Chrissy Gardener, sock designer and fellow Portlander has graciously agreed to give away an autographed copy of her book, "Toe-up!: Patterns and Worksheets to Whip Your Sock Knitting Into Shape " from our blog.
I will provide 430 yards of Araucania Itata, a wool/silk/bamboo fingering weight yarn you will need to make your first pair of socks. Just tell me the color!
I took Chrissy's Toe-Up! sock class last year and I loved it. Her explanations are clear and direct. Chrissy was originally a computer programmer and I feel that her logical mind helps people who are learning a new skill.
Each pattern contains several sizes worked out for you, so many can be done for your whole family. For you adventurous, more advanced knitters, this book provides options to change up each pattern with worksheets in the back of the book. I highly recommend the book and the class if you ever have a chance to take it from her.
Plus, Chrissy's just really nice.
If you would like to enter our giveaway, just become a follower of our blog using whatever method is convenient for you: google friend connect, twitter or email. All options are listed in the right column of the blog. In any case, please also email me your name and contact information and the yarn color you would like should your name be selected at email@example.com, just in case. I don't want to lose anyone!
If you are already following: to enter, post a comment instead and email me your information. I will not share your information with anyone--this is for the contest only and afterwards, I will delete all contact info.
On May 6, 2011, we will announce the winner on the blog.
Thank you so much for reading our blog! Our next blog story will be coming out in time for your Saturday morning coffee.
Janelle, The Knitting Muse