Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Classes This Weekend and Kristin's Best Foot Forward Sock Yarn Giveaway

This coming Saturday and Sunday are the first “Get Stitched on the Farm” classes here at Leyden Glen Farm! The weather is supposed to be beautiful which will make things even more fun. I’m continuing to prepare. To say this is a lot of work is an understatement and I hope I can get everything on my “to do” list done. It may be unattainable. At this point, I’m taking a quick break to write this blog post before scrubbing the studio floor. I wish Cinderella lived here but alas, it is only me.

Living on a farm on a dirt road lends all kinds of challenges. Animals running in and out of the house, dirt on everyone’s boots, dust coming in the windows from the dirt road. Although I present this all with a romantic twist, it is a comedy of errors most times. I am currently fighting with “Crazy Chicken” and trying to reclaim my mudroom and put a fresh coat of paint on the benches. She isn’t happy and continues to plop herself in there every night. At this point, I’m not sure who is winning.

I didn’t get enough students to run both classes in August so this weekend is the only August class. It was probably a stupid, over-ambitious plan considering the state of the economy. Two classes within 2 weeks – what was I thinking? There will be a huge learning curve with this project! I have cancelled the August 15-16 class if you were on the fence. There is still a space available this weekend if you love a last minute thing!

I have set a date for a September “Sunflower Immersion” weekend. The plan is to celebrate the sunflowers blooming and knit floral Fair Isle designs and embroider a sunflower pillow top. I’m still in the planning stages but check the date and sign up soon. I promise a really fun time.

“Sunflower Immersion” Knitting and Stitching Weekend
at Kristin’s Farm

September 19 and 20

We continue to have so much rain. It has a been a real challenge even getting the sunflowers to come up this year. We finally got to planting about 7 rows of sunflowers last Tuesday and then came another 8 to 10 inches of rain. Not sure if those seeds will rot or germinate! There are a few rows that are growing slowly. We shall see!


To celebrate my upcoming “Get Stitched On the Farm” weekend, I am running a “giveaway” here on the blog. It just so happens that this is the week that my new sock yarn “Best Foot Forward” from Nashua Handknits is shipping to yarn stores throughout the USA and Canada. I have 1 skein of Best Foot Forward yarn for 3 different knitters. One skein will make a pair of socks. Leave your name in the comments section along with an easy way to get a hold of you. You have until Monday morning at 7 a.m. August 3rd to enter. I’ll draw the 3 winners sometime on Monday after I recuperate from my knitting guests!

I’ll be sure to post pictures from the weekend sometime next week.

178 comments:

anniejs said...

I wish I lived closer (or had lots of money) so I could come to the class in Sept. It sounds just up my alley!

I hope to be a winner! Contact me via e-mail!

Rosemary said...

Good luck on your first knitting teaching weekend. Rosemary

Harper said...

congrats on your yarn premier! email is best for me.

passingdowncrazy said...

Don't stress about your house. Clean the bathroom and everyone will be happy. They're there to learn (and I'm jealous)!

Carla said...

Good luck with this new project! - pick me please-
Bloglesscarla on Rav.

Trinity said...

Ohhh! Pretty!
Your classes sound great, if only I could travel out east for them AND for Rhinebeck. Not going to happen this year, but I can dream, right?

trinknitty@gmail.com

Anne said...

Sock yarn, classes, and a book coming out - you sure keep busy! I hope Julia is doing well with her new pump. Learning curve, yes, but it will be so worth it.

Jani said...

Wish I could join you - maybe I'll win this giveaway AND the lotto!

Email works. Thanks for you generous sharing.

punkin said...

I look forward to hearing about your class - it sounds wonderful. If only I didn't live so far away.

The sock yarn looks great!

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Jo in Boston said...

I wish I had time to join your September class--maybe in a few years when the boy is older!

Bonnie said...

Hope your weekend goes well. The yarn is beautiful and I certaintly would love to have a skein.

Sara Spalding said...

sounds like a wonderful class - would love to join, but too close to my due date! another time... love your new sock yarn - can't wait to see it at my lys...

Penny said...

really wish i could join you, or at least (partially?) sponsor someone who wanted to. hopefully soon, but not right now. there's a certain Stress here (indirect economy woes.) and well, it's just not possible this week. i'll do my best to order some things from your shop and will make sure i buy a skein soon. i have my eye on the autumn colourway. if you ever want to email me, that's the best way to get in touch with me. ps how's the flashdrive?

Charlotte said...

I was just telling my spouse (as we were discussing our budget) that I was excited that you had a sock yarn coming out soon! I have been looking forward to this yarn and would love to win a skein! (at any rate, I'm looking forward to making socks from your yarn).

You can contact me via email, should I be so lucky!

HOA Mgr Lady said...

I would love to come for a crafts weekend... maybe art and paint and yarn stuff... but the actual skill of knitting ...uhmmm not so much.. could I bring along the vest I started 15 years ago? Maybe in 2010!
Ruth
Rcederstro@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Your new yarn looks fabulous. Can't wait to try it, either through your contest or from the shop. Best way to contact is e-mail.

leslie32177@yahoo.com

I wish you the best this coming weekend. This will be fun to plan for in the future for me. Are you thinking of doing a class, by chance, at Christmas?

Sorry for the anonymous I can't get my google account to work.

Diana said...

I'd love to have a skein of that yarn--the colors are luscious. Good luck with the class. I'm sure everything will work out fine.

Marie said...

Lucky knitters this weekend--I was on the fence about the second class (tucked a copy of the information under my blotter at work as my daily mental escape daydream)...but the sunflower weekend sounds so cheery, maybe it will all work out for the best. Enjoy your first session--it's a great idea!

Allison said...

These are the most delicious colorways! Congratulations!
Allison Kelsey
215 668 8798

Tinkpatience said...

Just heard your interview with Guido. The sunflower weekend sounds delightful. Thanks for bringing agritourism to the knitting community.

Kate said...

I wish I lived anywhere close to your farm - I would love to go to one of your classes! (and I love to visit farms)

The sock yarn looks great - socks are my favorite portable project.

knitsinclass.blogspot.com
mccreight4@msn.com

Hunny Bunny said...

I wish you luck with the class, it sounds wonderful. I've never taken one which you would find shocking if you knew me because the reason is I'm so shy in those environments.
I hope your sunflowers come up, it's been a really rough season this year.

Anonymous said...

I really wanted to attend your workshop - so envious of those that will be able to attend - but it's not a good time. I am hoping that I will be able to in the very near future. Congrats on the new sock yarn line! Dee - dahliabear196512@aol.com

Alchemy said...

Best wishes! Thanks for offering up some yarn! Hope those sunflowers get the heat and sun they need soon.

Knitlee said...

Wish I was available for the weekend knitting! Best of luck with it! Hope it's a great success.
Love the new sock yarn-of course your color choices are spectacular.
Alissa
alissadumont@aol.com

eight feet said...

I'm excited to try your new yarn--great colorways. Thanks for the giveaway.

eightfeetblog@gmail.com

ellen said...

I would come in a heart beat..but I am so far away..way far.
You have inspired me in more ways than you can imagine..I am a bit of a knitter..but struggle with it at times; I can embroider and have been inspired by your books; the color and joyous art in your home fills me with joy.
On another "front" I totally understand the dirt, dust, animals in the house. When you live with your family on a farm and no one else comes, the time is filled with just working. When someone comes...whoa..all of the work, cleaning up, tidying, and animals needing attention....wheee.
I wish you the very best for your classes...and I, too, wish for a little fairy to help.
Your sunflowers have inspired me to plant over 200 this year. They are beginning to bloom and every time I look at them, I think about you. Reality here...the grass fed beef that we have were in the sunflowers today!!!
The very best to you. I would send you some heat and sun if you would send me some rain.

(having trouble here, hope this doesn't come up three times)

Beth said...

Have a wonderful weekend! And if you don't get through your "to do" list, I'm sure the guests won't mind!

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway. I am eager to learn to make socks and would love to do it with Best Foot Forward - it is gorgeous yarn!

Judy said...

What a wonderful give away, I would dearly love to win. Your classes sound great, too bad I live on the west coast. Good luck with the sunflowers!

Deborah said...

Oh your beautiful sunflowers! That's over my birthday! I can't wait until you post photos of your sunflowers. I always enjoy seeing them.
I had the good fortune to see a skein of your sock yarn. A rep was in the LYS. She knitted up a sock and it was lovely. It was an oooaaahhhh yarn moment...

Carol Perecman said...

Hi, Kristin! I'd love to try your new sock yarn...if I win, you can reach me by email! Good luck with your class, I am truly envious. Wish I could be there too!
All the best,
Carol Perecman

Deborah said...

I am so envious of the people that will be able to attend. Unfortunately without a scholarship program I just can't do it (joke) Good luck with your class! I would love to win and you can send me an email. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for your new class adventure. Wish I lived closer. Love the new colors of your sock yarn!

Email is the easiest-susanknits@earthlink.net.

710 East Myrtle Avenue said...

Your yarn is beautiful.
Best wishes,

eevavalentine@gmail.com

Jan said...

Good luck with your weekend and your sunflowers! (I'm in So. Deerfield, where the plants are very, very short this year). I'd love to try the sock yarn and am best reached via e-mail.

Sarah said...

I'm unashamedly putting in my name. Love those colors. Our garden is in bad shape this summer too.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to touch and feel your new sock yarn. The colors look beautiful! Enjoy your guests....I'm sure they won't wear their white gloves :)
Diann Harrison

gayle said...

Enjoy your weekend! I'm sure your guests will be so charmed with Crazy Chicken that they won't notice a little dust.
Thanks for offering the luscious yarn! My email addy is on my blog. (Pick me! Pick me!)

Kathie said...

wish we lived closer my DD, a teenager who knits to reduce stress!, and I would love to be in your class.
she is the sock knitter but I love trying to make them as well!
I let her turn the heel for me and she finished off the toe for me too!
she would love to make socks with your yarn
Kathie

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Good luck with the class, and don't worry about the floors!

Kelsie Butler said...

I wish that Iived closer to you so I could take your class. I would love to knit socks with your yarn. I have just discovered toe-up socks and have been knitting them like crazy. You can get ahold of me by email: soonerknitter@yahoo.com
Thanks, Kelsie

Rebecca said...

The truth be known, we all have parts of our houses that don't bear close inspection. But when friends come, I believe that folks are coming for you and your expertise, not to inspect! Just relax and enjoy the day with fellow knitters and let them see/understand the fun of being on a farm, which usually includes mud or dust (depending on the time of year). I would be there if I lived closer, but you are at least a two day drive away. I admire your willingness to put yourself and the farm out there! best wishes.

margo K of BA said...

Fun ahead for all your guests. To work with an artist is just a treasured experience they will draw from it for years. Enjoy your skill sharing. It is wonderful to have people that want to learn from you. All the best....ps I do enjoy makining socks too. Your yarn is lovely. Margok2@cox.net

Patricia said...

good luck on your new endeavor I'd love to win


Patty in Maryland

Susanne said...

Unfortunately time & distance are my enemies in attending those wonderful classes. What I would give to be able to go, I would love crazy chicken!!!
Susanne in Edmonton, AB Canada

Anonymous said...

Kristin, have fun with your class! It sounds like a fun time! May you be blessed being around fiber friends! Love the new sock yarn.
Bonnie Lemme
Lemmmesb@aol.com

thecrazysheeplady said...

I would love to come to any of your classes and would super love to see your sunflowers. Alas, I have my own sheep and sunflowers to take care of (well, the sheep - my sunflowers are pretty self-sufficient ;-), so maybe I'll get lucky and win some pretty sock yarn.

http://myfavoritesheep.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

Your classes are a lovely idea and they are going to be a huge sucess. I'm eager to come to one some day -- alas, I'm expecting my first baby in September so fall travel is out of the question for me. You blog is an inspiration, though and I will be dreaming of coming to one of your classes in the future. Love the new sock yarn.
christina(dot)classiccables(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Hi I am Deb at nantucket68822msn.com. I would love to take a class...but with kids sced. this summer it is impossible. I am looking forward to see what you offer during the upcoming fall and winter. So since I can't take the class...would love to win some sock yarn.

Anonymous said...

I wish I would win the sock yarn. Socks are right up my alley. E-mail works for me.
Francis Berryhill

Janice said...

The best of luck with your classes. Distance keeps me away at this time but I used to visit your area fairly frequently (North Adams).
Love the yarn colors!!

silver said...

I'd love to try for the pretty sock yarn. Beautiful colors. Thanks for the chance!

Karen said...

I'm a fairly new reader of your blog, and the 'crazy chicken' made me chuckle. Good luck this weekend, it sounds like fun.

Megs said...

I'm a glutton for sock yarn. These colors look wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the class this weekend! The sock yarn looks great.

Donna Goad in VT

Carrie said...

They're beautiful! Socks are my knitting project for this fall. What fun it would be to knit them up using your pretty yarns.

Carrie in MN
carriemau24@yahoo.com

coffeechris said...

Have a great weekend, I feel this is the start of even greater things to come for you and your farm family. The Sunflower weekend sounds really interesting. I continue to be a huge fan of your work and your writing. Good energy to all this weekend.

Barbara M. said...

Dear Kristin,

I hope you try to schedule another weekend with a little more lead time for signing up. I'm already committed for a week at Harrisville Designs in September, and that's my budget for the time being. But I'd love to come next time!

I'm sure everyone will love it, and your yarn, and you and Crazy Chicken and Julia and .....

I can be contacted by e-mail:
bfmeyers@optonline.net

Barbara M.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristin!

I love reading your blog. My newlywed years were spent in Brattleboro, Vermont, and I am very familiar with the beauty of your area of Massachusetts.

Your sock yarn is superb. I can't decide which one I like the best. Would love to win a skein and knit new socks to wear with my berkies!

Email works for me.

Acadia

Teresa said...

I wish I lived close to you...I would love to attend one of your weekend sessions. Fort Worth, TX is very far away. I hope your class is a success and would like to be considered in the drawing for your new sock yarn. Much success in your new adventure!!! teresa.burtner@alconlabs.com

Teresa

Pat S said...

If I lived closer I would be in your classes in a heartbeat. Good Luck. Best way to reach me is thru email.

Pat S

BarbaraS said...

Aww, nuts! Wish I lived in your neck of the woods--I'd love to come to your class!
If I'm da lucky winnah--contact me by email--barbara.snyder@gmail.com.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Janelle said...

Dirty floors drive me crazy, too, but I don't think your guests will be able to keep their eyes off the walls you've painted so beautifully! I'd love to try your new sock yarn. The color combinations are gorgeous. Good luck with your first class! tt820.blogspot.com

Gerri said...

Accept what gets done and then have fun with the class. I'm sure it will be great.

Congrats on the sock yarn.

Gerri
greenboatgb at netscape dot net

Alquemie said...

New sock yarn is just amazing. Truly a reflection of you and your incredible ability to translate nature's colors. Wishing I could attend your workshops. Much luck, I am sure they will be wonderful.

Tracey

Bridget said...

Oh the classes sound wonderful ...

The sock yarn is beautiful! Please count me in, you can e-mail me if I am lucky enough to win at thekittyknitterATverizonDOTnet.

Hope this weekend goes well.

SusanR said...

I hear you about the rain - my garden is dying from various forms of fungal wilt - no sunflowers for me either. Would love to win your lovely yarn. Have a wonderful teaching weekend - wish I had the scratch to be there.

Anonymous said...

Also can't get my sunflowers to grow this year. Deer ate the cucumbers, but others things are great. And I, too, am having an argument with 2 chickens!
Love your sock yarn, can't wait to try some.
Cheryl -- cherylc@dailymail.com

justlisa p. said...

The sunflower class sounds great! I would love to come and visit, it just seems like such a good time knitting and visiting. I don't know anyone else in my area that knits and the fellowship sounds so appealing to me.

I can't wait to see your yarn colors IRL. Love the blues that you have shown with the red blossoms next to them, so pretty : ]

Anonymous said...

if i lived closer and was indendently wealthy or even close to wealthy - i would have signed up for both of your classes - they are sure to be wonderful!!!

please enter my name in the sock yarn drawing - knitting socks is one of my favorite things to do.

trybusm@valassis.com

duraknit said...

The sunflower weekend sounds so great! But I'll be away the next weekend at our small local festival, Knitters' Day Out, in PA, and two weekends in a row just won't fly with work and soccer schedules. . . can't wait to see your sock yarn in person! Must ask LYS if they ordered it.

P.S. My verification word is nessness. I'm going to be trying to define that all day!

--Elizabeth D

Anonymous said...

The new yarn looks awesome. Please enter my name in the drawing.
Susan
luv2knit14@aol.com
Enjoy your weekend!

Leslie said...

Kristin, don't stress about the cleanliness aspect of the house! If you all can live there without contracting botulism I think other people can manage to visit a couple of days without succumbing. Living on a dirt road in the middle of the woods I know all about dust and mud - you can't do a thing about it.

If I had managed to find a job, I'd be there. So I'm hoping I can at least win some yummy new sock yarn to keep me happy and occupied.

Best wishes on the weekend!
-Leslie

Anonymous said...

I love the photo with the sock yarn and zinnias! I just bought a bunch of zinnias at the farmers market here in State College, PA, yesterday. I needed them for my soul. Of course I firmly believe some new sock yarn would also be good for my soul. Best wishes for the weekends, and take away the lessons learned for the following weekends. Don't be discouraged -- it takes time to build a wonderful thing and people will share by word of mouth, which will build momentum for you. You can reach me by email at claudiahorner@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hope to see you in Sept or at Stitches East! elizmcryn@aol.com

Connie said...

Would really, really love to have joined you this weekend, but nothing like that until I retire this fall. Until then, though I would be interested in one of the skeins of the new yarn. The colors are WONDERFUL! best way to get me is via email.

momdlux said...

Pick me! Pick me! I hate that you'll be having all that fun and I'll be missing, but the economy, as you said, has not spread so much generousity in my direction. Share the fun on the blog, please. Thanks for sharing!!

lisa said...

The colors look lovely. Wish I could attend classes, should combine them with a visit to the parents in Belchertown! Alas work calls my name. Would love some pretty yarn though!

Robin said...

Like so many other comments, I wished I lived closer!! Hope the classes go well...and I hope I wine some yarn, it's been a while since I've won anything--and the yarn diet I'm on prevents me from "buying" any yarn at the moment but I still need "stash enhancement"!!

CHERI! said...

Hi Kristin ....

If I only lived closer I'd take every one of your classes. As is I'm lucky you have such a nice Blog. I know it's a lot of work but I do so enjoy it. Thanks so much! I wish you were going to be at the 2009 Sock Summit in Portland, Oregon on August 5 -10. It's the first of I hope an annual event. It turned out to be a huge thing the very first year .... much to the surprise of the organizers. Pretty much all classes sold out in the first hour. AND .... there is going to be a wonderful market. Please look into it and consider teaching if they have it again next year.

Cheri E. - Boise Idaho mafaithful@yahoo.com

Carol said...

The new sock yarn looks great! I'm madforknit on Rav but you have my email too (Carol Roe). We're in the UK until Aug 21st so it may take me a bit to get back to you if I win. Thanks for offering this up!

Elizabeth said...

I live on a dirt road too so I can commiserate! If I only had people over when my house was perfect no one would ever step inside it. Enjoy the classes!

Beth said...

I have only a small boy and two cats running in and out. I can't imagine how it would be to keep after the floors with the whole farm wandering through. :)

I'll add my voice to those saying I wish I lived closer and wish I had more disposable cash to join in on your classes. I hope you'll be posting some pictures and a recap of the weekend.

Would love a chance to win a bit of gorgeous sock yarn, too!

SnohoTina said...

We just finished rebuilding a deck and have had 3 weeks of dirt being tracked in so I totally sympathize you with. I would love to have a fun sock yarn to get me through the last part of summer...oh, and good luck with your class this weekend.

Rav id snohotina

Anonymous said...

Kristin....I'm feeling it. I'm planning a big to do this Sunday (ahh, only one day!) and I'm muttering/thinking to myself "why do I do these things?"

Only you will know what you didn't get to on your list! and they will be having so much fun that all will go well,...even if there are glitches.

oh my......sock yarn to die for!

Christine
Gardnwest AT aol DOT com

Mary said...

Good luck this weekend. I wish that I was close enough to take the classes.

Joyce said...

Good luck with this weekend and your sunflower weekend. I wish you were closer to Nevada! (But then it wouldn't really look all lush and green in the pictures would it!) I really enjoy reading your blog and can't wait for your new book!

Anonymous said...

thank you for the opportunity to try your new yarn--Marilynn Hart: lulucalhoon@hotmail.com

Karen said...

Good Luck on your weekend! Oh how I wish I lived closer - I'd be there with my spinning goup in a heartbeat. Thanks for the chance at this beautiful sock yarn.(ksylvest@sympatico.ca)

Michele in Maine said...

Oh, the sunflower weekend sounds especially appealing to me!

I also love the new sock yarn. My email is the best way to reach me should I be chosen.

Lori said...

I'd love to knit with that yarn! Hope I win.
Lori

southern gal said...

the weekends sound wonderful but until my personal economy improves unfortunately can't participate.

the sock yarn looks gorgeous as would be expected. email is best way to reach.

have a fabulous weekend and now that there are dozens and dozens of us in spirit with you and your guests.

barb :0) said...

OOOOOOOOAH, I WOULD LOVE TO WIN !!!! THE COLORS OF THIS YARN ARE SOOOOOOO FABULOUS !!! :0) THEY ARE ME !!!!
I WOULD LOVE TO SIGN UP FOR THE SEPT CLASS !! IT WILL BE MY 50TH BIRTHDAY AND I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER PRESENT !!!!
I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME THIS WEEKEND !!!!!

Meriam Shafer said...

love the yarn! fingers crossed that i am a winner.

Dianne MacDonald said...

Your sock yarn looks fabulous. Love all the color combinations. There are so many of us who wish we lived closer----you'd be over-run!I hope the weekend goes well for you, so that you'll do it again next year. We'll all start saving our pennies!

http://sheepdreams-dianne.blogspot.com

Mereknits said...

Your yarn is beautiful. Wish I was close enough to take your classes.

knittingrid said...

Me, too. I wish I could take your classes, or meet you at the library, or buy some lamb. Or maybe make some socks from your wonderful yarn.

JaneElizabeth said...

The sock yarns are in such beautiful colors! Thank you for the opportunity to win a skein.

Kelly P. said...

I enjoy your blog so much; I feel like I get a whole other education here!

I would love to be entered to win some of your beautiful new sock yarn, too! Thanks!

Kelly P. kiwibirder@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Your weekend workshops are a great idea. Could you give us more notice so that those who are far away could plan to attend one? I would like 6 months notice of the dates. Your new yarn looks beautiful. Jackie Z, jzlpbc@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristin - you'll have fun on your weekend - and your guests will love your family, home, and animals! Would love to be entered into your sock yarn contest.

sueholmquist@earthlink.net

Susan from Vermont (Marsha's sister)

Suzanne said...

Oh, I hope the sunflowers come up. I told a co-worker about them and we are hoping to plan a road trip one day to check them out.

Eileen said...

Wish I lived close enough to take a class on your farm. Sounds like such fun. You can contact me either by email or on my blog.

Rebecca said...

Oh how I would dearly love to come to your farm and take your class and see your sheep. You can contact me by email rebecca.reschke@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I really wish I could take your class!!!!Seeing crazy chicken would be a bonus.
spiffypaws@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful work. I am looking forward to having your sock yarn. If I don't win it I will save for it.

I hope sometime during the busy workshop at your home you will be able to enjoy your guests and realize how much you have to offer them - such expertise, such passion!

Debra is Seattle at foxbarlow at comcast.net

Diane S. Keagy said...

I love your blog, farm and photos. A skein of your yarn would be lovely too!

islandquilter@att.net

Terry said...

I love the colors of the sock yarn! Have a fun weekend, wish I was going.

tlc1311@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I've followed your blog for so long, but am not much on commenting. However, I want to tell you how much I enjoy your photos, color work, your house/farm, etc.--very inspiring. I know your "Best Foot" will be "Forward" as your guests arrive and a good time will be had by all. I am an OSU alum that still lives about 23 miles from Corvallis. Hope I can win some of that beautiful sock yarn! ken_ballard43 at msn dot com

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Best of luck with the new class.
I don't need the yarn, although I'd love it, so if you happen to pick me, please send it to a charity or give it to someone who is in need and can't afford to buy it.
Peace, Judi

patriceod said...

Oh to be there!

Diane H K in Greenfield said...

Hi there, Kristin. I can just picture you getting the house all ready--oh, my dear, try not to get too stressed about it. I know, easier said than done.

This rain is making us crazy. We gave up completely on the vegetable garden, our first garden since we moved here, and just mulched it. We'll try again in the early fall with some cold weather crops like spinach, and hope for less rain next year. And the poor sheep have had it up to here with the rain, too. We got the last of our flock, and the llamas, sheared this afternoon just before the skies opened up yet again. Yeesh.

And sure, enter me in the yarn giveaway. I'm not a sock fanatic, but it would be fun to make some socks for Lorelei from your awesome yarn.

Martha said...

Sock yarn--terrific!! I loved reading about your sheep shearing. It reminded me of my dad doing that chore to his few animals.
mtower@bellsouth.net

Sherrill said...

Kristin, Oh how I wish I could talk the Mister into a mini weekend getaway for me...to fly back for the
“Sunflower Immersion” Knitting and Stitching Weekend. The day after my 45th birthday...what a treat that would be. Alas, some things are meant to dream about. :)

Congrats on the first class at the farm. You will do wonderfully and if you do forget something, improvise.

Sherrill,
baabonnybelle on Ravelry.
Belle of the Ball Podcast

Anonymous said...

Your sock yarn looks great! What a great yarn to use for my FIRST pair :)

junipergirl on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Your sock yarn looks yummy! Your class sounds terrific - too bad I am all the way in rural Colorado! Love your site and your blog.
Hilary S. @ danhil@fastmail.fm

Lisa R-R said...

the sock yarn looks terrific!
thanks for sharing
Lisa in Toronto

Anonymous said...

May your first knitting weekend be a wonderful one. The sock yarn colors are wonderful!
-Catherine
omanitz.ny@verizon.net

Peggy said...

peggy.sturgeon@insightbb.com

hodge podge said...

oooh, your yarns are so lovely!
i think your classes at the farm idea sounds divine, and i know you will all have a fabulous time. good luck!

evie said...

Ooh I wish my probation period with my new job would end before your September weekend. It sounds like so much fun. Unfortunately a visit back east must wait a bit longer. I'm looking forward to seeing your new yarn in my LYS.

paxkitty at yahoo dot com

marit said...

Best of luck with the upcoming knittingweekend! Like so many others, I wish I lived closer, and not across the ocean... I'm sure thse who have signed up, come for the company and colours and fun, and they won't mind a couple of dustbunnies at all! Have fun!

pulverschwein said...

I have never used sock yarn, neer tried socks, yet. It's all SO lovely!

pulverschwein@gmail.com

katiegirl said...

Good luck with the classes! I'd love some sock yarn! :-) You can contact me through my blog.

dragonxser said...

best of luck with your weekend - I am sure everyone will have a fabulous time! Looking forward to hearing all about it!
kmniels @ telus.net

Iron Needles said...

Thanks for the opportunity! My email works.

becky.perry at comcast dot net

KnitNana said...

I'll keep watch for future knitting workshops at your place - am consumed with Sock Summit plans right now...

And would I love to win one of your colorways? YES! You should be able to email me straight thru my comment. Thank you!
(((hugs)))

dottykatz said...

I enjoy your blog and would like to have one of those kittens and take your class but I live in California. Please enter me in the drawing for the sock yarn! Thank you and contact me via email!!!

Deb said...

Love that you live on a farm, and your classes sound great. Please keep doing them so I can come after college tuition is no longer a necessity.. Your new sock yarn is on my "need to have" list. e-mail is the best way to reach me.Have a great weekend!

Deb said...

sorry, forgot to click on e-mail follow up!

Becky said...

Sounds like fun!
You can contact me through my blog.

Becky said...

Have a great weekend with your visitors!

The yarn looks wonderful! I can see a pair of socks already!!

Pungo River Days said...

I wish I lived closer to you and I would be there this weekend in a heart beat. But have a great weekend. caroleramsey@gotricounty.com

moonbaby said...

oh my gosh wouldi love to be there i love your books and cant not wait for the next to come out the only bad thing is once i see i wantit now! i dont want to have to wait until nov. your sock yarn looks beautiful, and i can dream that i could be oneof the lucky winners. wen will it be in the yarn stores to buy? i would so love to come to yur sunflower weekend sounds like so much fun. there is nothing better that a weekend full of knitting, and learning, and experiencing new skills, and new friends, and new places. i soooooo wish i could be there maybe in the future. moonbabyk@gmail.com i love your colors.............

Ellen said...

You're so sweet to give away that lovely yarn! I don't think I could let it go! Thanks!

Turtle said...

lol, wow, hold a contest and look at your commenter numbers go up!!

That is so cool that you have your own line of sock yarns now!! Who knows what you will do next. So are you offering your knit guests lamb on the menu?? (smile)

would love to try your new yarns!

Anonymous said...

A giveaway for some of your lovely yarn--thank you for the generous offer Kristin. I am too far away for one of your weekends, but look forward to hearing all about it. Good luck.

shelley (koeleria@gmail.com)

Linda said...

I just discovered your blog through my knitting niece! I can't wait to look through your past posts.

Would love to win the new sock yarn.

And I had tickets to the sneak peek of "Julie & Julia"....better than I expected and I expected great! Meryl didn't disappoint.

Anonymous said...

OOOhhh, sock yarn. Cannot resist--resistance is futile. --Karen at kgoodburne at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Your new line of sock yarn is just lovely! I would love to win a skein to add to my "collection"
cynshep@comcast.net

Francie O said...

Your new sock yarn if just beautiful. I can't wait to try it.

Good luck with your class this weekend. I'm sure it will be great.

Anonymous said...

I love to knit socks and would really be excited to win a skein of your new yarn.

Sandy in NJ
Pecsan114@optonline.net

Anonymous said...

Love your farm! Can't wait to buy this yarn.
drucifer04240@yahoo.com

SD Betty said...

Fabulous colors, Kristin! Have a wonderful knitting weekend.
Betty- taser52@yahoo.com

Karin said...

I dye my own sock yarn and yet I can't wait to get yours at my LYS!!

Louise said...

I too wish I lived a little closer to join your classes, but hélas, it's too far from France :)
But I'd love to try out your sock yarn!
Louise
louknits@orange.fr

Laura Timmerman said...

Hi Kristin,

Lots of luck with this new idea. It does not sound nutty at all. It sounds great! I just posted you at fb again...

Try not to wear yourself out before it happens. Relax and enjoy it. I am sure the weekend will be great.

Laura

countrychicken said...

I can't wait for this yarn to be available.

Good Luck with your new venture and I hope the weekend is a success. All I can say is don't worry about the mess - its a farm - most times when people just drop in at our place and things are far from perfect its the best time.

jkubenka said...

ooooh good luck on your knitting weekend. I think this new yarn is so pretty! You can contact me at emher76118@yahoo.com.

Sharon said...

have a great time, everyone will be thrilled who is able to attend. I'll wait for details on the blog. Having fun just imagining the creativity that will be generated!

Lisa Randolph said...

How exciting--sock yarn in Kristin Nicholas color combinations! I look forward to seeing them soon. Am keeping my fingers croseed about the possibility of winning one! Email is best...randolph.lisa@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Those sock yarn colors look yummy.
fab126bv@aol.com

ponyknit said...

Good luck with this weekend! I'd love to come to a class another time. I'll keep watching for them!

ponyknit@yahoo.com

Beth said...

I would love to win a skein of that beautiful yarn.
beth@greenithc.com

astoriaAnn said...

Love the sock yarn -- gorgeous! I would love to win!

Good luck on the classes, they'll be great!d

deb said...

Can't wait to see your new yarn in real life. I'm a sucker for beautiful sock yarn. It would be fabulous to win some early
Deb
debjbrooks@yahoo.com

TerryMoran said...

Don't forget to have fun this weekend.

ColorJoy LynnH said...

You must be excited, a new yarn and a new book? Wow.

The classes sound so wonderful, can't come right away because I spent my precious summer self-employed funds on Sock Summit transit/registration.

I've been to Brattleboro and Northampton, both good experiences. I could live in Bratt. any day.

One friend lives in Readsboro VT (north of N. Adams Mass) and another in Keene NH. I've been out there several times. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

My girlfriend loves your website and designs. I would love to win some some yarn for her.
Jim
e-mail me at jvicknts@aol.com

Prissy said...

Good luck with the classes. I'm jealous. Would love to be there. But it's just too far. Maybe another time when my ship comes in and I can afford to fly.

prissymissy50@gmail.com

knitting bean said...

Oh please put my name in for your beautiful yarn! One can never have too much sock yarn!

Helen said...

I love the sock yarn and would be interested in your contest.

Helen Elder
hwcelder@gmail.com

Tracie said...

I love, love, love the colors! I hope I win!!!

Cami said...

I would love to come to your farm! You are just too far from Oregon...

Bonnie said...

New yarn looks wonderful...have fun this weekend!
bonnala4@hotmail.com

Bonnie said...

OH, I see another Bonnie ~~ well, there are so many that I wonder what the odds are with this giveaway.
my email: KBUCKINGHAM@carolina.rr.com.
Wish I was there to capture the beauty of a weekend on your farm!

Bonnie

floatingink said...

Would that I were close enough for the workshop--it sounds great!

It's a big group already, but count me in for the yarn give-away.

nwhall at comcast dot net

Oh, and good luck with Crazy Chicken.

Vicki Stammer said...

Although I can't join you for a class, Kristin, I'd love to try your new sock yarn. Good luck with the mud, by the way. Oddly, we have it in abundance here in Arlington, TX, too - where the normal environmental problem in August is grass fires from drought. (That makes mopping not such a bad alternative, I suppose.)

Thanks for your inspiring writing and best of luck with the new product line!

Vicki Stammer

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and your yarn!!
Hope to be a winner!
Theresa Lerner
Lern5@comcast.net

BreannaS said...

I love reading your blog! Thanks for the giveaway. I love sock yarn and have a bad addiction to sock knitting. There are worse addictions or so my hubby tells me.
you can reach me at http://breannasknitbits.blogspot.com

Heston Folks said...

Good luck with your teaching adventures at home...wish I could join up, but the distance is too great. I love your blog and often read Kristin Knits for color inspiration.

Barb G.
barb@hestons.com

DJ said...

Ooooh, yummy yarn. have fun with your class. Don't stress too much, it will be fine. I envy your students, wish I could be there, too.
DJ in SW MI
sewlady003 at yahoo dot com

Kate Salter Jackson said...

Good luck with your weekend knitting classes.

Please enter me in the drawing for a sk. of best foot forward.

I can be found at kasalter(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Best to you and your family,

Kate Salter Jackson

Deborah said...

Thanks for offering a yarn giveaway. I'm mtmom on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristin: I have started a stash of Julia yarn - love the colors and what makes them so special is the name of the yarn from the color coleus to the color sunflower. Just viewed your Best Foot Forward yarn/colors online at Webs and falling in love all over again. Love to try a skein. Contact me via email. Debi/Ct

Christine said...

I just learned to knit socks and I've been knitting them feverishly! am onto my 7th sock.

Knowing your superb color sense, I would LOVE to win a skein of your new yarn...it is probably wonderfully colored and soft.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win sock yarn !!!They look wonderful..Contact me via email...deb/IL.