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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.*


Would love to win the book - I love Wendy's blog and follow her knitting avidly. Thanks for the contest.

Also love Project Runway! Would love to win copy of Wendy's book. Knittinglady54

I'd be happy to receive her book. I love lace knitting!

Hope I win that wonderful book!

Thanks for your comments about the book, it sounds great.

I'm a big fan of Wendy's. I would love a chance to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

I can relate to the Buffy-and-knitting marathons; not sure about current shows, since I don't have TV... But I don't know if I know BtVS well enough to knit any of Wendy's lace at the same time.

Oh shiny! I want it! *grabby hands*

Definitely on my wish list.

I am a big fan of Wendy's shawl patterns, I have knit 4 so far. I will probably want to knit every shawl in her new book as well.

I'd like a chance. I love her lace things. Thanks for giving us a chance!

OMG OMG OMG Wendy-lace! I would love a copy!

I don't knot well enough to knit and watch tv at the same time. But I would dearly love to have the book.

I don't type well enough to comment in public either!

Sweet friends. Sweet posts. Sweet to win. Amen.

Looks like I discovered your blog at a most auspicious moment...

This is a book that I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

This book looks amazing- thanks for offering the giveaway!

Buffy knitting! Now there's an idea!

I finished Wendy's Summer Mystery Shawlette during the KAL and loved it, so her lace book is definitely one I want to add to my library!

Don't listen to what anyone else says! I am the oldest here, been around the longest.............and it's MY turn to win!!



I love Wendy's blog, and her sock books are fabulous!

Please pick me! Haha! No seriously can't wait for this book to become available. Xx

Pick me! One can never have enough knitting books.

I had no idea those two were a hot item! Thanks for the scoop!
So.... What is AT?.. Gonna make me go search, too?
You two have made my online reading so much fun? Not to mention the UFO's and stash enhancement!

I have just started reading Wendy's blog and am excited to see her at fiberspace in a couple of weekends!!

I would really love to win this book!! Please pick me!!

I've made several of Wendy's shawls, and they're easy, fun, and ultimately satisfying. I'm looking forward to seeing her book.

I would love a copy of Wendy's book.

I just love everything Wenyknits does. My first lace was her pi KAL last year so I'm ready for another lace project.


I would love to win this book. I am addicted to lace knitting.

I just discovered your blog. And it looks like just in time for a cool giveaway chance! Thanks for the opportunity. Now to page back to see what I have missed all this time...

Lace? Me me me!! I would love that wonderful lace book.

Aren't Wendy's patterns just fantastic?

Hi - I came here from Wendy's blog. Nice to meet you! I would so love to win a copy of her book.

I drool over the scarf on the front cover every time I see it. I can't wait to knit it and winning a copy of the book would help make that happen so much faster.

I love Wendy's blog with all the knitting content, but ESPECIALLY her lace items! It would be great to win this book. Thanks.

Looks like a great book!

I'm with Wendy on watching Buffy while knitting! It's my favorite show to watch when I'm working on a project.

It looks like a wonderful book. If I don't win, I may just have to buy it!

winning books is good.

Ooohhhh...lace! I'd love to win this :)

If I don't win this book, I'll be ordering it!

I would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity.


Wendy is amazing. If I don't win, I'll definitely be buying it soon!!

I'd love to win Wendy's new book!

I can't wait for the book, and I'm glad to find your blog as well. :)

I almost miss the papyrus and smoke signals days. Almost. :)

Count me in!

All the old Jane Austen movies are perfect for knitting as I know the dialogues by heart and can pay attention (sort of) to my stitches. Thanks for offering the book!

I love Wendy's designs, as well as being obsessed with lace knitting. The book couldn't find a better home than mine!

feel free to pick me

Thanks so much for offering Wendy's new lace book. Can't wait to see it and start knitting lace. (I'm a Law and Order plus The Mentalist plus my fave Murder She Wrote fan myself)

I -capital L- Love Lace! This would be a great book to have,,,thanks for the chance!

Please include me in the raffle, can't wait to see Wendy's book. Thanks!

I Have just found your site and am excited to start reading. Thank you for the chance to win.

Wow, I am super excited about this book.
So...are you working on another Cyprus Hollow book???

Seems my first comment did not pass... So...

I would be really happy if I have the luck to win this book. I am already happy to discover your blog thanks to wendy...

What a great give a way thank you for doing so. Love doing lace lately, can't get enough.

Oooo! I have Wendy's sock books, and if the lace book is even half as awesome, I'll be as wild for lace as I now am for toe-up socks!

I have been knitting lace all summer and I am hooked. It would be wonderful to win this book! Thanks for the give away!!

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has her own selection of TV reruns... :)

Hi i just discovered your blog(thanks Wendyknits) and I love it I'd really love to win this book also what does your Dijit look like glad to have found you

I love lace and would love this book!

I'm so glad that you got your very own copy too! I would love the RNG to pick me, but whoever gets the review copy will be a very lucky knitter: I love Wendy's lace and have many of her patterns!

I have been enjoying both your blogs for quite a while. Thanks!

Wendy's book looks amazing, I would love to win it! Thanks so much.

I love me some "Wendy" lace - simple and to the point.

Not that I need another book of any sort - but especially a knitting book - but I love Wendy's patterns! Hint! Hint!

That book looks gorgeous! Thanks for hosting the contest!

Wendy's books are awesome! She is a very talented knitter! I would love to win a copy of her book!

I want that book so badly I have been waiting for it and my check so that I can get it. If I happen to win it I could use that money toward yarn to make something awesome

I love Wendy books, I have both of her sock books. One paperback and one on my nook.

Gosh, everyone must love Buffy the Vampire slayer. I should re-watch some of the episodes they were good.

so glad I found your blog and I now have you to read about too! Maybe I'll win? Hope so, and thanks!

Her lace patterns are the best. Would love to win the book.

Hehe ANTM and Project Runway are my favorite shows to knit to as well! And I'd love a copy of Wendy's lace book. It is indeed beautiful.

Hooray a give away! Pick me, pick me.

Luscious knitted lace! Of course I'd love a chance to win this book!

Thank you for the chance to win!!! I have been lusting after this book :)

I'd love to win a copy of this book, something to warm up our winter.

Thanks for the giveaway I look forward to your blog and Wendy's too. you two are great Andrea

I'd love to win her book. I adore her lace patterns

There is nothing like a long time friend. They are always there for you.

What a lovely offer....from two great knit bloggers. This would make me so happy ane I have some yarn just waiting.

I love to knit lace, and would be thrilled to own the book. Thanks for giving us a chance.

Loving lace these days. Thanks for the giveaway!

I have been introduced to wonderful people and projects through Wendy's blog. Now I have hyour blog to snoop around........I love Project Runway so much I tape it while I am watching it.

I love Wendy's patterns and I can not wait to see her book. I would love a copy! Thanks for sharing.

Winning this book would be a big thrill and the money that would be spent to purchase it (because if I do not win I will be buying it) could be used to buy yarn to make projects in said book....it's a win/win :) sorry! Thanks for the opportunity - have my fingers crossed

Love Wendy's patterns - so nice of you to share

Ooooooooooooh, I would dearly love to win that! Want to learn how to knit lace.

Love to knit lace...amazing to see the pattern forming.
Thanks for the generous giveaway.

I want Wendy's book please!
Annnnd I am so happy to find yet another wonderful knitting blog.

I've been wanting to try lace knitting and this book would be very helpful. I hope I'm the lucky winner. I'd love to receive an e-mail saying I'm the winner.

Neat! I love Wendy, and have her sock books already. Thanks for the opportunity!

I'd love to be the lucky one!!! Wendy rocks!!!

I'm on a lace-roll right now-would love to have a copy of this book.

What a great give-away! I LOVE Wendy's designs.....

I have followed Wendy Johnson's books and used them from the beginnning. They have been extremely helpful.

I would love to have the copy of this book to help me on my lace knitting path which I am pursuing right now.

Thank you

Georgia Chilton

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