OK - not really. I don't have any sponsors. But I had a contest just before Hurricane Irene struck and in all the frenzy of preparedness, didn't get a chance to announce the winner of the Vogue Knitting "Where is Major Knitter" contest.
The contest required that you tell me where you saw me in the Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting.
I wrote the names down on pieces of paper and let Wilma choose the winner.
Congratulations Beverly! You're the winner of a skein of sock yarn in honor of my mention in the Sock-cess piece at the bottom of page 60. It's small... but hey... it's Vogue Knitting. I'm thrilled!
My sock tip is this:
I knit both socks at the same time, on two sets of needles, to avoid the Second Sock Syndrome. Cast on for both socks. Knit the cuff for one sock, then the other; continue in this way until you get to the toes. The best part of working this way? When you graft the toe shut on one sock, you immediately graft the toe shut on the second. Also, if you vary from the pattern on one sock, you can easily remember to make the same variation on the second.
Beverly - please select your sock yarn from the three skeins pictured below. I snapped the shot outside in sunlight to hopefully get the most accurate representation of the yarn. As you know, I have Wilma, but live in a smoke-free home.
From left to right, your choices are:
- Ty-Dy Sox in a brown, green and black colorway Color #1883, Lot #56
- Sock Yarnista - Green, brown, pink, lavendar and cream colorway - "Winter Quince Blossom"
- Mountain Colors Hand-Painted Yarn in a blue, green, purple colorway - "Steelhead"
Beverly - please email me or leave me a comment with your mailing address and your yarn selection and I'll send you your prize. Maybe during your acceptance speech, you'll leave us a comment with your favorite sock tip.
Congratulations to everyone and thanks for all your heartfelt congratulations!