two of my favorites.

TracyC611 said...

I love the Wensleydale tea cosies

Marilyn a.k.a. Merry said...

I like the shadow knitting pillow covers.
wahoomerryf on Rav

Nisse said...


Oh wow, lots of fun little patterns. I really like the odalisque hat & headband and the welcome toran. I think the latter is a super creative way to incorporate colourwork in a pattern.

Carol said...

I really love the Tea Cozy and the Welcome Toran.

Savannagal said...

I would love to make the Frou Frou Mitts for my nieces. I think they'd love them. Thanks.

lemonade kitty said...

It's the Jubilee jacket and hat for me, thanks for the chance of winning, x

CeltChick said...

First up, the Swirl Beret; then the Fiesta Fingerless Mitts; then the Jive Legwarmers. Love it that you've given us all a chance to win this book!

mags said...

I found it really hard to choose but I would start with the headband and then what is cuter than the cocoon,

Please enter me!

margueritedesigns said...

Hello, I do love that 'Welcome Toran'. Delicious colours used in it. I've been looking at your blog for a while now - my first comment! Thanks for the chance to win this book! I'm half way through a City & Guilds knitting qualification and love to keep up with what's going on in the knitting world.

Rainbowrose said...

The Wensleydale Tea Cosies are so much fun. I love them.

Kim said...

I very much need to make a tea cosy and the Wensleydale Tea Cozy looks great. I also love the Welcome Toran. It would be perfect for my nieces bedroom. I love the cheerful colours.

Liz aka Fibergeek said...

I like the Torah and the banner.

Mariela said...

I would love to knit my niece the Jubilee jacket and hat. It's perfect for the cold months coming up.

Jane S. said...

I like a lot of the designs in this book, but I love the Welcome Toran. I'd like to knit it and give it to my sister as a housewarming gift. :)

Anushka said...

I love the Odalisque pattern!

Anonymous said...

I love the Odalisque hat and headband.

Julia
jagl on Ravelry

Lcubed said...

I would make cocoon. I've made a similar pattern, but it does not have the matching hat. It is adorable!

Renee G said...

I love the shower set. This would be so much fun to gift the mom to be.

Susan said...

I would love to knit the Odalisque Turban in white and wear it to my Kundalini yoga class!

Barbara said...

I love the Wensleydale Tea Cozy so much I'd even run out and buy a tea pot!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I would knit the Swirl Beret and the Glow Beaded Wristlets.

Susie Hewer said...

No, sorry, I can't choose just one! If you insist then I can get it down to 2 - the Welcome Toran and the Fiesta shrug - I'm still a 70s girl in my head ;-)

suburban prep said...

I like the kitten's paw stole

vtcjan@yahoo.com said...

In another blog, I selected the Masham Scarf for ladies, but on a second look, I'd like to try the Glow Beaded Wristlets.

Thanks for the contest!

KimW said...

Those tea cozies are great, and a good example of the amazing use of color in the projects in this book!

Nina Pitkäranta said...

I *love* the odalisque hat in two colours!

Tobie said...

I really like that Toran and I'd probably knit all the hats.

allama said...

I'd love to make the guitar strap for my sister - not sure why that's in the 'his' section!

Kelly said...

Ooh I love the Wensleydale Tea Cosies! They'd make lovely gifts, who wouldn't want a cup of tea from a pot wearing a cozy like this?! Gorgeous.

Kelly

(KellyOKeefe on Ravelry)

Priscilla said...

I am so fascinated with the guitar strap and legwarmers. Thanks for the chance to win!

Priscilla said...

Oh I love the odalisque hat and headband ... and all the hats! Thank you for the chance to win!

Estella said...

I would start with cocoon...our niece is expecting her first child.

Louiseluvsyarn said...

Odalisque - how much more glam can you get - I love it! Thanks doe sharing xx

asteride said...

I love the tutti frutti phone sleeve. Great gift for anybody.
asteride on Ravelry

sweeetpeaches said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Would have to make quite a few of these, so many cute things to choose from. My son would definitely get the guitar strap! And I want a shrug and the fiesta is fab. Sweeetpeaches on Ravelry

Sherry Glover said...

Love the Cuddle Cocoon.
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sherryglover1 on RAV