Saturday, August 18, 2007

#14 What is it?

Interweave Knits I am still considering that Tilted Duster but highly concerned about my chronic disappointment with the knitted garments I make. Maybe sticking with the purses is a bettter bet since I am rarely disappointed with them!

Rebecca Magazine has an on-line mag. Has anyone knit from this

Crazy Aunt Purls's Book....its a funny and touching and genuine story.

Audio books recently listened to and various degrees

Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs....I think this is slated to be a movie
Meditations for Women that Knit TOO Much
Cast Off...well I think you know who wrote this and the Meditations book these two books are written by, or were you my neighbor under that rock in which I was living?
Size 14 is not Fat by Meg Cabot
Freakonomics....this is authored by an economist and not at all what you might think
Blink.....LOVE this, it is fascinating to realize how much we do or do not utilize our so called instant intuition


Golden Purl's is having a contest about important dates with some great yarney prizes.

I am holding my first official contest because....I LOVE KNITTING CONTESTS...and I LOVE MY LOVELY LISTENER'S AND BLOG READER'S. I have already had a number of people enter and some of done it properly and many have contacted me through Ravelry or Etsy (which is not the way to enter) I have to ask that you follow the routine below to properly enter. I can not accept enteries unless you E-MAIL ME DIRECTLY with your answers and prize choices. I am not e-scolding you ,just have to kindly ask for some rule following....please!

She-Knits Contest:

1. Comment on this blog entry "I'm in" or something of that nature so I have a link back to your blog.( I have 3 blogs right now that people can enter from so please don't think you automatically won if you don't see comments posted on the particular blog you entered from) If you are blogless you can still play just go on to step 2.

2. Send me an e-mail at sdreifuss(AT)msn(DOT)com with an answer to EITHER A), B), or C).

A) A link to a purse in my Etsy shop that is not written up as a pattern that you think should be written up as such
B) Send me a link to a purse you have seen in cyber space that you love the shape of and think it would be cool interpreted as a knit and felted bag
C) Tell me the name of a Magazine or publication and the page number that has a purse that you love the shape of and think it would be cool interpreted as a knit and felted bag

ALSO BE SURE TO INCLUDE in that e-mail which one of the prizes (listed below) you would like.

I will award one randomly picked winner their choice of ONE of the listed prizes. If in the future I use someones purse suggestion and write a pattern that was inspired by that suggestion I will send the inspiration provider a surprise goody.


Choose either one of the purse making kits listed below
- OR -
2 skeins of Lambs Pride Bulky (your choice of color) (remember to put what prize you would like in your e-mail to me)

A She-Knits Complete Knit and Felted Purse making kit of your choice for one of the following:
A) Marly Bag Original
B) Marly Bag in Darks
C) Marly Bag Shorty
D) Sunflower Bag
E) 5 Petals Bag


3 Skeins of Lambs Pride Bulky for you to make your bag ...or whatever. You need to tell me the two colors you would like and i will do my best to come close. I have loads of colors.

Are we clear? Basically- comment here that you "ARE IN", tell me a purse from my shop or that you have seen that you believe would make a great knit and felted bag pattern and pick your prize. Oh, one more thing if you mention on your blog that there is a fun contest and put this link to it I will enter your name an additional time (be sure to send me the link to the shout out on your blog in the e-mail you sent me.

CONTEST RUNS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 8th Midnight (here in Chicago)


Donna B said...

"I'm in"

srh1081 said...

I'm in!

Tamara said...

I just finished listening to your podcast and was interested in your comments about how kids can all be so different. You might like this link.

I only have one child, but his personality is very different from mine.

Tamara in TX, but born in Mundelein, IL

Valerie said...

I'm in!!! :-D

Johnna said...

I'm definitely in!

Lori said...

Just started listening to your podcast and I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy it! I haven't gotten all the of the previous podcasts listened to, but I will! Looking forward to more words of motherly and knitterly info in the future :)

Michelle said...

I'm in,
listened to your podcast on my way to work this AM, I'll be sending you an email!!

As a teacher, i'm amazed at how different my students many personalities, and by this time I've had lots of siblings and have been amazed by how different they can be too!!

Jen C said...

I'm in!!

Judith said...

Hi! I'm in as well. I must confess I've have visited your etsy site and love the Marly bag. I really enjoy your podcast and to be honest it is one of the first I listen too. (I love Yarn Thing and Cast-on too) We have 5 kids and 3 grandchildren. If you think its hard when the kids go...its really, really hard when the grandkids go! Ouch!

I'll log into my blog and plug your site as well. I'm on dial up so it takes me a bit on time.

turvid said...

In! :)

Tasha said...

I'm In too please!

Margaret said...

I like your podcast but I wasn't sure what to make of your comment that someone without kids probably wouldn't listen to you. Don't be so quick to rule out the folks who don't have children! I am one of six children myself, so I can easily relate to the chaotic household you describe. In fact, I wonder what my mother would have shared about us (in a podcast) if the technology existed back in the day.... I'm sure it would have been good therapy for her. Ultimately, it's the knitting and love of the craft that bind us together - kids or no kids!

Karen said...

Hi there! I'm in!

KC said...

Hi Sharon, Lovin' your podcasts! How do you do it all? I'm having trouble figuring out how you "stitch" all the pieces of your busy life together. You amaze and inspire me. Keep up the great work! Oh yeah..."I'm in".