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Friday, August 27, 2010

I'm Giving Away a Skein of Sock Yarn ....

I thought this would be a great time to have a sock yarn  giveaway because I'm right in the middle of a Colour Swap on Ravelry at the moment. This is a swap I have taken part in for a long time and it's my most favorite of all swaps. For those of you who don't know the rules - you are assigned a secret spoilee who nominates a colour in their sign up questionnaire, then you have to put together a package of items including at least one handmade gift in their chosen colour.

Right, what you need to do to have a chance at winning the yarn is to guess the real colour of the socks in the photograph by leaving your answer in the comments section below. I won't be able to name the winner for a couple of weeks (until my swap recipient has received their package from me - it's a surprise swap). The prize is a skein of my hand dyed sock yarn in the same colour as the socks below (and it's a very nice colour). I will post a colour picture of these socks here on the day that I name the winner.


















In the case of more than one person guessing the right colour of the socks it will be names in a hat time which is the fairest way I can think of, and if no one guesses it right then all names will go in the hat  :-)

I baked Carrot Cupcakes today but I'm not sure what I think of them:

This is a Nigella recipe but I don't think I'm all that struck on these, it's the first time I have used this particular recipe. They are cakey yet have a strange kind of texture and they didn't rise very evenly, they looked more like a muffin when they came out of the oven, uneven and cracked on the top. I dislike the cream cheese frosting given in this recipe because it's just way too sweet for my liking and makes enough to frost double this amount of cupcakes, again, I've never made this particular frosting recipe and I'm now wishing I had stuck to my old faithful recipes for both.

Updates in my Etsy shop:

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41 comments:

  1. I'll guess a beautiful spring green :) Just cos it's my favourite.

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  2. I'm going to guess a lovely sky blue :D
    Rav ID: kristyh1981

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  3. I'll guess it's rose pink.

    Globalite on Ravelry.

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  4. I am going to go with periwinkle. It is my fav color and yarn that color would be amazing!
    MamaMay on Ravelry

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  5. I think they are orange? they look great!

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  6. I'm going to Guess that its mauve :D

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  7. I think I'll guess a pinkish hydrangea color, which I hope is correct because that would be beautiful sock yarn! Thanks!

    afh163@gmail.com

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  8. I'm going to guess a lovely iris purple. Just 'cause I like purple. :)

    Marlitharn on Ravelry

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  9. I'm going to guess that they're a medium green.

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  10. I think they are Silver Grey!

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  11. I think it's lavender :) cute pattern

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  12. Lilac ... great idea for a contest, BTW!

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  13. I am going to sway green - beacuse the pattern reminds me of leaves.

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  14. I'm going to go with teal/blue-green. :)

    Jess

    (jessecreations on Ravelry)

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  15. I am guessing MARMALADE SEMI SOLID - because it is beautiful...

    nhsarab on ravelry

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  16. They're Gray! Just kidding... I am guessing that they are a medium earthy green! I can't wait to see what color they really are!
    I'm PurlVerde on Ravelry.

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  17. I'm going to guess a lime green.

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  18. I'm guessing it really IS grey/silver and you are just teasing! ;)

    (ok, I doubt it, but I'm no good at guessing!)

    --alystyn on ravelry

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  19. I guess apple green!

    Well the carrot cupcakes looked gorgeous...!

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  20. I'm guessing primrose yellow - pretty and spring-like!

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  21. I'm guessing periwinkle. Those are lovely socks!
    Jenny (mayjennyl@yahoo.com)

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  22. I'm going to guess it's your gorgeous Rumplesilkskin color. because I'd love to win some of that, oh yes, oh yes, oh YES!

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  23. I'm guessing turquoise. Lovely socks! :-)

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  24. hummm I am going for the bush feel and guessing Hydrangea. I expect those socks would be gorgeous in that colour.

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  25. Green!

    -bookwormdjibouti on Rav

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  26. Gunmetal gray, at least that's what it looks like on my monitor. Lovely socks, well done!

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  27. I'm going to guess butter yellow.

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  28. I'm guessing a fun shade of apricot!

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  29. I'm gonna go with a bright, poppy red. It would contrast well with the bush in the background. :D

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  30. I'm going with the greenies -- something in a light spring green, kettle-dyed because I can see slight variation in there.

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  31. I'm going to go with a kettle dyed butter yellow. They look gorgeous! I'm not sure if you have already finished this or not, sorry if you have!!

    Leanne (lunatic84 on Rav)

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