I took a knitting class once, and you want to know what happened? I was horrible, absolutely terrible, and utterly pathetic! Just like the reason I suck at video games, multi-tasking with my fingers doesn’t come naturally to me. Now, I’m not saying that I would be as much of a failure on my 2nd or 3rd try, but I put knitting on the back burner since the class. Because of the difficulty I faced, I gawk at what knitters can create. “How the hell do they do that?!” is what I say to myself when I see beautifully hand-knitted shawls, scarves, sweaters, especially the chunky variety.
Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits is a knitter I covet. Not so much for the complexity of her knitting makes or patterns (she sells on ravelry.com), although considering my skills – anything is complex, but because her creations are so darn adorable. Animal-themed, some of her patterns create deer, fox, and owl cold weather accessories. Stephanie, who was previously a songwriter before her gig as a knitter, just released a book, Woodland Knits, that has 20 easy and very doable knitting projects – hats, scarves, wristlets, bags, and more. As a thank you, she is offering a free pattern to one reader. All you have to do is like both Madalynne and Tiny Owl Knits Facebook page. If you already are fans of either page, that’s okay, just say so in the comments below! Contest is open immediately and closes Monday, December 2nd, when a winner will be chosen, notified, and featured. Contest is open internationally too. Good luck!