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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Blog Tour // Ghosts eBook by Teresa Gregorio


Today I have the great pleasure of being the next stop on Teresa Gregorio's Blog Tour for her new eBook, Ghosts: historiographies, cultural maniferstations, and the knits they've inspired. 

Teresa Gregorio was one of the first designers I started following on Ravelry and her blog Canary Knits was also one of the first blogs I ever read. Her writing style is quirky and intelligent, she often makes up her own words (hilarious) and even uses footnotes in many of her posts (some informative, some totally hilarious).   

Since then Teresa and I have formed a friendship online. We share gardening tips and laugh about the parallels in our highschool years. I was excited and honoured when she asked me to be a part of the tour. 

Not only has Teresa put together a collection of 11 patterns, she has also done extensive research on ghosts and the cultural differences in the way we view them. Included in the book are essays stemming from this research. You can view Teresa's video sneak peek where she touches on her inspirations for the book. 

Here are my absolute favorite pieces from the book... 

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Athenodorus was the first to catch my eye, I think its absolutely gorgeous with its huge satin ribon and simple shaping. 


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Galoshans is also one of my favorites. I love the shape of this piece and the combination of lace fabric, baggy fit, and shawl collar. This looks like such a comfy sweater, the kind that would be a staple in my wardrobe. 

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I also really favored Progressions, a small shawl that is simple and wearable. This would get a lot of use from me, I love shawls that can be worn as scarves.  

Teresa has so generously given me a copy of the eBook to giveaway! If you would like to win your very own copy of Ghosts simply leave a comment with your contact info (email or ravelry name). 
I will announce the winner this Friday!

* * *  This contest is now closed  * * *


24 comments:

  1. wow these all look amazing! Would love to win.

    hannahkzun@gmail.com

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  2. It looks like this book is filled with interesting content!
    I would love to win!

    prettylittlething on ravelry

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  3. i'm in love with these!
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    prettyblueboxes on ravelry

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  4. weee! i love this collection! and with essays to boot! nice! thanks for hosting this giveaway! xoxoxo
    gundyknitter on ravelry.

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  5. I'd love to win! My Ravelry name is miastick :)

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  6. What a stunning collection! (sassykrafty on Ravelry)

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  7. Very interesting inspiration! Biscuitgirl on Rav

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  8. Love that sweater! Thisgirlsaysno on Rav.

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  9. Would love it too! emhknits on Ravelry.

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  10. love this! especially the galoshans sweater! ravelry name: chelseasmith

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  11. Oh yes! This is just too cool right now :) ravelry: junipergrace

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  12. What a great idea for a knitting book! I would love to win a copy.

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  13. Me too! bdobson20 on ravelry

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  14. Love Progression as well.
    qtpieknitter on rav

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  15. I would love to win, my favorite is the Calavera Catrina bonnet! I'm Shayla76 on ravelry.

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  16. I love it! How exciting! Being from the South, we take our ghost stories very seriously! I love the knitwear inspired by the history and stories!
    angelfire212 on Ravelry

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  17. I have SO been looking forward to this! Everything is so lovely and I'd love to win a copy - ravelry name is TatteredSpinner also.

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  18. This looks like a fun and interesting collection! Ravelry: meltar

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  19. As a lover of knitting AND the paranormal, what a great book to win!
    Rav: trishab

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  20. This is such a cool book idea! My ravelry name is mamatronic.

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  21. The little gradient shawl is lovely! Have a great day!
    Rav: meowyblues

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  22. I love the Progressions shawl, too!
    Rav: stipton

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  23. I love how she has incorporated her patterns with historical ghost stories. Looks like a great group of patterns.

    Rav: Arika

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  24. I love progression too!
    Rav: knitpurlmama

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