Rockin' Sock Club Blog

You shoulda been in pictures (or, the Instagram Contest winner)

A big, hearty congratulations to Cristi, whose photos of her sock-in-progress with the most perfectly matching project bag AND her sweet little babycakes with finished socks pushed us over the edge of winnerdom in regards to the January shipment Instagram Contest. Cristi won a coupon code for the BMFA website. What will you get, Cristi? Something for the wee one, perhaps? 

Thanks to everyone who entered, and to that sweet little Layla for being so supportive of her mother's obsession...err... hobby.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

We want to wish Nancy a hearty congratulations - she was the first to correctly answer, in the proper Jeopardy way (what is, "in the form of a question, Alex?") the Jeopardy Tag Game query. Way to go, Nancy! This whole thing makes us happier than...

a kid in a candy store.

a clam at high tide.

a pig in a peach orchard.

a kid on Christmas.

a bug in a rug.

a fox in the henhouse.

a lark.

And, even...

a Notorious Sock Knitter with a brand-new club kit!

Nancy wins bragging rights, plus the use of the NSK Smartypants badge in her electronic life. Thanks to Nancy, and thanks to everyone who took part in the first Jeopardy Tag Game!

Smartypants Badge

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Jeopardy Contest GO!

 Hello my lovelies.

 Anyone know the answer for the ... part of the statements on back of the tags for the January shipment.

 Remember to post you answer here in the official Jeopardy way.

GO!

Also have a lovely weekend!

Contests galore!

We are busy dyeing, printing and readying the March kits here at Blue Moon Central, and wanted to make sure any NSK'ers interested in joining our contests know that the time is drawing near.

The Instagram contest will close next week, around the 31st of March, so get your photos posted. As a reminder, the winner gets a 20% off coupon code good for a purchase at our webstore, to make your inevitable stash-enhancing even easier. Tag those photos with:

#rockinsockselfie15 #rockinsockclub15 #sockselfieinprogress

We're also closing in on the Jeopardy Tag Game deadline date. Tina will put the blog post up on Friday, March 27th. Can't remember the contest details? Here’s how it will work: on Friday, Tina will post to the blog. The first person to post the correct answer in the comments section of that Jeopardy Blog Post will win. (Very important note: your answer MUST be phrased in the correct Jeopardy way). The winner gets major bragging rights, which will include a special badge you can put on your website, use as your avatar, or print and frame.

So, finish up those January socks, snap some photos, and get your Jeopardy on, people! 

ps. if you or someone you know has been waiting to join this year, we'll be closing Sock Club sign-ups on March 31st, and this is a firm close-date.

Contests galore!

We are busy dyeing, printing and readying the March kits here at Blue Moon Central, and wanted to make sure any NSK'ers interested in joining our contests know that the time is drawing near.

The Instagram contest will close next week, around the 31st of March, so get your photos posted. As a reminder, the winner gets a 20% off coupon code good for a purchase at our webstore, to make your inevitable stash-enhancing even easier. Tag those photos with:

#rockinsockselfie15 #rockinsockclub15 #sockselfieinprogress

We're also closing in on the Jeopardy Tag Game deadline date. Tina will put the blog post up on Friday, March 27th. Can't remember the contest details? Here’s how it will work: on Friday, Tina will post to the blog. The first person to post the correct answer in the comments section of that Jeopardy Blog Post will win. (Very important note: your answer MUST be phrased in the correct Jeopardy way). The winner gets major bragging rights, which will include a special badge you can put on your website, use as your avatar, or print and frame.

So, finish up those January socks, snap some photos, and get your Jeopardy on, people! 

ps. if you or someone you know has been waiting to join this year, we'll be closing Sock Club sign-ups on March 31st, and this is a firm close-date.

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Button winner

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote!

And of course thanks to all of our talented knitters who entered a button graphic. You're  all winners in my book.

The button with the most votes is number 4 by Lzydaz. The blue moon with the socks across it!

Congrats Lzydaz!! Make sure you contact us about your prize!

We'll have the button upf or you all to use this week!

So...has everyone gotten their packages? Anyone out there still waititng for thier shipment? If so please do let us know.

Happy Knitting!

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Time to choose a button!!

Hello my lovelies!

Gues what? It is time to choose a button for the year. All I can say is I am glad that it is your job to choose! Thank you to everyone who took the time to do this!! You are all all kinds of awesome.

1. Submitted by Sarah Jamieson Shrum

 

2. Submitted by: Bronwen Russell

3. Submitted by: Bronwen Russell

4. Submitted by: Lzydaz

 

5. Submitted by:Patty Valdez and her son

 

Okay NSK's the ball is in your court. You have until the 27th to vote on your fav. The one with the most votes is the winner. Please email us your vote. Email to sockclub@bluemoonfiberarts.com and put Button Contest in the subjest line of your email. We need the number associated with the wonderful graphic of your choice. 

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Tuesday!!

 

 

Update on tagging photos for Instagram contest

So, Tina and I have a confession to make. We're old. And a bit lame sometimes. Sad but true. Which leads me to the reason for this blog post. We didn't do what we should have done before asking you all to tag your photos with #sockselfie on Instagram, which was check to see if there was a #sockselfie tag on Instagram already, and guess what? There's a sock selfie tag on Instagram. It's a thing. There are 5,299 posts already, and the vast majority of them are NOT hand-knit socks. Who woulda thunkit?

To everyone who has already posted your sock selfies: thank you! We have enjoyed seeing them! Keep on keeping on, and please do continue to tag with #sockselfieinprogress.

To everyone else: time to get posting!

And to all: please also add the tags #rockinsockselfie15 AND #rockinsockclub15 to all of your sock selfie photos. That'll make them much easier to find.

So, in summary, use the following tags, please, and don't laugh too hard at us.

#rockinsockselfie15 #rockinsockclub15 #sockselfieinprogress

You are also free to use the original tags (listed below), too. You can't have too many tags :)

#sockselfie #RSC #feelingroovy 

Thanks, NSKs!

Still time to submit for the first contest!

Tomorrow is the deadline for the first RSC Contest of the year, so there's still time to flex your creativity AND try your hand at winning a $200 Blue Moon Gift Certificate! Plus, we really need a Spoiler Button, because the finished objects are rolling in!

Here are the details:

1. It needs to be 2” square, with dpi at 350 as a jpeg.

2. It needs to have either NSK, Notorious Sock Knitters OR Rockin' Sock Club on it somewhere.

3. It needs to have 2015 on it. It would be awesome if we could incorporate 10th Anniversary but I think that is too much on a small button.

Please submit your button design to us at sockclub@bluemoonfiberarts.com by February 20th. 

Please put “Button” in the subject line of the email. Thanks!

Team Blue Moon will then choose 4 for you to vote on here on the blog. We will post them on February 24th . Voting goes until Feb. 27th.

The button with the most votes will be our 2015 Anniversary button. The designer receives a $200.00 gift certificate. We'll use the button here on the blog, on your blogs and on Ravelry.

A few more errata on January 2015 Socks

I'm glad to be back (hi, everyone!), but sad that I've got more errata to report on the 59th Street Bridge Socks. The pdf may not be posted until Monday, but we wanted to be sure to share the errata and changes to the pattern as soon as we could. 

The changes all have to do with those pesky markers, you see. We updated the language to more clearly reflect which marker you are working toward throughout the pattern (instead of referring to the "second marker," we instead referenced the "end of instep.") Hope that makes things more clear.

Then there's the actual errata - also having to do with markers. Under "turn heel," row one reads:

Row 1 (RS): Work in pattern as set to second marker (end of instep), k24 (26, 28) sts, w&t.

It should read:

Row 1 (RS): Work in pattern as set to end of instep, knit to first gusset marker, k24 (26, 28) sts, w&t.

Thanks, everyone! We appreciate your patience and input!

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