TWO Book Giveaway

Today’s giveaway is for TWO books, and I’ll ship them on Thursday Priority Mail so you actually have a chance of getting them by Christmas!

boyfriend1The Boyfriend Sweater
by Bruce Weinstein
photos by Jared Flood

This is a very handsome book.  It’s absolutely beautiful (I would expect NO less from my good friend, Jared Flood, who photographed the sweaters with such sensitivity!)

A follow up, in a sense, to Knits Men Want, this crosses into new territory with sizing for women as well as men, a definite PLUS!

boyfriend2The pieces tend to a very simple shape, but as most knitters know, recipients often LOVE the simpler sweaters.

The start of the book features 19 short, pithy tips and techniques that will allow a new knitter conquer any project in the book, and are a good


The complex, cabled, lace covered stuff
is what we do for OURSELVES.

The Boyfriend Sweater
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Potter Craft (December 18, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0307587121

farmanimal1Knitted Farm Animals
Sarah Keen

I love a book that is exactly what it says it is.  This is a book of – guess what? – knitted farm animals.

Sarah revisits her earlier theme books, Knitted Wild Animals & Knitted Noah’s Ark.  Whether these are created as toys or creative embellishments for unusual scarves and hats, they look like a crazy good time.

farmanimal3They’re perfect, hug-able, and the fabric shaping mimics the anatomy of each animal in very clever ways.

farmanimal2My favorite is the hen and her chicks, but then I’ve had a thing for hens for quite a while…

Knitted Farm Animals
Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: Potter Craft
(December 11, 2012)

Language: English
ISBN-10: 0823085945

ISBN-13: 978-0823085941


All you have to do to win either book is leave a comment stating which farm animal your most memorable boyfriend (or girlfriend) reminded you of.  I’ll pick two winners at random, it will be up to pure chance which book each winner will receive!

How’s THAT for an unexpected holiday gift!

64 thoughts on “TWO Book Giveaway

  1. Cowardly lion. Oh, not farm animal. Weasel. Oh, not farm animal. Snake?

    Thanks for a fun class last month in NYC, just looking at my xmas colored swatch and trying to decide how to turn it into an ornament.

  2. Definitely thinking of the girlfriend who was a weasel. She was shifty and not at all trustworthy. Not sure if weasels really are that way or if that’s just their rep!

  3. Definately a chicken. Running from place to place as if the sky is falling. Love the boyfriend sweater book. The farm animals are adorable. Thanks for the gicveaway.

  4. Tough question! I think my husband reminds me of the Border Collies I grew up with. (Yes, they did herd the cows into the barn twice a day for milking.) He is endlessly patient, devoted, tough, and occasionally stubborn.

  5. (Too late? I’ve been busy at work and knitting! Anyhoo, have a great holiday:)
    Let’s get it clear: memorable doesn’t necessarily mean ya want to bring him home and marry him- keep him on the ol’ memory lane. So. That would have to be calm, sweet, craftsman Johnny, he with the flaxen wavy shoulder-blade-length hair,: suri alpaca on a fiber farmer’s farm, I suppose.

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