Thursday, October 25, 2007

Giving it away

Last month I showed you the sweet little garter-stitch cardigan I knit for a new baby in the family, and lots of people have asked about the pattern. It's from a Patons booklet (no. 117) called "Baby Styles by Beehive." I just happened to do a quick pass through Value Village earlier today, and I came across a copy of this very booklet, so I paid the 50 cents and brought it home. The cover is coffee-stained and has some phone numbers jotted on it, and there are a couple of stains and pen marks on the pages inside. Would you like it anyway?


Since several people have expressed interest in the garter-stitch pattern, I'm just going to do a random draw. You just have to leave a comment telling me you'd like this booklet. I'll keep it open for a week, since I'm going to be busy and away from the blog anyway.


The image above shows the inside front cover -- click to make it bigger so you can see all the designs in the booklet: "Feather and Fan Set for 3 Months," "Crocheted Set for 3 Months," "Garter Stitch Set for 3 Months" (that's the cardigan I made), "Cape for 6 to 9 Months," "Eyelet Wardrobe for 6 Months," "Moss Stitch Set for 6 Months," "Popcorn Ridge Set for 6 Months," "Lace Dress for 9 to 12 Months," and "Panelled Suits for 9 to 12 Months." Here are a couple of closer images:



OK, so if you'd like this booklet, just leave a comment before Thursday, November 1, at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern time). Have a great weekend! I'm off to a conference tomorrow, so I'll see you next week.

46 comments:

heather said...

i love that baby sweater!
great meeting you at rhinebeck last weekend - enjoy the conference.
cheers - heather

Melanie said...

I do! I do! (jumping up and down and raising hand)

quitenak said...

oh, i would love it! i can't tell you how many babies are brewing over here (in my family, at my workplace, my friends)... and i loved the sweater when you made it and was disappointed not to have the pattern.
i'm crossing my fingers.

Caroline said...

Oooh I'd love that! So many of my friends are pregnant right now (not to mention that I have babies on my mind myself...)

Sarah said...

Oh, I loved that sweater. Put me in there please!

JillyB said...

Oh me too! Please put me in the drawing!

knitone said...

You bet I'd like that booklet. I've never won anything, so it must be my turn.

Heather said...

Well I would love it but I think I'm past my baby knitting days. Cute patterns though!!!!

~Jo~ said...

ooh ooh ooh! Pick me, pick me! LOL! I am currently knitting for a friend's baby to come and would love new (old) patterns to work with. :)

Joan said...

Put me in the drawing please!

Jen said...

I loved that sweater you made and would love to get my hands on that pattern! Thanks for thinking of the blogosphere when you saw the booklet at Value Village!

Sarah said...

I'd like! I need baby cape patterns :)

Theresa said...

Too cute! I love it.

Ühltje said...

I would love to get my hands on these patterns because baby patterns nowadays are almost always worsted weight yarn knit on 6 mm needles. And I think these are way cuter.

Bonney said...

These patterns are a must have!! I'd really like to have this booklet! Thanks!

Val said...

I would love this! Very generous of you.

amy said...

You're so sweet to share! I hope you pick me (us) I have 6 more weeks to crank out little knitted things before the imminent arrival!

Elinor said...

I'm in! How sweet of you to share!

gleek said...

count me in! looks like lots of great baby patterns :)

Barbara-Kay said...

Oh, wow! Those knitting things look like the garments on babies from the 40's and 50's. Ahem, that would be my classmates!

Yes, please, I would like to have this book!

shannon said...

i do know a few babies (and if my sister isn't as cursed as me...).

the moss stitch set is OMG worthy!

Christy said...

Pick me! Pick me!

That's awesome!

Alex said...

Let me into the draw too please! Plus i live in Montreal, so you won't have to pay for shipping/or it's really cheap.

Denise said...

Please include me in the drawing! It's a sweet book and just the thing for the new babies in my life.
Thank you SO much for doing this.

BostonBecca said...

Please include me in the drawing!

BostonBecca said...

Please include me in the drawing!

Anonymous said...

Please pretty please pick me pick me!!!

laurie

Amber Lee said...

So so sweet. I love it, please count me in!

Anonymous said...

I'll wear my lucky socks all week! Hoping to win!

Nina

Lene said...

Oh, I'd looove to win this!

I have a few babies popping up in my family this winter and patons booklets are pretty difficult to come up with here in Denmark.

Lene

xtina said...

the last thing I need is to start another project, but I love that pattern so count me in!

may said...

lovely lovely! Please count me in and thanks for thinking of your readers!

Country Mouse said...

That pattern booklet looks like a treat. Please do enter me in the drawing.

I'm new to your blog, and liking it.

Gretchen said...

Those are adorable, and I think my aunt used that very same pattern book to make me a sweater when I was a baby!

Bev said...

The baby shawls are seriously making me long for babies! Mine are 16 and 19, but I can still pretend.

Lisa said...

Thanks for picking up the book. My fingers are crossed.

D. MacIsaac said...

Those are adorable patterns. I would love to have it. Thanks for offering it up.

gtr said...

Please enter me in the drawing. Baby due in 6 months, hoping for a little time to knit before then...

entangled said...

I will be an auntie again in Jan. Must have sweater pattern. So cute. Please enter me in the draw.
-entangled.

Nicole said...

Please enter me in the drawing too! I love the old patterns.

pamela wynne said...

ooh, I'd love it! i think everyone i know is having babies.

Valarie Keaton said...

I'd love to have the baby beehive booklet! Lovin' your blog in Seattle. vk

lisa said...

Thank you for having this drawing; the baby sweater is lovely. Please count me in. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for show this booklet. I love the old patterns. It looks so sweet.

Sam

Yvette said...

I'd love it!

Anonymous said...

It's a great booklet - I have a couple of copies and use it all the time.
However I have to start at the 6-12 months sizes, as babies today seem to run big!
enjoy!
Lisa in Toronto