Friday, June 29, 2007


Well, we have received a total of 10 submissions for the sock contest (so far) and there isn't a bad one in the bunch! For those of you who have not yet submitted your pattern, you still have one day left to get your patterns in. Thank you all for investing so much time into designing such beautiful sock patterns. The judges job will not be an easy one, but they are already reviewing the submissions and will have the winners posted on this site on or before August 31st.

Below are the contestants from whom we have received submissions. If you sent in a pattern submission and your name is not on the list, please leave a comment here letting us know.


Thanks again to all who participated in our first Hill Country Yarns Sock Pattern Contest and good luck!
I sent in my pattern. Am I supposed to get a confermation email or something?

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Well, Pattern is done. Socks are done. I am IN LOVE with them, though they are NOT what I originally planned. I think that the fact of the matter is they are what they WANTED to be. I am SO PLEASED with the stitch definition on the Instant Gratification Yarn! And I am knitting a bit tightly on size 4s but they are beautiful and HOT FUSCIA!!!!!

Photo session tomorrow as long as the sun holds out. I didn't get home in time today so it is just waiting for that. And lucky me - my neighbor thinks it is funny when I take pics with her flowers - and they are the perfect is a sneak peak at the bottom of the sock just so you can see how GREAT the color looks!!!

Those flowers are much more pink, but the beautiful Fuscia makes them look so much more orange!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2007


Everything is done and the pattern w/photo and chart have been submitted.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Winding Up

Hello sock knitters! This is your "last call" to send your sock pattern submissions in to us. The submission deadline is June 30th, 2007. We have received several submissions but are waiting for the rest of you to send in your designs. Please email your submissions (including a photo of the finished sock, your tested pattern, and any charts required) to The winner(s) will be posted right here on or before August 31st, 2007.

We are delighted with the number of contestants we had for our first sock contest and expect even more contestants with each new contest we hold. At this time we plan to sponsor (at least) one sock pattern design contest each year, so start planning your next designs now!

Thank you again to all who participated in this contest -- each and every submission we've received is truly a work of art.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Socks finished

I received the finished socks from my test knitter. The pattern is done. All I have to do is take pictures of the socks.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Still working on 'em

Design has been nailed down after working through stitch pattern combinations on two other socks. Now it's time to knit these out and take some purty pictures!

I'm loving this Instant Gratification yarn. It's gonna make a warm one.

Not many entrants in the contest, eh?


I posted this once before but I didn't see it show up. I emailed my pattern to They did receive it.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

socks for the contest

My testers are basically done test knitting my pattern. I will be ready to take a picture of the socks over the weekend.

What I want to know and still have not seen addressed is this, are we e-mailing the pattern with photo of socks? Or, are we mailing (via US mail) the pattern and the actual socks?

To what e-mail address are we sending it if we are supposed to be sending them that way.

If we are supposed to be sending them via US mail to what address are we sending them.

My test knitter loved the yarn.


Tuesday, June 5, 2007


All that is left is the crying...well ok the pictures. I am not crying over the fantastic yarn I got to knit my socks with. I did want to make sure of how we are to turn these items in. Did I miss where we actually send our entires?