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Weekend Knitting Getaway Giveaway


Very exciting news! The amazing Clara Parkes of Knitter's Review and STC Craft are teaming up for a very special giveaway to celebrate the release of Weekend Knitting in paperback and the beauty of taking time off to knit and learn new knitting skills with friends.

Clara has been hosting an annual knitter's retreat every fall for the last eight years. And this year's gathering, which will take place November 20, 2009-November 22, 2009, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is sure to be wonderful with Clara and a great group of teachers--Karthryn Alexander, Anne Hanson, and Melissa Morgan-Oakes--leading the way. To learn more about the retreat, click here.

Now, here's the exciting part. STC Craft has one retreat package to give away. That means that one lucky winner will have his or her retreat expenses covered: to be specific, the cost of all classes and activities, two nights' lodging in a private room, all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast, snacks and beverages throughout the weekend, plus all taxes and gratuities, will be covered. In addition, the winner will receive a copy of the new Weekend Knitting paperback in a gift basket in his or her room. The cost of transportation to/from the event is NOT covered.

To enter, in the Comments section below, tell us which STC Craft book you would like to cuddle up with (or craft from) this weekend. To see all of our books, click on the online catalog at right. On or about July 22 at 9:30AM (EST), we will choose one winner in a random drawing from all eligible entries received and send him or her email notification. The winner will have 24 hours to respond; if that doesn't happen, we will choose a new winner, who also must respond within 24 hours of notification. Note that the official registration for Knitter's Review Retreat 09 opens on Friday, July 24 at noon (EST) and fills within minutes, so if you don't win and are interested in going, you'll need to act fast.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, DC who are 18 years or older as of date of entry. Sweepstakes ends at 9:29:59AM ET on 7/22/09. Visit for full official rules. Void where prohibited.

Reader Comments (352)

Cuddle up with and knit from: Weekend Knitting. One of my favorites. And KR Retreat is another of my favorites.

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Wow! What an amazing giveaway. This weekend, I'll be curling up with Vintage Baby Knits. A TON of my friends are pregnant, so I've got lots and lots of baby gifts to make!

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July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris

I would love to cuddle up with vintage baby knits. I have been watching the projects pop up in the blogosphere and they are all so cute. Now if I only had a baby to craft for.

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchrista

I'd love to cuddle up with One More Skein!

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharlene Anderson

I would love to curl up with Weekend Knitting. Its a classic - one of my favorite knitting books. I've made several wonderful projects from it.

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKris

I am intrigued by the knit socks East a sock addict I can't resist the idea of a new sock book and time to cuddle up with it and knit. yes please, I'd love to win a spot in this retreat, and combine it with a visit to my grand daughter who lives nearby and whom I never get to see enough

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterclaire piper

I would love to cuddle up with a copy of One More Skein since my copy of the original One Skein is cuddled to shreds.

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerri D.

It would have to be the Vintage Baby Knits that was release a few months ago. I want to make nearly everything in it!

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I would absolutely love to knit from Vintage Baby Knits this weekend. I just love the entire aesthetic of that book, and have a brand new nephew to knit for! I love that the patterns are interesting to knitters but also accessible to non-knitter gift recipients.

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraija

I would love to be trapped in a retreat center full of supplies curled up with "Hand-Stitched Felt". :)

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGuido

I love Weekend Knitting. That's the book I'd love to cuddle up with this weekend! If only I had time enough. :)

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRomi

What a treat! I love the KR Retreat.
I'd like to curl up with Sewing Green this weekend, and I think I will.

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLanea

It's hard to pick just one book, but I'll say One More Skein by Leigh Radford. Leigh has great style; the projects in the preview are fantastic. I really want the stash blanket.

Great contest. Keeping my fingers crossed!

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I'd like to cuddle up with Vintage Baby Knits this weekend, because if ever there was a cuddle-worthy knitting book, that's the one!

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I would love to cuddle up with Vintage Baby Knits this weekend - away from the heat, humidity, and people!
thanks for the change to win this wonderful weekend -

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermargaret

Knitted Socks East and West would be my choice!

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Knitting Nature - a weekend exploring Norah Gaughan's thought process would be incredible.

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSandi Rosner

Oh, I am definitely going to cuddle up with Weekend Sewing this weekend! I am attending Heather Ross' workshop next weekend, and would like to get some patterns traced and cut out to bring with me.

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

There are so many wonderful titles, but I would love to cuddle up with Knitting Nature. I love Norah Gaughan's work.

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

I would love to cuddle up with "Vintage Baby Knits" this weekend. My daughter just got married and plans on children soon. My son and his fiance will be married early next year and also plan on starting a family shortly after their marriage. I'm sure I would put the book to very good use. I would also LOVE to go on a knitting retreat. I have never been on one and they always sound like so much fun.

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy Farris

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