Pick-A-Stitch Nov.2012 Giveaway

Blogged under CFEs/Contests by Tammy on Wednesday 7 November 2012 at 6:15 pm

I am thrilled to announce another great giveaway here on the Crafty Princess Diaries. For the rest of November 2012, you have a chance to win a one year subscription to Pick-A-Stitch, which normally retails for $33.90 US.

Here is some information sent to me about how Pick-A-Stitch works:

Pick-A-Stitch™ is the first, and currently only, knitting stitch library you store on your computer.  The easy to use software consists of over 130 knitting stitch patterns in a wide variety of styles; cables, lace, textured, bobbles, reversible, edgings and more.  Each stitch has a full-color photograph and a color change feature so you can see the stitch in your favorite color.  Printable written and charted instructions are included for every stitch, plus you can bookmark your favorites.

The most unique feature of the program is that it is expandable (think iTunes for knitters).  New stitches can be added to your library via our stitch subscription program.  Six or twelve month subscriptions and back issues are available for purchase.  Our subscribers recently received two new categories, Estonian Lace and Estonian Lace Edgings.  We plan on adding a Japanese Stitches category in the near future along with pictorials for Japanese knitting techniques that may be unfamiliar to American knitters.

Each month subscribers receive an automatic email with their download code once an issue is released.  We have a short video on our website that explains the program features and how the subscription service works.  You can find it at www.pick-a-stitch.com

The Pick-A-Stitch™ program retails for $17.95 and is available for immediate download from our website.  Back issues are $2.00, six month subscriptions are $8.95 and twelve months are $15.95.  Each issue contains 13 to 16 new stitches every month.

To participate, simply answer this questions in the comments below:

What do you enjoy about working with fiber (knitting, crochet, sewing, whatever)?

Post your comment only once in this blog entry and you will get a chance to win. The deadline for entry is November 30th midnight ET. Then during the first few days in December 2012, I will randomly pick one winner. Make sure to include your email address when commenting. I will email the winner who will have 5 days after the drawing to reply back with a mailing address. Anyone who does not reply after 5 days will no longer be eligible to win, and I will draw a new winner.


  1. Comment by Deb Meyer — November 7, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    I love to knit with yummy wool combined with nylon and cashmere. I love the satisfaction of my finished product and giving it away to a grateful relative. I enjoy the process of knitting and reading patterns. Lace is my latest endeavor and it is so much fun!

  2. Comment by Sandra Tracey — November 7, 2012 @ 6:49 pm

    My fiber of choice is yarn. I have been knitting/crocheting since I was young. I love how relaxing it is. It’s very satisfying to complete a project and see the genuine appreciation from friends and loved ones when I give them a handmade gift. I love how you’re always learning something new. New stitches, new patterns, new projects. It may sometimes be challenging but that’s what makes it such a rewarding hobby.

  3. Comment by Debbie H — November 7, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

    My favorite fiber to knit with is merino wool sock yarn. Love the stitch definition and the beautiful colors. Thanks!
    gussek at hotmail dot com

  4. Comment by Lotsofhermies on Rav — November 7, 2012 @ 7:59 pm

    I spin and knit and unless it is a super complicated project I find either craft soothing and relaxing sometimes a tough day can be fixed with just “one” row or a little bump of wool.

  5. Comment by Tracee Tomkins — November 7, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

    I have been knitting and crocheting since I was a kid. I love the portability of my projects. As well as the multitude of things that I can create for my family and friends. I am always looking for new stitches to try out on my projects.

  6. Comment by MarthaJ — November 7, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    I love to knit socks! I also like lace and I look for patterns that are a challenge.

  7. Comment by magi — November 7, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

    I love yarn especially yarn with a high wool contest, there is nothing better than watching the stitch definition develope and know that you have created something. Handmade is far better quality than shop bought.

  8. Comment by Hev — November 7, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

    I love the feel of the different fibers (though prima cotton is my fav) running through my fingers & the fact that these “fibers” make such wonderful & beautiful things. Thanks.

  9. Comment by Christina B — November 7, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

    I love to knit and any fiber will do as long as it is soft. I love creating beautiful things for family and friends. It calms my spirit and helps me to get throu my days. I

  10. Comment by Jackie Murton — November 7, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

    I enjoy working with fiber because there is a satisfaction that comes with taking a ball of pretty yarn and turning in into a work of art…no matter what your project is.

  11. Comment by Anne Marie — November 7, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

    I enjoy everything about working with fiber … selecting it, working with it, creating something out of it.

  12. Comment by Alexis — November 7, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

    What do I enjoy about working with fiber? Oh man…everything? I love the way it feels as it slips through my fingers and I love the process of creating something, either for myself or as a gift!

  13. Comment by Elizabeth — November 8, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Working with fiber gives me a level of freedom that you cannot always find in your day to day life. When you pickup that skein of yarn, find the perfect pattern you can feel your soul lift and fly free. As you work thru the project your problems of the day find solutions that you had never thought of. And once again your soul is free to fly.

  14. Comment by Sara B. — November 8, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    I find that knitting helps my concentration, and the projects I complete give me a sense of accomplishment that I don’t get in my personal and professional life.

  15. Comment by Sheila — November 8, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    I love the feel of natural fibers in my hands and watching patterns grow off my needles. Cables, lace, colorwork, I love it all. I often get into that “just one more repeat” mode where I can’t put my knitting down.

  16. Comment by Knittingdancer on Ravelry — November 8, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    I enjoyed knitting. I like to use different stitch patterns in the afghan squares I knit for charity. This would be a great addition to my library. Thank you.

  17. Comment by Debbie C. — November 9, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    What I love about working with fiber … I love the amazing array of colour choices!

  18. Comment by Evelyn — November 10, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    Knitting is my creative outlet and it gives me the chance to be playful with stitch patterns and color while also making something that can actually keep me or someone else warm!

  19. Comment by Lynn — November 12, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    it all started as something to occupy my time, then making gifts for family and friends. Now it’s a lifeline. Being on disability, I have Multiple Sclerosis, it keeps me sane, keeps my mind working with my hands. trying new stitches keeps my brain working.

  20. Comment by Janet Brattin — November 13, 2012 @ 12:13 am

    I learned to knit at age 16 and dabbled here and there, I did make one sweater for my mother that turned out really nice. I only knit off and on for the next 15 years, I was so busy raising kids and working that I didn’t make much time for myself. I do regret that but I am very happy that I picked it back up 4 years ago. I can’t seem to put the needles down! I am still working and helping to raise my 4 year old grand child but I MAKE time to enjoy my knitting. I find it very relaxing and therapeutic!! If I had one last wish on earth, it would be to spend a weekend inside my local yarn shop knitting with everyone and petting all the yarn!!! Heaven, that would be heaven to me!!

  21. Comment by Suzanne Shattuck — November 13, 2012 @ 2:28 am

    I love to knit! My sister taught me and she is an advanced knitter so I have my own private tutor! She has been a bad influence and gotten me addicted!!

    schwip on ravelry

  22. Comment by Hope — November 13, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    I love to knit and crochet. It’s relaxing when I need to relax and challenging when I need a challenge. No matter my mood, I can always find contentment with my needles/hooks in my hand. Shopping for yarn, searching for patterns, working the fiber and using/gifting the final product… every step is a joy!

  23. Comment by Loretta T — November 13, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    I love the transformation from something ordinary to an amazing project. New toy for the new baby, silly hat for the school aged kid, a funky purse or shawl for that teen who wants to be original.

  24. Comment by May Chang — November 13, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    What I enjoy about knitting (at least with simple, mindless patterns) is that it provides a therapeutic relief from the stressors in my life.

    Knitting also gives me the sense of productivity.

  25. Comment by Pam Brady — November 13, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

    So much fiber….so little time! I love it all!!!!!

  26. Comment by Judy — November 17, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

    I literary learned to knit at my grandmother’s knee. She taught me when I was about 5 years old and my first scarf was for my new cousin. My mother made all my sweaters (one year she made me a bathing suit!, and when I had my own children I did the same. My favorite yarn to knit with is wool. I love an irish knit pattern, and have made several sweaters and afghans in the past. Unfortunately, south Florida is a little too hot for wool!

  27. Comment by Faeza — November 20, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

    I am new in knitting world. I have started to knit in early February this year. My first handmade was a clutch which was a birthday gift to a close friend. Then i have challenged myself to knit something new like bags, beanies, scarves and etc. I enjoy working with acrylics and cottons because of the weather here. Currently, I am knitting a baby boy pullover using an acrylics fiber as a gift to a friend. I really love and adore lace pattern. Hopefully someday I will make myself a lacy blouse. 🙂

  28. Comment by Robin J — November 26, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    I love the feel of wool in my fingers while knitting.

  29. Comment by Robin D — November 27, 2012 @ 6:50 am

    I love the satisfaction of the end product. I enjoy adding stitch patterns to things that I make.

  30. Comment by Carmen — November 27, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

    The repetition of knitting and crocheting is soothing – not to mention the feel of soft fibers in my hands.

  31. Comment by Alice Blumke — November 28, 2012 @ 3:02 am

    I love the feel of alpaca and alpaca blends. A bus driver commented on my knitting, he said it was awesome that we can take a pile of yarn and make something from it. I had never thought about knitting in that way, I have always enjoyed the act of knitting, and then you end up with a new something. How exciting is that?

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