A Give-Away

Normally I don't do much for Valentine's Day, but this year I decided to celebrate by having my first ever Give-Away on the blog.

I have three magazines to give away (2 sewing-related and 1 knitting-related) plus one book. Whoever wins, wins all four items.

The book is the fabulous Making Trousers for Men and Women by David Page Coffin, including the DVD-Rom. The magazines are Threads January 2012 (number 158), Stitch Gifts 2011 from Interweave, and Knitscene Winter 2011 from Interweave.

The give-away is open to anyone (worldwide), starting from today Feb. 8 and ending on Feb. 13 2011. I'll pick a number randomly based on the blog comment numbers. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog entry, explaining what you like (or don't like) about Valentine's Day. :)


  1. That's a very generous giveaway!

    There's so many things I don't like about Valentine's Day. Having been as single as it gets for years, I hate how it excludes single people and makes them feel bad about not being in a relationship. Conversation hearts are gross. Red and (especially) pink are two of my least favorite colors. And I fail to see what's so romantic about celebrating a relationship on a day that likely has no meaning to a couple just because Hallmark tells you to--I think the spontaneous celebrations are far more romantic! That being said, I actually did have to buy a card this year, because my new boyfriend is kind of a hopeless romantic and already told me he's at least giving me flowers, so I'd feel really bad if I didn't at least acknowledge that for him.

  2. Oh, how lovely! :)

    Valentine's isn't widely celebrated in Germany, except maybe by the florist industry and teenagers (who, as usual, get their influence from American TV shows ;) although in the first couple of years in my relationship I cooked a special dinner for my boyfriend. (Then again, that was when *I* was a teenager...) His birthday is 3 days earlier, though, so we rather celebrate that. I don't quite get the holiday, it seems very commercialized, I prefer to surprise my boyfriend with a little something every once in a while and he does the same, but it's so much more fun when it's unexpected. :)

    I do like heart-shaped, pink strawberry cupcakes, though. ;) Too bad it's not strawberry season...

  3. What a lovely giveaway. I don't do much for valentines, it is quite over commercialised here in the UK. I don't like the valentine tat that is on sale in the supermarkets and shops.Or the hot house, air shipped roses. Uh-oh, I feel like a killjoy now! I do like red and white decorations and I also love the old home made valentines I received as a teenager stashed away in a box.

  4. What a lovely giveaway!
    Valentine's Day isn't huge here either and it's mostly just celebrated by newly courting couples :) however for the last few years I've put together a champagne picnic for my husband and I to have down by the river and watch the sun go down....
    (no entry thanks)

  5. What a nice giveaway! I am not a big Valentine's Day person. When younger, I usually didn't have a boyfriend or the boyfriend was not a very romantic one, plus I just found the whole thing so commercial. My Mr. and I have now had 15 V-days together and we never celebrated it in the so-called "traditional" way with a meal out, flowers, chocolates, gifts, etc. Instead, our first Valentine's Day together, we cooked a fancy meal for ourselves and stayed in and that's our tradition ever since. But I admit I make cards for the kids and together we make a few cute decorations and cupcakes, something I did with my mom and sister when little.

  6. It's nice to hear everyone's take on the holiday. I used to like it when I was kid because it was all about making cards for my friends and giving (and receiving) candy. ;) I think things turned sour in middle school when there began to be pressure to have a boy/girlfriend. And now as an adult I'm back to looking at it through my childhood eyes: an opportunity to eat yummy cupcakes, have champagne and share with my friends and loved ones. :)


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