new socks….give-away

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going down to the shore when it’s chilly and grey is quite conducive to knitting. between hanging out, eating some great food, and walking the boards I finished the two socks I started. a mis-matched pair, but it’s still a pair! both socks fit great, so much so that I’m still wearing them right now.

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the jays were knit toe-up on 2mm needles with a turkish cast on and a short row heel. I’ll admit that I wish I had knit the heel flap from the pattern, I remember how comfortable it was, but this way did the trick and it was pretty speedy. with the madder ribbed sock, I went with 2.25 mm needles and shorted the toes in the pattern by started it later and removing a lot of the knit-even rows. I like how they are a lot less pointy than in the pattern. I would say that now I’ll start the second socks, but I know I’d just be lying, especially when I got this in the mail today:

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some sock candy in kiwi. I had a mini swap with renata, who had read me wondering of this yarn’s existence. apparently her lys carries it and she was cool enough to pick up two skeins for me (along with some str heavyweight) so I can finally try it out. unfortch, the good people of blue moon fail to tell me what the gauge is. fun times swatching are up ahead for me. I’ll try to give some first impressions tomorrow, so far…it’s squishy.
monday give–away in the extended entry.


I have a few more things to give away this week, hope people aren’t getting bored of fabrics! I’m sure I’ll move on to other things pretty soon. Oh, can anyone that received the first week’s give-away let me know? I’ve only heard back from one person so far. Last week’s giveaway hasn’t been mailed out yet….sorry!
the rules are here

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TAKEN!! I’m not sure how this ended up in my stash, the reason escapes me. It’s a blue-grey cotton fabric.

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TAKEN!! I bet I was going to make a skirt with this one, so I’m sure there’s a couple of yards here. The cool part about it is that within the pink there are little silver stars that actually glitter.

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these are from my handbag phase. this is going to be more of a potluck of ribbons, I have a few more than shown so if you are interested in some of these leave a comment and I’ll send a random ribbon or two. 3-5 yds of each kind.

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TAKEN!! this must have been a test yarn I dyed, it’s the only reason that it wouldn’t be with its little mates. 130-140 yds of hand dyed bamboo.

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  • caitlyn May 15, 2006 at 8:37 pm

    Ooooh, can I have the pink fabric?? =)

  • reesie May 15, 2006 at 8:44 pm

    are you really giving away the yarn? can i have it?

  • Marissa May 15, 2006 at 9:06 pm

    I would llllllove the yarn…

  • christine May 15, 2006 at 9:08 pm

    may i have the bamboo yarn? yummy! πŸ™‚ your socks look fabΓΌ!

  • Ella May 15, 2006 at 9:21 pm

    I’d love some ribbon. If it’s still free. Love the socks. I think they make a great pair.

  • amanda May 15, 2006 at 9:34 pm

    Love the socks! They are a pair with personality.

  • Melly May 15, 2006 at 10:10 pm

    Ooh, pick me, pick me! I would LOVE the yarn! How does this givaway thing work?

  • yahaira May 15, 2006 at 10:13 pm

    the rules are here

  • Emmie May 15, 2006 at 10:48 pm

    I want the grey fabric!!!!
    Please!
    Emmie

  • wanett May 15, 2006 at 11:35 pm

    I love your socks. At least you chose to wear them mismatched, I wear them that way when I need to do laundry.= )

  • P May 16, 2006 at 2:46 am

    I received a wonderful dress from Bugheart’s great monday give-away this week and am celebrating with a giveaway myself this week – you’re all welcome over πŸ™‚
    petulantfeminine.blogspot.com

  • terhi May 16, 2006 at 3:50 am

    Ooo, pretty socks! I love them both! I think they go together quite nicely too. πŸ™‚

  • Amy May 16, 2006 at 7:17 am

    At first I thought you were going to give away your lovely new socks!

  • Sarah May 16, 2006 at 9:00 am

    I’d love some ribbon if it is not taken.

  • stephanieayn May 16, 2006 at 9:44 am

    hey there…i recieved my package from the first week, sorry i didnt get back to you (you know how it gets), thanks so much for the extra pieces too! i’ll email you the FO when i get it done.

  • Chris May 16, 2006 at 9:45 am

    Your socks are wonderful!
    Heh, I have fear of a Mouse-Along – I picture my home buried in a drift of mice along the floor. πŸ˜€

  • Jennifer May 16, 2006 at 10:18 am

    I love the socks! And the new sock yarn… lovely.
    By the way, I haven’t received the silk scarves yet. Should I be worried about the postal service?

  • joelene May 16, 2006 at 10:49 am

    oh nice socks! stripy goodness!

  • gail May 16, 2006 at 10:56 am

    I would love to add some ribbon to my stash of ribbon!! I make princess costumes with matching doll dresses.
    Your sock pair is great!!! Wear them and don’t finish the second socks.

  • amanda May 16, 2006 at 10:59 am

    pretty socks!

  • Stephanie May 16, 2006 at 11:25 am

    What a nice pair of socks you have. Will you wear them together? πŸ˜‰

  • Casey May 17, 2006 at 2:22 am

    yahaira, I got the flowered fabric from your first give-away! It’s lovely and my husband even said, sort of surprised, “That’s really pretty” and then was surprised to hear that I got it for free. He thinks you’re nice and I do too. πŸ™‚

  • Sarah May 17, 2006 at 2:15 pm

    What’s funny is that I usually end up wearing mismatched pairs all the time. That were bought from the store. It just always kind of happens that I can’t find sock pairs.

  • reesie May 24, 2006 at 8:13 pm

    hi! i just got the yarn today. what a nice package to receive. i’ll be looking for a postcard for you soon. thanks so much. any ideas for what i should make? i’m anxiously looking for something.

  • Yulia wHETTON February 25, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Yes Hi
    My name is Yulia and Im just wondering if you have spear socks , or how does it work?
    I go to Russia every two years
    and help them there.
    I also help out with street children they need them to keep feet warm in winter,
    or can you please send me the prices please.