Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November Sock Give A Way...........................



It's time once again to start a new give-a-way. Shall we do another pair of women's hand cranked socks that were made on our antique sock machine, "Doris"? I say yes! If you'd like to participate, please leave a comment on this post and then I'll draw one lucky name on Dec. 1st, 2010. That's when I'll send them an email with the good news and ask which size they'd like and send them off a wonderful pair of socks. I get the fun of picking which ones!

Yesterday I wore a pair of Doris' socks and asked myself, 'why don't you make yourself more of these?' Everytime I looked down at my feet, I just smiled at the fun colors that I was wearing.

I know this blog is about two things really - living off the grid and knitting. And I realized that I don't show pictures of a lot of my projects and thought maybe I should explain why. Obviously, you've seen lots of the socks that have been hand cranked. But, on the side, I do several designs for yarn companies. Until they release those projects for the public, I'm not at liberty to discuss them let alone share pictures. I hope you understand. If you'd like to visit our Ravelry site (shown in red at the right), some of the designs from former publications are shown there.

Today I'm working up some charts on Adobe Illustrator and then hope to work on my grandson's knitted green monster! As that progresses, pictures will be posted!

I wish you all a great, great Tuesday and hope once again that you'll leave a comment for this month's pair of socks.

Until next time........................

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is there a picture of Doris that we can see on your blog? I am interested in knowing what the machine looks like!

Oh, and of course I'd love a neat pair of knitted socks!

triedandtrue on Ravelry
mevrouw1 AT yahoo com

Valsey said...

Those socks are just what the news cast has ordered, warmth, I need warmth please!

InJuneau said...

Ooo, looking forward to seeing photos of a green monster! What a great gift for your grandson. As always, thanks for the awesome giveaway chance too.

(InJuneau on Ravelry)

Heather J said...

Knit socks do that for you(make you smile). I have to knit my own by hand but they make me happy anytime I wear them and I insist they are the only thing that makes me feel better when I am sick. I would like to be entered for Nov. socks please.

lotsofhermies on Ravelry

Angela said...

Just found your blog. And just in time to get in on the drawing!

Lynn said...

I'd also like to see Doris!

Lynn
Lnupermom on Rav

Jessica said...

oh Doris... I would adore a pair of your socks!!

Merrilyn said...

I love this site. I live way North near the Canadian Border in Virginia Minnesota at Willow House, my former B and B. I am a teacher of students at risk; I have cats I love, I love Tasha tudor: I love to knit; I love to garden: I am writing a chidlren's book with my legally blind son Erick; and coming here is one of the best things I do in the day. I love your socks and the old machine.It is obvious you are having fun!!!!thank you for posting...and being here...Merrilyn

Phil & Gale said...

I like the gray stripe ones. But the hot pink are nice. So are the light pink. But the blue are very nice as well. Sigh. I love pretty socks!

SovereignCrux said...

Ooo I'd love a chance to win a pair for my Mother. Can add it to her Christmas loot. =)

Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

michelle(halloweentango) said...

Thank you for another sock giveaway!!! I love all the pics you post of Doris, so cool!
Halloweentango on Rav

Anonymous said...

Neat machine! I've never seen one. I've been hand-knitting socks for my family and friends for years so I'd love to be gifted a pair for a change!

lingfing at gmail dot com

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I love seeing the pictures of Doris. Hope to win the pair of socks. It is getting cold here. will get down to upper 20's tonight. High today is 45.

Anonymous said...

I love to see your socks! I would love to have a pair.
mnapier on Ravelry

from Hanford, CA

Sue said...

I think your socks are so fun and would love to be included in the hopper to win a pair. I also love to know if any stores in the Inland Empire sales your socks.

Kathy at Knitting Off The Grid said...

Great question, Sue. No, we don't wholesale our socks out to stores. They would expect me to price them in half and that would leave us no profit at all. Right now our Etsy site is where are socks are sold and occasionally we do craft shows.

Ripples In Water said...

I've never seen a machine like that, so interesting! Would love to see/wear socks from Doris.

JoyceAnna said...

I luv socks so I would accept them gratefully and if you were to grow weary of Doris, I'd accept her graciously too

Laura Bartlett said...

I love your socks--they looks super cute and comfy!

Laura B

Beki said...

I'm loving the photos of Doris. She's so interesting.

Barbara said...

Nice to meet Doris.Wonderful to see her still able to make such beautiful socks at her age.
Thank you for such a generous giveaway

Joanne said...

Those socks are wonderful! It always amazes me to see the knitters using the sock machines.

Caffeine Girl said...

I'm dying to see a pair of your socks in the wool. It does get awfully cold during a Wisconsin winter!