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!


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Jodi said...

I'd love to check out the book and try Kristin's yarn! What a great interview

.micki. said...

I love those colors!

Ashley said...

Oh I love these!

Carisa said...

What a great giveaway. I'd love to win. Carisa

thefunkyhouse@gmail.com

Chris said...

This is a gorgeous book! I really need to get on this and make my daughter some of these sweaters!

Magiske pinnar said...

Beautiful! And I love the colors!

MagicalSticks @ Ravelry

hopalong said...

Here's my entry!
heather.gerety@gmail.com

And I tweeted it:
http://twitter.com/chickadeescout

Kristie said...

Beautiful colors & a great book. The kind of knitting that makes you smile.

Galiano said...

Gorgeous colours and designs!

russell1370 @ shaw DOT ca

Marie-Andrée said...

these colors are inspiring me...
great giveaway.

becca said...

Oh! That looks amazing! Thanks so much for hosting this. :)

Sarah said...

Wow that is such beautiful yarn!

startjumpin@gmail.com

I tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/underthestars/status/12302600853

Meredith said...

What an amazing giveaway! I've always been apprehensive to try colourwork. This would be a great excuse.
Meredith
serendipity_723@hotmail.com

Beth said...

I love the color combinations in Kristin's knitting. She puts colors together that I would never think to try and they look fabulous!

Leslieblonde said...

The yarn and book are so beautiful. Maybe this would give me the courage to try those steeks!

leslieblonde on ravelry

Grace said...

Wow! Stunning colors and I do have a 5 year old that would fit! I will also post on my blog www.misterbeasley.blogspot.com!

CM said...

Hi! I'd love love love to win. I also retweeted your post on my twitter (don't know how to put an exact link, but it's on twitter.com/cmtrull)

caramia_t@hotmail.com

J said...

What a very generous giveaway.
The book and yarns look wonderful.
I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Good luck to everyone who enters and thank you for running the competition.

You can find me at:
(i-should-have-listened-to-my-mother.blogspot.com)

Sara Kirby said...

Listened to the interview on my way into work today. Sounds like a bright and fun book!

John said...

Fantastic giveaway! I'm a new knitter and have been wanting to try knitting something up using several different colors. jmikrut62@gmail.com

Samantha said...

Great give away. Got to be in it to win it!

birana said...

That's a wonderfull contest and I also discovered a very nice book! I also love the colors of those 2 patterns. Lovely!

birana007yahoo.ca

Motylek said...

I'd LOVE to try these juicy colors!

Motylek
mounthood.bloog.pl

Ariane said...

That is, indeed, a wonderful contest!!!!! LOVE those colors!!!

La Chelsa said...

Great giveaway, delicious colors! I can be contacted via my blogspot account :)

Kristen said...

Super awesome! Pick me please!

p4chen said...

What a generous give-away! Thank you for the sharing! p4chen@gmail.com

Carla said...

I have the book but would LOVE the yarn!

Jessica said...

How gorgeous!! I put a link to your giveaway in my facebook status here:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1110663149
So pretty please give me an extra chance to win this awesome prize!! BTW, I love the color work that Kristin does! So inspirational!
( JPeled on ravelry)

Heather said...

Wow, what perfect timing! I've gotten a little obsessed with colorwork lately, and this would be a great way to jump in.

I'm Muppetfeet on Ravelry, and will be linking this from my Facebook page.

Sarah said...

Beautiful colors! Love love love!

Jen said...

Oh that colorwork looks so beautiful!

Kelly K. said...

12 SKEINS!!! Woooeeee!

kellykrupka at yahoo dot com

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

What a super fun contest. I crave color so much I would truly enjoy this book!

Maxine said...

The yarn colors are simply luscious. Hope I win.
bebemallard@sbcglobal.net

Diane Wright said...

Love the colors and the book. No matter what I will try the yarn.

Wicked Aimee said...

I love this! Awesome giveaway! My girls would love these sweaters and colors too. Wicked.aimee@gmail.com. ty!

Cinnamon said...

I just recently got into color knitting, what a perfectly timed giveaway!

susieg said...

Ooh such lovely colours!

Tanis said...

Beautiful colours! I love the sweaters you shared, colourwork is so perfect on kids!

Vanessa said...

oh my…beautiful, BEAUTIFUl yarn to knit with in the sunshine…would love to get my hands on that book, (and the yarn!)

Sarah said...

Oh, that's so pretty! I'd love to enter.

Vanessa said...

silly me…forgot my contact info…

vanessawolfe@gmail.com

Amy said...

I would love a chance at this beautiful yarn. avennett@verizon.net

london said...

This yarn makes me want to make mittens for everyone i know!

sbknit said...

What a wonderful Giveaway! I love the colors!

Sam
buckets19@hotmail.com

Karin said...

This is such a beautiful book. Anything in it would be a pleasure to knit. fallsknit@yahoo.com

Ibunnysavetroy said...

Wow gorgeous book! I love those sweaters! email is Sam.edgeATsbcglobalDOTnet

Silvia M. said...

What an awesome giveaway! :)
Such beautiful colors!

I posted a link on my blog at:

http://quandoavistei.blogspot.com/2010/04/never-not-knitting-giveaway.html

CuteStuffInside said...

Pick me!

S.W.A.K.

jill pickle said...

The sweaters are so cute and the colors beautiful! jillpickle from WI

craftygirl83 said...

It would be so amazing to win this! I've really been wanting to get into colorwork and this would be a great way to start!

Liz said...

This would be a great way to start my first colorwork project!
lizsto @ gmail
twitter: umlizzie

Sonia said...

What a wonderful prize..... i want it......
I post your drawing link in my blog:
http://ladytrico.blogspot.com/

thank you

MaryLou said...

Wow! This is the most fab giveaway yet. I would love to win. Knitting with multiple colors adds so much fun and interest to the process. And I really appreciate Kristin's color sense. I lack that, thus don't usually pick the greatest color combinations if left to my own devices.

Dale,Lindsay and Shannon said...

Great giveaway lynzward@Hotmail.com

Sarah said...

WoW!!! So beautiful. I would be heaven if I could knit one of those in all those brilliant colours. :)

Tucana's Dream said...

I fell in love with the patterns... I'm in!

And I tweeted it at http://twitter.com/tucanasdream

Barbara said...

I love the way Kristen puts colors together. It would really be awesome to win this giveaway!

Barbara
lmoore(at)flippinweb(dot)com

archercrafts said...

I've heard great things about this book. Would love to try something from it.
Contact name: archercrafts for ravelry and Twitter (look for my post there, and don't worry I follow you). Or archercrafts@gmail.com

Tiffany said...

Ooo! I have two babies to knit for. I totally want to knit two gorgeous sweaters for my nephew & niece.

PghCathy said...

Aren't those colors lucious? I can think of several things to knit using them...& I haven't seen the book yet!

jjkerratverizondotnet

jeannie said...
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jeannie said...

Great interview! Has me very interested in the book but before i go out and purchase it, i'll see if i have a chance to win it. you can look for me on twitter @hndcrftdatelier or on ravelry via handcraftdatelier

Kathy said...

I'm ready to start playing with color!

nksullivan@comcast.net
or tinkpatience on Ravelry

TerryMoran said...

Love this giveaway!

Katrina said...

Wonderful giveaway!
daizikat at hotmail dot com

momsue84 said...

I would love to have the book and try the yummy new yarn.

Bridget said...

Love your podcast, love Kristin's blog, and know I would love the book and yarn!

Krystal said...

The colors are fantastic and I'd love to win.

rrhockeymom@gmail.com

morewithles said...

OMG -- What luscious colors. I've been wanting to try that Julia yarn. I have Kristin's other book, Kristin Knits -- it's great! :) THANKS for the cool giveaway!

Laura said...

Gorgeous colors and book!

Joe said...

I have been looking at this book to get for my library.

wilsonfam_98@yahoo.com

Rose said...

Please enter my name; I've bought her patterns before and have one of her books, would love another plus the great yarn!!

710 East Myrtle Avenue said...

I would love to win this gorgeous give-away!
eevavalentine@gmail.com

Misha said...

Oh how fun! I'd love to enter. I'm MishaMonet on Ravelry and Twitter.

Andrea said...

I seriously hope I win..........

MaryjoO said...

Goodness! how generous of everyone -- and will listen to the interview next!

I also retweeted this on Twitter -- I'm MaryjoOrd

thanks!

alligator said...

What a great drawing! I have been recently bitten by the colorwork bug so I'm even more excited than usual...

allirosen@hotmail.com

woolandchocolate said...

OOH, OH, ME! Pick ME! :)

Ruth said...

Please enter me! What an opportunity to try color work with PIZZAZ!

Jackie said...

Love the colors.
Would love to look at the book.
jlpudsey@cogeco.ca

Cristina said...

Oh, that book looks fantastic & the yarn...well, too beautiful for words. Please enter me!!

cris@kcdconstruction.com

grammynan said...

Yes, wow, you do have a very great giveaway!! thanks for the chance.
nurnanc@gmail.com

Kassia said...

Oooo lovely colors! And the book looks gorgeous.

Cate said...

I actually have the book already (and a signed copy even! I bought it direct from Kristin's Web site), but I would love to try the yarn.

catepolacek@yahoo.com

SweetDreams said...

Wowza! Those sweaters are gorgeous! What a fun sounding book :) Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Cindy said...

Beautiful colors, I would love to see them up close!

Pamela said...

Wow - this is exactly the kinda of knitting that sings to my heart. What a challenge waiting to happen thanks for the opportunity.
Pamela

Deborah said...

I've been a fan of Kristin's designs for years and love her use of color! What beautiful colors of yarn! I've not tried it yet. Maybe I'll be the lucky winner!

momartist on Ravelry

astoriaAnn said...

I love Kristin's blog and I'd love to win her book. The sweaters are terrific!

Kim said...

Oooohhhh! What a wonderful giveaway. Love all those colors.

sherrodstudioatyahoodotcom

*Michelle* said...
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Suzanne said...

Kristin's books are great.

Kathie said...

I would love to win Kristin's book and the yarn well thats a real bonus!
thanks, beautiful colors
Kathie

Leona K said...

Oh! Me!Me!Me! :-)

le0nasaid@hotmail.com

Geri said...

I love your podcast and would love to win wool and/or a book. Pick me, please.

Geri
inglisg@sympatico.ca

Liberty said...

Yummy!

eldictson@yahoo.com

greenbean said...

i would love love love to win..

BAM_2006@hotmail.com

Jennie said...

I have not explored colorwork yet...what a fabulous way to try it out! Love your podcast. I am curretly catching up from the beginning. I have 6+ hours of labwork a day to listen to podcasts and you make my day soooo much more fun! I'm Jennie-Pennie on Ravelry. ~Jennie S.

grammie-meme said...

Yummy Yummy Colors..........

Amanda said...

What a great contest, all those colors make me happy!

Stefanie said...

I borrowed this book from my library when it first came out and fell in love. It's been on my wishlist ever since. I love those sweaters too and the little blanket with hearts on it. What a great interview!

Chari said...

pick me!

Lumie said...

Those sweaters are beautiful

Terri said...

The yarn looks so pretty and I'm starting to try color work and have looked at getting the book.

MsT on Ravelry or book_lover_1982@yahoo.com

Katrina said...

Oh MY. Scads of colorful yarn!

Gamelldansk said...

I recently came across an older book of Kristin's and have fallen in love with all the color work. So far, I have made mittens and a hat. I need to check out her newer book for more great inspiration!

Donna S. said...

Would love to try this yarn!!

Sarah said...

Those colours look gorgeous! Thanks for hosting the giveaway :)
(SarahVV on Rav)

luisa morais machado said...

I still haven't tried real color work like the ones in this book!

Emily said...

Awesome giveaway! I'm AmeliaKnits over on Ravelry.

joyceetta said...

I've just begun to learn colorwork. I'd love to have a chance to work with this yarn and these gorgeous colors.

joyceetta@gmail.com

Janelle said...

I love the colors!!!

nelljorae@gmail.com

DawnK said...

Beautiful yarn! Would love to be able to play with it!

dawnk777 at gmail dot com

Tweeted at http://twitter.com/dawnk777/statuses/12312368683

Kathy said...

I actually knit the two sweaters on the left for my granddaughters and can attest to the beauty and great handling of the Julia yarn and the great patterns in the book.

Hishandmaid said...

I've never done color work before!

Hishandmaiden on Ravelry

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I would LOVE to win this amazing prize and have a chance to explore color more!

JodyH said...

I'm a little scared to try color work, but I think I'd like to try it!

Whitney said...

Excellent giveaway!!!!!
Rav ID whitsknits

Janelle said...

springtime with Julia... an irresistible offer. That yarn looks scruptious!

kjt said...

Gorgeous colors! I actually have some in my stash. I didn't know that Kristin developed it.
This book might inspire me.

*Michelle* said...

Let's try this again...Colorwork is the one thing I really haven't gotten a handle on yet. What great motivation! Thanks!

And... I posted about your giveaway here: http://youjustgottakeepknittin.blogspot.com/p/contests-giveaways.html

Elizabeth said...

Such beautiful colors and I'd love to check out Kristin's book too!

Elizabeth
rwb53@optonline.net

Sidney said...

wow: would love to have both those things! Thanks for the opportunity!

Poethead said...

The yarns are gorgeous! I would love to win that book!
I'm at Poethead@gmail.com

LFRIES said...

Oh wow. Me please!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful stuff!

tracy_a said...

Love Kristin! And her yarn and patterns. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

Fran said...

Just started listening to your podcast and am enjoying it very much. Also, I happen to have Kristin's book out of the library right now and am loving the colors!

mlanezoo said...

I love Kristin's sense of color and design. Her patterns are also very well written. Oh, I hope I win!!! :) kellanefarm@yahoo.com

Allison said...

So beautiful! Hope I win!

Dana KBS said...

I love that book & would love the yarn, too! Thanks, Alana--Dana

Christa said...

Gorgeous colors and beautiful sweaters. What a fabulous giveaway.

Suzy Girl said...

What a great giveaway!! Such beautiful yarn and the book looks awesome. I'd love to win. Thanks for the chance to color my world. :)

Robin said...

Oh my! Winning all that yarn would be like Christmas! I would love to win it!

Julie said...

Great giveaway! Count me in please!
juliewittATshawDOTcom

Manise said...

What a generous giveaway! I took a class with Kristin recently and had a blast! The yarn is to die for! Soft and great to knit up. I have the first book, but not the second one, yet.

pointysticks@verizon.net

angelknits said...

Your blog is getting so popular and I can't believe I am the 141 commnts since you have posted this new post! One of us would be the lucky winner - so excited!
a6wong@yahoo.com

Jen said...

Colorific!!

jendada on Ravelry

Paula said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Alexandra said...

WOW! very, very nice colours!

Sydney said...

This looks lovely! I love your podcast. :)
I am definitely entering for me and my cat.
unicorn.moonwoman@gmail.com

radiantreflections said...

Oh my what a fantastic giveaway!
I love your podcast - i came across it just two days ago :o)

radiantreflections@xtra.co.nz

Kathy said...

What wonderful colors!

Julianne said...

I've been dying to make a colorwork sweater for my little baby girl. I'd love to win!

Anne said...

LOVE the colors of the yarn!

Nebraska Knitter said...

Great colors and the fiber content is yummy.

Nebraska Knitter

lindsaybrookes said...

what lovely yarn! oooohhhhh. so many colors!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

What a wonderful giveaway, as always. Thanks.

The 3 "JT's" said...

Oh wow! This is truely an awesome prize. I really enjoyed the interview too :)
Jenny (jrt35 on Ravelry)

dragonharrower said...

That's an awesome prize! The book looks great, as does the yarn. :D

dragonharrower@gmail.com

onescrappychick said...

How wonderfully generous of you!
justplainbeth@myfairpoint.net

tishka said...

Would love to try colorwork from that wonderful book and lovely yarns. What a wonderful prize. You can find me on ravelry

anythingbutsnow said...

I think this is one of my most favorite books ever! I did post a link here as well: www.littlenutmegproductions.blogspot.com

Jen said...

I would love to add this knitting book to my library and this yarn to my stash!

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

I have had my eye on this book since it came out a little bit ago. And I love these yummy yarn colors! (Valerie: george544 @ juno dot com)

leZley said...

Beautiful!

Smallest Friend said...

Wow wow oh my gosh wow

The Lavendar Tree said...

Wow - I just found Kristin's blog and info. It is so fun, playful and creative - I thought I'd burst! Can't wait to see more!

Ann
The Lavendar Tree
www.thelavendartree.etsy.com
www.thelavendartree.blogspot.com

Betty Jean said...

What a beautiful giveaway to inspire spring knitting!

Randi said...

What a stunning prize ... the colors are so vibrant. My fingers are crossed. randidukes@verizon.net

Betty Jean said...

Give linked on Facebook account:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bettys-Loft/258108806110

Kelly-ann said...

Wow-wee...what a giveaway! Gorgeous yarn and thanks for the great interview.

ParknPaige said...

iI love that Kristin is not afraid of color! And she is so creative.

parknpaige@att.net

Lucy said...

Wah! What a great giveaway! Kristin has such a wonderful eye for color. It'd be great to win to try out her color designs and her yarn.

Sursi said...

I'm dying to do some colorwork soon. That is great book!

Pam said...

What a great give-away!

Ólöf said...

Wow what a great giveaway! Hope I get lucky!

Tora said...

Oh goodness! I've had that book in my wish list for a month or two and can't believe your about to give it away! I would SOOOOO love to win.

taconsolo@yahoo.com

Tina said...

Wow. i love all the color!

Alexis W said...

I've seen pictures of the patterns before and loved them, but didn't know until the podcast that there was so much instruction on how to do the colorwork. Awesome! The more tools I can learn to improve my colorwork, the better!
lexiworthington@gmail.com

Kiwibirder said...

I am such a big fan of Kristin Nicholas. Her yarn colors are simply gorgeous, and the possiblilites for creativity are endless! Thanks for the chance to win!
Kelly (kiwibirder@verizon.net)

thuy said...

thanks for the giveaway. the book looks awesome. kungfucujoATgmailDOTcom

Lorrie said...

This would be so fun to knit!

Susie said...

I've finally decided to try my hand at FairIsle. I would LOVE to win that gorgeous yarn and Kristin's extoardinary book.
Susie
lsdelozier@msn.com

Christina said...

Would love to win this! I really like Kristin's color sense and designs.

Raerean said...

what a wonderful prize packet :)

Ann said...

What a treat it would be to be able to knit with that lovely yarn. My fingers are crossed (which certainly makes typing difficult (~_~)

Amm
abelau@ocsnet.net

Llyn said...

Waoh! Beautiful colors and beautiful patterns. Pick me, and you'll make a very very very very happy knitter! :)
(silenceacide@neuf.fr)

Liselotte said...

Would so LOVE to knit with this! Oh please... let me win :-)

Chris said...

What a wonderful giveaway. My children are grown but my neighbours have baby girls & those patterns are adorable
Chris x

circébb said...

beautidul colors and I love this book too!! this is really a beautiful giveaway!

on twitter http://twitter.com/CirceBellesB/status/12332750951

Deborah said...

I can't begin to tell you how happy I would be to win! Thank you. just2debbie2000 at yahoo dot com.

Lilysunshine said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I'd love to try some colourwork and that would be a push in the right direction

Net said...

How about a woven basket for your knitting projects or the beach. These are from Lantern Moon.





Colored Regenerated Yarns

emy said...

I haven't tried out knitting with so many colors within a garment! I would love to see if I can attempt it!

handworks@gmail.com

M Griffin said...

The projects in the book look so fun! Just beautiful yarn too!

Martha said...

Thanks for the chance to win these lovely yarns.

smdenbo said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Love the colors of Julia.

Sara in AL
smdenbo@aol.com

Susan said...

Love it and would love to win. susankuyk@yahoo.com

Barb T. said...

Beautiful!!!
barblt99@yahoo.com

lilpixie said...

I love all that color! Absolutely beautiful!

Yuen said...

What amazing colors! Kristin's work is just wonderful.

savyshopper21 said...

I'd love to win this yarn. It's so soft and beautiful.

Carol D

Cook said...

This book has been on my wish list for some time.

Nancy said...

I was really inspired by this. Listening to her, seeing her house on the website, the patterns...now to get some time to do something! Maybe I will add some colorful flowers to my next grand daughter sweater.

patriceod said...

Every color is beautiful!

FlippyTWS said...

Love those sweaters and would really enjoy knitting one for my daughter.

Mimi said...

What gorgeous yarn!

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