Sunday, September 29, 2013

crackerjack prizes

This month hasn't been good for a lot, except for mail. The mail has been absolutely phenomenal, thanks to Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten.

If you don't know who Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten is, then it is high time that you check out her blog, The Fiber Forum. Andrea is a fiber artist extraordinarie and her blog is full of all sorts of fiber related stuff. She does great book reviews.

Even better, she gives away the books to her readers once she is done reviewing them. She even pays the postage!

Contest rules can be found on her blog, or on her facebook page.

So what have I won? My first great prize was Vintage Design Workshop: Knitting Techniques for Modern Style by Geraldine Warner, at the beginning of the month.

This book's focus is translating vintage patterns for modern use. For someone whose vintage pattern collection looks like this (OK, you got me, this is only a fraction of my collection):

it will no doubt come in very handy. I can't wait until I finish my current project, which happens to be inspired by a vintage pattern, so I can really delve into it.

The second book, 150 Scandinavian Motifs: The Knitter's Directory by Mary Jane Mucklestone (that name is awesome on all sorts of levels) arrived yesterday. I should note that this book was released mid-August, and it is already in my hot little hands.

The organization and photographs of the beautiful classic designs promise to make it one of those books that are referenced again and again. (Come to think of it, guess that's why they call them reference books.) I am thrilled to have it join the collection on my workroom shelves.

What are you waiting for? Like Andrea's page, or follow her blog! Who knows what great prizes will find their way to your mailbox as a result.


  1. Thanks so much for your kind words! I hope you enjoy your books!

  2. Unless crackerjacks have improved, that's way better than any crackerjacks prize I have ever gotten!