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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Something's A-foot at CMF

I've been busy here- working on some Lorna's Laces socks.. not sure if I care for this pattern.. It's got a 24 row repeat (sigh) a little too much for my brain to compute in socks. It's getting ripped out this afternoon. Any new pattern suggestions?

AND now.... a new little contest of my own - and some "sneak previews" for all my blogging buddies:

We're doin' something new here at CMF- anyone care to guess what this is? (yeah, yeah, it's a sock.. but what yarn is this?)
You'll have about 1 month to "guess" (that's your first hint) - and the winner (or closest guess) will be rewarded with enough yarn for a pair of socks ! This is a tricky one, so let your imagination go for it! We're looking for guesses that include six words.. and your second hint is that the last two words are ... sock yarn. Alright you bloggers... find those 4 little words! In case of a tie, K will select the winner from a random draw.

Here's the close up:

I'll post about the guesses so that people can keep on trying... but no more hints ! :-)
(P>S> this contest excludes family members of CMF and team participants.. yeah, that's you Cheryl! (you know who you are grins)).. and also our webmaster!!... oh, and better not leave out Lisa either.. she'll know!) That leaves a few hundred of the rest of you!

Our 'little' friends visited us again. This time there were three flying about -
this photo was taken outside our dining room, and yup, that tree IS that close. Can you see him grinning at me?
We love having them here- as long as they stay away from our little sheep and goat babies!


At April 16, 2006 at 10:06 AM, Blogger Pixiepurls said...

I really like that sock pattern, where did you get it?

At April 16, 2006 at 12:21 PM, Blogger trek said...

Dicentra Designs Kingsfoil
Superwash Sock Yarn?

At April 16, 2006 at 5:09 PM, Anonymous becky / knitting interrupted said...

The yarn "looks" homespun... hmmmmmmm.... thinking. I recognize the pattern I believe from Knitting On The Road.

At April 16, 2006 at 6:09 PM, Blogger trek said...

Okay, I'll guess again:

Brooklyn Handspun's Handdyed Superwash Sock Yarn?

At April 16, 2006 at 7:16 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Dicentra Designs Abalone Superwash Sock Yarn? I know Gilrain is one of the new colors, so maybe it would be Dicentra Designs Gilrain Superwash Sock Yarn, but it doesn't quite look like the right color... looks more like Kingsfoil, actually. Hmm.

At April 17, 2006 at 4:44 AM, Blogger Momo said...

Wow, whatever it is, it's gorgeous! And I love the pattern too. Is it from knitting on the road? I think I need that book.

At April 17, 2006 at 4:56 AM, Blogger Momo said...

Oh and as for a new pattern, have you ever thought of joining the Six Sock KAL? Every six months a new and interesting pattern is posted for everyone to work on.

Here's another link with a ton of patterns. :)

At April 17, 2006 at 6:04 AM, Blogger amanda said...

Were those the pomatamus socks you were working on?

The sock that you are using for the contest-- is that the Friday Harbor sock pattern? So lovely. And in the color I love it.

Also I see someone mentioned 6soxkal -- I think they put out about 6 patterns a year but they are hit or miss (in my opinion). Did you try the Jeannie Townsend sock group on Yahoo Groups? They have some good patterns, some less than patterns too but it is free :o)

At April 20, 2006 at 5:58 AM, Blogger amanda said...

ok my guess is that the talents at dicentra designs it now doing more of a striped yarn? the color variations in that sock seem more "stripey" than other socks i've seen knit with their yarn.

At April 27, 2006 at 5:50 AM, Blogger Karen said...

My guess is Dicentra Designs superwash Kingsfoil Sock Yarn

At April 27, 2006 at 5:52 AM, Blogger Karen said...

My second guess is: New colors Dicentra Designs Sock Yarn

Do we get more than one guess? haha

At May 1, 2006 at 8:16 PM, Blogger AndreaR said...

Is that... the new Opal Petticoat in green and purple?


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