I've moved! Free mitten pattern up for grabs!

As some of you know, I have recently moved house (into an actual house!) and so the unpacking and settling-in process has totally overtaken everything else. I'm trying to make time for knitting, but it's hard to justify sitting down when there's so much work to be done.

It's totally worth it though, since I am madly in love with my new place! It's an 85 year old 2.5 level with wonderful vintage features like a clawfoot bathtub and gorgeous register covers.

Irontail and Snugglebunny enjoying their new digs.

The dishwasher, while not a vintage feature, is nonetheless also ranking high on the "good things about the house" list.

So! To celebrate my big move into this treasure from the 1920s, I'd like to offer you a little something. You might recall Guardian (Ravelry link) the mitten I designed that was inspired by the Guardian Building in Detroit? I'm making the somewhat tenuous connection between the building and my house since they were both built during the same decade, and you get to reap the rewards!The Guardian mitten pattern comes in two different colourways, Building (orange and yellow with white and green) and Deco (black and cream with pastel accents.) Instructions are provided for making both mittens and fingerless gloves.

The first 25 people to comment here requesting the pattern will be sent a free copy! Please remember to leave your email address in the comment, or, if you don't feel comfortable doing that, send it to spillyjaneknits {at} gmail {dot} com. I solemnly swear that I will mostly likely promptly forget your email address entirely and that I will not abuse it in any way. All I want it for is to send 25 of you nice (and quick) people a free Art Deco mitten pattern.

Now I'd better go unpack something...

ETA: Oh wow, thanks so much everyone for the rapid repsonse! I'm sending out the patterns in smallish groups in between unpacking things (someone deliver me from all the boxes!)

There are still a few patterns up for grabs...and Nestra, if you're reading this, I need your email address so I can send you your copy of the pattern! ~j

32 comments:

MJ said...

I'd like a copy, please! :)
My email is heyyoitsmj@gmail.com

Heather said...

oooh what a lovely mitten! I would love the pattern!!

hlc2183[at]gmail[dot]com

Joansie said...

I'd love the free pattern! Please send to:

joanlovesknitting@gmail.com.

Much happiness to you in your new home.

Adriana said...

I can't wait to come visit you in your new house!!! I am very envious of your multiple bathrooms and your dishwasher.

Lintulai said...

Yes thank you, I'd like to get a copy of your gorgeus pattern! erakkoblogi[at]gmail[dot]com is my email. Thank you so much :) Very thoughtful!

nestra said...

I really want your clawfoot bathtub, but a mitten pattern would be cool too.

Lynn said...

That sounds fantastic! I would love a copy!

lynn dot chouw at gmail dot com

Thanks!!

cathie.harms@alaska.gov said...

Please, Please, I'd LOVE a copy of the pattern. Thanks so much!

C.Harms in Alaska

cathie.harms@alaska.gov

The Bon said...

I would love a copy!

Anonymous said...

That's so generous of you--I'd love a copy of your pattern too. You knit beautiful mittens!
wfordma-knit@yahoo.com

Michele said...

I would love a copy of the pattern. I also live in an old house built around 1920 but unfortunately no room in the kitchen for a dishwasher just me and my knitted dish cloths.
Michele
Gvilleknits@gmail.com

Bertha said...

I would also love a copy! Thanks Jane! berthacrowley at gmail.com

Hilde said...

Lovely =)

hkkl87[at]gmail[dot]com

Anne-GrannieAnnie said...

Please count me in:aleedham[at]verizon[dot] net. I fell into your mittens on Ravelry - you have a great imagination! Thank you

heliinä said...

You have the cutest mittens! I hope I get in for a free pattern ... it's great that you are offering it! Good luck on unpacking ;-)

Heliina
heliina@heliina.com

Aponi said...

I would love a copy!

hjaponi@yahoo.com

Enjoy your new home!

Presents said...

Ooh, I'd like one! presentsknits@gmail.com

JenniferB said...

Very beautiful!

Jennifer
jennanndavis@gmail.com

Brenda said...

Congrats on the new house. I'd love a copy of your mitten pattern.
bjhf at golden dot net

Meg said...

Free pattern from spillyjane!!! I would be so happy to receive one - I love your concepts. Margaret
m.gillan@comcast.net

Jennifer said...

These are beautiful mittens - I'd love a copy of the pattern: knitsaliving@gmail.com. Congrats on the new house.

pat j said...

WHAT CAN I SAY - JUST ONE MORE CREATIVE DESIGN--

- love them all

pat

Momo3Reds said...

Am I too late for the mitten pattern?! Ack!!! Oh- looks like I might be under the wire at 22 comments.

Welcome home Jane. May you get much joy from your new digs.

maitai said...

congrats! i'd love a copy :) thanks for sharing it with us!

Jeanne said...

Congrats on a new house! New to you that is. Old houses have character that's missing in the new ones.
Lovely mitten - I hope I made the cutoff. Thanks!

Liz said...

The mittens are so cool! I know I don't qualify anymore, but I just wanted to let you know that they are beautiful :)

unraveledgal said...

Truly beautiful....Congrats on your new digs!

grace said...

oh i'm too late. but your new place`sounds lovely,

Gina said...

I know I've missed the pattern but wanted to wish you luck in your new old home! I grew up in a beautiful old house that still had the old gas lights on the walls! Enjoy and have fun!!!
Gina

Ann said...

Congrats on your move. The new house sounds nice & all the best on unpacking.

littlebirdhouse said...

Somehow I only just discovered your patterns, and I love them (found and cast on for Heather's Mittens today). I'm sure all the free copies of this are taken, but I thought it couldn't hurt to ask just in case four months later... ahem. Anyway! I live in SE Michigan, near Detroit, so I think this design is particularly cool. I like the Deco colorway!

jeniac@gmail.com

stitchamiss said...

I am sure you have given out all of the free patterns by this point, but I love this pattern so much. I grew up in Detroit and I just lost my a mitten from my beloved pair of Mystery and Manners I just fished knitting this winter. But I look forward to this project.

But if you have any left, jbiehldesigns@gmail.com

Thank you so much and I love your work!