03 November 2014

monday's musing & a give-away

Tis better to give than receive, is it not? I think so. That's why I'm giving away a copy of Tanis Gray's book, 3 Skeins or Less! Leave a comment by midnight, PST, November 5 (Wednesday) for a chance to win!
It's a great little book with some fantastic patterns, including my Tanis Shawl. I really loved every minute of designing and knitting this one. The yarn - Heavenly Fingering from The Uncommon Thread - was truly truly heavenly down to the last stitch.

Tanis, the woman, was an absolute pleasure to work with. Tanis, the shawl, has a beaded asymmetrical spine that moves seamlessly into the border.
The wide lace border is fairly heavily beaded with 6/0 seed beads placed with a crochet hook.
And Tanis is finished with a beaded picot bind-off.

By Tanis Gray
Interweave/F+W; $24.99

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116 Comments:

Blogger phoenix_anew said...

I would LOVE to have a copy! And knit this shawl, of course!! (Plus other patterns ...)

10:28 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I would love this; buying more than three skeins of anything is usually cost-prohibitive for me.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Alison Makin said...

What a lovely giveaway. Thank you.

11:24 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

I love this shawl. Especially the adorable spine. Looking forward to knitting it. If this copy became mine it would make it sooner rather than later.

12:25 AM  
Blogger Didi Dwiverson said...

Love this! And love you for doing this <3

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Sakti said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Would love to have this book!!

12:41 AM  
OpenID littlegreyhedgehog said...

Pretty shawl, I love the spine.

12:42 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

This book looks great. I would love to win it.

Rav id: woolercoaster

1:37 AM  
Blogger AmyF said...

A lovely book-I would so love to win! Thank you for the opportunity to win one! I'm just starting to bead shawls and fear it is a slippery slope!!

1:40 AM  
Blogger zuzu said...

So many pretty designs -- but I've been wanting to try beading, so Tanis will be whispering to me ....

2:53 AM  
Blogger canaryblue said...

That shawl looks amazing!

3:06 AM  
Anonymous Sharon F said...

This book would help me so much with my Christmas knitting. So far behind. The shawl looks amazing!

3:31 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Simply lovely.

3:39 AM  
Anonymous Rocksolana said...

What a great book. Thanks for doing a giveaway.

3:47 AM  
Blogger Dominique Belanger Angle said...

The tanis (shawl). Is gorgeous!!!! And I could totally use your new book...esp. Right now before Christmas as I'm thinking what to make and give. :)

4:03 AM  
Anonymous Lynn said...

Thanks Romi for the opportunity to snag this book filled with knitting gems. Might be able to cross it off my Xmas list.

4:14 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I would love this book.

4:20 AM  
Anonymous Cathy B said...

Would love to win this book! Looks like just the one for knitting Christmas gifts. Enjoy your blog!

4:23 AM  
Anonymous Chris B said...

Wow, that Tanis shawl is lovely!!

4:44 AM  
Blogger CinLin said...

WHOOT! 1st, I'm never 1st.

Lynn

4:46 AM  
Blogger Lacylamb said...

Absolutely beautiful patterns. I would love to win the book and knit the patterns.

4:56 AM  
Anonymous thatcleverclementine said...

The book looks splendid -- and I'd love to win a copy!

5:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great book - I bought this book for myself, but would love to win a copy for my sister.

5:24 AM  
Blogger CPAKnit said...

I would love a copy of this book for 2 main reasons:
I love your Tanis Shawl
I have too many 3 skein bunches of yarn for which I need inspiration!

5:33 AM  
Anonymous DianaC said...

beautiful! I haven't gotten this one yet, so I'd love to be in the drawing. thanks!

5:47 AM  
Blogger APlanet4Creation said...

I would love a chance to win 3 Skeins or Less!

5:49 AM  
Blogger Deena said...

Looks like a lovely book, I'd love to own it.

5:58 AM  
Anonymous Janet said...

Wow, Romi - so sweet of you to offer this. Looks like a great collection!

6:04 AM  
Blogger Lydia said...

3 skeins or less-perfect timing for holiday knitting

6:04 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

I really want to knit Tannis the shawl and several other patterns I have seen from this book! Gorgeous!

6:09 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

oooh that book looks great!

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful shawl! I would love to win the book :-)

Lisa T

6:26 AM  
Anonymous Denise said...

Romi, your patterns are such a joy to knit! Thank you for all that you do! I'd love to gift this book to a friend.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Patti said...

I would love to win a copy of Tanis' book. What a great concept. Thanks for sharing.

6:56 AM  
Blogger Umoza Mzizi said...

Tanisha is so pretty! Romijn you rock!

7:03 AM  
Blogger scifiknitter said...

It's nice to see some Monday Musings again, Romi!

I checked out the projects on Ravelry, and it's a great set of lovely items to knit. Your shawl is in fitting company! Please enter me in the giveaway.

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The book looks very interesting. Love the shawl. Thank you for the giveaway.

deblyn153 on Rav

7:05 AM  
Blogger mellenknits said...

I commute on a bus to work, so smaller projects like the ones in this book are perfect!
mellenknits on Ravelry

7:30 AM  
Blogger Jaime M said...

What a nice thing you're doing giving away this book! Making lots of people happy! Please put me on the list!! 😊

7:31 AM  
Blogger Holly in CT said...

I am drooling over the shawl

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Word Lily said...

Ooh, I'd love to win!

7:56 AM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

I would love to win this book!

8:12 AM  
Blogger Techmuse said...

It's in my Amazon cart...

8:19 AM  
Blogger Ursula said...

Beautiful shawl. Great concept for the new book. I can't often justify awesome yarn in a SQ but for a shawl, mhmm :)

8:31 AM  
Blogger Pat Emerick said...

Would love to win this book! Love that Tanis shawl.

Stitcherpat on Ravelry

8:35 AM  
Blogger Mr. Klein said...

Beautiful Shawl!

9:05 AM  
Anonymous CindyQ said...

Would love to win this book, and I have the perfect yarn for the shawl!

9:22 AM  
Blogger lynneUSA said...

Oh me please, looks like a great book

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Stacy said...

I would love this book and your Tanis Shawl too!

9:44 AM  
Blogger May W said...

I would love to make the Tanis Shawl. Thanks for the giveaway.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Texknitter said...

Such a lovely shawl!

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could use a new book to cheer me up after these recent cold, dark, rainy days!
Pferdina

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a really beautiful shawl. I have always wanted to learn to incorporate beading into my knitting and this would be an ideal project to do so.
karen

10:33 AM  
Blogger Ejw1969 said...

Thank you for the chance to win this lovely book, it would really help to get the stash under control!

10:35 AM  
Blogger teabird said...

I'd love to win this book - and knit Tanis - thank you!

10:44 AM  
Blogger amchart said...

just beautiful!

10:53 AM  
Blogger Deanna Mey said...

oh my yes. this book would be wonderful to have.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Marilyn a.k.a. Merry said...

If the other patterns are even half as nice as your shawl, this book will be wonderful. : )
wahoomerryf on Ravelry

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Janice said...

I've been wanting to get this book and, of course, have faved Tanis (the shawl). Great contest prize.

11:30 AM  
Blogger heydebbi said...

Oh my, another wonderful ROMI knit.

If only I could keep up with the volume of wonderful patterns.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Karen Stennes said...

Stunning! Another incredible creation! Awesome giveaway!!

12:10 PM  
Blogger Leticia said...

Oh! How lovely!!!

12:12 PM  
Blogger Drae said...

Great book! I and have some Tanis fiber that would look lovely in that shawl.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Looks like a beautiful book.

12:55 PM  
Blogger awesomeconnie said...

love the look of your shawl would love to have this book will you sign it

12:57 PM  
Blogger kleggett said...

I'd love a copy of this book.

1:37 PM  
Blogger AnnetteinFL said...

I am so in love with the beads down the back of the shawl keeping everything crossed for the win!!

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Sharon Rapoport said...

The shawls are gorgeous.
I am a big fan of winter hats living in Canada,
thanks for the contest

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Cathy L said...

Beautiful shawl! I would love the book.

1:53 PM  
Blogger kba said...

Absolutely beautiful. Would love a copy.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

wow, this is a beautiful shawl! i would love to win a copy, and start knitting it right away!

1:56 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

There are so many great projects,and your shawl pattern is lovely. :) --Bookaholic13 on Ravelry

2:33 PM  
Blogger katherinelynn_04 said...

What a lovely new book! I'd love to win a copy.

katherinelynn04 on rav

2:39 PM  
Blogger Syrinx H said...

That shawl is beautiful!

3:18 PM  
Blogger Yarnologist said...

That shawl is gorgeous!

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Wendy Bouzid said...

Of course, I would love to have a copy of this book!

4:03 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Yes, please! I've been looking at that book as there are some wonderful patterns in there - yours, of course!

4:23 PM  
Blogger Charlene said...

Guess what? I'd like to win a copy of this lovely book, just like everyone else here ;)
I love the spine of Tanis and that border is so "shiny". I don't usually like to attract attention but I certainly would love to wear a shawl that is such a distraction.
I hear there are some other pretty things in the book, too.
Please pick me (says my comment)

4:49 PM  
Blogger Gretchen Johnson said...

Ooh la la!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Tish said...

I love your Tanis shawl (I keep gazing at it online...) and looking through the book's patterns, I think I would like to make many of those as well! I am always a fan of Romi patterns and the rest of the book is a bonus!
Thanks for doing a special drawing for us! ^_^

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just so very very lovely!

Ravelry ID: nflux888

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Maya said...

Just lovely. I need to knit the Tanis shawl!

6:31 PM  
Blogger Sue Bradford Edwards said...

I love books that have a variety of smaller (two or three skein) projects that I can make as gifts.

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely book, very generous giveaway... ;0)

Socksalot (on ravelry)

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always love your shawl patterns! Wish I had more hours in the day to knit them all.

Jadedisc on Rav

8:14 PM  
Blogger Janet Daum said...

What a shawl! This looks like a wonderful prize. janetlatifa on rav

11:38 PM  
Blogger Julie Ann said...

What a beautiful shawl! I love it and would love this book of smaller projects.
Highlights on Rav

4:55 AM  
Blogger Malin said...

That shawl is so pretty! I'd love to win the book.

7:52 AM  
Blogger JudyAnn said...

That shawl is spectacular! I'd love that book.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Minnebelle said...

Many lovely patterns, I would love to win this book!

10:55 AM  
Blogger Hev said...

Thank you for the chance to win this book. I love the patterns in it & really would like to knit up the Tanis shawl.

11:00 AM  
Blogger CathyG said...

As always, your shawl is gorgeous! This sounds like a great book for thinning out the stash and I'd love to win.

CathyG on Ravelry

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful shawl and book!

Sunnyknitter on Rav

11:40 AM  
Blogger Partly Cloudy Mom said...

Looks like a wonderful book!

12:01 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Pick me! Pick me!

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been away for awhile....but I'm back and really love this shawl you're showing. The whole book is needed!!! thanks for the chance to win it, smaller projects are a Good Thing....

12:07 PM  
Blogger Michele Lightbown said...

I have been itching to knit this shawl so throw my name in!! We love you Romi!!

12:09 PM  
Blogger Margaret Long said...

I so need to knit this shawl!

1:00 PM  
Blogger Lorna said...

Absolutely beautiful, especially the elegant beaded spine and border. Looking forward to knitting this one..

1:10 PM  
Blogger woolyjooly said...

What a wonderful source for using up 3 skeins of stash and/or lovely new shawl yarn. Pick me! Pick me! Thanks, Romi. Tanis will go in the queue.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Mary Z said...

My next adventure into knitting is to learn how to use beads! This would so make the adventure more exciting.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such a lovely design. And your idea to have a giveaway is very much appreciated!
Thank you and have a great day,
Susan (susara on rav)

2:22 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Another amazing pattern! I would love a copy of the book! You are so generous.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

I've been really into accessories lately, this is right up my alley!

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Joan said...

Absolutely lovely. Thank you for this opportunity.
JoanieBaloney on Ravelry

3:56 PM  
Blogger Nuna Knits said...

This looks like a lovely book. Thanks for sharing.

4:28 PM  
Blogger rughooker.donna said...

I would love to win this book and the I could knit the shawl, it would be a great birthday present.

4:59 PM  
Blogger mj said...

Wow! There's a lot of beautiful patterns in that book. Would love to add that to my library.

5:16 PM  
Blogger susan booth said...

I would love to have this book

5:33 PM  
Blogger BCGramma said...

What a great book! The shawl is gorgeous as are (I'm sure) all the other patterns. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh hh, pretty! Would love to win this book!

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in love with the shawl and the yarn combo is amazing!

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous shawl! I would love to win!
ladydisdn on Rav

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Susanne (shoula) said...

a lovely giveaway
thank you
love

11:39 PM  
Blogger sgrissom.blogspot.com said...

I do love this shawl, and would love a copy of the book.

5:50 AM  
Blogger Kelly Forster said...

Beautiful book! So many gorgeous projects...which to start first?

6:53 AM  

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