Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Some Christmas knitting and my giveaway!

I was busy these past few months knitting some Christmas gifts. This past fall I made a market bag for my sister Sam. She showed her mother the bag and told me she liked it so I made this for my stepmother for Christmas. I've lost count on how many market bags I've made.

I made this neck warmer for my long time friend Cheryl. I still haven't given it to her. I guess I'd better go make a phone call :)

I made this one for my friend Cathy (who also works in my classroom with me). I know she loves this color just as much as I love her!!!

This is for my friend Kathleen that also knits (very well I might add!). I made this to thank her for helping out in my classroom. She's been helping me for the last four years!! Kathleen is a true friend!!!

This was made for Tim's teacher. Like me, she has recess duty and it can get COLD out there!

This set was for my dear friend Ingrid. On Christmas eve, eve I noticed a mistake and had to rip out almost one entire mitten and start over again. I finished by lunch time on Christmas Eve and brought it over to her.

This is my GIVE AWAY. This neck warmer and mittens can be yours just for posting a comment. I will pick the winner on Saturday and let you know by Sunday who the winner was. Every comment from today through Saturday at noon (eastern time) will be entered into the drawing.

Here's a close up of the neck warmer:

and the mittens.

Good luck!!!

take care,


Granna said...

Hi Dawn! I've never seen a neck warmer, but I sure do like it! I hate to wear a coat but I like to be warm (how weird is that?) and teal is my favorite color. Love your blog....

Anonymous said...

I would love to show off your hand knits. How beautiful. Your ravelry friend,Darrlaa

Smilingsal said...

I think you are a kind and generous person; those are wonderful gifts. I admire your ability.

Beverly said...

Wow, Dawn. Even after all of these years, you always amaze me. Every single things is just gorgeous.

Melissa Wertz said...

Dawn, those are beautiful. Very good stitching. Please include me!

Darlene said...

Morning Dawn,

When I hopped over here to say Happy New Year's Eve I saw a giveaway...woot woot!! I thought it was going to be another market bag like the one I LOVE!!!! I was going to have to tell you I would let someone else try to is a neck warmer and mittens...TOO CUTE!! SOOOOOOO, please enter me. I'm sure I couldn't win from you twice but you never know........

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Dawn,
You are so talented! Those neck warmers are adorable!

Happy New Year my blogging friend!


Neabear said...

A cool give away, oh wait I should say a warm give away, cuz it is for keeping us warm. I love it. Enter me in too. please please pretty please with a cherry on top. Good. I guess I am entered in now. Happy New Year!!!

Caren said...

Really beautiful Dawn. I too am a knitter...but haven't had much of a chance to knit in a while. I would LOVE to win your gorgeous items the color is perfect, one of my favorites!

I found your comment on Darlene's blog... you know she's going to win this give away, don't you? ha ha!

Speaking of giveaways, I'm also having one. Please stop over and enter mine when you have a chance.

Lorrie said...

Dawn those are just lovely! You do such beautiful work--your friends and family are so lucky to get gifts from you! I would absolutely love to win your giveaway! Have a very Happy New Year!

Rebel said...

How adorable those are. I would love to be able to do what you do. Have a Happy New Year!

Patty said...

I'm so impressed with all you've accomplished in the last several months. Those needles must be clickin' day and night. I really appreciated your help with the marketbags. I did manage to get a couple finished. If it weren't for your help I'd probably still be just cogitating about 'em.

Wishing a joyous 2009!
from VT where the flakes are a flyin',
the Vermonster

jeanne said...

Hi Dawn, I want a cookie. Oh, I forgot I have tons of them. Smile. We have been running the roads all day with our daughter and grands. We checked a huge campground about 60 miles from here for our summer camping trip. It was real nice. We need to get several family opinions though.

I love, love, love, the knitted things you made. I adore the collar and mittens. Put me in for the draw. I feel some Karma coming on now. LOL.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year. I hope good things for you all, in 2009.

Blessings and love...Jeanne

Nikki Mo said...

cool neck warnmers... your work is awesome!

jeanne said...

DAWN, I am screaming and so thrilled with my new banner. When did you do that? Did I not notice when I just visited you? LOL. I am losing it maybe. Please write back and tell me when you fixed my banner. I am in your debt Dawn. Big time. Thank you from the bottom and the top of my heart. Smiling so BIG, my face is in peril from cracking in this dry cold weather.

Love you forever...Jeane

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Dawn. I love all the different colors of the neck warmer and mittens. My goodness you do great work. I just love the Teal, ok I have to say it, I hope I win. lol;

Have a Happy New year.


Anne Fannie said...

Hi Dawn I stopped by to wish you Happy New Year and I see a Giveaway? Woohoo, add my name in the hat! Lovely work too. I have never seen a neck warmer before but they are really lovely.
Love, Ann

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Dawn,hope you are having a good New Years Day. Do you ever make and sale the market bags ?

judicreations said...

Hi Dawn!
YOu are a FABULOUS knitter. Oh my goodness. I love all the sets you made up. Everyone will be loving wearing these beautiful gifts you've made for them. When do you ever find the time?

Please enter my name for your draw. Good luck to everyone and good luck to me too!!!

Have a nice day..

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn -

I looooove your blog. I try to visit it each day. You have such a way with words and are so down-to-earth. Although I don't have a blog, your blog just might have inspired me...

Thanks for sharing your talent! And your WONDERFUL name!
- Hugs, Dawn from NY

Stephanie said...

ALL of your work is so fabulous!! I have to say the that giveaway set is my favorite...what a wonderful color!!