Saturday, November 10, 2012

Review: New Fiona Goble Knits Books (Giveaway)



I just love the cover shot of Fiona Goble's new "The Twelve Knits of Christmas."  Looks like a family portrait to me! Maybe it's because I have family photos on the brain... Do I try and arm wrestle my group into one for the annual Christmas card? Or should I not attempt it and instead put my energy towards some handmade goodies? If you are smart you've already started your projects. I haven't. But I'm thinking it would be pretty great to set some things aside and curl up with one of these knit books.

 
I love the idea of my girls playing with characters from Goldilocks and Three Bears knit by their mama. That story is just one of the six Fairy Tales covered in "Fairy Tale Knits: 20 Enchanting Characters to Make."

 
I am amazed at the creativity that went into these patterns! It's not just a matter of having three pigs and a wolf for example, but the pigs each have adorable sweaters. Each character has a unique outfit with great colors and cute details and embroidery. Look at Hansel and Gretel for instance: I love Hansel's lederhosen and cap, and Gretel's dirndl...


...and the witch has "warts and a weird tooth" and looks positively spooky tucked into her hooded coat.


"The Twelve Knits of Christmas" would be too too cute for one of our family traditions, which is to sing that carol on Advent Sundays.

 
In her signature style, Fiona has designed a set of adorable characters, birds and, of course, five gold rings. I love the gold rings.


There are so many things to love in this book. I would like a coat like the one this leaping Lord is wearing!

 
Ready to knit some characters? I've got a copy of The Twelve Knits of Christmas to giveaway!
 
To enter, leave me a comment and let me know your favorite gift from the traditional carol. Is it the nine ladies dancing, or the french hen, or perhaps the lone partridge? One entry per person please. Giveaway is open until November 16 and then I'll pick a winner. Good luck!

31 comments:

Lizzy said...

My favorite gift includes the swans a swimming.

Miss Alissa said...

Oh, those are adorable!! My favorite is the maids a milking:)

annemarie said...

Partridge in a pear tree.

thousandpapercranes said...

I lovet the hansel and gretel dolls!

stephanie said...

Definitely the partridge in the pear tree!

JustPam said...

swans a swimming is my favorite

Anna said...

I have always loved the turtledoves!

Robin said...

5 Gold rings is my favorite

Debbie Reddy said...

Golden rings...could wear them on my toes!

Tracy M. said...

I always liked the five golden rings! Who can resist some golden jewelry!?

gator said...

The maids a milking !

Erin said...

As a kid I loved the "nine ladies dancing." Now I love the partridge in a pear tree--because if I had that gift, it would mean I had a pear tree!

Gill said...

As a farmer's daughter I'd have to choose the maids a milking!

Little Ella Lu said...

Turtle Doves.

Mary Jo said...

Five gold rings? Yes please.

Me said...

The hen. Nothing cuter than a knit chicken!

Anonymous said...

10 LORDS A LEAPING --- my favorite of the Christmas song!
sarah helene

Jowyn Jenson said...

My favourite is 10 Lords a Leaping!

Joan and Kevin said...

Five golden rings!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Debbie said...

Five gold rings! Thanks

tu-ki-mu said...

so crafty ı love idea ! my fav.turtle doves :)

TeamMcDonough said...

5 golden rings ♪♪

andrea said...

5 Gold rings, of course!

sue said...

I remember singing this song at a school concert,my part was- 5 golden rings!

Frieda said...

My favorite are the French hens.

Seraphimgirl said...

As much as I'd like to say "5 Gold Rings!" I think my fave would be the seven swans...

Penny said...

seven swans a swimming
love them all
cute cute cute
fun fun fun

Amy S said...

My favorite gift is the seven swans a swimming... although I will admit that when I sing the song, my favorite part is always belting out about the golden rings... lol.

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

I would have to say leapring lords. What a fun book!

eleanor said...

I like the visual of 10 Lords a Leaping!

Roxanne said...

The golden rings!

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