Sunday, December 20, 2009


So if you've been following my blog, you know I am the Queen of starting new projects, but more like the court jester when it comes to finishing.. So Sharon P. and I decided we'd start a WIP team for the 2010 Ravelympics.  Ms. Sharon is the Team Captain and I agreed to be a co-captain.  If you'd like to finish projects instead of starting new ones for the Ravelympics, be sure to join Team WIP.  It should be great fun in February!


Friday, December 18, 2009

Stitch & Dish: Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off & Extreme Barberpole

This week on Stitch & Dish, I had the absolute pleasure of welcoming Jeny Staiman to the show where she demonstrated her Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off and Extreme Barberpole knitting techniques!  (Warning: this show contains some strong language and is not intended to be watched by children.) 

For more information on Jeny Staiman, you can pop over to Jeny's AMAZING blog, Curious Knitter, or even see her mentioned in Cat Bordhi's book "Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters!"

I had so much fun and learned SO much.  I sincerely hope Jeny will visit the show again!  She's an amazing talent and I know we'll continue to see new and innovative things from her!


And the Winners Are..

The winners of the eBook giveaway via random number generator are:

Carissa & Deborah

Congrats to them both!!  Thank you to everyone who participated and a special thank you to for sponsoring this fabulous giveaway.  Enjoy sewing, ladies!!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thirty-One Skirt Purse Giveaway!!

Be sure to pop on over to my Momma'Tudes Blog to enter to win a super cute Skirt Purse from Thirty-One.  The winner will choose the basic color and pattern!  And knitters - this would make a really cute single project bag!!  Giveaway ends 12/28, so hurry!! :)


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This Friday on Stitch & Dish: Jeny Staiman


So if you're a fan of Stitch & Dish, you know that ever since my Windows 7 upgrade I have dealt with non-stop tech issues.  I think I've worked it all out with an older desktop computer I have.  So hopefully, my show will get back to normal, welcoming interesting guests and having fun with my viewers.

I'm SO excited to welcome Jeny Staiman to Stitch & Dish.  Jeny Staiman, the creator of Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, Jeny's Stretchy SlipKnot Cast-On, and Judy's Magic Rib (a technique using the principles of Judy's Magic Cast On to create rib) will be joining us THIS Friday, December 18, 8p EST to demonstrate her amazing Stretchy Bind Off and also some extreme barberpole (spirals).  Cat Bordhi calls Jeny Staiman one to watch!  And for good reason!  Jeny Staiman is innovating NEW knitting techniques and they're fabulous!  So please join us LIVE this Friday on Stitch & Dish and learn some new techniques as well as chat with Jeny LIVE!!  'Hope to see you there!


Friday, December 11, 2009

YouCanMakeThis eBook Giveaway!

With the holidays just around the corner, thought it would be fun to showcase some quick and easy gift ideas you can give to friends, neighbors, co-workers, and oh yes…even your family! You can enter to win eBooks from and learn some fun new techniques, tips, and ideas not only for the people on your list, but also creative ways to decorate your home!

You Can Make This has created a free download for some fun gift tags. Each of them coordinate with ideas found as part of the DIY Gift Giving Series videos that can be found at Blog , as well as designs and patterns found at Swak Embroidery and

You can also enter to win hundreds of dollars in gift certificates just for watching the videos that are part of the DIY Gift Giving Series and answering a question on the You Can Make This blog!

  • The giveaway will run from Dec. 11, 2009 - Dec. 18, 2009, 11:59P EST
  • Giveaway is open to anyone age 18 and older who has an email account.  The eBook of patterns and instructions will be emailed.  Your email will not be used for solicitation purposes.
  • You must use the MckLinky to enter all entries.  Any entries not using the MckLinky will be void.
  • Two lucky winners will each win (1) eBook from which will include the pattern for the Believe Pillow.   
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  • Blog about it!  Blog about it with a link to this post.  Come back and leave a link to your blog post in the MckLinky for 5 entries.  (Please leave 5 separate MckLinky comments - one for each entry.)


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

And the Winner of the Namaste Hermosa Bag Is...


Here's the screen shot of the Random Number Generator with the date and time.. The winner is #277, Jane!
Congrats to Jane!!  Thank you to everyone who participated.  A special thank you to Namaste for providing this AMAZING prize!!  Please tune into my web show, Stitch & Dish in January for my interview with the owners of Namaste!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Craft Groupie & Calling All Crafters For Upcoming Giveaway

I have always thought of myself as a crafty gal.  I subscribe to like 5 crafting mags; 10 crafty eMags; about 200 crafty blogs.. I created and co-host a radio show and host a web show about fiber arts. I moderate a Ravelry group. I honestly feel I could LIVE in a craft store.  And unlike most women, I don't have UGG boots or Coach bags - but I have Buffalo Gold Yarn, Mod Podge, super fine glitter, and a Xyron Personal Cutting System.  Heck I even dye my own yarn with Kool Aid.  But suddenly, I realized something.  I'm not crafty.  I'm a craft groupie.  I STALK craft blogs.  I squeal with joy when my Crafts 'n Things Mag comes in the mail.  I TiVo numerous sewing, quilting, cake, and craft shows.  But I don't craft.  I knit.  (Of course, I rarely finish projects.  More of a process knitter, don't ya know.) But I don't craft.  I watch other ppl craft.  But I don't craft.  I drool over projects and even buy supplies for them.  But I don't craft.


So I have decided that my New's Year's Resolution this coming New Year will be to pick up those supplies, make some time every week, and CRAFT!  It's not that I don't have the know-how.  I have so much going on in my life, that I have forgotten to make time for the thing that makes me happiest: CREATING.

Infact, to get me started, I am going to be offering a GIVEAWAY in January.  I'm asking that all of my readers help me get started crafting.  Send me your best craft tutorial video - can be about ANY craft.  I will post the videos here on KPG with credit to the crafter (of course).  Then, I will hold a VOTE.  Which ever craft video gets the most votes will win a basket of goodies from yours truly.

  • Crafters: Email me (knitpurlgurl [at] gmail [dot] com) an embeddable video of a craft tutorial that you've created.  (Please don't copy someone else's tutorial.  That's an automatic elimination.)  It must be no longer than 10 minutes. (So you may want to shoot your video and edit for time.)
  • Companies/Shops: Email me if you'd like your product to be in the goodie basket.  I will do another post in January repeating the guidelines and highlighting the goodie basket.
  • I will accept submissions Jan. 1, 2010 -  Jan. 22, 2010.  Then I will announce the 5 finalists on Jan. 25.  (If I have a HUGE response, I will increase the number of finalists.) Voting will commence that entire week for the finalists.  The winner will be announced Feb. 1st and will receive the goodie basket!
So get out - create your tutorials.  Get ready to email me come Jan. 1st.  I can't wait to see your submissions and get crafting!

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