Monday, 14 November 2011

You're IT! Featuring Alana Dakos




Aplayfulday is kindly sponsored by Superknits, the home of super yarns for super knits. Please show your support for our playful friend by clicking on the link above- go on, spoil yourself!!!

Show notes:
Alana's blog, podcast and patterns can be found on her blog. 

Details of Coastal Knits by Hannah Fettig and Alana can be found here and this includes details of stockists.

To win a signed copy of the book, please leave a comment below, with your contact details, by 4th December 2011. I will try my best to produce a podcast over that weekend but may announce via the blog first so be sure to check back!

Songs:
Fly, Fly, Fly by Adrina Thorpe, available on Music Alley
Never Not Knitting theme song can be found on Alana's blog
Contact me at: aplayfulday@gmail.com
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38 comments:

roxy1364 said...

ooh, I'm first! Thanks for the bonus episode - you podcasting wonder you - and love the book. Wish it came in ebook format 'cause I like my knitting patterns on the iPad. However, since I doubt I will win (cause I'm first), I might just add it to my Christmas Wish List!

elliecat said...

Ooh wow I'm dying to get this book! I luuurve the Rocky Coast Cardigan and the Wildflower Cardigan. I'm Elliecat on Ravelry too xx

Estella said...

I would love to win this book! Such amazing patterns!

Fiolinn said...

Yay! Bonus podcast! Would very much like to win, I have my eyes on the Rocky coast cardi.. :) I am Fiolinn on Ravelry also.

Leah said...

Ah, the book looks gorgeous... Count me in! (notpanicking on ravelry)

lorraine said...

oooh bonus episode! the designs in this book are just lovely! i hope i win :) raineoc@yahoo.com

Rhian Drinkwater said...

I love the look of this book – would love to win it!

collegeknitting said...

Thanks for such a cool interview! And that book looks awesome, I would really love a chance to get my hands on it. I'm gnomesbeatfaeries on ravelry or you can contact me on my blog!

fridica said...

Great podcast! fridica on ravelry

Anita said...

Thanks for the extra podcast! Love the patterns in this book. I am Anitat on Ravelry

Georgiedean said...

I would love to win this book.
Ravelry id: georgiedean

Clare Carter said...

A bonus podcast with Alana, what more could we ask for. The coastal knits book is amazing, and it was really interesting to hear your interview with Alana and some more about her background. Thanks! (knitsforklipskaap on Rav)

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Such gorgeous patterns and a lovely interview

Anne said...

Thank you for your warm and inspiring podcast. It has been interesting from the first episode, the knitting, the adventures, the interviews and not the least your views on events in the UK as e.g. the riots, when you showed such understanding and empathy towards the less fortunate in our western society, and also got out yourself to help clean the stress. I really admired you in that moment.
Really also enjoyed the episode when you and your husband went to the market, giggled on my end too.
Oh, and I do like the new book Coastal Knits, the Gnarled Oak cardigan is on my someday wishlist together with yarn.
Take care,

Cecile said...

It was so nice to hear Alana Dakos! Thanks for organizing this interview and letting us know her a bit better. Her designs are so inspiring... Out of Coastal Knits, I love the Rustling Leaves Beret (I'm a sucker for hats!).

AnneLena said...

Love the podcast and really enjoyed hearing what Alana had to say.

AnneLena (Rav id)

Karen in Maine said...

Am enjoying every podcast episode and the interview with Alana was a treat. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your drawing. karen4 on ravelry.

Sandra said...

Another podcast from you that is a pleasure to listen to. I was very heartened that you said you couldnt crochet! Its nice to know that others have problems mastering techniques of one sort or another.
It was nice to get such background on the book and the interview was ace.
Hope you feel better soon.

CathWood said...

What a lovely surprise - a bonus episode!

Very enjoyable.

Would love to enter the draw.

cathwood on Ravelry

Bernadetta said...

Really enjoy your poscasts. Hope you're feeling better. Love Coastal Knits too. The designs are so relaxed and charming, just like Alana herself.

Bernadetta on Ravelry

dendiane said...

Love your podcast and your lovely accent! It keeps me coming back, plus your interview w/Alana was great as well. I don't have this book yet but I would love to!

MimiD said...

Thanks for the bonus episode! Good job on the interview. Thanks to you and Alana for the giveaway! MimiD on Ravelry

tangledknits said...

I just found your podcast and am SO glad I did! What a great interview with Alana! It was great to listen to! Thanks to Alana for the giveaway as well!

tangledknits [at] gmail [dot] com

TracyC611 said...

Lovely lovely knits from an inspirational team!

TracyC611 on Ravelry

SarahSunshine said...

I really enjoyed this interview - thanks to both of you. :)

Jennifer said...

I just found your podcast and really love it.I hope I win the book. I love that too!

Elseline said...

Really enjoyed this episode. The book is gorgeous.
Pantoffels - Ravelry

ikkinlala said...

Loved the interview!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Catalina said...

This is such a beautiful book!

Susan said...

The more I see Alana's Gnarled Oak Cardigan the more I see myself in it. I guess I better ramp up the search for the necessary yarn.

I enjoyed your interview with Alanna. It is interesting to hear about the publishing process with a physically remote collaborator.

moiraeknits said...

Loved this podcast, and I am definitely eyeing the book for purchase. Isn't it amazing what we can do virtually these days?

artohline said...

Love you podcast! I've been listening since the first episode and I adore how you keep things playful! And of course, since I'm a silly American, your accent is the icing on the cake! Also, Alana's patterns are just spectacular, and this book looks amazing! Thanks for interviewing her. :-)

Rachel said...

OOhh awesome bonus episode, thanks for offering a awesome giveaway xx

KatieB said...

Thank you for this interview.

My husband and I took a road trip in the fall to the part of the Central Coast which inspired this book. Hearing so much about it in advance and then taking hikes in the places which are depicted in Alana's projects was quite surreal.

Now off to listen to more of YOUR back episodes here.

Tara said...

Fantastic interview! I was so sad when Alana announced that she may or may not return to podcasting, so I'm soaking up every interview she does. And thank you for the giveaway! I feel like I'm one of the last knitters on earth to get this book, and I'd love to win it. Love both Alana's and Hannah's style aesthetics.

I'm chavahsdaughter on Ravelry.

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

I enjoyed your interview with Alana. Winning the book would be the cherry on the top. I flipped through the book at my LYS and would be very happy to have it on my shelf.

she knits said...

I love your podcast and it is so nice to listen to Alana again :)
i would love to win a copy of the book, Thanks for a great giveaway and for helping me find your podcast and blog :0)
Love Mel
womaninashoe on ravelry

cmflame said...

I missed this when it was first posted! Thank you for interviewing Alana, you had different questions then some other interviewers and it was great to hear more from her. And so much fun to hear her 'theme' music again!