4.16.2010

Color By Kristin Giveaway


Wow, do I have a great drawing for you to enter!


On my latest podcast episode I had the privilege of interviewing Kristin Nicholas, the author of Color By Kristin.
What a fun book this is! The designs are so colorful and whimsical and the
book offers informative practical design information as well!

Book available here.

Here are my 2 favorite sweater patterns from the book.
Don't they look like they would be so fun to make?


All of the patterns in Color By Kristin call for Nashua Julia Yarn,
a yarn developed by Kristin Nicholas herself.

In order to give you the full Kristin Nicholas experience, you have a chance to win a brand new copy of Color By Kristin (provided by Sixth & Spring Books) along with these 12 skeins of the beautiful Julia yarn! (Yarn provided by Westminster Fibers.)

What a great opportunity this is to play with color and try out the many great colorwork techniques presented in the book.


To enter to win this fabulous prize just leave a comment (with contact information) under this drawing post!

If you'd like to gain an additional drawing entry, please link to this giveaway
from your blog, twitter, or facebook account.
In your comment, please show me where I can find your link.

Remember, only one comment per person please.

The winner will be announced May 1, 2010, so please check back then to see if you've won!

Drawing Now Closed. Congratulations to Olof, the winner!


610 comments:

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PAK said...

What yummy, fascinating colors. Who wouldn't love to knit with those?

JuliaB said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the chance.
I also tweeted @juliaknit.

Juliaknit on Ravelry

Heather L. said...

Wow!! how exciting. The yarn is just beautiful! hrlefebvre AT yahoo DOT com.

Sarah said...

I'd love to make one of those sweaters!

Sally said...

Thanks for the inspiration and making it available!

cpowers said...

Love the colors, would love to check out the book.

CelticCastOn said...

Yummy colours with lots of fun to be had!
kelly@celticcaston.com

Kristin said...

:::DROOL::: What a giveaway!! I loved listening to that podcast!

kristin.l.fitzgerald [at] gmail [dot] com

Kristin said...

I tweeted too! w/ #nevernotknittin! @ KristinFitz66

Kelly said...

I've been eyeing this book, it looks great!

Kelly kmk1112 at yahoo dot com

Denise/CT said...

Awesome book! Thank you for bringing it to my attention. This is one I would want for my library even thou I am not knitting for little ones...yet and the colors of that yarn...WOW!
DeniseCT (ravelry)

Elise said...

What a great giveaway! I love Kristin Nicholas' work.

I also tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/Cachemirdreamer/status/12341716339

ekhenry2 AT msn DOT com

mlanezoo said...

I love Kristin's work. She has an awesome sense of design and color...and her patterns are well written too! Oh, I hope I win this one!!! :)

Berry Gal said...

love her books they are such awealth info..... i would have never decorated post knitting if it wasn't for her.

Lisa said...

What a great giveaway! I shared this with all my tweeps :) http://twitter.com/elsielan

Cozy Knitting said...

What a pretty color wheel. I have never tried this yarn. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest.

Adrianne said...

Um, WOW! what awesome patterns and I love the bright yarn!

blondysue@yahoo.com

andrea said...

Wow! Would I love to knit this sweater for my 5yo granddaughter! Absolutely beautiful!

Anne Suzette said...

Kristin Nicholas is my inspiration for color knitting! I would LOVE to win or even better, get to meet her!
Thanks for this wonderful chance to win her yarn and her book! Thank you so much!
Debbie

Carolknits said...

Kristin is amazing and I'd love to try some of her wonderful yarn. Thank you for the opportunity!!
Carolknits from MA

Becky said...

I am drooling over all those colors. PLEASE pick me!!!

Gary said...

Julia Yarn is FABULOUS to knit with what a great prize. Who ever wins is a lucky person!!!!

Cynthia

The Mom said...

Such beautiful colors! Here's the link to my blog: http://analligatorontop.blogspot.com/2010/04/check-it-out.html

Sheri said...

The interview was great! I also love Kristin and her patterns and blog.

Sheri from KY
Momasly@yahoo.com

mel said...

I would love to win this book! It looks awesome! Can't wait to listen to the podcast. mperezlope@aol.com

Melissa said...

What a great giveaway. I enjoyed the podcast interview too!

marshaknits said...

I first fell in love with her colorwork and designs after seeing them in an issue of Vogue Knitting. I have knit a pair of gloves and plan to knit the sweater for my granddaughter.
I absolutely LOVE her work.

Bighillgirl said...

This looks too fun! I'd love to win.
Posted on twitter too. I am Bighillgirl.

paws said...

Wow! What a dream to win the book AND all the yarn to get started.

paws on Ravelry

sandykins57 said...

Yummy! Perfect for my grand daughter!

bells5r said...

Just beautiful!!I love it!!


bells5r@dishmail.net

Kimmie said...

Wow, the yarn looks just scrumptous. They'd make the grey day here in Pittsburgh a little brighter. The book looks great! Thanks for the great give away!

Nancy said...

Love Kristin's blog, and yours! Please enter me to win!

nanheiner@gmail.com

Val said...

I have been anxious to try Julia yarn and the beautiful colors (Love the color names, too!)

Kitrina said...

The book looks awesome!

kvbrian@gmail.com

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/kbrian

chppie said...

Nice that you could do the interview. I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet but I follow both of your blogs so it's especially nice when bloggers connect. Like separate groups of friends meeting for the first time. And the yarn is so nice!

Thanks for doing the interview.

C@ said...

Her colors are beautiful :-)

bonaparte chinchilla said...

That's great!!

Thanks!!

alagrneyez said...

wow I love love love this book and yarn. alagrneyez@aol.com

Tricia said...

OOOOOHHHH - fabulous giveaway, yet again! YUM!

Jennifer said...

Awesome stuff!

jenvaneyck@msn.com

adodds said...

Love all the colors. Would love to try colorwork this year- my big fear in knitting. Although I have no one in particular to make the sweaters for, they are too cute not to want to try. Would love to win!!

Roberta said...

Those yarns are gorgeous! I've never really done color knitting but I think I'm going to have to get that book!

Kim said...

I enjoyed your interview with Kristin. Would love the book and yarn to make things for my Grandbabies

Tracie said...

I have knit several Kristin Nicholas patterns with Julia yarn it is lovely to look at and lovely to work with.

tracienix@gmail.com

Vermont Grand View Farm said...

Kristin is so inspirational. Please do enter me in the contest. I would love to win her book and yarn!

I have linked to your website on my farm facebook page. Take a peek....
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vermont-Grand-View-Farm/193813848232

We have a small fiber farm in Central VT where we raise Romney sheep and angora goats.

Deb and Robin said...

I love Kristin's color sense and her designes ar amazing. I would love to win this drawing! I would also encourage everyone to check out Kristen's blog because her animal photo's are amazing and the designs the best.
Robin C

Northern Lights Fiber Co. said...

Wow! What a fantastic giveaway!! Delish!

northernlightsfiberco@gmail.com

Sue said...

So beautiful, would love to work with this colourful yarn.

Heidi said...

Wow! So bright and fun! Love the sweaters
bigheidi on ravelry

Kristen said...

I have been eyeing "Color by Kristin" for weeks now. I would love to win this giveaway. Also posted on my facebook status for the extra entry!
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73905819&ref=profile

-Kristen from North Carolina
holmesknitter on ravelry
kristenmelder@gmail.com

torirot said...

I already have the book, but would love to win some yarn! And another book would make a great gift!

Beth said...

Oh.my.goodness!!! What an incredible giveaway. I love Kristin and her colors and her yarn and books and blog and everything!!! Thanks for sharing.

DaneMum said...

What a great price to give away! The book look fantastic - someone will be very lucky!
Well - I might as well leave my email-addy: annnielsen54(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nancy Jane said...

The colors of the yarns are fabulous... and the sweaters are absolutely gorgeous! Hope I'm a winner :)

Jennifer said...

there is just something so perfect about kids knits in bright colors. thanks for the giveaway!

jenna[dot]knits[at]gmail[dot]com

Estella said...

What a wonderful contest! Thank you!

Sewn With Grace said...

I would love to win this and try one of the patterns in the book. How fun!
sewnwithgrace@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

OH OH OH OH OH! I'm swooning over here!!

jamsideup at gmail dot com

Jenny B said...

Wow! I've been dying to try Julia yarn. It looks so beautiful. Thanks for having this giveaway. My email
tiedyedmomma2@verizon.net

Judi A. said...

Those colors of the yarns are beautiful and make one want to make something with them! I would love to give it a try. :-)

judi7597(at)bellsouth(dot)net

The Andersons said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I love Kristin's first book and her yarn colors are fantastic!

stufenzumgericht said...

What a great Giveaway!!!
Martina

The Werling's said...

OMG! THis looks like so much fun to try! Hope to have a chance! =)

Amanda
amanda dot werling at gmail dot com

tammy said...

what a generous give away! thanks for the opportunity!

דנה said...

Never said no to a yarn before.

I've twit about it - http://twitter.com/sam_dana

Jennifer said...

The book looks wonderful!
jbritton79@gmail.com

cofourcade said...

Wow, I would love this for sure!
Corinne

fourcade@bigfoot.com

Moknita said...

Love the color work and the stories about "life on the farm"

Mt. Mom said...

OOoo, lovely. I would certainly like to win the yarn and book. Posted a link to this post on my facebook page, Deborah Swift.

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage said...

Count me in!

Judy said...

Oh, I love her yarn and books!

EVA SB said...

Wow those are gorgeous patterns I would love to try them out.


I tweeted
https://twitter.com/EVA_n_essence/status/12362350400

I posted to my sidebar
http://evasblackspot.blogspot.com/

eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

denise said...

I have been nervous to try using so many colors. I think this book could push me over the edge to try! The yarn looks amazing!

Kathryn said...

Oh boy do I hope to win this one!
kathrynscheib@gmail.com

k2ntrish said...

Love the colors! Kristen is so creative in her use of patterns and colors.

Hilary said...

Just found your blog today...going to read, read, read!

hilarypeterson AT gmail DOT com

Julie Petty said...

Oh yes, I want to enter, love the color, color, color!

I posted on my FB page at http://www.facebook.com/alpacameadows

Carol Dean said...

What a wonderful colorwheel of yarn! And the book...ah, who wouldn't want the book?!

sandfibers@yahoo.com

slmiller8 said...

Love all the colors and the way she adds embroidery to her knitting; it really makes the sweaters come alive.

Claire said...
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Claire said...

Almost 300 comments in one day?!?! WOW!! Looks like a great book and fun yarn, what an awesome drawing!! Sign me up too!!

cagetman@gmail.com

Lindsay said...

My fingers are crossed!
lindsaywise79@verizon.net

Turtle said...

WOW! I have been a follower of Kristens blog for a few years now. I enjoy all the photos, knit content, and her travels of NEnglad, my home which i get homesick for. I have played with her books from the library and drooled over her Julia yarns over the internet but not gotten to play with them together! (oh to dream!) Maybe the birthday gods will shine down on me! *great interview, thanks!!

aknitontheside said...

I loved the interview - it kept me awake whilst driving home in the wee hours of the morning - thank you.

Kristen has a fantastic colour sense, I would love to try some of her patterns.

Rachel said...

What a great giveaway - and such beautiful colors!

Sherral said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

sherralandmax@yahoo.com

iddysticks said...

Wow! What gorgeous colours. I love Nashua yarns but have never tried 'Julia'. Very excited about this giveaway. Thank you!

abijtaylor on Ravelry

unraveledgal said...

Such beautiful patterns and colors!

cat said...
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Crochet Renee' said...

Would love to win this!
crochetrenee@yahoo.com

cat said...

i blogged aobut it: http://amlofarms.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

am so in love with those colors and the book..:) thank you so much...

laura gayle said...

LOVE the Julia yarn and those colors. Kristin is a fabulous designer and I love what she does with color -- so inspiring! Thanks for doing the interview and this giveaway!

Jods said...

What a fun giveaway! Thanks!

woodzy on Ravelry

Cassandra said...

WOW you are right what a great give away. Would love to win this one.

Cassandra
ctexas@charter.net

Lisa said...

What a great interview. I really enjoyed it and Kristin is so talented. I'd love to try her yarn and the patterns in the book.

Sharon said...

I love kristin's use of color and would love to win her book and explore colorwork in a project

bella said...

Wow! Those are fantastic looking patterns! Would love to win! (And yarn to make them, too?? Woohoo!)

knittergirl [at] fluidnature (dot)com

Also tweeted at http://twitter.com/bellatulips

Ms. Knitsalot said...

Oh how I'd LOVE to win this giveaway. What a fun way to start my summer break!!! Beautiful colors...

Lila said...

Such fun patterns. Pick me!

kshotz said...

Hi Alana...what a great give-away! I LOVE the colorful yarn/projects!!

I posted a link to your giveaway at my blog:

http://kshotz.blogspot.com/2010/04/yoth-shawlette-kal.html

I love your podcast and your blog. I also really enjoyed the interview you did with Yarn On the House!

Kim in IA
KHelmickphotographyATfrontiernetDOT net

Patricia said...

What beautiful, vibrant colors! I'd love to get my hands them. Thanks for the opportunity.

Mary LeMaster said...

wow I wanna enter!
maryv32607@aol.com

gmshird said...

You are a great interviewer. You ask great questions, than let your guest talk. I learned so much from Kristen N. Thanks.

hmhodge said...

Wow, the colors are amazing!!

Luminit said...

Beautiful yarn and gorgeous sweaters!

Faith said...

Wow! Beautiful colors, and what a neat book! I saw her on Knit and Crochet Today and then found this online. So cool!

choirgirl said...

This is a lovely prize. I facebooked it here http://www.facebook.com/SAChoirgirl
you can contact me at nch237 (at) nyu (dot) edu. I hope I win!

werthequeerkids said...

so many great colors.

oh and i linked your give away
http://werthequeerkids.tumblr.com/post/529905143/yarn-giveaway-over-at-nnk

Sandy said...

i would love to win this!

Lisa said...

Really enjoyed the interview and love the colors of the yarn...really beautiful.

donknit@gmail.com

evie said...

I'm a big fan of Kristin's bold colorwork. Would love to make a sweater or cardigan for my grandniece.

Aik said...

I'd love to enter!

+1 I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/12392719855

aikychien at yahoo dot com

WildaisyFL said...

I am so glad to see you talking about Kristin's work. I love the beautiful colors of her yarn and the way she combines them.

Connie said...

I enjoy reading Kristin's blog and immersing myself in her colors. Thank you for the podcast with her.

Vala said...

Beautiful colors!

kristinbreidfjord@gmail.com

Karen L. said...

Oh my gosh!!! Who wouldn't want to win some Julia yarn and Kristan's book? I love reading her blog and now because of her, I am reading yours. Nice!

Julie said...

Do I dare use so much color in my knitting? Yes!
Please enter me in the drawing
Julie B

Mary said...

Yummy Yummy Yummy! I want! Oh, yeah- Great interview- Love this podcast!(Really I do- listen to every one- I'm not jokin!)

Mel said...

What a generous giveaway, please enter me.

Valerie said...

Count me in!

mamaross said...

I found your blog and podcast through Getting Stitched on the Farm and can't wait to listen to the interview! I love Kristin's patterns.

Caralyn
across5@rochester.rr.com

amyroz said...

Beautiful colorwork! amyroz@hotmail.com

Margaret said...

That is a great giveaway. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Made by Hand on Planet Earth said...

I've always admired Kristin's work. The colors are truly inspring!

Cheryl said...

Lovely colors!

cheryl33@bellsouth.net

Made by Hand on Planet Earth said...

I've always admired Kristin's work. The colors are truly inspiring!

mamasuzanne@gmail.com

Crys said...

I've recently started trying colorwork and an falling in love with it.

cbarnwolf@charter.net

KatJobson said...

Love those colors, I follow her blog and wanted to get her book. I posted a tweet which also post on my facebook.

http://twitter.com/

I would love to win this :)

Dragomeira said...

Oooh, what a cool giveaway! The yarn and the book are both so colorful! <3

dagmarvelous@gmail.com

Malinda said...

Beautiful!!!!

Jane said...

Looks like fun! I would love to work with those colors
Knitter on Ravelry

Kristal said...

I've been wanting to try Kristin's Julia yarn. I love to read her blog.

Susan said...

I LOVE your blog - the layout/colors and general design are fantastic! I would also LOVE to win this contest:):) My sister/co-designer with me has been raving about Kristin's book...

The Coffee Diva said...

Pretty! Love the colors,

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/miserychicklet

Máiréad said...

Beautiful colours. Very inspiring.

AER said...

This is a spectacular giveaway! Pick me please!!!!!!

Yuliana said...

Thanks for having the giveaway. The colors are beautiful!
I want to enter
anakbabiilang@gmail.com

Meriam Shafer said...

yarn love!

Meriam said...

yarn love!
bethski3 at yahoo.com

nonapearl said...

Pick me! Pick me! The patterns look gorgeous and that yarn is scrumptious! :)

JudyAnn said...

Such great colors! I'd love to try this technique! Nice interview, Alana.

Sally said...

What a fabulous give-away. I'm new to color work this could be just what I need!!!

Lisa said...

Such inspiration! I thought the patterns would be too complicated, but after hearing your interview with Kristin, it sounds fun!
Lisa
knitphit@gmail.com
Rav: ColoradoKid

The Chase Family said...

I've been wanting to take a look at this book for awhile! And all that beautiful yarn! :)

Linked it on my profile on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/raelynne01?ref=profile

kate said...

Would love to knit these sweaters for my 4 granddaughters- I love her blog and read it all the time!

kate said...

http://www.facebook.com/kate.morejohn

my FB account

funderbug said...

So pretty!

Handcrafted Accents said...

Great interview. I hope you don't decide to keep this giveaway for yourself!!!!!

Handcrafted Accents said...

Wow, what a great interview, Alana. I hope you don't decide to keep this giveaway for yourself!!!

Joan Jones said...
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LBB said...

I learned to knit with Kristin's book, Knitting for Baby. She is so talented and I would love to try her colorwork patterns! I hope i win!! -Lori

Melanie said...

Another interesting podcast - and wonderful colourful prize !

Joan Jones said...

The yarn is amazing! I love the sweater patterns too. I now have 4 little granddaughters who would love these.

I added a link to your blog posting on my own knitting blog, Spinning Alpaca yarns and also on my Facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?filter=fl_1103903052321#!/profile.php?id=1669106777&ref=profile

http://spinningalpacayarns.com/enter-yarn-giveaway-at-never-not-knitting.html

Tinkie said...

What beautiful colors! Looks like a beautiful book to...hope I win! bobeppie@att.net

Beth said...

Those sweaters are gorgeous!
boomerang_4@yahoo.com

stringplay said...

Wow, what a prize! I need to learn to embrace color! Kristin is so inspiring.

Beebs518 said...

I recently took a class with Kristin and it was wonderful! She had amazing samples and was a fantastic teacher, showing us her techniques to create all the beautiful projects in the book. I'd love to win a copy and the yarn to practice!

beartifix said...

What a gorgeous prize!

dkangas said...

Loved the interview -- signed up to follow you on Twitter and staying with the podcast.

Great job!

YarninMama said...

So beautiful. I would love to enter the giveaway.

Judy said...

Beautiful book and yarn, hope I win!

Deborah said...

I absolutely adore Kristin Nicholas' work and would LOVE to win her book and the yarn!!!

Deborah (goldiegirl on Ravelry)

Rachel said...

Fun colors indeed! Would be great to win a chance to experiment with them!

Rachel - themaidenoflight@yahoo.com

ALC said...

Oh, this looks fun! I would love to try.

antonia_cable@hotmail.com

JulieD said...

Gorgeous! Just imagine the possibilities with 12 skeins of yarn and a beautiful book like Kristin's. My creative knitting mind would be in overload!

Ravelry: jduff17

heather said...

Another great episode ... keep up the great work!

loonyhiker said...

I would love to win this book! The colors look awesome! loonyhiker@charter.net

IrishGirl said...

That's a beautiful giveaway. Crazy beautiful!

Bren

LeAnne said...

This book looks fantastic and I really want that yarn. lcbrown50@hotmail.com

Amy said...

I love Kristin - thank you for featuring her work. It always makes my heart sing. I would love to win your fabulous giveaway.

flatiron@myclearwave.net

Jessica said...

Duuuuuuuuuuude. I want. More than to knit something (s) from the book, I'd like to just *live* in the book, you know?

Love,
Jessica

HaveFaith said...

Beautiful sweaters and gorgeous yarn. Great giveaway. I would love to try colorwork!

Kimberly said...

how exciting! Great giveaway!

survivingoncoffee@gmail.com

the nest said...

Wow! That was very fun listening to your chat with Kristin Nicholas. A long time ago, I knit a cabled cardigan that she designed; that must have twelve years ago or more! I love the spicey nature of the colors in Julia; they all look great together, don't they? Thank you for the opportunity to hear her enthusiasm and win some of that gorgeous yarn!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Wow that colorwork looks a little intimidating but so beautiful!

Connie said...

Can't wait to listen to the interview - I really admire Kristin! Blogged here: www.carolbeech.blogspot.com

tpot2003 said...

fabulous job as usual! I've always enjoyed your show.
tpot2003@gmail.com

Anne said...
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Anne said...

Oops! lost my contact on the last post...
MrsGardner317@msn.com

Lulu said...

Ooh, the colors look so tasty!

I posted a link on my blog: http://knitlulu.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaway-and-procrastination.html

Louise said...

Those colours are so pretty! I love the look of them all piled up together :)

Colleen said...

Kristin's use of color makes we smile and feel cozy all at once. Luv it!!!

Shelly said...

wow...what a bunch of fantastic colors! Would love to try some of these out!

redsknits said...

Is it my turn yet to win? Loved the interview with Kristin and hope to win her book, otherwise I'll have to buy it!

jodi said...

Your photos are gorgeous. Love the blog and the podcast. Would love to win. jones2read@gmail.com

彭志文 said...

要像鐵鎚和釘子一樣,永遠向著定點努力。......................................................

Strickbombe said...

great colours, great giveaway, great scott i've won!

Hélène Magnússon said...

Lovely colors, couldn´t resist...

Young Knit Chick said...

I can only imagine all the fun I could have using all that yarn.
Vantine(dot)Meghan@gmail.com

Lydia said...

what an amazing give away-thanks for the opportunity.

anaamica said...

I am drooling at the yarn and the patterns. Please consider me for the giveaway.

Iva said...

What gorgeous colors. So glad I found your site. You provide so much inspiration.

Carla said...

I do love everything "Kristin". Thanks for the chance to win! Carla.

bookagent said...

I would love to win Kristen's yarn and book! I love her blog and the podcast was awesome. Can't wait to check out your others.
Pam
phopkin1@rochester.rr.com

knit by nat said...

Wow, what a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity

lark said...

I love reading your blog along with Kristin's! Talk about some inspirational designs and use of color! I would love to get knitting on some of those gorgeous designs!

monicajoybarnett@gmail.com

Jen G. said...

What a great giveaway! The yarn colors are so wonderful... Thanks!

crazyewe said...

Her ideas are so neat. And those colors are beautiful.

Posted on my blog http://crazyewe.blogspot.com/

yogiela said...

What a nice price.
yogiela@aon.at

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