Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Badass Sock Update + Giveaway!!

Domestic Badass Progress
The last time I blogged about my Domestic Badass socks I had run out of yarn and was waiting to get a skein of straight up black sock yarn so that I could knit the cuffs and be done. Well, I finally got my hands on the back yarn and it took me seriously forever to get going on the cuff of one of the socks.  Why, you ask?  Well, the Olympics happened and I had put down the socks so that I could go full-tilt in knitting up hexipuffs.  Actually, everything was put aside so that I could knit nothing but those addicting puffs.  But then over the weekend the hexipuff mania died down a bit and I was able to bring my attention back to the socks.  That's when the trouble happened.  When I first joined the black yarn to the self-striping yarn I did a Russian Join and proceeded knitting.  Um, yeah...the Russian Join was a bit too obvious cause the join was actually much thicker than the yarn itself.  I wasn't digging it so I tinked back, undid the join (it was so obvious that I knew where to pick at it to un-do it!), and then tried the Magic Knot method.  Again, no dice.  No matter how many times I tried knitting it, the Knot was very noticeable.  I just couldn't get away with it.  So I tinked back, cut the knot out, and decided to go the old fashion route.  As in I'm just going to have to weave in the ends the "old fashion" way.  All's good in the hood from there, right?

No, not really.  The weather got really nice and hot here and things got a bit sweaty.  I made sad attempts at trying to knit but it didn't matter.  My hands got too sweaty and yarn and needles just started sticking to me, it really messed with my gauge.  I had to reserve knitting to late at night when it was much cooler and even by then I would only get a little bit of knitting accomplished before I lost the fight with eyelids and had to go to bed.  Now, the weather is still pretty warm but I can get away with knitting a few rounds here and there.  I'm determined to get these socks finished before the month is over.  Even though I absolutely love knitting with this yarn and I seriously cannot get enough of this colourway, I definitely don't want these socks still on my needles when the cooler weather comes rolling around!  I fear that if I leave this project for too long I'll get blinded by something new and shiny and these socks will get pushed deeper and deeper into the depths of the proverbial knitting basket.  I can't let that happen now, can I?  Nope!  That would be blasphemy!  

Anyhoo, ever since I got my hot little hands on this skein of amazeballs self-striping sock yarn, I've gotten comments and messages left and right about where I had obtained it.  In case you've forgotten, the oh so lovely Em of Everything Old had custom dyed this for me because she rocks.  And guess what?  Now you can own a skein of it too!  That's right!  I asked Em if she could dye up another fabulous skein for me that I can give away to one lucky reader on this here blog!!  Are you excited??  I know I am!  So...what time is it?  

:: A Badass Giveaway Time!! ::

EverythingOld - Signature Sock - Domestic Badass Closeup 2

:: THE PRIZE ::
♥ one lucky reader will receive a skein of Everything Old Signature Sock Self-Striping yarn in the Domestic Badass colourway

:: THE RULES ::
♥ giveaway is open until Tuesday August 21, 2012 9:00pm PST (it's an odd time, I know!).  
♥ all comments must include with a valid email address or Ravelry ID.  Comment not containing either of these will be disqualified.  

:: HOW TO ENTER ::
Good luck!  And in case you're too impatient to find out if you're the lucky winner (or to even win a skein of Everything Old in general), Everything Old will be a vendor at this coming weekend's Fibrations in Victoria, as well as at Knit City in the fall in Vancouver!

EverythingOld - Signature Sock - Domestic Badass Super Closeup

To find out more about Everything Old, check out the following links:

60 comments:

  1. I loooove to knit just about everything :) Crossing my fingers for a win!

    p.s. the socks look awesome!!!

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  2. Now that is some hot sexy yarn action! :)

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  3. I just love knitting!! And I know I would LOVE knitting up that gorgeous yarn! Could you please bequeath the socks to me in your will.

    Arika
    arika_owsianski@hotmail.com

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  4. Lace is my absolute favorite thing to knit.

    I would loooovvvee to add this stripey goodness to my stash of everythingold;)

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      Rav- swelldove
      swelldove@gmail.com

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  5. i would get my mother in law to knit me one of those lovely shawl scarves.

    marmen_bechade@hotmail.fr

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  6. I'm still at beginner status ... so right now, my favorite thing to knit is anything I can learn from. :)

    wilson.christina3@gmail.com

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  7. That yarn IS amazeballs!! You socks are so cute!! Socks used to be my favorite thing to knit but now I'm on a shawl kick. THanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I tend to knit lots of sweaters, but I am trying to move my way into less committing projects, like socks. LOVE this colorway! So gorge!
    rashooray at yahoo dot com

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  9. Whoops. Forgot to say what I like to knit. (Don't accidentally count me twice!) I love cardigans and cables and any combination of the two! (culabrat on Ravelry)

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  10. I love to knit everything! Shawls, socks, sweaters, hats, gloves, you name it! Usually, I'm more attracted to the yarn and wait for it to tell me what it wants to be and that's what I knit. This yarn is already talking to me out loud and it wants to be beautiful socks, of course, like your pair ;)
    CecileinIndiana on Ravelry

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  11. I'm currently obsessing over shawls, with either a little or a lot of lace. This yarn would make a pretty awesome one! RavId: amandalyna

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  12. I'm a sock fiend, you know me :p however, there is something to be said about all other garments knit
    In a good fingering weight yarn! So perhaps I'm gauge biased more than garment biased :p

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  13. I am Stitchmimi on ravelry.

    I have never knit socks, but have really really thinking lately about trying a pair. Instagram has been so inspiring!

    I am a sweater knitter. I love knitting garments that flatter. The process of making a unique and flattering piece is the most gratifying part of knitting for me!

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  14. Ohhh, I'm in please... I could use a pair of badass socks. :) Although mostly, I knit sweaters, sweaters, and more sweaters. Because, hey, it's cold up here.

    Cheryl (cherylmac on Rav)

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  15. Who doesn't love a self striping yarn (I just typed that yearn, because I do, for yarn). I am coloradoqueen on Ravelry.

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  16. loooove that colourway! and also i've never before knit with em's yarn. so that must be changed! thanks for the opportunity!! weee! gundyknitter (rav id)

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  17. dude. we could be sock sisters. i love love love yours! and you know me, i'll knit anything if the yarn is right!

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  18. Oh, man, I love that yarn. Fingers crossed!

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  19. It used to be that I would say my favorite thing to knit were socks, but as I've been on a bit of a cardigan/pullover kick lately, I have no idea! I still have tons of socks in my queue.

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  20. I'm a diehard sock fan, but small triangular shawls are way up there too! I can't get enough of either but shawls make for faster satisfaction because I only need to knit 1!

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  21. I have recently discovered the joy of self striping yarn. I would love to win this Badass skein! I would make socks. Boring knit but really, really fabulous socks!

    My favourite thing to knit is baby sweaters. BUt I have recently discovered the joy of knitting shawls. I just need to figure out what to do with them once I have finished knitting them.

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  22. Socks are (I think) still my favorite things to knit, but, I've been on a huge sweater kick lately. Socks totally have a competitor!

    Detapril on Rav

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  23. I love knitting. That is all.

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  24. i like hats mostly. Shawls and baby sweaters, but i love the (almost) instant gratification.

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  25. I love knitting baby sweaters, instantly gratifying and so cute!

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  26. I'm on a bit of a sock kick right now, and have been dying to knit with some self-striping sock. With that said, I'm not sure I can wait - I'll be checking out Em's booth at Fibrations this weekend!

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  27. I would love to get my hands on that pretty yarn! Tottaly would make socks!

    Bluewolf223
    Bluewolf223@yahoo.com

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  28. I am just finishing up my first project with self striping yarn and I am similarly enamoured! Most recently I have stalled out on a cardigan (drat the button band!), but have been loving sock knitting. Really though I like it all!

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  29. OMG - I totally tried to break my "no new sock yarn" rule for this yarn. But it wasn't there (I forgot it was custom dyed). And now I might win it??? I am so there.

    nogryzloATgmailDOTcom

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  30. I love hats--quick and cute!

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  31. I DIE for this yarn! Right now my favorite thing to knit are socks, but the pair I'm working on hurt my hands a bit so I'm breaking up the task with some good old fashioned cowl knitting. Oh, and I'm addicted to hexipuffs too!

    RavID: MLEKropper

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  32. In the summer my favorite things to knit are definetely socks because they're tiny and portable, no sweat on your lab. But I also just bought the Beekeeper's Quilt pattern. Ugh.

    Ravelry: taschenmaedchen

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  33. I love to knit socks but I'm now in the mittens mode. I've been knitting fingerless mitts all summer!
    Rav: zenitude

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  34. Right now I'm into knitting sweaters. It has been hard working on them in this heat so if it gets too sweaty I switch to knitting mittens. Fair Isle mittens to be exact. I love doing colour work! Hats are my all time favourite knit. I would love to win some beautiful yarn! Rav name is MrsOhh.

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  35. I'm loving sweaters right about now. Especially cardigans. I used to be the accessories queen, but as I accumulated more yarn I had to dream bigger.

    My ravelry name is Ashiepoo22

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  36. Love this yarn. Would make great fingerless gloves for my niece.
    rav id: vixxen32

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  37. I love cabled projects, but I'm not currently knitting any right now. I'm knitting a lacy cowl with a very soft yarn called heirloom from sweet fiber.

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  38. Love these socks! Love Em's yarn!!
    I can't stop thinking about Domestic Badass hexipuffs,
    or Domestic Badass sweaters for rocks,
    or Domestic Badass just about anything.
    Such a fun colourway ~

    ravelry name suwinning

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  39. I'm dying to try sock knitting! I love knitting cowls at the moment and just started my first cardigan. Those socks are the coolest!!

    Kelly
    shinergirltx (ravelry)

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  40. That yarn is hot! Maybe I'll get to knit with it?.. Zaelia-Min

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  41. Ohhh! I would love to knit these up during our many boring staff meetings!

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  42. Awesome giveaway!!!! My fav thing to knit right now are sweaters and cardigans.

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  43. Hello! I love your blog and I follow you on Instagram!

    Ravelry: micoses
    Email: micoses@gmail.com

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  44. I've got shawls and socks on the go! Thanks you to you and to Em for this giveaway!

    RavID: FlannelJammies

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  45. Hello!
    I want to try sock knitting and would love to try it with that great yarn.
    Shireen
    ravelry: ssarraf

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  46. Yeah! Thank you for the fun giveaway!
    I love to knit shawls, but I think socks are second... someday I'll finish my first sweater!
    Thanks again!
    Fiona
    Rav ID: princessfee

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  47. Hey toots! Awesome yarn give away. I've been admiring your purty socks for some time now. :)

    My favourite thing to knit....used to be shawls and scarves, but now I'm not so sure. I'm on the look out for a new fav. :)

    Legerdemain

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  48. I love knitting socks, or anything with lovely yarn! Shawls are my next projects!

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  49. I love your socks !! I can also understand your moral delima, wanting to keep the giveaway swag for yourself ;-)

    Love the giveaway yarn and i'm totally jelly of whichever knitter gets it :-)

    MelissaHB (Prairie-Knitter)

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  50. I'm a huge fan of socks, and cabled sweaters... although I still have to learn how to cable without a needle, because that really slows me down.

    I haven't knit much in the last weeks-- it's been sticky hot here, too. Hope it's knitting weather soon for both of us!

    -Megan (cleancup on Rav)

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  51. I love to knit socks and legwarmers and I'm MemiEsperanza on Ravelry.

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  52. Shawls are my favorite, but socks are a close second

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  53. would love to make anything BADASS!

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  54. I've been drooling over your socks with every post :). It helps that I'm planning many pairs of socks for Christmas this year. On Ravelry I'm lilpixie124.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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