Saturday, May 12, 2007

And the Blog Winners Are...

This is Cookie A's design....and the overall winner of my blog contest, almost twice as many votes as the other socks in her collection. And, of course, Cookie's patterns are ALL beautiful!

I've never hosted a blog contest before, and ALL of the entries were appreciated greatly....each and every tidbit of college advice was read by my son, and I think he's impressed by the wisdom and humor in each entry.

I personally also thank each of you for your sock pattern suggestions. I WILL probably knit all of Cookie's patterns...sometime. :) Since Twisted Flower is the overall winner...I chose those entries, and then since ALL entries were so wonderful, I had to use the random number generator to choose a winner from the Twisted Flower entries.


Twisted Flower is the winner, and from the entries....the winner is... Heidi!

Soon-to-be-College-Boy chose as his winning entry for college... Poops!

Thanks for being patient! Happy Mother's Day, and Happy Knitting! Heidi and Poops, please email me at with your mailing address, and I'll get your yarn goodies out to you this week.

I'll post pictures of progress on Twisted Flower when I get started. Thanks again!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

A Week Already!!!

Oh much to do and write, so little time...a whole week has passed...we have final rehearsals for the homeschool high school drama production of "I Remember Mama", which is scheduled to play this Friday and Saturday, and being "Prop Mom", I'm a WEE BIT overwhelmed with final prop rehearsals, settings, I won't be on here till Saturday, most likely! I have sock pics, new yarns, etc. to share...but they will have to wait.

Contest News: My son and I have YET to choose the 2 contest winners for the blog contest that ended this past Monday. Winners WILL BE POSTED HERE BY SATURDAY, NOON EST! :)

Knit On, Friends!

Monday, May 7, 2007

SuperSoxBoxSwap Questionnaire

Super Sox Box Swap Questionnaire:

1.What are your favorite colors? What colors make you cringe? I like jewel toned colors...blues, reds,pinks, coffee colored yarns, and most anything besides neon and pastels. :) I like varigated, solid and handpainted colorways.
2.Are you a new sock knitter? How long have you been knitting socks? Sock knitter for 6 months, on 6th pair...currently on 2nd pair of monkey socks for a swap. Cookie A's Twisted Flower socks are next!
3.Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn? Either...they all have their uses!
4.What fibers do you prefer in sock yarn? Wool or wool blends, Tofutsies, bamboo..
5.Where do you usually knit socks? In my "Mom's Chair" in the living room, or in bed... or at the homeschool group twice a week...after church while fellowshipping...everywhere.
6.How do you usually carry/store small projects? small project bags made by Jennifer at
7.What are your favorite sock knitting patterns? Any favorite designers? Cookie A, Interweave Knits, Ann Budd...
8.What are your favorite sock knitting techniques? dpn, cuff down
9.What new techniques would you like to try? knitting with circulars and toe up
10.Do you prefer circulars or dpns for sock knitting? wooden dpns
11.What are some of your favorite yarns? STR (Blue Moon Fiber Arts), Cherry Tree Hill, Anne Shaffer, Lorna's Laces...
12.What yarn do you adore and yearn for? What yarn makes you happiest? I like any fingering weight sock yarns! I have quite a bit of self striping already. :) All sock yarn makes me happy!
13.Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object? All of Cookie A's patterns.
14.Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)? bamboo, rosewood. I have Addis to try, but haven't tried them for socks...yet.

If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be? Wool blend, Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn in "Java" colorway.
Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack? Sweet or salty? Milk Chocolate with Raspberries, Swedish Fish, chocolate covered Altoid mints, Nonni's biscotti.
Do you collect anything? sock yarn, interesting large buttons for felted bags.
What is your favorite scent? Lily of the Valley, Yankee Candle food scents, chocolate. :)
Will you be celebrating a birthday, anniversary, etc. between now and the close of the swap? No.
What’s your favorite animal? Schnauzer
Do you have pets? What are their species/names/ages? Annie (3 month) Schnoodle puppy, Toby (12 yr.) Shepherd Mix, 2 cats, guinea pig, ducks and a geriatric chicken
Tell me the best quote you’ve ever heard or read. Romans 8:28
What is your motto in life? God is goo
Anything else you’d like to share with your Sox Box pal? Thank you for being my swap partner!
Any allergies to be aware of for this swap? smoke odor make me wheeze sometimes.
Coffee, Tea? I love coffee, I also drink Earl Grey teas.
Anything Else? Nope.