March 25, 2010

Being in The Right Place at The Right Time (and a spur of the moment contest)

Ravelry really continues to amaze me...there is this group called The Destash & ISO Library which is an amazing resource to find books/patterns for sale or to sell your stuff too. I often check it out and have found it's all about the right timing. You have to be very quick!

Anyway, the other day I found these three Norah Gaughan publications up for grabs and I snapped them up for a great price. Thing is I should have used Ravelry to confirm that I already own the one on the far right (Berrocco: Norah Gaughan Vol 1) as I used it to make my Annikki sweater.

Oh well, let's see if you want it leave a comment and on Saturday at the end of the day I'll do a random drawing for the winner! I'll announce the winner on Sunday.


32 comments:

Kimberly said...

Can't wait till summer.... does that count?

Jenntly Juniper said...

de-lurking to say I have been enjoying your blog lots, though not for long as just found you last week. Keep up the good work!

almost commented on your accidental felting, felt lots of sympathy as I have been there before.

cheers!

Julie said...

I've gotten some really good deals on Ravelry (though not on books - yet). I think you'll love the book on the left; my daughter gave it to me for Christmas last year and I think it's great.

Cristina said...

I absolutely love Norah Gaughan, great buy! Knitting Nature is a great book, and I would love to have a look at Berroco 1; I've been loving Anais from afar for a long time, and I would love to make that.

Patt said...

I love her designs, but I don't have any of her publications. Oh, and BTW, I was sick anout your ruined sweater, but so glad your daughter could use it. I felted a handknit from Ireland sweater a few years ago. It was not pretty, maybe I could do a pillow or something.

Amy said...

Thanks for the drawing.

nolaboard said...

Wow! That's so generous! I'd love your Norah Gaughan book!! I think her patterns are great!
I'm nolaboard on Rav.

Jersey said...

Thanks for a chance to win it.

jerseyjessie on Rav

quinn said...

Saw your post on ravelry - thanks for having a drawing! (And I've bought books twice, but not knitting books. That is to say, not yet.)

quinn on rav

Anonymous said...

Ooh - I'd love to win. I don't have volume 1.

Thanks!

Rav id = rachel-o

knitting fool said...

Sign me up! Count me in! I would really love to win!

Thanks for the chance.

Sara said...

Oh, I've heard about her patterns - and I've just never tried them - but, I love the cover photo!

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

patsy said...

I love her patterns and would really like to have that book. Sparky136 on ralvery

InJuneau said...

Yeah, I need to use my stash list on Rav better! Fortunately I only have a couple of knitting books so far, so they're easy to remember. Good reminder to update my library though!

Thanks for the contest.

(InJuneau on Ravelry too)

Heather said...

I did something similar--but with a single pattern! It's a lovely collection that you duplicated!

EJ said...

I'd love a copy of it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Rav id - bloglessinnj

sarah said...

i have heard lots of good things about norah gaughan books and patterns. i would love to win this to see for myself!

sadiekate2001 at yahoo.com

knittingdancer said...

I love Ravelry more and more every day. I would love to win your extra book.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry

oonagh said...

can always use more knitting books!!! i don't have any of hers yet.........
good luck with the other two!!!

-oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

Andrea said...

Fun blog! I love finding new blogs to read.

Thanks for the giveaway.

mugginskate said...

Well this sounds pretty sweet! I do love contests!!!

I'm mugginskate on Ravelry!!

Kelsey said...

You are so generous to be giving it away. :) Thanks for posting about this on Ravelry... now I'm off to look around your blog. :)

Kelsey

I'm kelseymelissa on Ravelry.

|chee-uh| said...

I've had that book on my wish list for awhile. Thank you for hosting.
monkalicious on Rav

squiggi said...

Love norah's patterns.
Sign me up too!
:)

Aria said...

Haha well everyone loves to collect books--me included :) thanks for sharing!
knitmit on rav

Jean said...

Thank you for your contest, its wonderful for you to share with your fellow knitters! Ravelry is a great tool, I never thought of using it to keep track to things and will have to look into it.

Turtle said...

Ooooooooooh! That has been on my knit wish list for awhile! I'm a lurker , i admit it! Just so many good blogs i love to visit but not enough time to comment everywhere, smile! Enjoy your weekend!

atthebreakofnoon said...

I'd love to see some of Norah Gaughan's patterns. Thanks for the contest.
I'm atthebreakofnoon on Ravelry

Kristen said...

That sounds like something I would do! But it's a good excuse for a giveaway!

purple said...

I would love to have this book.

I'm purple on Ravelry

Elaine said...

Am I too late to enter? It's still Saturday night, so I hope not. I hope I'm at the right place at the right time!

My Rav id is lainyj (but I hardly ever log in)

Carrie said...

Ooh, volume 1 has been on my "must get soon" list. Thanks for the drawing!

On Rav: carrieg777