4.16.2010

Color By Kristin Giveaway


Wow, do I have a great drawing for you to enter!


On my latest podcast episode I had the privilege of interviewing Kristin Nicholas, the author of Color By Kristin.
What a fun book this is! The designs are so colorful and whimsical and the
book offers informative practical design information as well!

Book available here.

Here are my 2 favorite sweater patterns from the book.
Don't they look like they would be so fun to make?


All of the patterns in Color By Kristin call for Nashua Julia Yarn,
a yarn developed by Kristin Nicholas herself.

In order to give you the full Kristin Nicholas experience, you have a chance to win a brand new copy of Color By Kristin (provided by Sixth & Spring Books) along with these 12 skeins of the beautiful Julia yarn! (Yarn provided by Westminster Fibers.)

What a great opportunity this is to play with color and try out the many great colorwork techniques presented in the book.


To enter to win this fabulous prize just leave a comment (with contact information) under this drawing post!

If you'd like to gain an additional drawing entry, please link to this giveaway
from your blog, twitter, or facebook account.
In your comment, please show me where I can find your link.

Remember, only one comment per person please.

The winner will be announced May 1, 2010, so please check back then to see if you've won!

Drawing Now Closed. Congratulations to Olof, the winner!


610 comments:

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Missy said...

I LOVE this giveaway!

Missy said...

I absolutely LOVE this giveaway!!

Shawn, Christy, and Vegas... said...

Wow! Looks like a great book! Love your blog....check it every morning with my tea!

wibe_christy@yahoo.com

Jill said...

If I had this book I would be inspired to do more color work!!!!

Amaranta said...

So cute!!
escuishi (at)hotmail.com

I blogged here
http://hello-my-little-world.blogspot.com/

hollyberry knits said...

I've long been a fan of Kristin Nicholas. Thanks, Alana, for bringing her voice to us. It was a special interview!

hollyberry knits said...

I tweeted about this contest, Alana! Here's the link: http://twitter.com/hollyberry60

becky said...

Please enter me! ~Becky (gathersnomoss on ravelry)

Michele in Maine said...

I've been enjoying your podcasts during my daily walks. Will be downloading this one today, as I am also a great fan of Kristin's blog. Would love a chance to try her yarn and patterns.

Bronwyn said...

Choosing colors is the hardest, especially when you're looking online and can't put colors next to one another. Having all those skeins in hand would be wonderful. I'd love to try out more colorwork, and this book looks fun!
bronwyndp on Rav.

Sharon said...

I love Julia yarn, my mittens this winter were made from it and they kept my fingers warm and toasty even in the -20 MN winter!

Kathy Rasmussen said...

I love the pretty colors....

skylark knits said...

That yarn looks YUMMY! What a wonderful giveaway!

Reagan said...

What an amazing contest!! I would be thrilled to win this yarn, my little sister would look so adorable in the zip-up child cardigan. :)

Reagan (frecklegirl726 on ravelry)

I'll blog and twitter about it later today. :)

Melissa said...

Wonderful colors!

CFCina said...

Another great podcast and I'd just love to win her new book!
~ Kathy (Oregon)

Elledub said...

Wow! Beautiful patterns and an inspiring array of yarn colors, too! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sara said...

I love colours!

JoanBlondina on Rav

Beth said...

This book is beautiful just like the yarn.

Nancy501 said...

I love Kristin's designs and her colors. This from her friend Columbus, Ohio!

nsmeltze@columbus.rr.com

Crystal said...

The colors are beautiful! I can only imagine the lovely designs in the book. Thanks for sharing the interview with us.
crystalteaches

Lily said...

This is a great giveaway!

Emily said...

Really enjoyed the interview... her stuff is amazing!

Acipenser said...

Your podcast is on the top of my list. Its so much fun to listen to you. Nice interview with Kristin. Your theme song is just hilarious.

In the unlikely event that I win, please pm me on Ravelry under user Acipenser. I woud pay shipping costs since I'm overseas and don't want to burden your budget.

Joyce said...

Great interview! I would love to win the beautiful yarn and the book. I love Kristin's colors!

nancy blanchong said...

WOW! LOVE those sweaters! I can't imagine what other great patterns are in the book!! What BEAUTIFUL yarns!
nrblanchong@gmail.com
blanchongblueacre.blogspot.com

Mel said...

This was so beautiful that I tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/nulawlady

Karey said...

I would love the opportunity to work some of the beautiful yarn and all the great patterns in the book.

Melissa said...

I absolutely LOVE those colors, sooo gorgeous! And what a generous giveaway, thank you!

misocrafty AT shaw DOT ca

Denise said...

Love all the colors and how their put together!

taffyyarn said...

Oh my gosh... I love her colorwork...she is awesome and a wonderful person as well.
taffyyarn@mac.com

Pretty Knitty said...

Yikes! I see that I am a bit late to teh party, but fashionably so, I hope! I feel Pretty, but could always feel prettier with some colorwork! My email is PrettyKnittyJewelry@yahoo.com! Thanks to you and your sponsors for the contest!

teresa said...

Gorgeous! Pick me!! :)

maryann said...

Nice interview
Mary Ann Pastene
mpastene@comcast.net

patw813 said...

gorgeous colors, luscious yarn, wonderful patterns! This is definitely a great giveaway

Lisa said...

Kristin is an inspiration!

Tyler said...

so pretty!

madametj AT gmail DOT com

sadie-kate-08 said...

ooh, what a BEAUTIFUL giveaway! it would totally give me an excuse to do some colorwork :)

sadiekate2001 at yahooo.com

Simplyme5252 said...

What an amazing giveaway. I've been eyeing that book for a minute. Please pick me random number generator. lol


Simplybeingsimplyme@gmail.com
Blogging: simplybeingsimplyme.blogspot.com
Tweeting too: Simplyme5252

Julia said...

I would love to make one of her patterns. I've never had the opportunity. Thank you!

Laura said...

I really enjoyed hearing Kristin on your podcast. I have a friend who would absolutely love the book, though I don't know if I'd be able to give it up if I won!
--aprilshowers on Ravelry

Debra Rogers said...

Wow!!! Such lovely yarn! The colors just knock my knitted socks off. What a great way to wet your feet with color knitting. I will see if this book is at my local library or bookstore. I have got to check it out!! Debra of thenappyewe.blogspot.com

Gin said...

That is one amazing giveaway! Thanks! blue_blue_bleu@hotmail.com

dcweas said...

I want to win! my email is dcweas@yahoo.com. I am dcweas on facebook, I have posted a link there as well!

Lauren said...

I sent you that recipe? I have no memory of that at all! Sigh, mommy brain again. Looks good, though. :-)

fracksmom said...

nI follow Kristin's blog, and would love to own her book. Not having a LYS the chance to touch and knit with her yarn in such awesome colors.

I have retweeted this as Fracksmom

shannon said...

Oh,so pretty! I want it!

Abby said...

Beautiful and inspiring! Who doesn't love all the colors?!

syderad said...

That colorwork looks like so much fun!
syderad@gmail.com

Tyler said...

what a beautiful prize!

madametj AT gmail DOT com

Tyler said...

Blogged it: http://tylerhandmade.blogspot.com/2010/04/april-giveaways.html

madametj AT gmail DOT com

rxknitchic said...

i'd love to try colorwork for my girls. It would be new territory for me. Love the podcast. rxknitchic@aol.com

light-string said...

please enter me! this would be amazing to win!

d brandon at saic dot edu

Jennifer said...

Alana, I so enjoy your podcast -- I am delighted every time that I see that you've posted another! And both the book and the yarn are so beautiful. I'm keeping my fingers crossed....

Karen said...

Oh what a great give-away. Count me in. I would love to work with this lovely yarn. The book takes my breath away - my favorite is the little heart afghan.

Ash_M said...

Beautiful sweaters. That looks like a fun book - would love to win it!
ashleylynnnagel at yahoo dot com

knitterlydesigns said...

I have yet to tackle much in colorwork, so this would be a challenge for me. I look forward to giving it a try.

Angie S.-Aurora, CO

Patricia said...

The interview was interesting and inspiring! I hope I win, but I'll be looking for the book at a local store if not!

Connie, the daisyhead said...

Oh, how lovely! You always know just how to tempt me.

wendy said...

beautiful colors! I really enjoyed your interview with Kristin!

Amanda said...

those sweaters are amazing!! i would love to win!

Lisa said...

I loved your interview with Kristin. Her sense of color is amazing. Definitely enter me for your contest! peacecat30 at yahoo dot com

masshag said...

What a great interview and generous giveaway. I've read Kristin's blog for quite a while. I love her color sense.

chag50 at comcast dot net

CJ said...

Great giveaway! Love the colors

tweeted and facebooked

www.twitter.com/jollyewe
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1467695716&ref=profile

webpossum said...

I would love to enter for this drawing. I will share your link on FB. Thanks for letting me enter! I love these colors!!!

Rose said...

I would love to win this prize. So colorful!
rdages@gmail.com

The Litter Box House said...

I'm so obsessed by colorwork right now. What a perfectly timed giveaway!

Selkie on Ravelry

knittyattitude said...

I've been looking at this book on Amazon for some time now, it's so beautiful! :) Tweeted about the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/knittyattitude

knitterwithcritters said...

The color in those sweaters is phenomenal!

Lilster said...

I feel like i'm a good friend of Kristin's since I read her blog daily, now I have another blog to get aquainted with!! :-)

Please accept my entry!
ltonche@gmail.com

MVista said...

I just took a stranded colorwork class and would love to practice with some of the patterns in this book and the Julia yarn! Her color choices are so happy!
Maurine

Iris Rivera said...

What a great episode, I love color knitting but haven't done it yet, maybe this book will get me inspired too.

Iris Rivera said...

Great episode, I love the color knitting, something that I still don't there to do, but maybe this book will get me inspired and get me some courage too.
idrivera@onelinkpr.net

ikkinlala said...

I love how bright Kristin's patterns are. I don't know if I could wear them, but on kids they look great!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

pearl said...

♥ color!
the best!

xo!
wynne

katydid1235 said...

Thanks for the contest and chance to win. katydid1235@gmail.com

katerina said...

Thanks for the great podcast and interview!! The colors are just lovely - and the patterns are terrific!! you can find me on ravelry, (yarnkat) or my much neglected blog - thanks again!

Melissa said...

wow! Beautiful colors and patterns :)

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous colors! I'd love to expand my knitting library and try some more colorwork.


Advertising your giveaway over at my blog, http://backnforth-linz.blogspot.com/2010/04/knitting-bug-has-left-me-giveaway.html

Kelly B. said...

Wow, that yarn is great! I have a thing for bright happy colors. I haven't done much color work so it would be great to have this book to get me started.

I also mentioned this giveaway on my blog: http://adventuresofanewknitter.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

I've always wanted to try Kristin's yarn- she is so inspiring! Thanks for the chance!

joseph_mecham@hotmail.com

Rosemary said...

Hello Alana: I just bought your pattern for the cedar shawl at Loop and Leaf and can't wait to start. I have been reading Kristins' blog for several years. She is very generous with her knowledge, family life. She is so inspiring to me. I love her sock yarn patterns. If I win I would have to dive in and try her colorwork. Thanks, rosevta@hotmail.com. Rosemary

peskypixies said...

gorgeous!!!

orgmibttrfly said...
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orgmibttrfly said...

I love the colors.
Christine (orgmibttrfly7 on ravelry)

Nancy said...

This was the first episode I listened to! I love your podcast and I'll be catching up with older shows soon.

This yarn sounds absolutely yummy! I haven't done colorwork in quite awhile but after hearing your interview I'm inspired to do some more!

kibbles.n.knits AT gmail DOT com

Connie Cottingham said...

Thanks for sharing on your podcast - I love to lesten while gardening!

Englenook said...

Love those colors! I will find a way to get some!

stephanie said...

Oh... please enter me into this lovely giveaway!! I can be found on Rav as pastvast

Shannon said...

This was a great interview, and I can't wait to check out Kristin's book and website. Thanks for the giveaway, also!

savannagal said...

Kristin sounds like such a down to earth person. Thanks for the terrific interview and the opportunity to win her book and lovely yarn.
prairiegrrl at yahoo dot com

Holly Marie said...

Looks like a delightful giveaway! Count me in!

For anyone reading comments (like I tend to do) I am having a shawlette giveaway over on my blog!

kleggett said...

Great interview. I'd love to win.

Svenja said...

The patterns look amazing. I love the colors and I`d love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

mattinasera(at)yahoo(dot)de

w e n t i n g said...

Kristin Nicholas's colourful patterns are all so beautiful- I would love to knit some of the lovely things in her book. Once my mother knit me a pair of adorable mittens out of one of Kristin's patterns, but sadly, I lost one of them in a snowstorm because I used to be so careless!

wenting DOT li AT live.ca

goose and bear said...

wow, these colors are beautiful!

Francie O said...

Wow, I love Kristin's new book and would love to win some of her wonderful Julia yarn.

Janet said...

Love the interview. I have the book and yarn for a pillow but so far am a bit intimated.

Love to listen to your podcast. I too am never not knitting.

Janet said...

forgot to leave email. Janet
janetclaire@yahoo.com
Love the poscast.

Robin V said...

I enjoyed the interview, thanks! And I would love the book and yarn (aren't those yarn colors wonderful?).

stashmuffin said...

Thanks for your blog!
(pickmepickmepickme)

Terra Zobrist said...

I love the colorful yarn and the book looks great. I can just see my girls in one of those sweaters. Thanks for offering such a great giveaway.
Terra
terrasue@cox.net

yarnbarb said...

What a fun interview with Kristin Nicholas and the yarn looks yummy!

Lyn said...

Me Please!

Kim said...

I love the way she puts together colors. They're things I'd never put together on my own, but when she does it, it just gels.

akamillers at gmail dot com

Yarn Crazy Girl said...

So pretty!

Katandia @ Ravelry

Chris said...

What a great interview! I'd love to try the yarn and the book looks wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity.

Danna said...

Those colors are lovely....and the book looks fantastic.

Thanks!
Danna

Sharon said...

She sounds like such a fun person, a lighthearted attitude from a serious artist.

Meagan said...

What lovely yarn :)

Alaska Denise said...

Love it all! Denise

Susan said...

As always, I can't wait for your next podcast. Your interviews are funny, interesting and informative. Thanks so much for your podcast, it is just wonderful!

Suzi Porter - GabbaJabbaZabba
gjzporter3@yahoo.com
Shrewsbury, MA

Susan said...

As always, I can not wait until your next podcast. Your interviews are funny, interesting and informative.
I also enjoy your personal touch!

Keep Podcasting!! Please!!

Suzi P.
Shrewsbury, MA
gjzporter@gmail.com

Betsy said...

So colorful and happy. I have a 4 year old daughter who would love something like that.

pennymb said...

I love the colors, beautiful patterns would love to knit with them . I will look for her books, great interview. Thanks

Tanya said...

Oh to dream! I have been wanting to try color work and this book looks amazing!

tblomgren@eaglenetworks.com

twicek said...

I thought I'd entered, but it appears not. Yet another great giveaway: hopefully one of these times I'll win!

ChelleC said...

Oh yes! I love Kristin Nichols - have her first book and love her yarn. Enter me please. Thanks!

terip said...

oh my, i so love this book. i flipped through it at the bookstore. I lvoe colorwork, what a prize, to be able to play with all those colors of yarn! great interview!
teri P
tpasto@comcast.net

andrea.hungerford said...

It's a rare luxury to get to work with so many colors on one knitting project - and an added bonus to win such a beautiful selection of colors!
andrea.hungerford@mac.com

cherie said...

Beautiful book, beautiful yarns. What a wonderful prize!

Mrs. Yu said...

Hi Alanna -

Hoping against hope that I am the ope picked for this great prize! Great interview, too - Kristen sounds like a great person!

Eileen Yu

MimiD said...

Great episode, Alana! Thank you for putting together such a great give-away, too.

Natalie said...

Beautiful colors! Great book :)

DebbieSoCalif said...

Incredible color combinations! Thanks for introducing us to this.
DebbieSoCalif on Ravelry

kaitlin said...

what great yarn!

Fleur Pang said...

I'd love to win this. What great projects! fleurito@hotmail.com

PinotNoir said...

Oooohhhhh.....colorwork. And that Julia yarn is so pretty!

beckyrae@charter.net said...

hope i'm not too late. would love to try some fun patterns from this book!
becky in michigan
beckyrae@charter.net

Mindy said...

Beautiful patterns and beautiful yarns! This would be a great win!

lisa said...

What a fabulous package to ease someone's entry into color knitting!

KarenJ said...

All I can say is yummy, yummy, and more yummy!

KarenJ said...

All I can say is yummy, yummy and yummy!

Jeanine said...

Great colors! I would love to kniw with this yarn!

Wendy said...

Thanks for a great podcast! I loved the interview with Kristin!

Emily said...

What a wonderful opportunity! Kristin's work is very inspiring and the colors of the yarn are amazing!


emilyrcrum@gmail.com

Outi said...

a great interview and you successfully got me interested in both the book and julia yarn.
Thanks!

HeatherD said...

Those sweaters are beautiful!! Thanks for the awesome podcast!!

HeatherD on Ravelry

Merna said...

Great blog, Alana!

CabbageSalad said...

Love the colors. I have her book; but would love love love to try out Julia.

marigold3456 said...

Oh, wow.... I love all those colors! What a fantastic give away.

firedryad1 said...

I love the Julia yarn and all the colors!
firedryad1@yahoo.com

Marilyn said...

What a beautiful display of color. I'd love to see these on my needles! :o)

karen said...

I love anything Kristin does. The yarn looks wonderful - I am expecting a new grandchild and would love to win this one!! Thanks

Zina said...

I love the yarn and would like to check out some of the patterns in the book.

Elly said...

Kristin is a great designer. I would really like to try this yarn.

Elly
AZ

Knittymama said...

I've always loved the colorwork in her patterns. What gorgeous sweaters!

ashley said...

Wow! What a fabulous giveaway!

Ashley
billnash@hotmail.com

Melody said...

Wow what a giveaway ! I don't blame you being tempted to keep it for yourself.

Melody B.
hibiscus_ballerina@yahoo.com

Melody said...

I also Tweeted about the giveaway.

http://twitter.com/melkrist

Melody B.
hibiscus_ballerina@yahoo.com

jeannefil said...

Can't wait to check out this book. It sounds really interesting.
Jeanne

Jill said...

Kristin's book is lovely and so is the yarn.

MissingRib2 said...

I love knitting with colors. The book and 12 skeins of yarns are terrific giveaways. I can be reached at sherivas@hotmail.com. Thanks.

Jenn said...

I love the colors and have been wanting to look at that book. And I mentioned you on my blog www.yarnaddictanonymous.blogspot.com

angeleyz13@gmail.com

mysillylittlelife said...

Fun yarn! Beautiful patterns! Pick me!

danettefoster at yahoo dot com

Kjirsten said...

Wow!!! Awesome!!
<3
Kj
kjleah@gmail.com
http://sewgraciouslyblessed.blogspot.com

jennifer.auroradesign said...

Love Getting Stitched on the farm and Kristin's color work. I would love to play with this!

Kathleen said...

What a great giveaway! Count me in! I'd love to improve my colorwork.

Eileen said...

Great interview! Love your podcast. I would love to win this giveaway - thanks for the chance to win!

Eileen
WiscKnitter on Ravelry

Coupon Kate said...

I just finished my first lace pattern, looks like a wonderful book to walk me through my first color knitting!
ktbird8@yahoo.com

Cornelia said...

The interview you did with Kristin was inspiring!
Beautiful patterns.
Corneliabayley@yahoo.com

Jo said...

I know the book and the techniques inside... Wow! Would like to have... The colors in the book are splendish!

Jo said...

Oups! josasse@hotmail.com

Outi said...

Your interview was very good. Can't wait to see the book as a result.

keljambay said...

Your interview was fantastic. I usually listen to your podcast while riding a bike but was home this time and grabbed my book. It was great to follow along with Kristin's interview.

Cklbc said...

I'd love to enter the contest. What a fun book and your blog is great! Cklbc82@gmail.com

Camille said...

What an amazing giveaway and gorgeous colorwork!
(tikihead on Ravelry)

midnight knitter said...

Great interview with Kristin! I'm inspired to give colowork another try. I love her designs and would love to win the yarn and book!

midnight knitter said...

Great interview with Kristin! Her patterns are so cheerful and cute. I would love to win the book and yarn!

Knitting Therapy said...

Wow, I guess I am in good company. This was a great interview. It felt like a conversation in your living room.

latham@sccoast.net

Alaskan Nancy said...

I have the book and would love to have some yarn to go with it.

Kim said...

I'd love to win the book and yarn. Those sweaters are so cute!

Kristie Feener said...

Holy smokes. Gorgeous patterns. Talk about a color wheel!!

LisaWyo said...

This was my first ever podcast listen, and now I'm HOOKED! Kristen's book and yarn sound great. Since I never win anything, I'm off to the net to order! LOL Happy days to the lucky winner!

Knit'inCrazee.... said...

All I can say is "WOW". I would love to try that yarn, it is so beautiful and colorful!

Please enter my name!

Stephanie said...

I read Kristen's blog and appreciate her colour sense and her tales of the farm.

Jennifer said...

Amazing! The patterns in the book are spectacular, and the colors are just gorgeous. Thanks for the great drawing!

Jennifer said...

Amazing! The patterns and yarn are gorgeous. What a wonderful offer!

twinsetjan said...

After hearing you talk about "julia" earlier on the interview with Susanna B. Anderson, I've been wanting to try it. Winning this would be so fabulous! And Kristin's book might help me figure out what to do with it. Thanks for the opportunity!

jan@twinset.us

Helen said...

Thanks for the fantastic interview, it was very inspiring. I blogged about your podcast and giveaway at www.craftactually.com and my email is helenstewart at hotmail dot com

Malin said...

Just found your podcast on the internet. Will be tuning in again!

lireda said...

Wow, what a fantastic giveaway! :D

yarnerella on ravelry

Doula Mommy said...

What a lovely book! So colorful!!!

Amy said...

I'm usually too many weeks behind in listening to your podcast to enter, but not this time! Thanks for a great podcast and a cool contest!

Petit Filoux said...

What an amazing giveaway! Those colours are stunning!

Heidi said...

Those are the most beautiful color combos!

heidi.keck@yahoo.com

Maureen said...

Love your podcast - great giveaway!

bethanie said...

Beautiful yarn! *drool*

annieblog@yahoo.com

whitney said...

I'd love to win this giveaway! What great colors. whitney@luckymebeads.com

Nightingale said...

I'm a new listener, great podcast! Thanks.
nightngale (at) hotmail (dot) com

mameti said...

I am new to knitting,I love all interviews! the book look fabulous and colors!

nicholmom3 said...

Drooling!! NNK iss one of my favorite podcasts. I started at the beginning so I am just now catching up. Thank you for all the wonderful interviews and yarn reviews.

You can find a link to your site on my blog, www.chattywomen.com/getmoving

nicholmom3@gmail.com

Serenity said...

I'm a new podcast listener, and I particularly loved this interview. I want to win!

Jean said...

I have never seen such a creative use of color in knitting. Love it, love it, LOVE IT!

Elizabeth D said...

I've been wanting to try this yarn for ages!! Sure would be nice to win. . .

knitsky said...

It would be fabulous to win! I know of Kristin through my daughter who teaches 'after school knitting' in WI. I am 71, still working and forever a knitter!
knitsky (in VT)

Vicki said...

What fabulous yarn and colors and the book is incredible! Thanks for the wonderful podcast. I enjoy it.

debbie said...

I would love to win this for my son.
debp
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Mel said...

Please consider this my entry, the book and yarn colors look great!

LisaS/NZ said...

Such cute colours and patterns!

mandlisone@hotmail.com

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