6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Loose Knits Giveaway

The first Giveaway in the "Tall Mom Season of Giveaways" can be found HERE. And now for the second. As I told you many of our Bloggy Pack friends are also ambitious entrepreneurs. One of my LONG TERM Goals is to write a book and have it published. Someday Someday!!

People like Casey make me feel like there is HOPE. This runner and new Mom recently had her first book published!! How cool is that?? In her generosity she has offered to host this Giveaway... THANKS CASEY!!!


WHAT WILL YOU WIN?

A signed Copy of the Book


Abstract:
Loose Knits is a fun, quirky and laid-back book to teach beginner and intermediate knitters how to break beyond rigid white-knuckled knitting rules. Learn how to knit and be given ideas to personalize 22 projects including dog sweaters, germ masks, fake beards, and scarves. Once mastered, you will be ready to Use Your Skills for Good (ideas to knit for charity) and also for Fun and Mischief (yarn pranks). The main rule: do whatever you like because it's all up to you!

Gather up some yarn you love, find a comfortable chair, and make something interesting!



HOW TO ENTER:
One comment for each entry Pretty Please

1. Leave a comment about ANY experience you have had with Knitting. Personal, friends or family.

2. Go to "Violet's Mom Runs" HERE and enter for a second Chance to WIN. Leave a comment to let me know you entered.

3. Buy the Book HERE (perfect Christmas Gift) and get an extra entry. Leave a Comment.

4. What are your non-running, non-work-out Hobbies? Leave a comment.


****Contest ends on 12/19 in the AM. Winner announced later in the Day.



HAPPY SUNDAY!!

45 comments:

Megan said...

Ooo. That sounds like a good book. I've been knitting for a few years now and I refuse to follow the pattern 100%. I always improvise.

Knitting is the only other hobby I have time for besides running.

Suzy said...

Great giveaway! I've tried knitting many times. A few years ago I gave scarves to my mom and SILs for Christmas. I had to use fun fur yarn because I couldn't get the stitches even and the fun fur disguised my attempt at knitting.

Suzy said...

My main non-running hobby is reading. I have finished 61 novels this year (only 2 re-reads included).

Suzy said...

I visited Violet's blog..here are my answers.

1. Goals for 2010?
-Run 4 long races
-Graduate from grad school (Dec 2010!!)
-Paint my bedroom

2. Favorite holiday food?
-Stuffing. I love anything bread based.

3. Favorite gift ever received as a child?
-Easy Bake Oven.

4. If you win the giveaway, who is this book for? Yourself or a friend/family member? Do you/he/she knit?
-I'll keep the book if I win. I've tried knitting a few times and am always looking to try again.

traynharder23 said...

wallace and gromit is the most exposure...my gramma is also a WICKED knitter, she knits stuff for me and my sister all the time. i really really want to win this because my twin sister is trying to learn to knit, and i think this might help!
hobby: reading. and CROSSWORDS!

Darlene Cardillo said...

I went to Florida with friends - they all knit and made me try. I started a blanket that vacation but haven't picked it up in 2 years. I know they are disappointed. I told tyhem I will try again.

Darlene Cardillo said...

I posted to Volet Moms Runs - here are my answers
1. Goals for 2010?
-5k PR - under 29 minutes

2. Favorite holiday food?
I love eggnog

3. Favorite gift ever received as a child?
1st Barbie

4. If you win the giveaway, who is this book for? Yourself or a friend/family member? Do you/he/she knit?
It's for me. I have knitter friends who would be really happy if I learned.

Darlene Cardillo said...

My favorite non-running activity is tennis!

Kimberly Truesdell said...

My mom started knitting, which made me intrigued and I started knitting. It's been a couple years since I broke out the needles but now that Christmas projects are finished ...

Kimberly said...

My favorite non-running activity would have to be baking. They don't exactly go hand in hand, do they?

Melissa said...

I know how to knit, so I'm not going to enter, but great giveaway!!

Janice {Run Far} said...

I do NOT know how to Knit, and last year for Christmas, my DH gave me some knitting stuff. I have still not used it. :) Maybe this book could help me get started. <3

heather said...

I'm a failed knitter. I don't have the attention span so I quilt instead. In fact, I'm giving away a quilt on my blog right now if anyone wants to enter.

Denise said...

How cool!! I'd love this! I taught myself to knit but the husband teases me cause I can only do squares and scarves!

shellyrm said...

Knitting experince.

My grandmother taught me to knit long ago. I remember sitting in her living room knitting with her. I recently bought a little kit to attempt to teach my daughter but have had trouble making the time. This would be a great reason to do it!

I went to Casey's blog (her baby is adorable! Violet is a little little one.)

Non running or workout hobbies. Well, I make hand made greeting cards and write poems. holy cow cards dot com. My less than successful web site. I really could only keep up with local sales any way but it was nice to show my little crafts online.

That's it. Great give away. You come across the greatest people! Thanks for sharing!

Catey said...

What a fun book! I tried learning how to knit when I was expecting my youngest (who is now 16 months), but apparently I was too high strung. My knitting was SO tight that it was nearly impossible to continue each row. Which means it took forever. Which is why the adorable little wrap dress that I started is still sitting in my bottom desk drawer.....half-finished.
The irony that this book is called "Loose knits" vs my experience...hah! : )

Catey said...

My other atletic non-running hobby is triathlon (hey, it's not all running!). I also sew, and have a little shop where I sell aprons. Other than that I LOVE to bake, and am pretty darn good at it if I do say so myself. :P I have a cheesecake recipe that has been worth over $3000, and has received rave reviews from an NFL player. And now I'll stop.

Staci Dombroski said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have a book published one day! That is one of my goals too. Since I am a teacher, I am looking for a children's book to write :-) I hope that you have a wonderful week!

Janice @ Lazy Mama Fitness said...

I once made a rather short scarf that turned out to be the size of a washcloth.

My non-running hobbies are scrapbooking and blogging

our love on the run said...

My experiences with knitting include me looking at someone who IS knitting and thinking "damn, I wish I could do that." And that's the extent of it! LOL sad but true. And I'm sure at some point in my life I have poked/harassed my sister with knitting needles, does that count as an experience with knitting? LOL

our love on the run said...

Not sure if this counts as a hobby but aside from running, biking, swimming, lifting and teaching aerobics I'd have to say that my hobbies are being festive and cheesey and making little crafty things. I love arts and crafts and little projects. I love stationary and writing to ppl/soldiers, I love making "lunchbox love notes" to hide on ryan, I love putting confetti in cards, making paper chains and other homemade decorations, I love decorating for holidays and being super cheesey and super festive with ryan. Sadly, I do not know how to knit! I used to do needlepoint when I was younger. I'm very crafty and creative and I would LOOVE to learn how to knit. That would be my new hobby!!! :-)

Leslie Elizabeth said...

i love knitting! i find it very therapeutic. Last year I made some scarves and hats for loved ones, I would love to get back into it again! This book looks awesome!

Leslie Elizabeth said...

my non running hobbies are hanging with friends, blogging, reading, shopping and going to school!

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Mello, love your post before with new pics of the family. Just beautiful. You're so close to your goal. Well done! Can't wait for that 1000 mile post. Lots of photos of the last mile please - I want to know what 1000 miles looks like! :)

Fran said...

Mel I need your advice:

http://dutchgirlgetshealthy.wordpress.com/2009/12/12/a-day-in-my-life-saturday-december-12th-2009/

Carly said...

I think that is a great goal to have.

I remember being about 5 years old and my grandmother and I would knit and crochet. If I had stuck with it, I might have been good.

My non-workout hobby is photography. It is more like an obsession. LOL

J said...

I learned to knit way back when i was ten. I made scarves for my family and then a huge afghan for my grandpa. Then i stopped doing it because I didn't have a lot of time. I tried to pick it up again but I just couldn't. maybe after the holidays.

J said...

I entered in at Violet Mom Runs!

J said...

My non running hobbies are scrapbooking, crocheting and knitting, and baking!

Tricia said...

Great giveaway! When I found out I was pregnant (and then was put on bedrest), I figured it was the perfect time to take up knitting.

Did it happen? NOPE :)

Tricia said...

My non-workout hobby is reading. I'm only slightly embarassed to admit I'm addicted to romance novels.

Tricia said...

I commented on Violets blog:

Goals
1. -Run a 10k in Jan.
-Train for a 1/2 marathon by the end of the year(thats the first time I've admitted thats a goal)
-Continue making my health a priority.

2.favorite holiday food?
homemade rolls....yummmm...

3.favorite gift as a child?
pet pig. :)

4. This book would be for me, and then maybe I'd share. :)

Velma said...

This would be a great gift for a friend of mine, so please sign me up! Knitting just isn't for me, I can't sit still long enough (bad I know)

Velma said...

My favorite hobby is to read by the pool (I can sit still in the sun) and to work in my garden. I sound old :)

christin said...

My sister just started knitting and this would be great as a gift:) Thanks for the chance!
christinbanda at yahoo dot com

christin said...

Another hobby of mine is couponing:) Thanks for the chance!
christinbanda at yahoo dot com

Marlene said...

I have ZERO experience with knitting.... unless you count wearing sweaters? LOL!

I really loved the Friday Nigth Knitting Club books, so maybe that counts. :)

Marlene said...

Non-running hobbies - I love to read!

madeline said...

I learned to knit two years ago from a group of friends. It was such a wonderful bonding experience as well as a great way to relax and keep my mind focused and calm. I also made a bunch of crazy stuff, so I'm excited to learn from more stuff from the book!

madeline said...

And some of my non-exercise hobbies are reading and cooking. Oh, and eating too :)

RunningLaur said...

I haven't graduated to knitting yet, but in college I had 3 separate roommates who crocheted (I did too) - so we had lots of time crocheting on the couch, trying to make afghans fast enough to be warm underneath them!

Christina said...

I keep wanting to pick up knitting. I've started a crocheted blanked...key word STARTED. That was years ago and it sits unfinished.....

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