1.19.2011

Ida's Kitchen Drawing Giveaway





In Episode 48, I was pleased to share a knitting story contributed by Kirsten Kapur. I have long admired Kirsten's designs, and this Ida's Kitchen hat pattern is no exception. It looks like such a fun, exciting little knit. If only I had more knitting time available right now.. I would totally make this.

Dancing Ewe Yarns has kindly contributed 3 skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Melange in colors #802, #806, and #807 to get one fortunate knitter started on an Ida's Kitchen hat of their very own. Additionally, Kirsten Kapur has donated a copy of her hat pattern along with her new sweater pattern, the Washington Square cardigan to this drawing prize.

To enter to win, please leave a comment (with contact information) under this post telling me what you thought of Episode 48. Remember, only one comment per person, please.

A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on February 1, 2011. 
Please check back then to see if you have won!

Drawing Now Closed! 
Winner is "Lyeng11"! Congratulations!





366 comments:

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craftygirl83 said...

I'd love to win! It's such a great pattern. :) (my Rav name is craftygirl83)

Poethead said...

Woohoo! I love Kristen's designs! Thanks for the great give-away!

Captain Sharmie said...

i'd love the chance to win! i love kristen kapur's designs SO. MUCH.

april said...

i enjoyed your podcast. i am new to your blog, but i have knit a couple of your patterns and love them (i wore my cedar leaf shawlette today).
also, after your listening to your podcast i found out about kirsten kapur; went to her site and now have her bookmarked as well.
so, to comment on what i thought of the podcast: i would have to say it was informative and interesting and i will be watching closely for the next one. thanks!

Cindy said...

I love this hat. What a great giveaway, thanks so much!

Tricia said...

Great podcast! Such drama! Love the yarns - blue sky alpaca is awesomeness. Would love to try that funky hat! Thanks again... Tricia

FabEwelousKnits said...

Great story! I enjoyed hearing from Kirsten Kapur.

fabewelousknits(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Kathy said...

Episode 48 was great, as they all are!

Judi A. said...

Your podcast was varied - informative regarding the alpaca yarns,definitely entertaining with the tale of Kirsten's travels, and showed appreciation for well thought out, and well deserved gifts. :-)

judi7597(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Zowmom on Ravelry

christine m. said...

love quick knits like hats and mittens! would so love to win the prize!

Kristen said...

Kirsten Kapur is such a talented designer. Thanks for featuring her!

Melissa said...

I'm just back to knitting and this was the first knit podcast I've listened to. So fun. I enjoyed the song so much! I was singing it to my husband because it is so true. I've become obsessed. Thanks for podcasting.

Tinkie said...

Awesome hat! I hope February 1st is my lucky, lucky day!
bobeppie@att.net

Carol said...

I am currently out of town and brought two small knitting projects with me, so Kirsten's story really hit home. The horror! I hope I never have to go what she went through.
Love the podcast.
Witchaywm (at) aol (dot) com

la zaz said...

Love Kirsten's work, so amazing.

Frankly Beka said...

My sister would love that hat. If I win I'll have to make one for her. So playful and cute!

Carol said...

My heart went out to Kirsten when listening to her story. Glad it all worked out with her luggage!

Jen said...

Another great podcast episode! Loved Kirsten's story and love her designs! The hat is super cute but I've got my eye on that Washington Square cardi pattern.

jendada on ravelry

Diane said...

#48-- inspiring-- I bought several new patterns thanks to you :)
ditetre(at)mac(dot)com

Many thanks,
Diane

Lauren said...

Love it!

Melissa said...

I just found your podcast. I'm a new listener. I love it! I loved the song. It is so true. And love hearing about yarns. Thank you!

Tammy said...

Casting on for the oak grove mitts this weekend! Love your patterns and the podcast.

shannon said...

Love Kirsten's work, thanks for sharing!

Hannah said...

So cute! Can't wait to make one! Winning would be so sweet!

carol christoffersen said...

Love. The shows each one inspires me to try new projects.

Megan said...

beautiful yarn! The pattern is amazing as well!

Whitney said...

Lovely pattern & great giveaway :)

tashbalaz said...

Loved the new episode. I always love hearing about new designs you are planning as it means my queue is likely to get bigger soon - which may or may not be a good thing. ;)

Forseth Fun said...

I loved your idea of making matching, but not quite matchy matching hats for siblings using the Kitchen hat pattern. Thanks!

Lynne said...

I love Kirsten's designs as well, and I really enjoyed listening to her tell her story in Episode 48. I was just dying to know whether her luggage was found, and glad to hear the happy ending! -Lynne

Pamela said...

Great listen - as always.
Would love to try out this hat pattern!
Thanks
Pamela
Pamela.McCulloch@ocsb.ca

Outi said...

Ida's Kitchen does look like a fun knit!
And kristen's story!!!!!!Wow!
I am looking forward to visiting your booth at Stitches.
Thanks for another fun podcast.

Roberta said...

This was my first time listening to your podcast and I LOVED it! It was interesting and engaging. My favorite touch was the catchy song at the end :-)

Robin V said...

As always, a great podcast. I will be very careful when traveling with my handknits!!!

zenmaria said...

Lovely yarn!! Zenmaria on Ravelry

Jules said...

This episode was just as great as they all are. I love your spin on things and you always inspire me to run to my needles and knit. Please pick me this time! Raverly name: Allengator

Clare said...

I still love the colors avocado, rust, and harvest gold. Until they come back in fashion for home fashion, I use them in my knitting! Kristin's pattern is great!

on ravelry as dsudancer

Mary said...

Love your podcast! The yarn and pattern info, the stories, the theme song . . . By the way, I am wearing a green sweater (store bought, sadly) and have knit many green sweaters over the years. Green is like chocolate--you can never have enough!

hands follow heart said...

This is my first time listening to a knitting podcast and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved to hear about TNNA and you meeting Debbie Bliss. I'll be back for the next edititon. Thanks for the giveaway!
Luciana
handsfollowheart[at]gmail[dot]com

Sheezwhiz said...

I'm a new listener and I had to interrupt my beginning to end listening to hear this episode and I'm so glad I did. Excellent episode as always!

Handcrafted Accents said...

Wow, another great podcast. Thanks again. I love this hat pattern.
haccents@att.net

Sereknitty said...

I'm still cringing at the thought of Kristen having her knits taken away prior to flying -- don't they know I'm much more dangerous with idle hands (on a long flight) than knitting needles ever will be??

Hayley said...

When I heard that last bit in the story about whether Alec Baldwin had packed his handknits in his carry on luggage, well, that was it. I still like his Jack Ryan. You know, in Red Oct, with Sean Connery? And he's afraid of flying, & it's something they bring up through the movie. So, I have the image of Alec in a helicopter in a massive storm over freezing water. "next time, jack, pack your sweaters in your carry on!". Silly, I know. ;-)
Hayley
hsimoneau on ravelry

Poohtum said...

I love the knitting needles saga and the thanks for the lovely hand knitted gifts. Every knitter can relate. Contact info: Poohtum on ravelry

Ashley said...

I loved this episode. Losing handknits=nightmare!

flashalee at g mail dot com

asteride said...

5 more patterns?! I really admire you. It takes a lot to work on one pattern alone.

autumngeisha said...

I am totally in love with this hat pattern. Kirsten always inspires me with her great use of color in her designs.

Anne said...

This is my first time listening to your podcasts. I have been following your blog for a long time but now I am hooked on the podcasts. I absolutely love this Ida hat and have no idea why it has taken me so long to hear your wonderful podcasts.

Boutique Sweet said...

Thank you for offering this lovely giveaway. I am new to listening to your podcasts, but loved it just like so many. Lovely hat!

C. O'Bryan
boutique-sweet@hotmail.com

Samantha said...

For just this type of story, I always pack WIPs in my carryon and have only ever checked these when I brought enough yarn to entertain me for 4 months spent working in SE Asia. I can't believe her needles were confiscated, all those lose stitches hanging out unprotected - eek!

Lisa said...

Sorry you're not feeling well. I swear by my nightly saline nasal rinses. I rarely get sick anymore since I started them. Great show!

Connie, the daisyhead said...

Great episode! I enjoyed hearing Kirsten's story~ even though I was yelling (as if she could hear me) for her not to put her knits on that plane. I am indignant for you about the dancing needle thief, Kirsten!

I am so loving Ida's Kitchen. I think I need to knit this. I think my 15yo daughter will want to knit it, too!

Linden_girl said...

That was a great episod! Love the story, I could totally imagine myself int his plane :-)

Linden_girl said...

That was a great episod! Love the story, I could totally imagine myself int his plane :-)

tishka said...

Lovely hat and story. Our knitting is dear to us.

Wendy said...

Yet another great giveaway! The patterns are awesome and the yarn looks lucious! Please enter me into the drawing!

Wendy
(Wendeluu on Ravelry)

vickyknit said...

This was a great podcast. I especially enjoyed the story about the crazy flight to New York City.

Darlene said...

I love your Podcast. It was wonderful and Kirsten's patterns are beautiful. I was so glad when you added at the end that she found here luggage...I was almost sick at the thought of it all! Beautiful prize those are my fav colors ...good luck everyone. Thanks Alana!
A friend in PEI

darlene(dot)masters(at)pei(dot) sympatico(dot)ca

Becky said...

I'm new to the podcast, and I loved it! My stomach flopped thinking about losing those precious hand knits. I've experienced luggage loss myself, but there was nothing THAT important in it.

Thanks for the great episode!

Heather said...

I'm about to take a long plane trip where I'm planning on lots of knitting. So the story was very relevant!

Kay said...

I love Kirsten's designs and her new ones are no exception!

Liz said...

Love the podcast! The hat pattern is terrific....

cindymen said...

Thank you for the great podcast. I've made a few Thorpe hats and would love to make this one of Kirsten's hats!

Leonbergerdogs Knitter said...

Another great podcast! Thanks Alana!

amymay said...

great podcast, thanks for your work, always enjoy it while I'm sitting around nursing the baby not getting housework done :)

Missy said...

Great podcast and giveaway.
Mkrids on Ravelry

AliceAcademic said...

Great podcast. I was really happy to hear the update, too. All's well that ends' well.

Christina said...

That is a beautiful sweater. The hat colors aren't for me, but I may knit it in a different colorway. The sweater though.... straight to the top of my Ravelry queue.

~RaenWa~ said...

Kristen Kapur is a wonderfully knitter. I am glad she shared her story with us.

I don't know what I would do if I couldn't knit on a plane maybe that is why I have only traveled by car since I began knitting lol.

I can't wait to hear your next episode

Raeknitsnwa on Raverly

Jamie said...

I just found your blog and listened to your podcast and I too am glad for the safe return of Kristen's knitting needles. These patterns and yarn look very interesting to work with!

bookjunkie221@gmail.com

http://sheeplessinthecity.blogspot.com

Jen B said...

I love Kirsten's work, but haven't yet attempted any of her patterns (too little time, too much inspirationa).

Elizabeth MacR said...

I love Kristen's work, and got to meet her at my LYS! What a nightmare story, having your needles taken away and then sitting on the plane 7 hours! I hope I win.

Andrea said...

Kristen Kapur's story was a real nail biter! I love her patterns, too.

Great episode!

Thea Katrine said...

I would love to knit the hat:)

Krystal said...

I think all your podcasts are great. You do a great job.

la zaz said...

I love Kristen work, beautiful. and thanks for the great giveaway.

the mustik said...

Nice job ! And thanks for your blog, I always enjoy read the posts

Susan J. said...

Loved the podcast and the happy ending!

Jenna Z said...

I'm going to tell you the truth, I don't like podcasts. It was interesting but I skipped some bits. That's why I like reading, it's easy to pick and choose what I'm interested in and skip the parts I'm not, not so easy with a podcast.

Karen said...

Loved the episode (as always). Enjoyed Kirsten's story.
Karen@rarich.com

RuthWard said...

Beautiful design, great podcast, I always look forward to learning something new! R

Emily said...

Super cute... loved the episode story too!

Becky said...

I love all your episodes.

Becky (gathersnomoss on ravelry)

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Kirsten's luggage story has had a profound effect on me. I had gone thru life secure in the belief that I could always turn to Alec Baldwin in a crisis (except for the first two years of my life, because he hadn't been born yet, and I didn't know what a crisis was). I fully expected to hear that, having inspired the airline employees to aspire to new heights of Customer Service, Alec had taken the frazzled travelers into the VIP lounge for chiati and cannoli to await their luggage. I can see him now, entertaining the crowd with dramatic readings and light musical numbers, and for a finale, a feat of legerdemain... Pulling Cashmere Swallowtail and Coleus shawls out of thin air. Imagine my horror to learn that he couldn't even get a cab!

One Sheep said...

How wonderful that you met so many folks at TNNA - especially Debbie Bliss!

Debra said...

ALANA,
AS ALWAYS, A WONDERFUL EPISODE. I MUST CHECK OUT KIRSTEN'S WORK. YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU TEACH 3RD GRADERS, YOU KINDA GET OUT OF THE LOOP. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO AND KEEP THE NAPPS KNITTING!

DEBRA
THE NAPPY EWE
PARK FOREST, IL

Kimberly said...

I was GASPING listening to this story! My husband and I recently moved and for fear of losing my precious knits (and yarn) I ended up with a car that was WAY too full.

I suppose the best thing to do to avoid this ever happening again is to knit even more :) Why not start with one of Kirsten's designs!

Thanks, as always, for the great podcast. I always look forward to it!

modsiwevoli said...

That story had me on the edge of my seat :o

Ashleigh
Modsiwevoli on ravelry

tobasco39 said...

Great show & giveaway! Hop I win ;)

Lena said...

I loved this episode, as always! A few weeks ago I thought I'd lost a soft angora scarf that I had knitted -- luckily I found it.
I'd love to win the yarn and the pattern!
[I'm Lixivia on Ravelry.]

Kylie said...

Kirsten's designs are greast and I loved her travel tale!

(kylieh on Ravelry0

Bob said...

This was my first episode to listen to, and I really enjoyed it. I'm also a big fan of Through the Loops.

Tamara said...

thanks for the giveaway, Alana & Kirsten!

bbank334 (at) hotmail . com

Malin said...

I love Kristen's designs, they are fun and wearable (just like yours ;-)

ravnejenta said...

I love Kirsten's patterns, am knitting Andrea's shawl right now. Good story! Very nice yarn, too.

harriet said...

I'd love to win this pattern. Enjoy your podcasts.

Awa said...

I totally related, having lost a set of needles on a flight back from Cancun a few years ago (it was for work, I swear!)

Tallulah said...

I went to have "just a look" at Kirsten's blog and emerged half an hour later, my head spinning with colour and projects...

bunnywatsonismissing said...

Blue Sky Alpaca and Alec Baldwin in the same podcast... Yay!

Fibercrafter said...

I love hearing knitting stories...how sad for Kirsten to lose her shawl, and great that her luggage with handknits turned up.

Gellybean said...

Love your podcast always lots of fun!

Kirsten's work is so nice and would love a chance to win one of her patterns and some yarn.

Christine said...

Her travel nightmare haunts me still. Glad all ended well. I'd love to win the kit. I am curlyblue62 on Ravelry. Thanks for the opportunity!

NoodieKnits said...

I've recently discovered your podcast, and I'm in love! Keep it up.

What a great giveaway! The colors of the yarn are to die for.

Karey said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I liked the whole knitting needle episode :)

Kris said...

This is the first episode that I've listened to. I enjoyed hearing all about Kirsten's work and look forward to listening again.

Mary Ann said...

Loved it.

grandmastatus said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and your is actually the first podcast I've ever listened to. What a treat! I really enjoyed it.
I heard of a knitter who had her purse stolen and the only thing in the purse was her 3/4 finished sweater!

Kristi said...

Love her work, and your podcasts.

godink at ymail dot com

Kelly said...

Another great podcast, Alana! That story of no plane knitting for so many hours? Torture! I'm working on a Kirsten pattern right now from Brave New Knits and I'm loving it. -Kelly M.

beefi8 said...

I love your podcast! Thank you! Tammie
homebody62565@yahoo.com

OwloveU2 said...

Love your blog and patterns - the podcast could not be any different! Thanks for the giveaway.

Claudia
owloveu2@hotmail.com

newfie said...

Hi, The podcast with Ida's kitchen hat was actually the 1st one I heard. I just recently got an IPod and was verra pleased to find your podcast in ITunes. I'll be going back and downloading more. One a day to listen to on my break from work.
I loved the story about the security guard and the addi circs.
I'd also like to be in on the Drawing. My e-mail is seagrrlz(at)warp.nfld.net

Rebecca said...

Another inspiring episode. Thank you! I throughly enjoy listening to your podcast, but I will always remain never not winning your drawing giveaways
Rebecca (ravel ID - rebecca6923)

darah said...

oh that security person with the circular needles. i can so picture it! what a lovely giveaway!

sbfh said...

I love the knitting stories in your podcast. I was totally stressed about the lost Christmas stockings and glad all was resolved. A number of years ago I was going to spend my first Christmas away from my parents. My DM sent my Christmas stocking and the package was signed for by ????? It was Christmas Eve before it showed up at my apartment and I was sure it was going to be gone for good.

d said...

I always look forward to your podcasts - they're great, every time! Thanks Alana ... and thanks to Kirsten, too ... for another wonderful giveaway!

Sharripie said...

I just finished one of Kirsten Kapur's sock patterns - Sockstravaganza - and I loved it. And that Blue Sky Alpaca Melange looks really nice. Thanks for the offer! I'm at sharri dot zink at gmail dot com.

Johanna said...

i love the colours and style of the hat. It would be great to go outside my comfort zone and knit a hat in more than one colour.

carolshue said...

Of course when Kirsten started to share all of the special items she had packed, I feared where the story would end. Thanks for the reminder....

myknittingcircle.com said...

I love the hat. The colors are put together in a way I never could. I don't know what I'd do if my needles were taken away from me and I had to sit 17 hours. Read a knitting-themed novel or two?

Lisa said...

I really enjoy your podcast. I especially enjoyed Kirsten's story, having myself lost a hand-knit scarf in a bar. Thankfully, it was noticed and returned to me before I left. I still remember my husband sort of gasping as the person approached us carrying my scarf. I knew then that even HE gets it. So glad that her precious stockings made the return trip from Italy. And I confess that I wish I could have seen the disheveled Alec Baldwin. :)

Oh. And I love the hat!

Rhona said...

First (not the last) time listening to your podcast. Kirsten is a long time favorite and hearing both of you was really fun and inspiring.

L. P. said...

A beautiful hat, and alpaca and a wonderful story by Kirsten

Bridget said...

Great podcast. I am a new listener and I will definitely be coming back for more! I am a huge fan of the Blue Sky Alpaca Sport and would love to try out all of the gorgeous colorways on the Ida's Kitchen hat. I also loved the "cautionary tale" - great story! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Pachie said...

love the podcast episode, funny stories , esp the security taking needles, I always fear that, but know i can always buy more, great stories

Millertime Productions said...

Kristin's story was great! What a wonderful podcast treat :) Thanks for another great Never Not Knitting Podcast and giveaway!
millertime on ravelry

bren_na said...

I would love to win this. The hat is gorgeous and would be a good challenge for me to knit!Contact at candi_rae@verizon.net

bren_na said...

I would love to win this. The hat is adorable and would be a good challenge for me to knit!

Paula said...

Another great episode. I love hearing from other designers.

Michelle said...

Loved the podcast. Never Not Knitting has been a favorite on my Ipod. This episope made me wonder what adventures I will have with my knitting as I travel on vacation this summer!

Michelle
Ravelry - Michbrum

helenlam said...

I hadn't heard of Kristen before so it was a nice intro!

kshotz said...

How wonderful!

Javalulu said...

Mmmm, Blue Sky! I would love to win this to get started on an Ida's Kitchen!

Mary Brownell said...

Great pod cast love the hat by Kristin and the story about Security, I a have not had a problem with my sock needles.

heather said...

I've loved Kirsten's designs for a long time, so it was good to finally get to hear her as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

Marlene said...

I always love your podcast! Thanks for giving such wonderful inspiration. Marlene Bel air, MD knitandnest@gmail.com

Marlene said...

Love your inspirational ideas! I was so excited to see Debbie Macomber wearing her own handknit cedar leaf shawlette at Vogue knitting live!

lucyinthesky1 said...

I really liked Kristen's story (and her designs, too!) and I'm happy all ended well. The colors of the yarn look great - here's another lover of autumn colors. Thanks for the podcast and the giveaway!

Juliane

.erin said...

I'm a new listener - and I loved this episode! Loved Kirsten's story - loved your insights - loved your anecdotes. Can't wait for the next episode!
mommyneedsyarn on ravelry

Organic Girl said...

I really enjoyed your podcast. I enjoyed the discussion of the alpaca yarn. I LOVE the hat! Thanks for sharing.

memphish said...

Just found you and your podcast. I'm podcast addicted as well as knitting addicted so this is a great find.

VTwin said...

Hi! I typed "alpaca itchy" in the search engine and your blog was at the number 1 slot! My coffee got cold while I listened to the episodes. I never let my coffee get cold! How fortunate to find you before "Ida's Giveaway" expired and to learn about Kirsten. I rarely see giveaways. Free yarn brings cheer and I especially like Blue Sky Alpaca!

Émilie said...

I'd love to knit one in handspun, but would make good use of this kit too!

Lesley said...

Wow! Loved hearing about all the gifts you received. And I'm sooo jealous that you got to attend that conference... we don't have anything like that around... I'd lose my mind @ a show like that! haha.

Fran said...

I loved the podcast,but of course I always do! Enjoyed Kristen's story even though some of it was so sad! Thsnnks for letting us know the happy outcome re: the luggage. That would have just been too much! The yarns look gorgeous and I love the super-cool hat pattern!

lyeng11 said...

I am so glad that the knits were returned. I always enjoy reading Kristen's blog, and her knits as well. Thanks for sharing.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Now that we're staying in Richmond, we have the capability of listening to podcasts. I'm planning on knitting while I listen to your podcasts and enjoying myself greatly.
Thankfully, I've never had my knitting nor needles confiscated; perhaps because I use those great soft plastic 1960's needles...?
Great giveaway and thanks for the opportunity to win.
Thanks also for following Thistle Cove Farm; it brought me here and I'm following you now.

Ruby said...

Difficult to deal with knitting time and no needles. I love this hat and pattern. Loved Kirsten's story.

Ellen said...

Kirsten's story was great! I was really holding my breath to hear how it all came out. So glad it had a happy ending - and she got to see Alec Baldwin too!

Monique said...

I really enjoyed episode 48. When Kirsten said that she packed those stockings I already knew that something catastophic was going to occur. So happy that there was a happy ending to that story.

mprezzia said...

Awesome drawing, and I love your podcast! It's the main one I listen too. I loved hearing that you've received hand knit items, I know how exciting that it:D

Karla said...

Episode 48 was great! I always take my knitting with me in my carry-on bag. This horror-story made me even more adamant that I'll continue to carry things on, but check airline policy when taking a work in progress with me.

Knititall said...

Great episode (as always). Kinda scary though...

Paula said...

Oh how I heart yarn.

Fleur Pang said...

That Washington Square Cardigan is gorgeous! My queue just got longer...

Carlene said...

I just started a new job last week and while it's a great opportunity, it leaves me with little time to knit. So I was very happy to discover your blog and podcast, and even though I can't knit during the day, I can listen to great stories and discover new yarns and designers.

Carly:
crbouwman@gmail.com

Hilary0 said...

My first time listening! Thank you!

Andrea M. said...

Love this pattern and really admire Kristen Kapur's designs!

Elly said...

Hi Alana! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!
I love all your podcasts, but my favorite would have to be the knitting story, it was really good!

EB

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