ISLAND winner

And the 

of the ISLAND book is:

Cassie who said “Pretty hat! I am working on a honey cowl, so that I can then make a hat, so that I can make a baby blanket 🙂 I don’t have enough time to knit all that, but that’s alright. This looks like it would have some lovely things to add to my never ending list!”

Thanks everyone for entering and a huge thanks to Jane and Shannon!  

If you want to purchase your own copy of ISLAND:
Available now through, and  The e-book is available through the ISLAND Ravelry shop.


ISLAND blog tour and giveaway! [closed]

I’m super pumped to be included on the ISLAND blog tour today!!  Thanks so much to Jane and Shannon for having me!  I can’t believe that I finally learned how to knit and I can even follow a pattern (so far so good).  I was beyond thrilled to get a copy of the book ISLAND by Jane Richmond and designed by Shannon.

It’s a truly stunning book.  I’ve been drooling over Nikolos Kupiak‘s photography everyday since I got this little gem.  The layout of the book is perfection, I love how the projects are beautifully showcased in the front of the book and the hardworking instructions are at the back.  It’s a book I’ll be proudly leaving on my coffee table to show off.  Yes, it’s that cool!

Beyond that I’m just so impressed with this lovely collection of projects.  There are even projects that a newbie like me can complete and feel really proud about!  Someday I really hope to work my way up to cardigan status, but I’m having such a blast now with the  hat I made so far!

[my renfrew hat in Madelinetosh Vintage in Wicked]

ISLAND is a collection of handknits designed by Jane Richmond and inspired by life on Vancouver Island. This book was a special artistic journey to bring Jane’s patterns to life with photography by Nicholas Kupiak, modeling by Kylee Shaw, and graphic design/layout & conception by Shannon Cook & Jane Richmond.


ISLAND is available now through,, and  The e-book is available through the ISLAND Ravelry shop.


  • Just leave a nice comment, maybe tell me what’s next in your knitting queue.
  • One entry per person. Please leave your email address in your comment. You can leave it in a format like this if you wish: anna [at] gmail [dot] com, it’s up to you though, if you have your email listed in your blogger profile, that works too! 
  • One winner will be chosen. Open to international entries. 
  • Giveaway ends Saturday, February 16th.


 8th – Vancouver Yarn
 10th – KD Quilts
 14th – Canadian Living
 17th – Celtic Cast On
22nd – Canary Knits
 24th – Hey Jen Renee
 29th – The Yarniad
 31st – Knitted Bliss

 F E B R U A R Y
 5th – French Press Knits
 7th – Truly Myrtle
 12th – Noodlehead (you’re here!)
 14th – Miso Crafty
 19th – SweetGeorgia
 21st – A Playful Day


33 favorite things

Remember I had that giveaway? of 33 of my favorite things?  Well, I finally collected them all and shipped them off yesterday!

[click on the picture to enlarge ♥]
  1. grommets
  2. Green Bee Quilt Pattern
  3. Shipping tags from Paper & Parcel
  4. Kawaii post its
  5. zippers
  6. Clover Wonder clips
  7. gingham twist ties
  8. Marc Boutavant notecard
  9. Softlips
  10. Clif Z-bar
  11. grid post-it pad
  12. stamp from Happy Doodle Land
  13. leather lacing
  14. baker’s twine
  15. Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Oil soap
  16. Kraft tissue paper
  17. mini gel pens
  18. kraft envelopes
  19. liberty of london paperclip bookmark (made by me!)
  20. Jason Tea Tree Oil Gel
  21. Lindt truffle bar
  22. Knot & Bow kraft heart stickers
  23. Clover Seam ripper
  24. Kawaii stickers & Kawaii tin pencil case
  25. fabric (Bella by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham)
  26. Starbucks gift card
  27. Sharpie liquid pencil
  28. Aurifil thread
  29. Crayola Super Tips markers
  30. Hello Kitty button
  31. Wit & Whistle jotter
  32. Washi tape
  33. Method Orla Kiely soap
It was totally fun! And I could have come up with even more things (and I might have included a couple more just for fun).  Hope you thoroughly enjoy them Chelsea!  What would you have included?