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Time to Build Your Castle Walls!

Happy May Notorious Sock Knitters!

Some of you have finished your March socks and a few of you have not yet downloaded your Castle Walls Socks pattern. A gentle reminder that the download code expires June 30, 2018.
Instructions for downloading are located on the March 2018 pattern PDF page. If you download the pattern, it will automatically add it to your Ravelry library where you can access it when you are ready to cast-on. Don't delay - storm the Castle Walls right now!

Here are a few links for inspiration:

Castle Walls Socks Ravelry Project Page

43 Inconceivable Facts About "The Princess Bride"

Fire Swamp Cocktail

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For Shame!!!

I only have two rows knit but at least two and a half paragraphs of the challenge written and omg, it is gonna be so hipster. Maybe. I don't know but I am having fun. Now to the knitting. I swear that I will get some bit into the cuff tonight.

Where is everyone/errata

I am a first year member and seem to be totally incapable when navigating this site. Where are the blog entries and I seem to recall Paula mentioning errata of the sock pattern? Can't find that either. I'm lost. Can you all help me out?
I am enjoying knitting these socks.
Best wishes,

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July Hint #2

colorful, no?

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Spoiler Alert! (not really)

Here are two little graphical treats for all you Notorious Sock Knitters!




New "Spoiler Alert" images to add to your own blog or Ravelry projects. Making this the first image of a Ravelry project allows you to post something in your notebook without ruining the surprise for any knitter who doesn't want to see that sock.

To use, right-click with your mouse (or on Macs, hold the Control key + click) the image you like and save it to your computer. Add it to your blog or Ravelry project details.


New Arrival

This is really great, just after I finished a pair of Rockin Socks. Ready to go for the new arrival. This should be fun. Which pattern to choose?


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Hint #7

Sing along, everyone!

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Name That Skein with No Name finalists

Well, here they are! From over 200 lovely names submitted by Notorious Sock Knitters, we've chosen 10 (well, 11) finalists. There can be only one winner, but the other 9 (well, 10) will receive a runner's-up prize.

Grab yourself a cup of tea and your Skein with No Name and have a read. Vote for your favorite at the bottom of this post. (You should an orange voting block. Use that, not the comments.)

Sarah Bee: I can just imagine this skein dancing around a fire and laughing because he thinks no one will ever guess his name.

Abby: The story involves spinning and turning straw into gold which mirrors what you do, Tina when you turn undyed yarn into color magic. The colors are warm and hearth-like, where I picture the aforesaid Mr. R spinning away. But the clincher for me is that the heroine saves her child by GUESSING HIS NAME!

Rusty Plums
Corvidae: Love this colorway, and it told me its name was Rusty Plums. Sounds a bit like a country singer, but I can't think of anything that fits better! :)

Becky: The colors made me think of all things "Steampunk"! More specifically, Jules Verne and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. While aboard the Nautilus, dressed in your purple silk robe, pull back the burgundy velvet curtains to see the copper and brass fittings, gears, knobs and more!

Inigo Montoya

Sarah JS: Credit to my husband as this was his immediate quip when I explained the naming contest & read out my ballband saying ("Je m'appelle").

Berry Copper

DianaB: Upon my opening the package, I thought, " end is like berry juice staining my fingers in late fall when the berries are super overripe but the other end is golden copper brown like that western sunset that occurs just before it becomes fall...." It was a bit detailed to be a name. The next day I showed the yarn to my father, a non-yarny retired oil refinery worker. He immediately said "I'd call it berry copper." Three days later, I showed my legitimate artist sister (she has works in the Smithsonian and other museums, bona fide artist). When asked what to call it she said, "berry copper." Conclusion: three people all think it is so: this yarn IS berry copper.

Holy Mole!
MerriW: The colors in this yummy skein remind me of the ingredients I use in a Mexican mole -- red chili, cumin, pumpkin seeds and a bit of chocolate.
Of course, it's not really pronounced 'mol-ey' to rhyme with 'hol-ey' -- just a play on the enunciation (and to differentiate from the furry rodent!).

Velvet Crush
Gillian: The colors in the skein are so rich and warm and they melt into each other so smoothly. Have you ever held a swatch of velvet up to the light? It reminds me of this skein. :) I can't wait to knit up some velvet-y socks.

Karen: Mulled Burgundy with Star Anise, Nutmeg, Cinnamon and oranges, imbibed with our good friends after returning from our "We Huntem Tree" party in which we wander around in a snow filled woods looking for the perfect evergreen in need of culling (after the Yule to be added to the hedgerow for the birds to hide in).

Mulling It Over
Knitter Kitter: The skein reminds me of mulled cider and cinnamon sticks and I kept trying to think of the perfect name for it. I've been mulling it over for a while and then it hit me... "Mulling It Over"

Ochre the Rainbow
Sue: Thanks for another year of wondrous colors and brilliant patterns from Blue Moon!

[note: If you do not see the ballot above, Click here to vote! Once you've voted, the orange ballot will disappear.]

Thanks to everyone who submitted your creative name suggestions and thanks for voting… it's enough to get a DepravedDyer thinking…

Have a warm and safe holidays and get ready for more sock knitting in 2011!

The Cow Jumped Over Maroon -

This color reminded me of the sweet Hey Diddle Diddle chant of my childhood.  The brown colorway reminded me of cows.  The touch of maroon is unexpected and playful.  I felt that the name should convey this playfulness, and be a play on words.  Hence, the title.

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More Goodies in the Sock Club packages

Dear Tina & Crew,

So I spent the weekend away for some serious reconnection time with husband and nature.  (Kids stayed home.  Yes, the house is still standing & shows no scorch marks.  Why do you ask?)

Anyhoo - I've always enjoyed the outdoors in a somewhat distant way (and the enjoyment is always proportional to the surety with which I know that I can get back inside to modern conveniences like controlled temperatures and running water) -- blue sky, green trees, neutral colors in stone.

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