Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Loani Is So Generous!


I was so lucky last week to win a giveaway from Loani who designs the wonderful tea cosies.  Have you visited her over on her blog, you should pay her a visit and I am sure you will be inspired to knit some tea cozies too.  Anyway ... she was having a little giveaway for a book called The Close Knit Gang by the swedish sister team Milla Mia.  Now I have been eyeing off this book a lot lately waiting for it to arrive in Australia, (which it has now) and so when I saw Loani's post offering one to giveaway I could not resist.  She contacted me last week saying I had won the extra copy she had and I was so excited and happy!

Today the postman promptly left the parcel in my door (he never knocks anymore) and I rushed excitedly to the door to see if it was the parcel I had been waiting on.  I picked it up and thought it felt very heavy for a knitting book so imagine my surprise when I discovered Loani had popped in a copy of her Wild Tea Cosies book too (and it is signed personally).  Oh wow!  A big THANK YOU LOANI for both books, you have made my day today.  I will surely take the tea cosies book to my mum's too on the weekend as she is an avid knitter and will love your tea cosie patterns too.  Now just to decide which one to knit up is going to be a hard decision. 

By the way the Milla Mia book is full of gorgeous patterns and I am just hoping that I can knit them up in BWM Luxury 4 ply which I have in my stash.  It should hopefully work perfectly.  I will let you know how I go or I could even use Bendigo Woollen Mills Melody too!

20 comments:

Jelly Wares said...

How lucky are you to to such a gorgeous book... I'm heading over to check out here blog straight away, I just love tea cosies..

Hugs - Jodie :)

Lynne said...

Wow! how wonderful.

Kirsten said...

Hi Sue
So glad you love the MillaMia book... did you know there's another one and beautiful yarns to support the patterns? I am happy to point you in the right direction for their availability in Australia. Happy knitting! How divine is the Cecilia Coat!!! Kirsten

Thimbleanna said...

How Fun! Don't you love it when a package has an extra surprise?

Laurel said...

That Milla Mia book looks divine! Going to have to search for it here in the States! The tea cozies look adorable, too! You "sound" better, I hope that is the case!

Laurel said...

Ok, Wow. Just looked for The MillaMia book on Amazon... I can get it for $141. It looks great, but that's crazy!

drkknits said...

that is totally cool! looking forward to seeing your own creations!

Austy's Mum said...

Lucky you - I was looking at "The Closeknit Gang" online just last night and think I will soon have to add that one to my stash of knitting books - so many cute projects in there! Have fun.

Crochet with Raymond said...

oh lucky you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love those tea cozies!

Ann said...

You are a lucky lady. I love receiving parcels on my front door.

Tania said...

You're making me GIDDY with excitement! Gotta love a tea cosy. Can't believe you have a book full of potentials. Lucky chook!

Ruby Girl said...

How good is that win and the extra copy of her own tea cosie book, she is so generous.

ecoMILF said...

they look great. congrats to you for a wonderful win!! xo m.

Corrie said...

ohhh lucky you! you always make me want a new kids knit book and this is another one for me to go and hunt down now! it looks lovely!!!!!

must go and check out loani's blog too! I see her books when i'm out and about at the local shops!

Corrie;)

Gillian said...

New tea cosie patterns! Oh Boy, I can't wait. I shall Amazon that one straightaway.
Cheers Gillian

Melissa@Vidastyle said...

I have the millamia book too. I love it so many things I want to make. I am going to start the nina dress as soon as my yarn order arrives. I also love the cecelia coat!

Kate said...

Nice books - off to check them out.

Oiyi said...

Lucky you! I can't wait to see what beautiful things you knit from the children's book.

me said...

I love your Rib Knit socks from the Box of Socks! Thanks for commenting on my Box socks too - they are fun,and I love her patterns! I'm already thinking about which pattern will be next!
keep up the great knitting - you are inspiring!!

amanda said...

Such a perfect book for you with your gorgeous kiddie knitting! :)