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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Who wants a free book on how to knit socks?

This is not a rumor or a joke. I am quite serious. I am going to give away a new book by Chrissy Gardiner called Toe-Up!
A little bit about the book:
The way Chrissy designed her book is very helpful and friendly for any knitter, no matter if you know how to knit socks, or you have never even tried to do that. Although the name of the book is suggesting that you will be introduced to the method of starting your sock from a toe, Chrissy is spending some time at the beginning of her book on all known ways of making socks. First 50 plus pages of this book tell you about different cast-on methods using double-pointed needles or a long circular needle. There is a separate talk about toes and heels, how to know your size, what yarn to use, and so on. There are patterns of different socks designed by Chrissy that you just follow. They all are very cute and interesting. You also can learn how to come up with your own design. The worksheets are offered for your convenience if you want to calculate your own heel or toe part of a sock. Chrissy Gardiner is a designer and socks, as she says herself, is her "addiction". She designs all kinds of knitwear as well. You can see her designs on her Ravelry page.

So, what do you need to do to get her book?

1. Leave your comment here with your name. Tell us if you are a sock knitter or a "wanna be" sock knitter.

2. Tell as many knitting friends as you like to come here and read this post.

3. Each of your referred friends need to leave their comment mentioning your name. They also can invite people and compete for the book, if they wish.

Who will win ? --The person with most referred knitters will get the book.
So, make sure to send your friends here.

March 6th is the last day to leave your comment.
THANK YOU EVERYONE! THE POST IS NOW CLOSED. I WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER TOMORROW.

Good luck to you all.

60 comments:

Lori said...

I would love to win this book. my name is Lori.

Shannon H. said...

I'm Shannon H. and I'd love a copy of this book!

Terri W. said...

My Name is Terri W. and I really
would like to learn to do toe-up socks. I have finally mastered top down.
I really want to win this book!

Jocelyn said...

Hi Faina,

I'm Jocelyn, and I know you and Chrissy. That must count for something, right? (Just kidding.)

Kelley said...

Hello, my name is Kelley and I'm hopelessly addicted to sock knitting. I would love a chance to win this book!

knitnthat on Ravelry

Heatherly said...

not only am i a sock knitter- you wouldn't have to mail the book to me if i win!
heatherly

cmflame said...

I'm Charissa & I've been knitting socks for about 2 years. I'd really like to feel better about making toe-up socks & am sure Chrissy's book could make that happen!

Jenn said...

Hi, I'm Jenn & I'd certainly love to win this book. Just recently learned to knit toe up socks.

Aimee Dars said...

Cool blog! And nice giveaway! I am just learning how to knit socks, and I'm knitting my first toe-up pair right now. --Aimee

Marjorie Dawson said...

AKA Darzy says you are having a blog giveaway! She's here http://aimeedars.blogspot.com/2010/02/toe-up-socks-book.html So I came on over!!

Brittany said...

I'm Brittany and I love knitting socks!

chococat78 said...

I am a new sock knitter and would love to learn how to knit socks Toe-up. I learned Top-down.

heather said...

Hi My name is Heather J.
I enjoy sock knitting I use DPNs cuff down or I have just taught myself two at a time toe up on two circs. I wanted to use up all my handspun that way I would love to win this book I actually don't have a sock book.

Tarri said...

Aimee Dars Ellis referred me to your blog. She would like to win your book.

I am putting your book on my books to buy, as I need help learning toe-up.

Malena said...

I've knitted almost 2 socks, so I guess I'm still a wannabe!! The book might push me a little!
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Malena said...

Read about your blog through Aimee on Facebook & Ravelry. Thanks, Aimee!

Kitty said...

Hiya, I'd love to win this.

My name is Kat.

TessV said...

Kat sent me.

Lobug said...

Hi, I'm Laurel, & I'll be sending people over to comment- 'cause I'd love the book too! I'm a sock knitter- & designer.
I like your blog too, BTW;)

Laura said...

LoBug sent me over!

Steph said...

Kat sent me! I hope she wins!

Reptilian606 said...

Kat sent me, She would really like this book!

AJ said...

My name is Angela. I'm a new sock knitter but have yet to knit a pair toe up (but it's my next goal). I would love to have this book!

wheelsjn84 said...

Lobug and/or Laurel sent me, and I love her socks. She is also an amazing designer.

knittingmama said...

I'm Amy, and I knit socks. I have tested some of Laurel's designs, which are excellent. I've never done toe-up, but I would love to learn.

Lightwing said...

Kat sent me, and as a fellow knitter and sock lover I hope she wins!

Christian said...

Kat sent me!!

J_Moon said...

Kat sent me

camio said...

Hi there. I have knitted socks toe up and top down.It is difficult to get most patterns to fit when my foot circumference is 7.5 inches. I have to modify most patterns either by using a microscopic size needle, guessing,removing a pattern repeat and hoping it will fit or use a plain stockinette stitch. All of my socks are boring, no patterns because I cannot make them fit right.
I'd love to make a pair of fancy socks and have the tools to modify the numbers.
Thank-you for giving sock knitters with small feet hope for fun, exciting socks.
Camille O

Kelly said...

Another friend of Lobug, commenting for her to get the book!

Katt94 said...

I'm Kathryn, and Laurel (Lobug) asked me to pop by and recommend her. Her designs are awesome.

Chelle (Dana) said...

I'm a wanna be sock knitter. I have one sock book and have my needles, just need to take the plunge. I would love a copy of this book. Thanks!

Anna said...

I would love to win this book! I am a brand new sock knitter and love it!!!

Anna

Maryanne said...

Kat sent me! :)

Rena said...

I vote for LoBug (Laurel) winning!

TraderZ said...

I went and bought 24 balls of Regia sock yarn (yes, you read that right) and now I have to learn how to knit socks ..... I finally caved .... resistance is futile .... I will be assimilated.
Maureen

Jackie Knits said...

Lobug / Laurel is an amazing sock designer. I would love to see her win this book!

nittineedles said...

Lobug/Laurel is a great designer and I hope she wins the book.

Rhonda Harmond said...

Lobug/Laurel does a great job designing socks and should definately win this book

BeccaH said...

A book I dream of having as a sock knitter, but would also love for Lobug (laurel) to win - she's fantastic!

Holly Burnham said...

Hi....I'm Holly and Laurel, or as I know her, Lobug, NEEDS this book!

Lillian said...

Lobug (aka Laurel) sent me over to say hi and that she really wants to win this book.

Elaine said...

I am a friend of Laurel/lobug's, and it would be terrific if she won the copy of the book, as then I could borrow it!

jezikhana said...

Laurel/Lobug for the book! *waves a flag*

Marie said...

Hi, Im' Marie H. I"ve knit mostly top down and am now knitting my 1st toe up on circs. I like working both socks on circs, and don't think I'll ever go back. The toe up thing...not sure yet. That's why I need this book!

Natalie Servant said...

Ooh, I'm a sock knitter who's just disposed of her first socks (well used & now beyond repair). Chrissy's designs are always lovely.

zlander said...

Lobug/laurel sent me. She's a terrific knitter!!

Golden said...

Kat referred me! Hope she wins the book! =)

Elaine said...

Kat sent me ;)

kondase said...

Kat sent me. She would really love to have this book.

PinketyPink said...

Kat sent me!

GOOOO KAT! ;D

koriat_bael said...

Kat sent me here.da

Deborah said...

My name is Debbie B, I found your website via The Designer Studio website. They had an interview with Chrissy and mentioned your site was giving away a free copy! I would love to win and thank you for this wonderful offer! I'm a wannabe sock knitter.

Dawna Leonard said...

Lobug sent me (Laurel)

my name is Dawna

Hippiechick said...

Hi Kat sent me. Good luck with the giveaway!

Beth said...

Hi! That looks like a great book on knitting socks. I hope Kat gets it!

Ryan said...

My friend Kat send me here. Nice blog! I hope she wins; she makes lovely things.

Turner's Atomic Age said...

My friend Kat sent me here, she's needs the book so she can knit me some socks!!! Also, I know she has kittens who need mittens.

narayan said...

Kat's friend ... sent me here ... hope she wins the book :)
Narayan

giggie1103 said...

Kat sent me...she would love this knitting book! Woohoo