Monday, August 27, 2012

CLOSED Simple Crocheting Book Giveaway!

(CLOSED)
Hey friends! I am pleased to announce that one lucky reader will win a copy of "Simple Crochet" by Erika Knight, along with a 120 yd. skein of Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn and a crochet hook. Everything you need to go from beginner to awesome expert crochet-warrior princess. 

St. Martin's Press sent me a copy to review along with one to give away. The author really lays it ALL out in this book... Differences between yarns, tools, terminology, etc. I already knew much of it from experience, but there's always more to learn. I can imagine that if you knew nothing about yarn aside from "what is yarn?" you could jump right into this book. Learning to crochet by yourself (like me!) can be a little tricky but the illustrations in this book are honestly super helpful. Between that and YouTube, I'd say it can be learned pretty darned quick. Don't get me wrong, you'll need to focus a little, but it's easier than knitting (says me!)

My favorite part, and what I think  is the most helpful to me is that there are 20 project patterns in the book and they go up in skill level for each successive project. So you don't jump into a project and feel like you've bit off more than you can chew. If you follow the progression, you can develop quite the skill. And the projects are of useful things, like slippers and mittens and laptop covers...So you don't end up with like 1000 scarves and 300 doilies (though there are a couple in there, for your experience :)

Anyhoo, there are 3 ways/chances for each of you to ENTER!
1. Be a follower here, and leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite snack! or favorite animal.
2. Be a liker on Facebook and comment on the giveaway photo there
3. Share the giveaway link on your blog or Facebook and post another comment here letting me know you shared (and a link to your blog, if applicable. I like to look at blogs!)

Each person can enter up to 3 times in the ways above. International readers are welcome! The winner will be chosen on Monday, September 10th in a random way. Thank you for entering, and good luck!

48 comments:

Christia said...

I'm a follower! Win. My favorite snack is chocolate covered gummi bears, and favorite animal narwhal.

PS I desperately want to learn how to crochet. Serious.

CraftyLikeLindy said...

I am a blog follower!!!! What a great giveaway!

CraftyLikeLindy said...

I forgot to mention my fave snack in my previous I'm a follower comment oops :) it's White Cheddar Cheese popcorn. I also shared the link to the giveaway on Facebook.

WendyRamZ said...

I'm now a follower, thought I already was because I've been reading your blog forever but I guess I just had it book marked. lol

So, favorite sweet snack is Nutella, salty is Baked Ruffles and chip dip.

Favorite animal would be Wombats.

blu_grrrl@yahoo.com

susslan said...

Liking it, linking it, loving it!
Favorite animal is Octopus but not as a snack...

Zombie Queen said...

I'm a follower. My favorite snack is a coconut cream pie lara bar. YUMMMM!

Lionelle Sanders said...

Hi! I'm follower for some time already.
I don't have favorite snack. May be popcorn.
I love cats!

enelya said...

Ooh, great give away. At the moment my favorite snack has to be chocolate with caramelized almonds and a pinch of salt...Fave animal...all! Except maybe really big or poisonous spiders

Maggie said...

Love the blog, great giveaway. And truly...I like all snacks, it's all about the mood.

CJG said...

I'm a follower via Google Reader (and it was you who introduced me to its awesomeness!). My favorite animal is a frog (followed closely by a giraffe!).

I love Erika Knight's work- her projects are great, and her directions a clear. This looks like a fantastic book, so thanks for the chance to win it!

PaulaK77 said...

I would love to win this book! My favorite animal is my dog Grace. She is a Yorkie mix, rescue dog. :) My favorite snack is bacon, I am on a low carb diet! Thanks! :)

Donna said...

I'm a blog follower and my favorite animal is the Tiger (rawr!) and my favorite snack is apples, goat cheese and honey (yum).

Teresa Hannah said...

Great Giveaway..I shared it on my blog... http://blackberrythyme.blogspot.com/

Christine Deffendall said...

I am a total M&Ms freak! I don't really have a favorite animal; they're all wonderful.

Christine Deffendall said...

Shared on FB. Look me up!

Unknown said...

I would love to learn. My favorite snack is popcorn!

wunkmom said...

i'm a follower! love this blog! my favorite snack is m&m's (plain)

Heather said...

I am a follower too! My favorite animal is a guinea pig, ours just had babies and they are adorable! I also have a weakness for chocolate!!!

Miss Rose said...

i follow you on gfc. my favorite animal is a llama. they look so cuddly and sweet! my favorite snack is animal crackers!xo.

Miss Rose said...

ooo! i also like you on fb!

The Dutch Girl said...

Oooh, I'd love to win this. I know a little about crochet but could use some help. And everything I do know is in Dutch, learning the correct English terminology would be a great start! Thanks, Hanneke

Nindya Karlina said...

Hi! I've follow your blog!
my fav snack is candy especcially cotton candy and my favorite animal is dog. thank's for the chance ^.^

AM said...

I'm a loom knitter who took up the loom because I couldn't learn to stick knit or crochet - I'd really love to be able to do at least one (and crochet seems much neater). I love horses and pesche lambic!

AM said...

Posted on my blog ~ http://bikher.livejournal.com/

Tate Duncan said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG SO MUCH. You have really and truly been an inspiration to me. I've read every entry. I have been an artist forever, but after 4 kids, I'm basically finding where I am now with my art, (my kids are 16, 14, 11, and 8). So now I have time for my art, and I've been really cranking it out. I'd like to thank your for your blog, and I'm planning on starting my own shortly. I'm starting my etsy page this week, but you mentioned ebay- what are the benefits? ANyway, back to the book. I learned to crochet as a child, and I would love to get back to it. This would be a great start. My favorite snack is doublestuff oreo cakesters, soaked in milk. Trust me, it's delicious!!! My favorite animal is most definitely a sloth. But, it's only barely heading out virginia opossums, of which I raised and had as a pet (litter trained and sweet as a baby) for three years. I hope I'll get lucky for once, and get this book. I've shared your link on fb, I already like your page there, but I'll go there and gush on you some more. Which, by the way, I already do! Tate

inlovewiththreads said...

Great giveaway! My favourite animal is most of them. I am a birder, love cats and dogs, and otters, and seals, and deer.....

I am already a follower.

Heather M.

PetraB said...

I am a follower, my favourite snack is homemade chocolates and my favourite animal is the wolf. I just love the way they look and move.
Thank you for having the chance to win the book.

Melody said...

I like Kettle Style Potato Chips and cookies.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Starla said...

I am a follower of your blog. My fave snack or animal??? How about Mother's Circus Cookies!

Starla said...

I shared on Facebook and I saw my friend shared as well!

saywhatsayward said...

Im sorry. I think someone needs to say it. Your blog title is awesome.

rapscallionpress said...

I'm a follower! My fav snack is cereal and my fav animal is bunnies. Thanx!

http://rapscallionpress.blogspot.com/

Strangebee said...

I'm a follower! My favorite animal is cats. Big cats or little cats, they are all awesome! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

Strangebee said...

I also shared the giveaway on Facebook. :) My favorite snack depends on what mood I'm in. Chocolate or wasabi soy sauce almonds go on rotation a lot.

Cynthia Verdugo said...

Nice giveaway.My favorite snack is veges and hummus.

ruby murray said...

OOh I love Erika Knights books, she's awesome. My fave animal are Frogs, they are soooo cute.

Going to make extra specially sure I follow you 'officially' and not just bookmarked and stalking you ;)

jengd said...

I love cats of all kinds and snack... heh. Pick one. Baked goods and candy rule the top spots but I'll nibble on salty snacks if I must. :)

Lesley said...

I have been a follower for some time and love your posts. My favourite snack is cheese and crackers or warm peach cobbler with ice-cream. Mmmmmmmm.
I am going to share this on Facebook as I know my cousin would love to win this too!

www.geocacheon.blogspot.com

JBop said...

Follower here, follower on FB. LOVE THIS! Love your blog.

tessa scott said...

awesome blog :)

principeta said...

This is so amazing and generous of you,thanks for the chance to win it.Now I follow =o).My fav animal is cat.

Rachel said...

Hi, Kira! I'm totally a follower. My favorite snack is Pirate Booty and my favorite animal is a skunk. I just learned the basics of crochet a couple weeks ago. My tension stinks, but I bet this book would help! ;)

Rachel said...

I shared it on facebook, too.

randomosity said...

my favorite snack probably milanos, but I only get them when I go somewhere else to scrapbook. Anything with nutella is a close second. And my favorite animals are bunnies, but real buns as pets are hit or miss depending on their personalities. I would so love to win this book. Crocheting is my last crafty type thing that I haven't tried. I just can't seem to make myself do it even though I want to. Probably because there are like a million other things I want to make and know how to.

randomosity said...

I just recently started blogging so there aren't many "followers" to my blog but my friends read it when I post a link on my FB page. I made a quick post about your giveaway! Here is the link: http://electronsandprotons.blogspot.com/2012/09/link-love-giveaway-at-oops-i-craft-my.html

I'm excited that someone I don't know in real life might read my blog :)

Thanks!

Unknown said...

Kangaroo I love them. To bad I don't live down under.

Unknown said...

I love BEARS!!! All of them. Also, I am addicted to chocolate covered pretzels. Thanks for having such a cool giveaway!!

The Pattern Depot said...

I love to munch on kettle popcorn. I liked on facebook, thanks for the opportunity to win the book.