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GiveawayAugust 12, 2011

I love giving away books that aren't my own. And I really love giving away my friends' books. Wendy and I go waaaaaaayyyyyy back. Back to the stone ages, when we were blogging on papyrus and RSS readers were done by smoke signals.

I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of her new book, Essential Techniques and Patterns for Irresistable Everyday Lace, and it's GORGEOUS.


Basically, I want to make everything in it, and Wendy makes the lace approachable enough that I think I could (which is really something -- I am no lace master). I especially love the True Love stole....

I couldn't resist taking the opportunity to ask her a couple of questions that I've been DYING to know:

1. I love to watch Project Runway and ANTM while knitting -- it's my guilty pleasure. What is your favorite TV show to watch while knitting and why?

Okay, I had to google "ANTM" to figure out what it was. ;-) Clearly I am not among the trendy. I do watch tv -- I love 1940s movies, and also Doctor Who (because I'm a big ol' geek). But my all time favorite show to knit to is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I have the series on DVD and on Sunday afternoons I will pop in a disk and watch 4 episodes in a row while knitting. I know all the shows so well that it provides a nice background. I don't have to pay too close attention if I'm knitting something complex. But it's sort of comforting to have an old favorite on the tv. I'm all about the familiar and comfortable.

2. My grump Digit and your gorgeous Lucy have been having a not-so-secret long-distance affair for many years now. What keeps the spark alive, do you think?

I think it's the old "absence makes the hear grow fonder" thing. Long distance relationships are so romantic. You have all the yearning and passion with none of the reality of a relationship. ;-)
Thanks, Wendy! Digit sends purrs!
I'll send a copy of this book (but not my copy -- I'm keeping that!) to one lucky random commenter on this post. I'll draw the winner on Monday. Good luck!
*COMMENTS CLOSED, thanks for commenting, all! The winner has been notified.*


I would LOVE to have Wendy's new book. Thanks for the opportunity.

yay... love your books and love wendy's other 2 so it would be great to win :)

Would love to win Wendy's book. I just finished reading both of your books. Loved them.

I'd love this book!

I'd love to win. I have been following both of you for many years.

Been looking at your books at Borders & just found your website via amazon. This book looks amazing...as I've been searching for some enticing lace patterns.

Just getting into lace, and the book would be a great help!

I love a bit of lace knitting, keeps things interesing! Thanks for doing a give away!

I enjoy knitting lace - would love to win this book

Oh, I adore Wendy's patterns! I was lucky enough to check out her sock books from my local library, and I already know I need to buy the books myself! And someday I need to meet Wendy; we live in the same state, after all!

Yay! what a great giveaway.

I have to say I also watch Project Runway while working on big knitting projects--it just feels right to watch people making clothes while I'm also making them. :)

I LOVE LOVE Love Wendy's lace shawls. I have knit at least 4 or 5 so far. When I knit shawls I like to watch light fare like Big Bang Theory or Suits!

would love to win!!!

I'm pretty sure I already pre-ordered a copy, but I'll throw my comment in the ring. :) I loved those interview questions & responses - I'd love to read a longer interview between the two of you!

Digit and Lucy?! How in the world did I miss that? I just started knitting lace and I'm intrigued by it. Thanks for sharing it with one lucky knitter!

I love lace!

Throw my name in the hat, too, please! (waves, with cheeky grin)

I cannot get the hang of lace. It defeats me every. Single. Time.

And hee. Digit and Lucy. I love it! :D

Looks like a great book! I've been getting more and more adventurous with lace lately - still a little scary!

Ooh, love that book just from the cover...

I agree with both of your tv choices: ANTM and Buffy are both great knitting fodder. But my own favourite (and Elfling's, it seems) is Gilmore Girls. So cozy.

Ooo, I love lace. I didn't know that you guys have known each other a long time, ahh you learn something new everyday, lol.

Wendy sat across the breakfast table at Graves Mtn a few years ago at a KR Retreat telling me about her first book. Where has the time gone? And how our lives have changed.

Love a copy of her newest.

Blogging on papyrus had me spitting my Peets on the screen. Stop! Lovely book cover so I'm in...

I'm also a big fan of Wendy and all her lace knitting.

Yay! Another Wendybook!

I think I've been reading you both since the stone ages, two of the first blogs I found, and I've delighted in watching you both publish such wonderful books!

Awesome! Sign me up! :)

Lace! I love lace!!

Your questions are so great! I love the interview. :)

I would also love a chance to win that amazing book!

I would love to win the copy of Wendy's new book. I have been following you both for goodness knows how many years and used to e-mail back and forth with Wendy on an almost daily basis years ago. Hope all is well. Ear scratch to Digit!

My attempts at lace have been less than stellar. I could use some instruction, instead of just pattens. This sounds like the book for me.

I'll offer to be a random poster because that book looks delicious.

Have a cat. Love BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL. Right now I enjoy watching BONES and CASTLE while I'm knitting.

If I win, I promise to knit at least one thing out of it before the summer ends....and I really have never knitted any lace.:)

Catching up on your posts - I hope your ankle gets better soon.

I had no idea Digit and Lucy had a thing! The things you learn!

I'd love a chance to be a random winner, fingers crossed...but after I'm done typing :).

Oh, man, that book looks AMAZING! I love knitting her patterns. In fact, the first lace I knit was a Wendy pattern.

Just finished How to Knit a Love Song and How to Knit a Heart Back Home. Love Cypress Hollow. Dropped in to see Ruby's sweater. And I see you have a new book out. Where are you signing? Anyway am I missing something? Can't find the book shop sweater. Does Owen ever take up knitting? I am trying to imagine Whitney in the earflap hat :).
Love knitting Lace! would love to win the book. Best wished on future books and knits.

The cover is beautiful! I would love to win this book!

gonna throw my name in the hat!

if you say lace is doable at the hands of Wendy's tutalidge then I am willing to give it a go!

Pick me Random Number Generator! Thanks for the fun raffle!

Lovely book! Please count me in for the drawing. :)

Sushi keeps an eye on Lucy too, when he can bear to lift his head off my typing arm that he's helping to prevent flying off the desk into the ether. (Whew, how's that for torturous grammmar!) The book looks lovely . Up to now any serious attempts I've made at lace, other than socks, has been a disaster. I could use the help!

I have the whole series of Northern Exposure and love it knit through multiple episodes of it! Thanks for the chance at Wendy's new book!

I'd love a copy. I followed you from Wendy's blog. Love lace!

i hope it can teach me to master some beginning lace

I love Wendy's blog, and I'd like to read what she says about how to knit lace. So far, my non-trivial lace projects haven't gotten off the ground -- maybe the TV I watch while knitting is too interesting.

Oooo, I was thinking of ordering Wendy's book! I like working with her lace patterns. It's better to win it! Thanks for counting me in.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Wendy sent me to try to win the book - thanks for offering it.

i would love to have this book. i really enjoy knitting lace and am always looking for new things to knit.

I love knitting lace! Looks like a great book! Thank you for the giveaway. :)

I love Wendy's books and patterns and would absolutely love to win this book!

I found your blog from Wendy's link. I'd love to win the book!

Wendy's knits are great and I would love to win a copy of her book! While my sister is the Buffy TV geek, I adore the original movie! I could knit to that all day!

Ooh I hope I get the book!

As for ANTM, I watched about 12 seasons of it obsessively while I was still a student (great background noise for knitting since it's a lot of talking), but then kinda lost interest. And I'm with Wendy on Buffy. B rocks.

Ooh. Ooh. Ooh. Please pick me. Pleeease.

I love lace and LOVE Doctor Who! Thanks for sharing your copy!

I'm really looking forward to this book. I think Wendy takes into account all levels of knitters. Can't wait!

Just dying to get my hands on this gem... pick me LOL

I won a free pattern from Wendy's collection at a knitting event last year and absolutely loved it. I'd relish a chance to try some of the knits from the book.

sweet! Oh, I'd love to be picked

I admire Wendy and her knitting skills not to mention sense of humor and beautiful cat.
Now that I am retired I have the time to knit more but not the finances to buy every book that is on my list. So, winning this book would make me so very happy and my cats agree.

Oooh, I love lace! I had to google ANTM, too.

I've had Wendy's book in my Amazon.com cart for a couple months. Can't wait to read/knit from it!

I would love to have a copy of this Wendy's book. I've been knitting her patterns for a long time. Thanks for the giveaway.

I love Wendy's "Socks from the Toe Up" and now that I'm edging into lace knitting would LOVE to have this book, too! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

Would love to have a copy of Wendy's latest, I have all her other books and am a great fan. My favorite show to knit to is also Dr Who but I also love Warehouse 13 and Haven.

Would love to own this book! Here's hoping...

I just discovered your blog via Wendy. Consider me a regular reader!

This book is on my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway.

I'd love to win a copy of Wendy's newest book, I have all her other ones already :)

I've been knitting to Pawn Stars on netflix, of all things. Thanks for the giveaway!

I would love to become a lace knitter and need all the help I can get.

I would love a copy of this book. Have a great day! :-)

Looks like a great book. Would love to add it to my collection!

Wow! I love Wendy's designs and I would really love to own a copy of her lace book. Thanks!

The book looks wonderful, I hope I win it.

I can't get enough lace and find Wendy's creations fun and approachable. Thank you for giving us a chance to win.

Love Wendy's patterns books. Now I am looking forward to checking yours out.
I would love to win.

i can't believe i just found you both! now i want all of your books! thank you for the giveaway and its so lovely to meet you!

Just started my first project on lace-weight yarn--wow! Slow-going. I'd love to expand by having this beautiful book.

I barely ever knit anymore and Wendy's book is on my list to buy! I do love lace!

Your post made me laugh- ANTM is one of the TV acronyms I know, but man there are so many it can get confusing. SYTYCD, TAR, BB, reading the internet just requires knowing too many combinations of letters!

I would love to win this book! I am a laceknitter.

I'd love to when a copy of Wendy Knits Lace. It looks like a great book.

I can't wait to see the book, whether I win or end up buying it!

I've been reading Wendy's blog for many years. Nice to "meet" one of her old friends - and a drawing, too. Sweet!

Would love a chance to win this book on lace by Wendy!
LynnIL ravelry

Thanks for the drawing. I'd love to win!

I have been working my way through Buffy on Netflix because my husband recommended it, knitting all the while. :)

Wendy's book looks beautiful. Thanks for offering a copy of it.

Love the lace book. Thanks!

I just stumbled over here from Wendy's blog and you are quickly going into my feed reader! I'd love to win the book...love lace and I love Wendy! Thanks for offering it.

I'd love a copy of the book! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Antiques Roadshow for me! I guess I'm going to have to google ANTM. Glad to find you again. Used to read your blog but lost track of you. Now that I've discovered Google Reader I can rest assured that I won't lose you again. Ninaclock145

Count me in, I love lace!

Thanks for the opportunity to win Wendy's lace book

I am a new knitter and came across this book a few weeks ago. I have just finished my first lace project and find that I am absolutely addicted to lace! This book looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it :)

I would love a copy.

This looks like another must have book. I'd love to win a copy!

Just learned about your blog thru Wendy's. I'm in awe of all she knits and can't wait to start learning from you as well.

I love lace! Please pick me! Thanks for the opportunity.

I would love a copy of that book. I hope you pick me.

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