Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Giveaway of a Wee Tiny Sock Club Membership


Meg of Blogless No More and I have teamed up to celebrate her new adventure with a giveaway for the last spot in the Summer 2009 Wee Tiny Sock Club.

This is what Meg had to say:
"As a member of the Summer 2009 Wee Tiny Sock Club, you will receive a package in the mail each month this Summer, June, July and August.
Each package will be based around a different summer theme, and will contain:

-An original creative wee tiny sock pattern.

-A taste of yummy professionally hand-dyed sock yarn, plenty to knit a wee tiny sock with.

-All notions needed to complete the pattern - for example, beads and beading needle, so no need to run out for extra supplies:)

-Stitch markers that coordinate with the theme.

-Surprise goodies!
**A Project Bag From Debbie's shop Petschminibear**


*In addition, the first package (June) will include a special wee tiny sock blocker hand-made by my husband, ready to be attached to your keys or your favorite knitting bag."


There will be only 1 winner

There are 3 ways to enter:
1. blog about and link back to the giveaway and leave a comment here saying you did.

2. Become a follower of Meg's blog and leave a comment here saying you did. (This way
you will know when you can sign-up for the fall edition of the Wee Tiny Sock Club.

3. Leave a comment here telling me about a new knitting technique or skill you want to learn - or something you learned recently that you really enjoyed.

Deadline To Enter: June 7th at Midnight

66 comments:

Georgi said...

I became a follower of Meg's blog.

superwoman_4002 said...

I am a newer knitter so i really cant wait til my finger heals so i can start learning how to knit socks this summer! :)

SweetDreams said...

Hi! I recently started following Meg's blog, and that's how I found out about the giveaway. I would love to enter! It would be such a cute and fun way to knit my first sock :)

AshAsh said...

I've been subscribing to Meg's blog through Bloglines, but now I'm also a follower. I love the idea of wee socks and really think this would be a great way to learn! Thanks for hostessing the give away and please do keep me posted on the Fall wee sock club!

--Ashley

sprite said...

I'd like to learn how to do stripes better. Whenever I carry the yarn up, it's obvious. Whenever I change colors it's obvious (when knitting in the round, I mean). It strikes me these two things are holding me back from the next level of knitting, so I'm hopeful that I'll be able to tackle them this summer.

TopHat said...

I now subscribe to her blog!

TopHat said...

Something I would like to learn: well, there're 3 somethings. 1) Fair isle. It doesn't look hard, I just have to do it. 2) Argyle socks. 3) Using circular needles (2 circs? magic loop?) instead of dpns for socks.

Sharon Rose said...

Oh wow - this is really exciting. I want to learn to do more minature stuff, so this seems perfect! Thanks so much for a great contest!

Trudy said...

Hi Darcy--I was the winnner of one o your contests and am enjoying the cable needle necklace so much!

One thing I'd love to learn to do is knitting two socks using the magic loop method. I don't know if I'll ever get it, but it would cure my SSS!

I became a follower of Meg's blog!

Trudy said...

BY the way Darcy, I blogged about the contest on my blog, http://knitpickingit.blogspot.com--so I'm in for a three way to win!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Trudy there is a book that teaches you magic looping 2 socks at a time and a ravelry group as well.
The book is 2-at-a-time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes It has detailed step by step pictures in it and is spiral bound so it's easy to keep your spot;)Hugs Darcy

Skyebyrd said...

I'm following Meg's blog!

Skyebyrd said...

I've been wanting to try knitting socks with actual sock yarn (instead of the worsted or bulky I've used before) but never could committ to making full sized socks! I'd love to try the wee socks for my first go.

Turtle said...

I did all 3 of the above Darcy! I am still wishing to perfect my spinning on the wheel techniques as well as 3-d felting. Also i am wishing to get more used to the knitting machine hubby picked up for my birthday for knitting simple washclothes more quickly. So far we have not really become friends.

mango2oo said...

I recently learned a teriffic tubular cast on, making top down sock cuffs wonderfully stretchy!

Now off to check Meg's blog!

M said...

I'm now a follower of Meg's blog! I love the idea of this wee sock club, it's great for beginners like me!

M said...

Things I would love to learn: 1) knitting 2 socks at the same time - I tend to have second sock and second mitten syndrome, so this would be great. 2) Fair Isle, I love the look of this and I'm told it's not as difficult as it looks!

Both would be great techniques to practice on wee socks!

c'est Moi! the tink-n-frog said...

I'm a Meg/blog less no more follower

ikkinlala said...

One thing I'd like to learn is stranded knitting - I've used two colours by switching at the end of a row, but I haven't gone beyond that.

Melly Testa said...

I follow Megs Blog and have friend connected to it.

CraftyAshley said...

Became a follower of Meg's blog. This is such a neat idea thanks for sharing info! I am in the process of wanting to knit socks and since I have young kits this club would be great!

5elementknitr said...

I became a follower.

My new technique I'd like to learn is fair isle. For me it's like driving a car with stick shift. I know how, in theory, I just haven't had any practice at it!

Kristen said...

The next knitting skill I want to tackle is cables. I've never done them before but I went and bought a cable needle and I want to try the Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf.

Georgi said...

I would love to learn how to read charts, while many patterns will include both the written pattern and the chart, some don't and it always frustrates me. Someday I will close myself in the house anx sit donw with a chart and try but. . . .

Georgi said...

I posted about your contest at http://toknitandwrite.blogspot.com/2009/05/blather-and-contest.html
:-)

Katt said...

I posted on my blog.
http://ladyfelula.blogspot.com/2009/05/wee-tiny-socks.html

I've had so much fun test knitting the patterns ... I'd love to be able to see how it all comes together in the kits, and get to knit with the yummy yarn Meg is planning to use!

mishag on Ravelry said...

Hi! I am learning colourwork (fairisle) knitting now - I started last night. I really want to learn to knit socks next! Thanks! mishag on Rav

Michelle said...

I recently learned how to make double knitting. It's surprisingly easy.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

follower

Tish said...

I am now a follower of Meg's blog. What a great idea-- tiny sock club! I think I can actually finish a tiny sock, it is a pair of regular ones that give me SSS. LOL

Tish said...

A new technique I have learned... well that would be adding beads to lace work. I have only tried it with lace yarn, however. I used the crotchet way to add one bead at a time instead of stringing them all on at once. I think that by having 2 threads of yarn going through the bead gives it more strength. However, I am curious to learn other ways it may come in handy for other projects. ^_^

meherbie said...

Hi! I just joined to follow Meg's blog, my only other blog is Yarn Harlot! I not very web savvy, but do love mini socks! Looking forward to seeing what everyone is doing!

Froggie said...

I recently learned right and left twist stitch. One thing I want to learn is making two-up socks and magic loop.

This year I also plan to attack sweater making.

AmIAKnitterYet said...

oh my goodness, this would be so great. I have just started knitting socks and am intrigued about any kind of sock club. wee socks seem perfect for practicing techniques, trying yarn, etc.

Keeping my fingers crossed.

Sandrasingh.com said...

I adore this Wee Sock idea, very cute. I left Meg a comment on her blog and became one of her devoted followers.

I'd love to learn how to do a lacy sock, a wee one would be even more darling!

brownbear said...

Double knitting is something I've been wanting to try.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Sandra here is a link to a free mini sock that has lace down one side I have knit it and would recommend doing it on size 0 dpn's.Hugs Darcy
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fawkes-lace-mini-sock

Susan Knight said...

I am now a faithful follower of Meg's blog!

missus.mint said...

I am following Meg (and you), i twittered (twitter.com/mamalefae) blogged (http://purl-wise.blogspot.com/2009/05/yes-virginia-there-is-wee-tiny-sock.html)

I recently finished my first sock ever and am pretty proud of it! I'm quickly becoming addicted to socks!

accountantgrrl said...

I found out about the giveaway through the "Blogging" group on Ravelry. I recently did a Wee Tiny Sock swap and making the teeny tiny socks was a lot of fun.

I recently started knitting my socks using the magic loop method and really love it.

Nancy said...

I recently knitted "Fargyles" from Knitty.com and learned how to cable without an extra needle.

I'm hoping to learn knitting socks on 2 circular needles from the toe-up by the end of the summer :o)

cksknitter said...

I'd like to learn how to make a jogless stripe. Those darn stripes always trip me up!
Chrissy at knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

danielle said...

Actually there are 2: knitting a sock toe up (I just tried this on a baby sock and hated it) and knitting socks 2 at a time

Timiae said...

How fun!

I want to try intarsia and double knitting. Neither appear to be too difficult, but I've always stayed away from them.

Debbie said...

HI! I signed up as a follower on Meg's blog. Something new I've tried recently is dying yarn and then knitting socks from it. It was really fun. Thaks for the contest. Debbie

Patt said...

I just signed up as a follower of Megs.
Hi Darcy!!!

Patt said...

So right now I am learning how to make 2 socks on a magic loop. I have to say that the going is very slow but I am loving that both socks are getting done at the same time!!
patt_m@comcast.net

Pryncesshellokitty said...

Hi Meg,

I just came across a shawl pattern and would like to know how to "knit nupps". Hopefully you can steer me in the right direction.

Thanks,
Mamie

Maggie said...

Hello,

I became a follower of Blog Less

Maggie

Lucy said...

I just blogged about you guys at TexanKnits.com and linked back to both yours and Meg's blog page. Thank you for the chance :-).

Heide said...

I am now a follower of Meg's blog. I've always wanted to make Fair Isle socks, although on a teeny, tiny scale this might not be possible.

Breien in Lansingerland said...

I am following Meg's blog too.

Mollie said...

I am taking knitting for speed and efficiency this summer with Stephanie Pearl McPhee. I am very excited, with limited time to knit, I need to make the time count. The time crunch is another reason to do wee tiny socks.

MJ said...

I am new to wee sock knitting. But there techniques that I would like to learn for wee socks as well as my full sized socks. I second the striping, picot bind off, I wanna try the elf socks. So much sock knitting, so little time!! that is what is so great about the wee socks, they are fast!

maryootsy said...

Self taught on 2 socks on 2 circular needles, love it very much. I get both socks done at the same time. I love knitting wee socks.

vickie said...

hi darcy i blogged http://vickiescontestblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/wee-tiny-sock-club-giveaway-via-darcys.html vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

blogged again http://knithappens24.blogspot.com/2009/06/wee-tiny-sock-club-giveaway-via-darcys.html vbarton24 at gmaail dot com

vickie said...

i am following Meg's blog as knit happens 24

vickie said...

im not sure if this counts or not but i acid dyed yarn for the 1st time today and I learned how to make dyes lighter and darker and how to mix colors and make what i wanted. vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Debbie said...

this is going to be so much fun, good luck to the lucky winner. I can't wait to receive my wee sock package. And those sock blockers are the cutest thing, I need all of them.

trh said...

I blogged about the contest here:

http://ourknitalong.blogspot.com/2009/06/fun-contest.html

trh said...

I became a follower . . .

mango2oo said...

And I did bevcome a follower of Meg's blog!!

dmr said...

I am now a happy follower of Meg's Blog. I think I could find time for wee tiny socks.

Shirley said...

I'd like to try toe up socks.

Melody said...

I'm a follower of Meg's blog.