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Feb 9, 2009

It's always nice to start off a Monday on a nice note. And today's nice note is "We have winners!"

Earlier this winter, we published our special Holiday Gifts 2008 issue, and filled it with lots of cute little sheep cartoons--sheep hanging from knitting charts, sheep peeking out from behind sweater photos, sheep dancing across the instructions. The cartoons were drawn for us by the ever-witty Funny Man of Knitting himself, Franklin Habit, author of our book It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons.

The contest? Count the Sheep! We asked you to count, of course, all the sheep through the magazine. Then we had a bit of fun, sending you off in search of the sheep in warm woolies, the sheep bearing blue or red gifts, the sheep clicking away on knitting needles, and then, just to make sure you were paying attention, the pages in the magazine without any sheep on them at all.

Five lucky winners not only submitted the correct sheep counts, but were literally lucky enough to have their names drawn at random:

Yvonne Leduc (Stittsville, Ontario, Canada)
Nancy Nelson (Bristow, Vermont)
Martine Gervais (New Britain, Connecticut)
Tara Lynchard (Hendersonville, Tennessee)
Julie Fondurulia (Westminster, Maine)

Each of our five winners won an autographed copy of It Itches.

And for those of you who didn't win, here's a cartoon from Franklin's book to put a smile on your face anyway:

If you want your own set of wise-crackin' sheep, get yourself a copy of Franklin's book It Itches--look for it at your local yarn shop or buy it online from us.

You can still buy copies of Knits Holiday Gifts 2008.
The patterns are classics for year-round giving!


Where in the world is Sandi?

If you are in the Minneapolis area this weekend (Feb 14-15), come join me and a zillion other knitters and crocheters at the Mall of America for this year's big Knit-Out and Crochet 2009, sponsored by the Craft Yarn Council of America. Some of the biggest names in yarnland will be there and I'll be interviewing them and blogging live from the Mall for next week's posts!

The Knit-Out and Crochet event promises to be tons of fun!

There will be knitting demos, crocheting demos, contests, fashion shows, and FREE knitting and crochet lessons. Rumor hath it that if you show up at the doggies-in-knits fashion show, you might catch a glimpse of your favorite Knitting Daily editor wrangling a pup or two.

Visit the Knit-Out and Crochet 2009 website for more information, times, and a schedule of events. And if you see me, come say hello!

-- Sandi


Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily.

What's on Sandi's needles? I finished a quick hat over the weekend; and am half-done with a pair of thrummed mittens. (My sister's Central Park Hoodie is on hold temporarily. My sister lives in Chicago, so she totally understands and doesn't mind waiting until the mittens are done.)


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LynnG@2 wrote
on Feb 10, 2009 8:59 AM
The knit along that lizh is looking for is on the Lion's Brand web page.
PaulineS wrote
on Feb 9, 2009 6:21 PM
I'm with Irene -- How many were there?
IreneM wrote
on Feb 9, 2009 3:21 PM
After all that sheep counting, don't we all get to find out what the correct numbers were? It would be fun to know. Irene
JudithP wrote
on Feb 9, 2009 1:44 PM
And to each of the winners I say "get a life!"
lizh wrote
on Feb 9, 2009 10:29 AM
I am trying to locate that pattern for the cabled sweater. I think it was a knit along.The cables went around the yoke and it flaired out slightly. i waited to long to download the pattern then i saw a place to purchase it but I can't locate it on the website. I wouls appreciate any help in locating it.
JjudithP wrote
on Feb 9, 2009 9:03 AM
Have a questions about Portugese Knitting Style. Recently came across this type and want to know more. I often find individuals who don't knit because of ergonomic/painful hand problems. Protugese style looks like it could grant a reprieve. I found a youtube video but it was blurry and couldn't quite get the technique. Are there any good books with lots of pictures? Would like to try this style myself. Thanks. Judith