Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Gale's Art Sock Blank Subscription Giveaway and much more!

Bracket from Mason-Dixon Knitting

Hi, Knitters,
I've a few quick things before the giveaway information. First, the smart and clever ladies over at Mason-Dixon Knitting always surprise me with their fun ideas. Kay and Ann have come up with a knitting version of March Madness. Get your bracket now!

I am honored to be included in March Mayhem 2017 in the Home, Baby, Toy category with my Sheep! pattern. 

Voting for each category starts today, March 15, 2017 and they will have a winner by April 3, 2017. 

Everything Kay and Ann do is so well done and humor is always a major ingredient in their knitting.

Click here for the Sheep! pattern information or to purchase. This is my pattern that is included in the March Mayhem Bracket. 



One more fun thing is that over on Barrett Wool Co. we are having a quick tiny scissors sale. We have marked down the scissors at $1.00 off the regular price through March 16th, 2017! That's tomorrow! No coupon code is necessary. All colors and styles are included. We are stocked up with Putford, Flower Power and Little Love styles in great colors.

Don't miss out on adding to your scissors collection! I love these snips and I think you will, too.



photo from Gale's Art

Now for the giveaway!

Gale of Gale's Art asked if I would like to offer a 3-month sock blank club membership to one of my lucky readers and of course I said yes. You can choose between the sparkle club and the regular sock yarn club. 

The prize is worth $100! You will love Gale's sock blanks. They are beautiful and a treat to knit. The finished socks are speckled and so beautiful. I have knit socks from her sock blanks and the finished socks are some of my favorites. Thanks to Gale for the opportunity.


Yarn information:
Fiber content for the sock blank yarn is 75% merino, 25% nylon. There are 463 yards per sock blank and they are 100 grams. The Recommended needle size is 1-3 US with 7 to 8 stitches per inch.

To enter to win leave one comment on this blog post. You must include your Ravelry username or an email address as a contact if you should win. Please only enter one time, there is a delay before you will see your comment appear. Only click on the Publish button one time.  I will randomly select a winner in a few days. I will then give Gale your contact information so you can work out the details of the prize.

Read Gale's information about each of the three blanks below:

photo from Gale's Art

“Fireworks over New York City”-The first month, April, will feature a stylized New York City Skyline at sunset. The fireworks overhead are a celebration for the summer! SHIPPING- APRIL 7, 2017

photo from Gale's Art

“Yellowstone with Bear” -The second installment will be a tribute to one of the greatest natural treasures in the United State. Verdant green mountains and valleys are the background for many happy campers and an occasional bear. SHIPPING - MAY 7, 2017

photo from Gale's Art

“Hawaii is hot,hot,hot” – is the third and final sock portion of the club offering. You can almost smell the tropical flower flowing on the trade winds of the islands! This is a super intensely colored sock has rainbow hues with purple hibiscus and bright green leaves dancing across it! SHIPPING June 2, 2017


I just have to share these cute photos from last weekend. My husband and TC and I went out for Sunday breakfast downtown and then we went to a fantastic art exhibit at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. There was also the St. Patty's Day Parade happening around the Capitol Square. My Miss Molly is from a big Irish family and they are in the parade every year. We walked over to see them and I was struck by all of our Waiting for Winter Mittens.

Miss Molly had knit her own pair and had knit some for her sister, Megan. I was wearing my own pair of Waiting for Winter Mittens out of some of my handspun yarn. My son snapped the photo above when we were comparing our mittens and I thought it was so cute. 

I am wearing my newest hat pattern called Owen. Click here for the Owen pattern!


Here are the mittens up close! 


Good luck if you enter the giveaway. I'll be back soon with more.
xo ~ susan

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Lindsey said...

I've always wanted to try knitting a sock blank!
Lindseymac (rav)

Anonymous said...

I've been wanting to try knitting with a sock blank and these are just gorgeous! Thanks to both you and Gale for the opportunity to win these.

My ravelry id is FlamingoStitches

Melissa F said...

I love Gale's creativity, these are such beautiful pieces.
Rav Id: pik2nit
Thank you for sharing the mitten photo...so cute!

bfree2read said...

This version of March madness sounds like fun.
Wow! Those are beautiful sock blanks.

RAV: bfree2read

Joanne M. said...

These sock blanks look awesome! I'm wildwoolly on Ravelry

Becki said...

I haven't tried sock blanks yet - very cool! Thank you! RavId: QuiltingGeek

Unknown said...

Love the mystery w sock blanks! Eidhallo

Elizabeth Ahlers said...

Socks are my favorite thing to knit and these blanks are beautiful!
RavID: lizbert

Velda said...

i would love to win this giveaway! I have not knitted from a sock blank before and would love to try them. vjferguson@frontier.com

steelers1 said...

Thanks to both for the chance to win. Rav name is knottyknitter86

Lee said...

What an incredible giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!! Mamagiff on ravelry

Kooki said...

Never had the chance to knit from a sock blank yet... These are gorgeous !
Thanks for the giveaway :)
RavID : KookiCT

Margaret said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Rav id margsamplerlover

Tammy said...

What a treat it would be to win this prize. I have been eyeing up these sock blanks for quite some time.

BookwormJen said...

Voted for your pattern - good luck! Thank you for offering the giveaway. I've never knit from a sock blank before; this would be a great chance to try it. They're beautiful!
Rav ID: BookwormJen

Anonymous said...

I knit a pair of socks recently out of one of Gale's sock blanks and I love them--it's so fun to see how they transition into the pattern! Your sheep have to win because they are the cutest! rav id- megdearden

Unknown said...

These are ao beautiful! dnnkuehl on Ravelry

Sunshine said...

These sock blanks are true works of art❤πŸ˜€ sophjacksam on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

These sock blanks are speaking to my heart. Oh the places I would like to visit --

Rav id: flowerlady

Jeannette in St Louis said...

I have a pair of sox knit with Gale's sock blank and it is my very favorite! Woukld love to win this giveaway. Thanks Susan and Gale for the chance to win! RAv ID...SchnettatSTL



tuckerkm said...

What an amazing opportunity! Thank you Susan & Gale!! I lover her yarn & sock blanks 😍
RAV ID: KnittyMichKaren

Kay said...

Love the blanks. Bought one at Sheep &Wool and made a great baby sweater. Tay on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I've never knit with a sock blank. These look fabulous . Would love to give one a try. Thanks to you and Gale for a wonderful give away. I am agnesknit on Ravelry.

Terri Smith said...

I have been wanting a Gale's Art Sock Blank for the longest time! What a generous prize; thank you, Susan and Gale. I am terriglo on Ravelry :o)

Anonymous said...

I've never used a sock blank but these look so lovely that I'm tempted to try. Thank you for the chance of winning Alipot on Ravelry

vasterblue said...

I've been wanting to knit with some of Gale's sock blanks. Ravelry ID is vasterblue.

Leah said...

So beautiful! I'd love to try knitting from a sock blank someday.
Rav ID is blessedNjoyful.

Arianne said...

What beautiful sock blanks! Ravid: arilisbeth

Pam Dalbec said...

I voted on the first round of patterns, which was fun. It is amazing to see the creativity. My email is pamdalbec71@gmail.com. Winning would be amazing.

Carmen N said...

I've never used one but sock blanks look like loads of fun! (asimplehomestd on Ravelry)

Anonymous said...

I would love to try a sock blank! Joandlousmom on ravelry

Nix said...

Those are fantastic! Nix on Rav.

Emily Ross said...

I've never knit from a sock blank but it looks like a ton of fun! Beautiful colors! MopLover on Rav.

Meredith MC said...

Those sock blanks are beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for the contest.
Email -mermcoelho@pacificu.edu

Anonymous said...

Those sock blanks are gorgeous! RavID JaimeK

Rosemary said...

I love the sock blanks and I love knitting socks (especially sparkle).

Rosemary said...

I have changed my name on ravelry from rosevta to ihaveayarncrush.

Ronni Lynn said...

Love to knit with Gale's sock blanks. Every sock, scarf & shawl become wearable works of art.
Would love to knit some pretties with these three.
knittingdiva on ravelry

distracted said...

Ever since I first heard if sock blanks I have wanted to try them.
SanDee1978 rav.id

Melody said...

What a great giveaway! I was privileged to meet Gail and purchase one of her sock blanks at SAFF thus past year. I'd love to own a few more of her gorgeous creations! Thanks for the chance.
Rav Id: melkrist

Tamarack sewing said...

I've always wanted to try one of the sock blanks. I love the Hawaii one!
2TheWoods on Ravelry

Www.onepaisleyapple.blogspot.co.nz said...

What a great giveaway. User name is kerrie73

Amy said...

I would love ❤️ to win these!!! Thanks

Amy Hubbard
Ravelry: capeneddicknitter
Ahubbard@maine.rr.com

Joanne O said...

Love Gale's Arts sock blanks. I'm knitting an extreme right now. Thank you both for this opportunity.

aggie325 said...

The perfect project to move out of winter and into spring knitting!
diann325@gmail.com

Elsa da Silva said...

I would like to have the opportunity to try this beautiful sock blankets!!! Never knitted from a sock blanket! :(
emlsilva@hotmail.com
Bisous from Switzerland

Helen S said...

It would be such a delight to knit socks from these gorgeous works of art. Thank you for a great giveaway.

Rav ID- nettleship

Jeanne said...

What a fun and generous gift! I would love to win and have a chance to knit these beautiful sock blanks/1. Jeanneftc on Ravelry

Amy duloveyarn said...

What a generous giveaway - I hope Gale generates a lot of business in return. I am heading to her website as soon as I hit publish!
duloveyarn on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I've never knit from a sock blank and would love to try it. I knit 40+ socks a year - can't believe I've never used a sock blank.

Penny Mosher said...

I've never knit from a sock blank and would love to try it. I knit 40+ socks a year - can't believe I've never used a sock blank.

Penny Mosher said...

Love to give a sock blank a try.

Jane Piotraschke said...

I love to knit socks from sock blanks!

Rav id: pinkknittergal

Thanks

Lynn said...

I love her sock blanks! They've been the next on my etsy list!

Purlynn (rav id)

Anonymous said...

How fun! The camping one is just FABULOUS :D
Rav ID chef-drea

UmmRania said...

These are so pretty! What a cool giveaway. Rav: ummrania

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

Beautiful hand painted sock blanks.
rav id: knittingdancer

Ranee @ Arabian Knits said...

Ooooh! Lovely! My e-mail attached to this account is good, and my Rav ID is ArabianKnits.

AtPlayWithFiber said...

I've gotten a sock blank from Gale at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. It was so much fun to knit up.

AtPlayWithFiber on Rav

Rachel R. said...

How fun! I've never seen sock blanks that also have pictures on them!

RachelKnits on Rav

Kaydidid said...

I would love to try knitting socks from a sock blank! Thank you!!!

Rav ID: kaydidid

Karen said...

I love the blank with Yellowstone National Park and the sweet bear stenciled in.

Liz said...

Love that collection/comparison of your mittens. Pretty!
The sock blanks are so wonderful! What a cool idea to know that the socks you knit really have a scene knit into them (sort of). Love that. I hope I win!

Suzanne said...

Sign me up, please. I'm mesmerized by sock blanks and have never knit one much less one designed by Gale. What an honor it would be if I were chosen.

Thank you!
Sewrunknit on ravelry

Renee Anne said...

I could use new sock obsessions :) ~ renny1780 on Rav

Carli said...

I haven't knit from a sock blank yet, but have been wanting too! Thank you both for such a generous giveaway!! 😊

Rav ID: cs513

Dovile said...

It would be really interesting to see how it would turn out. I've never knitted from a sock blank before.

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

twido said...

Lovely sock blanks.Thanks for the chance to win.
Ravi ID - twido

mom said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I've not knit w/sock blanks before, but would love to start. The offered ones are gorgeous! Thanks again, r-j on Ravelry

Michele said...

I love the sock blanks. I hope you pick me.
mc@acd.net

deidre said...

The Gale's Art sock blanks are so pretty! I have been drooling over them for awhile. Thank you both for the chance to win some. Rav ID is lostinkansas

Mendy Kay said...

I would love to win a sock blank! I am a brand new sock knitter so I don't even own much sock yarn...yet. steelmagnoliagrits@yahoo.com or Rav: Magnoliagrits

Thanks!!!

Julie Dungey said...

What a generous giveaway. Those sock blanks are beautiful. Thank you.
Ravelry ID is JulieLD

adodds said...

I have never tried a sock blank but would like to. Rav ID -skibum

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a chance to try knitting from a sock blank! The coming one is beautiful. I am kmnsw on Rav.
Kristen

Janice said...

That's a lot a fun in one post!
Super fun and super generous giveaway from Gale's Art!
I'll be hopping over to the Mason-Dixon Knitting blog in a moment to check out this March Mayhem business, but wanted to wish you all the best of luck in the meantime Susan. jaye on Rav

Anonymous said...

Wow - that is amazing! Rav id = knitbutterflies

Kaarina said...

Wow! Would be nice to win such a grand prize! How fun would that be to knit up sock from the blanks!! <3 Thanks for the chance!
kaijaknits2 on Ravelry

Kristebee said...

What a fun giveaway! Fun colors for sure! :). Xoxo... kristebee

Katie said...

These are super cool! Thanks for the chance! Ktmay12

Tricia said...

Gale's sock blanks are really cool and she couldn't be nicer. I've met her in person and she's awesome. Thank you both for the chance to win! triciau on Rav.

Tori said...

Those sock blanks are works of art! So much fun. Thanks for the giveaway!
Rav ID: lilwestie

Linda said...

How could I knit socks from those beautiful works of art? I'd would sure like to win them.

And I did vote for your sheep!

Rav name wallisknits

Andrea said...

Love this give away and those sock blanks!!
Rav id: andreagrunden

Kelsie Butler said...

I would love to win this! I have long admired her sock blanks since they came out.

RAV Id: soonerknitter

Anonymous said...

These are SO cool. spejo on ravelry

Caryl Sabine said...

I super love these sock blanks and I would super love to win. Fingers crossed.......
Rav ID: knitricks
Email:cdsabine@aol.com

Imixora said...

I've never tried a sock blank, and these look gorgeous! I love your podcast btw. Ravelry id imixora

Thanks!

Kris Stafira said...

I'm seeing these gorgeous sock blanks everywhere lately, must be a sign that I need them! Rav: KrisMarie

Ulrich Tribe said...

I have dreamed of making socks from one of these! This would be amazing.
Ravelry is: janetulrich

Shanel Sions said...

Absolutely lovely! Rav Id is shananny

Kevin Griffin said...

Wow, amazing opportunity! I have just started to tackle socks...Within the last two months and the yarn choices are amazing....I have never worked with a yarn blank and would love the chance. Thank you for offering the potential opportunity.

Griffin on revelry
Griffk1964@yahoo.com

Kevin Griffin

Anonymous said...

I have never tried sock blanks.
Rav ID epilobe

Donna said...

Thank you ~ these are such fun! Ravelry ID Gobomom

Brenda Cooper said...

Thanks! I'm b-girl on Rav

Knarr B and B said...

I've been fascinated with trying a sock blank for the past few weeks, and these are simply the best! Thank you all for the generous giveaway. Ravelry: BKnarr

Cheryl Kealy said...

My 10 year old grandson has started knitting this year. I bought your kids knittingbook and he is making the basket. I love your directions. They are so easy for him to understand. He told me after he finishes he wants to make socks. I love having him knit with me. Chkealy@gmail.com

Bonnie said...

Those socks are so fun! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! I have yarn from Gale's Art and it's beautiful. Would love to try a sock blank.

grandmaW Rav id

Thank you,
Donita from Michigan

Chris said...

These are wonderful sock blanks! I've been seeing them on some of the podcasts, but have never knit from one before. Thanks for a great giveaway!

On Ravelry, I'm happygirl.

Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to try knitting from a fabulous sock blank; these are so beautiful though, I might have to leave it as is and enjoy Gale's Art! Please contact me via my email, doreentachibana@msn.com

Nancy said...

What a generous giveaway! Beautiful sock blanks! --greenhillbeacher

Anonymous said...

I've loved Gale's work for years now, she's been on my wish list.

aimee73

Melissa Mullin said...

Beautiful colors! What fun!
Rav id: jmmmem
Thanks!!

robin silver said...

the sock knitting blanks are super

Donna1504 on Revelry

thanks for the chance to wins such a fun prize

IceBebe said...

Those are beautiful sock blanks! Thanks Susan and Gayle!

Rav id: IceBebe

Anonymous said...

I've never knit from a sock blank before! These are beautiful. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Rav ID is Hollyemerald

Kristi said...

Those are soooooo beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity!

RavID = krisnc

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this. I've never knit from a sock blank. Mofjeld in Ravelry

Loris Mann said...

Love the sock blanks! Manneko on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

Love Madison! We lived there in the early 80's. Thank you for this opportunity.
Revelry ID: singingsue

R y said...

Wow! What a prize! They are beautiful! Thanks!
Rose
RoseVuokko on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Gale makes awesome sock blanks! Thank you for the opportunity to win the socks blank club!

Ravelry name:knitterchow

Janice said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I'd love to win these. Rav name is sockmonkey628.

Sam I Am...... said...

i have always wanted to try a sock blank! Thank you for the drawing and opportunity! My rav id is saminar

InΓͺsN said...

Another wonderful giveaway!! Thanks!

Rav id: inesn

Lindy Barnes said...

Dear Susan, I know you are seriously busy with your new business but . . . I am seriously missing your delightful podcasts. Do you have any idea when you will have a new one online?

Sharon M said...

Her sock blanks are so cool!

toomanyufos on ravelry

Jeanne Reed said...

I love Gale's sock blanks! Rav ID jreed

Newknitter2 said...

Beautiful sock blanks thanks for a chance to win

Jade said...

Yuanpao on Ravelry.

Mrs. M said...

What beautiful sock blanks!! Rav id mmiske

Mary McIntyre said...

Those are all gorgeous - thank you for the giveaway!
Doorstopper on Rav

Megan said...

Ooh these are always so cool! I've never knitted with a sock blank and I'd love to try :) Rav id showandtellmeg

Cynthiacc said...

I love Gail's sock blanks, thank you for the possibility! RAV: Cynthiacc

Beverly Davis said...

Gale's sock blanks are wonderful! Could not pick a favorite unless all was a choice. Thanks for the giveaway!
Bdgrammy on Rav

Anonymous said...

Sock Blanks are beautiful. I have never tried this, Thanks for the opportunity!
Revelry: Leanne 1969

Sheila said...

I just love Gale's sock blanks!

SheilaOKeefe on Rav

diane said...

I have never knit with a sock blank. Winning this subscription would be a great way to try something new.

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful giveaway ...the sock blanks are so beautiful.
Rav Id: ganache

Szandrah said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the opportunuty! I've always wanted to try knitting from a sockblanket. Fingers crossed! Rav id: Szandrah

Jessica Hodges said...

I've never knit with sock blanks but I'd love to try them. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

-hodges00

claudey said...

Sock blanks look like so much fun!
claudey on rav

Nadja said...

What an interesting idea. I had just recently learned about these blanks and they have made me very curious. Thank you for the giveaway. now about those little beautiful sheep...cannot wait to try those either:-)
Nadja Miller

ravelry - nadjamiller

Lindy Barnes said...

Susan, everything you are doing is absolutely wonderful. BUT!!! . . . when, oh when, are you going to do another one of your wonderful podcasts? Your pc's are my all time favs and I seriously miss them when they are months apart. In the meantime, and thanks to your introduction, I am binge-watching as I knit at night The Grocery Girls - they are hilarious. :)

libraryleslie said...

I am in love with Gale's club for the next three months! Her designs are just amazing!
Rav id - fromkersey

Tara Lynchard said...

The photos of the three of you comparing your mittens are so sweet! Thanks for the exciting giveaway!

Tara (chavahsdaughter on Ravelry)

Dana Barbieri said...

How exciting! They are beautiful. Thanks ladies.
Ravelry ID: danabarbieri

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous sock blanks! I've never seen anything like them!

(Bloocanoe on Rav)

Neulisti said...

Is there still time to participate in the raffle? Those sock blanks are to die for. My Rav id is NeulistiMNK.

LannieK said...

If there's still time ~ count me in! After your Craftsy sock class, I am addicted :-) Thanks for the opportunity to win! Happy Spring!
Rav id: LannieK

Anonymous said...

These are sweet! ErlotaKnits

Jilanna said...

Gorgeous! I love them all but I'll have to make a point of ordering the Yellowstone one if it becomes available.

RavID: canknitian

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