Well, the Summer Sock KAL came to its official end on Wednesday and like all good KALs it’s a bittersweet time. It’s always exciting for me to shed the requirements of a knitalong, to move onward and upward with an uncharted course of new challenges. Yet it’s also more than a bit sad to say good-bye to a tight-knit group of knitters who’ve been knitting with a common goal, in this case summer socks. I’m very thankful for this summer’s KAL group — we had experienced and brand new sock knitters alike and it was such a fun & positive & helpful group. To each and everyone who participated I would like to extend a heartfelt, thank you. You really made the KAL awesome! And I’m so glad that I’ll be able to stay in touch with many of you via the Today on your needles thread in the Friends of Knitting Sarah Ravelry Group.
I also have to extend a very big thank you to Feel Good Yarn Co who sponsored this KAL, including the prizes. I worked directly with Laurie who was kind and warm and fun to work with at each turn. I am so grateful for her generosity & enthusiasm and for all she puts into making the fabulous SilverSpun yarn. If you want to get to know Laurie a bit better (and trust me, you do!), I encourage you to pop over to the Woolful Podcast where she & her SilverSpun story is featured in Episode 33.
And, of course, let’s oooh and aaah over the yarn a little one last time, the 3 gorgeous skeins of hand-dyed SilverSpun Sock.
June’s skein of Sea Glass…
From which I made…
A pair of Aero Socks by Sarah Jo Burch
some Turkish Bed Socks.
July’s skein of Tangerine Dream…
a pair of Rose City Rollers
another pair of Turkish Bed Socks.
And August’s skein of Watermelon Crush…
From which I made…
a lovely pair of SpringTastic Socks.
These 5 wonderful shortie socks have made their way into my sock drawer and onto my feet. I’ve loved wearing them — whether it’s around my house on cool mornings or hiking on the trail with my family this summer, they’ve served me so well. I’m sure they’ll be favorites for a long time to come!
Oh, and I said there would be winners, right?! Of course!
From the pool of those who completed a pair of socks from SilverSpun Sock, the randomly selected winner of a skein of SilverSpun Sock or Sport is…
And from the pool of those who completed a pair of socks from non-SilverSpun Sock yarn, the randomly selected winner of a mini-skein of SilverSpun yarn is…
Winners, please email me at knittingsarah[at]gmail[dot]com with your contact email address and I’ll get you on your way to claiming your prizes.
Thanks again, so much, to everyone who participated in the Summer Sock KAL!