YAY!! This is my 200th post. You know what that means, the Super Fantabulous KnittyOtter Contest is starting! Here's how it will work, you fill out the questionnaire once between now and EDIT July 21, which is next Monday Night (until 11:59 pm Pacific :P). Tuesday morning/afternoon of the 20th I will announce the winners. Yes there will be TWO winners. One will be the grand prize and the second selection from the random generator will receive a single skein of yarn and a knitting book.
Everyday from now until Monday I will post one of the prizes to be included in the grand prize selection. That's a lot of prizes! :D
The colorway is Spring Frost and the original pattern that came with the sock club yarn is called Snow Bunny. Here are some Ravelry projects using the Spring Frost colorway as well as pictures of the sock pattern in use. :D
Pretty Nifty Eh. Tune in each day for more exclusive sock yarns to be given away as well as the other goodies going to some lucky winner in my attempt to reduce my sock yarn stash in a fun way. ;)
Now for the Questionnaire that you will have to fill out in order to get a chance at winning. I'll fill it out too so you can get to know me better as well. ;) You can either fill it out in the comments or fill it out on your blog and link to the post in the comments of this blog post.
Getting to Know you Contest Questionnaire:
1.) How long have you been knitting?
I started knitting March 25 2006 at 6:00 am. *L* It was the day I decided I HAD to learn to knit. Keep in mind I had been up since 2:00 am not able to sleep. Yeah, it's weird over here.
2.) How long have you been knitting socks?
3.) What do you do with a problem like Maria?
Well seeing as the convent couldn't hold her I'm thinking some duct tape and a continuous loop dvd of Barney or whatever annoying Disney movie is currently popular should blitz her mind enough that she won't cause anymore trouble. *evil grin* Oh yeah that Maria shouldn'ta messed with me.
4.) What is your all time favorite sock yarn?
I'm not sure. I have a lot of sock yarns that I haven't had the time to try out yet. (hence part of the reason for this de-stashing in the form of a contest. It's too much!) I'd have to say with what I've knit with so far though Cabin Cove & Claudia Handpainted are my favorites. But like I said I have a lot of yarns that I think will be great knit up, though I haven't tried them personally. *blush*
5.) Toe Up or Cuff Down?
6.) What's your favorite color (this week or for all time)? Do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
I'm all about color when it comes to yarn. Trust me. Unless it's fuschia or royal blue. Bleh. Such a turn off. I'm also not too into pastels or most yellows. Okay so maybe I am only about bright colors that I like. *L*
7.) Do you have a pet(s)?
8.) Babies: Oven Roasted or Barbecued?
Are we having a BBQ sauce or a mustard based sauce? Who wrote this question? o.0
9.) Besides socks what is your favorite type of thing to knit?
Hmmm I really like hats and scarves. Though socks really are my favorite thing at the moment. I like sweaters and all that too, but I need to get myself into a more organized place to start something like that up again. I've got some lovely silky wool to make the honey a sweater. Maybe I'll get on that at the end of summer. :D I'm also enjoying most of my efforts into the lace world. Most of them...
10.) What's your favorite scent?
Hmm my favorite scent right now is a lovely Honey and Citrus perfume from L'Occitane. I love their fragrances. :D My other favorite perfume is Manifesto and it kinda smells like Basil and Black Pepper. *L* I also love Vanilla, lavender if it's a yummy lavender and not overly harsh, Geranium, Tangerine, Lemon Verbena, Lemongrass, Mint, Coconut, and fresh springy scents. I don't care for patchouli or strong floral scents. Think more earthy tones than fakey chemical.
11.) What music are you really loving right now? Like a song or a band?
My brother Rendogg recently (as in Monday) introduced me to a Swedish Glam Rock band called The Ark. Damn that is some catchy stuff. It is stuck in my head. (In a good way, not in a banana phone way. :P) I had to download the album (is that what the kids are calling it these days?) from iTunes. I rather like One of us is gonna die young, Let me down Gently, Hey Kwanogoma!, Deliver Us from Free Will, The End, This Piece of Poetry Is Meant to Do Harm... er I guess I rather like the whole album State Of The Ark. I will be exploring their other music later this weekend and in the coming weeks. LOVE.
12.) How many pairs of socks have you hand knit?
A whopping 9 pairs. Hey, that's not too shabby. *L*
13.) What's your favorite treat? Salty or Sweet?
Hmmm I'm not sure. Depends on my mood. Salty and sweet, but I think I like salty better. Chocolate is always nice. Though is the summer it's a bit too melty. Fruit with honey is rather nice. :D Throw it on top of some yummy flax and pumpkin seed granola with a bit of greek yogurt and that's pretty much heaven. Well weird dairy heaven. I don't want to stay at that heaven, just visit it every now and then. o.0
14.) What was the most interesting thing you smelled yesterday. Not good or bad necessarily, just the thing that stuck out most so that you actually took notice of it.
Well My honey's cologne. It's yummy. It was on his neck lightly, just so in that way that makes a girl's heart start to race... er that and on the way home from the movies the smell of smoke outside was a bit much. *cough* I'm surprised I can smell anything at this point. :/
15.) Needles - DPN's: Wooden, metal or plastic?
Depends on the project. For a basic sock, without a pattern that calls for a lot of KTOG's I use my lovely plastic Bryspun. Otherwise If I want a pointy needle I use my Harmony needles and if I'm not flying anytime soon I'll use the metal options.
16.) What is your favorite sock pattern that you've knit? What do you recommend?
I don't know. I've done pretty basic socks so far. Although since doing the Cookie Cutter Short Row Socks I'm feeling much more adventurous. *L*
17.) The last Question: If you were stuck on a deserted island who would you want with you, what knitting would you want with you and would you ever want to leave?
I'd want my honey, he's a bit like Macgyver. How hot is it? Probably something cottony. It depends. I hate people so if we had everything we needed to survive happily maybe I wouldn't want to come back. You never know. Ooo if it was like Nim's Island I'd be totally happy to stay. *GRIN* Everything you need and a Satellite Net Connection. That'd work for me. *L*
Hmm that is an odd number of questions to ask, 17. I guess that makes me odd... or that I wrote this up late/early/something. :P
Okay so those are the questions. You can answer them here in the comments or on your blog and link that post to the comments of this post.
Tune in tomorrow to see what the next prize is.