Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Pre-Holiday Sock Yarn Giveaway

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.

265 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   201 – 265 of 265
thecrazysheeplady said...

Too much fun :-D

Francie O said...

I would love to add those goodies to my sock yarn collection.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing!

Nancy

Susan said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Susan

http://www.car-insurance-choices.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! The yarn is great and the cards are gorgeous. Would love to win! I have no blog, so you can contact me at swolfe44 at verizon dot net. Wish me luck!

Susie

SD Betty said...

The sock yarns are like Christmas come early. I love all the colors!

Jani said...

Thanks for being so generous - don't ever change!

Knitlee said...

I love the sock note cards! How very sweet of you to offer such fantastic give aways...Best Alissa

knitter512 said...

I love your color choices; I am usually drawn to yarn by the color first, then the texture.

Chris G

countrychicken said...

I'm taking a sock knitting class in January, something I have been wanting to try. This would be great start. Love your blog.

countrychicken said...

I'm taking a sock knitting class in January, something I have been wanting to try. This would be great start. Love your blog.

Wendy said...

I have just started knitting my first ever pair of socks. So far so good! Please enter my name into your give-away.

floatingink said...

You already share your beautiful blog, your family, your wonderful animals, and now this lovely and generous giveaway. You say in one post that you aren't exactly swamped with comments, but I hope you know that many, many of us are out here loving the things you post.

Karen said...

wow! go away for a few days and look at all the stuff that happens. Count me in on the giveaway. I love reading your posts. Life on a farm in the real world that you show us.

Michele J. said...

Thank you, Kristin!

Danielle said...

O! Me, me, please! :) I would love this for a birthday present... You're so generous to offer it up. Whoever does win is very lucky.

Firesong said...

Wow, sock yarn. I must have. And such cute cards. Thanks for the opportunity.

Missy said...

Thanks for sharing! Count me in!

Bridget said...

I rarely comment, but always read. Just not a big commenter on any blog! I love the sock notecards, and of COURSE the sock yarn. I was just reading a knitting book from the library by Melanie Falick that featured you and lots of other knitters from I'm guessing the '80s. Stictch on!

The Pajama Queen Knits said...

Please enter me in your contest!

Hilary said...

So cool!

I have started my first pair of socks but haven't finished - they're on hold while I work on Christmas gifts - but I can see how they are addicting. And sock yarns are beautiful.

Hilary

Trinity said...

Ooohhh! I am starting to get excited for the after-Christmas crafting. The time where I can make something for myself again. A pair (or two) of lovely socks would be a good indulgence and those yarns are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely giveaway! Beautiful postcards. Thank you for the opportunity. -karen in bc

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely collection of yarn! Thanks for offering to share.

littlepeepsmom said...

Don't get me wrong- I love a good box of yarn, but I am here, in it to win it, for those cards!

Mary said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the trouble you've been having with coyotes. Hope you have a great holiday season!

editknit said...

I'd love to knit some socks once I finish your Turkish Motifs pillow. I'm having so much fun with it. Who knew I'd like duplicate stitch?

LadyKnits said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win such beautiful yarn and fun notecards!

Jennifer said...

What fun! I'm starting to become a sock knitter after years of knitting. I'm crossing my fingers. :c)

Jan said...

We are knitting sock for our military (people giving back) In northern NJ Thanks

Lisa said...

Mmmm....what a lovely bunch of sock yarn! I just love knitting socks!

Marlana said...

What a great give-away! I would be so excited to be chosen. I love sock yarn.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristin:

Not a blogger, but read yours daily and love it. Would love to win your sock yarn contest! Susan (Marsha's sister from Vernon)

jennifersm said...

Hi, Kristin. I found your blog through Susan B. Anderson, and am glad to find you (I was in your color class with my Mom & sister at Stitches East). Your sock giveaway is so generous, and I'm looking forward to seeing your non-sock pattern. And I applaud your stand with Julia!

Maria said...

Omg what lovely yarn.... Im a newbie crocheter.. And about the only thing i can make are scarfs and blankets. though Im looking forward to expanding my crocheting talents.

Oh btw i do love your blog. I keep telling the DH i wan to move to montana to raise sheep.

Deborah said...

Are you planning to split the collection, or send it all in one piece? I like the bottom-right 2 best. . . .
I'm reading the last week's posts in reverse order -- sorry to hear about Cora.
Oh, and BTW, my blog is hosted by wordpress, not blogger.

Joy said...

Hi Kristin. Thank you for such a nice giveaway.

Anabella said...

I picked up an old Classic Elite book from a far corner at one of my not so local knitting shops. Beautiful ethnic flavors that tugged at my blood (me being from Latin America and all...) and boy, was I surprised to find that it was a Kristin Nicholas book! Nice!
Thanks for sharing the goodies!

Tracie said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful gift -- I saw the presentation at Stitches and really enjoyed everyone's ideas.

Tracie Nixon
tracienix@gmail.com

rosesmama said...

Oh, I'll bite. Who doesn't need sock yarn?

cashmeredreamer said...

I enjoy your blog and reading about life on the farm! The sock yarn assortment is gorgeous. Thanks for your generosity.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'm in! All my hand-knit socks have holes in them.

-- Grace in MA

adeloria said...

Shamelessly posting just to be entered into the contest. I haven't knit a sock yet but love using sockweight yarn for lacy scarves and such.

Cathy said...

I can't decide if I am addicted to knitting socks or spoiled with wearing knitted socks! Whatever the case, both bring huge amounts of pleasure. I am a past shepherdess; raised Romneys for ten years. Therefore, I have enjoyed reading your blog.

Allison said...

Hi Kristin -- I'm still digesting the suggestion that your daughter wear more "normal" clothes -- although you dressed her in a clown outfit or beekeepers duds. Wow. Viva yarn! Viva Sock Yarn!

Rachel said...

Wow, what a generous gift! I can't wait to see what non-sock project you came up with.

Legal_Chick said...

Count me in!

kara said...

Not that I need more sock yarn, but it is the holiday season and all... :)

Leslie - ND said...

New sock knitter and always love to try new yarns. The cards are great. No blog but will check hopefully just in case Friday afternoon.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Wowee Zowee! How amazingly generous! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Count me in on the sock yarn giveaway. With snow yesterday morning here in southern Louisiana (unheard of this early in winter!) and icy temps this morning, socks sound like a great idea for my next project.

So sorry about Cora and the other sheep. Mother Nature, as beautiful as she is, can also be so very cruel. My thoughts are with Julia especially. Hope she receives a special lamb come spring to help heal her heart.

kim said...

I hope you pick me! I really adore the postcards!

Estella said...

Oh, I love giveaways and I love your notecards and yarn!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for holding this sock yarn giveaway. I have never knit a sock in my 30-plus years of knitting. Would love to try it though.

masshag said...

What beautiful yarn. I took up knitting again a couple of years ago after a long hiatus. I'm really sad of all the years of enjoyment I missed.
Thank you for sharing your life on your farm- the happy and the sad moments.

Lindseyrose said...

Wow! Thanks for doing these giveaways!! They sure are fun!

Ardhel said...

Hi! Wow those are pretty yarns! And your cards are so cool!!! Please enter me in your contest. Thank you so much! I hope you are having a great holiday season!

CarolynEll said...

Pretty yarn! And I love your postcards, they're so whimsical! Can't wait to see what you came up with for the magazine.

Thimbleanna said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I love your blog and read it often. I'm so sorry about the coyote situation -- I hope it gets better soon!

Laura said...

I love your cards! The sock yarn is beautiful too.

I'll be crossing my fingers.Thanks for another great contest.

:) laura f

The Peterson Family said...

How wonderful. I am new to knitting- well a couple years but I have not made it to sock knitting- So I guess I would just have to learn:) Thank you for such a great site- I am a fellow shepherd!

Julia said...

This would be a reason to start knitting socks!

Thanks for your wonderful commentary.

Kathie said...

my daughter knits all her own socks, a knitting teenager don't you love it!,
she would have LOVED to get a box like that delivered to her!

Anonymous said...

Pick me! Pick me! I'd like to think I am a grown-up but the thought of trying some sock yarn and perhaps not for socks is just too exciting. I enjoy your blog and books! Thanks for the joys of color and creativity. Claudia Horner, claudiahorner@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful yarns. I'm a sock knitter who does a lot of charity knitting and a nice pair of warm socks would certainly be appreciated by a child.

«Oldest ‹Older   201 – 265 of 265   Newer› Newest»