Friday, 27 August 2010

Sweetheart Socks - Plus a GIVEAWAY!

I finally finished my Sweetheart Socks and they were well worth the wait. They are beautiful! They are the prettiest socks I have ever knit and just looking at them makes me happy.

Royal Flush Sweetheart Socks


While finishing them I realized why they took so long from beginning to end, all those tiny little cables on tiny little needles really is tough on the hands! But they fit well and they look good from every angle!


I probably won't be knitting this pattern again, but I'm glad that I've done it this once. That heart cable is just so pretty!

Royal Flush Sweetheart Socks


Now to the fun part, I've got a beautiful skein of Silver Label Mulberry Silk yarn in the Royal Flush colourway to give away. Its the same colourway used in for my Sweetheart Socks, though the socks were knit in my Blue Label Fingering Weight yarn.

Here is the lovely skein of yarn that is up for grabs:

This skein is 95g, 475yds. A bit shy of my regular 115g, 550yds put up that I do for my silk yarn. It would be perfect for a small shawl or any shawl or scarf pattern that is typically written for a skein of sock yarn (perhaps a Haruni shawl?) To enter to win simply leave a comment under this blog post telling me what you would like to make with this skein. A winner will be chosen at random and announced here on the blog next Friday and this skein will be mailed to them asap. Please don't forget to leave your e-mail address in the comments so I will be able to get in touch with you should you win!

Good luck!

*Contest is now closed, a winner has been chosen and announced! Thanks for entering.

94 comments:

  1. I've just cast on for Haruni in your Seabreeze fingering weight yarn. Another Haruni in your Mulberry Silk would be a wonderful Christmas present for someone. Here's hoping I win! Thanks.

    thatdarncat at live dot ca

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  3. A Ruffle Scarf....it would be beautiful in that yarn...and get something off my queue!

    lynnmelluso at rogers dot com

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  4. I'd like to make a Swallowtail shawl with the skein! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  5. I would love to use this yarn to knit a shall for my mother. I am currently planning my wedding for next fall and I really want to make a handmade shall for my mother, my future mother-in-law as well as my future grandmother-in-law as presents.

    vantine(dot)meghan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I would love to use this to make a bright pink multnomah!

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  7. Lovely socks and lovely yarn! I think the yarn would make a great Gaenor shawl - pattern by Corrina Ferguson.

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  8. That's a tough decision, but one of the things I'd like to make would be the Traveling Woman shawl.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  9. Definitely a ruffle scarf!!! I've been dying to knit one!
    gdelaplante@gmail.com

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  10. I would love to knit the Artemis shawl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/artemis) with that yarn! So pretty...

    sally_bennett@mac.com

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  11. Oooh, that'd look so good as an Echo Flowers shawl. I have a thing about flowers and pink.

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  13. I've had my eye on this pattern for a while: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/multnomah

    Would love to do it your lovely silky colour!

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  14. I'd like to make a little shawl that's similar to Citron, but with the silk as one row and the handspun lace singles I have spun in Royal Flush merino as the other. I think I'm going to do that even if I don't win!

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  15. I would make the Brandywine Shawl with this yarn. It's absolutely gorgeous!

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  16. Your socks are beautiful!!! I have need with your mulberry silk before and would absolutely love to again. I think I would knit up a beautiful shawl/stole in it for Christmas that would look great with a little back dress and red pumps.

    hart.tanyaj@gmail.com

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  17. I think i would definitely knit a shawl for my sister whos been begging me for months...this color has her name written all over it!Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

    jennlaughlin627@yahoo.com

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  18. I think i would definitely knit a shawl for my sister whos been begging me for months...this color has her name written all over it!Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

    jennlaughlin627@yahoo.com

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  19. Okay, I'll bite. I've been thinking about a Haruni....so now that you mention it, that's what I'd use this yarn for.

    joyceetta@gmail.com

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  20. I just added Haruni to my knit to-do list, so this yarn would be perfect!

    chowflora@hotmail.com

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  21. I would love to knit a Haruni or a Les Abeilles or a Luciole wiwth that lovely yarn. The colour is amazing!





    silver_fox_8@shaw.ca

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  22. I'd make a shawl out of it-- maybe Hanami or Multnomah.

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  23. I've been wanting to make the Ishbel shawl since I first saw it and haven't really gotten the guts to do it (it's like asking someone on a date - what if it doesn't work?)

    I think this would be the perfect combo!

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  24. I was just looking at the Asherton Reversible scarf (I am thinking of Christmas presents) and that skein of Mulberry Silk would be perfect. Janine (skatermom21@hotmail.com)

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  25. The colour is so gorgeous! I would most likely make a small shawl...maybe Azzu's shawl.
    woolyknitsnbits at live dot ca

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  26. not sure I am really ready for Haruni, but I would love to try a new lace shawl pattern with this silk.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Lisa in Toronto
    lisarr AT alumni DOT yorku DOT ca

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  27. OOhhhhh..... I am just dying to make a beautiful Valentine's Ishbel for a friend whose birthday falls on the same day.

    Your socks are super!

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  28. Love the socks. The mulberry silk yarn looks gorgeous & I think it will be the perfect yarn for my new shawl pattern which is currently being test knitted. Preview it here - http://1morerow.blogspot.com/

    annlim at iinet dot com dot au

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  29. Oh, that's gorgeous. Those socks are so cute!

    I feel like Haruni would be lovely in that color, although I just had to rip out an entire skein of Malabrigo because I miscalculated yardage and needle size. I bet Gail (a.k.a. Nightsongs) would also be gorgeous.

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  30. Ishbel! Your colors are so pretty. This red is no exception.

    jane_wolfe@earthlink.net

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  31. fab socks! i've had agrosy in my rav queue forever. this yarn would be so lovely. and! i could save you shipping since i'll be in your booth, spending some mad cash at the kw knitter's fair.

    angela.van.daele @ gmail.com

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  32. I love your yarn!!! And I love your blog :)

    dinysue at hotmail dot com

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  33. I would love to make "Laminaria"http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/laminaria

    in your beautiful yarn!

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  34. I would make a cute thin lace scarf with that. It's beautiful.

    b_dhuey@hotmail.com

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  35. The Percy shawl is definitely on my list and your yarn would be so gorgeous for it!

    nancy dot hum at gmail dot com

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  36. I would make a featherlight cardigan, striped, with chocolate brown as the alternate stripe and cuff/bottom edge/collar. Oooh...

    christinehaylock at hotmail dot com

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  37. Haruni would be stunning in that colour. I can't help but agree with your suggestion on that. I have been wanting to try my hand at designing shawls, though, so perhaps I would come up with something original, instead.

    So nice of you to brighten up someone's week with this giveaway!

    rstovin at shaw dot ca

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  38. I just made a friend a Flutter scarf (Miriam Felton's) and kind of want one for myself. I think the silk would add lovely drape to this pattern.
    wotocho@telus.net

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  39. Love checking out your blog, seeing what you've been up to. I would love to knit Ishbel shawl.

    anita.cross@ntlworld.com

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  40. I love the Sweetheart socks - I might make the Bavarian Rockstar socks - they also have lots of fun cables. Your socks are fabulous!

    foppers@charter.net

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  41. oooh! i would love to try your yarn, and i know that would be the perfect color to make a present for my mom's upcoming birthday

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  42. If I won this gorgeous skein of silk I'd make a Nightsongs (Gail) from it. Or perhaps a Haruni. Both are on my short list and either one would be gorgeous in this colour too.

    Thanks for offering it!

    rdtebby at uwo.ca

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  43. I would love to make a scarf out of that yarn.

    vrwebb10@gmail.com

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  44. I'm thinking Ms. Clarke from the current Knitty. The Canadian flavour is perfect,a nd the pink is the ideal colour for my Mom - she loves any and all things pink!
    sjrichardson10@gmail.com

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  45. It's a perfect yarn for a Just Enough Ruffles scarf, doncha think?

    cupcakencorset at gmail dot com

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  46. I think the Haruni shawl would be a terrific idea for this yarn or perhaps one of Anne Hanson's lovely shawls (Knitspot). Hmmm ... I love that you're offering such a beautiful skien!! Thank you! (leanna313@cox.net)

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  47. I'm thinking a lacy triangular scarf to wear knotted around my neck. That color would be just the thing to liven up mu usually neutral clothing palette. andyindy2@gmail.com

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  48. I love your socks but think this yarn would be beautiful in a shawl, Haruni or Romanesque. Thanks for having the give-away.
    Linda
    jlrice at 3riversdbs dot net

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  49. I would love to design a nice cardi and incorporate this into the colorwork yoke, as the "stand-out" color. Perhaps a Tudor Rose motif?

    My email is available thru my blogger profile.

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  50. I'd probably knit the Haruni shawl for my mom - I've been eyeing it for awhile and I think it would be gorgeous in that colour. Plus my mom doesn't react well to wool, so the silk would be perfect.

    haesitare@gmail.com

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  51. It would be perfect for Summer Flies on ravelry! Beautiful yarn and I LOVE the socks... I'm actually convinced to make some cabled socks now, who knew?!

    lindseymac116@yahoo.com

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  52. I would make a swallowtail shawl. Thanks for the give away
    Clare

    Clukacs@zing-net.ca

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  53. I would make Ysolda Teague's Scroll Lace Scarf. The color would be perfect for me.

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  54. I have 2 skeins of your Mulberry silk already, can you tell me if one is enough for Haruni?

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  55. I have 2 skeins of your Mulberry silk already, can you tell me if one is enough for Haruni?

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  56. Hi Valerie, Yes, one skein of my Mulberry silk yarn would be enough for a beautiful Haruni! I love that pattern.

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  57. There's a shawlette pattern I'm just dying to try and the color is perfect.

    gunner_fanatic7 AT hotmail DOT com

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  58. I would make a lace scarf -- perhaps one of Romi Hill's patterns or an Anne Hanson. Either way, how could I go wrong with your beautiful yarn?

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  59. I have several small shawlettes in my queue. I'll have to flip a coin for which one...they are all so pretty. Would go great with that lovely silk.

    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/echo-flower-shawl

    Here's hoping I win. Thanks.

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  60. I would use the silk to make a wrap for my mother, who's turning 60 in October.

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  61. I would love to make a damson shawl out of this, I think it would look great in this colour. Thanks!

    Sherrybttf at hotmail dot com

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  62. I would design a little triangle shawl to go with the silk.

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  63. Beautiful yarn! I would like to make a Hammamelis shawl with it.

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  64. I would love to make a Gail Shawl

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  65. I would do a Ysolda Damson. I tried it in black but couldn't see the stitch definition enough so abandoned it. It would be perfect in this.

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  66. I absolutely LOVE this colour!! I haven't tried out your Mulberry silk yarn yet, and would be tempted to make a shawl out of it. Maybe a Citron, so that the yarn could be the main showstopper...or if I'm feeling adventurous enough, a Swallowtail. But I would also be overly tempted to double the yarn up and us it to knit the yoke on a top-down seamless sweater, paired with one of your other yarns in the storm colourway for an uber lux sweater...oh man, the possibilities are endless!!

    misocraftyATshawDOTca

    Thank you so much for such a generous giveaway!!

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  67. A scarf with lace patterns from the Haapsalu Shawls book - it would be stunning!

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  68. It's so pretty. I've made the Pogona top down shawl by Stephen West and think this would be great in that pattern!
    Janet
    bustrcat@verizon.net

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  69. Some elegant beaded fingerless mitts or arm warmers for a super fancy valentines Day dinner date. I know I can finish them in time, but can I get the date?

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  70. I'd use it for Ishbel, a pattern I purchased a while ago and have been searching for the right yarn.

    (sbiss60 at gmail dot com)

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  71. I've had this crazy idea for my own scarf pattern floating around in my head. I'd love to see if I can actually translate that idea into an object especially is something as pretty as pink silk! I've had a chance to play with your pink label yarn and it's lovely.

    littlefurymaget AT yahoo DOT ca

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  72. Hi Tanis,

    My pattern of choice would be Travelling Woman by Liz Abinante
    (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/traveling-woman)or les Abeilles by Anne Hanson (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/les-abeilles), both would look stunning in this colour!

    michellekimberlywilson@gmail.com

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  74. (sorry about my last post! forgot to add my email to it)

    So pretty!!!

    I see it as becoming the Heron shawl, should it end up in my stash...

    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heron-shawl

    girlglory at gmail dot com

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  75. Gorgeous red yarn! I'm thinking Aeolian or Haruni!

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  76. a Forest Canopy shawl would be beautiful in that :)

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  77. You're yarns are so pretty! I think I'd make a Aestlight out of it.

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  78. Oh that's so pretty :) I would make the Gail(aka Nightsongs) Shawl.

    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gail-aka-nightsongs

    lesinge2001 at yahoo dot com

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  79. What a pretty color! I'll keep my fingers crossed...

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  80. I think Luciole by Anne at Knitspot would look fabulous. The dragonflies would really show well.

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  81. Oh how lovely. This is a yarn that calls for romance so I would make an all-lace Ishbel shawl. I just received the pattern for this modified Ishbel this morning and was looking for the right yarn. I know I have found it here.

    Let it be me!

    Carole (cjbyrne@telusplanet.net)

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  82. Gorgeous yarn! I think this would look great knitted up as an Annis shawl:

    http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss10/PATTannis.php

    mariannedrysdale@earthlink.net

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  83. I think this yarn will make a beautiful Saroyan or maybe Traveling Woman or, or,,, I have so many shawls I want to knit it is a very difficult decision but usually the yarn just tells me what it wants to be after we meet! :)

    dodiraz at gmail dot com

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  84. I think I would make a Travelling Women shawl. I knit 2 already this summer (one in the stormy colour way which I love) and am no where near sick of the pattern.


    den con at sympatico dot ca

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  85. I would love to knit up a Montego Bay Scarf with this beautiful color - long and lacy and oh so soft against my neck - I just love all your yarns (& blog!) - very inspiring! Thank you!
    Anna
    annarichardson@rogers.blackberry.net

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  86. just bought my 1st skein of your yarn on saturday, love it and can't wait to knit a wrap from the Pink Label Lace, shadow is a beautiful colour. I knit lots of socks this summer during renos on the house. Love the socks you knit too.Love the yarns

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  87. forgot to say what I'd like toknit with this yarn...........anything you can feel close to your face cause I'm sure it;s soft and cuddly.

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  88. My sister-in-law could definitely use this yarn to make a scarf to give as a present for Christmas. JD

    SamneneD@aol.com

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  89. My sister-in-law could definitely use this yarn to make a scarf to give as a present for Christmas. JD

    SamneneD@aol.com

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  90. I would love to make a Maia shawl out of that gorgeous colorway! Or the Trinity shawlette. Or Dewdrop, yes that's it! Wait, there is also Spring is in the Air. Merope??? Oh boy....
    xo,
    Lisa
    lisa_greenburg@yahoo.com

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  91. Hi Tanis, I'd love to cast on the Swallowtail Shawl in your beautiful yarn. A gift for me or a good friend. I'll send you a photo when I'm done! :0)

    Heather

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  92. Forgot to mention my contact address... too late at night!
    jhsmyth@rogers.com

    Swallowtail. Beautiful yarn. My favourite colour.

    Heather

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  93. I would love to make a scarf out of that beautiful skein of yarn! My daughter, who is a senior in college would love it!

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