2.02.2011

Roses Are Red


Inside you will find 2 little surprises from me.

One is this little pattern I contributed...



The Roses Are Red headband for little girls.

This little headband is so fun and quick to knit up! It's a perfect way to use up all of those little extra balls of leftover sock yarn that we all have laying around. 

I used Louet Gems Fingering Weight yarn for this sample and I really enjoyed how it worked up. 
There is also a significant color range available, so you have many options for creating a unique, creative piece.

I've been knitting up headbands for my daughter for years now, its only recently that I decided to write up some patterns. They are such a fun, cute little accessory and my little one has always received many compliments when she wears them.

This pattern is available in the Knitcircus Spring Issue pattern collection which is available for purchase HERE.

I really enjoyed this issue, there are so many cute patterns! I know you will too.


Besides the headband pattern.. you will also find this 6 page spread about Never Not Knitting!

I had the awesome privilege of being interviewed by Jaala for this issue. 
So much fun! I hope you enjoy reading it! 

I'm sure all of you long time readers will recognize some of these photos. :)



You will find the interview HERE.

Jaala, the Knitcircus editor, has kindly provided me with 3 copies of the Spring Issue pattern collection to give away to 3 of my readers!

If you would like to enter to win, please leave a comment under this drawing post telling me what you thought of the current Knitcircus Issue! 

Ill be choosing 3 commenters at random and will announce the winners on February 10th.

Enjoy! :)



Drawing Now Closed! 
Congratulations to ikkinlala, norabrown,  and Debbie!

Please contact me at nevernotknitting@gmail.com 
to claim your prize!




172 comments:

Denise said...

I clicked on KnitCircus the other day but didn't see you in it, I think it must have been the previous issue. I'm headed over now to take a look again.

Jen said...

I haven't seen the issue but it looks awesome! I would love to win!

Nicky said...

I hadn't heard about this magazine.
I would love to win.

Nicky Gray

sock lover said...

That pattern is adorable! I'm really loving all of your patterns to date, keep up the good work!

~Rachel

AliceAcademic said...

Enjoyed the feature on you, especially about how you got started with the podcast and song, which is very fun also!

zenmaria said...

Love knit circus !

melissa said...

I just looked at the magazine online and love it...but my favorite is your headband pattern!! I want to make it for my grand daughter!

Randi said...

KnitCircus is so inspiring ... and the headband you made is adorable. I'd love to win!

Beth said...

So many great items, i love it. I also love that it had a recipe for macaroon too! Yum
ynwilly at gmail dot com

chioksu said...

Very cute! I would love to have the pattern to knit that for some lucky little girl.

YarninMama said...

I have never heard of KnitCircus, but it looks really cute!

lea said...

KnitCircus! perfect! thank you for the opportunity. I would love to win.

Fibercrafter said...

I loved the interview with you--the background of how you became a podcaster and designer. The article Armholes: a New Attitude is really helpful to me as that is a problem fitting area.

yulianknits said...

Ooh, another giveaway! Love the headband, very cute. It's a very cute issue.

Ms. Knitpicky said...

The last couple issues of Knit Circus have been improving. They've been catching my interest more, at least. :)

It's hard to pick a favorite out of it. The articles really caught my eye this time around!

Kristina said...

This is the first time I've looked at KnitCircus. Wow! I love this! Thanks for the intro.

Joanne said...

What a fab issue of Knitcircus. I loved the book reviews and the articles. There are a number of patterns I love too.
Fingers crossed my name comes up for an issue :)

Mel said...

Thank you for this post. It is nice to see that there is one knitting magazine I havent discovered yet. It is definitely fabulous. Love this headband.

meeli@spinfinder.com

Orli said...

Great issue with lots of pretty scarves and a wonderful article by Wendy also--the aran knitting is looking easier and easier to me.

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Kristin said...

I just saw this today. Love the pattern!

kristinfitzgerald on Rvelry

Juliaknit said...

I love the patterns in this issue. Thanks

fitrachick said...

I took a look at the new issue yesterday and I think its great. There's a couple of patterns in there that I would love to make.

Lydia said...

this is awesome alana-your daughter is so adorable too.

Alycia said...

Such a cute headband! I'd love to win the magazine.

penelope10 said...

This issue of Knitcircus looks really good! I'd love to have a copy with the cute headband!

Kamigaeru said...

Of all the patterns in there, Alcea was the one that caught my eye and said "Make me!" I love little colorful things like that to brighten up my boring black and gray wool coats. Some interesting articles on working with lightweight yarns, too.

.erin said...

This is a beautifully styled magazine - would love to see a hard copy!

Jo Spittler said...

Congratulations, what success! You deserve it!

momsue84 said...

This is my first time reading KnitCircus and love it. Thanks so much for the interview and pattern. Very, Very nice!

Sara Kathryn said...

I have seen some of the patterns in that magazine and they all look really neat!

Rachel said...

Issue has a lot of patterns I would like to make! I like the set up of the magazine.

themaidenoflight on ravelry

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

What a great interview Alana! I love the headband and the Ivy Tangle Hat as well. Would be great to knit those up this winter.
woolyknitsnbits(at)live(dot)ca

emeraldkrystal said...

The headband pattern is adorable. KnitCircus always has nice, reliable patterns, and I love how there is always a cooking recipe included.
Thank you for the giveaway

Melissa said...

I kept checking the knitcircus website since you posted you would have something in the magazine. I love the cute little hairband pattern And I loved your interview. :)
Thank you for the giveaway!

Kristen said...

wow, congrats, what a great spread!

Lea Aline said...

I love Knitcircus and this issue didn't disappoint! I always look forward to the yarn reviews, patterns and interviews... I wish it came out once a week!

Mark said...

Love the magazine and think you are great. My four year old is very picky about headbands, can't pinch or poke too much. I can't wait to knit this b.c. I know she'll like this one.
Stephanie Benko

Suzanne said...

What a great magazine! I think I'd spotted it a while ago but forgot to bookmark it. Your interview is terrific -- love the headband pattern!

kissu said...

I loved all the shawl patterns in this spring issue :)

Megan said...

I am so glad you are getting the much deserved publicity. I loved this issue and your patterns in the issue. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Rach said...

I thought the articles in this issue were really good. The patterns, as usual, were beautiful too and I like to look at the ads for ideas for new yarn/knitting accessories.
bowmanrach@gmail.com

Judi A. said...

I subscribe to the magazine and was pleasantly surprised to see the interview. There are several patterns I liked so definitely would love to win a collection. :-)

judi7597(at)bellsouth(dot)net

MoxieDot said...

What a great find! I had not heard of this magazine before, and I'm so glad you let us know about it.

Thanks!

Katrina said...

the head bands are so cute! Congrats on getting lots of pages all about you and your business...I would SO love to win...please random number pick me!!!

Heather said...

This pattern is precious! I want one for myself! This issue looks fabulous, especially the article about Aran sweaters. I would love to win!

terip said...

i leafed through the issue right away when i got it and saw your feature. very cool
i saw a few patterns i would love to knit up, looked like a good issue
thanks for the giveaway
teri

Tracey said...

Your daughter is so adorable, oh, and the headband is nice too!!
I haven't seen knitcircus but I think this issue would be a REALLY great one to have. I would love to win a copy.
Thanks!
I'm tbmccarthy on ravelry.

Donita Porter said...

Very nice issue... I would love the patterns! Thanks for your blog, podcast and patterns!
donita
dgporterhouse at cox dot net

knitterlydesigns said...

Congrats on the write-up in Knit Circus. You are a very talented designer, and I bet there will be a book in your future!

Angie in Colorado
angie.smith@q.com

Lisa said...

Excellent issue. I really enjoyed your interview and the rosebud headband is adorable (as is its model). I'm sort of new to KnitCircus but it has become one of my favorites. I would love to win your spring patterns.

Julie said...

the headband is so, so pretty!! I just read the interview, it's fantastic. Way to go!!

Becky said...

I love that they let you read KnitCircus for free. It is a great online magazine.

Becky (gathersnomoss on ravelry)

Gigi said...

This is so sweet! I just posted a photo of one of my granddaughters with a real rose in her hair. I must make her this so she can have roses in her hair all the time!
Blessings,
GG

Kerri said...

i love the shawls in this issue, they really have me thinking about spring. thanks for the chance to win!

juliana said...

Alana, The Roses ar Red headbands are adorable. I have 3 daughters, two which would love to have one. My oldest though is a tomboy so she would like something else. Congrats on the spread in Knitcircus Mag! I would love to win.

Missy knits said...

I really enjoyed the article on light weight yarns. I have accumlated quite a collection of lace and sock weight yarns, and the information was so very helpful! Your headband, by the way, is adorable.

Millertime Productions said...

Congratulations on being a centerfold! The headband and flowers are absolutely adorable!

Kelly-ann said...

I love this issue...cute mitts and beautiful shawls. The kids sweater Squirm is perfect. Your headband is so sweet and I know my daughter would love one - perfect use for my sock yarn scraps.

Charlotte said...

How exciting! I haven't heard about this magazine, but being a new-ish knitter, I'd love to get more familiar with what resources are out there for me!

peacefulknitter said...

Congrats on beig featured in this issue! The headband is great, and I know I have plenty of sock yarn scraps to make one.

StaceyKnitsIt said...

I'll check it out now. I'd love to win too!

Knitloon said...

What a lovely magazine! I had not never checked "Knit Circus" out before, but I just recommended it to two of my friends. Your interview was wonderful.

Knitloon said...

I loved this issue, and your interview was wonderful!

knitgirl said...

Love the new issue. Such wonderful patterns.

Ruth said...

Love the headband and the flowers/leaf - I can see using these to dress up other projects.

bethanyg said...

Congrats on being interviewed for Knit Circus! The patterns look great. Your little is such a cutie!

iddysticks said...

I love that hairband - may have to upsize it for me!

Suzanne said...

I discovered Knit Circus through your podcast. I really liked the color photographs and the layout is great for reading. Your interview was wonderful. I knew you put a lot of time into the podcasts but it was great to see and hear more from you.

Alyssa said...

Congrats on publishing another great pattern, AND scoring an article! (oh, and thanks for the giveaway!)

Alyssa said...

Congrats on publishing another great pattern, AND scoring an article! (oh, and thanks for the giveaway!)

Margie said...

Knit Circus has some interesting articles, but I'd never buy the issues because I can't get them to print properly. I always get 2 pages cramped onto one 8-1/2 x 11 landscape page. The text is too small to read comfortably. I've tried everything to get the pages to print one page at a time on one 8-1/2 x 11 sheet, but it just doesn't work. I've given up on this e-magazine. Thanks much.

Janelle said...

I thought it was a strong issue. I really really like those slanting rib socks which, oddly, aren't in Ravelry. So I'd love to win the pattern collection!

Connie said...

I really, really enjoyed the latest issue and loved reading the interview with you.

Michele said...

I haven't seen the issue yet but would love to win a copy!

LaLa said...

I love your article about podcasting and designing!

Elledub said...

Love the issue and the interview was great! The headband model did a very good job, too!

Auntea said...

I can't wait to get this issue, I'm so excited for you! Your daughter just keep getting cuter, love that adorable smile.

Auntea said...

I can't wait to get this issue, I'm so excited for you! Your daughter just keep getting cuter, love that adorable smile.

Monique said...

I've never heard of this magazine. I hope I win.

bren_na said...

I love the magazine. I just found it the other day thanks to your post. I can't believe they have so much info online. Morethan a lot of the print magazines I get.

vashkita said...

Your headband looks so adorable!

SillyLittleLady said...

Congratulations! That's great and the headband is so cute :D too bad I don't have a little girl in the family to knit it for...

Shannon O. said...

Congratulations on being featured in Knitcircus! I always like the magazine but I loved this issue. I love your headband pattern and also both sock patterns and the Blue Lupine Mitts. Thanks for the giveaway.

Catalina said...

Your pattern is beautiful, and I also really liked all the children's patterns in this issue, I've been looking for thing to knit for my girls!

Ninja Ryder said...

I thought your interview was the most fun part of the magazine, and loved your pattern. (Did you notice the pattern for a cowl in this issue? With its mention of short sleeves, and its matching colors, I couldn't tell if the pattern was for only the cowl or for the sweater too -- your contribution was much clearer, as always!) I can't wait to knit the sweet little flowers.

Andrea said...

I thought that was a really lovely interview! You must be so proud!

IrishGirl said...

As I was reading this issue, I just kept thinking how nice it was published. KnitCircus is now in my top 3 publications! Along with IK, Vogue Knitting and now this one. That headband would look AMAZING with your little girl's dress pattern, Very Cherry. =] Bren

Bridget said...

Ohhh..what an adorale headband!! Love the sweet little roses!!

Keppy Girl Knits said...

I love all the patterns, but of course I enjoyed your interview and the beautiful pictures of your daughter.
Charlene (Keppygirl)

Forseth Fun said...

I had no idea it took so long to make a podcast! I'm impressed by your professionalism!

slmiller8 said...

I thought this was the best issue yet-there were a number of patterns i liked.

Maria said...

This is a new magazine to me. Is it only available in America? Off to check out your link - thank you

Tammy said...

I loved all the patterns in Knitcircus. And as always, the photos of your daughter are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

vickyknit said...

I enjoyed reading about how you got started on your blog.
It's amazing how you can juggle all of the things you do and still have some time to knit. Way to go!

Freaky Knitter said...

You headband is super cute, but even cuter on that little darling! The interview was amazing, congratulations!

Marianna said...

I loved this issue. Hard to decide which pattern to knit first.

Lisaknits said...

I always enjow Knitcircus. Hope I win.

Terry said...

The headband is adorable and can't wait to make it for my granddaughter.

kksweens said...

haven't seen the newest knitcircus, but would love love love to read the interview (and knit up that pattern, adorbs!)
kksweens on rav

Debbie said...

Great issue! I would love to win! thanks so much! Debbie in Alaska

Maryse said...

Congratulations! The headband is super cute! Makes me want to jump to season summer right away!

Claire said...

I am going to check it out. I have two grandaughters and I would love to make the headbands for them. I would love to win.

kathie said...

This magazine is one I hadn't heard of!! I checked it out some, and am headed back to drool some more!! LOVE the headband--never thought of using sock yarn, it looks wonderful with the flowers!! Off to read more . . .

Jersey Shore Deb said...

The issue is very impressive. I need to go back and read all of the articles now, but I loved many of the patterns including yours. Your daughter is absolutely adorable, and you are very talented!

knitwish said...

I can't wait to see the new pattern collection. I am knitting the Shawl Collar Cowl now!

Tryste said...

Wow, what a great looking spread! I wish I could get ahold of that here in Germany. You must be so excited!

dmop said...

The interview was well-deserved. Your podcast is professional, interesting and timely, and I really look forward to it.

Julie said...

I love KnitCircus and look forward to each issue. I love how you can click the ads and go to the sellers pages and I always love when there's a sock pattern!

Di Schray said...

Modern, colorful and inspiring. I've gone back to look at it every morning since receiving it! Love love the rose headband :)

Shannon said...

Wow, way to go. KnitCircus is great. Thanks!

Maya, Mieko and Hana's Mom said...

Thanks for letting us know about this. Knitcircus is another great resource.

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

I did check out the issue the other night, right after listening to your podcast. I love this issue, and I would really like to win a copy!

And I don't remember if I mentioned before, but wonderful interview!

Kathy said...

Congratulations. Your daughter is a cutie pie.

bigblueice on ravelry

Miss Bea said...

I would love to win, thank you and Knitcircus for the chance! I just loved the articles in this issue, and am definitely going to make one of your headbands for my niece!

AudKnits said...

Congratulations on both the pattern and article. You're amazing!

Kim said...

I loved reading the interview, especially the details about how you started your podcast, and how your printed designs were designed.

Susan said...

Your headband was actually one of my favorite patterns in this issue! The pictures of the little rosettes are so alluring.

aanderson said...

Love Squirm for grandson #2

Jen said...

Great episode as usual and so fun to check out Knitcircus! I really enjoyed the article about choosing and using lightweight yarns - I'm starting to use these types of yarns more so this was really informative! I also loved the article about you - wish I lived close enough to be your friend! Take care and thanks for the hard work!

pattybvt said...

Congrats on the interview! And your daughter is a lovely model...
pattyb in Ravelry

Cynthia said...

I never heard of this magazine, and will definitely look for it! What a coup for you!

kristal135 said...

I really enjoyed knitcircus! Great to understand a little more about how the podcast come together, I had no idea that it would take so long to put together. The other patterns are also great.

Karen said...

I'm a fan of KnitCircus and your podcast!
~Karen
yourmomsays (on Ravelry)
karen at rarich dot com

Eden Stein said...

This is an amazing issue. Love the lightweight yarn review, technique tips, and especially reading about you, Alana, as I am a pretty new listener to your podcast. It does sound like a ton of work to put in but you are lucky to be doing what you love.

sara said...

The issue was great, but your pattern is definitely the cutest!

AntieM said...

Love that you are a part of KintCircus contemporary publication!

Hayley said...

Ooh! I've never seen this magazine before. That article on armhole construction looks awesome. I haven't actually done armholes on a grown-up garment yet, but I'll be there in a week, I hope. ;)

Hayley
hscraftyAThotmailDOTcom

Francie O said...

It looks like a great magazine. Thanks for the chance to win.

KatieB said...

After a long work week, I was so stoked to realize I'd forgotten to go and get the latest podcast. Yay. Listening now, reading through Knitcircus right now. Better than a cookies and milk treat.

I want to make thoes Blue Lupine Mitts in the issue. They're about the most delicious thing I saw, next to little Miss 5-year-old Dakos! She is scrumptious.

Oh, and then I just now saw the Hazelnut macaroons on page 100. Really think I might make some right now!!

(Ravelry name: LooseKnit)

Poethead said...

I learned about Knitcircus last issue. There was a lovely little girl's sweater, Miriam. I did see your designs and article a few nights ago. Lovely! I would love to win!

deedalee said...

I like many of the patterns in the Knit Circus. Although, your daughter is the cutest thing in there!

~Diane

billicummings said...

Loved this Spring issue! Your headband is so cute and clever.1 Would love to win the contest!

Amanda said...

I enjoyed the articles, especially the one about you!

aswrun21@hotmail.com

adodds said...

I enjoyed your interview very much. The headbands are indeed adorable and I know several little girls who would be thrilled to receive them.

ChristineB said...

So many beautiful patterns. I regret not having a little girl to knit for! :-(

Brenda said...

I would love to win. Fortunately I have a little niece, AND a granddaughter to knit the cute headband for!

Jenny T said...

Cute headband, glad there's another e-magazine.

Heidi said...

I've never read KnitCircus before, I love the layout- really peppy and fun. Love your interview too!

Heidi

Tricia said...

Looks like a great issue! Would love to win!!
thanks , Tricia

Heather said...

I'm new to knitting and have never read knitcircus but it looks like a great magazine! I love how simple and modern the layouts are and it seems very on trend and I'm interested in a lot of the patterns even though I'm a beginner. Congratulations on your pattern and interview!

maybeacrafted said...

I love the interviews, and the technical information. Even if I never knit one of the patterns, I feel smarter for having read it! Lots of great publicity for the upcoming issue--I'm jazzed to read it!

ami said...

Cute pattern - and a great looking issue!

Nancy said...

Lots of great patterns but I absolutely love the headband.
Nancy
nancyswerner@comcast.net

LORETTA BARRETT said...

I have not seen it. I just heard about KnitCircus from your blog. I love your designs and you are one of my favorite podcast. Would love to win. Your pattern's are wonderful.

Connie, the daisyhead said...

Lovely! It really makes me want to start knitting for spring~ but in Indiana, spring doesn't really start to show its face until April. Maybe I need to start anyway... :o)

karen said...

I much enjoyed the issue and the headband is what really caught my eye! Thank you.

nda said...

I just began knitting this winter and only found your site this morning. Love it! I would love to win a book as I have few resources. I can't wait to try a headband for my granddaughter. So excited about this site!!!

Meredith said...

Congrats on the spread in Knitcircus! It's great. I can also relate about how tricky it is to balance work and family and my little 9 month daughter.

I would love to knit that little headband for my daughter, so I hope I win! =)

Holly Marie said...

Never even heard of KnitCircus until you posted this! Def. interested in finding out more. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rae Lynne said...

Fantastic headband! :) Little girls in little frills are always so cute! :)

Michelle said...

Love this issue of the magazine!

ikkinlala said...

I like it - the articles are interesting, and there are several patterns I like. I'm not a fan of the increasing number of videos in publications like this, though, because I can't watch them.

Rebecca said...

Great article and headback...how awesome!! The patterns are just screaming Spring to me....love it!
rebecca6923

Sandy said...

I would love to win this! thanks for the offer

pigsandfrogs said...

I love your pattern wish my daughter where younger so she could wear them

K. Michele said...

I am going to share this with my sister is has knitted roses similar to this but larger, I love the headband.

Lucy said...

This is so very sweet and cute! Love it!

norabrown said...

So many pretty patterns. I love the spread about you. And the headband you made your daughter is so cute.

Areo said...

Being from Vancouver, Canada, I love the locally died Sweet Georgia Yarns, which were recently used in the new KnitCircus magazine. This one post by SweetGeorgia introduced me to KnitCircus for the first time, and then to Never Not Knitting for the first time also! Love the podcast, the blog is great. I've had a fun weekend listening and knitting.

Love the patterns!


Ravelry: powersetter

Julie said...

What a great issue. I need to catch up on those kid videos. Can't wait till my girls are old enough. What a wonderful layout as well!
- Raverly Name: Allengator

Eva said...

What a surprise to see you in this issue! I had just listened to your podcast :)

I like tha articles in knitcircus. I like reading about where the wool comes from, about different designers and techniques.

And I know two little girls who would love a headband!

TracyC611 said...

Hi

The headband is gorgeous, my daughter Lucy would one or teo or three...

Laura said...

Great issue. It is such a professional-looking publication. I especially enjoyed the Yarn Stylist article. So true! Congrats on your interview and the pattern!

-aprilshowers

Kylie said...

I really enjoy knitcircus because of the great patterns and articles that feature different yarns and designers.

pickledpurls said...

Thanks for giving me an insight into your "knitting brain" and also the introduction to what appears to be a great magazine!

a31de400-33ae-11e0-bc42-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Wonderful issue. Great pattern

a31de400-33ae-11e0-bc42-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Great issue. Wonderful pattern

Beverly (db81971) said...

Really nice issue! TY!

V! said...

Congrats on the spread!!!

vanessarocks AT gmail

helenlam said...

I liked this issue! There were some cute fingerless mitts in there too.

MimiD said...

What a great issue! Congratulations on the feature and pattern, you deserve the good press. Thanks to Knitcircus for the generous giveaway too. My contact info is ntrop at ix.netcom.com