• 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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    • Dori says...

      I LOVE the premise of this book and would love to give it to my five year old who has just started to finger knit. I think it’s a great one to read to her classroom. I follow both of you on twitter.

      On January 14, 2013

    • Ginger says...

      I already follow you on Twitter and now I’m following Alana too. I already bought the deluxe set for my (now 6 month old) daughter, but I have lots of knitting friends who are having babies so one of them would get it.

      On January 14, 2013

    • Julia says...

      Love this! Need it :)

      On January 14, 2013

    • Lennette Daniels says...

      I follow both as @soccermomknits and I would keep this book for myself. :)

      On January 14, 2013

    • Cathy E says...

      Thanks for the giveaway! You and Alana are so talented. (I’m hoping adding your new blog to by Blogger dashboard works.)

      On January 14, 2013

    • Nancy E. says...

      I follow you now on twitter. I have a granddaughter (only 2) in NYC who get this.

      On January 14, 2013

    • Aimee says...

      I follow both you and Alana!

      My three Princesses would love to add this set to their knitting library!

      On January 14, 2013

    • Nancy E. says...

      So cute. I’d give it to my not-yet-a-knitter 2-yo granddaughter, or her mother!

      On January 14, 2013

    • jules says...

      that book looks delightful! adding it to my amazon list! if i won, i’d give it to my daughter – can’t wait to teach her to knit!

      i don’t have a twitter account but if i did i’d follow both of you!

      On January 14, 2013

    • Rita Nelson says...

      Having two six year old granddaughters, this would be perfect for them.

      On January 14, 2013

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