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Stitch Red Book Giveaway!

I’m pretty excited to be hosting my first ever blog book giveaway!

I’ve written about Knit Red a few weeks ago, and now your chance has come to win a free copy of the fantastic book!

From the Stitch Red website:

Stitch Red is a national heart disease awareness campaign supported by the Needlearts industry. The campaign is driving efforts to draw attention to heart disease, the #1 killer of women in the United States, help people understand their risk factors for the disease and encourage the adoption of healthier lifestyles to protect their heart health.

A majority of manufacturers and designers throughout the industry are creating and selling Stitch Red products to benefit the Foundation for the National Institute of Health (FNIH) in support of The Heart Truth®. Local yarn stores across the country are supporting the campaign by carrying these products and hosting Stitch Red events to raise awareness about heart disease.

Additionally, a new book called Knit Red that is authored byJimmy Beans Wool Owner Laura Zander, is drawing further awareness about the importance of heart health. Featuring 30 eye-catching, red, heart health-inspired garments, accessories and their patterns, as well as personal stories about heart disease from industry greats, Knit Red also provides tips, resources and recipes for heart-healthy living supplied by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and NHLBI’s campaign–The Heart

We’ve all been touch by this horrible disease. One of my favorite students went in for a routine check up while beginning training for a marathon. Instead of a thumbs up from the doctor she was told she needed surgery to fix a blocked artery. If she hadn’t gone in for that check up, I don’t even like to think about what could have happened.

You can see all of the wonderful garments in this book here. Mine is a lace infinity cowl in Be Sweet’s Whipped Cream.

To win your free copy of Stitch Red, leave a comment on my blog! The winner will be chosen at random tomorrow (Wednesday) and I’ll contact you to get your shipping information.

Raise your needles up and salute all of the strong women and men who have survived heart disease. I raise mine up for my grandmother and grandfather who didn’t survive, but I raise them even higher for Eileen, my student with the most gumption who fought her way through with a smile on her face and her knitting needles clicking away.


22 Comments Post a comment
  1. Lisa Loftis #

    This book concept is AMAZING- I Love It!

    June 12, 2012
    • I think anything that brings awareness of a disease is a great thing. Thanks.

      June 12, 2012
  2. Lucy #

    Awesome book and giveaway!

    June 12, 2012
  3. I think anything that brings awareness about a disease is a great thing. Thanks.

    June 12, 2012
  4. A. Drollette #

    It’s true, we have all been touched by heart disease, and this book is a great idea to raise awareness.

    June 12, 2012
  5. Mia #

    Very nice I love the heart fingeless mittens and your cowl is georgeous.

    June 12, 2012
  6. Missy Boyette #

    Great cause, and the book looks great, too 🙂

    June 12, 2012
  7. Susan Smith #

    A wonderful way to enjoy knitting and support a good cause. Go Red for Women is a big deal here in Central NY. And Utica, NY, where I work, is traditionally a top fund raiser with it’s community-wide Greatest Heart Run & Walk each March. I’m not a runner or marathon walker, but knitting RED I can certainly do!

    June 12, 2012
  8. Pamela Enz #

    My mother died at age 62 of heart disease. That was 17 years ago. The doctors told her she had stomach problems. Now, at least, it is recognized that women DO have heart disease. Thank you for making this a big issue.
    PJEnz, Minnesota

    June 12, 2012
  9. Linda Quick #

    That cowl is so beautiful. Definitely lux yarn worthy.

    June 12, 2012
  10. Cathy Woodcock #

    Very impressive – an idea sparks – people called to action – amazing results – thank you so much – what a difference you make every day.

    June 12, 2012
  11. Lyn #

    Lovely book, and a good cause!

    June 12, 2012
  12. #

    Loving the new book! Thanks for Sharing the love.

    June 12, 2012
  13. congratulations! Beautiful pattern, and very exciting book for a good cause!

    June 12, 2012
  14. Carmen #

    What a wonderful book – both in addressing this topic and the beautiful patterns!

    June 12, 2012
  15. Paula #

    Just yesterday I learned that the young mother of one of my students had a heart attack two weeks ago. What a great way to raise awareness.

    June 12, 2012
  16. Diane #

    Thanks for the giveaway. Great cause great patterns!

    June 12, 2012
  17. lovely cause gorgeous patterns! 🙂

    June 12, 2012
  18. Carol H #

    Great book and important cause. Thanks for the change to win.

    June 12, 2012
  19. Jean Andreas #

    Love the book. And it is a very important cause!

    June 12, 2012
  20. Tiffany #

    Great cause! I would love this book!

    June 12, 2012
  21. The patterns in this book are all so wonderful! I can see quite a few that I would cast on right away. And to support such a great cause too!

    June 13, 2012

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