Knitting in the Sun

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The kind folks at Wiley’s have given me a copy of Knitting in the Sun to give away!

knitting sun

SO appropriate as summer is coming.  I’ve been doing a little bit of knitting in the sun myself.  Hopefully it will be ready for my next post.  Most of the knitting is lightweight sleeveless or short-sleeved tops.  There’s even a swim suit!  All of the patterns are named after locations and I’m betting one of the contributors has a connection to Taiwan, since two are named after locations there.  :)  I don’t think I’ve mentioned here that my family is taking a trip to Taiwan this summer.  Me and the boys are travelling there by ourselves and Matt will join us after a couple of weeks.  4 weeks total.  I’m excited.  And nervous about travelling.  I grew up there, but haven’t been back in over 10 years.  TEN YEARS.  I don’t even know how to say “cell phone” or “internet” in Chinese.  But I still remember how to order Kung Pao chicken and to get a yummy bing.  So at least we won’t starve.

Leave a comment for the book by noon Friday.  If you’re international, be prepared to help with shipping. Thanks!

78 Responses to “Knitting in the Sun”


  1. 1 Prairie Girl May 25, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    The first commenter – is that good luck? Hope so!

    We’re finally getting some warmer weather in my neck of the woods and would love to see what fun patterns are in the book🙂

  2. 2 Diana Foss May 25, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    I’ve been seeing designs from this book show up on Ravelry; it looks like a gorgeous book. Thanks for the giveaway offer!

  3. 3 Angie H. May 25, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    I love the title of that book. Where I live we have fog in the summer, so its doubly nice!

    Thanks for letting me enter.

    Angie H

  4. 4 Kate May 25, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    I’ve been seeing patterns from that book pop up on various blogs. From what I’ve seen it looks great!

  5. 5 Junglewife May 25, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I would LOVE to win this for my knitter friend!!!

  6. 6 Kirsten May 25, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Have been looking for inspiration to take out my knitting needles . . .
    have heard wonderful things about this book.

  7. 7 Courtney May 25, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    This book looks wonderful — a perfect way to spend my summer days!

  8. 8 Diane May 25, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    The book looks great. We’re coming up to winter in Australia but who can say no to a book competition!

  9. 9 Smellyann May 26, 2009 at 1:09 am

    I was just looking at this book and would love to win a copy!

  10. 10 Tracy May 26, 2009 at 2:15 am

    What a wonderful opportunity you’ve given us! I’d love to see some knitting for warm weather that was more than just “knit with cotton”!

  11. 11 Lisa May 26, 2009 at 5:44 am

    I’m on the coast, so I could definitely use a copy of this book!🙂

  12. 12 Shelagh May 26, 2009 at 6:08 am

    What a delightful opportunity…a book for us, Taiwan for you🙂

  13. 13 K May 26, 2009 at 6:48 am

    Sounds like a book full of beautiful projects for summer. What an exciting trip for your family.

  14. 14 Linda May 26, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Knitting in the sun—such a pretty name. Sounds like the projects would be perfect for the deep south, where I live. Here, the warm weather stays with us most of the year!

  15. 15 beki May 26, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Ooo, this looks like a great book! I’ve picked up my knitting again and am always on the lookout for warm weather knits.
    Your trip sounds exciting🙂

  16. 16 Tabitha May 26, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Sounds like a great summer book! I am interested in having a copy:) Thanks!

  17. 17 Amber May 26, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Sounds like a great book. Would love to try it out. Thanks!

  18. 18 Carrie May 26, 2009 at 8:42 am

    I just saw an email from Amazon for this book – dying to see it in real life! And what an awesome trip you have planned!🙂

  19. 19 Johanna May 26, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Oooh, I haven’t seen this book in person yet, but it looks like a fun one!

    …and Taiwan, what an amazing trip that will be. Do you still have family there?

  20. 20 Jo May 26, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Ooooh! I love the shawl on the front! Here in Texas it is always time for warm-weather knits! A trip to Taiwan sounds exciting!

  21. 21 Nicole May 26, 2009 at 8:51 am

    thanks for the giveaway, the book sounds intriguing and is hopefully timely, as summer is trying to arrive in Toronto….

  22. 22 eileen May 26, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Am looking for some inspiration for summer knitting. This would be perfect.

  23. 23 Mindy May 26, 2009 at 9:13 am

    I always have a hard time finding something good to knit in the summer.

  24. 24 Amy S. May 26, 2009 at 9:35 am

    This would be great for me as I just learned how to knit!

  25. 25 Liz LaP May 26, 2009 at 9:39 am

    This looks like a lot of fun!

  26. 26 barbara May 26, 2009 at 9:43 am

    What a blessing it would be to win this … knitting all summer long….

  27. 27 Carolyn May 26, 2009 at 9:45 am

    This book looks wonderful. And Taiwan sounds delightful. Enjoy going home and really enjoy all the great food!!

  28. 28 Elizabeth May 26, 2009 at 10:16 am

    I’m really curious about that book! I keep seeing a million different blog posts about it!

  29. 29 Ms. Fine. May 26, 2009 at 10:21 am

    What a fabulous sounding book. I would love to win. BTW–I ended up studying your magnetic closure insertion tutorial this weekend. Top notch. Thanks.

  30. 30 Jennifer May 26, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Knitting in the sun sounds wonderful – what great projects for doing at the beach this summer. 🙂

  31. 31 Carolyn May 26, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Sun…check.
    Needles…check.
    Yarn…check.
    Sweet knitting book…

  32. 32 lynnaea May 26, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Living in Texas, that’s practically a year-round book…

  33. 33 Tammy May 26, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    What a fun giveaway! Please enter me! Thank you!

  34. 34 MoniQ in WI May 26, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    What a great idea for a pattern collection. Fingers crossed!

  35. 35 rouxhauser May 26, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Sounds great. Wonder if I can keep my fingers crossed until Friday?

  36. 36 MichelleB May 26, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    The book looks great! I’ve been trying to find some summer things to knit.

  37. 37 Beth May 26, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    How great that you get to go to Taiwan!!! The bing you linked to looks fabulous! I’m looking forward to seeing your knitting.

  38. 38 Atia May 26, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    the book looks great – the shawl on the front cover along is really pretty!

  39. 39 Dionne C May 26, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Oooh pick me! Pick me!

  40. 40 Linda May 26, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Would love to win this—thanks so much!!

  41. 41 Annie May 26, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    the book looks lovely!

  42. 42 Ann May 26, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    I’d love to make several of the projects in the book. Hope I win!

  43. 43 gina May 26, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    I’d love to win this book! I live in Arizona! ALL the knitting I do is in the Sun!!

  44. 44 Grace May 26, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I would love a chance to win this book! I love to knit. even with wool. in the summertime!

  45. 45 Katie May 26, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    What fun! I really could use a book like this in sunny CA!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. 46 Tammy May 26, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    My 13 year old daughter is just smitten with knitting. I would love to win the book for her.

  47. 47 Mindy May 26, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    I just looked at this book in the bookstore the other day. It looks great!

  48. 48 Linda Gerig May 26, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    love to knit. linda gerig

  49. 49 Kashoan May 26, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Im so excited that you and your family are going home to visit. I cant wait to see pictures. That is an excellent homeschool trip.🙂 I am into knitting and ALWAYS looking for a new project…this book would be great!

  50. 50 Adrienne May 27, 2009 at 5:36 am

    What a fun trip you have planned! An amazing experience for your boys I’m sure they will never forget.

    Summer knitting sounds like a great book!

  51. 51 Claire May 27, 2009 at 6:21 am

    I’ll gladly pay for shipping! What a good book to own!

  52. 52 UK lass in US May 27, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Sounds like a perfect book for California living. I’m not sure that I’d chance wearing a swimsuit knitted by yours truly at the pool, mind…

    Enjoy your trip. I know what you mean about not being able to say internet or cellphone. My husband had me translating some German for him, but they have added so many new computer words since I lived there, that it wasn’t easy.

  53. 53 Elizabeth May 27, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I have been day dreaming about projects I could do away from the sewing machine. Thank you for the chance to win.

  54. 54 Stephanie May 27, 2009 at 10:52 am

    This woul dbe the perfect gift for my mother in law who is always carrying her knitting projects with her.🙂

  55. 55 Evanelle May 27, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    How wonderful. I haven’t seen this book yet. I am new to knitting and falling more in love everyday.

  56. 56 Felicia May 27, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Hello! Came across your blog and fell in love! I’m new to knitting things that are not square and would love a great book to start me off on the right foot! Thanks for the inspiration with all you do!

  57. 57 Dewdrop May 27, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I’m just finishing up a bunch of knitting projects and need some new inspiration. This looks wonderful! Taiwan – how exciting!

  58. 58 Rachael May 27, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks for being so generous!

  59. 59 caila611 May 27, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    What a fun Book! And traveling back home sounds like a great trip. I can’t wait to see all the pictures you take!

  60. 60 Loree May 27, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    I would love to win this book for my mother. She just recently took up knitting.

  61. 61 DrCris May 27, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Looks like a fabulous book. Thanks for sharing. Of course, I might have to wait a bit to use the patterns (I will of course sponser international shipping)

  62. 62 Kiva, Farmstead Lady May 27, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    What a great giveaway….count me in!

    Taiwan for 4 weeks….I freak out leaving my house for more than 1 week, good for you. 🙂

  63. 63 Mumzie May 27, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Hi! I don’t know how to say “internet” in Chinese either, but a cell phone is called a hand phone, or “shou dyan hwa.” I’m sure you will have a great time getting back into the language when you go to Taiwan–and perhaps a few frustrating moments as well. It will be interesting to see if your boys enjoy the “bing” as much as you always did. Have fun!

  64. 64 Colette May 28, 2009 at 4:27 am

    I would love a copy of this book, I can already see myself in a hammock on a beautiful beach …. needles in hand.
    PS I really enjoy your blog

  65. 65 Dot in NC May 28, 2009 at 7:29 am

    I would love to win this for my daughter—she is a knitter and weaver while I am a felter and sewer. She joyfully knits for me, especially when I provide the yarn. Lovely designs.

  66. 66 Tupelo Honey Child May 28, 2009 at 8:18 am

    This book would be a perfect gift for my SIL, an amazing knitter always looking for new ideas!

  67. 67 Sarah May 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    I’d love to win this for my mom…she knits, I crochet!

  68. 68 Cheri May 28, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    The warm weather is upon us, too! I’d love to do some knitting that doesn’t make me sweat – lol.

  69. 69 See May 28, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    I just discovered your site – Love it! I knit and crochet, but don’t often have time to sew… I can’t resist, though; I have to put down the knitting needles to try your chenille-backed baby blanket pattern!

  70. 70 Nikki May 28, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Wow – looks fabulous! Definitely throw my name in the hat. I’ve got a baby on the way, due in 3 short weeks….so I’m not sure how much knitting time I’m going to have in the near future, but hey, they have to sleep sometime, right? ;o)

    Your summer vacation sounds very exciting. 🙂

  71. 71 teresa May 28, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    I would love to do some knitting this summer and that looks like the perfect book!

    teresa

  72. 72 Donna S. May 28, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Please put me in the drawing

  73. 73 Marie Greene May 28, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Ooh, I feel lucky. I’d love to win the book, as I’m an obsessed knitter, and could never have too many books and patterns for inspiration. You have a very lovely blog here.🙂

  74. 74 ANN May 29, 2009 at 12:44 am

    WOW! I would love this for my Florida sun!
    Please pick me!……

  75. 75 Colleen May 29, 2009 at 6:30 am

    I would love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  76. 76 Tiffany May 29, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Looks wonderful. Would love to sit on the porch and dig in to that book.🙂

  77. 77 Smuddpie May 29, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Have a great trip! It will be so much fun for you, and don’t underestimate the knowledge of the food. Unfamiliar food and not knowing what you’re ordering produces much anxiety. Some of the knitting stores are already getting fall stuff in, and we’re just finally getting some warmth. 😦 Ruins the fun of anticipation, IMO.

  78. 78 heather at brown robin May 29, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Wow! I would love to have this book, and I would certainly share….


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