Tuesday, March 1, 2011

giveaway!!!!!!!

Hello! How are things?

I am super dooper excited because I have the most wonderful giveaway for you today.

I have a hooded scarf package from the wonderful KnitKnit at Olive and me.

KnitKnit make up knitting project packages that are suitable for first time knitters and really for anybody at all who would love to knit themselves some cool accessories. If you have been wanting to learn to knit, if you know somebody else who has, if you would love to teach somebody to knit or if you've been admiring all the chunky knits in blogland and magazineland then read on because this is for you.

This giveaway Hooded Scarf Kit includes every single tool and every bit of information and even the pattern that you will need to make yourself a hooded scarf of your very own.

This package is so gorgeous and cleverly designed and if you're anything like me you'll be squealing with delight upon opening it and discovering four sausages (?) of 100% chunky wool in the most beautiful kiwi fruit colour, a pair of fat bamboo knitting needles, a funky calico bag to tote your project about in, a darning needle for the ends and the most detailed knitting lessons and patterns you have ever seen. Oh how I could have used a package like this that takes all the guess work out of knitting when I was learning last year.

One of my favourite parts of the instruction booklet is the grid of knit and purls that you cross off as you go so you don't even have to count. The very lovely Anna from KnitKnit has really thought of everything.

This is the brown paper package that it all comes in. Cute non?

Anna also very generously sent a kit for me to try out too and let me tell you I'm loving it. Chunky wool and fat needles mean quick results and that can only be a good thing, right? The package arrived yesterday morning and I cast on immediately and I couldn't stop knitting. By bedtime I had cast off the hood part and am looking for a spare moment today to cast on the scarf.

My Farmer Boy has been laughing at me though, he says after the thin wool and fine needles I've been using for months, looking at me knitting with these chunky ones makes me look like a cartoon character knitting. Everything is big!

So there you have it folks.

Leave me a comment on this post and I'll choose a winner later in the week.

While you are waiting why don't you check out the KnitKnit website and all the other project kits available and if you are from Melbourne you could visit the KnitKnit stand at the Autumn/Winter Finders Keepers market on the 26th and 27th of March.

Have fun out there. XX

140 comments:

  1. Oh my, I've been trying to resist the urge to learn to knit but a green hooded scarf kit, with EverYthinG I need plus detailed instructions............it's making it mighty hard to resist temptation. It's in lady luck's hand now!

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  2. A very generous giveaway - I have lots of Grandaughters in various stages of learning to knit ;-) Found you at 'My Quilt Creations".

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  3. woweeee, everything in a whole adorable little package! What a gorgeous giveaway, this would leave me no excuse to polish up on my knitting xoxoxo

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  4. Fantastic little idea. That colour is scrummy. I have one niece and she is learning to knit now. It would be fabulous to gift to her.
    Chunky is good for gratification!

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  5. Perfect gift for my sweet friend who says she can only knit back and forth, may teach her something new, what a fantastic product!

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  6. this coming winter will require a hoodie scarf ensemble! hoo hoo!

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  7. Oh my what a gorgeous giveaway...
    I am sadly a very slow knitter...
    So this looks to be just the kind of kit I need to get me clicking and clacking away...

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  8. Is this something that even I could do, Kate? If yes, then count me in!! x

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  9. Perfect perfect perfect!

    Since encouraging me to dive in the deep end I haven't looked back! And of course, who could resist having a lovely project like this to practice their skills on?

    Thanks for the chance Kate. I do love the idea of the grid too. Might have to keep that in mind!

    :)

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  10. What perfect timing! It's freezing here in Hobart toady...I fear that Summer has well and truly passed, so time to dig out the woollies.

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  11. What a gorgeous package! and that green is perfect! off to check out that website :)

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  12. OOooOOOoohhhh! I want to smoosh and smell your sample knit! Love the green too. Wishing I could make yarn angles in it. Too fantastic!

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  13. Oh I saw this someplace else & was like "Don't tempt me with cute knitting packages... I'll get all excited & think I can knit... again..."

    ...but now you've gone & done it.

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  14. ohh yes please enter me, I can knit in a straigh line very plain-like, would love to expand my repetoire.

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  15. I would love to learn to knit. My mother tried to teach me when I was younger but I was always doing it too tight and would get frustrated and give up quickly.

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  16. "Meeee Toooo" in the words of my almost three year old. Would love to be part of the draw - would get me all inspired for winter :O)

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  17. the yarn and project look so lovely! i am a new knitter and i can't get enough of it. i want to spend every spare moment with needle in hand. i would love to win!

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  18. I love me a giveaway!!!!
    one of my girls would love this!!!!

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  19. Wow! What a lovely package. I havnt knitted for years but if I am lucky enough to win this I will no doubt be blogging about knitting!! I love the idea of a hooded scarf.
    These kits sound perfect for beginners or those who want to get back into knitting.
    Clever people!! Well done
    Chrisartist

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  20. Oh Kate, that is very beautiful and looks like my kind of knitting- big! THanks for the giveaway

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  21. Aww this giveaway looks too cute!! I love knitting with big needles, the yarn always works up so quick!But I'm with your farmer boy, it does make me feel like I look super un-co whist doing it! lol
    I'll definitely be checking the Knitknit website out now!
    Ellie x

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  22. Wow! What a fabulous giveaway! My daughter would love this... and I'd love it if she knitted it for me :) Thanks Kate! Kx

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  23. How wonderfully generous! I love that shade of green and think the kit is just fantastic! Thanks for the chance! -Michelle

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  24. What a generous giveaway! Thanks for that.

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  25. What a gorgeous kit and a wonderful idea!

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  26. Oh yes please enter me - I have a friend down the road who has asked me to teach her to knit (she has just begun nursing and said all the girls knit on night shift and want to be part of it instead of feeling like falling asleep)
    Oh and your sausages are skeins:)
    PS. LOVE LOVE LOVE the colour.

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  27. I'd love to have a go at knitting again. Chunky and quick is definitely my style! I still can't believe you only started knitting last year. Lou

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  28. oh it's so gorgeous and detailed and perfect. I'd love to win. Please pretty please.

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  29. So, it's Feb 1, and about 32C outside. Between the fat needles and chunky yarn, even me, the slow mo knitter, could have something warm and snuggly by the time it gets cool! Love your musing, reflecting and creations.

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  30. WOW what a cool giveaway.. Im such a lurker when in comes to the blog world but how could I not leave a comment for such a amazing giveaway!

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  31. Oh! Yes please! I could totally see myself curled up on the couch on Autumn nights knitting this masterpeice! What a great idea, I will check out what else is available from knitknit for sure!

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  32. I am such a failed knitter Kate. Beyond saving... step-by step instructions may be my only hope. xx

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  33. That is a very generous giveaway! I have been wanting to make a hooded scarf for ages and this kit would be perfect.

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  34. Mmmm this is an amazing giveaway, perfect colour(actually it appears to be green in many ways), very stylish and another opportunity to increase my craftiness. Today I've conquered crocheting, tomorrow it'll be knitting, the world will be mine by Friday!!!! Thank you for your wonderful blog, I'm a Foxs lane addict!

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  35. Goodness, what a treat! My stepdaughter often looks at my knitting longingly. When I ask here if she'd like a go and that I'll help her, she says, "No, it'll be too hard." Having a kit with everything including the grid to keep track of where you are would be ace for her.

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  36. What a fabulous kit to give to a beginner knitter! I can already knit, so please give it to someone with their "L" plates ....

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  37. Living here in Tassie I could really do with a new scarf - especially one with a hood.
    What an attractive package too - love those bamboo needles!

    I checked out the KnitKnit website, and love the look of the 'Chunky Snood' too!

    Very generous giveaway - Cheers!

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  38. oh my daughter is learning to knit, this would be perfect for her.

    I'm off to check out the website now.

    cheers Kate

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  39. Hi Kate,
    Great kit.
    I have a 1o year old with a broken hip.
    She is a real trooper, but getting boared.
    I have started teaching her to knit.
    This would be great to keep her motivated.
    Off to check out the website with fingers crossed, for a special parcel coming her way.
    Thanks Robyn

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  40. I am not entering just saying how great that kit is!

    its so hot here I cannot even think of touching wool...

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  41. great giveaway - it's a nice website
    thank you

    x

    margit dot rosenaa at gmail dot com

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  42. Hi Kate,
    Oh my, this would be heaven!!! The chance to knit something glorious, ready for the colder months - what a treat for the senses and the soul.
    Thanks for being so generous with this giveaway.

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  43. Adorable kit and green is my favorite color!

    xxxooo

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  44. oh my goodness what an amazing looking kit!
    you need one with today's weather too!
    xo

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  45. Wow that KnitKnit kit looks like the goods! Can't wait to see Cartoon Kate wearing her finished scoodie!

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  46. Chunky wool & fat needles? Sounds like life is perfect once again.
    BTW I am sooo covered in baby puke right now - ick!

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  47. This would be perfect for a homeschooled girl that I am teaching to knit...what a lovely project!!

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  48. Oh that green is so delightful....would love to start knitting this season with that wool
    cheers Can

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  49. I would so, so SO love to win this prize (or should that read I would knit, knit, KNIT to win this prize?) Sorry. Couldn't help myself. Forgive my corny sense of humour...please!

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  50. This looks like the perfect project for me to pull my finger out and learn to knit properly once and for all - fingers crossed!

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  51. The only problem with this gorgeous prize is which one of the three knitting girls in our home gets it, mama, the teen or school girl...will wait and see!

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  52. Ohh... O love a good kit. That is why I started my business (which I need to find a good way to ramp up so I can look into stocking these lovely kits!!!) I think I'll head over there now and have a look as I learnt how to crochet last year so I might have to figure out how to knit this year.

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  53. love the green, i've never made it past plain/garter stitch knitting - patterns confuse me so would love some help to get past that

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  54. What a challenge, as someone who has spent her life unable to knit,could this gorgeous creation change all that, fingers and toes crossed!

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  55. I had to have a little giggle when I saw this!! Fingers, arms and legs crossed that I am the very lucky winner xx

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  56. Oh wow that is so cool. I am learning to knit at the moment. I am about halfway through my first project.
    It would be a lovely to win this.

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  57. What a fantastic idea!! I have a friend wanting to learn... this kit would be excellent for her. Failing that, I look great in green! ;)
    PS. I have a giveaway on my blog today too - SNAP!

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  58. A hooded scarf! that looks so cool, i have never seen one before, am definetly in to win this, am in NZ tho hope thats okay?? (can pay you postage) how exciting!! "my husband just laughs at me" :o)

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  59. What a fantastic idea - off to check out the KnitKnit site

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  60. I'm a beginner and this sounds like fun. And if I give up after 5 rows (like I always did when my Nan was trying to teach me), I have some lovely friends who would help finish it in a flash.

    Thanks for putting up such a great giveaway.

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  61. Absolutely love the hooded scarf and a "complete" package, especially for a new knitter, is such a clever idea! Great job!

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  62. Wow that kit looks fantastic, what a very generous giveaway. I am a new reader of your blog and am really enjoying visiting.

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  63. Ooooohhh!!!! How delightfully gorgeous! I love it. I so need to learn to knit - if I don't win I will be purchasing a kit anyways cos it looks too good! Thanks for sharing... x

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  64. to be sung to the sung of knick kanck paddy whack (well sort of...)
    Knit knat - needles clack, give the girl the kit...and all past attempts will look quite sh..not the way I wanted them to when I started. Cheers Kate, P.

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  65. oh you generous soul, you!

    I would lourve this kit! It might be just what I need to hone back in to those knitting skills that my grandmother taught me when I was 12.

    Happy day to you.
    xx

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  66. Wow! what a generous giveaway and the yarn looks gorgeous!

    Pinch, punch, 1st day of the month!

    xxx

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  67. Looks fantastic. I've just sort of come back to knitting, used to do it as a kid, am enjoying having something to do whilst watching t.v in the evenings. The idea of chunky yarn and big needles is very appealing, I like to have instant results!

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  68. Don't tell me you only learnt how to knit last year? Did I read that wrong?! Sheesh...I've been knitting in straight lines for 15 years it's still awful and I still make mistakes.
    I think I need to take a stab at winning this, for the sake of all my unmade scarves...

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  69. This is one excellent giveaway Kate! Just a gorgeous colour - and a kit for us learners!X

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  70. Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! What a fab giveaway and a lovely gift for a want to be knitter, of which I know several.

    I've jotted the date down for market, thanks for that.

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  71. Oh yes please Kate! That's just the thing to keep my noggin warm when I'm milking the girls in wintertime.

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  72. I love chunky knitting - it works up so fast! And I just couldn't go past the green ... My fav colour. Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize! I'm looking forward to seeing yours when finished.
    aeonie :)

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  73. Just catching up after a long enforced absence from blogland. Looks just the ticket for the freezing weather we are still getting here in the UK. Please count me in.
    Jak x

    P.S. Hope you are feeling better.

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  74. This is soooo lovely. Just checked out their other knitting packages and have decided I need one of each! Just need some knitting lessons!

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  75. Oh, this looks like a lovely gift idea....even if it would be for me!!!!! I dont have a hooded scarf, and am really in the mood for knitting something just for me, so this would be a creative treat!!!!

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  76. what a beautiful colour, & a great pattern, I am currently knitting a 3 ply jumper for one little princess for her 2nd birthday, oh how I look forward to a fast knit xox

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  77. Ok then , you talked me into it! What a fabulous giveaway! x

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  78. Please include me - that way I can stop trying to take over my 7yr old's knitting project from school.
    I love the green!!! and your brown one is awesome!!!!

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  79. Love the hooded beanie and they have such lovely yarn colours!

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  80. Just beautiful. I hope you are well now and catching up on things and enjoying things again too.
    Deb
    xxxxx

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  81. I'll throw my hat/hood into the ring! I need a gorgeous green pick-me-up, indeed!

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  82. Love that green yarn. Thanks for the giveaway Kate. I can't believe you only learnt to knit last year!

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  83. Oh I love this colour :)
    And perfect timing with this very chilly weather !I can think of nothing better than curling up on the couch, a glass of red and learning to knit myself that gorgeous scarf to keep me warm.

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  84. love love love it! thanks for sharing :)

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  85. I would love to learn how to knit since my mother taught me how to crochet. But I live in Brazil so I don't think I can enter the giveaway...
    Anyway, this initiative is great!

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  86. Oh Kate, I neeeeed this :) I learned to crochet when I was a little girl and have been dying to teach myself to knit, but I am trying to work up the courage to try something new!! And I LOVE the colour too!! Please pick me :)

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  87. Kate I love reading your blog - sharing in your world :) You are beautifully honest and inspiring. Last winter I picked up knitting needles for the first time since I was 12. I can only knit plain stitch and have never followed a pattern. Not only is this bundle of wooly love absolutely scrummy, but it would lead me to a whole new level of knitting!

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  88. WOW! what a gorgeous colour..... love this package so much :)

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  89. Gorgeous! Love the package. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  90. I would so love to win this!
    Just perfect!
    Thanks

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  91. That's really neat. I've been teaching myself to knit this year and would love some chunky needles and the yarn is my favoritest color!

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  92. Kate!

    If your giveaway is open to Americans, then please count me in! I've just bought my first set of knitting needles and am planning to cast on as soon as I clear the last couple of crochet projects out of my queue. (Birthday presents for January - this past January, that is.)

    Thanks!

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  93. Hello, i'm alexandra from switzerland. i often visit your. every time you post a photo from outside for me it's a bit strange because it's quite cold here ;-)
    greetings
    alexandra

    ps i like knitting very much

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  94. Beautiful Kiwi green colour! I am a novice knitter and admire the lovely cardigans you make, Kate. I am still working on touques for our cold (-16) Canadian winter!

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  95. Oh perfect timing! I am starting my "Knitting For Beginners" tonight! Would love to win this lovely kit ;).

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  96. Found your site this morning by accident and LOVE the idea of this kit. I havent knitted for about 20 years, but this makes me want to revisit knitting. Am going to pop over to the KnitKnit website now. Thanks so much!

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  97. this comes so on time. a friend also wanted too start knitting again, but faild so much.
    thank you for the changes.

    nynke

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  98. Ooooooh yes please, would love to win. fingers, eyes, toes and everything else crossed. x
    Leah x

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  99. I would love to make one of those hooded scarves.

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  100. After seeing this - I think it's time for me to start knitting now that I got Crochet down. :)

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  101. aawh i wanted to make myself a hooded scarf for a long time! love the bag, too, and the label!

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  102. beautiful package, beautiful site, very generous offer, what a lovely welcom package some-one will receive. :)

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  103. This entry is for Glenda Torpy.

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  104. Oh my goodness! I feel bad entering as I have never left a comment here before (long time reader though) but this speaks to exactly where I am at at the moment. My BHG arrived in the mail yesterday with a booklet of patterns that made me wish I knew how to knit. Even if I don't have any luck here, I'm heading straight over to check out the KnitKnit website.

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  105. Ooh I just checked out the hooded scarf photo on the KnitKnit website - SOOO cute! I'd love to make one of these! :)

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  106. I'd so love to win this, I need a simple knit right now when everything is turned upside down! Hugs
    deb xx

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  107. Got to love such a self contained kit! And the perfect project to get fingers warm for winter knitting...

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  108. oh please. this would be the perfect start to autumn.

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  109. Oh boy, a hooded scarf!! I haven't knitted for years, I had a go and haven't tried it again since, this little package would be the perfect incentive to give it another whirl..x

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  110. I'm a self confessed knitting addict, and this kit looks ace. I would love to win this prize. I would give it to my girl - its her birthday this month. Shes only 6, but has already caught the bug from me. This project would be make her feel so grown up!

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  111. I would love to win this! I have been knitting for a little while and these cute little kits are perfect. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  112. I was just thinking that this winter is going to be THE winter of knitting. Looks like the perfect way to extend those skills i gained in junior primary, that haven't developed any further!

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  113. Oh...my....green is one of my favorite colors!! xx

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  114. I've been eyeing this pattern of theirs for ages, so I'd be so excited to win! Fingers crossed...

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  115. Hi Kate, have been reading your blog ever since I had my second daughter 4 wks ago. Got to do something during those 3am breastfeeds! Your generous giveaway sounds like the ideal thing to satisfy my creative urges without having to drag out my sewing machine and wrestle sewing pins from my 2yr old hands. Once again thanks fir sharing your thoughts, and I love your little girl dresses.
    Claire

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  116. Ooh so gorgeous. I would love to be able to knit one for my daughter this Winter. Thanks for the chance, it's awesome!

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  117. Just fabulous, Kate. Autumn has hit Hobart with a vengeance and I'm starting to think about taking up knitting (for the first time since I was 10 or so!). J x

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  118. Oooh I love anything to do with knitting!! Enter me please :-) Love that colour that you are working on!

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  119. Awesome giveaway and kit - just what I have been looking for to teach Miss 11 with. Thanks for the opportunity to win a kit :)

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  120. doh 121 comments. is there an blog comment equivalent to a bit of chewing gum on the winning raffle ticket? pick me pick me please

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  121. So, so tempting - I'm a shocking knitter but would love to be able to manage it. Maybe this will get me going?!

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  122. Looks gorgeous! I would love to make one since the days are getting so cool in Melbourne already. Thanks for the fab giveaway!

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  123. oh what a fabulous givraway! i am in the process of trying to teach myself to knit and this would definatley be VERY helpful!

    thanks for an awesome giveaway :)

    kel xx

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  124. Count me in!! a big yes please on my entry...i am going to put down the crochet hook and learn to knit this year. I am taking some needles on our caravaning adventure next week...oooooo
    Mox

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  125. Mmmmm mmmmm delicious! Looks like a fantastic project to take on holidays with me. Would live to be in the draw to win
    Catch you again soon.xox

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  126. Ooooh that parcel looks so gorgeous!:-)

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  127. This entry is for Sam via email
    snny73@bigpond.com.au

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  128. Oh great give away Kate. Thanks! xx

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  129. Love the idea of knitting this winter when I am stuck indoors with a newborn.. but then again as if my toddler would allow such indulgence. Worth a try! On another note, we love red toad stool tee that I got b4 Xmas and am now coveting the green baby beanie you have made for your friend. Please make more for your shop, same color please!

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  130. You have such a lovely, lovely blog! And the knits are divine. Clap, clap, clap.

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  131. I adore this colour, and I've been wanting to make myself a hooded scarf for ages. This could be just the project for me to get back my knitting mojo!
    x Sarah

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  132. OMG its so cute! And its green! And it has a hood! This would be perfect to knit in lectures and wear in lectures in freezing cold Ballarat. Me being a poor uni student would be very grateful for this giveaway

    Love to you and your family x

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  133. This is exactly what I need. A pattern...and instructions...and the right sized needles for the lovely wool...
    What a brilliant giveaway. Goodluck everyone.

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  134. Oh yes! Please enter my name in the giveaway. It will finally get me to do it. I have knit before many moons ago (just the basics) and would love the incentive to start once more for good. What a fantastic idea.

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  135. What a great giveaway!! I would love to win this. I love that it's perfect for first time knitters because that's what I'll be doing this if I win :)

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  136. hei, give me a number in your giveaway, i would love some outland yarn
    Adriana

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  137. found it ! I am off to have a proper look and place an order and see if I can knit. Because you told me I can

    Carol x

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