I'm pretty excited to be hosting my first ever blog book giveaway!
I've written about Knit Red a few weeks ago, and now your chance has come to win a free copy of the fantastic book!
From the Stitch Red website:
|Stitch Red is a national heart disease awareness campaign supported by the Needlearts industry. The campaign is driving efforts to draw attention to heart disease, the #1 killer of women in the United States, help people understand their risk factors for the disease and encourage the adoption of healthier lifestyles to protect their heart health.
A majority of manufacturers and designers throughout the industry are creating and selling Stitch Red products to benefit the Foundation for the National Institute of Health (FNIH) in support of The Heart Truth®. Local yarn stores across the country are supporting the campaign by carrying these products and hosting Stitch Red events to raise awareness about heart disease.
Additionally, a new book called Knit Red that is authored byJimmy Beans Wool Owner Laura Zander, is drawing further awareness about the importance of heart health. Featuring 30 eye-catching, red, heart health-inspired garments, accessories and their patterns, as well as personal stories about heart disease from industry greats, Knit Red also provides tips, resources and recipes for heart-healthy living supplied by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and NHLBI's campaign--The Heart
We've all been touch by this horrible disease. One of my favorite students went in for a routine check up while beginning training for a marathon. Instead of a thumbs up from the doctor she was told she needed surgery to fix a blocked artery. If she hadn't gone in for that check up, I don't even like to think about what could have happened.
You can see all of the wonderful garments in this book here. Mine is a lace infinity cowl in Be Sweet's Whipped Cream.
To win your free copy of Stitch Red, leave a comment on my blog! The winner will be chosen at random tomorrow (Wednesday) and I'll contact you to get your shipping information.
Raise your needles up and salute all of the strong women and men who have survived heart disease. I raise mine up for my grandmother and grandfather who didn't survive, but I raise them even higher for Eileen, my student with the most gumption who fought her way through with a smile on her face and her knitting needles clicking away.