Feb 5, 2012

// a Jane Austen giveaway //

knitting + tea + jane austen = pure delight
one day, as I was browsing through beloved pinterest I stumbled upon something to which my heart would give me no rest until I had acquired it : a Jane Austen Knitting Magazine. my heart skipped a beat and I am quite positive I swooned.


after bookmarking the company and making a note to save a few "pennies" for the magazine, I was delighted to discover we were planning to go shopping around Barns and Noble in the near future and persuaded my parents to allow me but a few moments to venture within the bookshop. whilst climbing the stairs my eyes lingered upon a knitting magazine with the company by the name of "Interweaves" on it. where had I seen that name before? curious, I fingered the magazine and glanced at the section which held the newly arrived covers, a place where I rarely explored {as there is so many filthy magazines out there}. then I remembered, Interweaves was the company which recently printed the Jane Austen Magazine. excitement tingled within me, and I enthusiastically searched for the familiar cover. 

crocheting. beading. sewing. historical costuming. 

alas! my eyes found what they had been searching for, and to my utmost delight I found a heaping stack of newly printed Jane Austen Magazines. 

well, as I must shorten my increasingly long story, to-day I am delighted to present....

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one winner  of  my  first  Jane  Austen-inspired giveaway  shall  receive  a beautifully bound  copy  of the Interweave Store Company's Jane Austen Knits. even though, I must admit that the projects are much too advance for me at the moment, this is a simply lovely magazine that every young lady who admires the Jane Austen time period, must have this in her possession. 

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this magazine is brimming with intereviews, information about Jane Austen and knitting, gorgeous illustrations, as well as several projects I am quite positive you will simply swoon over, some of those including :: a Georgiana {inspired} Shawlette, Woodhouse Spencer, Elinor's Tea Cozy, Evening Spencer, Sense and Fashion Handwarmers, and so much more! 
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but wait, there is more to be told! after thoroughly drinking in every detail of this magazine, I browsed over the advertising section and found these beautifully hand-crafted jane austen stitch markers. again, I swooned and quickly looked up her shop on Etsy whence we returned home from the bookshop. Reni, the sweet shop owner, kindly agreed to contribute a pair of her Jane Austen stitch markers for my garden party as well as sending me a pair! how generous, no? 
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the stitch markers, were carefully packaged so as not to be damaged in the mailing process. shipping was prompt as well as the friendly customer service {she answered all my questions within the hour}. 
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one  of my readers shall receive this pair of lovely stitch markers for their knitting projects...
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are they not darling? 
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The Giveaway... 
to clarify any possible misconceptions, there will be two winners of this giveaway :: one winner shall receive the Jane Austen Knitting Magazine, and the other shall receive the knitting stitch markers. 
Requirements...
|one| 'tis a requirement that you complete the madatory entry. you may proceed to gain additional entries thereafter completing the madatory entry. 
|two| you must leave separate comments per entry. example : three entries, do leave three separate notes. 
|three| when becoming an official visitor to my garden walk {in other words, following my blog} you must be a public visitor via google friends connect. 
|four| this giveaway is open to US young ladies only. 
|five| this specific giveaway shall close on sunday, february 26th at 12:00 noon {pacific timing}. late entries shall not be accepted, and winners when announce must claim their prize promptly.  
Mandatory Entry...
to enter, you simply must leave a little note on my doorstep telling me three things : 
that you visited Interweave Store as well as Knit Girl in Idaho
telling me what interests you the most from their shops 
and 
telling me if you have become {or if you are} a visitor {i.e. follower} of my garden walk. 
Extra Entries...
  for additional entries...
|one| heart her shop, like on facebook, and follow on twitter Knit Girl in Idaho. {one entry per note} 
|two| purchase something from either shop. {ten entries per shop} 
|three| tell me which Jane Austen's characters is your favorite{s}. 
|four| linger in my garden, and tell me what your favorite {or most-inspiring} garden entry. 
|five| once more are published, enter another giveaway. {one entry per giveaway entered}
|six| spread the word about this giveaway either on your blog, facebook, twitter, pinterest, etc. 
{one entry per place posted} 

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I greatly look forward to receiving your little notes! 
lovingly,
the girl who loves to knit, reads Jane Austen's works, and sips tea in the garden. 

89 comments:

  1. Hello! I found you through Accordion to Kelly. I visited Interweave Store... and I love that Jane Austen knitting magazine! I saw it at Barnes and Nobles a few weeks ago, too. I had to sit and sigh over it for a bit, though I didn't take it home with me. I also visited Knit Girl in Idaho. What pretty stitch markers she has. I like the "Crochet Girl" or "Keep Calm, Carry Yarn" ones! Fun stuff! I'm following you now, too.

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  2. I hearted Knit Girl in Idaho's Etsy shop.

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  3. I followed Knit Girl in Idaho on Twitter.

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  4. My favorite Jane Austen character is Emma.

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  5. I visited the interweave store, I just love the lace patterns, and I visited the knit girl, love the Jane Austen markers! I am new to your blog, but it looks lovely! Looking forward to more Jane Austen Posts!

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  6. Ooh, lovely Jane Austen giveaways!

    I visted Interweave Store...my favorite item is:
    http://www.interweavestore.com/Jewelry/Books/10-5-Minute-Wire-Jewelry-Projects.html?SessionThemeID=20

    From Knit Girl in Idaho, I love:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/91647409/jane-austen-emma-charm-stitch-markers

    And I'm already a follower of your lovely blog!! :D

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  7. I hearted 'Knit Girl in Idaho' on Etsy!

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  8. As far as Jane Austen characters go, I love: Elizabeth Bennet, Emma Woodhouse, Marianne Dashwood...and of course Mr. Darcy! *winks*

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  9. On Interweave one thing that interested me was the 4th Historical Knitting Issue magazine. Definitely interesting subject material! On Knit Girl in Idaho I like the "Birds Nest Eggs & Bird Cage Charm Stitch Markers". I already follow your blog!

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  10. I liked Knit Girl in Idaho on Etsy!

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  11. I liked Knit Girl in Idaho on Facebook.

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  12. I followed Knit Girl in Idaho on Twitter!

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  13. I think Fanny Price and Elinor Dashwood are my favorite Jane Austen characters. They may be ever so slightly unrealistic, but I prefer to read about their goodness rather than the other characters selfishness (Mary Crawford!) ;)

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  14. I posted about the giveaway on Pinterest. :)

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  15. I posted about the giveaway on Twitter.

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  16. I posted about the giveaway on Facebook as well. :)

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  17. My favorite Jane Austen Character? Ohh that hard! Eleanor and Elizabeth are my favorite heroines and Mr. Darcy and Mr. Knightly are my favorite heroes.

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  18. Did a pin on this giveaway at pinterest!

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  19. I really appreciated your post on the great Pride and Prejudice debate! Your opinion closely matches my own, except you are much more gracious in how you put it!

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  20. Oh, how lovely! I have had my eye on that magazine ever since it came out!
    The Interweave Store has some lovely patterns for sale! My favorite pattern book is this: http://www.interweavestore.com/Knitting/Books/A-Handknit-Romance.html?SessionThemeID=15. It looks like it has some lovely vintage inspired patterns in it!
    My favorite thing from Knit Girl in Idaho is this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/91647409/jane-austen-emma-charm-stitch-markers. Emma is one of my favorite Jane Austen stories. :)
    I follow your lovely blog. :)

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  21. I cannot list one character, so I will list my favorite hero and heroine. My favorite hero is Mr. Knightley and my favorite heroine is Anne Elliot.

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  22. I love your Striving to be an Authentic Blogger post. It really inspired me to be a better blogger.

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  23. I Facebooked about this giveaway here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Borrowing-Photographs/263043037096056

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  24. Let me see...I did indeed visit the Interweave
    store, and was very interested with the spinning and dyeing section. Also, thought the "I love Mr.Darcy" stitch markers from KnitGirl were totally awesome!! And yes, I have started following you lovely blog. :)

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  25. When I was meandering through your blog, I happened upon the post about Valentine's Day. Super adorable ideas! Will be keeping them in mind! :)

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  26. Favorited KnitGirl's shop on Etsy.

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  27. Liked Knit Girl's page on Facebok.

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  28. Favorite Jane Austen character: Mr. Darcy, though Mr.Bennet with his humor similar to my father's is on my list of favorites as well. :)

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  29. Shared about this giveaway on Pinterest!

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  30. I visited the Interweave store, and I like the Jane Austen knit book and The Best of Interweave Knit Book, and any of the lace books. I also visited Knit Girl in Idaho etsy shop, and the whimsical owl stitch markers were my favorite. I follow your blog.

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  31. I favorited Knit Girl in Idaho's etsy store.

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  32. Which Jane Austen characters are my favorite...hmmm. I think Captain Wentworth is wonderful. Henry Tilney is funny. I like Mr. Darcy's change of heart. Jane and Lizzie Bennet are interesting. I like Colonel Fitzwilliam and Mr. John Knightly (and I like Jonny Lee Miller's portrayal of Mr. George Knightly-I am uncertain of him in the books though). Picking favorites is so difficult.
    Is there any way we can specify or be entered for a certain prize? Because the prize I want is the Jane Austen Knits book. Thanks for doing this giveaway.

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  33. I'm a 'visitor' ;) of your little garden
    My favorite item from Interweave:
    http://www.interweavestore.com/Jewelry-Making/Books/10-Dazzling-Wire-Necklace-Projects.html?SessionThemeID=20
    My favorite item from Knit Girl in Idaho:
    (other than her Jane Austen stitch markers, which I love)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/84313084/birds-nest-eggs-bird-cage-charm-stitch

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  34. My favorite Jane Austen characters are Anne (from Persuasion) and the girl from Mansfield Park (her name escapes me right now)

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  35. Some of my favorite posts here have been the craft posts

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  36. I linked to this on my giveaway page here:
    http://livingforthelord-kierra.blogspot.com/p/giveaways_21.html

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  37. The first site, our computer wouldn't allow us to view it {this isn't the websites problem, but our computers...} so we weren't able to see that site. However I like this from the etsy shop:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/92216813/stitch-markers-knit-girl-charm-and-sock
    I follow!
    Ashley Ward
    www.wardfamblog.blogspot.com

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  38. I hearted her etsy shop!
    Ashley Ward
    www.wardfamblog.blogspot.com

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  39. I really like Jane Austen's character Marianne Dashwood!
    Ashley Ward
    www.wardfamblog.blogspot.com

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  40. I really enjoyed your post sharing knitting craft tutorials...I'd love to see more!
    Ashley Ward
    www.wardfamblog.blogspot.com

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  41. I love these:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/64994618/personalized-knitting-stitch-markers
    And I follow you! I'd love to win the magazine for my sister, since she is really interested in knitting! :D
    Bethany
    www.royal-daughters-of-the-king.blogspot.com

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  42. My favorite Jane character is Emma! :D
    Bethany
    www.royal-daughters-of-the-king.blogspot.com

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  43. My favorite post is the one for authentic bloggers! I was very inspired by it!
    Bethany
    www.royal-daughters-of-the-king.blogspot.com

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  44. I've entered your giveaway for the cards from that etsy shop..I'd love to win as her cards are simply lovely!
    Bethany
    www.royal-daughters-of-the-king.blogspot.com

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  45. I posted about it here:
    http://wardfamblog.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html
    Bethany
    www.royal-daughters-of-the-king.blogspot.com

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  46. I also posted about it here:
    http://giveawaysofblessing.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html
    Bethany
    www.royal-daughters-of-the-king.blogspot.com

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  47. Dear Gracie,you are a sweetheart.That is all.
    Yours,
    K

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  48. I love your blog! I looked at Knit Girl in Idaho and Interweave. From Interweave, I thought these adorable Log Cabin slippers were really cute. And from Knit Girl in Idaho, I loved the adorable Valentine's Day stitch markers. I am a follower on your blog and I am so glad I found it!
    Emma.

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  49. Hello!
    I just wanted to stop by and say that I think you are the best little writer ever. Have you thought of writing a book?

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  50. Log Cabin slippers were really cute. And from Knit Girl in Idaho, I loved the adorable Valentine's Day stitch markers. I am a follower on your blog and I am so glad I found it!I am doing a giveaway on my blog on monday!

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  51. I entered the journal giveaway

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  52. I love this: http://www.interweavestore.com/Beading/Projects/A-Sea-of-Pearls.html?SessionThemeID=18 AND this:http://www.etsy.com/listing/92601008/daisy-flower-stitch-markers-set-of-6

    AND I follow you.

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  53. I added KnitGirlinIdaho to my circle

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  54. I love Emma. I think she is my favorite, from the movie, or Elinor Dashwood, or Jane Bennet. :)

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  55. I do believe one of my favorite posts from your lovely blog, is probably your post about being an authentic blogger. :) that was absolutely lovely.

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  56. I have entered your journal giveaway.

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  57. I posted about your giveaway here:
    http://alilyamongthethorns98.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-day-giveaway-part-1.html

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  58. http://www.interweavestore.com/Knitting/Books/Knitted-Lace-of-Estonia-with-DVD.html?SessionThemeID=15

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/92601008/daisy-flower-stitch-markers-set-of-6
    these look super cool!

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  59. Hi! I visited both sites, I am a follower of your blog, my favorite things from Knit Girl are: the Birds, Nest, Eggs & Bird Cage Charm Stitch Markers, & the I love Mr. Darcy stitch markers, & my favorite things from Interweave Store are: A Handknit Romance: 22 Vintage Designs with Lovely Details,& the Long Fingerless Gloves and Newsboy cap. & like Rachel Olivia said, is there a way I can enter only to win the magazine? Thank you!

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  60. My favorite Jane Austen character is Elizabeth Bennet. She is probably the one that is the most like me. (Unless Jane Austen herself is included! I seem to have a lott of things in common with her!) Thanks again!

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  61. My favorite post you have done is the one you did in November 2011 titled: the One who's knitting my life together. I really loved this post! I also really liked A Stroll by a Winter Ocean & add a little whimsy | make life a fairytale.

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  62. I entered your literary luxe giveaway :)

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  63. My favorite from interweave is the Aran Isle slipper pattern (I love anything Aran!), and then my favorite from Knit Girl is her Daisy Flower Stitch Marker set. :) So cute!

    I now follow your blog!

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  64. I added Knit Girl to my Etsy favorites (I'm DollyMadison.etsy.com or else DolleyMadison.etsy.com)


    :)

    Dollymadisonetsy {at} gmail DOT!+ com. :)

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  65. I have absolutely no idea which Austen character is my favorite--I've never read the books! I have a friend who tells me he likes them and I ought to read them, but I'm resisting. :) Lol. Does that count? I took that funny little quiz that some blogs link to and it told me that I was Elizabeth Bennet (whoever she is!). hee hee!

    Dollymadison.etsy.com

    Dollymadisonetsy {AT] gmail {DOT] com

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  66. I am going to go enter your other giveaway(s) now. :)

    Dollymadisonetsy{at!] gmail [DoT} com

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  67. Your "Love Note" post is a great idea! I love pen pals (though I have sadly neglected mine lately!)

    Dollymadisonetsy {AT] gmail ]DOT] com

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  68. I visited Interweave Store and like the jewelry making books and magazines the best since jewelry making has always interested me. I hope to learn more about it in the near future. I also visited Knit Girl in Idaho and I think all the owl stitch markers are my favorite. Owls are just so cute!

    ~Camille

    P.S. I follow your blog publically, dear Grace!

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  69. I hearted Knit Girl in Idaho!!!

    ~Camille

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  70. My favorite Jane Austen characters are Fanny Price and Elinor Dashwood :)

    ~Camille~

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  71. I entered your Valentine giveaway!!!

    ~Camille

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  72. I loved your most recent post "A Springtide Reverie!" Grace, I just altogether love your blog! Each post is so sweet and true! Keep it up!

    ~Camille

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  73. I entered the Literary Luxe giveaway!!!

    ~Camille

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  74. I entered the giveaway finale!!!

    ~Camille

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