Thursday, May 3, 2012

Oddments of yarn giveaway for May 2012


                                          I'm on Vacation and knitting socks, lots of socks !
I have 6 pairs in total: 100% Angora rabbit in white and black, 100% qiviut for a customer, and 3 pairs of Regia sock yarns and the ones shown above.
The little Ankle sock above is knit from qiviut-queen-merino in rosewater and maple color.
The pattern is my absolute fav. Its from a designer called Janneke Maat and the pattern name is Nell.
You can find this pattern for FREE and designer on www.ravelry.com/designers/janneke-maat



                                                 ♥♥♥This months Giveaway ♥♥♥
Spring time and i love to knit socks.
This little lot could make about 4 pairs of qiviut stripe socks. The 2 ply yarns could be knit with 2 strands together and a single strand of the 4 ply to knit socks on a size US 0 - 2.00mm
A total of 340 grams of 2ply and 4 ply's with lots of yardage.
 If you were to win That could be 4 people crossed off your christmas list !

 Blends of 100% qiviut, 100% buffalo, cashmere/qiviut, qiviut/angora, qiviut/merino, qiviut/nylon/cashmere/Bamboo and a little bit of pure white qiviut remaining from my baby knits.

To enter simply tell us in the comment section ''who you would knit socks for''
open worldwide to knitters everywhere, one winner drawn at random.
From 3rd May 2012 TO 31st May 2012











80 comments:

  1. Me! ;-D I love wool socks.

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  2. I would knit 3 pair for students here at the community college where I work - students who were previously incarcerated, served their time, and are now earning degrees.

    The 4th pair would be for me!

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  3. hmmm... I'd probably knit something for a friend who just underwent surgery for thyroid cancer. Maybe something for a friend who's recently got out of a bad relationship.

    And a bit for me

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  4. I would knit socks for my husband. After knitting a pair for him for our wedding, which he wore all winter, he's really developed an appreciation for handknit socks and I'd love to give him more pairs.

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  5. Beautiful socks for the family, including booties for the new baby!

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  6. Hm, I would prob. knit socks for my husband, as his feet are often cold. He has to promise to keep his toenails trimmed though, as he keeps wearing through commercial dress socks!

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  7. Since I'm only just now working on my first sock, I would knit them for myself--in case they came out badly!

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  8. First pair would be for a friend who recently became a widow (his wife was an avid knitter), second for my hard working husband, third for my daughter, and third for me :).

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  9. Little Clara, my first granddaughter!

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  10. I would make some socks for my wife and children (all 4 of them since 2 are under 4). It would be a nice surprise for her since she has knit socks for all of us. :)

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  11. Some for me, some for my mother! I've only ever knit them for myself before (haven't made that many), but I'd love to give her some luxury.

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  12. Selfishly I would knit them all for me. I would feel no guilt as I sat all snuggly in my lucious socks.

    greyowl60 at yahoo dot com

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  13. Both Mom and I have feet that eat socks whole! Unless they were only used as bedsocks, I could never subject this wonderful fiber to that kind of punishment. Better I stay with hats and scarves.

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  14. I have three granddaughters ages 5, 7 and 10. They all want to learn to knit and I would love to teach them to make their first pair of socks!

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  15. I have 5 daughters & 5 grand daughters who would love to have some nice warm socks for our upcoming winter

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  16. Asking who I would like to knit socks for is like asking who in my ideal or imaginary world I'd like at my ultimate dinner table! So I'd love to knit a nice warm, shaded fine pair for the famous naturalist David Attenborough - I think he would not only apprecaite them but wear them as well. The second pair would have to be for Nelson Mandela - he is quite old now and I suspect in all his worthy and astounding life few if any have ever given him a pair of glary snazzy and wild socks. The thrid pair for my great pal, Nyima. A wonderful Tibetan woman living in Sikkim - Nyima knits and teaches other women to knit, providing them with a place to gather and talk and feel useful. For Nyima they would have to be very fine qiviut socks in a lovely shade of purple I think - it gets so very cold in the shadow of the Himalaya. The fourth pair for my daughter - I know she already has lots of hand knitted things including socks, and she is more thanold enough to knit her own, but still I love knitting for her - I think it sort of annoys her in a loving way - it will continue to spoil her as well! That's four pairs. Such a nice thought to have had! Cheers from Cookie in Australia

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  17. I'd knit a couple of pairs of socks for my wee Grandson, a pair for myself ( special treat) and some for Pine Ridge charity.

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  18. My daughter-in-law & me. We love warm feet.

    deni

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  19. I'd knit socks for my SIL in Nome who is often out at night repairing heaters; a pair for my DD in Nome who is still cold there after many years; and a hat for my SILs mother, also in Nome, who is ready to start chemo for breast cancer and could use something soft and warm for her head and heart.

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  20. I'd knit socks for my aunt Molly! She's the knitter in the family, but 5 years ago she was paralysed after an illness and can no longer knit. She's definitely in need of some new, handmade Qiviut socks to keep her going!

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  21. For my grandma, who misses her nightly foot-rubs now that my grandpa has passed. And the mice got her qiviut smoke-ring, and I'm at a loss as to how to repair it. So I'm sure she would love them.

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  22. I would knit a pair for myself and the others would go in the form of baby booties to the local hospital.

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  23. I would make the socks for my Mom, husband, niece, and my mother-in-law whom lives in very cold country.

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  24. I would knit socks for my Mom who has cold, cold feet even though she lives in New Mexico and for my 1st grandbaby coming soon! And then a pair for my daughter and if there's enough left over for me--we could be 4 generations of matching socks!!

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  25. I live in Winnipeg where the winters can get really cold. There's a school around the corner from me and it's in the poorest postal code in Canada. The kids at the school have emigrated from all around the world and not all of them can afford new mitts or warm socks and you know how easy it is for kids to lose their mittens if they don't have strings attached. I think maybe I'd make new mitts for the school lost and found so the next time a child loses their mitts...

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  26. I would knit a pair for my mom and some baby socks for my two co-workers that are currently pregnant.

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  27. With lots of love I would knit them for my husband.

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  28. I have never been able to afford that kind of yarn, it must be wonderful to knit with....if I win, I will knit them for my mom, dad and two sisters.

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  29. I would knit socks for me because, sadly, no one else I know would take the time to care for them properly...hand wash! Baby socks are a lovely idea, but, similarly, no new parent I know has the time to hand wash anything!

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  30. Definitely for me and for my boyfriend to wear when we're snowmobiling. Extra warmth is a wonderful thing. And I'd make some fingerless mittens for my mom and my daughter who both have cold hands. If there was enough left, I'd make a cowl for my sister. She lives on the high plains of Colorado and can use something to keep her warm while she's out taking care of her horses.

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  31. I have been knitting socks for my aunt because she's the most knit-worthy person I know, so definitely a pair for her and maybe a pair for me too because why not!

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  32. I have never even touched yarn from any of those animals so i would be so happy to get a chance! I would knit socks for my children, all 3 of them because they are always so happy with anything I make for them and so proud and you can tell they really appreciate it.

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  33. I would knit socks for an elderly neighbour whose feet are always cold, A pair for a good pal who is a non knitter but loves hand knitted socks, and a pair for my daughter. Lastly a pair for myself. Cecilia

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  34. I would knit a couple pairs for my husband, and the rest would go to our local shelter.

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  35. I have a friend who has never received handknit socks. Imagine what four pairs of this loveliness would do to cheer her!

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  36. Unfortunately I haven't mastered socks yet! But have been trying for a couple of years and I am getting better. My daughter keeps asking and I do keep trying our floors are still cold even now. So I would give her first pair. Second I would give to a very nice lady whom I did repair several pair of old knitted socks for last year and she paid me way too much. Third for my friend and landlord he is very nice to me and my daughter. Then selfishly and lastely myself becuase if I make all of them a pair I would think I should have one also.

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  37. I'd make socks for my daughters!

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  38. I'd make my sister some socks...she deserves them!

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  39. If I was to knit socks with this, they would be for me - aside from other knitters, I'm the only one I know who's willing to hand wash socks. However, I think this would be excellent yarn for mittens or gloves and if I won I'd likely knit some for my mom.

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  40. for my little daughter

    anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

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  41. I'd actually like to knit some socks for my mom. She lives in Colorado, and could definitely use more snuggly socks during the winter. She's very appreciative of the knits I make for her, and I'd really like to add a pair of socks to her small hand knits collection. :)

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  42. I'd knit them for my grandma Rogers, my grandmother in law I guess! She has arthritis so she's had to give up knitting, and recently gave me all her and her sister's knitting patterns. She feels the cold very easily, I think she'd love something in this amazing yarn. She'd never even felt cashmere until last year when I made her a scarf - it would be amazing to show her something new and wonderful again.

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  43. I've been knitting a few teddy bear sweaters for a children's charity... I think the bears need socks... don't you? It would be fun to try.

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  44. My mother and children

    Sunnybrookdc1@yahoo.com

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  45. Love the yarn,colors perfect for making my hubby and brother some socks,maybe even for daughter and me =o).Yarn never too much,thanks for the giveaway.

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  46. My nephews with the big feet who work outdoors in the winter

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  47. I would knit them for my boyfriend, my Mom and me!

    I think they will love them!

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  48. I would knit them for my 2 children so they have something warm from home to wear off at college!

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  49. I would knit socks for my mom in appreciation for everything's she's done for me and for the undying love she has for all her children :)

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  50. I would knit socks for my Mom. She absolutely loves cashmere socks, and these would be a perfect gift for her. =D

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  51. I would knit the soucks for my husband and his squad with being in the army and always in the field i feel like it would he perfect for them

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  52. I would knit the socks for my brothers (one just out of a long relationship and I think he needs some knit love), and my dad.

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  53. I would knit socks for my little granddaughter. She's in australia and it's it's getting cold there now!

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  54. I would knit bedsocks for me, because my feet get really cold. But with bedsocks, the beautiful qiviut socks would not get worn out because I would not be walking on them :-)

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  55. I would knit for my kids . thanks for this awesome giveaway .

    roycedavids at gmail dot com

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  56. I just started to knit but know the amazing properties of quiviet from growing up in Alaska. I knit socks for my nieces and grandpa. I would love to be able to knit them more with your quiviet!

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  57. I always knit my husband a pair of socks whenever I've made a big yarn purchase. I reminds him that he likes my knitting addiction!

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  58. I would knit socks for me and for my sister. :)

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  59. I'll knit one pair for my father, because I never did so; one pair for my husband, because I love him warm; one pair for my friend, who lives in Canada; and one pair for my sister, because she has cold feet. Because I love to gift socks more than to wear them myself.

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  60. As a newbie to sock knitting, I would first knit a pair for a friend's baby....and then I'd work my way up in sizes!...eventually knitting a pair for myself!

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  61. I would knit one pair for my mom, one for my dad, one for my boyfriend, and I'd see if I had any left over after that :)

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  62. I only knit for people who really appreciate the craftmanship and the high end yarns I use. So I would knit socks for myself, my boyfriend, and maybe my mom.

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  63. I would make socks for me, my son, my daughter and my sister. Christmas gifts.

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  64. I would knit socks for myself and my sons and granddaughters.

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  65. Qiviut socks would be so decadent, I'd have to knit them for me! And then, a pair for my boyfriend Maxime, since he's starting to appreciate more and more since I've started to knit him gifts :)

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  66. I would knit socks for my husband.
    He is recovering from heart atack and his feet are cold.

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  67. I would knit socks for my husband. I've only made him one pair of socks (too many projects on the go!) and they have holes in them. He's sad!

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  68. I would knit socks for my husband:) Or maybe for me.......

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  69. I'd knit socks for my little boys... so hard to find good, warm kid's socks!

    winterwrens at gmail dot com

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  70. I would knit socks for my boys:)

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  71. I would knit socks for my husband. He is recovering from heart attack and his feet are cold.

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  72. Lets see...who would I knit socks for?
    I would definitely knit a pair for myself with the buffalo. I would knit a pair for someone that would appreciate the yarn and the work that has gone into making them(they would go my closest and dear friend Julia.
    The other two pair would be Christmas gifts for my daughters.

    Linda in Alaska

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  73. Hi. I am a sad knitter girl, who as being very young, my mom got cancer. My pretty much only happiness in this dark world of middle school and pink ribbons is :yarn. I can knit, crochet and sew, and I have never, not once in my life beheld angora. PLEASE choose me as you winner!! It would really make my day! And I SWEAR on my life this column is absolutely true!

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  74. I would knit socks for lots of friends of whom most are knitters themselves, but that would mean they would probably appreciate it. Because it won't be ordinary socks like plain stockinette stitch or with a ribbed cuff. Nope, my socks are always special. Since I am an addicted sock knitter, there has to be a challenge in every new pair!

    Ciao, Fleur (Fleurtje-Eliza on Ravelry)

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  75. I would make socks for my mom. She has been very sick and can't even wear shoes right now.

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  76. I would knit socks for my 3 yr old granddaughter. She is in sydney australia where the weather is getting cooler.

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  77. if I were to win this beautiful yarn, I would knit socks for my 2 daughters, my son and his girlfriend. Wouldn't that be a great Christmas gift?

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  78. I would knit socks for my son, a photographer who travels the world on assignments.I rarely see him wearing a matched pair of socks so I thought that I would knit 7 or 8 fraternals, all the same combinations of wool, but different patterns. It wouldn't matter if he was skiing in the Himalaya or cycling in Israel, he would always match.

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  79. I'd knit some socks for me - I've got an old, cold house.

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  80. Lovely yarn. I like to knit a sharf to where in the cold winter in Norway.

    Rita Mathisen

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