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lovely knitted lace

Congratulations to our winner, Debbie!

This week I’m thinking about lace knitting again because it’s that warm and humid time of year when everyone has their air conditioners cranked so you need a little something to throw over your shoulders.

I went out this weekend without a wrap or sweater and regretted it, so I’m back to keeping something in my bag all the time.

This week’s giveaway is a copy of Lovely Knitted Lace by Brooke Nico.

This book looks at four basic shapes — triangle, rectangle, circle, square — and uses combinations and alterations of those shapes to make 16 fun projects, from scarves and shawls to sweaters, berets and jackets.

There’s a lot of fun stuff here, and some of the pieces are not all that difficult even if you’re new to lace knitting.

For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post by the end of the day Sunday, June 8, and I’ll pick a winner at random. Why don’t you tell me your favorite thing about summer? One of mine has to be fresh local strawberries, which are almost out of season already. So fleeting but oh so delicious!

Thanks for visiting, commenting and sharing, and good luck!

By Sarah White

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88 Comments so far

  1. Zil on June 2, 2014 2:43 pm

    The sunshine and the green of the countryside are what I like about summer. Thank you for the giveaway. I could really use this book to extend my knitting skill.

  2. Brenda on June 2, 2014 3:28 pm

    I always looked for our family reunions. It is a special time for me since, even though everyone lives in the surrounding states, it great to see them and reminds us of all the good times we’ve shared…

  3. Carmen on June 2, 2014 3:36 pm

    I love going camping with our friends for an extended weekend. We don’t get together often anymore and it’s a dedicated weekend for us now.

  4. Andrea W. on June 2, 2014 3:45 pm

    I just love all the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. My favorite thing in summer is….WATERMELON!!!!

  5. smitha on June 2, 2014 4:18 pm

    Love lace. But knitted lace, I have not seen one. Love white, ivory and red laces.

  6. TN on June 2, 2014 4:58 pm

    Oh, for me it’s tomatoes from the farmers market.

  7. Maureen on June 2, 2014 5:32 pm

    Having such wonderful fresh food items growing in the garden. Being able to be outdoors more. Taking a walk in the evening with my husband.

  8. Lee on June 2, 2014 7:25 pm

    Family reunions are my favorite thing about summer!

  9. Cheryl on June 2, 2014 8:48 pm

    I love fresh cherries, tomatoes & the smell of just mown grass. I like everything else about summer.
    I have never tried lace knitting though my grandma, who taught me to knit, crochet & tat, was a pro at this.
    I would like to learn how to do this to make a shawl for my ex mother in law.

  10. Jeanne on June 2, 2014 9:48 pm

    My favorite thing about this summer is my son coming home from his first year of college. I didn’t realize how quiet our home is without him.

  11. Linda Tagg on June 2, 2014 9:55 pm

    What beautiful projects…Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

  12. Linda Tagg on June 2, 2014 9:58 pm

    My favorite summer activity is watching my grandchildren enjoying nature through exploration…the same way their parents did years ago!!!

  13. Connie Kline on June 2, 2014 10:02 pm

    I love summer thunderstorms and the freshly washed shine everything has afterwards!

  14. Eloise on June 2, 2014 10:10 pm

    I love the flowers!

  15. Chantel Lee on June 2, 2014 10:22 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is…no snow!

  16. Maryanne on June 2, 2014 11:23 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is the longer days. The light is better in the summer months too.

  17. MelodyJ on June 3, 2014 1:36 am

    I like the more casual feel of summer.

  18. nancy d on June 3, 2014 1:45 am

    All the fresh fruit and veggies! Nothing like the taste of summer!

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  20. Jody on June 3, 2014 4:43 am

    The fresh fruits & vegetables.

  21. Amy Williams on June 3, 2014 5:55 am

    My favorite thing about summer besides fresh tomatoes and herbs is long summer days with lots of light!

  22. Linda Rumsey on June 3, 2014 6:08 am

    I love eating strawberries and watching the tennis!

  23. Becky Thomas on June 3, 2014 6:23 am

    What a great project book!

  24. persia on June 3, 2014 8:26 am

    Not having to wear a bunch of layers to run outside. (just getting over a very cold winter that’s important!)

  25. Betty on June 3, 2014 8:49 am

    Thank you for the giveaway. My favorite thing about summer is the warm temps (It was a long winter in South Dakota.) I cherish every minute sitting out on the deck in the evenings.

  26. JENNA on June 3, 2014 10:01 am

    Fav thing about summer? Walking outside at 6am and being warm! Strawberries are a close second!

  27. Jess on June 3, 2014 10:16 am

    My favorite thing about summer is a large local farm store, which has the best fruit. Apricots are my favorite – I will buy a bag and not share them with the S.O. (okay, I’ll share, but just one or two)

  28. Kyla L on June 3, 2014 10:19 am

    I love my garden in the summer. I’m growing tomatoes, carrots, leeks and trying cucumbers on a trellis for the first time. And I’ve got tons of flowers. My super tall (seriously, they’re about 4 feet tall) light purple irises are in bloom right now and just gorgeous.

  29. Teresa Knittingdancer on June 3, 2014 10:40 am

    I love all of the fresh vegetables from the garden and the beautiful flowers.

  30. Robin Christofaro on June 3, 2014 10:52 am

    My favorite thing about summer is all of the fairs and festivals around here. It is a great way to spend time with family and have fun!

  31. Alexis on June 3, 2014 11:18 am

    The smell os dry grass

  32. Steimer Claudia on June 3, 2014 11:24 am

    The best thing about Summer is strawberriecake with cream. I taste it, closed my eyes and i feel like a little Girl. ;0)))

  33. Andrea B on June 3, 2014 11:48 am

    My favorite thing about summer is planting and getting to see all the little sprouts coming up.

  34. Elena T on June 3, 2014 11:56 am

    Farmers markets, fresh tomatoes and corn on the cob!

  35. Margie on June 3, 2014 12:07 pm

    My faves are fresh produce from the Farmers’ Markets, cooking on the grill, outdoor art festivals and knitting n the desk. Can’t get enough!

  36. Chanda Kim on June 3, 2014 12:18 pm

    It’s hard to love the summer in Arizona, it gets SO hot it’s almost like what people think of winter in the rest of the country. But it does mean fig season here and I LOVE fresh figs!

  37. Terri Kleinberg on June 3, 2014 12:28 pm

    I’m in Oregon, summer is beautiful here, brief but beautiful. We have a few days of over 90 degree weather but altogether less than one week. I enjoy the sunny days and the farmers market.

  38. kim on June 3, 2014 12:30 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is working in my garden.

  39. Jeane Howell on June 3, 2014 12:32 pm

    I have not been courageous enough to try lace yet. This book might just be the incentive I need. A nice light covering would be helpful even in our Texas summers when church is too cold.

    Thank you for having the drawing.

  40. Jaan L on June 3, 2014 12:32 pm

    When the temps are high, I don’t like summer but then again there is the fresh fruits, mangoes, watermelons, etc.

  41. Donna H on June 3, 2014 12:42 pm

    Definitely summer fruit – I love cantaloupe, watermelon, and honey dew. And fruit salad is one of my favorite summer treats!

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

  42. joyce on June 3, 2014 12:44 pm

    I enjoy going to farmers markets in the summer and love all of the fresh fruits and vegetables that are available.

  43. Rose S. on June 3, 2014 12:46 pm

    Fresh home-grown herbs and tomatoes are my very favorite thing of summer.

  44. Margay on June 3, 2014 12:49 pm

    I like the longer days and the brighter skies.

  45. Karey on June 3, 2014 12:51 pm

    My favorite things about summer are the hot weather, warm nights, swimming pools and melon!!

  46. Anne Marie on June 3, 2014 1:03 pm


  47. latanya on June 3, 2014 1:19 pm

    I love being able to eat ripe peaches.

  48. Marseille on June 3, 2014 2:11 pm

    I love all of the beautiful flowers!

  49. Maureen McLaughlin on June 3, 2014 2:32 pm

    The warmth of the sun and the sound of children’s laughter when playing in their gardens

  50. Debbie S on June 3, 2014 2:44 pm

    My favorite thing is more time to knit. :-)

  51. Vivian on June 3, 2014 2:49 pm

    My favorite summer activity is taking popsicles to Marching Band practices. About 2:30 they are ready for a break and everyone is happy to see me come.

  52. Lorene Frischknecht on June 3, 2014 3:01 pm

    I absolutely love knitted lace patterns! They always look so comfortable and stylish. I even wear them in winter when wearing solid ,darker clothing underneath, it shows the pattern perfectly! I even receive more compliments than at other times of the year!
    Thanks so much for the invite to this giveaway, I really appreciate it!

  53. Sylvia on June 3, 2014 3:01 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is – packing away the winter parkas, hats, scarves, mitts. Oh and BBQ’s, ice pops, farmers markets and outdoor swimming. Our summers are way too short here in Alberta :)

  54. Cindy S on June 3, 2014 3:07 pm

    I agree, strawberries! Especially sweet Oregon strawberries!

  55. Iryna B. on June 3, 2014 3:09 pm

    Oh, yes! I love fresh farm strawberries too! I also enjoy cool mornings and the fact that I don’t have to wear woolie socks!

  56. Elisangela on June 3, 2014 3:19 pm

    The sunshine in the morning, birds singing, the wind refreshing…<3

  57. Mary Rokisky on June 3, 2014 3:33 pm

    Just love to work in my flower garden

  58. Andrea Johnson on June 3, 2014 4:14 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is lots of sunshine. I love lace because it’s pretty and it’s fun to knit.

  59. Duane on June 3, 2014 4:50 pm

    I like the very short cherry season!

  60. Judy on June 3, 2014 5:26 pm

    I love all the fresh fruits and vegetables we enjoy during the summer. It is even more fun to pick your own!
    I love to knit lace patterns and this give-away has some great patterns.

  61. Nigel on June 3, 2014 5:30 pm

    It’s cardigan weather!

  62. J. Pario on June 3, 2014 5:51 pm

    I’m with you on the strawberries! I’m headed out to pick some from our backyard garden.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  63. eva andrew on June 3, 2014 7:01 pm

    I have to say my favorite bit of summer is that we can be outside after dinner…I love to take a walk after dinner. Thank you for this giveaway.

  64. OHSue on June 3, 2014 7:53 pm

    Love putting in my garden, not so in love with the weeding and upkeep.
    This book has been on my Amazon wish list since I first spotted it.

  65. Shelly on June 3, 2014 7:57 pm

    Warm temperatures and more hours of daylight!

  66. Lorinda on June 3, 2014 9:34 pm

    I love the heat of summer; the chorus of frogs in the evening and sitting on the porch with friends sipping a nice, cold iced tea!

  67. KittenWithAWhiplash on June 3, 2014 10:17 pm

    Longer days! I know, I know – what kind of answer is that for one of the Children Of The Night? Well, that’s why I like Winter – Longer Nights! You know, when it’s cold anyway? But Summer is warm, and warm is for longer days. Thanks for the giveaway.

  68. Laura on June 3, 2014 10:49 pm

    The sweet, heavy smell that clings in the air at night, it’s just dreamy! Wearing white eyelet trimmed tops and cutoffs, sitting out on my deck surrounded by my abundant container garden. Oh my list could just go on!

  69. Theresa on June 3, 2014 11:37 pm

    Summer means fresh veggies and longer daylight
    hours. Plus I get to go ride roller coasters and go ziplining–two of my favorite activities. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous book.

  70. Sarah on June 4, 2014 9:12 am

    Having my kids home from school and having the freedom to travel with them!

  71. Diana T. on June 4, 2014 10:18 am

    I love the long days (as opposed to the sun setting at 4:00pm in the winter!)Also, the warm temperatures and the fact that I can wear flip flops all the time.

  72. Julie Craven on June 4, 2014 12:07 pm

    I’ve been planting and weeding in my garden now for three weeks. This is the second best part of summer. The first best, is the picking and eating right in the garden. Then the third, I don’t really look forward to it is the canning. I have a small kitchen and it gets really hot and humid when I’m canning for 5 or 6 hours.

  73. G.K. Green on June 4, 2014 7:51 pm

    What I like most about summer is the more relaxed attitude and freedom from structured routine that most people seem to experience, at least part of the time, during the time that school’s out … even if they aren’t students, nor teachers. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  74. Carolsue on June 4, 2014 8:15 pm

    My favorite thing is the tomatoes and flowers that grow in our garden in the summer

  75. donna reed on June 4, 2014 8:37 pm

    I love the longer days. seems like I have more energy!

  76. Jessibeth Vicenty on June 4, 2014 11:51 pm

    Love the hot weather and longer days!

  77. Kim Reid on June 5, 2014 2:30 am

    I like having more time outside to enjoy the warmer days and flowers!

  78. asteride on June 5, 2014 7:42 am

    Longer days, enchanting sunsets, the ocean, the sand, and you can still knit light airy accessories. I love summer.

  79. Lorimae on June 5, 2014 10:14 am

    I do not walk. But am an avid knitter. I give everything I make to charity. Last year after losing a daughter and 2 grandchildren to cancer, I donated 200 hats and scarves to the hospital that served them well. This year I am making lap-robes. New patterns are so very welcome in my home. Thank you for this opportunity you’re giving to all your readers.

  80. Debbie on June 5, 2014 5:41 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is the bounty of fresh fruit, and the relaxing atmosphere that summer brings.

  81. Denyalle on June 6, 2014 12:14 am

    I always look forward to my garden and the farmers markets with fresh fruits and veggies.

  82. Shannon on June 6, 2014 9:08 am

    I love seeing my flowers and herbs come up and blueberry picking.

  83. Linda on June 6, 2014 7:47 pm

    I love the early morning air right after waking up!

  84. Brooklyn on June 6, 2014 11:41 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is being able to spend more time with my family! :)

  85. Debbie on June 8, 2014 6:59 am

    I love warm. Breezy summer days, perfect for being outside!

  86. libby on June 8, 2014 10:29 am

    Love the morning!

  87. susan on June 8, 2014 10:31 am

    Love the summer mornings, while it’s still cool outside. thanks for the giveaway.

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