Friday, May 06, 2011

freebie friday

Wow...so many of you loved last week's little project bag, it makes me wish I had a plethora of them to give away instead of the assortment of things I have in the pile! (but I do have other things of greatness still left in the goodie bag...trust me).

The lucky winner (compliments of the TheNumberGenerator) is: Kathy (aka Kathode Ray Tube) Shoot me an email with your mailing address, please! (link to email in the sidebar)

If you didn't win and you really really want one of your, you can still have one! Not for free. But hey. You'll be supporting an indie crafter, right? You can order yours here ;-) Check back often as she makes new ones in different fabrics all the time.

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This week (as every week, actually) I am giving you one of my favorite things (because I am only giving away my favorite things LOL). This is a knitting tool I would rather not live without. Ever. It's a pattern keeper from Slipped Stitch Studios.


Admittedly, I own more than one of these pattern wallets, but this one is my absolute favorite.
Sheep. Dog. (get it??)

So here's how it works. You open it up, and there is a non-glossy, just thick enough, plastic page for you to slip your pattern behind (or recipes or travel itinerary, yadda yadda). It can hold several pages easily.

If you want, you can use optional "magnet thingies" to mark your place.
Oh, and there's a place to stick a pen or pencil.

You can also bend the whole thing backwards on itself, re-snap the closure, and it will stand up like an easel.


How cool is that.
(I'll tell ya' how cool. So cool that I'm not even putting in a question mark.)

On the back side of the wallet is a small zippered pocket. Mine usually has a tapestry needle in it, a little dropped-stitch fix-it tool (stay tuned, because I'll be giving away some of those, too), and often the ball-band that came off the yarn.


And this week, I'm not giving you something that is sort of like mine. I am giving one that is exactly like mine.


Well, except that your sheepdog is on the right and my sheepdog is on the left. Yay for handmade!


Just leave a comment on this post to add your name into the hat. Say whatever you want, but I still choose the winner with a number generator (although you guys really do write some amazing "why I need this" stories LOL). You can even leave a comment if you have something to say but don't want to be entered...just say so, so I don't toss your name in.

I will draw and list the winner next Friday! Have fun, and yay weekend!

21 comments:

~Donna~ said...

OK, that is one awesome little handy-dandy item. One that I would never buy for myself, but if I can win it...

Added bonus, only time I would EVER be in the presence of that many sheepies and not have an allergic fit.

Yeah, not doing well with the wool sensitivities this year. Sigh.

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

Oh my word - where do you find these treasures? I so want to hide out in your cupboards... lol. May I be entered to win one... please!

Janice in GA said...

Wow, I LOVE that design!

::tosses name into hat:: :)

Karen said...

Can I leave a comment for my friend Dawn. Her birthday is May 22nd and she would LOVE this!

I took my swag to knitting group last night. I was the most popular girl in the place.

Liz md P-H said...

I have one of those and have been wanting to order another. I love mine. I am currently knitting a complicated lace shawl and this is the perfect pattern holder.

Tossing my name into the ring as well.

Gina said...

That is adorable! I love the sheep/dog thing. We sometimes take care of Sprocket, our neighbors' Australian shepherd. He remains a dog; we become the sheep. There's definitely no going to the bathroom alone when he's around.

(formerly) no-blog-rachel said...

So where and how can I suck up to the number generator? (It's a very handsome, sexy number generator by the way *coughchoosemecough!*)

Jen Anderson said...

OK I couldn't bring myself to enter for last week's project bag since I won the first one, but I could totally be all over this.

Brooke said...

Awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win this!

Sorry it didn't work out to visit today. I had to go to St. Helena instead and drop some dirt and other items off for E for one of our jobs. Ugh. I can't wait to see the house!

Lorena said...

I wasn't going to put my name in, since I still haven't drunk all the tea I won a couple months ago, but sheepies! And a dog! And useful! And cute! So, yeah. My name is in!

Linda said...

That is an awesome pattern keeper. I have seen lots of plain ones, but never any like that before. Sheltered childhood. That's it. ; )

Melissa said...

Wow that thing is so cool! No more pattern blowing away while knitting outside, man.

Enter me please!

kayaknits said...

Oooh! Puppy and sheepies. Love, love, love.

kayaknits said...

Oooh! Puppy and sheepses. Please pick me. Please.

M-H said...

That is super-cute. I hope you won't mind posting it to me in Australia. :) And, I am so enjoying reading about your slowly pulling your new home together. Thanks for blogging it in so much detail.

margaret said...

my friend Karen just connetd me with your blog - she's vey funny and said you were very funny

Jodie said...

I've just started using pattern keepers and this one looks really nice! Put my name in the draw.

Connie said...

Very cute and useful pattern holder...and I love the sheep and dog! I'd love a chance to win!! Happy Mother's Day to you.

Kendra said...

SHEEP!!!

berlinBat said...

Oh yes! Handy awesomeness. Count me in!

l_coller said...

Oh, oh, oh, must have. Must. The sheep dog is just too perfect. Please?