Wednesday, April 30, 2008

We didn't mean to go out with a whimper, honest. Somehow, as it seems to do, life got in the way. Sorry about that! For the last huzzah, we'd like firstly to thank everyone who took part in our inaugural Southern Summer of Socks and in particular those who generously offered and provided prizes:

Live2Knit

The Knittery

Knitting Inspirations

YarnCakes

(check 'em all out! Buy yarn from them!).

We'd also like to thank Amy for her behind the scenes assistance in helping with buttons and general support and niceness. We'd like to thank everyone who entered our competitions, everyone who posted and everyone who responded to questions with tips, tricks and links. And finally we'd like to congratulate everyone who achieved their sock knitting goals and in particular those of you who have now come to be sock knitting lovers!

And we think no-one has demonstrated their dedication to the knitted sock than Crafty Carolyn, who managed to knit 20 pairs of socks this summer - wow! Our very last prize will soon be winging it's way to her in recognition of this achievement (just send us an email with your address, Carolyn!).

We haven't decided whether we'll run SSoS again next summer…but we'll leave the blog up and hope you will drop by from time to time and tell us what socks you are knitting. It's been a lot of fun and we are so thrilled you all joined us!

Bells and RoseRed

12 comments:

amy said...

Thank YOU! I didn't reach all my goals, but I'm so glad you allowed us northerners to join in the fun. :)

Ann said...

Thank for organising such a great KAL. I really enjoyed knitting the socks as well as admiring all the others. Count me in for next summer.

Rosie said...

Congratulations Carolyn!

Thank you to everyone who participated, and to Bells and Rose Red for organising it.

You provided the push I needed to knit my first pair of socks - may they be the first of many. My sock yarn stash certainly has increased, and I love wearing my hand knit socks.

Carol said...

Congratulations Carolyn, I am in awe at your total.

And thank you to sponsors and helpers and most particularly Bells and Rose Red.

I've just needed to breathe into a paperbag though at the thought of this not being around next summer!!!!!! This was so fun, knitting socks for the first time, and like Rosie says, it was the push I needed, and even though my socks were very basic compared to some of these lovelys, I felt so proud being able to display then with like sock minded people.

I do hope you'll run it again next Summer.

Thanks once again. (And thank you Bells for being so patient with my sock questions!!)

Crafty Carolyn said...

This has been such great fun, thank you so much to RoseRed and Bells for keeping it all organized. I can't believe how many people participated! It's amazing that a couple of people can bring together so many with inspiration and help and encouragement.

Marfa said...

Lovely photos...my toes are cold at the moment, I need to go get some warm socks....

Sass E-mum said...

What a great site. It makes me want to learn to knit all over again. Since I can never remember how to cast on and haven't a clue how to cast off that would be a major challenge.

A SSoS member, Ikkinlala, called by my blog to enter my chocs and coffee giveaway - still running by the way - I couldn't get her email to work, so I thought I'd say thanks for entering here.

Marnie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog- and for entering inmy giveaway!

Allie Parker said...

hey thanks for entering for the giveaway on my blog! hope you win :) be sure to visit daily for fun info, and every friday for giveaways :)

thanks for visiting! love your blog!

Allie Parker said...

oh, and yes, canadians are welcome :) so keep commenting and spread the word!!!

Allie Parker said...

congrats! you won the drawing! be sure to contact me for mailing info :)

Girl Japan said...

I sure do admire those who can craft, sew because I can't sew to save my life = ) lol

Congrats!