A winner and a surprise giveaway

Hi there, I hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day yesterday with your loved ones.

As promised I have drawn for a winner for the Yarn Cafe Creations giveaway today and the winner will receive this skein of Pumpkin Carving in her fabulous fingering base yarn.


And the lucky winner is…. Samantha! So Samantha, when you see this please contact me by either leaving a message here on the blog, by sending me a DM on Instagram or by sending me an email to knittinginfrance@gmail.com so I can get this skein to your mailbox asap!

To all the others, thank you so much for participating and no worries there will be plenty more giveaways this year.

And as a matter of fact there will be one here right now! And this one is a bit of a surprise even for me. Turns out I won Mina’s New York Sock ClubΒ ( Mina of the Knitting Expact podcast and designs) in a giveaway held by Andy of AndreSueKnits. Only being the impatient person I am, I had already purchased my membership to the club so I contacted Mina and she accepted to forward my prize to someone else and so I’m doing a giveaway.

If you are a sock knitter or want to become one, I love Mina’s patterns and want more of them, if you were thinking of signing up for the club but haven’t done so yet, this is the giveaway for you! To join it’s super simple, just leave me a comment below and tell me a little bit about your sock knitting journey (if you already are a sock knitter) or why you want to start knitting socks if you are a newbie to those.

I will draw a winner using Random Number Generator this Friday, February 17th, in the evening my time. So this is a bit of a “flash” giveaway. I hope you will join in and best of luck to everyone:)

17 thoughts on “A winner and a surprise giveaway

  1. I had been knitting for a few years before I tried socks. My friend who taught me to knit, knit socks, but I just couldn’t imagine doing something so “boring” as knitting socks! So eventually I decided to try a pair, and I’ve NEVER looked back! my ravelry projects page currently has 40 pairs of finished adult socks! They’ve made great gifts, as well as keeping my toes toasty warm πŸ™‚

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  2. I noticed you were a winner when I watched Andi’s podcast! Congrats! I still am fairly new to sock knitting but am determined to make this year the Year of the Sock! I learned the afterthought heel and am now working on the fish lips kiss heel.

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  3. hello there!! I love your posts first off. they make my day. I have done only 1 (half) pair of socks but have done so many other projects that it is time to do this! I am taking a sock class next month at the Pittsburgh knit and crochet festival in Pittsburgh pa where you learn to knit 1 sock inside of the other.. interesting.. I am doing this with my daughter and sister who are big knitters but not of socks. looking forward to that and this prize sounds great… I hope I win.. keep writing and knitting..thanks!!

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  4. I have been knitting for many years, but just came to love sock knitting a couple of years ago, when I discovered the short circular needle. πŸ™‚ I have a couple of basic patterns, but am always looking for more interesting ones. Plan to learn the afterthought heel on my next pair, due on my needles in March.

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  5. Howdy! Socks have become my go-to travel project and I love their potential simplicity. I knit regular-length socks for my husband and friends, but for me: knee socks are key! I have been working on Hippity Hop and finished a variation of it as well. I love the longer length–even if it’s more knitting! I think of it as a nice leg-sleeve πŸ™‚ I’ve been enjoying your blog and will have to hunt down your podcast for a listen!

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  6. When I first started knitting I definitely attempted socks, but I was just strictly following a pattern and had no idea how to get the socks to actually fit! Now, with the yarn harlot’s great explanation of sock construction and a lot of mistakes, socks are now one of my favorite things to knitl

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  7. I’ve only been knitting a little over a year and have been trying to learn more techniques. I love Mina’s pattern and haven’t been able to get the sock club yet, so it would be fabulous to win.

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  8. I’ve been knitting since I was about 8 but didn’t make my first pair of socks till I was in my 40s (unless you count 2 Christmas stockings I made about 20 years ago). I’ve never been a fan of DPNs so discovering magic loop was like an epiphany. And then imagine my delight when I found 8″ circulars!

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  9. I learned to knit specifically because I wanted to make socks with dpns. Something about all those pointy sticks was and is still so appealing. I often participate in sock exchanges too. I like the small project size of them. I find it useful for when I want to experiment with colour or stitch pattern or technique. Add in the fact that socks are such a utilitarian item and I was and am still hooked. I have 4 on the needles right now.

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  10. I started knitting socks about 2 years ago, and oh mine, love it! Living in a hot and humid country socks are the most practical And wearable knit item. Favourite eat of knitting, 2EAT toe up with FLK heels:)

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  11. I’ve been making socks for about a year now, but they’ve already become my guilty pleasure. I just want to fill my sock drawer with handknit lovelies, and then make more on top of that.
    Probably my favorite thing about knitting socks is that once you understand their construction and get a few heel techniques under your belt, it’s really easy to make up your own patterns. Nothing like having completely unique, “you” socks. πŸ™‚


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