Rain, Rain

It’s another gloomy rainy day here (at least the grass is green). I think a raffle is in order. Check out my books or patterns, leave a comment about which you’d like to win, and I’ll draw a winner Friday morning.


Hopefully the rain will stop by then.

Good luck!

85 thoughts on “Rain, Rain”

  1. I need a new project and I have been itching to start one, never mind I have 4 started and not finished! I love Ann’s sock patterns and would love to tackle one. So glad you are well and back to inspiring all of your fans!

  2. I have some of your books and love your good directions. The one that I would love to add to my collection is the Handy Book of Sweaters. Enjoy your blog and glad that you are doing better.

  3. “Top Down Sweaters”! I have generally knitted them bottom up & would enjoy a new perspective.

  4. Waiting for sunshine here in Michigan also.
    The only one of your books I don’t have…”Top Down Sweaters”.

  5. Have been following your adventures! Glad to see you back on the road & healing so well. Thanks for offering another raffle. Scarf Style 2 would be a lovely addition to my collection.

  6. Marie VanVorce

    I would be honored to win your book, Getting Started Knitting Socks. Thank you

  7. We have sunshine today here in Western NY! I checked out your books, and since I already have most of them, there were only a few that I need to fill out my Ann Budd collection. So one would be the Color Style – feeling the need to knit some color!

  8. Glad to see that your arm is finally healing! I would love “Top Down Sweaters” and I understand you have made an effort to have them custom fit the wearer.

  9. I’m tired of this rain, too! My umbrella has never had such a good workout in Colorado before! I would love to add the Sock Knitting Master Class to my personal library.

  10. Theresa Pressman

    Love to add the “Knitted Gifts” to my collection. Thanks for offering the raffle and for healing so well we can have you back good as new!

  11. sharla dierks

    I’m still learning…have lived in longmony 2 yrs…just finished my class at Longmont Yarn Shoppe for top down sweater. My first. I loved it. I would love to have your book on top down sweaters. …I love reading your blog..

  12. Jeanne Fangman

    I would love to win “Top Down Sweaters” – – I’ve scanned through it at the bookstore and thought it would be a great addition to my collection. Rain, rain, and more rain!

  13. Would LOVE the Book of Sweater patterns. Have several of your books and they are all great.

  14. The Handy Book of Sweater Patterns is exactly what I need right now. I have yarn for several sweaters and have been searching for the perfect pattern.

  15. Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters would wonderful please. Would you write a book about adding sleeves and/or making cap sleeves longer? I see so many patterns I would like to make but would like to be able to make the sleeves longer or the pattern is a tank and I would like to have some arm covering.

  16. Nancy Conybeare

    Ann, I am forever indebted to you and your book Getting Started Knitting Socks for teaching me how to use DPNs and how to knit socks!!! I’ve heard people say that our Handy Book of Sweater Patterns is on their shelf of essential knitting books so would love to win a copy of that one!

  17. I would love to have the Best of Interweave. Actually any book that you wrote would be Awesome to have!!! You Rock! Thank you for sharing with us! p.s. it’s raining cats and dogs here in TX too!

  18. Pat (Alicesmom on Ravelry)

    I love your goat herder pullover I think it would make a great sailing sweater. Something to pull on when the winds are cold or layer under a rain jacket.

  19. I love the way you write and I think I need the handy book of top down sweaters to go with my handy book of sweater.

  20. I didn’t realize how many of your books I already have! My copy of Favorite Socks is well loved from use and the Sock Knitters Master Class is fantastic. Since I took your Sweater Design course at KnitEast, I’ve dared to move up to sweaters. I would love either of your sweater books.

    So glad you’re back to your old self, hope the rain goes away soon (better than snow though)!

  21. I didn’t realize how many of your books I already have! My copy of Favorite Socks is well loved from use and the Sock Knitters Master Class is fantastic. Since I took your Sweater Design course at KnitEast, I’ve dared to move up to sweaters. I would love either of your sweater books.

    So glad you’re back to your old self, hope the rain goes away soon (better than snow though)!

    (Oops looks like I posted before I was finished. Sorry for the duplication…)

  22. Oh Ann, how kind. Should I be the lucky one I’d love the sock master class.
    Those x-Rays were most impressive, by the way – has to be a design in there, somewhere. Looking forward to see what your brain has been creating while you were semi- inactive.

  23. I’d love the Top Down Sweaters book. I love the Getting Started Knitting Socks book that I have and refer to it often!

  24. So hard to choose! I think I would love Top Down Sweaters. I’ve been itching to do a cardigan or sweater for myself. (I’m currently knitting a pair of your go to socks and am in love with them!)

  25. Karen Hutchinson

    Hmmmm. I’d love to use the Knitting Green book. And yes this rain needs to quit. Our grass is going to need a balert by the time we can use the mower again!

  26. Debby Stout-Miller

    I’d love the Handy Book of Patterns. I have many others and have used them all.

  27. A copy of “The Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns” would be nice. I’m wanting to knit my almost-24-where did the time go-son some sweaters and your book is awesome with the sizing options.

  28. I would really like to get your book “Knitted Gifts”! For once I’d like to start WAY ahead of time on gifts for Holidays! It would be the first. I believe I heard that there is an outstanding pattern in that book for an Oven Mitt. My Hubby is always complaining that he burns his fingers on our Very old ones…Guess what he will get!!! Happy Knitting!

  29. Barbara Moore

    I would love a copy of “Scarf Style 2”. It is one of the few I do not have. I can use up some of my stash with it – a good thing. Have really been enjoying the humor in your posts lately.

  30. We’re used to the rain here in the Seattle area, but it looks like we have your sunshine right now…
    I have sock yarn queued up in my stash, so “Getting Started Knitting Socks” would be perfect for me!

  31. It is sunny and cool in Jacksonville, IL today! I just got my 4 year old granddaughter down for a nap, what a challenge. I have always want to knit socks, so I think your Socks book would be fabulous to learn to knit socks for my growing extended family! Who knows it may be my lucky week. Thanks Ann, so glad your arm is healing and getting stronger. 🙂

  32. I would love a copy of your Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. Thank you for a great giveaway!

  33. I’d love a copy of Top Down Sweaters. I’ve many raglan and yoke top down sweaters but would like to try saddle or top down with short rowed sleeves.

  34. Living in the Denver area, I share your thoughts on rain, rain, rain. I would choose The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters. Thanks for your blog entries even as your arm was healing.

  35. I would love to win The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters. Thank you and hopefully the rain quits soon!

  36. Have enjoyed using your sock knitting books. This cold, damp weather makes me want to learn to knit sweaters. Your, “The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters” would be the perfect guide!

  37. I would appear to be in good company in having many of your books! I’d love a copy of the Aime shawl. 🙂

  38. I love the timelessness of a basic sweater, like in The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweaters.

  39. This looks like an amazing book – The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters. I love the idea of no seams. And all the patterns are so beautiful I couldn’t pick just one :p

  40. I’d love to have the Knitters Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters. One of the reasons I’ve been following you is to learn more about knitting sweaters!

  41. Wow, maybe I should wish it rains more often in your territory, only kidding. What a great give away and so very generous, I’d love to have The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters. I’m so glad your arm is healing nicely.

  42. I have almost all of your books! But I would really love to add The Best of Interweave Knits.

  43. Oh how lovely! Thank you for the giveaway. I got so excited and zipped over to pick out which book or pattern I’d like best – what a surprise! I own most of the books and have knitted nearly all the patterns! I especially love how Favorits Socks rounded up some of the very best patterns from the Knits magazine and put them all so conveniently together. For that same reason, id love to get my hands on a copy of The Best of Interweave Knits.

  44. I have a new granddaughter and would love to knit the ruffled sweater for her.

  45. I love the pattern Poppy Top.
    How about a blog post on weaving? I have been doing a little research, before I jump into that pool. looking for suggestions on where to start.

  46. Last week I ordered your Handy Book of Sweaters so I could start my first sweater. I have been knitting lots of socks lately, so I would love to have your Sock Knitter’s Master Class!

  47. Dear Ann, I would love to receive ANY of your books because I like your sensible, classic styles. My pick is your book of top-down sweaters for me to start on Chrismas gifts. If it is a pattern, I would like the skirt you modeled on your blog.
    Take care,
    Kay Boatman

  48. My daughter is knitting a skirt, but it is way too short. Your take two skirt pattern looks much more appropriate for a middle-aged woman.

  49. I would love (Love!) To win a copy of the Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. I have recently begun attempting to design my own, and my best knitting friend swears by this book!

  50. It’s cold and rainy everywhere it seems. I’ve got my eye on Scarf Style 2, because the sun must come out sometime.

  51. i need to progress from socks. Thr Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters would help me go to the next level!

  52. elissa redman

    Im a socks addict! I need the master class! Love your posts… thanks, ann!

  53. I am sorry… I had no idea the number of books you have authored! I certainly will be adding more to my collection…so exciting.
    Hope the rain has subsided. 🙂

  54. “Favorite Socks,” of course!! Socks are my go to project to tote around all the time for lines, appointments, plane rides, railroad crossings and that traffic light that seems to take years to change. Knitters Handy Guides are also interesting.

  55. Nancy in Chickasaw Country

    The Sock Knitting Master Class would be a marvelous addition to my knitting library., she says as she thinks positively about the slight chance she might actually win a book of her choice. 🙂

    Glad your well on the mend. I wish dry weather for those who are squishing when walking in their grass. [I too am tiring of the constant rain.]

  56. Laura from beautiful West Michigan

    Oh! Thanks! The cable edge shawl is what caught my eye. Hope you feeling well!

  57. I would love to win the FAvorite Socks book, would fit perfectly on my book shelve between The Sock Master Class book and Getting Started Knitting Socks, which by the way got me started, thanks.

  58. I would love to win Knitters Handy Book of Sweaters Patterns or the Aime shawl pattern (absolutely lovely). Thanks.

  59. Hi Ann,
    I really like your sock patterns. I have never knit a sweater before and would love the book “Top Down Sweaters.”

  60. Christine Stockton

    I have heard that the Handy Book of Patterns is the best knit book EVER. I was told if you get just one book on knitting, this is the one to get!

  61. No rail, but it’s chilly here in Ohio-in the 40s tonight. I would choose Scarf style 2, I think

  62. The sun is shining here in BC but I would like the top-down sweater book so i can knit something warm for the coming winter.

  63. Jean Penstone

    The Lace Style book would be a quite an asset to have, especiall since i have the favorite sock book and have knitted several of them that actually fit and are lovely to wear. I wish you could send a few inches of rain to Southern California – we need it. Thank you for having this raffle.

  64. Please send your rain east to central Maine, where we are way behind in rainfall. Thanks for being so generous, Ann. I would love to try toe-up socks, so “Abby Road Socks” would be my choice. Difficult decision, though.

  65. I’d love the book Sock Knitting. I’m just getting started knitting socks and can’t get enough of them.

  66. The Best of Interweave Knits, I have some of your books and enjoy them and have made several things! Thanks for the chance.
    Glad your doing better

  67. I have so many of your books, but Scarf Style 2 is noticeably absent. I would love a copy of it!

  68. I keep meaning to get Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters! I have and frequently use the other Hand Books of patterns and *love* the different sizes and gauges!

  69. Completely obsessed by the Take Two Skirt pattern. Completely and utterly! I know, I know, I’m not exactly going for the biggest prize of all your, er, knitting oeuvre. But I MUST make that skirt. It has things to teach me, about knitting faster, fitting more accurately, and wearing what I make!

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