Crafting for a man can be dangerous territory, but author Bruce Weinstein has come to the rescue with his new book Knits Men Want: The 10 Rules Every Woman Should Know Before Knitting for a Man. To mark the occasion, we're hosting Cringe or Crush? The KNITS MEN WANT Sweepstakes.
Think about a lucky fella for whom you have made something. Did he cringe and recoil when you presented him with your labor of love? Or did he totally crush on it? If you have a humorous, embarrassing, heartwarming, or tear-jerking tale about crafting for a man, this is your chance to share it! Spin us your best yarn and be entered to win one of four great prizes.
To enter, share your Cringe or Crush? story in the Comments section below before noon (EST) on April 30th, 2010.
After the deadline, we'll choose four entries at random. All winners will receive a signed copy of Knits Men Want. In addition, the prizes below will be awarded in the same order winners are chosen--it's luck of the draw in this sweepstakes!
First winner: This print from Knits Men Want by photographer (and Brooklyn Tweed blogger!) Jared Flood.
Second winner: Two projects from Knits Men Want, knitted by author Bruce Weinstein: the Watch Cap (in red) and Fingerless Mitts (in olive).
Third winner: The Thick and Warm Socks (in green) from Knits Men Want, also knitted by Bruce.
Fourth winner: From ShibuiKnits, two skeins of their gorgeous Hand-Dyed Merino Worsted yarn, in “Stone.”
Think hard about your crafting history and be sure to check out these links!
Join the Knits Men Want Ravelry group to post photos of your crafting hits and misses and swap tips with fellow crafters.
Read the Knits Men Want blog for funny commentary and unique insight from author Bruce Weinstein.
Check out projects from the book in the Knits Men Want gallery.
Follow the Knits Men Want blog tour for book reviews, interviews, and special posts from Bruce.
Please note all entrants will be added to our e-mail list unless you tell us that you do not want to be added. For a full set of rules, click here. Thanks--and good luck!