12.28.2012

The Never Not Knitting Podcast : Episode 69 : Eager to Learn

Episode 69




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The winners will be announced on Episode 70.

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164 comments:

TracyC611 said...

Hi Alana

Thanks for the podcast. I'd love the Knit Red book.


TracyC611 on Ravelry

Lily said...

Oh, the Knit Red Book would be really really great :-)

Sharon said...

I love knitting and I love books. I bought the Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf book for Christmas for my 3 yo granddaughter. We love reading it together. Today we cut out the paper dolls.

Sharon
Jenksskb on ravelry

Sangeetha said...

The Knit red book is definitely one of my favorites - love it

Laura said...

I'd love to win a new book!

mhchong said...

That Knit Red looks wonderful!

mhchong on Ravelry

Amy Lamash said...

I loved Kanani's story! Thanks so much for sharing that with us.

Gail said...

Both books look interesting! I'd love to win one of them!

knitknerd on Ravelry

Sylvia said...

Knit Red is of interest to me. Thanks.

thao said...

Oh I would love a copy of knit red!

Dilia said...

Knit Red would be great!!!

Anita said...

Hi Alana,
I haven't seen those two books before they look interesting.
Cheers, Anita.

KatieB said...

Been craving a new cabled project. That sweet little fisherman's knit might be on the near horizon for me!

Michelle pynoblem said...

Great podcast! I love the Knit Red book!

Iryna Boehland said...

Hi Alana, you made me smile talking about your new project! I looked at the pictures...think you could even knit it as double knit.
Recently I made 10/stitch blanket and used up lots of leftover yarns and my handspun. I lined it and my family is happy with it.
Thank you for the giveaway!
Rav - iris68

Lily said...

....and I'm Wullechneuel in ravelry.

Ashley Frencl said...

The story was amazing and I can't wait to start my own Beekeeper's Quilt!

Ashley Frencl said...

The story was amazing and I can't wait to start my own Beekeeper's Quilt!

Ravelry : Skyhuntress

Linda Rumsey said...

The Knit Red book is on my Amazon wish list!

sandrarumsey said...

The Knit Red book for me. You made me feel as though I need to start some hexi-puffs too!

docksjo said...

Wonderful podcast as always.
Knitting Clothes Kids Love sense I all ready have knit red.
I'm Ninnilina on Ravelry

Deb Hickman said...

I loved this month's podcast, I have been looking at The Bee Keepers quilt for the last year, thinking I would love to do them. Listening to you may have spurred me on, i can't wait to see yours on your blog.
If I'm lucky enough to win, I would love Knitting Clothes Kids Love, my Ravelry name is Tinkhickman. Have a good weekend. Deb x

itsmesue said...

Enjoyed the podcast as always. Than you.

songbird said...

Thank you for this podcast, and GREAT give-away! Happy 2013 too :).

Your blog always brings a smile to my face when I check my e-mail and see a new entry!

Lisa
LRLSPENCER@yahoo.com

EBS said...

Who doesn't love a contest? Happy New Year!

-Elizabeth
WintonB on Ravelry

Johnston4kids said...

Knitting books are like yarn, I can always use another!

dclulu said...

Another nice giveaway!

Anth said...

I could definitely get some use out of the Knitting Clothes Kids Love. morganlf21 on Ravelry

slmiller8 said...

Thanks for a new give away!
toomanyufos on ravelry

Poethead said...

I love the book for the kid knits. Thank you!

Chadah said...

Yippee! Yippee! another podcast episode! (I have the sewing clothes kids love, and since I knit more than sew this book would be brilliant!)

Laurel Bryan
lbsunflowers on ravelry

Jill said...

Thanks for the podcast, Alana! You've got me rethinking the hexipuff/beekeeper's quilt. The fisherman's sweater is adorable!! I can totally see why you would want your little boy to have one, too!

Ravelry: jilliau

nursenikkiknits said...

Thanks for another great podcast. Kate Oates book would be a great addition to my collection as I have a different kind of addition coming to our family in January - baby #3!
I'm nursenikkiknits on Rav.

staceyknitsit said...

Nice! I'd like either book, but if I actually win 1st place, I'd rethink which I'd prefer.
I'd sew the hexi-puffs at the very end too. Good plan.

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Carol said...

Loved your show. Would love to own the Knit Red book. I am chath on Ravelry

cjknitson said...

Thank you for podcasting. I can't wait to see your new book.
I would love the Knit Red book. That shawl looks beautiful.
Hope you have a Wonderful New Year.
I'm crzjane on Ravelry.

cantstayathomemom said...

Great podcast! You inspired me to start knitting up some hexipuffs and start my own quilt. Would love to win either book :) My email is RedWriter55@yahoo.com or LadyLazarus724 on Ravelry. Thanks!

cantstayathomemom said...

Great podcast! You inspired me to start knitting up some hexipuffs and start my own quilt. Would love to win either book :) My email is RedWriter55@yahoo.com or LadyLazarus724 on Ravelry. Thanks!

Leslie said...

The Knit Red book looks especially fantastic! I'm CurlyLeslie on Ravelry. Happy New Year!

Robin V said...

Enjoyed your podcast today, while driving to Chicago. My husband and I both got a kick, listening to your hexipuff obsession!

I think both books sound wonderful. I love the Gramps cardigan you made for your son, so I'm sure Kate's book is great. And I admired "Knit Red" at Vogue Knitting Live.

Happy New Year to you!

RobinV on Ravelry

Brigi said...

I love the Knit Red book! have a happy and peaceful new year!

morefugee said...

I like what you said about the Beekeeper Quilt being like a scrapbook. That's how I feel about my Sock yarn blankie. My daughter loves to sit with it and ask about the various squares. And I love to tell the stories about where the leftovers came from. She also likes to pick out the squares from her own socks. :)

Sherral said...

Ooo!! I'd love the Kate Oates book!
Snickerdoodle5 on rav.

Lee Ann Atencio said...

I'm a new listener and would love one the books you spoke about. Thank you

Lee Ann Atencio said...

I forgot to put my contact info just in case you happen to pick me, which I hope.
whiteravencreations@yahoo.com

Nicky said...

I would love to win the Knit Red book.
It looks fabulous.

elliesmummy said...

Today is my daughter's 12th birthday. As she chose to play in the park with her friends rather than with me I got chance to pull out her "heirloom" project to work on while catching up with podcasts. I laughed out loud when I heard that you too had been stung by the hexipuff bug! Mine was always planned to be a long theme project and as a memory quilt for her to take away to University. I am glad to har that there are others as sentimental and obsessed as I am ! Welcome to the club!

Happy New Year!

Helena
(Mum2one on Rav)

Alix said...

Red is one of my favorite colors but I don't knit it so often, so the knit red books should be inspiring for me.
Happy New Year to everyone!
lilixlabaleine on ravelry

Lynn said...

I'd love to win 'Knit Red'- full of patterns from such great designers!
knittingmum59 on ravelry

Kelly J. R. said...

I've heard a lot about "Knit Red" and would love to check it out. Happy New Year to you and yours.

CrookedKnitter said...

Another great giveaway and another great podcast! PS loved the recent pictures of your kids- so adorable!!

Devinicus said...

I love your podcast and blog, Alana... My daughter turned 7 yesterday and I gave her the Annie book. She loved it and we spent part of our morning knitting together on the couch. :) Thank you! The book is so beautiful and professional!

Devin
devin@ventrefamily.com
devinicus on ravelry

Melissa said...

What a great podcast! Would love either book!

Doula Mommy said...

Love the podcast! (and Annie was a BIG hit in our house for Christmas! thank you and your daughter so much!) I love Kate Oates work and I would love her new book!)
~Jessica, MonkeyButtBabies on Ravlery

zillalatte said...

What a great podcast. Thank you for sharing your ufn with the hexipuffs. Hexipuffs are totally awesome!
can't wait to go back and listen to your older podcasts

Cinnamon said...

I think either book would be fantastic! Can't wait for your new book either.

scarletterose on Ravelry

RiviKnits said...

I'm glad to hear and be able to relate to other knitters, it's very refreshing. I would enjoy either book but would probably get more initial use out of the Knit Clothes Kids Love so that I can create some 'cool' looks for my now five year old girl who suddenly cares what her friends think. Thank you for your lovely podcast.

Riviknits on Ravelry

Shani Murphy said...

Both books look great and I'm eager to see the new pattern book

Murphy419 ravelry

MCKGJK said...

Thank you - I have the Knit Red book already and so would love the Knitting Clothes Kids Love book.

penelope10 said...

Would love the Knitting Clothes for kids. Looks fun!

Ms. Theresa R. said...

Knitting Clothes Kids Love sounds like a very exciting book! Thanks for the podcast!

Stephanie Ostrich said...

Enjoyed the show this month. And after listening, I am now bitten by the hexipuff bug! Cant stop thinking about all the designs I want to put on my puffs! I can see how it can become addictive. Happy New Year!
Stephanie aka knittygolfgirl (Rav)

shabby girl said...

Lucky person to win either one of those books! Happy New Year!
shabbyroads@gmail.com

Laura Mitchell said...

I am new to your podcast, but have enjoyed your patterns for a long time now! Having two 7-year olds, Knitting Clothes Kids Love would be a great book to win! I am tinkknitter on Ravelry.

Ashleah said...

Awesome podcast! Knit Red looks awesome. I'm a1dawen on Ravelry. ashleah dot younker at gmail dot com

Kristen said...

I'd love Knit Red. :)

Globalite on Ravelry

christine m. said...

Would be SO thrilled to win either of these!

Sabra said...
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Sabra said...

I'd love either book but m first choice would be knitting kids love.
Rav id Sabrab

Judi said...
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Judi said...

Would love either book!

judigo on Rav

KRHknitting said...

Love the socks on the Knitting for Kids book, and your new leaves!
Thank you!
Kristy
KRHknitting on Ravelry

Rhee said...

I would love either book, but my first choice would be Knitting Clothes Kids Love.

solaire on Ravelry

fajitachocadile said...

Didn't think I would ever consider the Beekeeper's Quilt but you've got me thinking. . .

Kristin said...

Hi Alana!

I'd love either book - both look great to me. Thanks!

Kristin
RavID: krismi

Unknown said...

I would love to win!

Unknown said...

I would love to win.

Pam Chamberlain said...

Can't wait to see your new book. Love your designs.

Kim said...

Love your Annie & the Swiss Cheese scarf book. Thank you!
Would love to win the Knit Red Book.

Ita Marija said...

I loved the story about the Beekeeper's Quilt! To hear of another obsessed knitter is such a joy! :)

itmari on ravelry

Aimee said...

I have resisted the lure of the Beekeeper's Quilt for so long. Yet as I listened to you talk about it, I found myself calculating how many hexipuffs I would have to make a week in order to finish the quilt this new year. Then I consider that I live in South Texas & seldom have a need for such a heavy blanket.

I think I'll do some little log cabin squares instead.

Rav ID: PrincessMommie

Kristin said...

Hi Alana! I really enjoyed your podcast this month. I went and bought the Beekeeper's Quilt pattern. I can't seem to stop making those hexipuffs. My little 2 year old has been tossing them around the house. They are a hit. I loved what you said about how they could be a scrapbook of all my knitting. That is exactly how I'm going to look at it when it's done.

I'd love to win the Knit Red book.

kherion on Ravelry

Catie said...

Both books sound great - but especially Kate Oates' book! I hope 2013 treats you and yours well - and I look forward to seeing your new book

Catiecat on ravelry

Amy Bailes said...

I'd love a chance to win one of the books! I'd really like the Kate Oates book.

Ravelry: sew42mom

Savannagal said...

I would love to win the Knit Red Book. Thanks for the giveaway. Savannagal on Rav.

cindymen said...

I would love to win either book! Thank you for the podcast.

Cindymen on Ravelry

Catherine said...

Can't wait to see your new designs!

Lila B said...

Its always a good day when I see there's a new podcast...I always have fun looking up the patterns and/or yarns you mention and listening to the stories.

Please enter me into drawing for either of the books!

Cryla1009 on Ravelry

Heather said...

Love it!

Helena Dias said...

Can't wait for the new designs.

doulanana said...

I love all of your work. It is so beautiful and I would love to win either of the books. Thanks for the opportunity!

Jennifer said...

I am delighted to have found your site and your podcast. Your book is going to be beautiful. Thank you for sharing details with us. I would love to win too, but think I already have won just by finding this site! Keep up the good work.

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Unknown said...

I just started knitting a few months ago and I am hooked!! Found your podcast very entertaining and can't wait to listen to more episodes! Thanks. :)

craftykreations on ravelry

Vicki Dean said...

I have a new granddaughter, so I would love the children's pattern book. Ravelry name is thistleridgefarm. Love the podcast.

Päivi said...

Im interested of the Knit Reed Book liike so many others. Want also see you new designs. Happy New year.

Sheila said...

I would love to win the Knit Red book.

SheilaOKeefe on Rav

Emma Burton said...

Kate Oates' book sounds adorable! I'm teaching a young cousin of mine to knit and I think we could really enjoy it together.

emmajoyce34@gmail.com or EmmaJBurton on Ravelry.

Emmy Lou said...

I have looked at the patterns contained in the Knit Red book and would love to receive it. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

Meelou on Ravelry
Emmy Lou

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Christine Nelson Stevens said...

I think the cupcakes are adorable. You are a very productive knitter, and I admire that. I start and stop too many things.

Opaque said...

I'd choose the knit red book.. I'm FreyasMoon on Ravelry and can also be reached that way on gmail. and if I get addicted to hexapuffs.. I'm blaming you. :-)

k2ntrish said...

Love the Knit Red book. Also love the idea of your new Leaf collection. Congrats on another book.
hotknitter on rav

neesa said...

I enjoy you podcast so much!!!

Neesa on Ravelry

Kathy said...

With a little one on the way, I guess it's time to start building my kid clothes library. :)

Lisaknits said...

Another podcast I truly enjoyed. I am very interested in the Knit Red book. thanks for the opportunity

lasknit2 on Rav

Sally said...

Enjoyed the podcast, thanks.
SallyFromIdaho on Ravelry

Allisonjune said...

I follow your podcasts but generally only get to catch up a few times a year during breaks! It is one of my favorites ways to relax - knitting wile listening to your show! Thanks for the many enjoyable hours.

allisonjune on Ravelry.

Nedra Kanavel said...

Love your pod casts Alana!

Nedra Kanavel said...

Oops! I can be contacted at nedraknits@kanavelbc.com or as nedraknits on ravelry.

Jules said...

Love the podcast. And the Knit Red Book. And Giveaways. ;-)

Heather said...

I had never heard of The beekeeper's Quilt. I think I'm going to have to start one right away... I love your idea of adding to it over the years, adding embellished hexi's for events in life.

Jodi Utter said...

Today was the first time that I have listened to your podcast. It was great - and I LOVE the Knit Red book! I laughed out loud listening to the song at the end of your podcast. Is there somewhere to download that song? I really need to play that for my knitting peeps!
Jodi
jodi.utter@gmail.com

Allison said...

Good luck with your beekeeper's quilt! It's such a beautiful (if intimidating) pattern, and I know you'll have an heirloom soon.

I'd love to win one of these knitting books, especially Knitting Clothes Kids Love because I'm having my first baby in April.

sara said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
saradenbo on ravelry

DebKnits2 said...

I would love the Knit Red book. Thanks for the podcast.

DebKnits2 on Ravelry

C said...

Knit Red sounds great! I enjoyed your comments on the Beekeeper's Quilt. Excited to hear about your progress.

C said...

wizzdumb on Ravelry

I would enjoy Knit Red.

Lisa said...

Love your podcasts and the book looks fab :-)

Lisa (Supurlative on Ravelry)

Megan said...

Oh, how I love knitting books! Can't wait for your new one to come out.
Thanks.
Megan {sugarlaneknits on rav}

Overanalyzer: said...

Ooh I'd love some new books! The Knit Red book sounds cool. Thanks! yvette aka overanalyzer on ravelry.

Sabrina said...

I'd love either book, but the Knit Red book looks particularly good to me.

Thermosweet said...

My DD has just started her first swiss cheese scarf (at 13y/o). Thinking she might need an Annie book! Of course one of the other lovely books you are giving away would be lovely too! Love your podcast!
Tammy
(pinkscrapbooker on Ravelry)

Kristin said...

Thanks for sharing another great podcast, Alana. I loved the segment on your hexipuffs. I found it especially touching when you described how these puffs each represent various items you have lovingly made for others.
Looking forward to the next podcast!
Kristin
KrochetKristin on Rav

K said...

I love your hexipuffs dedication, I bought the pattern with great intentions... *sigh*
Kirstyl on Rav

wearthou said...
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wearthou said...

I can't knit well at all...maybe I need the Knit Red book. Is it for beginners? I make a knitting necklace out of sterling silver and I'm having a sale...
https://www.etsy.com/listing/63438308/sale-knit-me-somethin-sterling-silver

Thanks for looking!
Shirley

Holly Pinzin said...

Thanks for the awesome podcast!

(halpinzin on Ravelry)

Lammas said...

I´m a new listener of your podcast and I love it! It would be great to win a knitting book.

Lammas on Ravelry

Suzanne said...

Your enthusiasm for the beekeeper quilt is contagious. I'll going to watch your progress with a big smile.

Carrie Hafele said...
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Kayla Shumway said...

Thanks for another great podcast! The Knit Red book looks really great.

Cecile said...

I'm trying really hard to resist the Hexipuff madness (not enough time and I know mine would never be done, because of all the sewing), but listening to your podcast was tempting ;)
I'd love to win the Red Book.
CecileinIndiana on Ravelry

Bizzyprez said...

Oohh! I didn't know about the Knit Red Book before and have put it on my Wish List. What great patterns and designers - all in one place!

Marilyn said...

I've admired the Knit Red book for awhile. Thanks for the chance to win!

marilynknits on Ravelry

Anna said...

Lovley Knit Red.
You find me at Ravelry as Annashantverk.

Francie said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

francieos (rav ID)

Rose said...

I'd love to receive the Knit Red book. My email is allgrace dot rshelor at gmail dot com.

Annette said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win! I'd love the Knit Red book since it's my favorite color and it has some great patterns, but would be happy to win either one. :)

Annette (yarnaddict on ravelry)

marimariknit said...

Have loved your podcast since the beginning. It was fun to hear you so excited about the hexipuffs. Love to win the Knit Red book.
on rav I am marimariknit

eileen said...

Cute to hear your daughter reading - enjoy these moments, they are gone too soon! Go Knit Red! Ravelry ID eileen-s

August Art said...

Loved the story of your current obsession! Thought I was the only one who gets crazed like that! LOL

Theresa
AugustKnit on Ravelry

Marta said...

Listening to you talk about the Beekeepers Quilt was fun! I'll never attempt that project (after doing the Adventskalendar, I'm off repeating patterns with small, fiddly elements), but I love hearing about yours!

sbnyc on Ravelry

stephigordon said...

Thank you for the chance to win one of these great books! Anxiously awaiting your new book! ( : Absolutely loving our new Christmas book about Annie!! Stephanie (indigodogmt on Rav, stephi_gordon!yahoo.com)

Lindsey said...

I'm LindseyAdelaideOZ on ravelry. I love to listen to podcasts in the kitchen and while I iron the shirts!

Lindsey said...

I'm LindseyAdelaideOZ on ravelry. I love to listen to podcasts on my "bluetooth conference speaker" (kaiser baas)in the kitchen or while ironing shirts.

Tonnae said...

Hi Alana, This is my first time on your blog. I have decided to start knitting again and am very happy that I found you! I am in love with your work!

Lisa said...

I would love either book.

Hannah said...

I love your podcast! Knit Red is a beautiful thing. Thanks for talking about it.

hannah211 on Ravelry

Jennifer said...

I have been stalking the Knit Red Book for a while. Either book would be great to win! Thanks for the opportunity. jcrandall on Ravelry

Kristina said...

Both books look great!


Kristina
Kmruybalid on ravelry

strawberrilori said...

Knit Red is so cute!

Sarah
strawberrilori on Rav

strawberrilori said...

Knit Red looks awesome!

Sarah
strawberrilori on Rav

Claudette Thompson said...

I'm a new listener and really enjoying so far. I'm looking forward to hearing more!

Claudette1N on Ravelry

PammiFab said...

I am just finding you and love your podcast! You have inpired me to give The BeeKeeper's quilt a try. I'm a beginner and look forward to hearing more from you!

PammiFab on Ravelry

Tracey said...

I am relly enjoying your podcast and would love an opportunity to win the Knit Red book!

yarnswiper on Ravelry

she knits said...

Hi Alana,
I loved your podcast today, the sory about your hexipuffs has me wanting to start knitting them, I'm trying to finish up WIP's but I may give in and start anyway :0)
Many thanks, Mel
womaninashoe on ravelry

melonkelli said...

Fun! I have to check out that knitted quilt! The Knitting Red book sounds wonderful.

Kelli

Pretty Knitty said...

Just listened to this episode...I love it. And I am not totally and completely in love with the hexipuffs! Thank you for my latest obsession!!!

Deb said...

As a designer myself, and a (Former) eager knitter, I can appreciate your guest story teller's story.I'd also love a copy of the Knit Red Book. And...the Bee Keepers Quilt? Well, I must say, you painted quite a picture and encouraged me to dig out the pattern I had purchased months ago, and begin my own qwest to compete the hexipuffs. Thanks!

woolybnits said...

I enjoy your podcast and always look forward to the nexr installment of your knitting world.
The Knitting Red book looks interesting and would fit perfectly with my Elizabeth Zimmerrman books on my shelves.
Great podcast! thank you.
mary

woolybnits said...

Love your podcast especially hearing knitting stories from other knitters. The Knit Red book seems to be interesting.
I look forward to your next podcast.
mary