December Giveaway Day

Back in May I pre-ordered my copy of A Stitch in Time, Volume 2.  And in a moment of delight, I decided to order a second book in order for a mega-giveaway for the holiday season, as a little Christmas gift from me to you.  :)

As it turns out December 12th is SewMamaSew’s semi-annual giveaway day, so I thought what better than to invite everyone to join in and celebrate the gift-giving season.

While I haven’t been blogging for a full year yet (1 year in January), I feel amazed at how kind and supportive you all have been over the past year.  Many of you have left so many nice, thoughtful comments and I’m happy to have been able to meet you through the blogosphere.

So as a little Christmas thank you, I’m giving away this amazing knitting book that I just received in the mail:

I do realize most of you are sewers, but many of you have posted about wanting to learn how to knit or even about taking the plunge into vintage knits.  Either way, if you dream of knitting some day or are a seasoned pro, you all are welcome to enter to win this book.

I don’t think I need to say this, but for the record: To be fair to everyone, please refrain from trying to win this book if you’re planning on re-gifting it.

To enter for your chance to win this book:

  • All you have to do is leave me a comment about the one thing you’re looking forward to this holiday season.

Myself: I’m currently looking forward to giving my husband his Christmas gifts as well as having a week off of work which I will most likely be spending revamping my sewing room/dining room with a new coat of paint and decoration.

The winner will be chosen at random on December 16th and I will announce the winner shortly thereafter.  This giveaway is open to anyone no matter where you live.  I’m happy to ship anywhere for you guys.

Good luck everyone!  And I hope you’re having a lovely holiday season so far.

Oh, and be sure to swing by Sew Mama Sew’s site; there are tons of giveaways taking place all over so be sure to check them out.

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Comments (162)

  1. Wendy December 12, 2011 — 6:52 AM

    Our family is quite widespread so what I’m looking forward to most is spending time with them. Thanks for a great give away!

  2. Lisa C. December 12, 2011 — 6:55 AM

    I’m really excited to see my brother who I haven’t seen since last Christmas! His teensy one eyed chihuahua, Fiona, is coming to stay with us and I can’t wait! It will be the first time she meets my long haired dachshund, Lily and I imagine terrible cuteness will ensue. Also looking forward to food, of course :)

  3. Amy December 12, 2011 — 7:09 AM

    I’m really looking forward to rewatching my favourite Christmas movie: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. And going for a long drive to checkout the Christmas lights!

  4. Yay, Christmas giveaway! :D I’m looking forward to going home. I haven’t been home since my brothers birthday in September, so I’m really missing everybody.
    On a cheerier note, I’m also looking forward to doing some Christmassy baking :) Mince pies, gingerbread, and Stollen. Nom!
    Ashley x

  5. I’m looking forward to my Ukrainian Christmas Eve – it’s the best part of Christmas. We gather at my grandparents’ house when the first star comes out. My grandpa leads us “Silent Night”, first in English, then in Ukrainian. After, we enjoy my favorite meal – varenyky, borsch, holuptsi and fish!

  6. MJ December 12, 2011 — 8:26 AM

    I am really looking forward to watching my kids open their presents, they are 2 and almost 4, so they are really getting the idea of this Christmas & Santa thing and that’s so exciting to me. They are so grateful for everything they get and have not a care in the world.

  7. Nicole December 12, 2011 — 8:38 AM

    I’m looking forward to the time we spend getting ready for the holidays, decorating with the kids, shopping with just my husband, baking cookies and chasing everyone away from them. That’s what I love about the holidays

  8. Paunnet December 12, 2011 — 8:39 AM

    YAY! Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway! I saw this book a few days ago when you featured it and I fell in love. I was going to order it, but how awesome would it be to win it?
    What I’m looking forward to the most is the traditional Christmas lunch at my grandma: the whole family (about 30 people) gets together and eats a delicious home cooked meal.

  9. Corinne December 12, 2011 — 9:14 AM

    When the first Stitch in Time came out I could not wait to get my copy, love it. I didn’t realize until recently Vol 2 was out. What an amazing compilation these books are. Because this Christmas is a difficult one for our family, my only wish is that we can honor the holiday for its purpose, the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Who ever wins your generous gift will be thrilled if they knit or need inspiration to learn. Happy Christmas to you as well.

  10. greta December 12, 2011 — 9:19 AM

    I am looking forward to time away from work that allows me to spend time at home with family and friends.

    Thanks for the giveaway hope I win!

  11. Gill December 12, 2011 — 9:28 AM

    I’m looking forward to having all my children home for Christmas!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  12. I’m looking forward to the food – my fondue pot is at its ready. And time for knitting and spinning, of course. :)

  13. Limor December 12, 2011 — 9:32 AM

    I’m most looking forward to meeting my new niece. She was born in August, but lives far away from us. It’ll be so nice to have my entire family together this holiday season.

  14. marie December 12, 2011 — 9:36 AM

    i am looking forward to having some time to work on a pullower for my husband.

  15. Heather in Oregon December 12, 2011 — 9:39 AM

    This is a very exciting giveaway! I am looking forward to the increasing anticipation of my children. Despite the fact that we do very few gifts and those are mainly handmade, they still think Yule is the greatest thing ever.

  16. I’m looking forward to hosting Christmas dinner for the first time!

  17. Jane December 12, 2011 — 9:44 AM

    Ooh, lovely! I love everything about the holidays, but especially the music! I can’t wait to hear a concert, Blue Heron, this weekend!

  18. Steph December 12, 2011 — 9:46 AM

    I’m looking forward to spending time with my whole family. There’ll be 14 of us at the table talking completely rubbish and having a fantastic time. I honestly can’t wait!

    Thanks for the great giveaway – I love all the designs in this book!

  19. lorraine December 12, 2011 — 9:55 AM

    i was looking forward to getting a live tree and its been a week now and it smells like heaven in my living room! :)

  20. Sarah December 12, 2011 — 10:00 AM

    What a gorgeous book! I’m most looking forward to getting married! My fiance and I are tying the knot on the 29th of December :)

  21. Emily December 12, 2011 — 10:05 AM

    I also run data and statistics all day long, so I’m looking forward to NOT doing that for a few days this holiday season! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  22. Faith December 12, 2011 — 10:23 AM

    I’m looking forward to my first married Christmas – it’s only a month (to the day!) since we got married and it will be lovely to have our first Christmas just us together :) And I’m also looking forward to getting Vol. 1 of A Stitch in Time which was on my Christmas list, heheh.

    1. Liz December 12, 2011 — 10:54 AM

      Congrats on your one month! I’ve been married 2 years now and it’s gone by in a flash. Those first few months are so much fun (and continue to be as the years go on.) :)
      Stitch in Time Vol. 1 is amazing also. I love all of the one piece undergarments they have; they seem so warm and toasty.

  23. Lauria December 12, 2011 — 10:25 AM

    I’m a theatrical stage manager. Every year I have a show at Christmas and it’s usually a busier show schedule than most so that we can help make other people’s Christmas memories. But you can get burnt out on Christmas pretty fast. One way to keep it going is to have some kind of fun! We’re doing a secret snowflake gift exchange. (Very much like Secret Santa except all denominations can participate without feeling slighted!) For a few days leading up to the unwrap, everyone does something nice for their snowflake. Decorates their dressing station, gets them some tea, a favorite snack! With it, they may leave a little hint about their identity. Then on the final day of performances, they have to guess who their swap partner is before they open their presents! It usually leads to a fun atmosphere and lots of giggling and guessing.

    1. Liz December 12, 2011 — 10:52 AM

      That sounds like so much fun!

      My mom suggested going out to dinner on Christmas Eve, for ease. But I can’t help but think all of the people working at resturants (gas stations, grocery stores, etc) would rather be home with their families also. Mega kudos to you for wanting to make other’s Christmas memories special! It’s very sweet of you.

  24. Lauren December 12, 2011 — 10:26 AM

    i actually looked this book up as soon as you posted about it – as i’ve said before, i’m learning how to knit (and i’m about to complete my first scarflette! just got to learn how to knit the buttonholes tomorrow ;)) and i CANNOT WAIT to make me some knitted clothes. that book looks fabulous, but it’s a bit cost-prohibitive for my current budget. this is a seriously generous giveaway. wow.

    i am looking forward to giving gifts this christmas – i can’t wait to wrap mine (i make myself hold off until i have them all purchased and then i do a big solo wrapping party & watch crappy movies! yay wrapping! lol), i can’t wait to GIVE them. i am most excited about my boyfriend’s gift – i bought him the negroni pattern, and a giant gift certificate for our local fabric store. i hope he loves it :) also hope he’s not reading this comment lol.

    also, this is totally selfish but i’m excited about the days *after* christmas so i can finally go out & buy all that fabric i’ve been eyeballing for the past month. i won’t buy myself anything before christmas, but after christmas is a free-for-all as far as i’m concerned :)

    1. Liz December 12, 2011 — 10:49 AM

      That’s not selfish at all! I find that it’s more and more difficult to put together a Christmas list each year because my ‘likes’ are so specific; I mean who can put ‘2 yards of X fabric from Y store’ on their wish list without confusion?! heh

      I wish I could make my husband a shirt. He still doesn’t want me to make him anything… I bet your bf will love the Negroni. Who doesn’t want a custom-made shirt that would fit perfectly?! Well, besides my crazy husband of course. heh

  25. Andrea December 12, 2011 — 10:26 AM

    What a great giveaway – thanks Liz! The one thing I’m looking forward to the most is spending Christmas with my dad and two siblings. We live in different continents and this will be the first time in 20 years all of us are together for Christmas.

    1. Liz December 12, 2011 — 10:46 AM

      WOW That’s amazing! I bet its going to be an amazing Christmas for you. :)

  26. I’ve been hearing about the book, and would be thrilled to have it!

    I’m looking forward to a quiet time with family – it’s been a crazy autumn, and a bit of peace and time to visit up will be much welcomed!

  27. Jane December 12, 2011 — 10:48 AM

    I am looking forward to two weeks off work – finally catching up with some sewing and spending lots ot time with family and friends. I’m also hoping to get some board game sessions in – there never seems to be enough time normally and the children love the

  28. Emma December 12, 2011 — 10:57 AM

    Most of all, I’m looking forward to celebrating my December holiday. We recently moved abroad, so sad as it may sound to some, we don’t have any family obligations. That’s a bit of a relief because those obligations involve a religion I haven’t been a part of for 14 years, so this is the first time things are truly done my way and to top it we’ve found a small religious community to celebrate with near our new home.

  29. Tawny December 12, 2011 — 10:59 AM

    Every year on Christmas Eve we watch It’s a Wonderful Life and I do a Christmas jigsaw puzzle. We always try to stay up as late as it takes to get the puzzle done (but usually end up snoozing around 2 in the morning with some pieces left to finish in the morning). I am SO looking forward to that this year!

  30. I’m looking forward to being able to just…not do anything much. Life is so busy these days, isn’t it? My husband and I are going to read books, snooze, go for walks, and snuggle by our new gas fireplace! Ahhh…not yet though; another 10 days of harried activity to go! Thanks for the giveaway; this looks like a really cool book I’ve not yet seen.

  31. Kristin December 12, 2011 — 11:30 AM

    I can’t wait to sit down and do some cozy pre-holiday crafting with friends, and after that I get a lovely train ride to my parents’ house and at least a week with my family!

  32. Annie December 12, 2011 — 11:38 AM

    I actually saw an advance copy of this book at a show, before it went on sale … it really is wonderful :D

    I was looking forward to having my darling hubby home for two whole weeks over Christmas and New Year, but now his second week of leave has been cancelled I’m looking on the bright side and shall catch up on lots of sewing, knitting and reading in all that unexpected me-time.

  33. Katy December 12, 2011 — 12:35 PM

    Aw, great giveaway!

    I moved to California this year, so I have to say, I’m looking forward to the snow when I go home for a week. :p

  34. Lorri December 12, 2011 — 12:40 PM

    Looking forward to my trip to England to visit my in-laws! :)

  35. Rachel Bain December 12, 2011 — 1:10 PM

    I’m looking forward to baking Christmas cookies!

  36. Georgia December 12, 2011 — 1:11 PM

    I’m looking forward to seeing my family & watching one of my best friends get married!

  37. Meg December 12, 2011 — 1:15 PM

    OK. I DESPERATELY want to learn how to knit, and I think this book looks stunning :) I’m looking forward to a week off of work so I can organize my surroundings and finish unpacking boxes :)

  38. Tina December 12, 2011 — 1:18 PM

    I’m looking forward to spending my first Christmas with my boyfriend’s family. We’ve been together for almost three years and have always gone our separate ways at the holidays but not this year!

  39. Kristen December 12, 2011 — 1:41 PM

    YAY! what a giveaway! I am looking forward to going home to friends, family, and our kitties! Living in the UK proved to expensive to bring them over from home, so my amazing mother is taking care of them …I suspect they love her more than us by now!

  40. We’re moving into a new house for Christmas, I’m really excited for the kids to each have their own room!

  41. LauraB December 12, 2011 — 1:52 PM

    I’m looking forward to so much this Christmas! Giving my little ones their handmade gifts – fleece dino hats for my two boys and a soft minky lovey for my baby girl! Carols, peppermint hot chocolate! Turkey dinner! Decorating the tree tonight! Remembering Jesus’ birth in all.

  42. Courtney December 12, 2011 — 2:19 PM

    I don’t know how to knit, but my mum does. I am hoping if I give her something like this for Christmas, she will be inspired to knit me stuff!

    Also, I am looking forward to actually getting to spend time with her this Christmas. We currently live on oppose sides of the US so we don’t get to see each other all that often.

  43. Loops December 12, 2011 — 2:19 PM

    I’m most looking forward to having a break from sewing orders for my online shop, and having time to make some new stuff and sewing and knitting stuff for me for a change!!

  44. Kerry December 12, 2011 — 2:22 PM

    Wow, what a great giveaway, I would really really LOVE to win this book!

    I am most looking forward to the time off work (nearly 2 weeks) and (hopefully) reading new books and watching films, chilling out. Rather than rushing to finish last minute present making! :)

  45. Danijela December 12, 2011 — 2:37 PM

    I am at beginning of learning how to knit so this would be perfect.Thanks for chance to win this.Always looking forward to this time of year,love to decorate tree with my daughter,seen decorated streets,holiday shopping,everything!!

  46. Maya December 12, 2011 — 3:27 PM

    I started pottery this year so I am looking forward to giving out lots of pots to my friends and family. I enjoy seeing the delight people get from hand made items. :)

    I spin and knit btw so I would love this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  47. Jen December 12, 2011 — 3:45 PM

    There are so many things I am looking forward to this holiday season, but the single most important one is my dear little boy having no school and getting to spend all day with him, like we used to when he was younger. I can’t wait.
    This is a great giveaway, thank you for the chance to win it. I have been trying to learn how to knit. Right now it’s more of a teach myself thing because no one I know knits. Thank goodness for the internet and all the talented people who blog!

  48. Lauranie December 12, 2011 — 3:49 PM

    Love everything Christmas and look forward to the kids faces, seeing the whole family, and especially the FOOD…yum!! Have a great Christmas..thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!! :)

  49. Ruhan December 12, 2011 — 3:51 PM

    I’m looking forward to having more than a week off from work to spend some extra time with family and friends. Happy holidays!

  50. Katie December 12, 2011 — 3:58 PM

    Oh, the cover sweater! I die! Even if I don’t win, I will own this book.

    I’m most looking foward to some time to myself during the holidays. I will have a month long break from school and various days off from work.

  51. Penny December 12, 2011 — 4:27 PM

    I have a week off and plan to get lots of sewing, quilting, knitting, etc., etc., done. Thanks for the giveaway.

  52. tara December 12, 2011 — 4:29 PM

    What a fantastic book cover.
    I am looking forward to making super crazy sundaes with my girls Christmas Day

  53. Ooh, there’s some nice patterns in that one!

    I’m looking forward to our family Christmas Eve, where we have cheese and wine and play board games. There’s such a calm stillness to that day that makes it feel different than any other day of the year.

  54. birdi December 12, 2011 — 4:34 PM

    I’m looking forward to seeing my family and my boyfriend’s family!

  55. Becca Landon December 12, 2011 — 4:50 PM

    I’m looking forward to having a break from school which means some serious crafting, knitting, anf cooking with my new Le Crueset and Julia Child cookbook.

  56. What an awesome looking book! This Xmas, I looking forward to waking up with 1yr old bubba & having him crawl into bed to open toys!

  57. Jamie December 12, 2011 — 5:50 PM

    Is it bad to say that I love all the prep more than the actual day? I have loved crafting and decorating with my kids and am looking forward to shifting to cookie and candy making, but the day itself can be a little overwhelming for me. That book looks incredible, what a find!

  58. This book looks awesome! :) I’m looking forward to four weeks off of school for sewing and knitting! :)

  59. raqskie December 12, 2011 — 7:02 PM

    I’m looking forward to handing my thesis in the week before Christmas. Its difficult to imagine what I will do once its finished but I can’t wait. Thanks Liz for the giveaway.

  60. alli b December 12, 2011 — 7:16 PM

    I am sooo looking forward to 2 weeks off to get my craft on :)
    thanks for the giveaway!
    allisonbright{at}gmail{dot}com

  61. Kat December 12, 2011 — 7:21 PM

    I’m excited for a week off work as well, but I think it won’t exactly be relaxing. We live in DC and will be traveling to Arizona and all over Utah to see my husband’s family. He gets to stay out west because he’s off from school, and I have to go back for a big work conference in Italy! Exciting, definitely, but probably exhausting. I will definitely be getting a lot of knitting done. Thank you for the giveaway!

  62. Abie December 12, 2011 — 7:24 PM

    I am looking forward to waking up on Christmas morning with my family and have our relaxed Christmas morning breakfast.

  63. elflyn December 12, 2011 — 7:28 PM

    I’m looking forward to spending time with my family. It will be the last Christmas before my 20 year old son joins the army so things will be very different next year… I am savouring this one.

  64. Camille December 12, 2011 — 7:50 PM

    I’m looking forward to holiday parties with friends! Always awesome and hilarious movies and great cookies and cocktails.

  65. Ellen December 12, 2011 — 7:52 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m looking forward to a relaxing few days at my parent’s house in the country.

  66. Jane S. December 12, 2011 — 8:31 PM

    What a neat looking book! Thank you so much for sharing it. :)

    What I’m looking forward to most is just being with my own family, also my parents and my sister and her prince charming. We’re so busy that it seems like we have trouble all being in the same place at the same time, so being together at Christmas is extra-special.

  67. Jessie December 12, 2011 — 8:37 PM

    I am so looking forward to family coming to visit! I’m also looking forward to giving away many hand made gifts this year. I too am doing a giveaway if your interested.

  68. Sarah B December 12, 2011 — 9:07 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway, that book looks fabulous! I am looking forward to spending time with family, listening to Christmas music, and relaxing :o)

  69. My mom and youngest sister are coming in town for several days and I cannot wait! I get to have a date night with hubby while they’re here. too :)

  70. I’m extremely excited to spend Christmas at home. I’ve only been back for one Christmas since moving to the States six year ago so I’m really looking forward to the time with my family, especially after a pretty rough year.

  71. Amy December 13, 2011 — 12:32 AM

    Knitting is on my to-do list, and winning this book would provide just the inspiration. This holiday season I’m most looking forward to relaxing. It’s been a wonderfully busy fall, but I’m ready for a week of unwinding!

  72. Charlotte December 13, 2011 — 12:33 AM

    I’m looking forward to our extended family coming to stay in our new (8 months old so 1st christmas) home.

  73. MelodyJ December 13, 2011 — 12:43 AM

    I’m looking forward to the decorations.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

  74. Njeri December 13, 2011 — 12:59 AM

    Spending time with my family.

  75. Tas December 13, 2011 — 2:01 AM

    Please don’t enter me. My copy arrived (damaged sadly) but a replacement is on its way so I am just vouching for its gorgeousness. And how lovely of you to give a copy away. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    1. Liz December 13, 2011 — 10:35 AM

      Thanks for your lovely comment. Sorry to hear your copy arrived damaged, I’m on Susan’s ravelry group and she’s been wonderful about responding to everyone and issuing replacements, etc. Glad she was able to help you get a new copy. Merry Christmas!

  76. Satu December 13, 2011 — 2:44 AM

    This holiday season I’m looking forward to moving back to my home country after living in France for 1,5 years! It has been an adventure out here but it will be lovely to return home, to a place I love.

    PS. Thank you for your inspirational blog!

  77. erin December 13, 2011 — 2:51 AM

    I’m looking forward to a holiday in Bangkok with my family. Hoping that the floodwaters have completely subsided and that life is back to normal for the people there. Thank you for so generously hosting this giveaway for such a lovely book.

  78. Nicole December 13, 2011 — 4:46 AM

    When I saw this book, it made me want to try knitting again (I’ve tried unsuccessfully several times- i finally figure it out, but then the moment I set it down, it all goes away- i should really take a class). However, for what I am excited about this Christmas, is being home with family for Christmas. We currently live about 7000 miles apart, so it’s nice to be able to see everyone. Now only if I could get rid of the jetlag and waking up at 4 AM.

  79. Claudia December 13, 2011 — 4:47 AM

    I’m looking forward to the family reunion…it’s the best tradition we have.
    Thank you for the wonderful gift you give to us.
    Kind regards from Germany
    Claudia
    frauknopf@gmx.de

  80. Btoten December 13, 2011 — 7:17 AM

    I am looking forward to spending all the extra time with my kids. With work and school and whatnot, I feel like we are just rushing through the days at times. It is nice to be able to slow down for more than a day or two.
    I am also excited because Santa is getting one of my kids a sewing machine and the others are getting other crafty things. So it will be nice teaching them and them having fun while learning important crafts that seem to be getting lost in society today

    1. Liz December 13, 2011 — 10:40 AM

      I feel as though I’m rushing through each day also, talking about burning the candle at both ends… Hope you do find some nice relaxation time in there somewhere and YAY to teaching your kids how to sew. How much fun they will have!

  81. My Mum and I have a tradition whereby we eat all kinds of junk food and appetizer-type foods while watching White Christmas (my favourite Christmas movie!) and drinking Bailey’s on Christmas Eve – that is what I’m most looking forward too! Also having a couple of extra days off work will be nice too ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  82. Ooh, I’d love a copy of this book. I’m looking forward to staying in what I hope will be a lovely B&B and having lots of fun and laughs with my boyfriend, family and friends. Thank you!

  83. Emilie December 13, 2011 — 8:32 AM

    I’m looking forward to our new house! My husband and I just bought our first ever house and we should be moving in next week! Very exciting stuff!
    Happy Holidays!

    1. Liz December 13, 2011 — 10:46 AM

      How exciting! What a great Christmas and in your first home. :) Yay

  84. Ruta December 13, 2011 — 8:59 AM

    I want only snow !
    Have a Nice Holidays!

  85. I’m looking forward to spending quailty time with my family. That looks like a really cool book.

  86. Kim December 13, 2011 — 9:24 AM

    I am looking forward to spending some quiet time with my family. Thank you for the giveaway!

  87. Susan Mitchell December 13, 2011 — 11:28 AM

    I’m looking forward to Christmas morning! My son is 17 months old so this is the first Christmas he will even have a clue about what’s going on!

  88. Angelika December 13, 2011 — 11:52 AM

    I’m looking forward for some nice snowshoeing in this beautiful snow-covered nature.
    Thank you for this nice giveaway. Best holidays to all!

  89. Casey December 13, 2011 — 12:12 PM

    What a generous giveaway!!! :D Please enter me…

    I think what I’m most looking forward to, as cliche as this sounds, is having time with my immediate family over Christmas. No more 12 hour drives from Florida means we have more time with everyone and don’t have to rush through things! :) I’m looking forward to lots of r&r, good eats, and watching everyone open their gifts. :)

  90. Knittingdancer (Teresa) December 13, 2011 — 12:22 PM

    I am looking forward to going to church on Christmas morning and singing Christmas carols.

  91. Elise December 13, 2011 — 12:36 PM

    Aah awesome giveaway! This Christmas I’m looking forward to my mum coming home from work in the afternoon when we can eat chocolate and open pressies together, then fight over whether we watch my program or hers! :)

  92. krystina December 13, 2011 — 12:45 PM

    I’m looking forward to seeing my sister!

  93. Sarahliz December 13, 2011 — 12:45 PM

    This book looks great. I’ve been crocheting for awhile and would love to learn to knit. Vintage-style patterns make it all the more enticing.

    I’m looking forward to seeing my boyfriend’s family this Christmas. It’s been too long since we’ve seen them and I’m eager to spend Christmas day with his nephews. Kids make it so much more fun.

  94. Courtney December 13, 2011 — 1:16 PM

    I’m looking forward to baking cookies!

  95. Robyn December 13, 2011 — 1:27 PM

    I’m looking forward to seeing my sister for the first time since she moved 12 car hours away in August. Thanks for the giveaway!

  96. Dorothy December 13, 2011 — 1:50 PM

    My 3-year olds excitement for Christmas morning: Santa! Stockings! Candy! Presents! So fun.

  97. Lotti December 13, 2011 — 2:51 PM

    Im looking forward to seeing my 2 year olds eyes light up when he realises father Christmas has been

  98. Linda December 13, 2011 — 3:42 PM

    Hello, I’m looking forward to a few days off, getting to relax, a little ‘me’ time but also spending time with my family. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda

  99. Dina Newton-Edwards December 13, 2011 — 5:02 PM

    I’m looking forward to giving my granddaughter the sewing machine that my mother and I have bought for her, together with the fabric and other bits & pieces I am giving her.

  100. Nancy December 13, 2011 — 6:04 PM

    Watching my boys open their gifts from us and Santa! It gets more exciting every year! This year they are 5 and 2-1/2!!

    nancebagance at yahoo dot ca

  101. Adrianna December 13, 2011 — 6:13 PM

    OO! Learning to knit is one of my New Years resolutions=D
    I’m really looking forward to cooking and spending time with my family this year.

  102. Jessica December 13, 2011 — 7:13 PM

    I am looking forward to relaxing! Have had a stressful year at work and I am looking forward to time off at home – relaxing and crafting!

  103. Lynne December 13, 2011 — 7:17 PM

    I’m really just looking forward to some uninterrupted time with my husband and kiddos. It’s been a rough year for us, but I feel very blessed that we still have each other.

    Thanks for the chance to win. Looks like an amazing book! (Rookie knitter, here). :)

  104. kate C. December 13, 2011 — 7:33 PM

    looking forward to spending time with my husband and three daughters, including the little one – just three weeks old tomorrow!

  105. Renee G December 13, 2011 — 7:40 PM

    I’m looking forward to having a house filled with family and friends on Christmas Eve.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  106. Shannon December 13, 2011 — 8:59 PM

    ohh, I have volume one of this book, Id love the sequle.. I was a knitter long before seamstress. I am looking forward to our families caroling party. A house full of friends singing Christmas music. FUN!

  107. Amy December 13, 2011 — 9:40 PM

    I’m looking forward to sharing my boyfriend with my family this year! :)

    (What a neat looking book, by the way! Seems vintage-inspired.)

  108. Jo December 13, 2011 — 10:35 PM

    Spending time with people I love :)

    lemonmeringuepiess AT gmail DOT com

  109. Tammi December 13, 2011 — 10:44 PM

    What a nice giveaway! My favorite part of the holiday is just having everyone home at one time with no set plans.

  110. anna December 14, 2011 — 2:24 AM

    I have loved looking at the pictures from this book and the first one, and would be delighted to get my hands on the actual patterns! I am looking forward to family time at Christmas, just relaxing with husband, kids and pets. I really enjoy reading your blog and being inspired by your handiwork.
    Best wishes for the holidays,

  111. ang December 14, 2011 — 2:42 AM

    i am looking for peace.
    this book looks lovely

  112. The one thing I look forward … oh well, I think I look forward to spend alot of time with the kids, to see their faces when they see the tree for the first time and open presents … and to spend a little time sewing something for myself. :-) I want to make a wrap cardigan and a hooded scarf.

    Thanks for the nice giveaway,

    Ms Muffin

  113. Looking forward to relaxing with my sisters!

    Great book! I love knitting!!

  114. Corvus December 14, 2011 — 5:13 AM

    I got a new job this year, that moved me to a new city. I have no family nearby, and am working Christmas anyway- ten hours the night of Christmas eve, on call all Christmas day (and I will get called in), ten hours the night of Christmas. So the holiday itself? Holds a bit more dread to me than usual this year. I did the same thing for Thanksgiving, and ended up spending 30 of 36 hours at work- ouch. I have no plans to celebrate Christmas, as I’ll need to spend every moment not working, sleeping.

    But next Sunday I’m gonna have a cookie exchange with all my new friends. And that is going to be freaking delicious.

  115. Eliza December 14, 2011 — 5:21 AM

    I’m looking forward to win the book and knit my sister a wunderful present. So she will forever admire my skills….

  116. Thanks Liz for your generous giveaway offer. I am most looking forward to the return of my daughter who is coming back with her new husband to live in Sydney, after living overseas for several years. I would certainly knit her some patterns from the book as she loves vintage clothes and is a tiny person so can wear those designs well.

  117. Erica December 14, 2011 — 6:14 AM

    Im most looking forward to having relaxed family time with my Husband and for littles when all of the visitors and parties are done with.

  118. Brooke December 14, 2011 — 8:31 AM

    I look forward to sitting around the fire watching my son open his first Christmas presents!

  119. javede December 14, 2011 — 12:55 PM

    As always I love the christmas get-together first with my family then with my boyfriend’s family, eating twice that day absolutely delicious food is great too ;-)

  120. Bobbi December 14, 2011 — 1:54 PM

    My dad had open heart surgery yesterday. I’m most looking forward to him coming home from the hospital and being happy and healthy.

  121. Angela December 14, 2011 — 2:58 PM

    I am looking forward to cold weather and christmas lights outside, while indoors is a haven of hot tea, books, movies, crafts, and down comforters.

  122. Kathy December 14, 2011 — 3:02 PM

    I’m really looking forward to just spending time with my two little boys and watching with my husband Christmas through their eyes.

  123. Leo December 14, 2011 — 3:11 PM

    The thing I’m looking forward to the most is being home again after my 9 hour train journey 2 days before Christmas (I must have been mad when I got the tickets it will be packed)…
    Thanks for the chance – I learned knitting before I learned sewing ….

  124. SewLindaAnn December 14, 2011 — 3:29 PM

    I’m looking forward to just hanging out and enjoying the seasonal movies and food.

  125. Debi December 14, 2011 — 4:00 PM

    ooohhh…FABULOUS giveaway! Best one yet! I’d have to say I am really looking forward to getting and putting up our christmas tree and spending some nice quite time with David and our two pussycats!

  126. Sarita December 14, 2011 — 4:30 PM

    What a cool book! I love vintage patterns and have a bunch for sewing but none for knitting.
    This Christmas, I’m looking forward to seeing all my family – I recently moved away and it’s been pretty hard.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win that awesome book! :)

    sarita0818@comcast.net

  127. Hueisei December 14, 2011 — 5:08 PM

    I’m looking for the long holidays to spent with my family.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  128. Kim R. December 14, 2011 — 6:53 PM

    I knit and crochet and would love to enter for this wonderful book! Hoping to spend time with my family and have a great Christmas holiday – lots of cooking and cleaning though, LOL!

  129. Superb giveaway!!! I adore anything related to the 30s and 40s. I’m looking forward to a couple of weeks of relaxing , no cleaning and getting some of my mile long sewing to-do list projects crossed off.

  130. addie December 14, 2011 — 9:07 PM

    I’m looking forward to a little time off of work, and spending time with my family. And lots of time spent snuggling my baby!

  131. Zoe December 14, 2011 — 9:54 PM

    I’m looking forward to turning my brothers room into the crafting room the minute he leaves the country! mwahahaha :)

  132. Abigail B. December 14, 2011 — 10:06 PM

    What a great giveaway! I love to sew but have yet to enter the wonderful world of knitting.I LOVE vintage sweaters and have dreamed of making my own, so when I saw this book I began to hyperventilate! Those knits are gorgeous!
    But, to answer the question, I am most looking forward to spending time with all my family this Christmas. I’ve recently just moved back to my home state and am glad to be home again with my family. I’m also looking forward to the food: ) I live in Louisiana so there will be no shortage of that!

  133. I am most looking forward to the look on the kids faces when they come out to the Christmas tree pre dawn (woken by Daddy) blurry eyed and super excited that Santa has visited. Oh and relaxing summer cocktails by the pool.

  134. Paula December 15, 2011 — 3:27 AM

    Wow, what a wonderful giveaway!
    I am looking forward to spending our first Christmas with our 10 month old, having some time off work and completing some unfinished sewing projects :-)

  135. Ming December 15, 2011 — 3:43 AM

    Hello!
    I just discovered your blog through the “Blogs I read” list in Elegant Musings. I used to take sewing classes and stopped a long time ago, and only recently started sewing again. So I decided to look for tips on the Internet and I really liked your blog (although I only benefit from the sewing parts, since I don’t live in the US and couldn’t knit for my life).
    So thank you for the tips and the cheer!
    Ming

  136. Aurélie December 15, 2011 — 5:23 AM

    I’m looking forward to be at home with my family :-). And I would give this book to my mom, she’s an amazing knitter! Thanks for the give away!

  137. sheila December 15, 2011 — 7:20 AM

    I’m looking forward to the quiet day after Christmas, when I will sit in my craft room working on a knit project.

  138. RATI December 15, 2011 — 7:53 AM

    i would love to enter for this wonderful book!!!!!! looking forward to be there with my family during the holiday season and hoping to have a wonderful chritsmas and a great year ahead!!!!

  139. Millie December 15, 2011 — 8:19 AM

    I am looking forward to hearing my daughter sing carols with the choir tomorrow night.

  140. chibidani December 15, 2011 — 3:39 PM

    My favorite part of Christmas, and what I’m looking forward to most, is watching the delight on my girls’ faces when they open their presents.

    chibidani at gmail dot com

  141. Joyatee December 15, 2011 — 3:58 PM

    What a great giveaway! This book looks absolutely wonderful, and there are so many patterns in it that I want to knit! I am looking forward to spending time with the family these holidays, eating a lot, and just relaxing a bit before 2012!

  142. sangeetha December 15, 2011 — 7:08 PM

    I am looking forward to spend time with my family

  143. Margaret December 15, 2011 — 7:10 PM

    I’m looking forward to cooking a Christmas dinner with my mom, something we haven’t done together since I left home 22 years ago. I’m also relishing going thrifting with her after Christmas- apparently the days between Christmas and New Years can be a thrifting bonanza because so many people drop off stuff at the donation centers in order to qualify for the year’s deduction on their tax returns!

  144. Jill December 15, 2011 — 10:01 PM

    Hmmm, I love thinking about this kind of thing…I’ve been on the road for work almost a couple months straight (thanksgiving week off) so I am really, really looking forward to 1) being at home with my husband and dog, 2) having my in-laws and step-daughter out to visit, 3) seeing friends I’ve been neglecting, and 4) last but not least, hopefully squeezing in some sewing time before I have to pack my bags again!

  145. JRay December 15, 2011 — 11:34 PM

    This holiday season I look forward to celebrating my 9th wedding anniversary, my parents’ 34th wedding anniversary and my sister’s 1st wedding anniversary! Furthermore, we will all spend time together on my parents’ new “retirement ranch” for relaxation and a little rowdy fun :)

  146. Tammi December 16, 2011 — 1:50 AM

    I’m so looking forward to spending some time with my son, who’s away at college across the country. He’ll be home for a lovely 3 weeks and I can’t wait!!!! 3 months is so long to be without my sweet boy.

  147. Ann Marie December 16, 2011 — 8:51 AM

    I have heard great things about this book! What a generous offer to give it away as soon as it’s received! I’m really looking forward to being with my parents and siblings because I haven’t seen most of them in over a year!

  148. Ann December 16, 2011 — 9:31 AM

    I am looking forward to eating and spending time with my family.
    Thanks for the chance.

  149. Kimberly December 16, 2011 — 10:21 AM

    At present I am really looking forward to being done with my holiday sewing! lol I am also looking forward to our family enchiladas-for-breakfast holiday tradition. I’m hoping the nieces and nephew actually like the gifts i we made for them this year, but will be glad to have the time to spend with them even if they don’t. :) kbroadd1 -at- gmail -dot- com

  150. Aaminah December 16, 2011 — 3:39 PM

    I am looking forward to winning this book! Hahaha, seriously though, those after-Xmas sales are always something to look forward to.

    aaminah1964 at gmail dot com

  151. Sarah Kuhlman December 16, 2011 — 3:56 PM

    I am looking forward to learning how to knit with your wonderful giveaway book as inspiration.

  152. Rose December 16, 2011 — 4:11 PM

    I’m really looking forward to my son opening up a very special gift we have purchased for him. He is a big sports fan so I just know he is going to love it.

    rosebudscott1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  153. Lise December 16, 2011 — 4:42 PM

    I am looking forward to speanding time with my children and hubby – and not packing the lunchboxes every day!!

    I love the idea of this giveaway. I love knitting, and I have recently become intrigued by vintage knits.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  154. Serena December 16, 2011 — 4:45 PM

    I’m looking forward to spending time with family (of course!) and not having to cook on Christmas. :)

  155. Cláudia December 16, 2011 — 4:55 PM

    I’m looking forward to a quiet time with family

  156. Rachelle December 16, 2011 — 6:12 PM

    I’m looking forward to the boys excitement over Christmas and getting together with my family on Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

  157. Chacoy December 16, 2011 — 7:04 PM

    I am looking forward to some time off from school to spend with my family and just do some crafting!
    Thank you for the opportunity;)

  158. Denise December 17, 2011 — 7:04 PM

    I’m looking forward to Christmas dinner with my family. Dad was away working last year and was not with us, he will be this year and I’m looking forward to it! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  159. EJ December 17, 2011 — 8:49 PM

    I’m looking forward to making candy! This year I’m trying a new recipe, for maple pecan fudge.

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