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August Socks Finished and Contest

September 27, 2007

Sorry I’ve been away so long. If you left a comment it’s not here, it probably got erased accidentally. I had over 2,000 spams to go through today, so I decided that they were all going to be erased. Hopefully as I get used to my new schedule, blogging will be more regular again.

I’ve finished my Sock Knitters Anonymous Challenge for August. I know, it’s not August anymore, but we have until September 30th to get them done. Here they are!

Even though I didn’t get them up on the blog in time, I actually finished these in time for Summer of Socks as well. Just barely. I only did 1 1/2 pairs of socks this summer! I guess I was more concentrated on lace.

I pretty much always use the Grumperina way to pick up stitches. I find that it makes a very neat and tidy way of picking up stitches. I wanted to include a picture of the heel so that because I love the way they look and feel. If you haven’t tried this yet, click over and see what it’s about.

This was my first STR experience, and of course, like everyone else, I love it. It really helped make these socks fly by.

I also have goodies to give away!

Woohoo! It’s time for a blogiversary contest. This is some of my own hand-dyed fiber and sock yarn. The sock yarn is 100% Superwash Merino, 3 ounces and about 400 yards. The fiber is 100% Merino, 4 ounces. So what do you have to do to win the wonderful squishyness? Name the colorway!

If you’ve been to my shop, you’ll see that I name all of my colorways after classical music. Since not everyone is as familiar with classical music, I want to open it up to any song. That means it can be disco, rock n’ roll, r & b, soul, jazz, heavy metal, whatever! You just have to make sure to find a song you think matches this color well. Please include if you would prefer the sock yarn, fiber, or either. I will put all entries into a hat and pick for each one. The contest will end a week from today on October 4th at noon pacific time.

Can’t wait to see what songs you come up with!

16 Comments leave one →
  1. September 27, 2007 10:45 am

    Hmm…I’m going to have to go totally nerdy and suggest Code Monkey by Jonathan Coulton. Either that or Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed.

    I’d prefer fiber if you manage to pull my name.

  2. September 27, 2007 6:35 pm

    Rosanne & Johnny Cash – “September When it Comes.”

    Sock yarn, please!

    I picked up my heel stitches that way by accident from the beginning, then found out that Grumperina did the same thing. Funny.

  3. September 27, 2007 11:01 pm

    wow its a year already since I first started reading your blog – time has flown by. I think you should name this yarn “cherry pie” – by Poison:wink:
    Dont put me in the contest draw as I know it will cost you too much to send a parcel to me ok. :smile:

  4. Sara permalink
    September 28, 2007 3:42 am

    Lovely socks!

    My song title is : “Autumn Leaves”, as sung by Nat King Cole

    (I’d prefer sock yarn if I’m the fortunate one)

  5. September 28, 2007 8:55 am

    Reminds me of “August and Everything After” by Counting Crows…I know, it’s an album, not a song, but the reds remind me of the fading august sunset turning into the red leaves of fall and the browns and white of winter…

    And in the off chance I win, I’ll take the sock yarn :-)

  6. September 28, 2007 7:16 pm

    oooh, seal’s “kissed by a rose”. and if i happen to win, i would prefer sock yarn, please. : )

  7. October 1, 2007 1:52 am

    Hey Jodie,

    Great idea! Not a knitter, but love a music/word/colour-related challenge!

    So, I think I’ll go with Hazy Shade of Winter – the original Simon & Garfunkel version, not the Bangles ;)

    Going into summer here in Aus, mad burnt orange sunrises and sunsets happening, but my vote pertains to the northern hemisphere, the season you’re heading into, winter woollies, etc, so those colours connote:

    Ahhh, seasons change with the scenery
    Weaving time in a tapestry
    Wont you stop and remember me
    At any convenient time
    Funny how my memory slips while looking over manuscripts
    Of unpublished rhyme
    Drinking my vodka and lime

    But look around, leaves are brown now
    And the sky is a hazy shade of winter


  8. October 1, 2007 7:36 am

    (which is actually called “kiss from a rose,” haha. just correcting myself there.)

  9. October 1, 2007 1:28 pm

    hmm.. “an american in paris?” whatever you wish to bless me with. i’m still working on the roving i bought a while back… (i spin slow)

  10. October 2, 2007 5:21 am

    “Celebration” by Kool and The Gang…I think that it is definitely a time to Celebrate. Congrats on you blogiversary

    If I won I would love to knit up the sock yarn. Beautiful socks by the way!

  11. October 2, 2007 7:07 am

    Hi! I’ve been lurking for awhile now (so busy it’s hard to comment all the time!)…nothing to bring out a lurker like a contest…especially an interesting one! I really enjoy your blog…I’m a fellow Oregonian (though east sider) and you combine 3 of my loves: knitting, reading and music!

    As per your contest…when I saw the yarn, immediately the song Red and Blazing came to mind. Written/sung by Abigail Washburn, it’s a beautiful showcase of her voice and the claw hammer banjo. I’m not a spinner so if chosen, love the sock yarn.

  12. October 2, 2007 9:04 am

    Well I think it should be called “better than chocolate”, but the song that line is from is “Ice Cream” by Sarah McLachlan. Cheesy I know, but the dark brown in the sock yarn reminded me of chocolate… and of course red is the color of looooove. Or something.

  13. October 2, 2007 11:19 am

    Pastoral as in Symphony No. 6 by Beethoven. I love the colorway and I love the way you name your colors. Gratz on your blogiversery!

    I’d go for the roving if I am the lucky one.

  14. October 2, 2007 1:56 pm

    Autumn in New York by Billie Holiday.

  15. Misty permalink
    October 2, 2007 11:53 pm

    I think Ice Cream is a good one.
    Hmm… on the chocolate note…
    Taste of Chocolate from the movie score Chocolat – Rachel Portman composer… I think.
    Chocolate Covered Cherry is non-musical but that is what I keep thinking about.

  16. Misty permalink
    October 3, 2007 4:53 pm

    Hmm… I thought I posted a response but it is not appearing…
    it is very pretty yarn.
    Taste of Chocolate from the Chocolat soundtrack, upbeat and perky.
    Chocolate Covered Cherry also fits but it is non-musical.

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