Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Name that Sock Contest News

If you read my posts, you may have noticed that last Thursday I asked for help naming my sock v. 2.0. So far I have 8 suggested names, and while the names are great, I want to find out what other ideas you guys have. It has been suggested to me that not every knitter out there has a sock knitting fetish, the way I currently have, so I thought I would change the prize somewhat. The new prize will be either a skein of Fleece Artist Merino sock yarn from Circles (when it comes in), or a $20 gift certificate to the LYS of your choice. This is to encourage those of you who don't want sock yarn to delve into your creative mind and post possible names.

When I posted last Thursday I said that the contest would end on Thursday or when I finish the first Hedera, which ever was latest. Well, it appears that the contest will end on Thursday. I liked working with the Mama E yarn, which was very soft and had little pooling (only pooled in the gusset). Hedera was an easy pattern and an attractive one too. The heel flap is considerable longer than I am used to in socks, which creates a long gusset, nearly half the length of the foot. I did not find that this long gusset created any kind of problem with the fit of the sock though.

Finally, this weekend I fell in love with a sweater pattern. I find that I must make Season of Darkness and Winter of Lights, this will be started very soon I expect. I will be changing the colors, but expect to order the yarn for this sweater in the very near future.


Blogger bitterknitter said...

wow, what a pretty sweater. What colors are you thinking?

I need some of your sock knitting mojo. Both of mine are stuck at about 3-4 inches and aren't growing very quickly at all.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

How about 'Flaming Hot Sugar Shock' socks? The orange and the red make me think of fire but the eyelets and the cuff make them sweet and girly. A good combo IMO :o)

Your Hedera sock looks great!

12:40 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Mega Mojo Socks?


12:54 PM  
Blogger vargels said...

Scallops on Mars
(mars b/c of the red color)

8:35 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I like the name Peekaboo. The lace pattern and the red color make me think of it.

1:52 AM  
Anonymous Amanda Cathleen said...

Love your Hedera socks, great stripes and colors

7:54 PM  
Anonymous Lissy said...

Your Hedera socks are remarkable both for the beauty of the color and the length of the gusset (which somehow, mysteriously, works very well!). Bravo.

7:18 PM  
Blogger BreeAsInTheTown said...

I like Blood and Fire, also a good Indigo Girls song. But the color reminds me of it and the lace pattern kind of looks like fire climbing up your leg, or blood dripping down it. (I know I'm morbid, what can I say? Too many years of horror movies)

1:06 PM  

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