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Congrats to our winner Melody!

It’s unseasonably cold today where I live after a week of unseasonable warm had us all convinced that maybe winter really was gone for good.

I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but I could sure use some more spring and summery blooms to brighten my day right about now.

In that spirit, this week I’m giving away a copy of Floral Knits by Martin Storey. This pretty book is full of patterns with flowers on them, whether as a simple single-color embellishment or a riot of color that summer would envy.

For your chance to win this one, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, April 20. Why don’t you tell me what your favorite spring flower is? I would usually say tulips, but I’m really loving the combination of redbuds and dogwoods I’m seeing this year!

Thanks for visiting, commenting and sharing and good luck.

By Sarah White

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77 Comments so far

  1. Nancy Dokken on April 14, 2014 3:53 pm

    may favorite spring flower is Daphney also Bleeding Heart

  2. Karen Crouse on April 14, 2014 3:57 pm

    Your sweet pink knitted jacket above with the little pink flowers on it remind me of one my Mom had with the little pink Azaleas which I do believe has became my favorite Spring flower of them all. As they last so long and smell so very good. As well as the Dogwood.

    I sure would love to win a copy of Floral Knits… Thanks for your offer! Have a wonderful blessed Easter.

  3. Becki on April 14, 2014 4:11 pm

    My iris have finally decided to start, but it’s the Texas bluebonnet that has my heart.

  4. Sharan Green on April 14, 2014 4:26 pm

    I love it when the white snow drops first appear, they tell me that more is to come. Then my crocus come up, I love them took so many different colours, again heraldry more to come. My very best favourites are the pushkinias daffodils, they tell me that spring is actually here! They both are multipliers so I am always surprised to see where they pop up and far they spread. Now spring is truly here! Then, the tulips bloom heralding their way to say that summer is going to start soon. I think my favourite has to bee all of the spring bulbs, they bloom in the same sequence which gives me something to look forward to. It can be one day or three days, or even a week in between, but I know they are coming. I love them all as my favourites!

  5. Edina on April 14, 2014 4:37 pm

    from flowers I love daffodils but my best-of-the-best sping flower/plant is the magnolia tree.

  6. MoniQ in WI on April 14, 2014 4:47 pm

    I love the mini-tiny-eensy daffodils I planted near my front steps. They have yet to pop up here–OK, as it snowed again this morning. This book looks lovely!

  7. kw on April 14, 2014 4:52 pm

    Snap dragons

  8. Sophie on April 14, 2014 5:05 pm

    My favorite spring flower is the lilac! Love the smell and the color. I’m also a lover of the crabapple flowers… so pretty! They both come later in the spring, but I love them dearly and take every opportunity to enjoy them since they don’t last…

  9. Ann on April 14, 2014 5:08 pm

    My favorite flower of all is the Daisy. I love white with their long green stems. They are the epitome of elegance and simplicity all rolled into one. Just like the Knits in the book!!

  10. Donna H on April 14, 2014 5:49 pm

    Generally speaking, I love tulips too! But I am really enjoying all the early wild flowers popping up this time of year too :)

    This book looks amazing. Thanks for another great giveaway!!

  11. mary on April 14, 2014 5:49 pm

    My favorite spring flower are the tiny little maeuve crocuses my sweet angel Mom planted just before she passed away 29 years ago. Still blooming it is like she has sent me a smile!

  12. Judy on April 14, 2014 6:59 pm

    My favorite flowers are Daffodils. I also love lilacs. I planted bulbs around my lilac years ago. Now they are growing throughout the lilac which is nice because they bloom before the lilac is full of flowers and leaves.

  13. maureen on April 14, 2014 8:36 pm

    I love tulips. IN fact it is because of tulips that my husband and I met.

  14. Karen in KS on April 14, 2014 10:17 pm

    My favorite flower is the daisy but that’s not a spring flower so I would have to say daffodil.

  15. Debbie Chenoweth on April 15, 2014 12:19 am

    Lilac’s are my favorite. I I wish they would bloom all summer long and here in Florida.

  16. Gina Douthit on April 15, 2014 1:14 am

    In Arizona, we have Mexican Honeysuckle that blooms in the spring. I just love the vibrant orange flowers. It makes the bush look ablaze with its spikey blossoms.

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  18. Trudi Moe Roser on April 15, 2014 1:59 am

    My favorite flower is carnation. I love all flowers!

  19. MelodyJ on April 15, 2014 3:43 am

    I love roses. It makes me think of being a kid playing in my grandparents backyard.

  20. Siaron on April 15, 2014 4:10 am

    It has to be the daffodil in spring. Here in Wales,it is particularly important as it is the national flower and can be seen growing wild along all the lanes – so wonderful after a dreary wet winter!!

  21. Betty on April 15, 2014 8:12 am

    It’s 9 degrees here in SD this morning- any spring flower would be so nice. I choose pansies.

  22. Mary Pat Miller on April 15, 2014 8:22 am

    A pretty pansy – strong enough to restand a spring cold snap. A flower that can have nine lives.

  23. Cheryl@ Sew Can Do on April 15, 2014 10:09 am

    Lilacs – they make everything around them smell wonderful!

  24. Sara on April 15, 2014 11:34 am

    I love the irises…such pretty deep blues and purples.

  25. Linda on April 15, 2014 11:41 am

    Since I live where we can have snowstorms into late May, my favorite flower is the daffodil, a sure sign that Spring isn’t too far away!

  26. Sharon on April 15, 2014 11:58 am

    I have always loved Roses my father grew them and I would pick one every morning and smell it as I walked to school. Lovely memory.

  27. Anne Marie on April 15, 2014 12:00 pm


  28. Lori on April 15, 2014 12:22 pm

    IRIS!!! Definitely. I planted 5 rows last fall, so am hoping they put on a big colorful display this year.

  29. Debbie s on April 15, 2014 12:27 pm

    I love purple hyacinths. Delicate, pretty, and smell so good.

  30. Karey on April 15, 2014 12:38 pm

    I don’t know if I have a favorite spring flower, but I do have a favorite summer flower – Hibiscus!

  31. Leslie on April 15, 2014 1:24 pm

    My favorite are purple hyacinths.

  32. Anne Marie on April 15, 2014 1:29 pm

    I am a tulip lover!!

  33. Jaan L on April 15, 2014 1:37 pm

    I would have to say a grape fragrance iris that my mother raised.

  34. Della Martin on April 15, 2014 1:48 pm

    I’m not sure if it even qualifies as a Spring flower because it blooms so early, but I love my snow drops. When they bloom, I know that Spring like weather will soon be arriving.

  35. Andrea B on April 15, 2014 1:51 pm

    My favorite spring flowers are Allium

  36. Judith (from Israel) on April 15, 2014 1:51 pm

    My favourite spring flower is tulips as they are always the first flowers to bloom every spring.

  37. Gail F on April 15, 2014 1:53 pm

    My favorite is the gerber daisy.

  38. Ronnie Gosnell on April 15, 2014 2:13 pm

    Spring just isn’t spring without Daffodils!

  39. Mary Lee on April 15, 2014 2:35 pm

    My favorite flower changes often! Right now the azaleas and dogwoods in our area are so gorgeous, but I think the most enchanting of all, however briefly they make their appearance, are the little white bell-shaped flowers of our Japanese snowbell tree. The scent is divine.

    This book looks very special. I hope I win.

  40. dianne noe on April 15, 2014 2:47 pm

    I need flowers! We had snow all morning and while it has melted, it is a reminder that winter is not all gone. My favorite flower – daffodils. Blooming when I most want to see flowers!


  41. Dorene on April 15, 2014 2:59 pm

    I love them all! Hyacinths, daffodils, lilacs, peonies…

  42. kim on April 15, 2014 3:23 pm

    Hundreds of my daffodils just died in the 3 inches of snow we got!! Wish I had cut them all and brought them in. So maybe I could knit some with this book.

  43. Cindy S on April 15, 2014 3:32 pm

    I love Spring because I love flowers! My favorites are peony and lilac and I have both blooming in my yard right now, here in OR.

  44. Pat Dunn on April 15, 2014 3:50 pm

    Tulips are my favorites. Same they don’t last longer.

  45. Lorene Frischknecht on April 15, 2014 4:03 pm

    This is an awesome giveaway! I would love to win this one because the ideas are so neat and pretty! Thanks for the chance!

  46. Lorene Frischknecht on April 15, 2014 4:04 pm

    This is an awesome giveaway! Daffodils are my favorite spring-time flower. I would love to win this one because the ideas are so neat and pretty! Thanks for the chance to enter!

  47. Diana T. on April 15, 2014 4:27 pm

    Love flowers, and prefer to see them still planted in the soil! Favorite flower is the Chinese hellebore.

  48. Sheila on April 15, 2014 6:03 pm

    I love crocus. They bloom early and in such lovely shades of purple.

  49. Shelly on April 15, 2014 6:29 pm

    There’s so many I like. I would have to put lilacs & lily-of-the-valley at the top of the list, though.

  50. Lorna Klotz on April 15, 2014 6:29 pm

    I’d love to win this book but will i be lucky— don’t think so but I’ll be optimist as you just never know!

  51. Jo White on April 15, 2014 6:53 pm

    I love to crochet and would love to pour over the patterns in this book and pick the perfect project!

  52. Cynthia W on April 15, 2014 8:13 pm

    I have always loved pansies!

  53. Rose S. on April 15, 2014 9:22 pm

    It is hard to chose between daffodils and crocus but when it comes to knitting patterns, I love Martin Storey all the way!! Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

  54. Melissa on April 16, 2014 12:05 am

    Wow pretty!!! Book looks awesome! Crocuses!!

  55. OHSue on April 16, 2014 12:55 am

    I love to see the daffodils, officially spring when I see those.

  56. Dennis Mullins Sr on April 16, 2014 2:10 am

    I love it when my cherry trees are in full bloom like they are now but with the freeze we will not have cherries this year. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Spring.

  57. Fiadhnat McGrath on April 16, 2014 3:23 am

    My favourite spring flower is the grape hyacinth.

  58. Linda on April 16, 2014 5:29 am

    I really like sunflowers! Thanks for the giveaway.

  59. Linda Rumsey on April 16, 2014 6:32 am

    I love poppies, any colour will do! Book looks fab, thanks for the giveaway.

  60. Brandi on April 16, 2014 7:29 am

    My love the smell of lilacs but right now I’d take any flowers over this snow!

  61. Mary Mac on April 16, 2014 8:54 am

    Daffodils are the first flowers to come out for spring where I live. I have several types and look forward to Feb/March each year.

  62. Margay on April 16, 2014 10:14 am

    My daughter loves daffodils and those are pretty cool, but I love the really delicate ones, like impatiens.

  63. Sarah Fleming on April 16, 2014 10:56 am

    Lilies are my favorites! Any kind of lily.

  64. Cindy M. on April 16, 2014 11:49 am


  65. Vivian Louise, AKA Mrs. The Everlasting Phelps on April 16, 2014 11:49 am

    Muscari. Oh, how I love those flowers. I love, love, love them!

  66. geri actor on April 16, 2014 2:15 pm

    My favorite spring flowers are daylilies, some of which will bloom in February in California!

  67. Susan Samuel on April 16, 2014 3:27 pm

    It has to be snowdrops and bluebells.

  68. nancy d on April 17, 2014 2:19 am

    Iris always means spring to me! The first to bloom, but sadly never lasts for long.

  69. Debbie on April 17, 2014 4:27 am

    Where I live there are Crepe Myrtle trees everywhere. They come in various colors,but pink is my favorite.The blooms last at least three months.

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  71. Lee on April 17, 2014 11:46 pm

    Spring flowers – my favorite is Pansy!

  72. Natalie on April 18, 2014 8:24 am

    Pink azaleas!

  73. Carmen on April 18, 2014 1:16 pm

    I love seeing crocuses this time of year, but my favorites are pansies and violas.

  74. Jowyn Jenson on April 18, 2014 1:24 pm

    Daffodils are my fave. This book looks good.

  75. Linda Henkel on April 19, 2014 7:50 am

    I am always excited to see and smell
    the first lilies of the valley. I also take to the wood
    to spot the dog toothed violets, a tradition begun as a child many years ago

  76. C van schoor on April 19, 2014 8:40 am

    After this long strange winter any flower is welcome, but my favorite is the little often overlooked crocus. First to peek it’s beauty out for all to see. When I see them every year – I smile and know that many flowers will follow shortly.

  77. Theresa on April 20, 2014 12:56 am

    I love how pretty the forsythias are in the spring. Their yellow color makes everything look sunny.

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