• NNK Review & Giveaway

    Oh my gosh, what a week last week was. The flu hit our house bad and the week was spent nursing sick babies. Knock-on-wood we our all clear and healthy and that it doesn't hit DH and I next! 

    Being out of the office all last week has put me really behind and I wanted to start this week back on a positive note by doing a blog post about a great book and a giveaway. Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf is a new children's story about learning to knit. It is also the very first children's book published by my friend, and fellow knitwear designer, Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting.

    Alana wrote this book along with her six year old daughter and it is SO adorable. It's a story about Annie, a little girl that really wants to learn how to knit just like her mommy. Annie, becomes frustrated because at first learning how to knit isn't as easy as she'd hoped. 

    When her knitting starts to look more like swiss cheese rather than a real scarf she gives up on knitting leaving you to wonder if she'll ever pick up her needles again. This story is about overcoming hurdles to learn something new, even when it's challenging.

    I love everything about this book. The characters are adorable and the the illustration work done by Neesha Hudson is amazing! Alana even adds a fun sort of 'hide-and-seek' game to each page.

    You can buy Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf HERE. There is an option to buy the book alone or to buy the Deluxe Gift Set which includes the hardcover book, children's puzzle, paper dolls, sticker sheet and decorative box. I bought the Deluxe Gift Set for my six year old neighbor for Christmas and she loved it. She loved it so much she's asking for pink yarn, needles and knitting lessons for her upcoming birthday :)

    I highly recommend buying this book. This charming story and would be a great addition to your children's library – or your knitting library for that matter! 

    Lucky for us, Alana was kind enough to send a Deluxe Gift Set to me and I'm offering it up as a giveaway. To enter, leave me a comment, let me know that you follow Alana or I on Twitter and tell me who you'd give the book to if you won it or if you'd simply keep it for yourself. I'll draw a lucky winner later in the week. 

    Good luck!

    Alana's Twitter name is @nevernotknittin and mine is @KnitterellaJill

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    • Pam says...

      The more I see and hear about this book, the more i would love to have it for my kids!

      On January 19, 2013

    • Mary says...

      Fingers crossed here. I have a 7 year old grnddaughter who wants to learn to knit! This looks so sweet and just what we need. Thanks for your blog and to Alana for all her wonderful patterns.

      On January 18, 2013

    • Marilyn says...

      I follow you and Alana on Twitter. (I’m marilynknits.) I would love to win the book for myself. Thanks for the chance to win!

      On January 17, 2013

    • Ruth says...

      I am always looking for storybooks with a knitting theme – this one looks perfect!

      On January 16, 2013

    • Mary says...

      I LOVE children’s books, I’m an avid knitter; so I’d KEEP the book! Thanks for the giveaway; good luck to everyone!

      On January 16, 2013

    • Erica says...

      i follow you both on twitter! thank you for the book review post. i love children’s books and i didn’t know this was released. i would add it to my lil man’s library as i’m going to teach him to knit one day.

      On January 16, 2013

    • Rebecca says...

      Following you on Twitter, Jill. GREAT new website. I MUST learn to knit one of these years. :)

      On January 16, 2013

    • Jill says...

      I’m following you both on twitter! This book would be just perfect for my 6 year old niece. She really wants to knit like her mum, aunt, and grandmothers but keeps getting in a sulk because she can’t quite get it.

      On January 15, 2013

    • Spinnergirl says...

      Looks to be a new Knitting Classic Book! Would love to win this book for my Grandaughter, a ggreat way to introduce her to knitting. Thanks for the chance to win.

      On January 15, 2013

    • Theresa says...

      Would love to have this book. I have seen posts and it so cute. Plus great to start new knitters!!!

      On January 14, 2013

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