Solstice Celebration

The winter solstice is upon us and I couldn’t be happier. It means that the days will get longer (if only infinitesimally) and spring and new growth will eventually come. Where I live in Colorado, the weather hasn’t exactly been cold and we’ve yet to have a legitimate snowfall, but recent events have generated a sense of deep, dark sorrow.
So, to celebrate that things will get better, I’m holding another raffle. Respond to this post and tell me which of my print books you’d like (sorry, electronic versions are not eligible), and I’ll draw a winner the morning of Saturday, Dec 22.

Here’s to brighter days ahead.

51 thoughts on “Solstice Celebration”

  1. As always, your generosity makes me smile. If I won, I would love The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. Thank you!

  2. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your books. I’d love to see Top Down Sweaters on my bookshelf. I’ve been hearing from some people that with the recent tragic events they would like to start doing random acts of kindness to bring joy to people this holiday season….your post is perfect. I’m off to go do the same for someone. I’m baking a bunch of cookies for my neighbors. I don’t really know them or if they eat sweets, but hey it is the holidays and a perfect time to say hello and start chatting with them.

  3. I keep telling my boys (as they drag themselves out of bed) only a few more sleeps until it’ll start getting lighter… I’m currently borrowing your book of Top Down Sweaters to see If I like it and it’s gone to the top of my list of books to buy!

  4. At my age, I can’t get enough light to work by. So for knitting sake alone, bring on the light!

    I have many of your books already, but not The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns.

  5. Like so many commenters, I have several of your books. These days, I’m focusing on keeping things simple (life is complicated enough), so I’d love to have your book, Simple Style.

    Happy holidays!

  6. Solstice! Longer days! New Growth! Yes, exclamation points. Grey is my favourite colour … just not for the sky. I still don’t have words for recent events. I’ve just taken out my sticks and strings and am knitting (and crocheting) for those who needs comfort.

    It’s difficult to chose one of your books over any others. I’ve long wished for The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns. However, since I’ve been knitting more of my sweaters top-down lately, The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters would definitely help save time and let me double check my gauge calculations.

  7. December 23 will be the first year we celebrate my mom’s birthday without her… definitely looking forward to the return of light to body and soul.

    (Several of your books are on my wish list, but I think The Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns tops it right now.)

  8. I haven’t ordered a copy of Top-
    Down Sweaters yet, so that would be the one. I am so glad the days will start getting longer now. I need some light!

  9. I own most of your titles, but haven’t picked up Top-Down sweaters yet and that is my favorite construction method so I’d love a copy of that if Santa doesn’t deliver (and he probably won’t).

  10. It’s raining and grey over here and therefore glum. I think that it would make a difference if it would really be snowy and/or frosty. I would really like to see the knitter’s handy book of sweater patterns.

  11. I would love to have the knitter’s guide to top-down sweaters in book form. I have the electronic version which is great, but there is nothing like a book to actually read and thumb through.

  12. If I’m lucky enough to be chosen, I’d like the Sock Knitting Master Class. It’s one of the few of your books that I don’t have. I love the Top-down Sweater book so much that I have it both in e-book form (for travel) and hard copy (arm-chair dreaming). I’m looking forward to the substitute knit of the Unisex Zip sweater that you plan to do for us. Thank you.

  13. Although it’s probably way above my expertise at this point, I’d love to have a copy of “Sock Knitting Master Class”. There are a lot of lovely patterns in there!

  14. I do much of my Christmas gift knitting in the week after Christmas. Maybe it’s the return of the light that inspires me! Which means I’m gonna need The Knitters Book of Patterns, so I can turn the yarn in the cedar chest into hats and gloves and vests.

  15. Guess I’m odd man out…….I love cold, dark winter days with lots of knitting. Unfortunately in Northern Virginia we don’t get much snow to go with all those winter days. I’d love to have your book Knitted Gifts.

  16. I’m looking forward to the solstice too. I’m so tired of the early darkness.

    I’d love to have a copy of Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters. It would help the winter pass by a bit more quickly.

  17. I think your Top-Down Sweaters
    will be a nice compliment to Sock Knitting Class that is already on right here on my desk.

    Happy Holidays


  18. i have taken all of your books out of the library,but as of yet,i only own one-the knitter’s handy book of patterns.the next one on my wish list is the knitter’s handy book of sweater patterns.sweaters are the one thing i have t!he most trouble knitting,especially ones knit flat and seamed together.i need a guidbook like yours to show me how to do it right. thank you for the lovely giveaway! happy holidays

  19. As you may know already I am a HUGE fan of your patterns and work! I own about 1/2 of the books in the photo but some I do not … which was something nice to learn. I really like the book called “Simple Style.” Thank you for doing this! Cheers, Sarah aka The Martini Knitter

  20. Here in Finland the daylight time was today only 5 hours 20 minutes, so I’m really looking forward lighter days and spring.
    I would like to have Top-down Sweaters Handbook (sorry I don’t remember the exact name).

  21. I would love a copy of Sock Knitters Master Class. I too, can’t wait for the days to get longer – going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark really bites!!

  22. I would love the Top Down Sweater book! That and the Lace Style book are the only books of your that I think I don’t own and both will be on my upcoming birthday list! Happy Holidays!

  23. Decisions, decisions. Oh, boy. I’d love to win The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters. Or Sock Knitting Master Class. I have to keep checking them out from the library (and putting myself on the waiting list) because I hinted that I’d like one or both for Christmas, which means I can’t buy them until after Christmas. *headsmack*

    And count me in the “yay, longer days are coming” fan club!

  24. Happy Solstice – looking forward to longer days here in Maine!

    Hmmm – I own a few of those books already, but would love to have the Top-Down Sweaters book.

  25. Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters:
    Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges

    The thing about extremes, everything always returns to center. So for now, until mid-March, we are heading for center.

  26. I am thrilled that the daylight hours will be getting longer. That, in and of itself, is worth celebrating. I would love to have a copy of Top-Down Patterns. It’s the best way of knitting almost everything as far as I am concerned.

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