10/22/08

Halloween Knitting Give Away


I enjoy many crafts and needle arts but unfortunately knitting isn't one of them. I know how to knit and I'm pretty sure I could get better with practice but my shoulder simply won't hold out. Just 15 minutes of knitting and it begins to hurt and then hurts for days. So I'll stick with my crochet.


But I recently came across some very nice knitting patterns for a fabulous price and I just couldn't pass them up. I knew that one of my friends in blog land could probably use them so I'm passing them on to one of you. I'm also adding a pair of knitting needles size 13, great for knitting scarves from eyelash yarn.


All you need to do to be entered into the drawing is post a response to this blog entry telling me how you learned to knit. You can also (if you like) tell me about your most recent project. Have you ever knitted anything for Halloween or Autumn?


Then next Friday, Halloween Day, I'll print out all your responses, put them in a basket and have one of the family members pick one. Hopefully it'll be you. There is no charge for this drawing and shipping is free.

You can find other cool knit & crochet giveaways by clicking on the picture above. Good luck.

And the winner is bumblebeecreations, Bumblebee said...
My grandmother came to stay with us for a couple of weeks when I was in 8th grade and she really wanted to teach me how to crochet. But I wanted to learn how to knit, So my dad showed me how and I made a bunch of scarves. I usually crochet now, but every once in a while I like to knit too. I've knit a couple of hats, and I'm working on a blanket (when I feel the need to knit), and I have my scarves. I am knitting a coat as part of a Halloween costume for my friend.

Bumblebee I'll mail your patterns and needles to you as soon.

9 comments:

Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

I learned to knit by taking a class at Joann Fabrics. I'm sorry to hear that you are having trouble with it...it's the best! I've been trying to crank out some Christmas presents lately. I've got so many things on my needles that I don't seem to get any finished objects! Arrggg!

manonf said...

My father showed me how to knit when I was 9 year-old. I stopped for many years but the energy for the activity came back after my son's birth. I suspect it saved me from postpartum depression. I still knit when I'm stressed out but mainly knit because I love it. I created a scarf with some vintage wool given by my MIL.

Corrie said...

I think I learned to knit from my mother, at five or six. I remember re learning from my grandmother a few years later. I haven't ever knitted a Halloween thing, but it would be fun to do one of those hats with ears.

Tara said...

In 2003, I left my home and my job to go travel nursing on the other side of the country. My work situation was far less than ideal, and I found myself feeling depressed and anxious almost all the time. I'd picked up crochet again before leaving home, but I craved something different in the midst of my despair. I bought a "Learn to Knit" kit from Michaels and taught myself from the booklet. Now that I know more about knitting, I realize that it was one of the WORST how-to books I've ever seen, but I keep it to remind me how far I've come. I think it shows my determination to have a healthy coping mechanism. Knitting is still my stress reliever and my comforter.

Thanks for the giveaway! I wandered over here from Knit & Chat on Delphi Forums!

bumblebeecreations said...

My grandmother came to stay with us for a couple of weeks when I was in 8th grade and she really wanted to teach me how to crochet. But I wanted to learn how to knit, So my dad showed me how and I made a bunch of scarves. I usually crochet now, but every once in a while I like to knit too. I've knit a couple of hats, and I'm working on a blanket (when I feel the need to knit), and I have my scarves. I am knitting a coat as part of a Halloween costume for my friend.

Lynn said...

I learned to knit from the first Stitch N Bitch book and a knitting forum.

My most recent project is a skirted soaker

CLPP65 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I love to knit! I was taught by my grandmother to knit as well as to crochet. For some reason, after crocheting a bedspread, my interest in crocheting waned, but my love for knitting increased! I knit for the sheer pleasure of watching something grow from a bit of yarn, and the look on someone's face when I give them a pair of socks or a scarf. Every time I visit a thrift store, the first thing I check out is "Do they have any yarn and patterns?" LOL!!

I read your post on Knit and Chat, and would like to thank you so much for offering to share!

jardinrouge said...

Ooops! Don't know how that "Anonymous" comment got in there...my name isn't Anonymous! Grin!!!

Kanjun said...

I actually learned to knit over winter break of my senior year in high school, by reading online articles and teaching myself. Sadly, now, as a college student, I did not bring all my needles and yarn, and have much less time to knit =( I've never done anything Christmas or Halloween related, but I gave a friend a knitted bear for her birthday in July.