Tuesday, 29 June 2010
For any new members, those that joined in May, this is also a reminder that in order to keep your membership in Sockamania you must post a completed pair of socks by June 30th. If a photo of your completed pair is not posted, you will be removed from the Sockamania group.
Everything at Sockamania is back to normal and, instead of waiting until August, new members are being invited now. If you are interested in joining, please read the information on the Join page (located on the sidebar).
Please take a few minutes and look at the list of the current members eligible for the draw. If I missed your name, please let me know ASAP.
Monday, 28 June 2010
Saturday, 26 June 2010
Hi and thanks for letting me join. I had a hard time posting this photo because my computer chose this time to stop recognizing my camera. So I bribed my husband to come to my rescue with his computer. I was desperately afraid I would be kicked out during my first month here. (sheepish grin) Here are my first socks. I can hardly wait for July.
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Friday, 11 June 2010
For new members - once you are a member, you will need to post one completed pair of the current months' sock pattern on the Sockamania blog in order to verify membership.
After that, and for current members, you will need to post at least one completed pair of Tama's sock designs in a six month period in order to remain an active member. Anyone not posting the "verifing" sock in the first month will be removed from the membership list. Anyone not posting at least one completed pair during a six month period will also be removed from the membership list.
It is also important to remind everyone that your email address and user name MUST be the same for both the Sockamania Blog and Googlegroups. Different information makes it too hard to verify members and their participation.
Effective immediately there are some changes that we need to pass on to the group. First, Pixie, who was maintaining the group lists, invites etc. has left us. The list maintenance, invites, etc., now fall to me. This will be done along with maintaining the blog. Due to this change, and to give me time to get up to speed, no new members will be invited to join until August.
Another change, that will affect everyone, is that the decision has been made to no longer have the Six Month Grand Prize Drawing. We apologize to everyone for having to make this change, but after a lot of discussion we found that even though it appeared to be a simple concept, it was causing too much confusion. The Monthly Prize Draw will remain as is, and we hope to see more participants for that draw in the future.
Don't forget that June is catch up month. Tama has posted three great patterns on googlegroups that can be downloaded. If you have been with Sockamania for a while and have a favorite pattern of Anni's that you didn't have a chance to knit or would like to knit again, you can use that too.
If anyone has any questions, please contact me and I will try to answer.
Friday, 4 June 2010
I also finished my socks (again too late this month). These took lots of time and lots of yarn. The complete skein I won in march is used up, so now I got blue toes.
I used BLF sock yarn, which together with the used stitches make these nice fluffy socks.
I did them top down. For June I choose the lazy leaves pattern for which I bought beautiful sock yarn with silk in blue.
(a little question, do my spring fling and these socks still count for the grand prize)
Thursday, 3 June 2010
As the winner of the prize draw you may choose from either Tama's Etsy Shop: The Twisted Hare or Anni's On-line Shop: YarnAddict & Anni Design
Once you have made your choice, please email Anni or Tama and let them know that you have chosen your prize from their shop and which yarn you have chosen. Make sure you include your shipping address.
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
I have uploaded a couple of past patterns to the Google group to choose from, or you can work an older Sockamania pattern for the June sock. Just be sure to post your pictures so that you can be in the drawing for the month.
Have a great June! Happy Knitting!