6.17.2009

Share the Love!

I just got back from a whirlwind weekend at TNNA. Going to TNNA is a huge amount of fun (and work) for me! Schaefer has a booth there that I set-up and worked in all weekend (along with Cheryl and Jeremy), I taught (How to Teach Undulating Waves to a great group of store owners), AND I had an opportunity to chat, and hang out with some of the most amazing designers, authors, knitters, and manufacturers. I spent some time picking Cookie A's brain about authoring knit books, learned about great new things on the Knitty front from Amy and Jillian, and got to meet Mandy, Knitty's tech editor, who worked on my last two pieces with them. I also got a copy of Judith Durant's new book, Knit One Bead Too, which will be out in July. It is chock full of information, I can't wait until I have time to really sit down and read it through! I have NO pictures of my time there as there are no cameras allowed on the show floor and I forgot to take any I was having so much fun hanging out in the evenings. Sorry!

I am so thrilled with how many folks have cast-on for Entomology and to celebrate I want to share the love with a give away: A skein of Schaefer Yarn's Anne in Ashes of Roses with beads to match!
Leave me a comment and let me why you want to knit Entomology ..... I'll close commenting next Tuesday (June 23rd at high noon). I'll figure out how to use a random number generator by then so I can pick the winner!

54 comments:

  1. because my birthday is June 28 and I want to cast on something special that day!

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  2. I'm also a June-bug baby (the 20th) and I love science-ish themes in my knitting projects :) Plus, I love that your giveaway has the beads too! Pretty color!

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  3. Wow, this is kind of scary, my birthday was May 31st. I love the Undulating Waves and wish I had been there. I was part of the KAL and I never finished because I just couldn't get it. I would love a second chance with Entomology please, please!

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  4. I want to knit this as my first non-sock lace project! :D

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  5. I am WAAAY into shawl knitting lately. I find them so lovely.

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  6. OOhhhh, I'm jealous of your trip to TNNA! Sounds like fun. I need take the plunge and make my first lace project, and this would be a great place to start!

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  7. I want to win because I just love the design and the color of yarn you are giving away is scrumptious!

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  8. I've been wanting to learn how to incorporate beads into my knitting, and this seems like a great way to learn! Also love the color of the yarn :)

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  9. You are the beading guru, and i want to figure it out! Can't think of a better way than with Anne and You

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  10. Because it's beautiful, and I'd love to learn to knit a shawl like this! :)

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  11. I can't wait to start knitting entomology. I have knit four undulating wave scarves since taking a class last Oct. I am making them for my daughters wedding party. I have 5 more to go and I still don't have one. Everyone who sees this scarf wants to make one or have one. I had one lady sign up for knitting classes so she could make the scarf. Long story short, entomology is just as beautiful. Can't wait.

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  12. I love Entomology! And I love bugs...especially dragonflies! And I LOVE pink...any thing in pink any shade of pink!!! It's all about the PINK!

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  13. Yes, I need some love!

    We defs had a blast Friday. When you wrote that you regretted not having a camera, I was thinking the same. Aside from the book signing pics, I wish that I took some at AKD, and that I got someone to take a memorable shot of us Friday night at the height of silliness!

    PS- the date is SAVED for Long Beach!!
    -kara

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  14. Because I enjoy knitting lace and I'd love to try adding beads to my knitting.

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  15. I just love Entomology! It struck me hard and fast that it has to be my first bead project. Thank you so much for the great blog with all it's information and fun!! The yarn and beads are great and I am here with crossed fingers and toes!!!

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  16. I fell in love with Entomology as soon as I saw it. Dragonflies have long been one of my favorites--a direct result of my mother's influence. I can remember watching my mom creating stained glass butterflies and dragonflies when I was very young. Mom's birthday is in July, and while I initially thought I'd love to make it for her for her birthday, I quickly came to my senses, and decided it would probably be a better Christmas gift, anyway.

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  17. Thanks for the Entomology tutorial! It would be marvelous to make this project with the beautiful color combo you're offering!

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  18. I want to knit it because it's beautiful, Laura!! And what's better than that?

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  19. Entomology is a beautiful shawl! I have not ventured into beads yet- and wouldn't this giveaway be the perfect way to try! I love the subtle buggy pattern- dragonflies always remind me of a good friend who is an entomologist. I would make this either as a great gift for her or a nice shawl for myself. :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  20. because I wanted to do something with lace, and I love the pattern, and I had just the yarn for it, and because I like to stretch my mind on new and beautiful things, and because it is great having the designer herself giving us help in the KAL.

    agaknit on ravelry

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  21. I'd love to have something jump start me into adding beads to my lace knitting! I haven't tackled it yet, but I think I'm ready. What a lovely rose colored lace yarn that is, too!
    nolaboard on Ravelry

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  22. because a girl can never have too many pretty things! :) omgosh, pink and purple dragonflies...my heart just fluttered a bit!

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  23. I'm an elementary school teacher in California who doesn't have a job! I'm one of the many without a position, so I think this summer and beyond might be a great time to learn something new, liked beaded lace.

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  24. i think this is a beautiful scarf. I would love to learn lace and think this is a good project to start. the yarn is beautiful too!

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  25. A beautiful, lacey, summer shawl..with dragonflies...and beads...and in pink - just absolutely perfect!

    joyb87544 on Ravelry

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  27. because I am an a freshwater biologist who looks at dragonflies all the time! I am planning on knitting this for my wedding attendants as well. thanks! love it - - aliciamjacobs@gmail.com

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  28. Absolutely! I love lace and knitting with beads and the dragonfly motif would be perfect for my sister-in-law for a Christmas gift. You never can start too early on Christmas knitting!

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  29. because it's GORGEOUS! :) I love dragonflies and think this is a perfect pattern for beads. I also love the unique shape you've created in the lace. Thanks for the fab pattern!
    ~ sticks2string

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  30. I'd love to try knitting something beaded. I've never done it before. What a thoughtful giveaway!

    globalite on Ravelry

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  31. I love this shawl! I've only made one thing with beads and it was so much fun, I'd love to do another!

    Thanks for doing this!

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  33. I love the lace and the pattern looks great!! I love the dragon flies!! Pink would be great for my daughter who loves this pattern!!

    heather.sanfacon (at) gmail.com

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  34. I never knit anything for myself! Since moving to CA from AZ, this would be a great way to keep a little warm during the cool nights by the beach!

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  35. Why do I want to cast on? Just because!

    deed1 (at) hotmail.com

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  36. Because my six year old loves bugs and frogs and birds and everything else outside and this is such a beautiful insecty item!

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  37. Ooooh, I'd love to knit it too. I can't buy yarn these days. (yarn diet) Lack of funds and all that...So, new yarn with beads is sort of out for me, until a later date. I'd love to win...

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  38. F/T student living at home + dependent on the Bank of Mom & Dad = Yarn Diet (and Free Patterns... Thank you for the freebie!!)

    - BumblebeeBaby on Ravelry

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  39. This lovely shawl was the first thing that caught my eye in the summer issue of Knitty. It is Gorgeous!! Those beads are the iridescent in dragonfly wings!! I would love this kit for my Entomology!!

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  40. I really love this pattern since I feel a conection to dragonfly lately. I am very interested in Native American animal totems and dragonfly brings about change. I could use some of that!

    CrowMojo on ravelry

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  41. I just love the dragonfly theme. How appropriate for summer knitting by the lake. BEAUTIFUL pattern.....thank you sooooooo much!
    Goodnurse on ravelry

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  42. I want to knit this because I'm an entomologist, and I did my masters degree on dragonflies :) The moment I saw the new knitty I knew I had to try this, even though I have never knit lace before.

    Umai on ravelry (having trouble posting the comment on my google account for some reason!)

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  43. Honestly - I would love to win some beautiful yarn and actually make something for myself. I feel in love with the pattern when I saw it, but knew I probably would set it aside in my mind for "the future"... You know I probably would end up giving the shawl away hhh... but I would love to actually win the lovely yarn.
    Best Regards and glad to hear you had such a good time at the gathering,
    Jan H (MA)
    PS Dragonflys are my subjects - more on this later :-)

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  44. Why am I going to knit entomology? Since i'm unemployed, knitting makes for the best hobby! Please keep me busy!

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  45. I'm on a shawl kick lately :) It's beautiful! I've also never used that yarn before.

    emilycl on ravelry

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  46. Entomology is such a gorgeous shawl and I have always wanted to do a lace project and use beads.

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  47. Dang, I am ThirdCstKnitBtch on Ravelry....

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  48. Hello, I would like to glisten like dragonflies dancing above the water....that is whya i will cast on the wonderful shawl.
    Thank you for this lovely pattern.
    Karin

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  49. I could really use a "hug". (shellzee on Ravelry)

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  50. I just got the lace shawl bug. . . and can't wait to make more. The entomology pattern is just lovely.

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  51. I really love the look of the shawl,it is consistant throughout, no solid areas then lacy ones); it is going to be my first triangle shawl (with beads, no less);I love dragonflies, I'm currently working on Dragonfly Socks while listening to Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon, and my garden is decorated with dragonflies. The shawl would look fantastic on me. :)
    Ravelry: llmcguire

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  52. I would love to win the yarn for entomology, because I'm a semi-new knitter, and I've been looking for my first lace shawl pattern everywhere. When I saw entomology I knew - THIS IS IT!!!

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  53. because we love bugs!
    Also because I haven't done much with beads, and the pattern is spectacular.
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway, and for the pattern!

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  54. Mostly because it is such a beautiful pattern, but also because it has been such a cool summer I've been thinking that I really do need to make myself something lightweight to add a bit of warmth when I'm out on cool evenings.

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