Saturday, 9 July 2016

Celebrate With Me

 
I feel like celebrating !  
 
This morning by blog statistics showed that I had reached 5 million page views!
 
 
When I began this journey I never expected to reach anything like this number
 
So I really want to say a huge thank you to those of you who have been kind enough to leave me nice comments and messages along the way!
 
I really do appreciate it.
 
I have made many on-line friends and followers :)
And you inspire me to keep going .......
 
 
 
I have now written and shared 225 free patterns on this blog.
 
The easiest way to see them all is on my ravelry pages ~
 
 
I also have a little 'pattern store' there too, with 11 'pay for' patterns
 
 

A little over a year ago I set up a group page on facebook
 so that I could stay in contact with you all more easily.
There are now over 5,500 members. Phenomenal!
I must say how much I love seeing all your photos of your 'makes' using my patterns.
It really does bring me joy every day.
 
 
 
SO - TO CELEBRATE ........
 
I am going to give away a MYSTERY PARCEL !
 
 
 
If you would like to be in with a chance to win this free draw
then all you have to do is
leave me a comment below telling me which of my patterns is your personal favourite.
That's it! I will get someone to 'pull the name out of a hat'.
Good luck and thanks again!
 

                                                         Marianna

 
 


118 comments :

  1. It's very, very hard to narrow it down but I think the baby Hug Boots pattern just about shades it for me!

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  2. Karen Paget. I like the all in one top. So many different designs you can do with it.

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  3. I like the Meadow Sweet Baby Dress.So different.

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  4. So many lovely ones to choose from ... but my favorite would be the all-in-one baby top. Thank you Marion <3 :)

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  5. My favourite is Top Down All-in-One Romper Suit although all of the outfits as too cute for words.

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  6. I just love the Babbity set, but Jack and Jill has to be a close second :)

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  7. Even though they all are my favorites lol I would have to say the all in one baby top as it is the first top pattern that I ever knitted, it was so easy! :)

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  8. I like the Dexter top, it's so easy to make and looks so cute on x

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  9. My favorite is the All in one tops. They make a stunning gift for little ones. Penny Gillespie

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  10. For me it has to be the whole set of Little Babbity, I've made it so many times in all sizes. It's an absolute pleasure to make and always looks lovely regardless of colour or size xx

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  11. I love the top down with matching hat and dress. I have made so many now can almost knit it from memory and am sure lots of preemie babies are enjoying them too. Keep up the good work 😊😊😊

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  12. My favourite has to be the all-in-one top simply because it was the first Marianna pattern I did and I always think of it as your signature pattern. However I love them all, so many thanks Marion. xx

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  13. Top down cardigans and hugg boots xx

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  14. I like the Babbity cardie. I've just done a set in blue random and another in pink spot yarn. Suitable for both genders.

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  15. I Love Your Blog and Facebook Page and Love the Babbity Set.....Thank you for Sharing Your Awesome Patterns...xx

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  16. Love them all, but I will narrow it down to the H'ugg booties. Tjankls so much for your daily generosity!

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  17. Would love the Dewdrop ideal for our Neonatal Babies. ..thankyou Marion for all your work & patterns Best regards Margaret Luff

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  18. Personally I love the top down patterns and the romper and dress pattern .But mostly I love that you share them and allow us to share and make them our own and inspire the masses to get creative.

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  19. my favourite at the moment is the CHARLIE one ,but it does change from time to time love all your patterns for the premmie babes as I can give a nice selection to the neo natal unit I knie for.

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  20. The patterns are all wonderful and it's difficult to choose but for me it has to be Babbity, in whichever size. Xx

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  21. I love all, but I always go back to the all in one top , perfect for a little extra warmth over a babygro and love that it takes so little knitting and dreaded sewing up :)

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  22. Travice Stalpleton. Ah! That is so hard to decide! I think one pattern that will always be dear to my heart is the Dexter slip over. It's the first piece of real clothing I ever knitted.

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  23. I love this page . ♥
    I want this all-in-one-knitted-baby-top knitting

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  24. I love all of your designs but the babbity set is my favourite. I can't count the number of times I have had your designs on my pins!

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  25. All your patterns are stunning and you are so generous to share them with us! You deserve every success and more that comes your way! I love all your patterns...until now my favourite has been the ever faithful all in one cardi, but I'm currently making the babbity and I think it may be overtaking! Much love xx

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  26. I think it has to be the top down all in one cardi. I've made so many of them. So easy to follow the pattern & so many sizes
    Thank you so much x

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  27. I've made three of your little All in One tops so I'd say that one is my favourite. Thank you for your patterns x

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  28. Jack & Jill is my all time favourite x

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  29. My favourite pattern is the Babbity set.
    Always look forward to having a go at your new patterns x

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  30. My favourite pattern is the all in one baby top....probably because it's the first pattern that I tried (in a premmie size) It knits so well, as do all of your patterns and they're so easy to follow even for a novice ☺️

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  31. Charlie is my favourite, so quick to knit. love it thanks ! X

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  32. I love all your patterns but the all in one baby cardigan is the one I get back to all the time, so versatile and soo cute.

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  33. The all in one is my favourite. As a newbie knitter it was the first pattern that I was able to follow to completion. X

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  34. Your blog is always my go-to when I need a gift for a new baby. Love the bibi and babbity jackets and hats and have done so many different ones from your patterns. This year for Lent, rather than give up chocolate or something else, I knitted your preemie hats to donate to the local hospital preemie unit. Also did them when my cousin lost their son who was born at 25 weeks. I donated those to the hospital unit where Liam lived his 15 days. Thank you for writing and sharing such wonderful and easy to follow patterns.

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  35. I think it has to be the All in One top, absolutely love it xx

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  36. The top down cardy/romper suit are so lovely to knit.

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  37. Hi Marianne, after joining your lovely friendly knitting group .... I have started adoring the knitting n the yarns. they have become part n parcel of my daily [50+]life. your encouraging remarks, other members'helping nature, n the creations have boosted my energy. thank u verymuch.
    I never thought that I could knit a pair of socks so my favorite is always HUgg boots., which I could do so easily with ur help/pattern.

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  38. It's hard to choose only one but if you force me to.... Babbity set would be. I'm doing for my twins. They will be arrive in 5 weeks!!

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  39. Love the Jasmine patterns.hat,cardigan and blanket.so easy to follow and great results

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  40. Personally my favourite pattern is all of them lol but I do love your tansy pattern

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  41. Babbity for me too! Have returned to this one again and again and I love it! Have made several sizes in different colours and I don't think I will ever tire of it. I like so many of your patterns Marion, thank you so much xx

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  42. I love the all in one Cardigan and rompers and hats ohh I love them all xx
    Thank u xx

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  43. Thank you for all your super cute patterns! I love the Top Down Baby Jacket! Super Cute and Easy!

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  44. Ooooo just one is hard I love them all but the one that jumps on my needles is the top down romper

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  45. Love your cardigans and Ugg boottees.

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  46. I think my all time favourite is the Babbity set. Especially straight forward when I need to knit something quickly as a last minute gift.

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  47. Love them all you are so talented! Right now I am obsessed with the Hugg Boots!

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  48. Very hard to choose but I think the Jack and Jill cardy. I know I keep saying it but I can't thank you enough for ALL your lovely patterns Donna Range

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  49. My absolute favorite is the all in one cardigan with long sleeves!
    Jacqueline Aubut

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  50. it's the
    Perfect Top Down Baby Jacket.

    It was the first pattern of yours I've made and the first baby cardigan for my little girl. Love it!

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  51. I really like the Barclay cardigan - I've made it several times. Thanks for all the work you do!

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  52. It's hard to choose but I particularly love the Babbity set x Thank you

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  53. Its a hard choice but i think for me its the Carla Baby cape, thank you xx

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  54. Babbity jacket is my ultimate fav pattern ❤️💜💚💙

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  55. Wow, that is such a hard question to answer! After much thought, I would have to say the Hugg Boots. I would like to personally Thank You So Much for sharing your awesome patterns for all of us to enjoy!

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  56. Jack 'n' Jill, it is simple but very effective and works equally for boys or girls. You must have helped clothe hundreds of babies, thank you for sharing your patterns - I would never have stuck with knitting 'traditional' patterns that need sewing up! x

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  57. I love love all your patterns there amazing if it wasn't for you I most likely wouldn't be knitting. Due to not be able to follow instructions. But your are simple and so effective. My personal favourite is the Charlie cardigan

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  58. My favourite is the hugg boots so versatile x

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  59. I love them all but I think Valentine and the Hugg boots are my run away favourites!! I knit these for my daughters craft stall at the church fayres (all proceedes to the church!) They are much admired by all and very popular!

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  60. Thanks to you I have given up smoking now for 16 weeks I found your blog and my needles started working and I love working from your patterns, then I found your face book page and have smiled and laughed And been inspired so thank you very much for giving my hands somethings to do instead of those yucky fags , and for finding new friends on face book

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  61. Ps I love your ugg boots

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  62. Oh wow how do I choose a favourite? I learned to knit with your all in one top and your easy booties are my go to pattern. I tend to change my mind with my moods lol but my favourite at the moment is the jack and Jill set

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  63. I thought you said it was easy! It's so hard to pick just one, but seeing as I am pushed into a corner, I will say the pretty little All-in-One top down cardi. It's just so adorable and a joy to knit. Thank you for them all and congratulations on all your success.

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  64. I love the top down dress as it's so adaptable with the meadow sweet a very close second although love all your patterns so easy to follow thank you Marion for your time and effort.

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  65. I love all your patterns and so enjoyed knitting the all in one top down cardi. So easy and so pretty. Thank you for all your creations and hard work.

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  66. Love all the top down patterns only cos not much sewing but my favourite is charlie pattern x as newish knitter easy to follow x

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  67. my favorite changes everytime i start a new pattern knitted most of them the pay for ones are very nice too thanks for sharing your hard work with us all xxxxxxxx

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  68. Higgs Boots as they are so quick, closely followed by All In One tops. Gail Bigglestone

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  69. Mine has to be the Lazy Daisy knitted all in one top down. It looks so different in all the various wools available

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    1. Don't know why I have come up as unknown my name is Frances Gale

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  70. I have to say I love the 'All in one' outfit/s. So many variations and this is the one I have made the most of.

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  71. I like the Meadow sweet Baby dress, although I love them all.

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  72. I love the Kinzi Romper especially as there are so many lovely yarns around nowadays to make it unique and unisex

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  73. all in one is my favourite ty for sharing xx

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  74. The all in one top down cardigan is my favourite.

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  75. Love all your patterns but my favs are the Jack and Jill cardi and love your Ugg boots x

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  76. I Love the Dexter, this is my fav, but love all your patterns.

    Janette Binns

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  77. My favourite is the All-in-One Romper Suit

    Marnie Wheelwright

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  78. Marion, your patterns are lovely to follow but favourite is definitely the original top down car die closely followed by the babbity set x thank you for sharing your pattern skills with us x Shirley Drummond

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  79. i just adore your ruffled rosie set. i am knitting it for the second time now. thank you so much for your patterns and your lovely FB group.

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  80. I love tbe all in one girls cardigan.. I love so many of your patterns

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  81. Very hard to just pick one but I love the Babbity cardigan

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  82. 5 mil views, wowser -- Congratulations!!
    My fav project of yours it the Girl's All-in-One Sleeveless Top in the DK weight, I'm currently finishing something else so I can knit one up for my daughter because it's so cold down here in right now! (I'm in Tasmania, Australia)

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  83. I like all of your patterns that I have tried but my favourite would have to be the All-in One-Baby Cardigan. I'm not a great knitter but find that I can manage your patterns because of the way you write out each row. Thank you for all the work you do and your kindness in sharing your patterns. Xox

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  84. all your patterns are great I love the pants pattern and also all your help when asked nothing seems to hard for you and because of you I am now knitting for charity which i never thought of doing.

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  85. I lovLove all your patterns but my favourites are the all in 1 baby dress and dew drop cardigan.

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  86. I think my favourite is the Starting Out dress, closely followed by the Kinzi romper. Congratulations on the 5,000,000 page views - that's a tremendous achievement!

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  87. Wow, what a lot of comments. I have just queued your Charlie Baby Blanket, so it is my new favourite. I'm always looking for interesting blanket patterns. I started a different one this week. But your Charlie is next on my list.

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  88. It has to be your All-in-one top. What a fabulously clever, easy pattern for such an adorable & versatile design! All of your patterns are lovely...and your generosity in sharing these special works makes them more special! Thank you & congratulations on your latest achievement!

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  89. I'm really into crochet at the moment, so I love the Just Peachy crochet cardigan.
    Thank you for all the lovely patterns :) x

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  90. my comment has disappeared ! lol - I love all your patterns but particularly the cardigans - being so easy they have given me the opportunity and confidence to do a cardigan for the charities I support - without these patterns cardigans were out of my reach - all that picking up button bands, sewing fronts, backs sleeves all seperately ..... eeekkk - so we would have to start with your famous Top Down Lazy Daisy xx followed by your Babbity - THANK YOU for your immense generosity xx

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  91. Congratulations wow that's quite an achievement! All your patterns are lovely and you are so very generous to share them with us for free. :) xxx

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  92. Herzlichen Glückwunsch!! Ich liebe alle Deine Anleitungen. Mein Favorit ist All-In-One Sleeveless Baby Top. Liebe Grüße Ute

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  93. Hi Marianna, I wont choose a pattern as I live out of your country but had to pass a comment, ALL your patterns are favourites of mine, I have knitted so many of them many times over. Congratulations on reaching 5 million viewers and I wish you many more as you always go the extra mile for us knitters by giving us free patterns, as I cannot buy patterns from overseas because of the foreign exchange it puts the patterns far out of my financial reach. So in closing I pray you go from strength to strength and THANK YOU.

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    1. I have entered your name Maryann :) Wonderful to know that you are still enjoying my patterns x

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  94. Congrats on 5 million page views! I love your blog! Your Valentina baby jacket is my favorite pattern!

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  95. Congratulations on 5 million page views. I love all your cardigans as I don't have any of that fiddly picking up stitches business. My favourites would be the Barclay and the Max/Maxine. Xxx Here is to many more views.

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  96. Congratulations. I've just started knitting for premature babies and your patterns have been great. I'd have to say the little babbities premature baby set is my favourite as that is the first set I've ever completed.

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  97. I found your designs on Ravelry and I want to thank you for generously sharing all of your patterns! I am very new to knitting and I am very interested in trying your easy to follow patterns. The "Starting Out" pattern seems like it would be perfect for me!

    Congratulations on your success and for helping all of us on our knitting journey.
    SheilaC

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  98. Firstly congratulations, it's not surprising with your beautiful patterns.. My favourite is all in one top.. As a novice knitter I was thrilled I had had actual made something which looked fab.. Then that's all down to your for your easy to follow patterns.. So thank you again for your wonderful & fabulous patterns

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  99. I love them all but do really like the new Carla pattern, thank you for all your patterns
    & helpo you give us all.

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  100. Congratulations, dear Marianna! ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ No wonder that the page views are exploding, your blog is a real treasure chest for cute and easy patterns. Thanks, thanks, thanks! And thanks as well for the give-away, so nice of you. I will try my luck, it's so exciting what could be in the magic box ;-). My favorite pattern: Really Easy Garter Stitch Booties, closely followed by the Charlie Baby Blanket. Thanks for all your work ♥
    Nata xxx

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  101. I love all of your patterns but as I have 7 boys, I would say that the Barclay is my favorite.

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  102. I do love all your patterns and always check back for new stuff but have to say meadow sweet baby dress is my favourite pattern!

    Thank you for all your continued hard work and generous sharing
    Xxx

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  103. i have made your basic baby hat pattern with a knitted flower. I ordered the candy stripe yarn in the grape color and used that for the hats. It matches the snuggle blankets I made for my daughter"s baby that is due any day now. I made 2 hats using the pattern, one for a girl and one for a boy as this baby will the a surprise!
    Thank you for the give a way. I hope I win!

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    1. Patti - YOU ARE THE WINNER of this free give away! I have no idea who you are - please contact me so that I can send you the MYSTERY PARCEL. Congratulations. M

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  104. My favorite pattern is the Meadowsweet dress.

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  105. There are far too many beautiful patterns to choose just one, I have knitted 7 of your patterns up to now and I hope to knit many more. angie griffith.

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  106. It is so hard to choose but maybe Tansy for girls and Max Cable for boys, but then there are the Hugg boots

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  107. I have made a few of your all in one, but it is hard to pick a favorite since all of your patterns are wonderful.
    It is very kind of you to share all of your wonderful patterns with so many of us.
    Thank you

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  108. So far I have only made your Huggs boots easy and quick. I am going to try other patterns but I do like the huggs quick easy and fast plus my best friend loved the ones I made for her son

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  109. Love them all, so it's a difficult one to call, top down, babity, chemo hat, huggs, meadow sweet, arghh I can't decide, so will stick with all of them X

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  110. Has to be the babity set for me, easy to knit and so modern looking and adaptable x

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  111. A winner has now been chosen :) Well done Patti . Congratulations.
    Do please contact me so that I can send you the Mystery Parcel.
    And a big thank you to all of you who took part. I loved hearing from you about your favourites. M x

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