Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Fitted Knits Giveaway

So the a few weeks ago my mom surprised me with a copy of Fitted Knits (Carol wrote a great "no-bull" review that you should go read if you haven't yet). I had had this book on my wishlist for months before it came out, and she pre-ordered it as a random-for-absolutely-no-reason surprise. (Isn't she awesome?) The only problem? I had already bought it at a local independent bookstore almost a month before, since Interweave Press makes their books available at independent bookstores first. (Which by the way rocks my socks. I love the fact that they are thinking about the little guy, and not just about making the largest profit they can as soon as possible.)
So here is where you can make out. I already asked her, and she would rather it went to someone I thought would use it than to return it. So I am going to give away the second copy of this book. Just leave me a comment to this post with the following information before May 4th. As I have been hinting, I am going to be doing some travel with my partner. (I am super excited. We are going to Hong Kong and then Germany.) To enter tell me the following information:
  • Where has been your favorite place to go to (or would like to) and why? This can be international or domestic.
  • What is one item you consider essential when you travel?
That's it! The winner will be selected after I get back from my trip.

Also if you know any yarn shops in Hong Kong, Germany, Amsterdam or the Paris area that I should try to visit, please let me know. So far all I have to go on is this yarn shop reference to Hong Kong.

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Blogger kainui said...

1. Volcanoes National Park. Not just because it has volcanoes!

2. Zipper-lock plastic bags.

17/4/07 3:00 AM  
Blogger valĂ©ria said...

1. York in england, if there's one place i would recomend it's york.

2. besides passport??
my dpn's and sockyarn in a zipper lock bag ;-)

Hope you've a great trip and when you're in amsterdam go to the http://www.afstap.nl/, it's great.

take care...

17/4/07 4:33 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

1. Petra in The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Petra is the site of the Nabatean burial grounds. Intricate facades carved out of the side of a cliff.

2. People have already said yarn, so I'll go with extra money.

P.S. I'm here by way of the L&V MB.

17/4/07 7:06 AM  
Blogger Natasha said...

Where has been your favorite place to go to (or would like to) and why? This can be international or domestic.

My favourite place so far (and I have never been out of Australia so this would be classed as domestic) is the west coast of Western Australia in spring, there are wild flowers everywhere and it is so beautful. I would love to be able to live somewhere like that, so much colour inspiration

What is one item you consider essential when you travel?

Definatly the camera, you can never have too many photos, and now that we have a digital SLR it is so much better lol

17/4/07 7:58 AM  
Blogger Christa said...

Favorite place to travel - anywhere on a motorcycle. Last fall, my husband and I rode our motorcycle from North Alabama to Key West and it was amazing.

Thing I can't travel without - yarn, of course! (but since that's already been said...my iPod. On the bike, it's fabulous because I love the looks that I get because I'm singing at the top of my lungs. In the car, it drowns out the husband's ESPN radio and the sound of the Game Boy from the back seat!)

17/4/07 9:20 AM  
Blogger pigbook1 said...

favorite place: cabin in island park, id
Must take: skeeter repellant and sunscreen

17/4/07 10:32 AM  
Blogger Miranda said...

I haven't had the opportunity/funds to travel much at all, so my answers are kinda lame.

1. Traverse City, MI. It's just an adorable town with great shops and restraunts. The farmer's market is to die for also.

2. a pen. I take lots of notes, scribbles, etc.

17/4/07 10:47 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

1. Edinburgh, Scotland. Such a friendly town and the architecture is amazing. Plenty of stuff to do for free or on the cheap (which is always good).

2. Maps. As one with a good sense of direction and who doesn't mind getting lost (I think you find the best stuff when you just get lost), maps aren't necessarily all that important to me...but most people don't like getting lost and travel with semi-specific destinations in mind so I always have a map to keep everyone happy.

17/4/07 11:20 AM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

1. Hawaii - most relaxing vacation ever.

2. Family, of course! But after them, last time we went, I read and read and read on the beach. Next time it'll probably be knit and knit and knit.

17/4/07 11:28 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

1. Anywhere with trees and mountains and clear running water. Specificially, Nantahala, NC.

2. A book to read. I can't go to sleep anywhere without reading at night.

17/4/07 11:41 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

1. Virginia Beach, VA - my family took several trips here when I was younger, and it was and still is one of my favorite places.

2. My iPod - music makes any trip better.

17/4/07 11:56 AM  
Blogger DreamSlave said...

1. I want to visit Ireland soooooo badly, and I'm a Little Black Girl! Hee. It is just so beautiful. And then I wanna hop on over to Scotland to visit the circle. Stonehenge is my friend.

2.Heh, um, I just turned 28, but um, I still take my (blankie) whenever I go anywhere over night...

17/4/07 12:27 PM  
Blogger RumPot Key said...

Q. Where has been your favorite place to go to (or would like to) and why? This can be international or domestic.

A. Cape May, New Jersey
I have so many wonderful memories of this small town at the tip of a small state. For years as a child my Mom and I would go down to GFS Camp and then when I got older there was Choir Camp. As a teenager I worked as a server at the same bed and breakfast that the camps were held in. It was the life for a teenager...served breakfast - went to the shore from 11 am to 3 pm - served dinner. Room and food was part of our pay. Later I brought my Husband to be a Leader with me at a few Choir Camps. It's just a place full of good history for me!!

Q. What is one item you consider essential when you travel?

A. A good (accurate) street map of the place you are traveling!!

17/4/07 12:44 PM  
Blogger Dame Wendy said...

1) Where has been your favorite place to go to (or would like to) and why? This can be international or domestic.

Hands down Italy. Specifically Venice and Rome. If I could have I would have stayed for months and months. A close second is Munich Germany. The air is amazingly crisp and clear there and the architecture is incredible.

2) What is one item you consider essential when you travel?

It's an obvious one but I absolutely have to have my camera with me. I forgot it once and bought a new one during the trip.

Your trip sounds awesome! I've never been to Hong Kong, make sure you take pictures!! :)

17/4/07 12:49 PM  
Blogger clumberknits said...

Hi! Found you at the L&V message board, but I love Porter Square books, too. Answers to your survey:
1. Istanbul, Turkey -- a great mix of the historic and the cosmopolitan, the exotic and the familiar.
2. The most essential item to take with you is patience. If you have that, you are guaranteed to have a wonderful trip.

Have fun!

17/4/07 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Tasha said...

Where has been your favorite place to go to (or would like to) and why? This can be international or domestic.
My favorite trip was a two week tour of England, Scotland, and Wales. I grew up in the mountains of North Carolina, so the highlands of Scotland looked like "home." I also got to trim some wool of a Scottish sheep. My husband and I had always wanted to go to Britain. This was to be our last trip before kids. :) We can't wait to go back someday.

What is one item you consider essential when you travel?
A great book

17/4/07 1:49 PM  
Blogger knit_tgz said...

Hi! My favourite place to visit would be Rome, in Italy. I wish I could see all the art and historical sites!

And something essencial when travelling is a trusted moisturizer, and artificial teardrops, because my eyes and skin get very dry and uncomfortable.

Have a nice trip!

17/4/07 2:02 PM  
Blogger meg said...

1. I haven't been anywhere exotic or far-flung. My favorite, then, is a little shack near the beach in Neskowin, Oregon. Quiet, not crowded, and you can fall asleep to the sound of the ocean.

2. A journal, a pen, and some double-stick tape.

17/4/07 3:46 PM  
Blogger Marigold said...

1. Thailand. I love the temples, and driving around the farmland is awesome. I let someone else drive, though. They drive crazy, and drive on the left.

2. Pepto-bismol and Advil. Always good things to have. If you can get it, rehydration salts are also a good idea. It's sorta like insta-Pedialyte, just add water, for those times when you really really need to be rehydrated. I think Chinook Medical Supplies carries it.

17/4/07 4:44 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

1. London, England. You can totally get lost in the London Underground (aka the Tube) which makes for speedy travel between yarns shops.

2. Zipper lock bags (cause what's the point of wasteing vacation time rinsing shampoo or lotion from your yarn.)

17/4/07 7:00 PM  
Blogger Moose said...

1. Fiji will always be my idyllic place - perfect climate, the most amazing people, and visually stunning. I don't have a single bad memory of it, despite what other people have complained about.

2.Peanut Butter. It amazes me how hard it is to find peanut butter when I travel, so i always keep a jar with me when i travel.

Gave a great trip!!!

18/4/07 1:56 AM  
Blogger GaietyGirl said...

1. Paris is the place I've been to most often, and I adore it. Venice is amazing. Every building there seems to be blog-worthy.
2. An open mind and sunscreen :)

In terms of yarnshops, in Paris the best place is La Droguerie. They have a number of branches in France. Beautiful store and beautiful yarn.

18/4/07 7:29 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

1: I haven't had the chance to travel much, but I had a ton of fun in Cozumel Mexico when I was younger...but there was a lot of tequila involved in that one.....LMAO

2: band-aids. You never know when you're going to need one.

18/4/07 8:09 AM  
Blogger Nell said...

1. Florence, Italy. There is beauty and art everywhere. The food, the people, the shoes, the sites.... it's all amazing.

2. I always bring a small container of detergent and a couple of disposable cameras. You never know if the electricity is going to cooperate with our digital camera.

18/4/07 1:52 PM  
Blogger BlackRayne said...

Because I've done so little traveling of late, I'll say I would *like* to go to Australia. I've always wanted to go there, so I think if I could it'd be tie first place I'd go.

My one essential item for travel, regardless of it's around the block or halfway across the country, is lip balm. Don't leave home without it!

18/4/07 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I so so so want to go to Rapa Nui (Easter Island). The stone figures there have fascinated me since I was a wee one. And since I'd be in the area so to speak, New Zealand and Australia would be amazing. Imagine, all that wool!

I have to have my ipod. 60 gig of music and audiobooks to keep me from getting homesick while travelling.

Have a great trip!

19/4/07 6:20 PM  
Blogger Heide said...

I love to travel virtually anyplace that isn't crowded... mountains, remote beaches, etc. Australia is lovely too and I'd like to go back. A water bottle is always a must-have for me... but knitting isn't too far down on the list. Have fun!

19/4/07 8:22 PM  
Blogger Ann-Marie said...

Kenya. I got to go last summer for 3 weeks. It was heaven. I have always wanted to go b/c of the animals on safari. We took a 2 day safari and it was the best thing ever!

2. Pack in ziplock bags (large ones), keep 1 fresh outfit for the end of your trip, spare underwear in your carryon (if your luggage goes missing, you'll thank me)

19/4/07 8:39 PM  
Anonymous rock chick said...

1. Prince Edward Island. Very relaxing.

2. Airborne! Planes + hotels always = sick for me before I discovered this stuff.

19/4/07 10:05 PM  
Blogger Shannon H. said...

1. For traveling as far as places I have been; I love southern Utah (Brice Canyon, Zions NP, some really neat ghost towns...),but I'm dying to go to the British Isles (Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man and so on...)

2. For essentials: Seeing that I'm a type 1 diabetic, insulin and insulin pump supplies would be top there, but I guess next would be something to keep me occupied between destinations (flying or driving)

I hope you have a really good time in HK, then Germany (husband wants to take me there sometime, maybe the same trip as the UK?). It sounds like you're enjoying yourself already!!!

21/4/07 6:00 PM  
Blogger adrienne said...

1. I haven't travelled much, but I really liked Vancouver the last time I was there.
2. I have to have my nail file and nail scissors.

Enjoy your trip!

21/4/07 6:32 PM  
Blogger Frances said...

1. Washington, DC. Interesting, learning-type things for everyone to do. I mean, Spy museum? That's just awsome.
2. Extra underwear. Just in case.

24/4/07 8:46 AM  
Blogger Redford Phyl said...

1. Northwestern Sicily is my favorite place. The beaches are gorgeous, the food is fantastic, shopping is great. It plays hell with my allergies, but it's worth a few sneezes.

2. Mad money! You never know when you will run across that one thing that you must have.

30/4/07 4:49 PM  
Blogger Erin Kelly said...

1) Aaaagh so hard to choose... but, Bath, England. It's so beautiful, but also restful, and historical, and Jane Austen-y. I loved London, but Bath was my favorite place.
2) my iPod. Any time I travel, even if I'm just walking across campus, it's much better if I remember Rosie (ye, my iPod has a name)

1/5/07 11:28 AM  

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