Wednesday, May 2, 2007

another free sock pattern ...AND A CONTEST

my pattern for "fly away home" is now available at the crystal palace yarns website. i love the panda wool more than the panda cotton; but i am partial to wool anyway.

"fly away home"
panda wool in lacquer red colorway
2.25mm needles/gauge 9 sts/inch

close-up so you can "see" the ladybugs (which my co-worker could never see-sigh)

i really love knitting with panda wool. i love that little shiny thread of bamboo. my only complaint is the yardage. this is the second pair (well, technically one and a half pairs since i only knit one sock for a sample and sent that to susan ;o} ) of socks i have made with panda wool and i always get to the end wondering if i am going to get one sock out of the skein. this is how much i had left this time. i, of course, keep insisting on knitting with a tight gauge which uses more yarn.

the good news is that, in the future, the yarn is going to be spun just a tad thinner and will gain about 20(?) yards. anyway, there will be less stress in this household.

i have been itching to have another contest. i had so much fun reading your answers to my last question. this time, i am giving away 2 skeins of panda wool in the lacquer red colorway so you can knit your own pair of "fly away home".

lisa never claimed the panda cotton (rosewater) from my last contest so i am also throwing that back into the contest. in case you were wondering, karen is now playing with the panda cotton in the beautiful "seascape" colorway.

leave me a comment. i would love to know what sock pattern you are absolutely dying to knit but have never gotten around to. tell me if you want the panda wool or panda cotton as a first choice. and if you could just add a last initial, state, or something so i can tell your first names apart, please. i will draw two names this weekend.

107 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your sock patterns. I would love to try Menehune Cobblestone but have several pairs of others already on the needles (seven pairs to be exact). I would love to have the Panda Wool.
Thanks, Cherryl H.

PurlingPirate said...

There are so many patterns I want to knit!! One that has been in my mind for awhile is Lombard from MagKnits.
http://magknits.com/Sept06/patterns/lombardstreet.htm

Although the pattern you just came up with might be my next one!!

Even though I live in Texas I still prefer wool to the cotton yarn.

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the panda Wool for one of the dozens of patterns I can't wait to start.
Your patterns are just great!
Happy Knitting.

the California/Okie
Tracy

Val said...

Elfine's been on my list for a while. I like your new pattern too. I'd love to try the Panda wool, but I'm interested in the cotton version as well

Amy said...

I suppose this might sound untrue - but I'm captivated by your "Gecko Eyes Pattern". I've never been to your site until today and, have 4 boys, I seem drawn to anything involving bugs, lizards, etc. I've had the page open for 10 mins now - just admiring the sock and figuring out the pattern. (Do you think this pattern would work with striping yarn or is solid best?)
Anyway - I'm excited to find your site - plan to be back!
I'd love to try the Panda Wool.
Thank you,
Amy in N. California who's wondering if she's in the bellybutton too!

Cassandra said...

well i would have to say that this pattern would be wonderful to knit up. It looks so delicate but beautiful enough that I would love to knit it up during my spare time. I would use the panda wool as I am partial to wool socks anyways but I am sure it would be pretty knitted up in any yarn.

Cassandra V. from NY

BarbaraME said...

Your new pattern is just lovely! I adore your designs...

Oh my - so many patterns and so little time! Cookie A.'s Potomous (sp?) pattern intrigues me. I'd also like to knit your pattern Gecko Eyes with the little beads but haven't found beads yet...

Either yarn would be lovely - I suppose I'm partial to the wool since I live in sunny New Hampshire but love the cotton as well.

So nice of you to do this!

Barbara in NH

Redford Phyl said...

I'm on my first pair of Panda Wool socks, and I'm in love with this yarn. Just finished Cookie A.'s Mona socks with Louet Gems, and the yarn is a pain to work with. I have Cookie's Thelonius pattern, and I think the Panda Wool would be perfect for it.

AmyP said...

I would love to knit the Monkey socks by Cookie, but I just never seem to have the chance to knit them! I'd like the Panda Wool.
Amy P from the UK.

Crafty Mom said...

Hi I had knit one sock in the monkey socks pattern and they didnt fit so had to frog them. I have been waiting to knit them again, but after seeing your pattern and your socks I absolutely love that pattern. I have to say that the monkey pattern will have to wait a little longer now. I would love to knit yours instead.
I would love to have the panda cotton but would be very grateful and happy with either one.
Oh and I live in Georgia....

rockinmax said...

Now that I've seen your new pattern, I'd have to say I'm going to be doing it soon for my daughter, who loves red and ladybugs! I'd love to try the Panda wool, would also be happy with the cotton, I'm a new sock knitter and haven't tried either yet. We don't have much for yarn choices in our LYS. Your socks are beautiful.-Stacey in NY

Kristi said...

Oooo, that yarn looks so luscious, and your ladybug socks are darling! I want to (but haven't gotten around to) knit the Milanese lace socks at Magknits. I would love to try the Panda wool...even my ds/7 is turning into a yarn snob!
~Kristi in Alaska~

Shawn said...

I am wanting to knit the Gothic Spires by Cookie A. but it looks so darn complicated. I would prefer the panda wool, but would be grateful for either one if my name is drawn.

Thank you for the great pattern, it's now on a list of socks to make. :-)

Clearbrook72 (Shawn from Nebraska)

corirallen said...

I am so looking forward to knitting your pattern for
"The Knitter"
After looking at all of your patterns I can hardly wait for the pattern to come in the mail. I have never knitted with Panda Wool or the Cotton so either one sounds great to me.
I live in Washington State.

Mothergoose said...

I would really like to knit up this new pattern of yours and I know my Mom would elove wearing them!! She is 70 and loves homemade socks since I've started making them. I have never used cotton yarn for socks, so I think that is what I would choose.

beadntat said...

I have so many socks I want to knit! Lombard St., Jaywalker, Hedera, plus others from Jeanie Townsend and the Sock Bug. But I found your new patterns looking for something to knit from the Panda Cotton I just purchased, so I have lots to choose from :-) I'd love to try the Panda Wool too. Congrats on the great new patterns!

Kristina in TN

Anonymous said...

I'm new to socks, so there are soooo many wonderful patterns I'm collecting. So far, I've only done basic socks and am ready to move on to more complicated. It would be great to have the Panda Cotton to use as my first patterned socks.

Tonya in Tx

baba black sheep said...

i WOULD ABSOLUTLY LOVE TRYING THE PANDA WOOL WITH THAT PATTERN, ITS ABSOLUTLY GORGEOUS YOU MY DEAR ARE A TALENTED WOMAN

CATHY H
catattack1@yahoo.ca

monica said...

Well, I think right now I would like to knit your new pattern, adn I would prefer the wool.

Diana said...

Pretty pattern!

Two patterns that I'm particularly interested in making are Pomatomus and Elfine.

If my name's picked, I'd prefer the wool. thanks!

Diana C (NC)

Ruth Machover said...

I have been wanting to make the Embossed Leaves pattern for ages; have just not gotten around to it. So many new ones come up all the time; don't know which to do first. Recently made the Monkey socks; they are awesome! Would love to try the Panda cotton. Your latest socks are gorgeous!! Ruth in N.J.

Lauren said...

Hello! I absolutely love the newest pattern and the color!! They look great!! I would like to knit the Monkey socks on Knitty by Cookie A and haven't gotten time to knit them (sometimes school gets in the way...grrr). I would be interested in the Panda Cotton. I have a lot of wool sock yarn and am very interested in trying cotton, especially since summer is nearing and wool can be hot!! Thanks again for sharing your newest pattern, I really do love it!!

Lauren S (PA)

Nilda said...

I started knitting socks only 6 months ago and already have many sock patterns that I want to knit. This new pattern of yours is now on that list. Others on the list are Thelonius and Twisted Flower, by Cookie A and Embossed Leaves from Interweave Knits. I would love the Panda Wool; that color looks beautiful.
Thanks,
Nilda A

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

That's a nice pattern with a cute name! There are quite a few patterns that I would like to knit but haven't gotten time for yet, Bayerische by Eunny for example. MM! No preference w/ the wool or cotton. : ) Thanks!

said...

Are you serious? You want me to pick just one pattern? Okay, well, since I finished Thelonious...and I cannot easily choose just one pattern. I will give you two.

First, Millicent by Cookie A., and second is the Child's First Sock in shell pattern, by Nancy Bush.

I too prefer the wool to the cotton.

Aunt Jeri said...

i have been thinking about Baudelaire or Menehune Cobblestone, but seeing Fly away home today just makes it harder to make up my mind.
I would like to try the Panda wool or cotten.

Great designs!
Jeri in NM

Anonymous said...

I've been looking at a lot of the crazy complex cable patterns, like the Baudelaire. Problem is, they're never in ym prefered gauge and those are a LOT of work to resize without distroying the pattern. Other problem is I have SO MUCH TO KNIT with just my own ideas that I rarely give myself time to knit someone else's ides. Love your sock, its a very simple and effective design. i'd be happy with either yarn if I am lucky enough to win!
Suzi in San Jose, suzi@suzisknits.com

Twinsanity said...

*perk* A give-away?

Eh, I never win anyway. But I'm working on Eunny Jang's Entrelac Socks while dreaming of Cokkie A's Twisted Flower Socks and kicking myself for having used up my Taj Mahal on Child's First Socks since it was the perfect red for your Fly Away Home socks. *pout*

Shannon/Twinsanity in MI, who's not expressing a preference for wool, cotton, unclaimed whatsit...no acrylic, no problem!

Anastacia said...

Yeah for contests! I don't think I've ever come across your blog before, but I'm glad I did!

I've been dying to knit the Anastasia socks, and these http://knittingincolor.blogspot.com/2006/06/caledonia-socks-these-warm-socks-have.html - not to mention all the other great patterns out there!

I'm Anastacia Z from MA, btw... I'd love either of the yarn you are giving away, btw, but I think the cotton would be nice as my mom prefers cotton socks to wool

Koren said...

Well, the pattern I've been lusting after for months is Cookie A's "Twisted Flower" - but I started it last night, so I don't think that counts anymore. I'm halfway down the leg, and I still love it.

Besides that, one of these days (when I'm 20 lbs lighter and much more daring), I want to make the Lolita Legs stockings from some back issue of knitty.

And I'm partial to wool blends (and have been eying the Panda wool for quite some time now!), but wouldn't turn up my nose at the cotton/bamboo blend, either. Thanks for having contests!

Rachael said...

This is the first time I have been to your blog- I love Geko Eyes. I am "into" anything with beads and the idea of using the beads for eyes is super cute. I have never tried panda yarn- mainly because I have never seen it- I live in Germany, but I am from CA and will be there this summer. Where, oh where can I buy nice sock wool in Sacramento and the surounding area? Last summer I was in a couple of yarn shops but didn't find much.

Fiadhnat said...

Cascading Leaves by Jeanie Townsend. I don't know why I haven't knit them yet but it was this pattern that got me back to knitting socks (after my 1st attempt in school, age about 10). But having read the other comments and, naturally, looking at all the other patterns mentioned I'll just have to add another few to my 'must do' list!
Fiadhnat (Fia-Knit) in Ireland. Oh, I'd prefer the wool, but am not fussy.

Denise said...

Your sock pattern is great! I keep seeing the Jaywalker socks that others have made. I love what that pattern does for verigated yarns. It is on my list of patterns to try. Our LYS recently added the Panda yarns and I would love to try the cotton one.

Thanks, Denise in Iowa

mogs said...

I'd like to try the Gansey sock pattern by Beth Brown Reinsel, because I like knitting ganseys.
Would like to try either yarn as they're not available in UK yet.
Rosemary L in Scotland

Catlady said...

Oh, dear - can't limit myself to just one that I'm dying to knit! There are so many, including the Flyaway new one! I guess, though, the one that I really want to get on the needles, but just never seem to, is one that I designed a lace pattern for the leg portion. I need to hurry up and test knit it, so that I can write up the pattern!! Thank you for considering me for the Panda Wool draw. I'm Catlady, from Canada.

Tabitha said...

I am absolutely itching to get started on Cookie A's Thelonius and Twisted Flower patterns. It took forever to find the perfect yarn and now that I have it I had to push them to the back burner while I was knitting for DH and MIL and kiddos. Now that I have seen the ladybug pattern I might have to make Cookie wait while I knit Fly Away home. Love the pattern. I also can't wait to see your top secret The Knitter SOTM pattern in June. I know it will be terrific. Don't suppose you would give us a little hint?!? If I had to choose Wool would be my first choice but I would be equally happy with cotton too.

JeanTownsend said...

I love your ladybugs! I would like to use the panda on a new pattern. p.s. i just love your pink Lilacs too!!

Tania said...

I've used both Panda Wool and Cotton. I'm making some baby socks with the cotton right now. I was also concerned about the yardage, so worked the socks toe up. It's good news about spinning them thinner to gain the yardage.

Becky said...

I have to pick just one? I think next on my list is Monkey socks. I am a fairly new sock knitter, and haven't gotten around to all of them yet.

Becky/MS

Sarah said...

I have been wanting to knit either Baudelaire or Queen of Cups from Knitty. I have never done a toe-up sock, so I might knit Baudelaire next to try it out.

Sarah C. from Texas

Anonymous said...

Adrienne, I would LOVE to enter your contest........thank you for walking me through this 'comment' thingy !

You know I've just loved making your Menehune Cobblestones, and now I am dying to try these FlyAways ! Either yarn I could win would be wonderful, and you'll be sure to see the finished results on my flickr page, if I should be so lucky !

Thanks for the fun anticipation....and for all of your patterns !

...dotty...the Okie Okie

Anonymous said...

I love your new "ladybug" sock. I can't wait to try it. I would love the try the Panda wool yarn.
Thanks,
Susan G.

Anonymous said...

I haven't had the time to knit Almost Arygle, but your patterns are great too. I have printed out most of them. I'm more into wool but the cotton would be great too. Thanks for this contest.
Connie in Virginia

Pixie said...

Kmitting a pair of cabled socks has been on my to-do list for-ever! That, and the Jaywalkers!

Wool or Cotton -- whatever!

Pixie M of Colorado

Denise said...

I too, prefer wool for my socks and would love to try the Panda wool. I think the socks that I will make will be the Monkey socks. However, I DO really like your new socks and like the picot edging.
Thanks Denise in Va.

Anonymous said...

Want to get araound to Coookie A.'s Pottamus - for ME... but with 3 pair of Xmas gift socks OTN and knitting for Socks for Soldiers - [http://socksforsoldiers.org/] there's never enough time... Maybe one day soon!
Peggy T. in AZ

zekezac said...

your new socks are beautiful I would love to do a pair like that for myself. Currently I am working on dk weight socks from a free pattern called Gusset - Heel Gansey sock. I am making it with Emu superwash in a black, grey and green varigated. I have been waiting to do them forever and finally found some yarn. I have never tried Panda yarn and would love to. I am located in Oromocto NB Canada.

Have a great day
Shirley

Anonymous said...

I've only made one pair of socks and that was a couple of years ago. The sock bug has bit me again though and now I want to make all the patterns that I am finding! I am taking a sock class starting Friday on db pointed needles but I really want to learn to do socks on circular needles and will be trying that as soon as my needles arrive in the mail. I have never used Panda Wool and would love to try it. Thanks for all the great information on your blog. Melodie T., NY

iris said...

hi adrienne,
i'm dying to do the "Escherwürfel Socken" by Steffi from Germany--

http://zope.vanderlinden-ffm.de/familie_vanderlinden/2_stephanie/Kreatives/3_Socken

i used to spend hours gazing at escher's work, as an art student, wondering why i couldn't do that, and to have socks inspired by one of my heroes would be so very cool.
iris from ny

msoneil said...

Would love to knit Chrystalline Lattice or Rainy Day Socks (Magnits). Just cast on a pair of Seduction Socks. Love your blog - will visit again soon.

Maggie O - Ohio

karen said...

I want to knit the Baudelaire socks from Knitty.com. It took me nearly 7 months to make the Elfine's socks! I'm serious! I love to knit and would love to try the panda wool.

Anonymous said...

Great sock patterns.

I have many patterns I want to try. There are two waiting it the wings -- Lilacs and Kansas Harvest both by Jean Townsend. I started the Lilacs, but got off by 1/2 a row and have to restart them. The Kansas Harvest has been waiting ever since I first saw them 2 or 3 years ago. I think I have finally found the perfect yarn. Just have to get a cable needle small enough to be used with sock yarn.

What a fun contest. Both yarns sound lovely. If I win, please let the other person choose first.

Thanks,

Lynn
lynnhaffner@kc.rr.com

Katie K said...

Love your new pattern. I plan to make them.

I've been looking at Cookie A's Twisted Flower socks for a while now with the thought to get the pattern.

I also prefer the Panda Wool to the Cotton.

Blu486 said...

I would love to try the "Falling in Love Socks" by Anniken Allis. They are toe-up socks, and I've never successfully knit a pair of those. I love knitting with wool, however! Thanks so much for your contest! It's interesting to see what patterns are on everyone's minds! Susan F. - STL MO

Jen said...

I've got so many projects on the needles, but I would love to knit Gecko Eyes *at some point* and any of Cookie A's for sale patterns (but I don't think I have the attention span needed for her patterns.)

Karen said...

Even though I just won some yarn from you I'm going to enter this one too! I have yet to start your cobblestone pattern in the cotton I just won (working on my sister's birthday socks right now) but I will next week. And if by some chance you pick my name again I would like to try the wool. Thanks!

Pat said...

I have never got around to knitting Traveler's Stockings from p 79 of Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road. I just love the patterning but seem to make mostly plain vanilla socks. I use a lot of self-patterning yarn so they are interesting, though. I would prefer Panda Wool but I'd be very happy with the cotton. Thank you!
Pat H

Wilena said...

The newest sock pattern is great. My little daughter will love those.

My pattern I want to knit for myself is the toe up vine lace socks. So busy finishing socks for hubby and the kids that I don't have time for my own.

Wilena D in NS Canada

K. Anne said...

I have been wanting to knit something along the lines of Thuja.

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTthuja.html

I seem to be drawn to simple and classic designs.

Wool would be lovely, but then so would cotton. :)

Anonymous said...

Since I am making a shawl with ladybugs on it, I would love to knit your "Fly Away Home" Socks! Therefore, I would prefer the wool!

Cindy in GA

Anonymous said...

I have to pick only one that I'm dying to knit??? There's all of your socks, Cat's Coriolis socks, Cookie A's patterns ....

While trying either of the Crystal Palace yarns would be a treat for me, the cotton is what I would most like to try.
Lynn P
Durham NC

Steel City Knitter said...

I have been dying to try Monkey from Knitty and I'd love to try it in the cotton.

Charissa from Pittsburgh

Tracy said...

I actually honestly do have your Menehune Cobblestones bookmarked to work on soon, and I even have the yarn sitting and waiting for them (Panda Cotton in Faded Jeans). I just need to finish at least one of the three pairs I have OTN first. I love both yarns, kind of depending on the pattern. But I think I'd like to do another pair in the wool. Thanks - and another beautiful pattern for me to save too.

Tracy in KCMO

Janette said...

Honestly, I'd love to knit any socks that would fit me. I am in love with some of the Cookie A patterns, but the sizing doesn't work out. My 3 year old tends to get the socks I make..and I would love to try your Fly Away Home socks for her. Her nickname is a derived from Ladybug. No preference on the yarn.

J

Diana said...

Love "Fly Away Home." Thank you.

I've got Baverische by Eunny Lang(http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/09/bayerische_sock_part_ii.html) on my mind. Don't know if I'll ever get them done, but I can dream.

Diana, Atlanta
www.woofgangpug.blogspot.com

anna said...

I like the pattern you have on your blog with the pretty red yarn. I am still new to sock knitting...but do enjoy it...I would like the panda cotton. Thanks for your contest...I love contests! I like your blog too!
Anna in Oklahoma

Debbie said...

I am torn between Monkey and Gothic Spires, but I have three self striping yarns to use up first. Thanks, Debbie aka dragonridermom Ellicott City, MD

Beth said...

Can you believe I've never knit a pair of Jaywalkers? Also Pomatomus from Knitty. Someday I'll get to them! If you happen to pick me, I'd love to try the Panda Wool. :)

Rebecca F said...

Anything by Cookie A. seriously, her patterns are just so delicious.

Oh, wool. Gotta love the wool. :)

jael23 said...

Would love to do your new pattern and the menehune socks. Always looking for new patterns that present a little challenge. Would like either the wool or cotton.

Janice C. from Atlanta, Georgia

Lizardknits said...

So many patterns - so little time! Horcrux, Jaywalker, Monkey, etc. My stack of patterns grows faster than I can knit socks, but i keep plugging away. Prefer wool to cotton.
Elizabeth H. in VA

Anonymous said...

This is such a gorgeous pattern,and I love ladybugs, and I for one would love to try it with the Panda wool or the Panda Cotton. I have seen that yarn at my LYS and would dearly love to have some
Gloria G.

Sue C said...

I love this new pattern and know just the person I should make it for! Thanks for a great pattern, hoping to win the lovely yarn in wool as my first choice to make them with.
SueC in CT

Anonymous said...

Your Fly Away Home panda pattern is beautiful but a bit beyond me as I knit my first sock 6 mo ago. Definitely one to add to my list, however. All your patterns are great. Thanks for sharing them.

I have tons of projects calling to me. Fancy Chevron Lace by Judy Sumner is one I like in worsted weight.

I live in AZ but it gets cold in these mountains so I knit mostly with wool but also with cotton.

Bridget said...

what a beautiful sock pattern! I plan on trying both panda wool and cotton but a LYS has the wool so I'd like the cotton. I'm using tofutsies right now and love it. As for a sock pattern I've been meaning to knit...Embossed Leaves among others! Bridget C.

Rachel said...

I really like your blog! I just found it through a friend's blog. Great sock pattern, btw.

Okay, I'm slightly allergic to wool, so I'd prefer the other yarn. Also, my name is Rachel L. and I live in Illinois, or the "Frigid North", as I like to call it (I'm originally from Hawaii)

Anonymous said...

Love your Fly Away Home pattern. All your patterns are great! Thanks for sharing them.

Your gekko eyes pattern will be one of my next projects. Have had it on my list for a while.

I live in AZ but it gets cold in these mountains so I use both wool (mostly) and cotton.

Marusya

KathyJ said...

I'm new to sock knitting, just one year and 6 pairs of socks. I've never knit a pair from a solid color but I just have to know that I've seen your fly away pattern.
I have Cookie's Monkey socks OTN and the next ones I just HAVE to make are Falling Leaves from Fall05 Knitty. I need to try that short row toe up.

Nancy N. said...

Your sock patterns are great! I think Jaywalkers are my next sock to try (Monkey socks are OTN), and I would also like to do Cookie A.'s Potamatus (sp?) from Knitty.

Either yarn is OK but I'm partial to wool,

Knit ON!

Nancy N.

Janet said...

Your pattern ideas are very inspiring! I keep adding more to my to do list.
Next on the list is the Cobblestone socks. I would like to try the Panda Wool, but also like the Panda Cotton.
Janet R. in MI

Quickstitchin said...

Wow, I love all your patterns! I am new to sock knitting and have mostly knit on worsted weight yarn. I am ready to move on to sock yarn and believe that I could probably knit the Menehune Coblestones without too much difficulty. I would clearly love to try all four posted on your sight! I would like whatever you would send if you should choose me.

Linda V from MN

Beth in Seattle said...

Who can resist a contest? I love your new design. Beth in Seattle

Scarlett said...

I am a newbie knitter already addicted to socks. Don't feel bad for me, it is better than other addictions.

My dream sock to knit, when I get better at socks is Eunny Bayrische sock. I have that sock as my wallpaper and my motivation to knit and rip till perfection.

However, I love this sock and have added it to my to do list. Ladybugs have very spiritual connotations and have been connected with the Virgin Mary. Just another Nerdy fact for you. :)

C Lee said...

There is a pattern I came across for a pair of socks knit intersia style. I just haven't worked up the courage to try the pattern! LOL They are beautiful, but I'm afraid I'll totally flub the pattern.

I prefer wool to cotton.
C Lee, currently in Maine

Anonymous said...

I'm dying to try this pattern, Bazaar Socks, from Interweave
http://www.interweaveknits.com/freepatterns/pdf/sum_06/Bazaar_Socks.pdf
but with only 5 pairs of socks under my belt, it still seems a little intimidating. I've got it hung up on my bulletin board as a goal for the far-distant-future.

What I do feel confident enough to try, and am hoping to make my next project, is your new "fly away home" in Panda Cotton (hint, hint). They look like perfect summer socks!

In any case, great contest, great idea.

Hannah K., NJ

Robyn said...

Neat pattern. The one I am itching to try once I get some more experience is Cookie A's Pomatomus socks- they look fascinating to me! I think I would love some Panda Wool- esp. if it's red!

Robyn S. in AZ

Anne said...

I have been wanting to knit Bees Knees from Wild Horse I think -- but I have so many things going right now! I did finish your road to hana pattern successfully and LOVE how it turned out.

I usually prefer wool to cotton but have never tried the panda cotton so that would be my preference.

Thanks!

Ali said...

I am new to sock knitting so there are so many patterns that I love. I think the one that I would love to try is Baudelaire from Knitty. I prefer wool to cotton but I love both.

Ali S in Colorado

kshotz said...

I'm itching to try something with entrelac since I just learned the technique at a LYS last weekend!

I've never had the pleasure of working with either Panda product. I don't so much like the Fixation by Cascade, but I'm willing to give someone else's cotton a try before making a blanket judgement!

Kim H. in IA
www.kshotz.blogspot.com

yvonnep said...

This is easy: this fly away socks... wow, do I love this pattern. yvonnep

p.s. this is my manner to try to get hold of Panda yarn, which is not sold in the Netherlands.

Julie L in San Diego said...

Pretty laydbugs. I want to do Jeanie Townsend's May socks as soon as I get a few things off the needles. Also Jeanie's Gold Lace. I'd love to win some Panda wool or cotten, either

Debra said...

I would love to try the "fly away home" socks. I have a possibly irrational fear about the picot cuff being able to stay flush to the leg and not folding over. But I guess on the scale of irrational fears, it's pretty mild.

debra said...

oops! I'm Debra J. in San Antonio, TX

skcmd said...

oops i wrote this once and then it came back blank in the preview. hope this does not show up twice.

I love all of your patterns. One pattern I have been thinking about knitting for some time but need to be able to concentrate when i do it is the Entrelac Socks by Kathryn Alexander in the Spin-Off sock book

I want to try the panda wool and panda cotton eventually, so i would enjoy either.
Sandy C

dobarah said...

Why, any of your sock patterns would be on my list of must knits! If I was the lucky winner, I would be leaning towards the Panda Wool...wool is always good in Montana!

Valerie said...

Heartstrings Chocolate Covered Cherries. I love the heel design and the "cherries" on the cuff are just too cute. And heck, you can't go wrong with chocolate!

Panda Wool would be my first choice - I love the Fly Away Home Socks in that colorway, it's perfect for the pattern - not too light but shows off the ladybugs very nicely.

Valerie K. in WI

Rachel said...

Sock Bug's Lacy Scallops or Lucy Neatby's Mermaid socks. Or any of Eunny Jang's or Cookie A.'s textured socks. I think if I want them to take less then a year to knit I will have to wait until the kids are in preschool. I would prefer the wool to cotton but either are lovely.

KiriHoyt said...

Oh boy, I've loved Oh! My! Gecko Eyes! for some time, but I think the one I most want to do next is Titania's Revenge by Cookie A. and sold by Blue Moon Fiber Arts. Mostly because it's so pretty, but partly for the name ;o) I love the pretty new pattern you have too. It looks fun.

I'll cross my fingers and hope for the luck of the draw for the contest.

Thanks,
Kirsten in New Hampshire

Maureen said...

I would love to try your fly away home pattern but I would love to try the panda cotton. I am a new sockknitter so either one would be truly fine with me since I haven't worked with either yet.
Maureen from NY

Maureen said...

I forgot to say I am on sock 2 using the Menehune Cobblestones pattern. I am using Trekking XXL.
Thank you for the pattern!
Maureen from NY

Lynn said...

What pattern do I want to try? I want to do all the ones in Sensational Knitted Socks. I have a hard time choosing which one I want to do so end up doing a basic vanilla. I live in FL so I'm always interested in cotton blends, but I'd never say no to a wool either!
How fun for you to do this! I've never been to your blog before and you've got some great stuff here!

Bobbisox said...

wow, those flyaway home socks look great. I have Panda wool in a gorgeous turquoise-y colorway, but would LUUUVVVVV more, for upcoming flyaway socks.
Bobbi in the Adrienne-named Sole of California

Karen said...

I may be too late, but I thought I would comment anyway. I would love to try either yarn. I want to some day knit Lucy Neatby's Fiesta Socks - I did the cuffs a long time ago but that was as far as I got. I think I need time to pay attention and learn some things so that some of these patterns I yearn to make can become a little more "mindless", but between a full time job and four kids (sort of another full time job) the time to actually "study" my knitting very thin on the ground.

Knit in peace,
Karen

Nancy G. said...

Is it too late to enter? The sock pattern I have wanted to knit but so far have not done is the famous Pomotamous pattern by Cookie A. I once cast on for it, but my handpainted yarn pooled just terribly and I frogged it. I still want to knit them, just in another yarn.
Like you, I prefer wool over cotton, but my best friend needs the cotton blends. If I were to win, then, either Panda Wool or Panda Cotton would be very appreciated. I enjoy your blog and the lovely pictures. You are very talented to be designing socks. It's all I can do to keep up the the regular sock knitting, what with my full-time job! Thanks for sharing your yarn wealth with your readers!

Nancy G. said...

OOps! I'm Nancy G. in Kensington, California -- also near the bellybutton of CA.

Yarn Thing said...

I know I am a little late for the contest but wanted to write and tell you that I love the sock!

Great job!!

Marly
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Patti said...

I love your sock designs. There are not enough days to knit all the wonderful sock patterns all you talented designers keep coming up with! Some of my favorite "wish list" designs are: Flyaway, Thelonios, Clessidra, and Jeanie's Lilacs. I love the Panda Cotton. Thanks for all your contributions. Best regards,

Patti O
Plano, TX