11.27.2011

Blogiversary Book Giveaway!


In celebration of my four year "blogiversary" I have a nice stack of knitting books to give away!




I love knitting books. Love. Them. 
There are so many fabulous books out there, but here are a few newer releases that will really round out your knitting library.

Starting at the top of the stack...





What a completely charming little book this is. This isn't just a book of knitting patterns, a book of essays, or a recipe book.. it is actually all three. And it is put together in a very touching way. This book is written and illustrated by Michelle Edwards and in it she shares the role that knitting has played in her relationships with family, friends and her community throughout her life.





A great, go-to accessory book of 60 patterns all using Cascade 220 Sport yarn. There are 20 hats, 20 scarves, and 20 mitten designs for you to choose from. This book offers many cute patterns in a wide variety of styles so there is something here for everyone. This is a great resource for knitted gift ideas.





If you enjoyed Wendy Bernards first book offering, Custom Knits, as I did, then you will also love Custom Knits 2. As someone who loves sweater knitting, I really appreciate Wendy's amazing insight on how to plan, alter, add-on, convert, and customize sweater patterns. This book contains tons of extremely useful information as well as several beautiful garment designs. An amazing publication for sure.. although the pictures of the women modeling their sweaters with their bikini bottoms will always make me chuckle just a little bit. :)





In this book, Vicki Stiefel and Lisa Souza offer up a fun and relaxed approach to knitting with their 10 secrets to knitting success. Its a great read with lots of fun stories, information, and interviews.. not to mention... some seriously cute patterns too! I desperately am wanting to make my daughter the
Princess Garden Skirt.




Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters

Ok... I seriously am in love with this book! My time as a knitter has taught me how important finishing is for every knitted project. This book covers it all. Zippers.. seaming.. steeking.. blocking.. everything. It's a great reference book. I think that everyone should own a copy!


To enter to win this collection of five fabulous books, please leave a comment (including contact information) under this post. In your comment I'd love to hear how long you have been a reader of Never Not Knitting and what your favorite knitting book is. And no.. you don't have to say Coastal Knits. :)

I will randomly pick and announce a winner from among the comments left on Sunday December 4th.
You have until December 3rd to enter.

Remember only one comment per person please. And if you do not leave any contact information for me such as an email address, ravelry id, or so forth, I will have to pick another winner if your name is chosen.
I have had too many problems with unclaimed prizes and it's important that I am able to get ahold of you if you win. Thank you!

And just to make sure.. you do know about the blogiversary pattern sale, right?
Click HERE for more information!



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Carla said...

I have been reading for just over a year! Love the photos (and words too) on your blog! My favorite knitting book right now is "The Gentle Art of Knitting" by Jane Brocket.

Happiest Christmas Season to you!

Carla
cjnordbyATgmailDOTcom
twirlygirlCanada on Rav

Tracey said...

I'm pretty sure I have been reading your blog and listening to your podcasts for about 2 years or so. I am all caught up and looking forward to all you're going to do in the future!
My favorite book at the moment is itty bitty hats.
tbmccarthy on ravelry

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Libby P said...

I have been reading for several months now, and love to read (repeatedly!) elizabeth zimmerman's opimionated knitter.

Libby
Libby.pfancuff@gmail.com

cameron said...

I haven't been reading Never Not Knitting for too long - I think found leading up to the release of Coastal Knits. I don't have a large library of knitting books, but my favorites right now are Clara Parkes The Knitter's Book of Yarn and The Knitter's Book of Wool. Thanks for offering us this chance to expand our libraries! And happy bloggiversary!

cameron . giese at gmail . com

Louellen Lawson said...

Hi, I have been reading your blog for a few months now and love it. Please enter me in the drawing.

www.yarnsoflife.blogspot.com

Ravelry: LKLawsonKnits

Kel said...

I've been following your blog for over a year now, I enjoy reading it! I love reading knitters book of wool, great to learn about the different types of wool out there.

kdobek2@gmail.com

Laura said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I really love all my knitting books but I think I've used Last Minute Knitted Gifts more than any other.

My email is lfulk71@gmail.com.

Thanks!

pickledpurls said...

Found your blog 2 years ago, been a faithful reader ever since.

My favorite book right now is Cookie A's new sock book.

Thanks!~
Terry (pickledpurls on Ravelry or terrybiehl@cox.net)

Ashley Lynn said...

I too love knitting books and have started quite the collection since I started knitting a year ago. I would say that I have been reading your blog for about the same amount of time and have enjoyed it emensly. My favorite knitting book apart from costal knits :) would have to me The Ultimate Knitting Bible which I purchased a year ago and has been a great resource for me. Fingers crossed!
ashley.thomlinson@gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I've been a fan and reader of your blog for so long I have no idea when I started....close to the beginning I'm sure. I love all knitting books but i have to say I refer to Elizabeth Zimmermann's books the most.Thanks!!! Ravel ID:rebecca6923

Ginger said...

I have only been reading for a couple of months. I think I found it through another blog. My favorite knitting books are the ones by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. I don't have many pattern books and would love to boost my collection!

Rav: GingerLee25

Tricia's Cozy World said...

Hi, I have been a follower for about 3 years now, and have purchased several of your patterns. Love the way they work up. My favorite knitting book at the moment is Boutique Knits. They have some gorgeous accessories in there.

Susannah said...

I haven't worked from that many knitting books, so I would love to receive this giveaway! But if I had to pick a favorite knitting book it would be "Sensational Knitted Socks" by Charlene Schurch. I haven't even knit any of the socks in it, but the charts for sock sizes have been completely indispensable.

Also, I have been reading Never Not Knitting for about 4 months. Love it!

slarameekidd (at) gmail

Ellen said...

Wow! What a fantastic giveaway! I also love knitting books and can't seem to get enough of them. It's very hard to pick a favorite as they all offer different ideas and inspiration. I've been listening to your podcast and reading your blog for about 2 years. Hope you're enjoying your time with the new baby!

Thanks!
shpizl on Ravelry
ej.weiner@comcast.net

Denise Cole said...

Everyone on those books I have on my Christmas wish list!

Thanks,
Denise
madaboutmatisse on Rav

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Karen said...

I really can't say what my favorite knitting book is; there are so many! However, I DO love Coastal Knits and am knitting the Cambrian Cowl right now. I would love to win the Cascade book or the finishing book. Thanks!

mapleknits said...

I LOVE knitting books, I've put several on my Christmas wish list this year! I'm not sure but I think I've been reading your blog for about a year (when I started knitting). I just finished listening to all 60 of your podcasts too on my drive to/from work.

I have many favourite knitting books. My most used is The Knitters's Companion by Vicki Square, because it is small and easy to bring along and the spiral binding makes it stay open easily. The book I've knit multiple patterns from is Knit.Sock.Love by Cookie A. The book I really like the most patterns from is none other then Coastal Knits.
rav: smarmysariner
email: sarinamassa(at)hotmail(dot)com

Gracieanne said...

I am a relative newbie to your blog.

On August 4th, I broke my leg and had to have surgery. Knowing that I would be in a wheelchair for around 4 months, I decided to use this time to become a better knitter.

I came across your podcasts first and downloaded ALL of them and listened as I knit, starting with the very first one. Your triumphs and frustrations as well as the wonderful stories of your readers are interwoven into my knitting.

I'm just starting to walk a bit now and hope to send the wheelchair away by Christmas. Wonder of wonders, with all that time on my hands, I did become a better knitter, thanks in part to you!

Congratulations on your beautiful boy!

graceannecarter@gmail.com

November 28, 2011 6:46 AM

lilyknits said...

Great giveaway! My favorite knitting book is Knitting In Plain English by Maggie Righetti. lilynewtonknits(at)gmail(dot)com

PuddleThumper said...

I just found your blog recently and I am loving it. Congrats on the new baby.

PuddleThumper on ravelry

Alicia said...

My favorite book is "Learn to Knit" by Barbara Walker. A great tool when learning new techniques.

And I love your patterns. They are gorgeous and so easy to follow. And I always get compliments when I wear your stuff :)

Ravelry ID: shopanpdx

Rachel said...

I have been following your blog just about since it started, I think it was mentioned by someone on the livejournal knitting group. I don't really have many knitting books so I can't really say which one is my favorite yet.

Rachel C

themaidenoflight on ravelry

mayafae said...

Happy Past Bloggiversary!

My favorite is 10 Secrets of the LaidBack Knitters.


mayafae@gmail.com

StaceyKnitsIt said...

I don't own any of the giveaway books. I can't really choose a favorite. Most of my books if in Rav. are in Rav. library. I like Norah G., Cookie A., Rowan, a few other sock books, etc...Twinkle to name just a few.
Listened to your podcast I think since Fall of the year you started and listened to all of them.
Take care! Happy Blogiversary!

Judi said...

I have to say that I love Wendy Bernard's books!

Lori S said...

I have been reading the blog for a couple months now. I had a chance to see a trunk show this summer in Bremen, Indiana, and love your patterns!

I only have a few knitting books. My favorite is probably Coastal Knits because it is the newest and I like reading about each pattern's inspiration.

sweetie41 on Ravelry

MotherHenKnits said...

I've been a reader for about a year I think. It's so hard to keep track when I just use my google reader for everything :)

My favorite knitting book is Artic Lace. I have still not knit anything from it but I love reading the stories about the culture there and how they developed the patterns.

(I'm MotherHenKnits on Ravelry)

Tara said...

I've been reading the blog and listening to the podcast for over a year now. My current favorite knitting book is Itty Bitty Hats.
taralyn1104 (Ravelry)

Anne said...

hey there,
I m actually a new reader of your blog. I found it 2 months ago and liked it a lot and now I always look if you have written something new :-)

hmmm I dont really have favoriite book, I am a book addict and I love all books.. If I have to choose from one of my knittings books I d say vogue knitting ( the white one) it helped me a lot with my knitting , I ve been knitting for 1.5 years now, so fairly new :-)
Id really like to have the custome knits 2, it is on my christmas list ;-)
I am ACat on ravelry...

Geny said...

That's really a great gift! Thank you, and congratulations on your anniversary!

morewithles said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! I've been listening to/reading NNK for 3+ years. (I'm seriously hoping you return to podcasting!) I love all knitting books but my favorites may be Susan B. Anderson's itty bitty books. Leslie (LGordon555 on Ravelry)

penny said...

I started listening to your podcast just a couple of months ago but liked it so much I sought out your blog. I don't do that with all the podcasts I listen to, just a few select favorites.
I love all the EZ books. I read them like a novel.

mzpennyb on Ravelry

Nancy said...

I have been knitting most of my life, having been taught by a dear aunt. Since I have just been blessed with my 12th grandchild, my current favorite books are baby-related. I have used Susan Anderson's Itty Bitty Hat Book alot and have used a couple of your adorable patterns, too. Just ordered some on the sale also...thank you so much!

Congrats on your precious little boy. Just as beautiful as your daughter!

nanheiner@gmail.com

Esther said...

I am new listener to your podcast of only a few months. My current favorite knitting book is Knitters Almanac. Love your patterns! Melanes on Ravelry.

Katie said...

What a great prize pack! :)

I've been reading your blog for about a year now, but I listened to your podcasts before that.

My favorite knitting book is Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns.

katieweiher(@)gmail(.)com

modsiwevoli said...

At the moment my favorite knitting book is Knit.Sock. Love. by Cookie A.
I have been a NNK listener since pretty much the beginning.
Modsiwevoli on Rav.

Christina said...

I just started knitting about a year ago, and am loving it - so your blog probably started about the same time! Thanks for keeping me entertained. My favorite knitting book right now is still the Knitter's Encyclopedia! :-) My rav ID is Chris5

loanrho said...

I hope everyone is doing well! I look forward to your posts each week.

I just checked out a great book from the library -- Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne. Love it!!

Thanks for the opportunity to win these wonderful books!

Lois
loanrho@yahoo.com
loanrho on Ravelry

Little Miss S. said...

I can't remember when I started following, but it has been years and years. So thank you and congratulations. And my favourite books are still all of EZ. They just never get old.
kerneknop at Rav.

Emily said...

I started knitting with Knitting for Dummies, but my favorite knitting books are the "style" series - Lace Style, Color Style, Simple Style, etc. Thanks!

(rav id: Dawntreader7)

knit2purl1 said...

I've been reading your blog for about 4 months now and am loving it! Especially all the recent baby knits. My favorite knitting book is "The Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting & Crocheting Patterns" by Reader's Digest. Their layout is amazing!

MaryjoO said...

I've been a fan of yours for more than a year -- much much longer, I'm sure! Fav knitting book? agggh, how can I say ... I have a LOT LOL But of course would love any of the ones above! MaryjoO on Ravelry

cathyinidaho said...

What a wonderful collection of books! I have been following your blog for a couple of years, and always enjoy it. And my favorite book currently is "Knit one, knit all", mostly because it's the most recent book I've gotten!
cathyinidaho

Laura said...

I've been reading your blog since this summer (and listening to the podcast), and I'm quite devoted! I actually only own two knitting books: super stitches knitting (back when all I knit were scarves, a stitch-pattern book was essential), and coastal knits (and I just ordered yarn for yet another project from it). I can't wait for you ladies to do a second book! (hint hint)

rav-id: culabrat

SimplyMe said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! What an accomplishment. And WOW! what a great giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Naycha said...

Unfortunately, I don't have much of a knitting book collection yet. I learned how to knit many years ago, but didn't catch the bug until last Christmas. So at the moment I only own 2 books, More Big Girl Knits and 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet. I really do love the patterns offered in Coastal Knits though. I would love to win this collection so that I can add to my almost non-existent knitting library.

Naynay_mpp@yahoo.com

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bluejayecrafts said...

bluejayecrafts@yahoo.com

I think it has been a couple of years that I have been reading your blog.

One day I was in my local, little yarn shop, Make 1. I saw your pattern for the leaf shawl. I couldn't get it out of my mind until I went back to purchase and cast on as soon as I got home. That leaf technique has changed my knitting. I have used it on sooo many thing. I hemmed a sweater for my niece and altered it for a scarf for my boss.

You write the most beautiful patterns. You make the complex acheivable.

Leigh said...

Awesome giveaway. I've been reading your blog for a few months. My favorite knitting book is EZ's Opinionated Knitter. I also have some really old reference books from my Grandma that I use all the time.

Thanks for the chance,
leigh.forsstrom(at)gmail.com

Liz said...

These books look great! I've been reading for about 2 years, I think. One of my go-to books has been the Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques!
lizsto at gmail dot com

Betsy said...

Congrats on the new little person.
I found your blog about a year ago and spent the next two weeks listening to every podcast and reading all your old posts.Just loved it so much.
My favorite knitting book is No More Tears Knitting. I bought this shortly after I learned to knit and it saved me from giving up on knitting.
I am thecrampedhand on Ravelry and Flicker

Liberty said...

I love knitting books!

Lori said...

Oh I would so love these books! I don't have that many knitting books, even though I've been knitting for a very long time (45+ years).

My favorite knitting patterns books IS Coastal Knits. Really, it is! I have not yet found a pattern book in which I loved almost everything in it, but in Coastal Knits that is true. My favorite knitting technique book is The Knitting Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe. I use it all the time when a technique is needed that I've never learned or that I'm rusty on.

I discovered the NNK podcast and your blog about a year and a half ago. I immediately listened to every episode available at that time, then listened to them again, eagerly awaiting new episodes. I think I nearly ran my car off the road when you said you were thinking about whether to continue these! LOL!

I thoroughly enjoy everything you do ... the podcast, the blog, and most of all, the things you design and knit. You are truly blessed with a great talent, and I'm delighted for you that you've been able to make this talent into a career. :)

-Lori

Lori said...

And I forgot my contact information *sigh* ... it is LoriMassey at gmail.

Cecile said...

Happy Anniversary!
I love knitting books... These days, my favorite knitting books are Sock Knitting Master Class by Ann Budd, for its comprehensive sock techniques and Little Red in the City by Ysolda Teague, for its great explanations on how to custom fit any garment to your size and shape.
I'd been following your blog from about a year, when I stumble on your podcast by random luck on iTunes and got immediately hooked!

Thanks for this giveaway! I'm crossing my fingers for a chance to expand my book collection ;)

CecileinIndiana on Ravelry or cecileberneatyahoodotcom

Rae Lynne said...

Terrific giveaway! I've been reading/listening to NNK for about 1.5 yrs and love all the new podcasts, posts and patterns you put out there. :) My favorite books are Susan Anderson's patterns - I refer back to them often!

raelynne01 on Rav

(please delete my previous entry - I forgot to put contact info down!)

Kelly J. R. said...

Happy Blogiversary! I think I have been reading your blog for about 2 years. One of my favorite knitting books is "One More Skein" by Leigh Radford. There's so many cute, easy projects in that book and the photographs are gorgeous.

Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great set of books!

-Kelly
kjramstack at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I would love these books. I've been reading your blog for the past 6 months probably, since becoming a more serious knitter. I just sort of grew out of knitting just to knit into actually producing beautiful pieces and this library would be so great to improve my skills!!!

Thank you!
Kristin
kheron1234@yahoo.com

Missy knits said...

Happy Blogiversary! I have been knitting for about 5 years. I can't imagine my life without it!! My favorite go-to book is Itty Bitty Hats. If all goes according to plan, my Christmas bonus splurge is going to be Coastal Knits!

Thanks for the very generous giveway.

Missy (missywks on Ravelry)

Phoebe said...
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JillN said...

What a great collection of books! My favorite book that I use all the time is Ann Budds Handy book of Patterns. Bt I LOVE Coastal Knits!

My contact info is Ravelry: JillNeill13, and email is jillneill13 at gmail dot com.

THANKS!

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Phoebe said...

I have been Never Not Knitting reader for about a year now. I don't have a favourite knitting book, but I think that Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters is a book I would love to own.

Congratulations on your blogiversary!

Phoebe

phoebe.knitts@googlemail.com

ellamadethat said...

Ooh, thanks for this giveaway and congratulations on your blogiversary! I think my favourite book is the Knitter's Book of Yarn by Clara Parkes. It is so informative and has helped me to understand the properties of different yarns much better.

ellabobella on Rav

knittyk said...

I've been knitting for several years but don't own any knitting books of my own. The internet & Ravelry have been a big help but if there's a power failure, I'm out of luck.
Thanks for your blog. I've been reading for several months and a member of the ravelry nnk group. Love it.
knittyk at Ravelry

Shannon said...

I have probably been reading your blog for at least over a year now. Was drawn to your great designs and photos and am still loving it!

It is very hard to pick a favorite knitting book. I will say though that Custom Knits would probably be right up there, would love to get your Coastal Knits as well.

Thanks for a great giveaway.

skyeaton@insightbb.com

Jenlyn said...

Oh, the books look fabulous! Especially the one on finishing techniques. Zippers are so intimidating to me. I've been reading/listening to Never Not Knitting for about a year now and I don't have a favorite knitting book because I don't have any at all. Limited funds so between the choice of yarn or books...

Congrats on the beautiful baby boy, his curls are just precious. :)

Annie said...

I've been listening to you for about two years! Found you through advertising ;-) Love seeing pics of the babe and all of the fabulous knits you are making for him!

My favorite knitting book... I'd have to say Custom Knits. It has been an awesome resource through my few knitting years...

Annie
roseknits@hotmail.com
AnnieL on Ravelry

Meg said...

I've been reading Never Not Knitting for...less than a year? I think I found it through a link on the knitty.com blog or maybe through Hannah Fettig's blog! My favorite knitting book is Stitch n Bitch, just because it helped me learn to knit and I remake several patterns from it all the time. I do have to say that Coastal Knits is one of the most beautiful, and soon to be used books I own now. :) Can't wait to finish my Christmas projects so I can start on some CK stuff!

Kristen said...

happy blogiversary! what a great way to celebrate! i would say that my favorite book would be anything EZ. i love to read her witty comments and she is a fantastic storyteller! thank you for the giveaway!
mamaholmes on ravelry

Jules said...

Right now my favorite knitting books are my stitch dictionaries. Love looking at the different ideas for inspiration to design my own blankets and hats. I'm a fairly new reader, it's only been a few weeks since I discovered your blog through Knitbot. Cheers!

Jules
Ravelry ID: jules57, email: jules57 at gmail dot com (replace 'at' with @, 'dot' with .)

nook. said...

what a generous giveaway! i absolutely looove knitting books too! though i don't have as many as i'd like. some of my faves are elizabeth zimmerman's works, and i can't wait to get my hands on coastal knits. ;) i love the collection you're offering! they look like some wonderful addtions to any knitter's library! i've been following your blog and podcast for about a year and a half now. ...maybe a little longer. :)
ravelry id: gundyknitter

onskeinsandneedles said...

Oh my goodness there's a lot of comments here. I have a lot of contenders!
I've recently happened upon your blog but I'm all kinds of happy to read!
My favorite knitting book is probably anything by Erika Knight. I have three of her books and I desire everything from said books as a knitting project.

Savannagal said...

I guess I've been a listener for about a year and a half, maybe two. It's hard to say since the wheel of life seems to be spinning faster and faster nowadays. I am a book collector for sure, and I don't have a favorite. I love them all and read them for different reasons. Some I love for the patterns, others for the instructions, or photos. It's impossible to chose one over another. Thanks for the contest. Savannagal on Rav

LauraH said...

I'm fairly new to your blog having just found it about 6 months ago. I think your knitting is just beautiful!

I don't know that I have a favorite knitting book, but I like Knitting Without Tears.

Thanks for the great giveaway! lhughes5(at)me(dot)com

PurlingPenny said...

I'm a quiet reader, stopping by to read every new post, and always find some inspiration. I'd love to win a book..... The Knitter' Home Companion sounds right up my alley.

happy stitching!

rav PurlingPenny

Michelle said...

Clara Parkes Book of Yarn. Very helpful and informative. Wonderful descriptions of fibers and weights. It adds clarity to why I knit with the fibers I do.

I have been reading for about 2 years or so.

Rav: RainMomma

hawknitr13 said...

i've gotten back to knit blog following this year. i love lace & fairisle in anything!!
i am 'lbquilts' on ravelry.
hawknitr13@hotmail.com

V! said...

Another incredible giveaway, Alana! So glad I found your blog and podcast about a year ago! I've even listened to almost all the back episodes as I just can't get enough & miss you when you're on break! My favorite knitting book is Clara Parkes' Knitters' Book of Yarn. My email address is vanessarocks AT gmail & I'm vanessarocks on Ravelry. Thanks a lot!

Alyssa said...

I don't know how long I've been reading your blog. A year and a half? Blog time is really weird!

As for my favorite knitting book... It's hard to say! I buy a lot of books saying "Oh, I'll knit that!" and then, ages later, find that my favorite pattern is a different one entirely.

Debbie said...

I have been reading for about a year and a half. My fav knitting book is Socks from the Toe Up by Webdy Johnson. thanks! Debbie h
gussek on Ravelry

Meg said...

I've been reading for about a year. My favorites are EZ books, I just keep going back to them!

cbe said...

I'm a new reader of your blog, but am so enjoying all the wee knits!

Favorite book right now is reversible knits, but my heart always comes back to EZ.

nicolaknits said...

I can't remember how long I've been reading your blog. Probably a couple of years. I didn't know there was a Custom Knits 2. I have the first one and it's brilliant. At the moment, my favourite knitting book is Knitting New Mittens and Gloves because I'm working my way through all the patterns.
I'm nicolaknits on Ravelry and my blog is nicolaknits.wordpress.com

syd said...

I've been a follower for many months now, and I'm a big fan. I love reading and listening, I feel like I can really relate.... as for my ONE favorite knitting book??? Really? Maybe my ragged old "Baby Knits" by Debbie Bliss? It's awfully hard to say. Thanks for this opportunity!! sydney.cole at gmail

Donna said...

Great giveaway. I just found your blog a few weeks ago having returned to knitting after a very long break (many years).
Donna29 on ravelry

Hannah said...

Wow, great books! I'm new to knitting and your blog is great! Congrats on the four year anniversary!
Hannah hkyrisch@gmail.com

LynnIL said...

Happy Blogiversary!
I found your blog, by accident, a year ago. Love it!
My favorite knitting books are by the yarn harlot, for both tips and laughter.
Awesome giveaway! If I don't win, I am buying myself a book.
LynnIL on ravelry

LindaLBA said...

But what if Coastal Knits *is* my favorite knitting book? I've been showing it off to non-knitting friends, who are a bit perplexed but still impressed. & I will be sending off the leaf hat today, to a friend who turns 60 on Thursday.

Thanks--

Linda
linda.albright@att.net

Megan said...

I know you said that I don't have to pick Coastal Knits, but you just keep getting better! I think I found your blog when I first started knitting, so close to 3 years ago. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Rachael said...

I've been reading for about a year, I think, and my favorite knitting book is Knit Two Together!

Becky said...

I have been following a little over a year. I love Susan B. Anderson's Itty Bitty Books. They are pretty worn out.

Becky (gathersnomoss)

margaretk said...

I have been listening to your podcast for at least two years, and reading your blog since then. I am so impressed with how you have created your place in the knitting world! Your Coastal Knits book is beautiful! I would love to add any of these books to my library. Superstar Knitting by Debbie Stoller is my current favorite book, because she is leading me through the steps to design/recreate a beloved sweater of my husband's that is worn out. Thanks for the giveaway!

Margaret (knitwish on Ravelry)

mhchong said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I love knitting books, and my recent addition of Ysolda's "Little Red in the City" is a winner. Such a great resource book loaded with lots of knitting info and great patterns.

Happy Blogiversary! Your blog was one of the first blogs I discovered, shortly after I got into knitting, only a year and a half ago. Keep on blogging, and I wish you continued success!!

mhchong said...

Ack.... I forgot to leave my contact info above. I am:

mhchong@aol.com
mhchong on Ravelry

quiltercaroline said...

Hi. I think I have been reading and listening to you for about a year now - I have made my way through all of your podcasts though and have learnt alot. I am a quilter who has turned to knitting as I can't sit at the machine for very long due to ill health - but I have fallen in love with knitting. Congratulations. C

Jessica Powers said...

I've been aware of the blog for a while, but it's been this past year that I really started following - moving country and taking a while to find a job gave me lots of time to invest in my knitting hobby habits like pod listening and blog following!

I carried my Knit Speak with me backpacking and I never was sorry for the extra weight! I love it!

Psyche Knits said...

I have been reading your blog for a couple of months, maybe a year. I love your toys and the yarns you use!

I really love Amigurumi toys book by Hansi. It is full of great toys. I love to knit sweaters too but rarely do it from a book pattern (for lack of knitting books!)

Kathy said...

Gosh, I'm not sure how long I've been reading the blog; I followed a link on Ravelry some time ago though! My favorite knitting book is (right now) is Weekend Hats. sassykrafty on Ravelry

Gaelle said...

I'm not sure how long I have been following your blog... over a year, under 3? I love it! So inspirational! And now that I am expecting my first child, a boy, i am even more inspired!

Those books look awesome!
Awr!

Gaelle gaellelalonde at gmail.com

Michelle said...

totally pumped to win this stack!!!! I've been following for about a year....which is when I started knitting. HUGE fan!!! And coastal knits is on my bedtable and I look through it every night awaiting for my Cmas knitting to finish so I can start making my way through this book in 2012!!!!!

Michelle said...

I forgot to leave my contact info....please don't disqulaify me....

Mickerr on RAV

thao said...

I'd love this great book collection! My favorite knitting book is Knitting without Tears, and I've been reading this blog for about a year now!

All the best,
Thao
thao713 on Ravelry

Sabrina's Creations said...

Hi there! Congratulations on your Anniversary! I've been reading this blog for almost like a year now, and is really inspiring to me!
My favorite book is the knitting bible.
Please keep knitting, your work is beautiful!

Sabrina's Creations said...

Hi there! Congratulations on your blog anniversary!I've been reading your blog for almost a year now,very inspirational!
My favorite book is the knitting bible.
Please keep knitting your work is art!
Hugs
Sabrina

Ági said...

I have been reading your blog for 2 years now.

One of my favorite book is Boutique Knits, because I love to knit quick projects.

thank you,
Agnes
majusvirag1 AT gmail DOT com
majusvirag on Ravelry

Janelle said...

Hi! I've been a reader for a year or so... I found my way to you thanks to the Cedar Leaf Shawlette. My favorite knitting book AT THE MOMENT is Clara Parkes' The Knitter's Book of Socks. Perfection. Coastal Knits is lovely, of course!

Doula Mommy said...

Love seeing your knits, especially on a new baby! I think I've been reading the blog for about 2 years, maybe a bit more.
My favorite knitting books are Susan B. Anderson's, love Itty Bitty Hats! (And I'd love to get a copy of Coastal Knits, must.finish.Christmas.knits first!)

~Jessica, MonkeyButtBabies on Ravelry

Charlotte said...

I'm a new reader ... just in the last couple of weeks ... and what an exciting time to start following you :-)

My favourite book at the moment is "alterknits" I had to get it from the library on interloan but it was so worth it.

thanks for this chance, you should be able to get my email from blogger :-)

S2K said...

I've been reading your blog for a few months now - LOVE it! Congrats on your new one. I refer to my Ann Budd book quite a bit.
- Sara (s2k on ravelry)

4th4s said...

I love all the EZ books...

Jules said...

I have been reading your blog for abotu a year and adore your patterns. They are really well written and easy to follow. Truth be told, I adore books and knitting books in particular (second only to my obsession with cookbooks) so I don't know if I could pick a favorite one!

Tina said...

My favorite knitting book/reference book is Knitspeak because it is so easy to carry around in my knitting bag. (But I love all kinds of reference knitting books!)
I have been following you and your blog for about 2 1/2 years and made your watermelon cardi for my girlfriends daughter. Cute and easy pattern.
Thanks.......
mesioden@mac.com

marlie said...
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marlie said...

I'm currently in love with Clara Parkes' "Big Book of Yarn." It's so useful!

Marlono at Ravelry

Knit-Chat said...

Congratulations on the anniversary.
I have been reading your blog for about three months now. I would love one of those books.

AmH said...

Hi, I've been rading for almost 2 years. Love the first Custom Knits book & learned alot from it. thanks and happy blogiversary!
alh97@comcast.net

Deena said...

Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on you blogiversary.
deenamarshall@gmail.com

Jessica Snell said...

I've been following your blog for the past couple of months, I think, ever since finding your podcast on iTunes.

And my favorite knitting book currently is the first Vogue Stitchionary. :)

I'm Vanauken on Ravelry.

gail said...

Hi Alana
Been reading the blog since the first podcast. I so enjoy your voice and hope you return to podcasting.
This is an awesome book giveaway!
gail
cottontail on ravelry

Cindy said...

Love your contests, I have been reading your blog for about a year. I guess my go to book for classic patterns is Louisa Harding's Modern Classics, but I have wanted a copy of Coastal Knits. My friend has one and it is amazing. Christmas is coming!

Robyn said...

I only found your blog today, through Ravelry! I am sure to be here often now. I do not own any knitting books, but I think it's time. I've been knitting for years but I'm finally getting up the courage to try some harder stuff. ~tortoiseknits on ravelry

Joyce said...

I was just looking at "Finishing School" on a website today and thinking how nice it would be to own a copy! My favorite books right now are "The Opinionated Knitter" and "Knitting Without Tears" by EZ. I think they are classics. And "Knitted Gifts" is my favorite book of quick knits. But I pretty much love any book that has knitting it it! Thanks for the opportunity to have a chance at such a wonderful selection for my knitting library!

Sharon T said...

I've only been reading your blog for a couple of months. My favorite knitting book is Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Workshop. And the first Custom Knits.

I'm SharonT on ravelry.
email me at sjt53089 at gmail dot com

paigely said...

Oooh, what a generous giveaway! I've been reading for a year and a half, and so excited to get my hands on a copy of Coastal Knits... Santa is bringing mine ;)

I'm not sure that I have a true favorite knitting book, but my most utilized is More Last Minute Knitted gifts. Finishing School and the Home Companion are very intriguing to me as well!

I'm paigely on Ravelry!

Kate Price said...

I love Little Red in the City - for all the fit advice + the great patterns.

rav id - katepricey

Tully Family said...

I'd love to win- thanks for hosting this. My raverly id is tullyfamily

Erin said...

What a great set of books! I'm sad to say I still don't own an actual knitting book, just a binder full of all my purchased patterns.

PS, hope your family is adjusting well with the new baby :)

erin(dot)a(dot)lombardo@gmail(dot)com

derennia said...

I think I've been reading your blog for about a year now. I have only one knitting book, very old, from my grandmother's youth. It is so old the cover was replaced and I've never knew the title or author. But it is my favourite, made couple of beautiful, classic sweaters.
I hope to win this wonderful collection.
Thanks for this passionate blog :)

Joanna
derennia@gmail.com

Paula said...

It'd be wonderful to win!
MgoBlue on Rav(excited that Michigan Beat Ohio state!-YES!).

Sara Kathryn said...

I really like the custom book, but all look really great! I have been listening/reading your blog since July 2010 when I Googled "knitting stories podcast" and found your podcast. My favorite knitting book is probably Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Without Tears. I borrowed it from the library a couple of days after I learned how to knit and ever since it has been my favorite knitting book.

I am Sara Kathryn a.k.a cavaliergirl96 on Ravelry.

The Little House That Grew said...

I LOVE knitting books too. I savor every page. I read them over and over again hoping and dreaming.
I am knitterthatgrew on Rav.
www.thelittlehousethatgrew.com
Good Luck to me and the other 350 people...

lorraine said...

yay! congrats! ive been following you for a few months..and i love it! i dont have a fave knitting book ..i love them all :) raineoc@yahoo.com

Emily said...

Congrats on the baby! He's gorgeous! I really the the mason Dixon books, but my stitch and bitch is my go -o book for techniques. I've been keeping up with NNK for about two years.

Chainoffools on ravelry

Renee said...

Awesome! I'm sure there's some good baby knits in there! I just found out I'm pregnant so now I'm trying to decide what baby things to knit! :-)
renee@bopandrocksy.com

Loralee said...

I love Brooklyn Tweed's Made in Brooklyn--every pattern is beautiful.

Mary Ann said...

You are so generous and I would love to win a book!I've been reading your blog for over a year and just this weekend have started using "google reader" so I won't miss one of your posts! Thanks for the knitting inspiration.
masmcnally@yahoo.com

KRHknitting said...

My fav knitting books are The Encyclopedia of Knitting by Stanfield and Griffiths, and Knitting Mochi Mochi. I've been listening for about 2 weeks to your pod casts and reading your site. I'm very inspired!
My name on Ravelry is KRHknitting.
Thanks
Kristy

Blonde said...

My favorite knitting book is Richard Rutt's "A History of hand knitting". I love finding out about the evolution of knitting. I've been reading your blog for over 3 years and I've enjoyed every post!
Congratulations on the new baby, he's as adorable as his big sister!

Raymonde,
rousselures on Ravelry
raymondegagnier@gmail.com

Michelle said...

I love love love all books by the Yarn Harlot :) but am also anxious to see your new book as well! Thanks for the chance to win!!
Michelle
antmegmmm@verizon.net

bbundrant said...

I have been reading your blog for about 6 months now. I'm a graduate student, and the beautiful construction of your blog and the wonderful photography in it really help me step back from my studies. My favorite knitting book right now is the 200 Fair Isle Motifs book by Mary Jane Mucklestone.

my email is bbundrant@gmail.com.

Cheers,
Brittany

C Gibson said...

I haven't been knitting long, but my favorite books I've stumbled upon are Knit Fix and More Last Minute Gifts. I'm Starryjean on ravelry.

MJ said...

Hi!! One of my favorite knitting books is Getting Started Knitting Socks by Ann Budd. It's what started me on a sock knitting craze!

Geraldine said...

I'm a new reader! Heard you on the Webs podcast just before you had your baby. I'm a fairly new knitter, so my favorite book for now is The Knitting Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe. But, hey, I would LOVE to build a knitting library! Thanks for the chance!

Robyn said...

I have been a reader for at least a couple of years. I know it was long before my son was born, and he's 16 months now!

As for my favorite knitting book, I've probably used "Runway Knits" the most.

The Clever Bit said...

I've been following you for several years. Custom Knits 2 would be awesome to have.

lakchi said...

Thanks you for this great giveaway, would love any one of these books!
LAKCHI on Ravelry

Judi A. said...

Congratulations on another blogaversary! I think I've been reading your blog for about two years now. I'm not exactly sure when I started, but glad I did.
I like any and all of the "itty-bitty" books by Susan B. Anderson, as well as the individual patterns she has to offer.

the quilter said...

What a great collection! Thanks for all of your wonderful designs!

Carolyn
croteau71@charter.net

tried to post earlier but think it was unsuccessful--apologize if there are 2 from me!

JulieD said...

My favorite knitting book is the first one I bought: Weekend Knitting, by Melanie Falick. It's is falling apart I have looked at it so much. Rav: JulieKnits17

Michelle said...

I've been reading your blog for a little over a year now, after finding your podcast. I'd have to say my favorite knitting book right now is anything EZ.

strickland66 on Rav

Judi A. said...

Oh, phooey! I just submitted a comment and then forgot to put my contact info on it. I'm the one that likes the the "itty-bitty" books. Please add this to that comment for me - please!

Zowmom on Ravelry

msdb76 said...

Congratulations Alana on the new baby, the new book and the blogiversary!
I have been listening to the podcast for about a year and a half and have been reading the blog for about a year. Your patterns are great and you have inspired me to keep knitting.
I am so proud to have seen your brand grow over the past couple years. You are worthy of it!

My favorite knitting books are Knitting 24/7 and anything from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

spacecadette376 at yahoo dot com

Amy Olsen said...

The Knitters Companion. Great give-away.

Amy (boosay1@comcast.net)

Alex said...

I have been enjoying your blog, and your designs, for maybe a year or so. Thank you for finding the time! I always enjoy browsing through knitting books, but I have to say that the Yarn Harlot's books are so funny that they are amongst my favourites, and for a knitting novel the Friday Night Knitting Club was kind of heart-warming. Thanks for the latest give-away!

KathyR said...

Congratulations on your "Blogiversary"!

I think my favourite knitting book, at the moment, would be Little Red in the City. Ysolda includes so many great tips for knitting garments that fit perfectly.

many thanks
KathyR on Ravelry

Angela said...

What a lovely stack of books! It's so hard to pick a favorite, but I really love the knitting over the edge series.

I hope you are staying sane with the new one in the house. Best wishes!

Angela
ang.pennock (at) gmail (dot) com

Rlynn said...
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Rlynn said...

My absolute favorite knitting book so far is Clara Parkes' The Knitter's Book of Yarn. Love the handy references, it really helps me 'feel' the yarn better and know what it wants to become.

Contact: frosch at gmail dot com

Felipe said...

Hello, I have been enjoying your blog for about a year. I love your Playful Stripes sweater and have knit several versions as gifts. I love Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Thanks Bedhills on Ravelry ckaknits@gmail.com

Betsy said...

Congrats on the anniversary and the new baby. Would love to add any of these books to my library.

Betsy
Betsywetsy on Ravelry or bets0506@gmail.com

Laura said...

These books look great! I've been reading your blog for only a month, or so. I discovered your podcast first and was instantly hooked...and now I'm hooked on your blog. :) I have three small children (5, 3, and 3 months), so lately my favorite book(s) have been Susan B. Anderson's Itty-Bitty series. LOVE her and EVERYTHING she comes up with!

Laura
laurachandler6@yahoo.com

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suebe said...

I have only been reading your blog for about two months but am oh so glad I found it. My favorite knitting book? Stitch 'n Bitch -- the one that helped me finally learn to cast on.
--SueBE

d. said...

I love Knit Speak. It travels with me, and is in constant use as a reference. I'm lost without it.
I think I have been following you for close to two years, your podcast is the only knitting one I looked forward to and I feel like now I must venture forth to attempt to find another as great as yours. :)

Thanks for keeping your blog going!
Dana.sloan at gmail dot com

Julia said...

Wow- what a nice giveaway!

I've been reading your blog for 3+ years now. Your daughter reminds me of mine, do I've always been interested in your designs for her.

I'd have to say that my favorite knitting book this far is one of Debbie Bliss' baby books. There's a few I go to frequently. I am not too picky as long as there are more than 2 or 3 patterns I like.

Thank you so much for this chance! I'm sure any of the books you've chosen would be wonderful!

Debbie said...

My favorite knitting book is the first one I ever bought, Handknit Holidays. It was way over my knitting head at the time but that didn't stop me from attempting (and completing) several of the projects and I still go back to it for inspiration when I'm planning knitted gifts. I've had several of the pattern authors autograph it for me so now it is even more special!
I have been reading your blog occasionally and with earnest once I saw an ad for Coastal Knits. Seriously.

Debbie4 on Rav
mcsix at embarqmail dot com

Carol E. in AZ said...

Hello,
I'm new to the world of knitting and would love to add to my library.

I just finished your Shawl Collared Cowl and I can't tell you how excited I am that it came out. Got to figure out how to block it and then add the buttons then off to my DIL who lives in snow country.

Thanks for the opportunity,
Carol E in AZ

carolinmesa@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

Well since I haven't yet gotten my own copy of Coastal Knits, my favorite knitting book is probably my Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework that my grandma gave me several years ago when I taught myself to knit. It's by no means a completely reference, but I can always go to it for inspiration.

Also, I've been reading Never Not Knitting for only a couple of weeks, after seeing it on another blog :)

Jess - jkunttu@gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I found Never Not Knitting about 7 or 8 months ago and have really enjoyed reading and listening. Thank you for everything you've shared!

I don't own it yet, but I think Custom Knits 2 might be one of my favourite books. I borrowed it from the library and it's at the top of my to-buy list. I'm also excited about Finishing School. Of books that I own, though, probably Teach Yourself Visually Knitting. I don't refer to it anymore, but it was a great help when I learned to knit a couple of years ago.

Rebecca
knittingwithwords on Ravelry

laceandcable said...

I am a new blog reader, but I listened to your podcast from the beginning.
My favorite knitting books are the Barbara Walker stitch dictionaries (especially #1 and #3)
Your little boy is precious and I hope you are enjoying some well deserved time with him and your daughter :-)
Thanks! Kathy(laceandcable on Rav)

Josie said...

Thanks for the chance to win the books! I don't have any of these you are giving away. My fave knitting book till now is the Montse Stanley Knitter's handbook which is such an useful reference for knitters of all level of experience. :-)

I am knottygal on Ravelry.

affiknity.com said...

What an awesome giveaway.

affiknity on Ravelry

Lucy Chen said...

What a generous giveaway!
I have been reading your blog pretty much since I started knitting about almost two years ago. I love your designs, Alana, and your beautiful photos.
My favorite knitting book, if I have to pick only one, it will be Susan B. Anderson's "Itty-Bitty Hats". Because I've knit most of the patterns from this book.
(I will happily pay for the shipping if I'm so lucky to win. Hehe). catmilc@hotmail.com

Karen said...

I think I've been reading your blog for a couple of years now. Happy blogiversary. I think my favorite knitting book right now is Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders.
My Ravelry ID is KarenV.

Cathy Scott said...

Starmore's Fairisle knitting

Cathy Scott from StitchMastery

and funkyorange on Ravelry

Sampras_5 said...

I started listening to Never Not Knitting and reading the blog last year around September I think. You really helped me get through a difficult time at work and long commuting hours. I greatly appreciate all the hours you have put into your podcast.
My favourite knitting book (right now) is Teeny Tiny MochiMochis. The knits in this book are so flippin adorable!

Anywhos, thanks for all that you do!
Sarah (rav name: Sampras)

Alycia C said...

It would be amazing to win a new book. I have been reading for a little over a year know, and have been knitting seriously for a little over two years. My book collection is quite small yet. :)

aliasrlene said...

Every one of those books is worthy of my knitting book library. Thanks Alana for a great give away.

I am rlene on Ravelry

Steph said...

This would make an amazing christmas gift!!! I have only been knitting for a couple of years now but it consumes my free time. My favourite knitting book right now is more last minute gifts by Joelle Hoverson. It's just filled with great gift ideas and easy projects for us more beginner knitters!

I can be reached at brunatos@gmail.com

Thanks!

eskelly said...

Yay! Making my knitting library grow is such a joy. This would make a knitty-nerd super happy.

Sangeetha said...

I have been with your blog I believe for 1+ years now. anyway love the classic elizabeth zimmerman books

M.Mack said...

I have been reading for just over a year. My favorite knitting book is Knitting Without Tears by EZ. I love her voice throughout the whole book.

Mama T said...

I have been reading for about 2 months. I was searching for some podcasts to listen to and stumbled upon your blog. I am glad I did! I have several favorite book, but for this time of year it has to be Last Minutue Knitted Gifts.

Mama T said...

Forgot my contact info... Ravelry id: freakforfibers

Michelle said...

What a fun gift to give your readers!!

I am a new knitter, I just learned a little over 2 years ago. I only recently found your blog, shortly before Coastal Knits was released! I've been hooked ever since!

My knitting library is very small....very, very small. I mostly refer to my local library because there is just SO much out there I'm still on the hunt for a comprehensive reference book to place on my shelf! I really enjoyed the first Custom Knits, as well as the Stitch-N-Bitch series.

Happy Blogiversary!!
Michelle
Find me at Ravelry as walterbear!

niceandknit.com said...

Happy Blogiversary! I have only been reading your blog maybe 6-8 months now but thoroughly enjoy it! Congrats on the success of Coastal Knits.

This is such a great giveaway. I love love love knitting books. Every now and then I pull them all out and flip through them. Not for anything specific, just for fun.
One of my favorite books is have around is the Knitting Companion. It's a little reference book that is great to throw in the yarn bag and go!

Thanks so much!


Hopefully this doesn't get posted twice, had an issue the first time.

mysillylittlelife said...

Wonderful looking books!
danettefoster at yahoo dot com

Annie said...

What an awesome giveaway! I think I've been lurking/reading for about a year now. My favorite knitting book would have to be my first: Stich N Bitch by Debbie Stoller. It taught me how to knit!

abwebb(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa H-L said...

I found your blog through your delightful podcast which I have listened to from the beginning.

While Coastal Knits is close to the top of my list of favorite knitting books I must admit it is beat by any of the Barbara Walker Stitch volumes. Her books represent the creative potential of knitting and as such are so inspirational to me.

Happy Anniversary! Mosmama (on ravelry)

Miss Bea said...

I may have to get myself the Finishing book even if I don't win, it looks super useful! Thanks for another great contest! I'm MissBea on Ravelry.

Lori M-C said...

I have been reading this blog for at least three years. My favorite knitting book right now is "Fairy Tale Knits". My e-mail is tanchinashoba@gmail.com. Lori M-C

CuteStuffInside said...

I've been reading Never Not Knitting for a little over a year. I don't own very many knitting books (although I'd like to), but luckily my library has a great selection. Of the few I do have in my collection, I'd say my current favorites are Itty Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson and Knitting On The Edge by Nicky Epstein.

marshamakes @ hotmail

ruscms0 said...

Lately I have been using Super Stitches Knitting by Karen Hemingway for ideas.
Thanks - Meg
Megrknits on Ravelry

Geneviève said...

I only have 1 knitting book. It's a Debbie Bliss book. It's been very useful guiding me through knitting. Mostly I read blogs. Such as yours, which I've been reading for about 6 or 7 months now. :) Love it.

gdelaplante@gmail.com

ruscms0 said...

Lately I have been using Super Stitches Knitting by Karen Hemingway for lots of ideas.
Thanks - Meg
megrknits on Ravelry

Jo Anne W-M said...

I have been a reader for at least 2 years. My fav knitting book changes frequently but I will say any of the Susan B. Anderson books.
Thank you,
Joannewm on Ravelry

Kate said...

I can't seem to recall when I started reading the blog. I know I searched for knitting blogs and loved your right away. I've been reading ever since.

Thank you for the great give-away!

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