Valentine’s Day giveaway!

by Shannon on February 3, 2012

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the lovely people at Jordana Paige have given me a SPECTACULAR bag to give away! Check it out — this messenger bag for knitters is pocket-filled, comes in a gorgeous, funky plaid, and retails for $92.

How to win? Just leave a comment about what you love: your significant other? Cookies? Malabrigo Merino Worsted in the hank? Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens? We’ll pick a random commenter on Valentine’s Day to win the messenger bag.

Bonus: make me laugh or submit your comment in a particularly creative way, and you might win my own personal Jordana Paige bag, the Rio:

So have at it!

{ 197 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa February 3, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I love the idea of carrying around my knitting in neat bag that is functional but also very useful.

Word Lily February 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm

I love February: Getting snowed in (theoretically as I type), my birthday, the daylight lasting longer, the perfect time to knit or spin.

Jocelyn Grayson February 3, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I love that my son is 19 years old and still wants my husband and me to help improve his job applications! It was awesome to be needed for something other than tuition money (and a laundry room when he comes home for vacations).

Brenda February 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I love that my sweet husband has patiently waited for his own hand-knitted hat while I made hat after hat for the babies in our lives….when I finally had his finished, he quietly sat in his chair with it on his head for the next three hours!!!!!

flora February 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I love that winter is more than halfway over and it barely felt like it at all! And I love this giveaway!

Laura February 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I love that, while I’m sitting here reading blogs, my hubby is in the other room getting me ice cream. I also love that I have somehow worked it (or he’s just that awesome!) so that I haven’t had to get my own ice cream since we got married. It’s a sweet deal, no pun intended!

Haze February 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I love my 6-month old grandaughter! She lives in Australia, I’m in Canada. She Skypes with me!! She loves to play peek-a-boo on Skye :) She has just started on solid food and seriously needs her Nana to knit her some full body bibs!!
You can see why here:

So you can see I really need the messenger bag so I can travel to Australia with it full of knit bibs :)

Deb February 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I love a quiet Friday night at home knitting a new project with my 2 golden retrievers at my feet.

Darlene Watkins February 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Ohhh….how long can I make this post??? In no particular order….I love Little Debbie Cakes….Godiva Chocolate, A REALLY cold Coke Zero, with little floating bits of ice, Malabrigo yarn…if I could sleep with it without getting tangled up I would…..I love my little Schnauzer Puppy….OH…and I LURV my husband…who puts up with me!!!

Thanks for the contest!!!

Vicki February 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm

I love my children, my husband, and my cat. I also love that I have the time to spend knitting and crafting.

Christina February 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I love to hear my girls laughing even when it is the maniacal kind meaning they know they are doing something they shouldn’t like my two year old trying to catch the three year old jumping off the couch. It is like music….. at least til I see what they’re doing.

Mel February 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Although they often drive me to drink, I do love the shit my kids say and their subsequent freak outs when they realize that I’ve just tweeted it!

Lobug February 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I love that my toddler thinks kisses fix everything- and it doesn’t matter who kisses his owies. As long as he shows them to me first, it works for him to kiss them!

Cindy February 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Well, I love my husband. I love my part monkey 3 year old girl! I love knitting…. And I love how a good knitting bag keeps both monkey daughter and psycho kitten from hanging themselves in my knitting projects. Happy Valentines! And good luck all!!

Lilly February 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I love my husband – we have been all over the world together, but I am still excited to get to our next adventure together.

Sue February 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I love my family. I also love it that I have the joy of taking care of my granddaughter while her parents work. I love the way she surprises me almost every day. Most recently I couldn’t figure out why on my phone it was showing I was misspelling words in email and text messages. She had changed the language on it from English to Spanish.

Sandra Phillips February 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I am the grandmother of 5, almost 6. when my second granddaughter was trying to distinquish me from her other grandmother, she wanted to call us Grandma Dean and Grandma Phillips. I am divorce so I said, what if I get married? You will have to change my name. I am one of 6 children,the oldest, and my siblings called me SaSa. i said, call me Grandma SaSa. She said I am going to call you Sassy and it stuck. I am Grandma Sassy. Now mynieces children call me Sassy and even some other family and friends do too. It shows you can become what you are called, because, now I am sassy!!!!!

Jordana Lizama February 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I love cooking for people, it’s my own private way of making them happy.

K M February 3, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Salted Caramel Macarons from Merely Sweets. I’ve been gluten free for 2 1/2 years now…and these macarons make me feel like I’m not missing out!

linda February 3, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I love that feeling you get when someone is wearing or using an item you knit for them. It makes any riiiping out you had to do seem totally worth it, oh yea!

camilla February 3, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I love that bag! And I love way sitting down feels after a long day on my feet.

april February 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I love a contest. I daydream about winning something sometime. ; )

Anne Eliason February 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Love the four ten-year olds having a screaming slumber party at my house tonite…also love the wine that’s keeping me sane enough to type this!

Jerre February 3, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I love the first ripe tomato from my garden, eating as soon as I pick it warm from the sun. I grow them from seed and give my wonderful family organic veggies straight from back garden. Organic catnip for the kittens who sleep with us at night as well. I love that there is a growing community of knitters who support and look out for each other as well.

Eryn Marshall February 3, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I love waking up each morning with my amazing husband beside me. I love curling up on the couch with my husband, dogs and kitten in front of a fire on a winter evening with the snow falling. Perfect quiet evenings with my family!

Heather February 3, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Packages! I don’t care if they are for me or not. I just love to open them. The thrill of figuring out how to open them, some are sealed up extremely well the challenge is getting them open with the least mess and without damaging the item inside. Of course I also love to untie knots or untangle string (yarn). Must be the puzzle factor.

Jennifer February 3, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Let’s see… I love my hubby and kids of course but I also love a perfect pair of matched striping socks. It’s the little things in life. :)

Kristie February 3, 2012 at 11:15 pm

I love it when my cats cuddle with me. This is not a frequent enough occurrence!

Kelli Biesbrock February 3, 2012 at 11:26 pm

I Love the NEW Jordana Paige Messenger bag!!! and of course I love knitting. As I was reading all the features of this amazing bag, I think I actually felt cupid shoot me with his arrow! Mega pockets varied in sizes and perfectly positioned. This clever bag won’t become the abyss, with the many extra features like the detachable zippered pouch, and the roomines of this perfectly sized bag. I can’t forget that space was made for glasses, credit cards (gotta have those for the impromptu yarn runs), and a cell phone (so you can call your friends and tell them about the yarn sale)! I can’t forget the fun and business like appeal this bag has, oops, I may have just drooled a little, don’t act like your not drooling too! Grrrrrrrrr….this bag is shagilicious!

Katherine Vaughan February 3, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I love my 2yo son, who is happy to wear and love (to shreds) anything I knit for him (and often things I knit for other people). I also love my husband, who is a smidge more picky (two-color scarf, yes. Jayne hat, not so much.), and my 7yo daughter, who is averse to all things knit (though she does love to spin, so at least there’s some fibery hope!).

Other less cliched loves: The ultra-intense cobalt color that I’ve named “Yarvik Blue” (after a beloved stuffed stegasaurus), the taste of radishes eaten dirty in the garden (oops! I “weeded” a radish!), the smell of the ocean that hits you before you see it, the sound of sneakers on a basketball court (Go Tar Heels), the main theme to Brahms’ Symphony #1, and the feel of the soles of my children’s feet in the spring before they spend all summer running around outside.

Diane in Northern Calif February 3, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I love the smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies just out of the oven.

Lindsay A. February 3, 2012 at 11:55 pm

I love my early morning routine with my dog; the way she comes bounding into my room first thing in the morning when my husband lets her out, even if she hasn’t been outside or had breakfast. I love how she comes snuffling up to the top of the bed, burrows her way into the covers, and curls up into a ball with a great big sigh of contentment. What I love the most about the morning routine is when my husband comes up to get her, and she starts growling at him for having the nerve to disturb her.

Michelle February 3, 2012 at 11:56 pm

<3 I Luv that people accept me as a knitter. They listen to my seemingly endless rants about yarn, patterns, and yes extremely cool knitting bags/accessories, even when they don't have the faintest idea what I am talking about. I Luv the people in my life that accept my hand knit items and wear them proudly, no matter how sh!tty they turn out. <3

Susi February 3, 2012 at 11:58 pm

I love my Ladybug spinning wheel.. I love it so much I made a bag to protect it when I take it on vacation with me…

Ariel February 4, 2012 at 12:08 am

I love CTHGSY, he’s my yarn boyfriend. (His name stands for Cherry Tree Hill Glitzy Sock Yarn.) A few years back I decided that if I didn’t have a human boyfriend I could always have a yarn boyfriend. We went on some dates, and I vowed only to knit him when I was in a serious relationship. Well, my relationship with CTHGSY has stood the test of time, and we’re still together!

tracey February 4, 2012 at 12:33 am

I love the first crisp day in the fall that requires a sweater. I love the feel of the air and knowing that I survived yet another searing hot summer in the south.

Sara February 4, 2012 at 1:25 am

I love walking through my LYS and squishing all the new yarn, figuring out what project I want to start next

Tracy H February 4, 2012 at 2:03 am

I love coming home from work, dead tired, only to be perked up by happy cries of “Mommy! Mommy’s home!” and tackle hugs from my boys. They’re 8, 11, 15, and 47. OK, the oldest one says “Honey!” instead of “Mommy”, but the sentiment’s the same.

deawn February 4, 2012 at 2:05 am

I love my guinea pigs. Fo’realz.

Tamara February 4, 2012 at 2:09 am

I love my husband who makes a latté for me every morning and brings it to me in bed. That’s so incredibly sweet of him.

Lisa February 4, 2012 at 2:11 am

Believe it or not, I love my teenage boys. They make me laugh every day. Like when we were putting away the Christmas tree and my 16-yr-old crawled under the Christmas tree skirt, centered it over his mouth, opened his mouth and declared himself a tree stand.

Erica February 4, 2012 at 2:21 am

I love Noro quite a lot. The fun beautiful colors that change as I knit. I can not seem to put down my project because I just love seeing how all the colors are going to look so amazing together all knit up. I dream of visiting the factory where it is made and basking in all the Noro goodness. Oh, and I love my husband and kids too but only if they do not touch my Noro.

Donna February 4, 2012 at 2:27 am

I love my family of course but I also love when one of my cats gives me a face rub really hard.

Theresa Dean February 4, 2012 at 5:06 am

I love my hubby. We’ve been together since we were 17 and are due to become grandparents in March. I’m fatter, greyer and slower than I used to be, but he still thinks I’m beautiful. I’m spoilt and usually get my own way. He makes me laugh and cry, some days I could hug him to death, and others knife him. But he’s my best friend and I love him.

Wendy February 4, 2012 at 6:51 am

I love that every new knitting project I start my 8yo son and 3yo daughter assume that it’s for them!

Billie February 4, 2012 at 6:53 am

I love all of the wonderful knitters with blogs, podcasts, and videocasts that are so generous sharing their passion for knitting with others. It is so comforting to be able to tune in to other knitters and be inspired by their projects, stash, and lives in general.

Mary February 4, 2012 at 7:13 am

I love that my husband is supportive of me, and my knitting….and I WOULD love that jordana paige bag, too!!

Laura Miller February 4, 2012 at 7:16 am

I love the confidence that I have when beginning a new knitting project, I love every little stitch that I make, I love all (yes ALL of them) that I rip out and restitch, and I love the feeling of accomplishment when the project is done.

Rasa February 4, 2012 at 7:45 am

Love knitting!!! Love the bag…hope I win:)

Courtney February 4, 2012 at 7:53 am

I love my family, friends and any day where I have time to knit.

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