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Giveaway #1: Knitting

Since this blog is called Knit. Run. Reap. Eat., I thought I'd start the grand giveaway with a knitting item. Elsebeth Lavold is a talented and creative designer who was inspired by the Viking traditions to create Viking Patterns for Knitting, a book of classic and beautiful knitting patterns. Five hundred Lavold projects have been completed on Ravelry, each one a beauty.

Lavold has her own line of more than a dozen yarns, but with a well-executed gauge swatch, the book's projects can be knit with substitute fibers. The pieces included in the book can be made now and worn for generations. Truly classic creations that will stand the test of time.

Click here for more information.

So. Wanna win it? Leave a comment, that's all you have to do. And you have until Sunday, July 10 at 7 p.m. EDT to do so. I'll assign each comment a number and use a random number generator to draw a winner, who will be announced Monday, July 11. And please spread the word!

A new contest will be announced next Tuesday.

Hope you had a good weekend. We here in the U.S. celebrated our independence, although according to a survey taken July 1, a good many of us don't know when that happened, or who we were becoming independent of. The Fourth of July is about parades, food, fireworks, food, beer, food and oh, yeah, food. Our day was heavy on the food – burgers, potato salad (with aioli, since the garlic harvest is in!), baked beans and homemade ice cream – but no beer, parades or fireworks were harmed during our celebration. Compared to some previous Independence Days here in the Middle of Nowhere, it was what could be called "low-key."

And that was fine by me.


Anonymous said…
Aioli potato salad - sounds wonderful, since our garlics are in, also. Gotta try that...
Joan said…
Hi Debbi, I thought I'd post a comment and get the ball rolling for your contest-- but don't enter me please, as I already have the book.

Freya has been on my "must knit" list for three years now. I even have the yarn for it already.

So much stash, so little knitting time!
I love this book, I'd checked it out of the library before I was confident enough to try the complicated cables. I've now got the nerve, but haven't got the book.

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