Monday, November 02, 2009

Cozy Autumn Giveaway!

Giveaway time again here at On My Bookshelf...

Autumn is my FAVORITE time of year hands down! I love the changing colors, I love the leaves everywhere. I love watching my kids play in the leaves, trick or treating, Thanksgiving, etc. Just love the coziness of it all! So in honor of my favorite season, I've put together a fun giveaway.

I have a hardcover of Kate Jacob's The Friday Night Knitting Club as well as an ARC of Knit Two! One winner will get BOTH books. I'm going to throw in a gift that goes along with it as well, just to add to the coziness (hint: it has to do with warm beverages).

Contest rules:
1) Leave a comment WITH AN EMAIL ADDRESS. If you don't leave an email in the comment, you will be disqualified. In your comment, please let me know if you happen to be a knitter as well as a book lover and I might throw an extra little surprise in the box if you win!
2) Leave meaningful comments on any other posts (old or new posts) for extra entries. One entry per comment.
3) Open only to US and Canada addresses.
4) Contest open Nov. 2nd through Nov. 2oth.

36 comments:

edmontonjb said...

I use to knit when I was younger but I haven't for years. I should get back into it. It would be a great way to relax.

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

Dani. said...

My friend recommended this. She said it was amazingly adorable. I want to see if she is right, though she usually is:)

-Dani
lightningstreak123@comcast.net

MJ said...

I'm not a knitter..maybe when I retire! LOL

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Amber said...

I love autumn too! Especially when I have good books to read! I'm not a knitter, but just started to crochet. :)
abcarroll@sbcglobal.net

Sandra K321 said...

I am also a fan of autumn. I love the changing colors and the smells. Unfortunately this year I think we got jipped; it was cool (no Indian summer) and it rained so much that the colors weren't very good. I'm hoping next year will be better.
seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

Marilu said...

I would love to win this! Both titles are on my TBR list. I learned to knit as a child. I can knit anything.....that is square or rectangular....LOL!! I do not knit often, but have knit blankets for babies, scarves, cotton dishcloths, and that sort of thing. I would like to eventually learn to knit socks!
thanks for the entry Marilu
lovemykidsandbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

Marilu said...

Do we need to comment here once we have made a comment on another post, for our extra entry or do you track that? thanks

g.g. said...

I learned to knit briefly in college and made my dad a sweater but then gave it up as I wasn't very good. Now I read so much, my eyes probably couldn't do both...plus my fingers have trouble with arthritis so....but I love to see people make those gorgeous things.

thanks for entering me for the books!

anjamie4 AT gmail (dot) com

scottsgal said...

I used to knit years ago but would like to start back up again this winter when our schedule is a bit less hectic

msboatgal at aol.com

Holly said...

Marilu-- No need to add an extra comment here. I'll be able to track the extra entries through the comments coming to my email.

Thanks for entering and taking a further gander at our blog! :-)

Heather said...

I don't knit myself, but my sister and two close friends do, these would make such great gifts!

heatheranne99 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Pam said...

These books look like such fun!

As for your knitting question, I have knit in the past and would like to be a knitter but I really can't call myself one. I remember trying to make myself a sweater once; I started it when I was 12 and didn't finish until I was close to 17. By then, I'd grown breasts and it no longer fit. I also tried knitting a scarf once - I got bored and it ended up being a sleeping bag for my Barbies.

melacan at hotmail dot com

etirv said...

I don't knit but enjoy stories that involve knitting!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, although this is a fabulous give, Holly.

I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

ikkinlala said...

I'm a knitter, and these books look interesting - what a generous giveaway!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

JHalsall said...

I overheard two professors once talking: "Did you hear about Dr. Smith's latest run-in with a female student? Seems he was lecturing and spotted a woman in the audience knitting. He said to her 'I suppose that you knit while you m********* (pleasure yourself)?' 'No' replied the woman, 'When I knit, I knit and when I m++++++++, I ++++++++++.'"

M. said...

Hi, my first time here, arrived via West of Mars.

These books have such pretty covers! In theory, I'm a knitter, but it's been quite some time since I got the knitting needles out - two children ago, I think! My time is is filled with the other daily chores. Maybe when they're in university I can start looking at yarn again?

mayamissani AT yahoo DOT ca

M. said...

forgot to say - I'm doing the RIP challenge also! Still one book behind, though (the horror slot. deliberately left it last).

cstironkat said...

I love to read but I don't know how to knit. I have a friend that knits for our animal shelter. She makes little rugs for the cats. They love them.

Haleyknitz said...

I'm a knitter!! I love knitting. I'm actually doing a contest at my blog for two handknit scarves right now ;) I'd love to win these!!!

haleymathiot at yahoo dot com.

Tina said...

I'm an onagain off again knitter. With cold weather coming, I'll probably be doing more, especially since I'm the on duty library worker during our weekly, "knit one, sew too" group (i've been doing cross-stitch during the summer.)

Thanks for this giveaway

tbranco (at)hughes (dot) net

Kelly said...

I love to knit and crochet, and I love to read! Both are such good fall and winter activities--put in a favorite, familiar movie and make a pot of coffee while you knit... or curl up in bed with the cat and some fluffy blankets to read a good book. :) Thank you so much for the giveaway!

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I don't knit, but I'd love to be entered.

je2kids(at)yahoo(dot)com

LittleEagle said...

I used to knit and should start again to keep my hands busy. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

bgcchs said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I am a knitter. I'd love to read these books. Thanks for the possibility.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

MoziEsmé said...

Would love to read these!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

kakihara said...

Yes please I'm a reader and a knitter--I can make anything simple---I make place mats, small blankets etc--thanks for the chance to win!
kakihararocks@gmail.com

holdenj said...

These look so good. I just saw Knit the Season at the store and need to catch up with these!
Thanks.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Jana said...

Oh, this looks great! Autumn is my favourite season, too and I love knitting. I'm not very good, but practice makes perfect, right?

a.sheepish.smile@gmail.com

Nicole said...

I don't knit, but I would love to learn!!

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

Deedles said...

I love to read. I can't seem to get the hang of knitting but I do crochet.
djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

Gwendolyn B. said...

I don't knit . . . yet! I've heard these 2 books are really good and I'd like to check them out. Thanks for the chance to win them!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Zombie Girrrl said...

Autumn is my favorite season, too; it has the nicest smell. =)
I prefer embroidery, but I've knitted. I've knitted about six scarves, one pair of leg warmers, and one (successful) hat. The hardest thing was figuring out how to cable knit.
I commented on your Bear-ly There post. That book was so cute!

zombiegirrrl21@aol

Alicia said...

I tried to knit once, but never managed to get the hang of it. I'm more a x-stitcher.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

Renee G said...

I find that although I can knit, I enjoy crocheting more. (I know how to fix my mistakes when I crochet.)
And I love to read.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

LuAnn said...

I knit now and then when I have the time. I recently bought a stash of yarn to make few washclothes and maybe a scrap afghan.

reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com