Last month, I did a presentation on Opening Day at Stitches East - the giant knitting convention run by the wonderful folks at XRX, publishers of Knitters Magazine. I was asked, along with four other designers, to present new ideas for sock yarn - as long as the finished project was not a sock. The editorial team at Knitters chose one of my three ideas. I worked up the project and presented it to the group. The finished project will be featured in the Spring issue of Knitters Magazine.
To get my design process going, I was sent a box of yarn - full of lovely colors of sock yarn. It was a generous sampling of different fibers and textures. I used what I needed to get my swatching and project complete. And so now, I would love to pass on the lovely yarns that I didn't use to a sock knitter out there in the knitting blogosphere. The collection includes yarn from Mountain Colors, Cherry Tree Hill Farm, Wisdom Yarns, SWTC, Austermann, Schoeller-Stahl, and Regia. All of these companies are sponsors of Knitters' Magazine's Think Outside the Sox Contest.
Along with the sock yarns, the lucky winner will get a set of twelve of my Sock Postcards to enjoy. The deadline is, like last week, noon on Friday. Please, only U.S. and Canadian addresses only. To enter, just sign in in the comment section of this post. I will contact the winner on Friday afternoon and you'll have until Monday to respond. I'll also announce the winner on the blog this Friday afternoon. If you don't have a blogger account, check back in with me.
Spread the word - the more the merrier. What could be better - sock yarn for post-holiday knitting and sock cards for post-holiday thank you notes. As for me? I'm wondering if there will be more sock knitters entering than last week's Baby Knitting Giveaway. Enjoy your day.
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.