GIVEAWAY: fabric destash day 3, knits (closed)



enough with the wovens–who among you is brave enough to adopt some of my favorite knits? both of these are lightweight, drapey, stretchy and very soft.  i’m no good with the components of knits or the percentage or direction of stretch, but i will say, these make super comfortable dresses and shirts.  there is about 1.5 yds of the pink chevron and maybe about 2 yds of the crazy bird fabric (crazy awesome, obviously).  i’d keep them, but i’ve spent almost a year trying to figure out another use for them– how many pink chevron and crazy bird wardrobe pieces can one have, really?  one of each is enough for me.  now you can have some, too!

leave one comment below if you’re interested in these fabrics…why don’t you tell me your favorite book?

27 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY: fabric destash day 3, knits (closed)

  1. I LOVE the birds. Love. I like to say my favorite book is the Sound and the Fury, but a really funny one is Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

  2. These are both fun! I’m thinking a fun beach cover up with the chevron! My favorite book right now is “Heaven is Here” by Stephanie Neilson an incredible memoir of holding on to hope and family.

    • i love british literature but for some reason, i didn’t have time to read this one cover to cover–i remember relying heavily on the cliff’s notes and watching the old movie. i’ve always meant to go back and reread.

  3. I’m just learning to work on knits and also studying fabrics names and components. Its so overwhelming and I give kudos to those that knows. So i’ll keep commenting on the fabrics I like and hopefully it will be my first giveaway win for the year.
    I’m reading a book now titled Deceptive Innocence its a 3books series by Kyra Davis. I just got a kindle so it makes reading so easy for me. 🙂

    • totally not weird 🙂 i just mentioned in another comment how much i loved those books when i was little. i wanted to live in a covered wagon on the prairie when i was a kid…all that diy and living off the land has always appealed to me.

  4. I love sewing with knits. The majority of the clothing I make myself and my daughter is with knit fabrics. Favorite book is hard – I like nearly anything by Paul Auster, Dave Eggers, Margaret Atwood, Mary Doria Russel, Michael Chabon, Haruki Murakami, Jhumpa Lahiri, …. I guess that’s enough for now.

    • i haven’t read any haruki murakami, and now that i listen to books while i sew to multi task, i’m afraid i wouldn’t be able to follow. i want to read so many of them, though!

  5. I’d say you can have more then one, there beautiful, and I would happily make tops out of them.
    Hmm books, there are so manny, I love
    Alys Fowler’s gardening books,
    Gertie’s new book for better sewing,
    Organic Chemistry by Clayden,
    Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
    Narnia by C.S. Lewis
    Gregory Crewdson Twilight (brief encounters, in a Lonely Place) Twilight is difficult to find but beautiful.

  6. Oooh, this one is a tough one. I would have to say that “One Hundred Years of Solitude” makes it to the top of the list but there are so many books I adore. One great one that I read recently is “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy. As for your give away, both those fabrics are sweet and would make great additions to my stash. Thank you!

    • so funny, i actually own(ed?) both of these books and never read either! i got the god of small things as a gift many, many years ago, and i think i was too young to be captivated at that time. i once took a goofy online quiz in high school that said if i were a book, i’d be 100 years of solitude, so naturally, i bought it…but i couldn’t get through the first few chapters. probably also a maturity thing.

  7. favourite book that probably doesn’t exist: “What Knit Is That?: A field guide to fabric shopping”
    Favourite real book? There’s so many, but I’ll always have a soft spot for Polly’s Oats by Marc Simont. Polly is a cart horse who just gets hay to eat, until one day she gets some oats!
    I like the idea of crazy bird knit fabric and loved your dress.

    • someone should write that book. i get most of my knits online, and in every order, there is one unpleasant surprise, like i end up with bathing suit material meant for a dress. i just don’t get it.

  8. I love the birds – I so want a crazy bird print tank top for the summer now. As for favorite book, it’s East of Eden for sure.

  9. Lovely fabrics again- favourite book – yikes, I’m no good at favourites- I never get tired of reading The Twits by Roald Dahl , and also recently read and really enjoyed ‘Delusions of Gender’ by Cordelia Fine.

  10. I don’t know if it’s my all time favorite as I only read it once but I read it all in one night and had tears streaming down my face and couldn’t get it out of my mind for a long time after – The Notebook by Nicolas Sparks (is that cheesy?, I don’t care I enjoyed it and I’ve enjoyed quite a few of his other books too 🙂 ). I like the look of the chevron knit 🙂

  11. Yay, knits!
    I can’t think of a very favorite book. I majored in literature in college so I have a LOT of favorite books. I like American literature best.

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