2.04.2013

Let's have some fun!

It's time for another book giveaway! And this one is adorable.
 
Rebecca Danger of Dangercrafts is well-known for her original and creative toy designs, especially her monsters. Perhaps you are familiar with Maddox the Mischievous Monster? I've seen him popping up all over blogland for years.
 
Now Rebecca has taken her passion for monsters and created an entire nursery of designs in her latest book Knit a Monster Nursery. And today we have a copy to review and share. 

 

Knit a Monster Nursery is chock full of patterns your littlest family member will enjoy, from clothing to toys to decorations. 

I think these Monster Bootees would be a real treat in HK DK Lively. Maybe in Stick o'Butter and Zest.

 

Several of the patterns in the book also call for a fingering weight yarn, like Artisan Sock, including my absolute favourite: the Monster Mobile. How fun would this be in a nursery? The monster hanging upside down by his feet just slays me. I love it!


With 19 adorable patterns in the book you are sure to find the perfect idea for your nursery or perhaps to knit and give as a baby shower present. You'd be the hit of any shower, to be sure.

We love Rebecca's patterns so much, we are currently working with her on a super secret project (Shhh! I shouldn't even be mentioning it!). More on that in the future!

To see all the patterns included in the book, check out the book's ravelry page here.

To see Rebecca's complete list of patterns on Ravelry, click here, or you can visit dangercrafts.com.

To learn more about Rebecca you can follow along on her blog, here.

Knit a Monster Nursery can be purchased through most bookstores or directly through Rebecca, here.

And as promised, one of our lucky readers will win a copy of this super cute book. To be entered to win all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by midnight PST Friday, February 8, 2013 telling us how many knitting projects you currently have on the go (make sure you leave an email address or Ravelry name so we can find you). My answer? I've just cast on two new socks today (more on those soon) so that puts me up to 5 WIPs.

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28 Comments:

Blogger Camanoah said...

Just finished socks last night, but will be starting another pair tonight, plus have a Snuggle on the needles and a hat in the planning stages (need to buy yarn for it, probably at Madrona).

February 4, 2013 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger GerryART said...

There are last least projects on the needles at the moment
Six are on actively worked in rotation

One day I'll have many finished projects at one time, maybe.

Rebecca's monsters are FAB
Several live at my house
They make us smile!

February 4, 2013 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger adrienne said...

i have one active project on the needles right now and about mumblemumble we aren't talking about.

February 4, 2013 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I'm embarrased to say how many WIPs I have!! I *will* say that there are 10 alone, listed in Ravelry... I am trying to decide which of those I'm reallyreallyreally nevereverever going to finish lol... one of these days!

Love the Rebecca Danger Monsters! This book is all kinds of awesome :)

(k2togkate on Rav... a.k.a. Kate one of your local Fans :)

February 4, 2013 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Currently I have four active projects, but that's down from six as I just finished two pair of mystery socks this past week, both done in, what else?, Hazel Knits Artisan Sock! Of course!!

Love Rebecca's monsters and the projects in her nursery book are adorable! And I have two family members due this summer; what a fun project these would make for our expected arrivals ;-)

February 4, 2013 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Love this book! I'm a long way off from needing a nursery, but There's so many irresistible patterns, I'm tempted to get started now!

Currently I have 2 active WIPs (including Rebecca's Terrence the T-Rex) and two hibernating WIPs that will be picked back up after these other two projects get finished up.

-Elloknits

February 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Currently I have 3 wips going, with plans to knit a monster for my grandson for Valentines day.
Alchemyknitz

February 4, 2013 at 10:41 PM  
Anonymous teribella said...

Projects? HAH!

well, in the pile next to me here by the couch (ahem!)... I can see a beaded shawl, 3 half pair socks, 1 1/2 sweaters, a half-baked idea for a hat...

next to my bed, there's a stole, 3 hats, 4 partial pair socks, a half-done, needs to be restarted colorwork hat of my own design (2 patterns are too close, need to be separated and redone), 2 striped scarves, and 3 part-done mitts.

in my backpack (call me an optimist) is most of one mitt, and hopes of time betwixt classes to finish the first and make a second.

and just hours ago, I was telling my kids I needed to find something for a friend who is expecting her second boy (a surprise)... And then you post monsters! Serendipity? One can hope!

February 4, 2013 at 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 6 wips that are in my sight right now and I know there are a few more hibernating in boxes somewhere.
bootsnap on ravelry

February 5, 2013 at 5:39 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Yikes... owning up to all the WIPs on my needles!!!? Okay, 8... 3 sweaters, and five socks... and I'd like to cast on another cowl but am trying to stifle my startitis by setting goals ("When I finish this, I'll cast on this...")....

February 5, 2013 at 5:40 AM  
Blogger lambdamuepsilon said...

The Monster Mobile is adorable! I'd have fun finding the right yarn scraps to knit it in!

February 5, 2013 at 6:01 AM  
Blogger mvink said...

Awesome giveaway!! Thank you for offering it! The patterns in the book are super adorable. I was looking through the actual book and fell in love a week ago with the designs.
I'm a Canadian fan of your yarn! A post office worker even asked what it was and such and I directed her to your site :-).
Okay I usually try to only have 1 project on the go at a time. Although I do buy yarn for future projects much earlier than I actually start :-). My addiction. I'm sure everyone out there understands ;-).
My current WIPs are: a crocheted baby blanket, another baby blanket, and a pair of mittens (1 done another mitten to go...kinda like second sock syndrome)
Projects I have yarn for in advance are: a knit baby blanket, and a cowl for myself
Lots of babies this year. My twin sister is expecting in spring and that's who the knit baby blanket will go to.

February 5, 2013 at 6:48 AM  
Blogger Jody said...

Oh boy...2 cowls, a cardi, a shawl, and ready to start another shawl

This is the cutest book ever!

farflegirl on Rav

February 5, 2013 at 7:34 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Not including hibernating projects (eep)I have 3 WIPs - the HK mystery kal socks, a cowl, and a sweater. If I include the hibernating projects I have 7!

February 5, 2013 at 7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have three projects on the needles:
1) metal crane cardigan: out of bamboo/stainless silk. started 2009? one sleeve to go!
2) mobius cowl
3) menehune socks: Hazel Knits artisan sock colorway weathervane

Ravelry: Whirlstrom

February 5, 2013 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger mvink said...

Forgot to put my ravelry id in comment: mvink

February 5, 2013 at 10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have some dishclothes I'm working on.
Rebecca's monster designs are great!

email: michael.richards@shaw.ca

February 5, 2013 at 12:49 PM  
Anonymous nanasknittin said...

Oh boy. I am the oddball in the knitting world. I have one wip, that's right, one. Bex. Loving it :)

February 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM  
Anonymous lydiacox said...

I have 4 sock projects going,2 shawls, and a sweater. So that makes 7 for me. Crap is all I have to say. One pair of socks is really close to finishing. I just got to get it together and stop casting on new projects and finish up the old stuff.

February 5, 2013 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger tea said...

I think I have about five WIPs but only two are being worked on almost daily. I tend to have a few 'forgotten' ones and then two or three active ones.

LOVE the monsters and my husband will be a grand-father in August so I'll need to get knitting soon =)

February 6, 2013 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger sharon said...

I have 4 on the go, socks, scarf and 2 vests. Great knitted little monsters, they all look like they would be a blast to make!

February 6, 2013 at 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rebecca's designs are very cute and adorable!

I am currently working on a knit baby sweater as well as a felt purse.

Ravelry ID: cmk3

February 7, 2013 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Tash said...

Errrrmmmm.... I have four pairs of socks on the go (two in hibernation), one shawl, one hat, one pair of mittens and several charity crochet bits and pieces......

February 7, 2013 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger chaddy233 said...

I'm down to 5!
woo hoo, I'm catching up!
2 toys, 2 socks and 1 shawl.
but really at the moment the (approx. 1,200 yard) shawl and 1 pair of socks are all that is really being worked. But I'm not starting any more until they are done.
hmmmm... right? no RIGHT.
I am NOT starting anymore till those are done
{ROFL}

February 8, 2013 at 6:37 AM  
Blogger chaddy233 said...

I only have 5 OTN at the moment--WOO HOO! so proud of myself.
2 toys, 2 socks and 1 very large shawl. but really just 1 shawl and 1 pair of socks are really moving forward.
I WILL NOT put anything else OTN until they are done.
...
right?
{ROFL}

February 8, 2013 at 6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd Love a copy!!
I currently am only finishing a test knit sweater and then another test knit sweater right after that.
I have about Four UFOs waiting to be finished.

StaceyKnitsIt
ravelry

February 8, 2013 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Calypso Hope said...

Counting, counting....At least 7 WIP, 3 of them could be finished in one day, 2 just started, 2 lost in translation.
The usual stuff.
asteride on Ravelry

P.S. I need a monster. Never done one.

February 8, 2013 at 12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The patterns would make such great baby gifts.

February 9, 2013 at 1:33 PM  

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