My little sewing blog is not even a month old yet, but this year I get to play with all the big guys and participate in the annual event at My Happy Sewing Place, Sew Grateful Week 2014 Giveaways Link Party!


I hope I am not breaking any rules, but my giveaway turned out to be a knitting giveaway. I am offering a Summer 2008 VERENA issue with a bunch of knitting patterns and designs. If you never heard of it, Verena is published by Burda in a variety of languages and is a pretty popular edition in Europe.


Magazine is done in a similar fashion as BurdaStyle magazine but with knitting patterns. The cover above gives you some idea about what to expect. There is a page with symbols and abbreviations included (which would be very important for a beginner like me!).


In the beginning of this issue you can find index spread with all patterns that come with it, very similar to the international edition of BurdaStyle. Here is index page along with a couple of sample pages from this magazine (those are not the best and not even my favorite, I just wanted to give you an idea about styling).



Kids and Plus sizes too!



I am not a very experienced knitter so I cannot vote for the quality of the instructions that accompany every pattern, but … I am giving it away for nothing, free. šŸ™‚ If you do know how to knit or if you are interested in learning, you can’t lose by winning this giveaway. All you have to do is comment below and make sure to check MaZeLiving on March 3rd to see if you won. Let me know if you follow my blog, and I will double your chances (there might be some future giveaways, and I promise they will be sewing related!). If you win and you have some sort of postal service where you live, I will ship it to you. Giveaway is open until March 2nd, midnight (CST).

Good luck!





    1. I know what you mean, Anne. So far I have mastered hats and scarves, and my family is kind enough to wear my beginner’s attempts at this craft. Thank you for entering the drawing!

  1. I got one of those magazines once, and they had some great designs!

    Also wanted to let you know that I did get the entry–I just have to moderate comments because the spambots love me, which is why it didn’t show up right away. So you’re good. šŸ™‚

  2. I know nothing when it comes to fashion but I like your style, attention to detail, and your blog is well written and entertaining. Kudos!

  3. Thanks MaZe it’s lovely, but knitting & I’ve come to an agreement & we shall stay apart for now šŸ˜‰ So, please don’t enter me as I won’t do it justice!

  4. I can’t even handle all the nautical excellence on display there. I only came across your blog through this giveaway, but the projects you do are so stylish, I’m following you now!


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