My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


Stitch Along With Barbara

I recently received a review copy of the following:

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

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.

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.

And there is a video demonstrating each stitch!

The DVD also contains a great reference section:

And a video of Barbara Walker!

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:

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


  1. Wow, this would be great! I am always looking for great ways to learn new techniques. Thank you for the opportunity to win this.

  2. Intermediate knitter here. I’d love to improve my skills. Count me in for the DVD drawing.
    Kristen´s last blog post ..Watermelon Socks!!!

  3. What a terrific prize! anyone would be thrilled to win it. Hope it’s me!

  4. What a treasure this would be to have. I would love to win it!

  5. A DVD and a book are amazing ways to learn to knit. I know I’ve been dependent on youtube videos in the past. But that photo of Lucy is just… Too cute!
    Deinera´s last blog post ..Finishing Projects

  6. Wow that looks wonderful. It would make learning how to stitch lace much easier.
    Caitlin´s last blog post ..Lots of Pictures

  7. Ooh. That looks great.

  8. Jennifer W says:

    So cool…Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love Barbara Walker! But her books are so expensive–I’d love to have this to share with my “fearless knitter” daughter.

  10. What a great idea for a new learning tool! I love Barbara Walker’s stitch patterns, though I don’t own any of her books yet. This DVD would make a great start.

  11. OK, random number generator – work your magic! This looks like an invaluable resource.
    Thanks, Wendy!

  12. What a treasure to own! Please include me in the drawing. And good luck with your four projects, Wendy.

  13. Shirley. in PA says:

    Four projects, Wendy you need to sit down with a cup of tea and Lucy on your lap until you regain yourself. 🙂

  14. Debbie Fiske says:

    Looks like a great dvd – I’d love to win it.

  15. linda-kay says:

    Oh please “random number generator” pick me, pick me! lol What a fantastic reference tool! Thanks Wendy for the opportunity!

  16. This would be so much easier than hunting things down on youtube. How wonderful of you to give it away! I would love to win it.

  17. Wow! What a great resource for a visual learner like myself.

  18. Sara in WI says:

    Wow! I would love this DVD! I’ve always imagined meeting her but am pretty sure that isn’t going to happen anytime soon. SO thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Four projects on the needles? Are you trying to catch up to me?!! P.S. The DVD sounds great.

  20. Wow girl you are busy! I would love the dvd! I need to learn new stitchs in my knitting. Poor Lucy! Has been neglected?

  21. Susan Voegtly "CintiSue" says:

    Every time I see an image of Barbara Walker she is wearing a sweater that I just love on her – and think I would love on me!

  22. What an interesting DVD.

  23. This looks like a great learning tool. I would love it.

  24. I thought it said Barbara Walters. I need to get more sleep!
    Liz R´s last blog post ..Edward M. Kennedy 1932-2009

  25. Wow 4 projects! That is a ton for you!
    LaLa´s last blog post ..Episode 80 – Knit Whatever You Want Day

  26. Oooh, count me in! My kitties would say hi to Miss Lucy, but they are both too sleepy. I think they’re resting up for my friend who will be here tomorrow… and is allergic to cats.

  27. That is a very cool dvd!
    Lilie´s last blog post ..JM Shawl – WIP

  28. Thanks for the chance on the DVD. I currently have three projects on needles. It is definitely more interesting than having only one.

  29. Oh, You’re as good as Santa! I need all the help I can get, and who better to get it from than Barbara?.

  30. I’d like to win it to give away to up-and-coming young knitters that I tutor. It’d be a great resource for them!

  31. I would love the DVD. Hope Lucy calms down, we don’t want her frazzled along with her momma!

  32. I would love to win the DVD, thanks for the opportunity!

  33. suncatcher says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this DVD. I’ve never had the opportunity to enjoy this lovely lady, and am definitely a beginner/intermediate knitter!

  34. Thanks, Wendy – love Barbara’s stitch treasuries. Yikes, four projects – might be hard to remember the directions for each one.

  35. Thanks for the review.

    How shocking, all the years I have read the blog I don’t remember ever seeing more than 2 projects on the needles unless one was coming off soon.
    Kim´s last blog post ..Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL

  36. Barbara Walker is the best!!!

  37. I also keep a limit on my WIPs. I would love to be the proud recipient of this giveaway. Thanks for all your generosity to your readers!

  38. Barbara Walker is incredible. Having the video would be awesome. Thanks for the opportunity.

  39. That sounds like a great resource!

  40. I would love a copy of this……………

  41. yay! Barbara Walker dvd giveaway!! Random Number Generator, please pick me!

  42. Hope none of the projects are stealth. I’d love to her about them. I sometimes have 4 projects on my needles and hooks. Would love the DVD.

  43. How neat. I understand about the multiple projects myself. Right now I have five projects going.

  44. I generally have six or seven unfinished projects going on at a time… I’m yearning to be more like you! (And that looks like a lovely DVD, thanks for being willing to part with it!)

  45. I would love to be entered into your drawing for this book. Love trying new stitch patterns.

  46. I am an intermediate knitter who is now finally having time to do the projects I want to do:-)
    That is an interesting DVD that I would sure make use of; thanks for offering as a gift!.
    Ellen Griffin´s last blog post ..DONE!

  47. Oh, I’d love it, I’m sure anyone would. I’ve got lots of projects going, way more than I’ve got time!

  48. I would love to be in the draw to win this
    Rachelle´s last blog post ..That Damned Cat!

  49. That looks like a good DVD to have.

  50. forgot to say that I have the 2nd edition of her Treasury of Knitting Patterns that I got on line from a library that had “pitched” it! A great resource and it can be found in the used book section of on line book dealers. We have one copy at our main library and I did not want to risk them deciding to eliminating it in the future.

  51. Sounds like a great DVD!

  52. The DVD sounds wonderful. I have her books but the video for each stitch sounds great. I would like to included in the drawing for the DVD. Thanks.

  53. Wendy, what a wonderful opportunity you are providing for us.
    I am loving the idea of the dvd, action speaks much more than pics alone.

    As far as UFOs I’ve whittled mine down to a precious few
    have been knitting in monogamous mode on
    Stacy Shawl – am working on the Edging.

    Thank you for creating such lovelies for your recent book Wendy Knits Lace
    I’ve completed Ellizabeth Cowl and Poor Poet and shortly Stach

    Thanks a million.
    Gerry´s last blog post ..Army Corps of Engineers

  54. evelyn Macway says:

    The DVD looks wonderful!

  55. peggy connolly says:

    Barbara Walker–wow; she is a very interesting person. You gotta read about her varied interests..

  56. What a great DVD. I would love to win this one.

  57. I love Barbara’s Treasuries of Knitting Stitches and this DVD would be a welcome addition to my designing library! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Rusty Boyd´s last blog post ..Mood Booster!

  58. Looking forward to seeing this dvd. Waiting to see if you are totally bonkers or not on Thursday.


  59. I would love to win not for myself so much, but this young knitter I have been teaching.

  60. I love e-books and DVDs, a visual instruction really helps me alot, who know’s maybe I’ll get lucky and WIN. Thanks for the chance.


  61. Oh random number generator……….please pick me for once!! 🙂

  62. Christine says:

    this would be a wonderful gift to share with all my knitter friends.

  63. Oh my, this is wonderful!!! Thanks for the chance!

  64. Kathie Mayo says:

    This would be wonderful! I sure hope the random number generator smiles on me!

  65. Randi (GMaggie on Ravelry) says:

    Fantastic! Thanks for the opportunity.

  66. Michele in So. MD says:

    I could learn so much more. I am totally visual. Here’s hoping the number generator is good to me.

  67. That looks like a great dvd to own!!
    Kay´s last blog post ..Labor Day

  68. Love that there are videos of the knitting of each stitch. Being a visual learner, it is SO much better than reading from a book.

  69. This looks great!

  70. Bobbi Joyner says:

    Wow! I would love to have this DVD from Barbara Walker. I love your blogs Wendy and especially love anything to do with Lucy and fishy! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity you’ve give us.

  71. Maria Torres says:

    Wow, I would love to have the DVD for my library. Looks like a great reference even for an experienced knitter.

  72. Hope I win! Sounds great.

  73. I’m guessing there will be more competition for this wonderful resource than any other item you have given away!! Wow.

  74. I want to teach some ladies how to knit and that would be great help.
    Helen´s last blog post ..What is on my needles

  75. Love the idea of a DVD. A great reference for a knitter at any stage. As a self taught knitter I always need a good reference at hand
    Just love your daily blog 🙂
    Lynne´s last blog post ..Block97

  76. I’m a beginning – would love to win the DVD!

  77. I would so love to be random number…instead of just, well, random.

  78. Celestine says:

    What a nice gift. I hope you pick my number. thanks

  79. Connie Haeseley says:

    The stitches displayed are lovely. I like the way this has been done! Good luck with all 4 projects!
    Hugs to Lucy.

  80. A visit with Barbara would be wonderful-thanks for the giveaway!
    Cindy in FL´s last blog post ..Rainy Day Activities!

  81. I would love to be a random number! I understand the multiple item thing, I usually cope best with 1-2 and currently have 5…must be out of my mind. Thank you for the give-away contests.

  82. Love, love, love instructions in any form!

  83. Knitting videos are so helpful, and I would love to hear what Barbara Walker has to say. It would be the next best thing to being in one of her classes. Thank you for sharing, Wendy.

  84. I need all the help I can get when it comes to stitch patterns & lace-like things! I can straight knit socks like a hot damn but the fancy stuff is a mystery to me . . . Put my name in that draw!!

  85. Jennifer Y says:

    Seems like a great dvd!

  86. I am loving her sweater!

  87. Christiane says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to hear and learn from Ms Walker. I have some of her books and really treasure them.
    Please give Lucy and extra hug. She always make me smile

  88. I’d love a copy of that DVD. Barbara Walker is a knitting genious!

  89. I inherited a couple of Barbara’s books from my mom, and use them all the time.

  90. Who doesn’t need to improve and learn? Count me in!

  91. What a prize… would love to add this to my knitting references.

  92. DVD and an Ebook? Marvelous combination.

  93. Oh, I love being a visual learner. Count me in on that DVD give away!!

  94. Our Knit In gang would really enjoy the dvd some Monday when we have our get together.We are always learning new things.
    nannyjean´s last blog post ..Sammy Jo

  95. One never has enough knitting resources. I would love to win,please random generator pick me. Wendy time to cuddle Lucy and relax to the sound of her purring.

  96. Having multiple knitting projects means never becoming tired of one project — just move from one to the next. That said, I find that there is always one that becomes an obsession. My two latest obsessions — knitting pumpkins to felt (a repeat of last year) and hand puppets for the knitting group I joined after moving to Salisbury MD this summer. The DVD sounds lovely! Thanks for the encouragement to leave a comment and a chance to win!

  97. Looks like a wonderful addition to the references!!
    Thanks for the opportunity

  98. Oh please great random number generator, pick me!

  99. Lia Domingues says:

    Wow, this DVD seems great! I’d love to have it!! (siiiigh)
    And I’m curious to see your projects.
    Are they small? ‘Cause if they are, I’m sure you’ll quickly finish it….. 😉

  100. Something strange must be happening – I usually have more projects going than I can shake a stick at but at the moment am captivated by one and one alone. I was thinking earlier today “Wendy’s right – you get a project done much faster when it’s the only one you work on.”
    And I bet it would go even faster watching Barbara Walker.