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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day 4 Knook Blog & Facebook Tour

{Our very own Leisure Arts Knit & Crochet Director Lindsay Glenn is our guest blogger today for Day 4 of the Knook Blog & Facebook Tour!}

Lights, Camera, Action…

Happy Knookday! For those of you I haven’t yet been introduced to, my name is Lindsay Glenn, and I’m the Director of Knit, Crochet, and now Knooking at Leisure Arts.

The Knook is our latest and greatest. Just think?! Now you can knit with a crochet hook!! It’s a great tool for everyone…knitters…crocheters…and newbies to the craft scene, too!

We’ve been very busy picking great new projects to showcase the Knook—like these drink cozies. You can support your favorite team with these cuties. I did! Let’s just say I picked the colors (go Pearson Panthers…and Gilbert Yellowjackets...I threw in the Packers for all the Green Bay fans….heheh).

and these…

Who doesn’t have a little someone in their life to whip up these leg warmers for?? Shootie.

We’ve also been working hard to film video content to support our patterns and all the fancy knitting techniques.

This is our camera. Very technical.

That’s me (in the specs…or lensies) and Sarah Green. Sarah’s one of our knit and crochet writers and tech editors. Very smart and very spunky. We’re waiting to film the intro and checking out my mani (I think she approves).

This is Katherine Laughlin—our “Girl Friday”. Need I say more?

This is Mark Hawkins, our camera guy. He’s upside down and very, very patient with us (did I say very?). This is what he really looks like:

Okay seriously, this is him.

Yeah…it may all look like fun and games, but it’s really hard work. See?

I’m not sure what Sarah’s doing here, but she seems quite focused.

I’m smiling while I’m swatching (I’m a multi-tasker). Sometimes I sing, too, “I’d like to teach the world to Knook, and make some cutie things…” We are working furiously though, as usual.

Here’s the part where I give you a little sneak peek at some of the new techniques you’ll learn in our next videos.

Ohhhooohhhh…….

Ahhhhahhhhahhhhh…..

And now, for the good stuff—the GIVEAWAY. Yay! We are giving away two Knook kits! Whoohoo!

To enter, leave a comment below with your favorite pet’s name.

Like this:

“This is Lindsay from Little Rock, and my dog’s name is Winnie Mandela Rockefeller Esmerelda Glenn.”

Yep, that’s really her name, but we just call her “Winnie” for short.

We will announce the winners at the end of the tour. If you just can’t wait, then head over to your local WalMart and pick up a Knook (if you haven’t already). Then, stop by our website at LeisureArts.com and click on “The Knook” for more fabulous patterns and instructional demos. See you there!

52 comments:

  1. Hi im Becky and my dog is Bandit. I love the new swatches with the new stitches. Please keep making patterns!!!

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  2. Deneen from New Jersey, my favorite pet's name is Michael, but since he's my husband, I'll give you my cats name: Kitters. He "found" us and was the only thing he would respond to after weeks of several names.

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  3. I'm Karen from Texas and I have 2 favorites. 3lb Daisy and 95lb Duke. Don't forget to make some patterns for the animals..I'm sorry, 4 legged children.

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  4. Hi I am Mary & my favorite pet name is Kissa da Kwazy Kat!! Kissa means CAT in Finnish. I married a Finlander so you know who named our kwazy sweet fur baby lol. When I win a Knook.. I can go Kwazy Knooking!!
    I cant wait to learn this new Knangled way of Krocheting & Kniting.

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  5. I'm Nadine and I currently live near Charlotte, NC and my cat's name is Baby. She, like all the other cats we've had is a rescue.

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  6. I'm Carol from Minnesota, my dog's name is Alexis, we call her "Lexi".

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  7. Hi, I'm Cheryl from Little Rock and I can't win a knook because I work at Leisure Arts too (waving) but I've already got one (posting tomorrow on my blog) but I can't be left out of any dog discussion because I'm like that and so my dog's name is Jack or Jumping Jack or Jack Attack or Jump Back Jack or Black Jack or...


    PS Good job with the post, Lindsay!

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  8. This is Jenny from Frisco, TX and my dog’s name is "Maggie". The children call her "Maggie Moo". She answers whenever she feels like it. Why? Because she's old, and she doesn't know that she's the dog. :)

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  10. Hi, I'm Eva from Halmstad, Sweden.
    I have a dog her name is Tass.
    You can visit my blogg and se Tass and my crafting.
    http://evaihalmstad.blogspot.com
    =)
    Sorry my english

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  11. Hi, I'm Melissa from North Carolina and Drusilla and Daphne are my kitties. Drusilla is named after the female vampire on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Daphne after the character on Scooby Doo. Their names fit them perfectly. :)

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  12. Hello from Traverse City, Michigan! I'm Argean and my super awesome Boston Terrier's name is Spudsworth Baird, the First! :)

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  13. Hi!, I am Teresa from Florence, Alabama, my dog is a Jack Russell Terrier, named Sparky Joe, I called him "Joe" for short. He is 9 years old.

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  14. I had a Knook but my Dog Maxwell Atticus. Or Max ate it.

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  15. Hi! I am Joanna in Philadelphia... I live with two wacky/wonderful miniature poodles:
    Mr. Jubal & Miss Tallulah.

    Both dogs were adopted from shelters. And both are worse than cats about getting tangled up in my yarn projects!

    I cant wait to try knooking -- and hope you develop some furbaby patterns! :-)

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  16. this is Nancilee from San Antonio TX : my favorite dog is 'DixieBelle ',our adopted Southern Belle who masquerades as a Catahoula.

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  17. Hello! This is Krista from Commerce, Michigan: my favorite pets are "Anton", my 9 pound cat who was never afraid of my husband's dog, "Sambuca" (Sami for short), a 77 pound Rotweiler-Chow mix.

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  18. This is Kelly from Mill City, Oregon...My favorite dog was Rocky. The smartest dog we have ever had, who could sneeze on command. He was 11 years old when he passed away. We miss him.

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  19. Marny here in Vista, CA - my favs are gone but Saint Bernard was Hughie, a 200+ lbs. real mush; dear kitty named Jell-O who was the boss; and Pyewacket - kitty galore, who was understudy to Tiger who played Pywacket in 'Bell, Book and Candle.'

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  20. This is Carmen from Wisconsin (Go Pack!), and my dog’s name is Charlie. He's a very old Basset / Springer mix.

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  21. Jonna from Minnesota here wishing for a Knook kit. And my favorite pet's name is Blue who would LOVE me to learn how to Knook and make him more kitty afghans.

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  22. Kitten from San Francisco, CA. My favorite pet was my last, and unfortunately I had Sgt. Joe Universe of Space Force DownUnderLand (Aussie shepard) for less than a year before I had to give him away, when I moved into a no-pets apartment. He went to a good family with kids and lots of room, which was better for him. I'm loving all these wonderful stories and names.

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  23. Max Robinson from Seattle, WA. Today my favorite pet is Oscar, our African Grey Parrot, because he's been giving me such sweet looks lately. Tomorrow it might be our cat Emma--a female red tabby, which is pretty uncommon--or our male Eclectus parrot, Tiko, who is bright green with a candy-corn color beak. Since it has a "tail", I'm sure Emma would like playing with a knook almost as much as I would!!!

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  25. This is Nicky from Wasilla Alaska,My Favorite pet is like asking which is my favorite kid! so I give you their names Bo, Chloe, Ollie (dogs) Max, Hunter and Cuddles (cats). Then there are the three kids!

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  26. I'm Karen from Seattle, WA. I can't pick one pet, because I have two little cock-a-poos. It would be like picking your favorite child. The male is Rusty (sometimes referred to as Rusty Michael or Rustiferous) and the female is Holly (referred to as Girby or Holly Mogolly).

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  27. This is Shaw from Savannah, and my favorite dog’s name is Sir Baron Munchowser Jones.

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  28. I'm posting this comment for Gail 'cause she's having problems with it. Gail wants to say:
    Hi Lindsay! I am Gail E, from Tifton, Georgia. We have four rescue cats, Lucy Liu, Lady Liu, Nattie, and Flower. Lady is my favorite because she is super sweet, patient, gentle and loving. Lucy's nick-name is QB1 (short for Queen Bi**h #1. Nattie had been so badly abused when we found her that she has never learned to give or accept affection normally, but she does the best she can and is a very sweet and loving cat. Flower, our only boy, is a darling gentleman who is a big tough guy who is super gentle with the girls.

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  29. Hi!!

    I am Abby from Atlanta, and my cat's name is Karena Bambina... Course, if you call her by her full name, she runs for the hills, because she KNOWS she in trouble! :p Karena likes to help me in my craft projects.. (She calls it help, I call it chasing after many balls of yarn.)

    Thanks for this contest!

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  30. I'm Gayle from Coolidge,Texas and my favorite pets name is Abby. She is a rescue dog and is a terrific companion

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  31. Hi! My name is Carlie and my favorite pet's name is Nubbin...the sweetest dog in the world.

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  32. Hi,I'm Melody from Richmond. I don't have a pet now. But I had a pet as child and his name was Tweety.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Have been wanting to learn how to knook after reading some great reviews and patterns.. The Walmarts arnd my area have not stocked it yet.. My name is Preeti from Irvine, CA & my fav pets name is Goolu Moolu

    preetipramanik@gmail.com

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  34. I'm Sharon from McKinney Tx and my pups are named Jack and Sally from Nightmare before Christmas. They are a couple of sweet rescue dogs!

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  35. Oooooo, cables. I'm Anne from Springdale, AR. My two dogs are Amy and Bonnie.

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  36. Hi, I'm Debbie from Prince George BC (Canada). My dog's name is Mr. Waddlesworth!

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  37. This is Karen from Cary, NC and my favorite pet was Winkle - RIP. I have pets now, but she'll always be remembered as my baby. By the way - I love the experiments you did with the Knook!!! I can't wait to try it for myself!

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  38. This is Maggi from North Carolina and my cat's name is Crickette. I had to French-up the spelling of course. lol

    I've GOT to get one of these, I need to make those leg warmers for my girls!!!

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  39. The cables look wonderful.
    I'm Alicia from Massachusetts and my dog is named Oscar.

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  40. Hey, I recognize that room! And, I recognize those people. I was just there a month ago. How fun to see everyone again. :-)

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  41. I enjoyed your entry for Day 4. It is interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes. Love the cables. I'm excited to start a project with the Knook.

    My Doberman was Schatzy (German for Sweetie), she passed away but is still very dear to me.

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  42. Hello from Kentucky. My name is Barbara and I share my home with a welsh terrier named MacMuggins. He loves to curl up next to me while I knit, crochet and hopefully soon to Knook.

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  43. Hi my name is Debbie. I am from NYC. I would love to win a Knook as we do not have Walmart's in NYC. I have two pet frogs and their names are Morton and Tad. van61822@yahoo.com

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  44. Hi my name is Eva and I´m from Stäket, Sweden. It´s a bit hard to choose a favourite pet´s name. My wonderful yorkie Ruff passed away two days ago :( and I also have a spanish adopted terrier called Rocky. He´s adorable!!

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  45. You asked for my favorites pets name. I can't pick just one (It's like having a favorite child)My pets names are Hemi, Nunzio, Gracy, Lucy, Murtie and Cee Cee.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  46. Hi! I'm Debi from Virginia. I have 4 dogs and would be hard pressed to choose a favorite, so here are all four.... Chloe, Reilly, Keegan and Delaney.

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  47. My kitty is Mouse. When we first saw him, we thought he was a mouse. We figure he was 2-3 hours old. DH's kitty is Worm. Worm wormed our way into our hearts and if you have one cat with a dumb name, you might as well have two cats with dumb names.

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  48. Is there a way to do PDFs to accompany the videos? It would be handy to print out the info and be able to carry it with me.

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  49. I'm Lareina and would love a knook to knit some toys for my kitties, Isis and Callisto!

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  50. Hi! This is Patricia Rodriguez and I have a cat named Nancy. And she loves to sit on my projects!

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  51. Hi, my name is Sharmeen, and my cat's name is Big Cat [her twin sister's name was Little Cat].

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  52. This is Tracey in Florida and my childhood pet was a mutt named Pupstar...

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