Craft Activism Giveaway

Craft Activism was named one of the Top Ten Craft Books of 2011!  Yeah for Gale and Joan.  There are wonderful projects for recycling, upcycling, knitting, sewing, even granny squaring.  A few friends and I are planning a gathering to make the bags that use hardware cloth and plastic bags and pieces — no sewing required, perfect for imbibing while crafting.   My Sleight of Hand Mittens, which represented the Yarnery Mitten Fairy project, made it to the cover. (Yes, I keep saying that, it’s just so cool!)  I chose stranded color work mittens because they are a) warm b) fun to make c) let you use of lots of leftover bits of colors d) all of the above.  There are six charts, each chart is a four or eight stitch repeat  to mix and match. (I didn’t knit the ones below, a test knitter did.  Nice color stranding, there!)

  © Gale Zucker

Louet supported my design by sending a generous amount of Gems Sport, waaay more than I used.

In that case, it seems right to spread the wealth and celebrate the book’s success by having a giveaway.  First prize is a copy of Craft Activism.  Second and third prizes are a yarn pack of three skeins of Gems Sport –  enough to make several pairs of mittens. That’s three chances to win – the book, or one of two yarn packs. Leave  a comment by December 17, and make sure I have a way to contact you.  I’ll draw three lucky winners and get the package in the mail.  Anyone can enter –  I’ll ship overseas, I promise.   However, if one of you Aussies wins, there are no guarantee it will be there by Christmas!


48 responses to “Craft Activism Giveaway

  1. Love those mittens, ML! Count me in on that drawing!!!

  2. It IS cool that your mittens are on the cover! 🙂

    Please count me in. *goes back to ignoring the snow that’s falling*

  3. Also, how did you get your blog to snow?!!!!

  4. Very cool that your mittens are on the cover. What fun prizes!

  5. I knew there was a reason I liked the cover so much.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    yarnbasket on Rav

  6. Yup, I knit that one! Loved the article about the Occupy Wall Street knitter.

  7. I love the front cover – I bet the inside is great too! Magifox on Ravelry

  8. The mittens and fantastic photo of them makes for a great cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Julie Muehlberg

    Craft Activism – what a perfect blend of ideals! Thanks for all you do for the world of knitting, MLE. Count me in on the giveaway. And happy holidays.

  10. Beautiful mittens and a great idea for a book! Thanks for doing this.

  11. Thanks so much for the chance! I’ve seen lots about this book around the knitting ‘nets, and I’d love to have a copy.

  12. Love your mittens! I’m doing a stranded colourwork hat right now, and your test knitter is marvellous.

  13. Oh yes! Please ship one to Norway!!

  14. I really really need a pair of mittens… Made it 40 years without a pair, and it is summer, but my hands feel cold, chilly even. Would love a copy of the book, and my husband has observed that we always travel to winter. My Estonian genes must be pining for something.

  15. Very cool! Count me in, please!

  16. What a generous giveaway! Thanks!

    I’m chavahsdaughter on Ravelry.

  17. Those are beautiful mittens and I’ve heard it’s a wonderful book!

  18. Marianne Riddle

    What an awesome idea! Love the mittens!
    (twitter name SpinKnitNana) Marianne

  19. I love this book – and the mittens are fabulous!

  20. that is so cool! congrats! 🙂

  21. Throw my name in your hat!

  22. Oh, hooray! I *knew* there had to be a silver lining to the fact that I haven’t had five minutes to order this book yet 😉

  23. congrats on the mittens on the cover! I am (finally) working on fairy mittens…better late than …

  24. Great idea for a book and congrats on your mittens making the cover. Count me in on your drawing, please.

  25. Congrats! Them’s some fantastic mittens! (Great book too!!)

  26. Thanks for the opportunity to win and a great gift idea for myself if I don’t!

  27. Really want that book… almost downloaded it last week, but it is too beautiful for ebook form.

  28. The mittens are beautiful and winning the book / yarn might even motivate me make a pair myself. 🙂

  29. Yay! With this plus the (bilingual) Coquille in Knitty you are getting to be a true knitting celebrity – Congrats!

  30. A beautiful book! I’d be thrilled to win a copy.

  31. I’m a sucker for a contest. You know where to find me!

  32. Very nice stranding indeed! I wish I could do that (OK, I could if I took the time to learn, but you know how it is, I want to be able to do that with no effort on my part at all)

    I love that snow is falling on your mitten!

  33. Fun! I love that upcyciing and recycling are coming back into fashion.

  34. I’m just in Iowa, so it would easily get to me on time!

  35. hello there 🙂 I am joining in! If I dont win I just have to bye this book. cool title and cool ideas

  36. Marguerite Czarnecki

    Great idea! Even if I do not win, I am very happy to have seen your blog ( thanks to Torirot). If you do not ship to France, I am going to visit my son in Baltimore and will enjoy anyway to look at the book anywhere.

  37. Would love to get ahold of that book. stumbling over chaos sent me over.
    cool blog, will have to stay awhile and read.

  38. Pingback: Stumbling Over Chaos :: It’s beginning to look a lot like linkity!

  39. Congratulations!

    Count me in!

  40. Everybody loves yarn. And we love you too for this generous giveaway.
    Happy Christmas.

  41. How did I miss this! Consider my comment left 😀

    How wonderful to have your mittens on the cover!

  42. HI, The mittens are so cool– well, warm,actually! We were delighted to have them on the cover, and the whole idea of crafting for charity is particularly great at this season. Thanks for the compliments on the book. Enjoy.

  43. The mittens are fantastic – I have been salivating over this book since I first heard about it! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity —

  44. What a fun and useful giveaway
    please throw my name in the hat 🙂 🙂

  45. What a brilliant idea for a book! I look forward to checking it out.

    Stumbling over chaos sent me over, too. Please add me to the contest entries.

  46. Congratulations with your front page picture 😉
    Count me in your giveaway, please 🙂


    I see others have said to throw their names into the hat — I say “please throw my hands into your mittens!!” Thanks for the chance! I just discovered your blog and am now off to read more thoroughly.

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