[Giveaway] Happy Christmas to you! CLOSED

Merry Christmas! I’m super excited to be back to blogging – my holiday from it was a breath of fresh air, and I return with a Christmas gift for you all!

I had a super Christmas, with gifts a downplayed thing this year – I did give my mum a pair of Cadeautje, my dad some boot cuffs/wrist warmers, and my gran a bright orange Capucine. I was fortunate enough to receive some photography equipment and a lovely book on wire-working (as if I needed another craft to sink my teeth into). This guy also found his way into my pile – isn’t he gorgeous! I also got some photo-editing software for my iPad which is just fantastic, so now I have no excuse for poor photos around here…

The Giveaway: A Christmas Gift

As well as being a gift for ye olde festive season, this is also a small celebration of Plutonium Muffins third birthday! We actually celebrated this on the 5th of December, with a big glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. I can’t believe it’s been three years.

Anyway, moving on. I was out looking for some books for my Etsy cards just before Christmas and I popped into a charity shop to check out their classics. I always check out the craft books when I’m in charity shops (you know…just in case!) and I found a serviceable copy of Anna Tillman’s “Knitted Socks: Over 25 Designs for Fab Feet and Cozy Toes for the Whole Family”. I snapped it up as quickly as I could.

Fab Feet - the winner's copy.
Fab Feet – the winner’s copy.

I have had so many queries about where I got the pattern for my Solomon’s Temple socks, and they come from this book. Found on Page 47 under the heading Zigzag Socks, they have been a great way to add some interest to a self-striping yarn which I didn’t want to knit as a pure vanilla sock. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to give someone a copy! When I say serviceable, I mean to say that it is very good – certainly in better condition than my copy, which has been through the mill and back again as it’s gone in and out of my bag a number of times.

Apart from the zigzag socks, there are some brilliant patterns in the book – including pigs, penguins, teddy bear sock buddies and a plethora of lace and cables. My plan is to work my way through each pattern this year – more on that later. Check out the full list here.

Here’s how to enter, then. Leave a comment on this post by 5 pm GMT on the 12th of January 2015 and you will be entered into the draw via random number generator. If you share the link to this blog by Facebook, Twitter and/or on Ravelry, each unique post will earn you (up to three) extra entries.

The winner will be announced on the 13th of January. To qualify for the prize you must leave your contact information, and if I get in touch with the winner and they do not reply within 14 days, I will redraw the winner.


I will share a photo of the finished socks on Friday so you can get a good look at them. Good luck!

Much love,

Corrie xx

Solomon's Temple, ready to go.
Solomon’s Temple, ready to go.
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32 Responses to [Giveaway] Happy Christmas to you! CLOSED

  1. Such a great giveaway for sock knitters! I love the socks with the pocket for a teddy. Very sweet.

  2. Claire. says:

    Awesome. I saw a copy of this other day and was not able to buy it because it had pages missing. Rubbish.

  3. Sarah Jones says:

    happy 3rd birthday!! I’ve just started knitting socks and am completely addicted! I’m now hunting for new sock patterns so thus book would be fab!

  4. Jeanette Carr says:

    Just seen a link pop up on my Facebook via Sarah Jones so just had to check out your blog & Facebook page…& just seen the Penguin socks on the cover xx

  5. Liisa says:

    I love the socks on the cover – my grandson would love a pair.

  6. Lyndee Pitiak says:

    Looks wonderful! Would love this book!

  7. Diana T. says:

    The penguin socks are seriously sweet! I would knit it for myself, because you are never too old to wear fun socks!

  8. Sandra says:

    This super book was a good find as it is no longer in print and has some ace patterns! A generous giveaway.

  9. Mit says:

    I LOVE socks – the more bonkers the better!

  10. ella says:

    I just got into knitting and crocheting this year! I’m hoping to learn how to knit socks in 2015, this book looks great!

  11. serenity says:

    What a great book. Such a generous offer.

  12. Kolleen Fortenberry says:

    What a lovely book of sick patterns! I am new to knitting and hope to figure out socks in 2015.

  13. Sara (tabby15) says:

    Hey Corrie. Just catching up on your blog. Love the sock designs- could make me branch out for my next pair.

  14. craftyone says:

    Cute socks…this would be good to help me knit my first pair of socks.

  15. Kitten With A Whiplash says:

    I fear my life could not be complete without Whole Hog Socks! Thanks for the giveaway, Happy New Year and congrats on 3 years. KittenWhiplash on rav.

  16. Brigid says:

    Many thanks! I think I need penguin socks…

  17. Anonymous says:

    My daughter would love a pair of those penguin socks! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. maxine m partridge says:

    this is fab. iv recently started knitting. id love to give this a go. theyre ace. have shared on twitter and facebook. thanks :)

  19. Sheila says:

    This book has some really fun sock patterns as well as some nice everyday sock patterns. I’d love to have a copy! And Happy Belated 3rd Birthday to Plutonium Muffins!

  20. Michele says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! i have not ever knitted socks before and think this would be fantastic book to give a go at.

  21. Beth W says:

    Oh my…those penguin socks are adorable! Thanks for the fun!

    yhime407 on Ravelry

  22. JoAnn P says:

    The penguin socks are adorable! Would love to knit them for one of my granddaughters!

  23. Marie says:

    Have never tried to knit socks, but your designs look tempting enough to try!

  24. Just getting to started with knitting socks can see why everyone finds sock knitting addictive.

  25. Lorraine Merrick says:

    These socks are so cool!! I’m even brave enough to make some crazy fur ones!! :D
    Shared on Twitter too :) @Ellie_Raine

  26. Linda says:

    I love to knit socks. That looks like a great book.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

  27. Holly says:

    Hi Corrie – that book needs to come back to Modbury and live with me! Holly

  28. Holly Bambury says:

    Amazing :-) luv knitting socks but haven’t braved leaving the bog standard pattern yet

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