November 25, 2007

Aaand Knitting Aaand Knitting...

The only crafty thing I really do is knitting, and I love it. I even have a knitting blog. One of my favorite things to give as gifts are my knitted creations, and so far it's been limited to those with babies (sweaters) and necks (scarves). And then recently I get in the mood to make the occasional handbag.

For my friend Carrington's new baby I knitted one of my most favorite baby sweaters yet- chocolate brown with pearl buttons (her baby's middle name is Pearl!) I started this sweater on Wednesday and was so relieved to finish it in time for her shower today. I am just a little bummed that the photo isn't as good as I'd like, but maybe I can update it when there is a little baby Capri wearing it!


Well, it's scarfy time (we had snow again today!) and I would like to give away one of my Cactus scarves. Just leave comment here if you'd like to win! I'll choose a winner Friday Nov 30, the last day of NaBloPoMo!

Bonus points for the first commenter to guess which movie this post's title came from...

Oh, and also to those that send a vote my way (We're the Precourt family...) : )

This giveaway has ended and the winner is Beck from Frog And Toad Are Still Friends! If you know Beck, you know it's cold where she is and this scarf will be well-needed! So excited that she's the winner!

83 comments:

  1. cute! I was going to take up knitting.. but then again, I was going to do alot of things... Count me in!

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  2. i loooove the color... count me in pleeeease!

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  3. id love to win a cactus scarf! im working on one this week for my SIL's christmas gift. its sooo cool! ill post a pic when im done. love making gifts. ow and I bought a sewing machine (one of the big deals i got on black friday). so i hope to make lots more gifts for next christmas and birthdays next year. :-D

    taite has a sweater almost identical to that one! my mom knitted it. ill have 2 post pics another day

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  4. oh I'd love to win a scarf! please enter me thanks

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  5. Enter me please!! I am just learning to knit but I feel as though my first scarf is many months in my future! I love the cactus color too! Oh and is your title from Pee Wee? That's bringin it back!

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  6. Pee-wee's Big Adventure?


    Count me into the drawing. I'll add you to my Monday Edition of Contests Galore.

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  7. Oh Steph, that sweater was one of the most special things I have ever been given. Thank you for for thoughtfulness, I love the little sweater, and I am sure that lil Capri Peal will too!

    Oh, and I feel a little like
    "gimme, gimme" but I would love to have a scarf, please enter me!

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  8. that baby sweater is simply adorable! enter me for the scarf!

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  9. so sweet.. the sweater. i love making gifts too.. something about it thats so rewarding. i would love your scarf.. and the movie is peewees big adventure.. ahh the memories.

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  10. I'd love to win the scarf! Please enter me! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  11. That green looks fabulous on you--perfect with your dark beautiful hair!

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  12. That sweater is so sweet! What an awesome talent to have. I wish I could knit.
    I would love to own a scarf made by you...so enter me please!

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  13. It just got cold here, so I need a scarf!

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  14. The sweater is so pretty! Wow! The little girl will look so precious in it! The scarf is so cool..I love the color! I wish I could say that I need a scarf, but unfortunately it was in the 50's today, 40's yesterday and it'll be in the 70's tomorrow....so ya know...I might use it once or twice the whole season! Also, everyone is saying that its from Pee Wee's Adventure. I've watched that a million times and never remember that saying. Gosh! I feel as though I need to go watch it!

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  15. nothing says hot mama like a new green something! please enter me in your contest...or knit me one of those purses :)

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  16. nothing says hot mama like a new green something! please enter me in your contest...or knit me one of those purses :)

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  17. pee wee's big adventure. was i the first? : )

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  18. Would go lovely with my new coat. Count me in too!

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  19. I love the sweater -- you're good!!!

    Lori

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  20. I love the scarf! I'm such a sucker for scarves!

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  21. Wasn't that quote from Pee Wee's Big Advanture? Too funny...Took me back, that's for sure! Thanks for the awesome chance to win this scarf...It's beautiful!
    sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

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  22. I'd love to win the scarf! Love the color!

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  23. please include me!
    j_purpero@hotmail.com

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  24. please enter me!

    and where is the pattern for the sweater from?? it looks like it wouldn't be too hard...

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  25. That sweater is so cute. I love the color. And the scarf is cool too! Count me in.

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  26. Adventures in Babysitting? What a neat looking scarf!

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  27. Hello! I love the cactus-style scarf that you are so graciously giving away. My son says he remembers this line from an awful movie he saw called "Pee-Wees Big Adventure!"
    Please put me in the drawing for your beautiful scarf. Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  28. I LOVE THAT SCARF!!! Totally my fave color. Unfortunately I just can't find the time to ever make something like that- although I know if I tried it'd end up looking more like a poo scarf than a cute cactus one! :)
    Count me in!

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  29. I am trying to knit my first scarf right now. It is not going as well as I had hoped. I would love to win a cute one like that!

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  30. It's beautiful! I have always wanted to learn to knit but never have tried. Maybe it's time!

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  31. Ooooh, I love the color of the scarf! And the fuzzy factor! The sweater is the cutest thing ever. I love the chocolate color on a girl. Don't know why kids have to wear pastels all the time.

    You go, girl!

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  32. I still can't read your blog very well. There is no white background, just the pretty blue pattern. But I did gather there is a giveaway for that gorgeous scarf. I want in! :-)

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  33. I would so love to wear a scarf knit by you!

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  34. Look at you!!! What a wonderful talent you have;) I couldn't knit a scarf to save my life! Yours is too cute, I'm in!

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  35. Oh my gosh, that sweater is adorable.

    I came to tag you but would love your scarf, too. It's gorgeous. :)

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  36. I love home made presents. Count me in!
    cheekabeeka@gmail.com

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  37. Only 30 days in November...

    I'd love to win your scarf. That's my favorite color, much to my pink princess's horror. I made it through about 5 inches of a scarf while I was pregnant with her, but that's the extent of my knitting.

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  38. Count me in! I would love to sport your handmade scarf!

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  39. I love this scarf...I wish I had the patience!

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  40. What a cute sweater...and a very flattering photo of you (such long eyelashes!).

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  41. I'd love a scarf. Can I be entered?
    www.mybloggylife@gmail.com

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  42. Enter me please- it's beautiful.

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  43. I love it! Can I commission one in that cool chocolate if I don't win?

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  44. Sooo pretty. Sign me up!
    I blogged ya too!
    http://contestaddict.blogspot.com

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  45. Wow, I can't believe you've gotten snow already! Beautiful knitting projects. I would love the scarf!

    Jane, Pinks & Blues

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  46. What a gorgeous scarf! I don't knit so I would love to win yours!!

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  47. Man, I wish I could knit! So since I can't, I'd love to win yours!

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  48. I would love to win! I am so intrigued with knitting....I've just borrowed a "lean to knit" book....this scarf gives me inspiration!

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  49. gorgeous! I'm drooling but, don't enter me, we've bern blessed enough with your knitty love!

    That sweater was the sweetest thing I've ever seen.

    Did you hear their doing a new pee-wee movie? 2009- totally freaked;)

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  50. That quote was from PeeWee's Big Adventure. The minute I read it I heard his voice. Crazy.
    I crochet, but not very well. The only things I have crocheted thus far are baby blankets for each of my boys, and scarves. I wish I were better at it.
    Love the sweater you made. Wish I could do more stuff like that. Pretty scarf too!

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  51. What a beautiful scarf! I love the color too! Thanks for a great giveaway!

    renae18[at]gmail[dot]com

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  52. I'd love to win that lovely scarf! I crochet and can appreciate that hand-made items are more a gift or your time than of the item.

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  53. Ohh can join in? I dont have a scarf, and that's sooo pretty - I Just LOVE it, and wish I could knit! I tried once, but UGH it was a disaster!

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  54. cute little sweater! :) i would love a cactus scarf!

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  55. cuuuuuuuuuuute! Pick me, Pick me!!!!

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  56. I'd love to win too, it was -16 here today with the wind chill hitting -24. I don't know what that is in Fahrenheit, but not matter what it was DAMN cold.

    Jenn

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  57. getting cold here in Michigan, wife would love this scarf!

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  58. I'd love to win one of your scarves! I've always wanted to learn how to knit, but I don't think I have the patience! Thanks for the chance to win! Have a great week!

    Jennifer :-)

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  59. Love it!

    taryn237 at yahoo.com

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  60. Cactus me on on this giveaway! Yippeee!

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  61. I voted for you! I want to learn to knit so bad! I'm leaving hints on my blog for my dh.
    But for now I have to enter to win other people's knitting projects.

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  62. wow!! the sweater is adorable and the scarf is awesome. (you know i love the green!) please count me in.

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  63. Gorgeous...you're very talented! I didn't get the creative, crafty gene!

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  64. That baby sweater is darling. Great job! I'd love to win the scarf.

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  65. I LOVE the color! So cute!!!!!

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  66. HA! I just used that quote from Pee Wee! I would like to be entered too!

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  67. I'd love to learn how to knit - and I'd love to win the scarf! :) Gorgeous! :)

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  68. Beautiful scarf - I'd love to give it a new home!
    Thanks!

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  69. I too love knitting, although am not that talented at it yet. Your creations are gorgeous. As for the movie quote, reality TV is the only thing I have time for these days...

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  70. You are so talented. I am impressed!

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  71. alisonmancuso@aol.comNovember 29, 2007 8:22 AM

    i learned to knit years ago and of course never had time after my crazy 2 y.o. was born (and with another on the way i doubt i'll ever get a chance to re-learn the process!)
    thanks!

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  72. Jumping in just under the gun so please please please enter me for that gorgeous scarf!!

    Wow! What talent you have!! I LOVE that sweater!!! I am thinking that I may have to try and convince my hubby to relocate down to the Windy City area just so I can take up a few lessons with you. I tried knitting and crocheting a few times and failed miserably. Perhaps it was because I couldn't keep focused ?

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