Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"n" is for

...'nnouncing the winner of the copy of the joy of sox!

some very interesting things in your knitting bags! sounds like "some" of us need to dump our bags out more often! LOL!

being from the old school, i like to do things the old fashion way...yep. i cut up all your comments and stuck them in here:

shook everything around and drew out this:






so, yoyo socksister! you have won a copy of the new sock book, the joy of sox, courtesy of lark books and moi! congratulations! i hope you enjoy the patterns. please email me at ajmcfong at yahoo dot com with your mailing address and i will get this lovely book out to you.

and because so many of you took the time to leave me a comment, i decided to draw 3 more names and will be giving you a pattern of your choice from my ravelry store. you can also pick the mystery sock but the pattern will not be available until october.


if you gals would pm me (rav id is bellybuttonknits) over on rav with your choice of pattern, i will get the pattern out to you.

thank you all for playing along!

obligatory ugly hummingbird picture

one of my friends sent me a picture of a baby cockatoo and it's even uglier than baby hummingbirds!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"m" is for

..."make" someone happy AND "mystery" socks!

i want to make someone happy by giving away a copy of the joy of sox! here's the deal. leave me a comment ON THIS POST telling me the strangest thing you have in your knitting bag and why it's there. i keep a small superball in my knitting bag. it's perfect for sticking in sock toes while you are trying to even out that little kitchener graft! strange but it works. or if you are more normal than that, you can leave me a comment telling me why you think you deserve the book or how/why you got into sock knitting. once upon a time, i honestly did think it was strange for people to be hand knitting socks!

deadline for posting a comment will be tuesday, september 15th! us residents only, this time. sorry. please leave me a way to contact you should you be the lucky winner.

and the final clue for the carefree mystery sock kal went out over the weekend. so i can share some pictures with you.

my pattern still doesn't have a real name...
kind of like the empress of fantasia in neverending story

it's a mystery sock
pathetic, huh?!

crystal palace yarn - panda wool (ultramarine)
us 1.5 (2.5mm) needles
i love them but i only wish i had added some sparkly beads


i kept wondering when they would get cute!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"l" is for


color me EXCITED!

and you have a reason to be excited too! i have a copy of the book to give away, courtesy of lark books. weren't they nice? check back in a few days while i come up with some kind of contest.

**singing, "i'm so excited!!!! lalalala!!! so excited!!!**