Saturday, May 10, 2008

Contest!


I just got my (unsigned) copy of Shear Spirit in the mail today and it's up for grabs! If you'd like a chance to win this book (and it's a nice book, let me tell you) for yourself or a friend, just leave me a comment....with, let's see....if you're a knitter, point me to a good sock pattern...not too, too challenging, as I am just a beginner. If you're not a knitter, but want the book, leave me a tasty recipe! And, let's let this run for a week. So next Saturday, I'll have Rachel pull the name of the winner out of a hat. Or I'll do it myself if she thinks that it's too dorky for words.

Cool! My first contest!

While uploading the book's picture, I found this:


Gizmo and Duncan, courtesy of Rachel.

20 comments:

Amy said...

I'll play! Let's see, a sock pattern...the first (and so far, only) pair of socks I've completed was the Broadripple from Knitty (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/PATTbroadripple.html). I do like them and would like to make another pair.

Martha G said...

I'm playing. I've done the Fluted Banister sock twice and have loved it every time I've done it: http://www.kelthaven.org/socks/flutedbanister/

becky c. said...

How about a super easy recipe? You need one box of angel food cake mix (the kind you only add water to) and one big can of crushed pineapple in juice. Mix them together and pour into an UNGREASED angel food cake pan. Bake according to mix directions, cool inverted on a bottle. Crazy yummy!!

Julie said...

Hmm...a good sock pattern? I think this one is interesting, very different. Francie: http://bowerbirdknits.blogspot.com/2008/02/francie_29.html

And for a free pattern? These are simple & really comfy. I used Cascade Fixation, which I love. http://woolandwood.freewebspace.com/diagfixpattern.htm

Chris said...

Well, I basically knit the same base pattern over and over and just plug in stitch patterns. I've knit the 9-to-5 Socks a few times. I've also knit the Flatiron Socks a few times.

Chris said...

D'oh - here's a link to the base pattern I use, although I use this cast on.

Marsha said...

I've knit only one pair of socks so far (and that was with lots of hand-holding and step-by-step guidance from the more experienced members of my local knitting group), so I'm certainly no expert in this field. For my next pair, I'm thinking about trying the famous Jaywalkers, in the toe-up version. More hand-holding will no doubt be required, but I think this pattern looks like fun!

5elementknitr said...

Yay contest!

I like Anastasia -

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/anastasia-socks

trek said...

Jaywalkers and Broadripples are both easy.

If you want super simple, Lion Brand offers a free pattern on the ball band of the Magic Stripe yarn - also on their web site.

Turtle said...

That looks good! I love knitting socks but do not have a single favorite pattern, so here is a tasty bbq sauce recipe instead!
3 cloves crushed garlic
1/4 cup hickory smoked bbq sauce
2 T butter
3/4 cup chili sauce'1/4 t chili powder
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 T prepared mustard
2 T worcestershire sauce
2 dashes hot sauce
saute garlic in melted butter till golden. stir in all other ingredients and bring to boil.Pull off stove, baste food on grill. Store or freeze remaining sauce.

Miss T said...

I love Knitty's sock recipe: http://www.knitty.com/issuespring05/FEATsocks101.html

It's easy enough for a beginner, because it explains what you're doing and why at every step.

Rooie said...

Oooh, so many good ideas! Keep 'em coming!

Karen said...

I particularly liked using Wendy Knits' Toe-up sock with a difference for my husband's socks. The gusset is on the bottom of the foot, which sounds funky, but actually works well.

Em said...

I don't think I've ever knit a pattern so addictive as the Monkey socks on Knitty.

Rooie said...

I've heard that about the Monkey.

allergicmom said...

The Roundabout Socks are really easy to make, but look spectacular.

Olga said...

I have to second-third? the monkey sock- looks very very hard but isn't. Makes you feel very very clever when you aint.

ikkinlala said...

One of my favourite sock patterns is Thuja from Knitty: http://knitty.com/issuewinter05/PATTthuja.html

They're quick and easy, and they seem to fit my feet really well.

Sarah said...

I love the ampersand pattern
http://throughtheloops.typepad.com/Ampersand.pdf
they are very simple but the end result looks more difficult than it actually is. Great for verigated yarns.

Shiva said...

I am in the process of knitting my first pair of socks (2 at once, magic loop method) and decided I wanted to focus on the construction rather than a pattern, so I am using Stephanie Pearl-McFee's Basic Sock Recipe. So far I think it's great, and could be adapted to most any stitch pattern fairly easily I think. It's in one of her books, and here: http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,,DIY_14141_5489009,00.html