My current work in progress:

Corrugated Shawl, designed by Cecelia Campochiaro, knit from Crave Caravan in the Tilly colorway, using U.S. size 4 needles.

Stitch Along With Barbara

I recently received a review copy of the following:

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Stitch Heaven Salutes Barbara Walker is a DVD with several hours of content. Here is the main menu:

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I took photos of the DVD in progress on my iMac, by the way. I could use my mouse to select a menu item, but you could also use your remote control for a DVD player connected to your tv.

There are 18 different pattern stitches demo-ed on this DVD.

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That’s the first page of the stitches menu — there are three pages of stitch pattern menus: lace, texture, and colorwork. When you select an item, you first get an overview.

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And there is a video demonstrating each stitch!

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The DVD also contains a great reference section:

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And a video of Barbara Walker!

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The same company has also released a knitting eBook, with videos embedded in the eBook. This is available in the iTunes store and is the first of a series of eBooks.

I think both the DVD and the eBook would be great for beginner or intermediate knitters looking to increase their skills.

So I’m giving away the review DVD I received. It has been opened and played once.

If you’d like to be entered in the drawing for this DVD, leave a comment on this blog post by noon, Eastern Time, on Sunday, October 16. I’ll use the random number generator at that time to pick a winner from the comments submitted.

I spent the weekend doing alarming things, knitting-wise. At this moment I have four projects on the needles. Those of you who know me know that this is virtually unheard-of. I can’t remember the last time I had more than two projects in progress at the same time.

Stop by on Thursday to see if I have maintained my sanity in these troubled times.

Lucy sez:

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“Who are you and what have you done to my Momma?”

Comments

  1. awesome! barbara walker is a wonder woman!

  2. What a wonderful addition to anyone’s knitting library. Thanks for the opportunity

  3. I’d love to win…. Please, please!

  4. Wow, I would love to win this!

  5. It looks like a wonderful DVD. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. looks like a great DVD for a beginner like me.

  7. Debra SimonI says:

    The dvd looks awesome – I have been wanting to get 4 of her books.

  8. The DVD by Barbara Walker looks great. I would love to have that for reference, because I’m invariably designing simple shawls and scarves using stitch patterns. This would be a big help.

  9. I’ve not done knitting instruction from a DVD before – this would be a fantastic opportunity. Thanks for the offer.

  10. This is the first time I enter a contest on a blog. I am hoping for beginners. I just saw the ebook on iTunes and I will be buying it for sure.

  11. handmadebysue says:

    Barbara Walker is an icon, I love lace and would be most appreciative should I be the lucky recipient of her DVD.

  12. I will love to win the DVD – E book. I am a beginner knitter and I am sure this would help me a lot.

  13. susan naysnerski says:

    I always wonder what the “ideal” number of projects to have active at once. I have figured out a few things:

    * DO work on them all every so often or you will forget the pattern or where you are…
    * DO save the intricate patterns for times without interruptions
    * DO have a monotonous project going for TV or car riding with friends
    * Too many is just too many…

    I love the Barbara Walker DVD…pure genius at work!

  14. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

  15. Raechel M says:

    Am I too late to enter?