Monday, April 8, 2013

Approaching 200,000!

Check out the meter at the bottom of this blog page -- it will hit the 200,000 mark today! Either a lot of people have been reading this blog or a few people are visiting the site an astronomical number of times. I prefer to believe the former.
Those of you who have been following for a while know what this kind of milestone brings -- another raffle for the print copy of one of my books.
Respond to this post and tell me which book you'd like (sorry, the upcoming Scarf Style 2 is not eligible -- it won't be available until this summer) and why (it helps me know what appeals to readers). I'll use a random number generator to draw a winner Wednesday morning. I'll then post the winner on a separate post. If I don't hear back from the winner within three days, I'll draw another winner, and so on.
Good luck!

78 comments:

Zenitude said...

What a great milestone!
Should I be lucky, I would love a copy of Sock Knitting Master Class. I love the idea of a book that will give me the basics and beyond then encourage me to expand and design my own. Socks are always so much fun to knit.

Ann Proudley said...

I would love Fetting Started Knitting Socks!

ewe so pretty said...

Amazing! We're all reading your blog because its just that :) I would love Sock Knitting Master Class because there's so much more I need to learn!
Thank you for this generous offer!

Lila B said...

Congratulations on 200,000 -

Since I already have all of your "Handy" books, next on my wish list is the Sock Knitting Master Class. I've checked it out of the library twice so far.

nubsmom said...

Congratulations! Sock Knitting Master Class has been on my wishlist for a long time.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy reading your blog and getting good ideas from it. I think you have so many followers because you have good practical advice, and I always enjoy the personal look into your life. have some of your books, but would enjoy the Top Down Sweaters because the one top down pattern I made turned out so well and I would like to do more of them. Sylvia

Jen said...

Congratulations! I'd love a copy of Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters.

MelissaH said...

Since I have many of the others in print editions, I'd like a copy of Simple Style. (If you were giving away ebooks, my answer would be different!)

Cindy said...

I am one of your readers, so congratulations. I have several of your books, but not Simple Style. That would be lovely to win.

Rilana said...

Congrats! I'd love Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters.

momsue84 said...

I have several of your books in my library but who would ever turn down another Ann Budd book?!?!

Rebecca said...

I would definitely want Sock Knitting Master Class, I knit a lot of socks and colorwork and cables but combining all of them is something I have yet to do and I tend to stick to my sock toe and heel formula, this would make me expand!

mlb said...

Congrats on this milestone!

I'd love to have a copy of the top-down sweater book. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Word Lily said...

I'd love to win Sock Knitting Master Class, I love knitting socks! (I'm WordLily on Rav)

pudgypooh said...

Congratulations! I love your blog and your patterns! Of course I would love the Sock Knitting Master Class, since I am a sock knitting addict!

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations!! I would also love to have Sock Knitting Master Class...it seems to be a popular choice. =)

Connie Race said...

I would love the Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters to complete my "Handy Collection."

Dee said...

That's a big number! Congrats. I'd love to own Simple Style.

tutto a posto said...

Congratulations! I know lots of people are reading the blog! I would love a copy of The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. It is in my Amazon cart, but cannot make the purchase now.

Thank you for the give away.
fairisle37(at)comcast(dot)net

Susanne said...

Since I have your others, it would be Handy book of Top Down Sweaters. thank you so much for all your inspiration!

Savannagal said...

I would love to win a copy of Simple Style. I love the cover sweater. Great colors.

slmiller8 said...

Congratulations on this great milestone! And since you asked, I would choose a copy of your Sock master class book. Thanks!

Maryanne & Duke said...

Congratulations on your milestone! I visit your site often, but don't comment a lot; I bet many others do the same.

If I had to choose one of your books, I would pick "The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns". I take it out of the library all the time because it has so many basic, but well-thought-out designs. I'm not big on "fashion" knits because they go out of style so quickly. And, although I'm not math phobic, I have to love a book that does the calculating for me.

Debbie S said...

I have been visiting your blog for a while now and enjoy reading what you're up to. I have three of your books but I would love a copy of Knitted Gifts.

acp said...

What an accomplishment. I have enjoyed you blog for a long time. If I win I would like a copy of the Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns. Thanks for sharing your knitting.

Lisa Viviano said...

So love your blog! Congrats! Sockaholic that I am, would love Sock Knitting Master Class if lucky enough to win. Enjoy the day and thanks.

SusanB said...

Congratulations! I would definitely recommend your blog to other knitters. I've got your beginner sock book and the first Handy book, so I'd love to win a copy of the Top Down patterns. Thanks for all you do!

PenCraft said...

Congratulations on the milestone! The top down book of sweaters would be my choice--but it is a tough choice!

Mimi said...

Congratulations! I have all your books -- just wanted to add my voice to the chorus.

D Louise said...

Handy Book of Top-down Sweaters would be MY choice to celebrate this milestone with you. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Going to try this again. Congratulations on such an impressive milestone!
I am going to put my name in for Sock Knitting Master Class. Thanks for a chance!
Lynn
LynnIL ravelry

Anonymous said...

Congrats!
Would love to win Sock Knitting Master Class! Love to knit socks!
Chels
chelseyb5 at aol dot com

calling foul said...

Sock Knitting Master Class for me too. I have, and love almost all your other books.

Carol Milak said...

I would love a copy of "Handy Book of Patterns". It would complete my trifecta!

Barb said...

I would love a copy of your Top Down Sweater Knitting book. It would be great to use for stash knitting, as sleeves and length could be adjusted according to the amount of yarn. Much of my stash was bought for some "future" project, mostly because I liked the color or feel of the yarn.

linda gaylord said...

I would love a copy of the handy book of top down sweaters.it is at the top of my list! Congratulations on your blog milestone!

yarnshare said...

I've only been knitting for three months and just discovered your blog after buying your basic sock knitting book and knitting my first pair of socks! I've heard good things about The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, and would love to learn from it. Congratulations on your blog milestone!

Jhoulihan said...

I would love a copy of The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweaters. I love your other "handy" books so would love to add this to the collection.

May said...

Congratulations on another milestone! I have all of your books except Knitting Green!

Robin Haas said...

Congrats!!! This is wonderful. I am not sure if my earlier post was posted so I write again. I am not a blogger and this is the only one I joined. I wanted to ask Ann a question so I joined. I have enjoyed reading. Thank you.

JacquieK said...

Congratulations!!!!!
Thanks to you I finally caught on to sock knitting. I love your books, and now your blog.
I would love tour book: Simple Style.
Thanks!
Jacquie
Knit1@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

Congrats Ann!

I would be honored to win your Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters. I've yet to make a sweater that I truly love and I think your book would inspire and help me to do that.

Thank you for the opportunity to win it! =)

KPG

noallatin said...

Thanks for the generous offer. Since I haven't had a chance to take your class on casting on and binding off, I'd like that book if I am the lucky winner.

t

noallatin said...

Thanks for the generous offer. Since I haven't had a chance to take your class on casting on and binding off, I'd like that book if I am the lucky winner.

t

BCGramma said...

Congratulations on the soon-to-be milestone. You are a rock star in the knitting world.
I'd love to win the Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters, thanks for the chance.
Smiles,

Julie said...

Wow, 200,000! Congratulations on this milestone. If I won your raffle, I would love to get The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns.

larsan said...

Wow - great number!!

I would love the sock knitters master class book. I don't know that I'm ready for it yet but I would love to go through this class and perfect my techniques.

Vasiliki said...

I would like Simple Style.

Kirsten said...

Congrats!

I'd like "Sock Knitting master Class", because I love to knit socks, and it's one of a small number of your books that I don't have yet.

Sybil said...

I love your blog and congratulations. If I am the lucky winner I would like "Handy Top Down Sweaters".

Jane said...

Congratulations! I'd love a copy of Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters.

Sabrina McTaggart said...

What a terrific accomplishment!

I learned to knit socks using your sock book. Still don't have the courage to knit a sweater [afraid it won't fit!] so I would love to win a copy of the Top Down Sweater Book!

Happy Spring everyone!

conradk said...

I think I'd like the Sock Knitting Master Class. I do like knitting socks.

Jenny T said...

Since it's the only "Handy" book I don't have, the Handy book of Top-down Sweaters. And congrats on the milestone # of viewers.

Jennifer Arlin said...

Would love Top Down Sweaters. Thank you so much for doing this!

Susann Lusnia said...

Congratulations! I would love a copy of Top Down Sweaters.

suzehil said...

Yay for Ann! I would love to have Simple Style.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, not surprising you are reaching that number. I check daily to see what you have written. :) If I'm lucky...Topdown Sweaters?
Thank you. Helen
helen(dot)mathey-horn(at)pac(dot)dodea(dot)edu
:)

gdaigle said...

Congratulations! I've been reading your blog for months . Would love to get a copy of your Handy Knitters Book of Sweater Patterns. Your Master Knitters Sock Knitting is one of my favorites.

Velda said...

I would love to win the knitter's handy book of patterns.

lilpixie said...

Congratulations! Your Top-Down Sweaters book is next on my list. Thank you for another great giveaway and keep writing. I love reading your blog.

Needleworker said...

I am a late reader of your blog (very enjoyable) as are your books. I am a new knitter & am looking forward to Knitting numerious things your books seem so sensible giving me the the tools to be creative :) I have a lot of your books all the sock ones as well as the patterns & sweater books :)So I would really like (if I am lucky)

Knitted Gifts: Irresistible Projects to Make and Give

Thanks you Ann for Joy re blog & books long may you continue

Karen said...

Congratulations! I'd love a copy of Top-Down Sweaters:)

Sarah Montie said...

I would like the Top Down Sweaters book. This is my favorite construction and I'm not sure why I haven't gotten around to buying the book yet. I can always learn something new.

Cate said...

Hi Ann -- I'd love a copy of the Knitter's Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters in celebration of reading your blog. I already own several of your other books, but not this one. -- Cate

drjayjr said...

If I'm so lucky to come up a winner, I'd love the "Favorite Socks" book. Congratulations, Ann, on all the readers. :)

Jane Kelley said...

Congratulations!!! I'd love a copy of Top-Down Sweaters :)

homeschoolmom said...

Congrats! I'd love a copy of your Top-down Sweater book! I want to learn how!

Becky said...

Congratulations! This is a really big milestone! Your Top-Down Sweater book looks amazing! I've never tried to do a sweater that way, but it sounds really cool!

Adrienne said...

Seems like you are flying by the milestones. That being said, I would love to get a copy of Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters:
Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges. I have a few of your books, and that one would give me a fairly comprehensive, multiple size multiple gauge library!

HereKitty_2 said...

Oh so hard to choose Sock Knitting Master Class or Top Down Sweaters! Ok if I had to choose just one ....ummmm... It would be...ummm... Flipping a coin....and it's heads....so Sock Knitting Master Class wins!

Diane said...

I would love a copy of the Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. As a handspinner, I have been going back to more basic shapes and designs and the Handy Book is a must

Aimee said...

Congratulations on hitting 200,000. I love your Sock Knitting Masters Class and I would love to have Favorite Socks to go with it n

Mistea said...

Wow that is a big number!
Much deserved with all the gorgeous projects and little hints you show.
Any book you say? Ok Top down sweaters then. I haven't tried knitting that way yet.
Thanks for letting us celebrate with you.

Sharyn said...

Congratulations Ann.
If I win I would like a copy of Simple Style. I have been trying out a lot of new techniques in the last year and would like to knit something simple and classic.

diahrensal said...

Congratulations on the milestone! I would just love the Knitter's Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters!

Gwen Gotsch said...

I would like The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns. It would be so helpful when I just want to start something for which somebody else has done the math! Congrats on the 200,000!

Diane Brandt said...

I love your books and would feel honored to win one of them. Congrats on the milestone!