Friday, June 7, 2013

Almost off the needles and a wonderful surprise!

I've been working on this pair of socks for about a week or so. I had hoped they would be a candidate for Judy L's Pooling Sock Yarn Challenge, but early on I could tell they were going to spiral, not pool. Nevertheless, I love the colors soft blue, turquoise, olive, gold, tangerine. It makes me think of a lovely sunset over the ocean. Ok -- maybe that's the yarn fumes talking - LOL!



This is another Opal yarn called Handgefarbt Lasst Blumen sprechen. Which I think translates to Hand dyed, Let the Flowers Talk. I found it on ebay and I'm going to search for other colorways as I do love Opal yarn.

And now for the surprise... this pair of socks was chosen the winner of Judy L's Pooling Sock Yarn Challenge.



Oh my goodness I was so surprised! The elves at The Loopy Ewe picked them and Judy generously gifted me with a $25 gift certificate to The Loopy Ewe.
 
EDITED because I don't pay attention -- The gift certificate is for $50 -- insert squeal here - now I must go and drool over the yarn at The Loopy Ewe!

 I am going to have lots of fun picking out some more wonderful yarn. This is the company that sends your purchase with a message on the outside of the package,   "A Box of Fun", and it is!

These are just plain stockinette socks - 62 stitches on 2.75mm needles - my go to sock pattern. I did nothing to manipulate the yarn or the pooling - it just happened -and that is what I love about pooling sock yarn, you just never know what you are going to get.

So I'm starting the weekend on a high note here. I'm going to watch baseball and sit and stitch and knit and relax. Just the way I want to spend my time!

Hope you have a great weekend too!

Happy knitting-
carol fun

12 comments:

  1. Wooohooo!!! Congrats, Carol!!! Well deserved!

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  2. Congratulations to you! I love the socks!!

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  3. That is awesome ~ congrats!!!! Enjoy picking out some new stash!!

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  4. Congrats on your win - they are beautiful socks!!

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  5. Carol - They are both great and congratulations of your win!! "A Box of Fun" - I love it!!!

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  6. Wow! Congratulations on the win!!!They are amazing socks!

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  7. So pretty! And congratulations on winning, too! Have fun shopping! :)

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  8. congratulations Carol. What a nice surprise. have fun drooling over yarn. Go Reds!

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  9. Congrats on winning the sock challenge!! Very pretty!

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  10. Congrats on being a winner at Judy's and Loopy Ewe. Those socks would be winners to me. I might even offer to send you a $$ gift in exchange for the socks!! lol. They are beautiful. One day I hope to grow up and be a knitter like you.

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  11. Wahoo! Hurrah for you. Can't wait to see what you make with your winnings.

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  12. Love your socks, Carol! And how cool that you won a prize for knitting them. Have lots of fun picking out some new yarn for more pretty socks. Congratulations! Carol

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