you know what? giveaway!

Hey, you know what? My exams are over! Wheepeeeeeeee! You know what else? I’ve been blogging for over six months! Whooooooa! And you know what else? Google Reader says I have 41 subscribers! Yeeeeehaw! That’s more than I ever expected!

So, you know what? That’s just way too many good things not to celebrate! In that spirit, we are having the first fridica giveaway ever!

What can you win? This fabulous book of vintage baby knitting patterns. You may have seen me go on and on about it before. I’ve made two baby sweaters from it so far and I am loving them. I am about to start the third!

There’s an interesting story connected to this book. I had been eyeing it online for a while, and very soon after I arrived in London, I decided to order it online. But something went wrong. I did the whole process, clicked buy, and the system came back saying that my order didn’t come through and I should try again. So I did. I got the same message again. I gave up and tried later at home. That time it worked. So I rested my heart and started waiting for it. You can imagine my surprize when a few days later I got a message from my building reception that I had received THREE packages. I hadn’t been ordering anything else, so this sounded smelly right away. Yup, all three copies of the book had arrived, it HAD worked all three times after all. So what should I have done? Well, the first thing I did was to open one up and examine it thoroughly (I was really excited about finally getting my hands on this book!). Then, being satisfied, I gave it some thought. I had bought the book (well, the three books!) at a bargain. I had just arrived somewhere where I had the prospect of meeting many English-speaking knitters. So I decided not to go through the hassle of returning the books, and simply wait for good opportunities to give them away. I had one at Christmas and now I have one, an even better one!

So there you go, you get one, brand new, still in its original mail package, wonderful vintage baby pattern book!

What do you need to do? Comment on this post, and in your comment, leave me a link to your favorite crafty blog (not mine, I’m fishing for new reads here! :) Feel free, but not obliged, to tell others about the giveaway in any form you like.

It’s one entry per person, and you have until the end of the day on June 24th.

I’ll select the winner by random number draw and announce who it is on June 25th. Oh, and one more thing – I will ship anywhere in the world, so feel free to sign your name even if you are from Tasmania, Zanzibar, Alaska or Siberia!

EDITED TO ADD: Absolutely NO NEED to subscribe to my blog in any way in order to participate in this giveaway! Sorry if I gave anyone the wrong impression. All you need to do is sign your name below and leave me one link to a blog you like. :)

Let’s start the celebrations! :)

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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

34 thoughts on “you know what? giveaway!

  1. Google reader tells you how many people have subscribed? Nice :D I like the yarn loving couple even though they haven’t updated for a few weeks.

  2. I’m new to the blogging world so I haven’t read many though I do love
    I also love giveaways and knitting for seven babies (not my own!) I can always use more patterns.
    I’m curious about Google Reader, too.

  3. Very cool giveaway. How does google reader tell you how many subscribers you have?

    Here’s one of my favorite UK blogs (I’m in the US) and one of the first crafty ones I started reading

  4. Congratulations! I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog. Trying to find suggestions for blogs that you don’t already read is a struggle though! Thought I’d try with one of my favourite (Melbourne!) knitwear designers, Kirsten Johnstone,

    Of course, if you already read her blog then I’ll rummage through my crafty-but-not-knitting blog lists :)

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  7. I’ve been following your blog since blog week and it is one of my favourites now – thank you! One of my other recent favourites is a blog from New Zealand – She shares such an amazing amount of knowledge and research. I can’t wait to visit NZ again and follow her “Yarnie Road Trip” itineraries.

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  9. That looks like a lovely book! Count me in for the drawing. :) Elephants are quite lucky, aren’t they? In the little town where I was born there is an old house with concrete elephant statues throughout the yard, and the trees are all mysterious and twisty all around them. It’s the coolest place. I grew up with the idea that there was something magical about elephants, only to later discover that the people who built that house (and the statues) were die-hard members of the Republican party. Thus the elephant mascot. Sheesh. And here I thought it was so much more romantic than that! Nevertheless, I still have fond memories of the Elephant Garden.

  10. I’ve recently discovered a very nice RSS reader app for my phone, which means at last I can keep up with dozens of blogs whenever I have a moment. Discovered yours via a Ravelry link about the Loop opening (was there, a friend of mine is in one of the photos).
    Another blog I enjoy (also London-based) is
    Will definitely be scouring the list above for blogs to add to my reader!

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