Thursday, March 19, 2009

Party like it's 2009

This giveaway is over....




It's time again for the Ultimate Blog Party. How a year got past us so quickly, I have NO idea. The UBP ‘09 will run for one week, from Friday, March 20, 2009 to Friday, March 27, 2009. The prizes will be announced on Tuesday, March 31th.

For my part of the party, I thought I'd pick your brains a little. :-)

I'm currently working on my spring and summer items, but fall and winter will be back sooner than we know. I need to know what you all are looking for in regards to your knitwear for fall and winter....shrugs, sweaters, boleros, wraps, shawls, scarves, etc. Be as specific as you want.

Not only will someone be winning my prize donation from the 5 Minutes for Mom blog, but someone will also win a little something-something here too....a pair of hand knit socks.


These are just SAMPLE socks. The pair I'm making are raspberry, tan, and brown.


And here is half of the pair of socks that I knit for the giveaway. The length is 8" (unstretched) from heel end to toe. There is also quite a bit of stretch in the ankle as well. I made the foot area roomier than a traditional sock. The color here doesn't acurately show how bright the raspberry/rose color actually is. These were knit in the two-needle method as opposed to my usual four DPNs method, so there is a side seam.


NOTE: The $25 gift certificate will be emailed anywhere, but the socks are for US residents only. Thank you.

21 comments:

Tamara B. said...

Just passing through from the blog party to say hi :)Love the socks!

Never2Late2Save said...

I will be sharing your blog with my mom she will love it.

Monica said...

Oh, wow! Those socks are incredible! I am a house sock girl...LOVE THEM.

Kalisha said...

Hi! Just party hoppin' and I saw knit and crochet and had to click!
I also love to crochet in my spare time when I'm not doing the mommy thing or blogging. I actually have my bag of yarn next to me and really want to start a new project, but have some bloggy business to take care of.

Do you have an etsy store?

Hope you have a great time at UBP!
Kalisha
http://blog.uvskinz.com

Trish said...

Wow. That is awesome! You have some super cute stuff. Um... winter wear...how about fingerless gloves for when it's cold but I want to type on the computer?

I'm also holding a giveaway for a super cute apron I made if you want to stop by and enter. :) http://www.sweetnsassygirls.com/2009/03/ultimate-blog-party.html

EclecticGypsy said...

Ohh, I love the purple socks. Purple is so me!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and partying with me. Hope you get lots of visitors too. ~Brenda

minishoes said...

These are so cute! Would love to win. Happy blog party! thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

Megan said...

great party post!

the socks look nice and warm! which is really good for me since I'm ALWAYS COLD!

my party post is here if you get a chance!! I have a giveaway too!!

http://dailyessentialsanddeals.blogspot.com/2009/03/ultimate-blog-partywith-door-prize.html

Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

Very nice of you to knit a pair of socks for the giveaway. They look very warm.

Casual Friday Everyday said...

It's nice to meet you! I'm here from the UBP and look forward to getting to know you more this week.

Nell

Baba said...

Hi! Stopping in to party with you. Cool socks! I am participating too so stop in for a visit. Party on!

SavvyGirl said...

Just stopping by from the UBP -- I just took a peek in your Etsy shop and your do beautiful work! Come and say hit to us when you have a chance at http://www.savvygirlcompany.com

Have a great day.

Super Fun Mama said...

Hi there, coming over as a blog hopper taking part in UBP. It is very nice to meet you and your blog. I have a blog at www.superfunmama.blogspot.com. It is a blog about the learning and fun activities I do with my tot. Very nice to meet you!

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

Hand Knit Socks?! Great! We are just going into the Fall/Winter here in Oz.

Ta!

I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

Angela said...

Hi Beth, great socks! I'm a knitter as well, but I've never tried socks. Thanks for stopping by my blog and happy partying.

carma said...

you can never have enough funky scarves

Stopping by from UBP to say "hi" - party on :-)
carma

natalie said...

cute socks! i want to learn how to knit just so i can make a bunch of winter socks- for as many socks as my husband goes through it would be worth my time to learn how to knit them!!
i also love seeing hand knit sweaters- especially those swing style sweaters with the one button closure- i think those are super cute!

PamperingBeki said...

Tween size shrugs. :)

~Sandy~ said...

I love warm and cozy socks! They are great :O) Just stopping by for the party! Head over my way when you get a chance!!! Nice to meet you

Tonya said...

You are very talented. I like both of your ideas for winter time. I would wear them! Nice meeting you.

Pamela Kramer said...

Here comes the prize train....TOOT TOOT!!!! You're a winner, stay tuned! - oh wait - you don't have any prize choices? What now? contact me happypandababy(@)gmail(dot)com and reference #224