Alana has recently published all of her patterns and made them available at local yarn shops! The printed patterns are so lovely and it is obvious that an incredible amount of time went into designing them. Knitting from a professionally knitted pattern is just so, pleasant. And if you're the kind of knitter I am—which is to say that the ambiance of "I'm curled up in a blanket with some hot chocolate and it is snowing and I'm kitting" what it is really all about—you'll understand what I'm talking about. Reading from one of Alana's patterns is so much nicer than trying to prop your book open with your foot or smooth out the wrinkles from your inkjet printer paper that your toddler got her hands on.
So are you ready to win one of these patterns already? Okay then, let's get to it.
Alana is kindly offering THREE of her beautiful patterns to THREE lucky Narrating Life Readers! The patterns (which are all perfect for holiday knitting) include:
:: Leave a comment on this blog: What winter accessory are you dying to break out each year?
:: Grab a Handmade Holiday button and post it on your blog/website for an extra entry (please leave another comment letting me know you did so).
:: Comments will close Saturday, November 13th at 10:00 PM MST. The winner will be announced on this post so be sure to check back to see if you've won!
Congratulations: Suburban Prep, Julie@Contemporary Plus, and PAWS! Please email me to claim your prize!
A few more things:
:: Not a knitter? That's okay! These patterns also make perfect gifts for the knitters in your life. Pair it with some fancy yarn and my guess is your friend will be whipping you up a shawl collared cowl in no time.
:: Sometimes...Sometimes, I get to sit down and knit in the middle of the day. Z-cakes is taking a nap, the house is clean, my chores are done, and it's so very quite. On those days I always turn on Alana's podcast to listen to while I knit. I highly recommend them. They are the perfect compliment to that whole "knitting ambiance" thing I talked about earlier.
Handmade Holiday 2010: A series about making it happen.