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 }

Angela February 4, 2012 at 8:50 am

I love my beagle, who always needs to be sitting on me when I sit on the couch, no matter what I’m doing and no matter that I may need my lap for other things. He has claimed my lap for himself, and there’s no convincing him that it’s actually mine.

Marguerite February 4, 2012 at 9:06 am

I love my siblings. I’m the oldest of seven, with 3 sisters and 3 brothers. They can make me laugh like no one else. My brothers do goofy things like tie yellow surveyor’s tape around their heads and pretend to teach a martial arts class for seniors. (the karate chop is great for people with arthritic hands who can’t make a fist, right?) My sisters and I share clothes and shoes and yarn and books and knitting advice. I can’t wait til we have kids, they are going to hear the best stories.

Aleda February 4, 2012 at 9:13 am

I don’t know about making you laugh, but I love that I get paid to help people cope better with their lives. I’m a psychology intern at a VA hospital, and I love seeing veterans who have been nearly broken down by their experiences leave therapy feeling whole again.

Tracy B February 4, 2012 at 9:18 am

There once was a Montessori Mom named Tracy, who like to knit in lace weight. Alas her job was cut to part time, so now she has had to forgo her goodies (No cool Knitting bags!) and cut out knitting in lace weight (I’m not sure that it is funny but it is true)

I love my two teenagers who are eating me out of house and home and are growing so fast that it seems they need new clothes every week. I love my husband who I almost never see as we are trying to make enough money to pay our bills. I love my students who make me laugh so hard that I sometimes cry. I love knitting because my Mom taught me now to do it and she has been gone now 5 years. How time flies!

Diana February 4, 2012 at 9:28 am

I love knitting and introducing people to the world of knitting! And I LOVE this bag!!!

Maria February 4, 2012 at 9:34 am

I love knitting an easy baby blanket while watching Eli Manning humble Tom Brady in Indianapolis!

Sharon carpenter February 4, 2012 at 9:49 am

I love my husband for thinking “stash” means 6-10 extra balls of yarn.

Vicki February 4, 2012 at 9:50 am

I love myself (because I’m pretty awesome). I’d be even more awesome with that bag and a nice new project in it!

Linda February 4, 2012 at 10:02 am

Lucky enough to work in a yarn shop, I love the knitting community that collects there: the stories, advice, laughter, sharing, projects, mistakes, life lessons, etc. It’s crazy good.

Prudence February 4, 2012 at 10:25 am

I think snow is like crack to my dog. She just goes crazy. Doesn’t listen or anything.

Sue H February 4, 2012 at 10:37 am

I love my husband. We’ve been married almost 34 years. There’s been good and bad times but we’re still together. In 2010 I had back surgery and he had to do everything. And again he’s taking care of me and the house after a car accident in December totaled my car and put me on the sidelines. He’s one great guy!

Jill February 4, 2012 at 10:39 am

I love my Hubs and our two gray kitties. And, I love that many knitters who’ve already posted have talked about their kitties. We really are a predictable bunch, eh?

I love it when people check out my website (shameless, I know, but I’m a teacher, I need another outlet!). :)

Thanks for the giveaway offer!

Sandee February 4, 2012 at 11:07 am

I love that my husband is okay with the fact that I would rather knit than do almost anything else on my days off. I love that I can knit, eat lunch and read on my Kindle all at the same time. There is a Kindle pocket in this bag.

Lisa February 4, 2012 at 11:11 am

I love my daughters, especially now that they are grown and don’t need my unending time, attention and money :) I love my Pekingnese who is lying next to me and snoring. Also snoring is my husband of 30 years who recently gave me a new wheel for our anniversary. I love him and it. Oh, and I love this bag :)

Marsha Baker February 4, 2012 at 11:12 am

I love going to the Knitting Fairy’s Studio and hanging out with my knitting friends.

I love being in the classroom with kids and watching that aha! moment.

I love my husband – for loving me just the way I am.

I love my son – he is constantly amazing me.

Mary Ellen February 4, 2012 at 11:14 am

I love my knitting….the whole act of sitting on my loveseat (aka as “The Throne”) and settling in for the feel of wool between my fingers and the absolute amazement of creating something starting from a single loop and needles. It’s just so relaxing – I often refer to it as “My IV Valium”. I also love having portable projects i.e. socks, scarf, ornaments to while away the time in a waiting room, or any other unforeseen detour in my day. It’s what got me through waiting though music lessons, soccer practices etc when my girls were younger…some people look at it as being productive….I view it as my yoga for my mind, body and spirit!

Barb February 4, 2012 at 12:03 pm

My significant other. Who loves it that I didn’t travel for work for six months. But wanted more alone time. Who supports me traveling for work. But is a bit miffed that my next assignment will be in LA thru december with only weekends home (“what do you mean? They aren’t giving you a week a month at home? Isn’t that illegal?” imagine in an outraged teenage child tone).

And they say women are hard to deal with? Really?

Kelli Biesbrock February 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Is there some way you can stop the comments from going to my email????? Somehow when I left a comment I think the box was checked, and now I am getting all the comments.

Linda Timmons February 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I love watching my new guilty pleasure, “Revenge”, while knitting on the couch with my cat Gizmo curled up on top of me.

Kim February 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I love knitting and knitting bags (bags of all kinds actually)!

Julia February 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I love my family and Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage the most atm. :) Well, I always love my family, I am not that faithful to the yarn.

Rebecca February 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I love my fiance. I love him even though he doesn’t like a) Valentine’s Day or b) chocolate. Luckily, a) he shows me he loves me every day, so Valentine’s Day isn’t that important for us and b) he never steals my chocolate, so — more for me.

Erica February 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I love my husband. I love that he now “gets” my knitting enough to use explanations such as, “It would be like using Malabrigo to knit a coffee coaster!” I love that he does things like buy me a $50 spindle in January, then wrap it and leave it on the mantle for me to stare at until Valentine’s Day. I love that he does things like email my LYS owner with a list of knitting books I want and ask her if she has any of them. I love that he once braved the LYS to get me a sock book and two skeins of sock yarn. I love that he took me to a LYS when we were in Tahoe so I could give her some business the last week before she closed up shop. I love that he allowed me to pose him all over Boston in The White Wool to take pattern illustration pictures.

jessicac February 4, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I love the way my husband looks when he is just waking up. I love how quiet it is in the morning before the city wakes up. I love that my knit sweater is one button band away from being done!

Angela February 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Right now, I think my daughter is at the top of my list. At age 6, she is finding her funny, and pops out with random quips all day long that get me giggling. And then she starts giggling, and who can resist a kid’s giggle?

SandyK February 4, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Have to boast a bit on what an enabler my hubs is and why not only I love him to pieces, but why everyone that meets him does too… While doing classes out of state I fell into the chance to grab cases of discontinued yarn that was going in a dumpster if I didn’t take it. Could only stuff a small portion in my SUV. Told him about it during a call home to check in and 3 hours later, he surprised me when he arrived in his 1 ton dually to haul the rest home. Flew cross country to Atlanta to do Stitches south and got vertigo so bad on the plane that I dry heaved all 2600 miles. He showed up in Atlanta 2 days later to drive me home. If you ever see 6’3″ of cowboy walking around a fiber event waving a credit card over his head asking if anyone wants to sell him “stuff”, that’s him. I’ve offered to lease him out for husband training 101, but so far no one’s taken me up on the offer.

Rachel February 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Valentine’s Day is all about sweets treats for my sweet and snuggles all around.

Michele February 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I love that bag! Unfortunately it would eat up too much of my yarn budget. Seriously, I love my family, Millie our adorable dog and my yarn shop, Colors 91711.

Fiona February 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I love the wonderful world of fibre and the worldwide community I have discovered. Sewing, knitting, spinning, weaving, love it all. It grounds and relaxes me and connects me to the best people. I love passing on what I am learning to my daughters, so that they too can discover their creative passion.

Sheila February 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I love sunshine. After torrential downpours and floods a couple of weeks ago, Oregon is actually having sun! In the low 50s, sunny and clear blue skies. I’m loving it.

Carmen February 4, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I love snuggling with my husband and baby girl on Saturday mornings. It’s our one chance during the week to play together early in the morning before the busyness of the day takes over.

Kim S. February 4, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I love my sweet husband. We met in high school about 40 years ago but didn’t get together until five years ago. He was worth the wait! I love our three grown daughters, our two kitties, and our 75-year-old house that my husband grew up in. And, of course, I love knitting – which I’ve been doing since I was 10. :)

Lara February 4, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I love my husband most of all. I love that he supports me in everything I do or try to do. The fact that he has eaten some of my experimental cooking when we first got married, well I love that too! The sweater that I knitted for him that didn’t turn out quite right, he just says the wool is way too warm for him and not wearing it has nothing to do with the misshappened zipper formation. He never complains, even when I launched a fish hook through my arm and we hadn’t even started fishing. He slogged though our first fiber festival after torrential rain that later dubbed the festival “the mudfest”. I love knitting and chocolate too, but I really love my husband the best!

Paula Corman February 4, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I love yarn and I love knitting but my cat Misty LOVES my lap.
So when I sit down no matter where here comes Misty . One giant leap and she sitting in my lap.
Knitting would be easier if I could hide the yarn while I am knitting.
Your new bag would do the trick so I can do both knit and have Misty on my lap sleeping.

Chantal Boucher February 4, 2012 at 11:29 pm

I love the Baby Alpaca Yarn ! Especially when i have the time to knit it! So i would say that i love to have spare time…!!

karm February 4, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I love my family, the opportunities my husband and sons give me to express my love for them in creative ways, and the way they graciously make me feel like I make them the absolutely coolest things *ALMOST* every single time. ;)

Joy wandrey February 5, 2012 at 4:41 am

I love knitting, spinning,art of all kinds, being a librarian, helping others, but most of all my little farm, my son, husband and family! Without the people in my life i would not be! They are my pot of gold and my heaven on earth.

anamaria February 5, 2012 at 8:16 am

I almost gave my son a heart attack when I spoke to the school principal and she allowed me to teach the school Knitting and Crochet
He was like “really mom at my school ”

Jess February 5, 2012 at 8:17 am

The renmants of my sister’s cherry pie which is currently sitting next to me :)

Shelly February 5, 2012 at 9:17 am

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
<3 I LoVe huffing hand dyed skeins of wool… <3
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Debbie H February 5, 2012 at 11:32 am

I love and miss my hubby, Fred who died of pancreatic cancer in Dec. We were married 33 years! I also love my little black kitty, Twinkles for giving me lots of love during this difficult time. Debbie H

Deb February 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I love everyone in my family, of course, but I love my yarn! I went to a yarn sale yesterday and the way my heart quickened on the way to the shop, I knew it was love. I’m now mooning over my new purchases–definitely infatuation.

knitterlydesigns February 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I really love both of those bags, but I really want the Rio, so here is my best effort to make Shannon laugh…

I love poop free days. Let me explain. I love the days when there isn’t a special little present waiting for my in my daughter’s diaper while I am in the middle of eating lunch. I love when my son calls for my husband to wipe his bum and not me. I love when I don’t have to dodge newborn poop. (Did you know that newborn poop has the velocity of a machine gun?) I love when I don’t have to clean my baby off because she just crawled through her brother’s poop that he secretely put on the floor. I love when I don’t have to wonder why is there poop on my clothes, and whose is it. Yes, yes, I know everybody poops, but I LOVE poop free days. Not very Valentinesc, but I hope it made you laugh.

Rachel February 5, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Love the frogs and bugs singing on a warm summer night.

lindaran on Ravelry February 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Ooh, I love the feel and the smell of a new skein of yarn – the possibilities and the anticipation just add to the fun! (The children and the boyfriend fall in there somewhere too!)

Cheryl February 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm

When I go about my job as a Home Support Worker I often get asked if I am married or have a boyfriend. My answer to them is “No, I knit.”
They stop and think for a moment and then respond with laughter at my answer. I really like to knit tea cosies at the moment.
Please count me in for a chance to win.
Thank you.
Happy Valentines day to all.

Sara February 6, 2012 at 8:03 am

I love the story my grandmother tells about my father’s birth on Valentine’s day. One of her friends came to visit her and said, “Wasn’t it kind of Mr. Hazeltine [my grandfather] to provide you with such a thoughtful Valentine’s Day present?” It is so ridiculous–who did they think did all the work?–but so typical of my Grandmother to be so proud of her first-born child, a son.

BeckyinVT February 6, 2012 at 10:05 am

I love my new shetland sweater, and the feel of shetland wool against my skin!

Yes, I consider shetland a next-to-skin soft yarn…

Shilo Artis February 6, 2012 at 10:07 am

I love knitting time surrounded by yarn and books with no interruptions from children… Or at least I think I would if I were ever able to experience it! :-)

Karen February 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

I love snow days! With hot chocolate, popcorn, a good movie (generally this means a animated movie), something to knit, and my six year old snuggling with me on the sofa, (hence the movie choice). Can’t get any better than that.

As for something funny… My kiddo has learned what hypothesis means… But it comes out hy-POT-O-sis. Everytime he says it I can’t help but laugh.
Also, on Friday it snowed enough that the schools closed. When my kiddo woke up I told him no school today. He said, “Are you kidding me?” I said nope, and then opened the blinds in his room, he said, “Well mom, that’s the problem!”
Gotta love the wisdom of a 6 year old.

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