Friday, February 5, 2016

First FO of 2016--Circle Socks

Just completed my first FO of 2016:  Circle Socks, pattern by Anne Campbell.  I knit these for a December 2015 KAL as part of a Ravelry group, Sock Knitters Anonymous.  Their monthly challenges are a great way to try new patterns and techniques.  This particular challenge was to use self-striping yarn and a pattern that enhances the striping.

I used JoAnn Sensations Bamboo & Ewe (sadly, discontinued) in the Purple/Black striping colorway.  I really enjoyed using this yarn- it feels very nice to knit with, and also the finished project looks very nice and mostly matchy-matchy.

Currently OTN:
  • After All This Time (Heidi Nick pattern) Socks--using Hansen Hand Dyes Bounce Sock in Beauregard Blue
  • Springtastic Socks (Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter pattern)--using Madelinetosh Pashmina in Vishnu.
  • Baby mittens (Blue Sky Alpacas pattern) for Pine Ridge Reservation OB ward.

Sunday, February 8, 2015


The winner of my blog contest is t_ktl!  Please email me your address so I can get your prize out to you.

Stay tuned for more giveaways in the coming weeks!

Now, back to the Grammy Awards and knitting more of the enormously thick baby blanket for PRR.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

FO and a giveaway!!

First FO of the year:  Winter Blues Socks
I started these way back in 2009, and abandoned them after knitting the first sock.  I finished these a couple weeks ago, mid-January.  I love the way the colors stripe and slightly pool in areas--the yarn is Radiant Twist superwash sock in the "Sour Cherry" colorway.

And next, a giveaway!

The prize:  a skein of Knitpicks Hawthorne sock yarn in the "Concordia" colorway
How to enter for a chance to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post   or
  • Leave a comment on the Rav post in Contests & Giveaways thread  
For an extra entry:

  • Follow this blog and let me know that you did    or
  • Follow me on Twitter (I'm Knittingmama on there)-again, let me know that you did
  • If you already follow me, let me know!

I will randomly draw a winner on Sunday, February 8th.
Good luck!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


The winner of the blog giveaway is Knitnginthemitten!

 Stay tuned for more giveaways and fun in the coming months:-)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Baby Sweater Progress and a Giveaway!

The snow is falling (rapidly) here in NE Ohio.  It feels like January, but it's only November.  It's the perfect time to snuggle up in a warm blanket and knit something!

I've made significant progress on my Hug Me pullover.  I've completed the front and back sections, and am currently on sleeve #1.  I decided to go with the teal/sage green/chocolate color combination because I love how those colors look together.  It's been a pretty simple knit so far, and I'm hoping to get the sleeves done this week and attach them/finish the sweater this weekend.

I'm having a giveaway this week as well.  Up for grabs:  a skein of Cascade Heritage sock yarn in a pretty(and spring-like) lilac color, and a copy of The Joy of Sox by Linda Kopp.  I will draw a winner on Monday, November 24th, so enter by midnight on Sunday, November 23rd.

I have another copy of TJOS, and I've knit the Blue Crush socks out of it so far (well, one of the pair anyway) but there are so many great patterns in the book, you will have trouble deciding which one to knit first!

How to enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post (please include your Rav nickname so I can contact you if you are the winner)        or
  • Leave a comment on the Ravelry post about this giveaway in the 'Contests & Giveaways" forum.

You can get one extra entry if you:

  • Follow my blog  or
  • Follow me on Twitter (I am KnittingMama on Twitter).

Good luck and thanks for reading!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

FO: Socks!

I *finally* finished a long-languishing pair of socks using ONline Supersocke Cotton 100--a cotton/wool blend sock yarn.
I started these in June 2009, and finished them today, October 25th, 2014.
I did not like the yarn a lot at first--not a fan of the self-patterning that was going on in the skein, but these turned out to be very comfortable and perfect for cozy fall evenings.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

And the winner is...

The winner of my blog giveaway is Rosebob!

Be on the lookout for more blog contests and giveaways soon!