Friday, October 17, 2008

Hibiscus "Day Out" Contest Winners!

Hi there! MezzoDiva here with your belated contest report.

teribella posted (in the comments for the Contest post) about her Hibiscus sock's adventures as mother's helper at church, after school and at the dentist. Affectioknit wore her socks to the library/shopping/errand-running/biking. And last but not least, rxknitchic's Hibiscus-in-progress got their artistic groove on when they went to the Art League and to the kids art class with her girls.

In my capacity as official Knitters for Knockers arbiter of contests, I have decided that ALL THREE of these participants will receive a prize for their eager participation. As such I will be sending something special and appropriate for them to all the winners.

It seems we haven't had a lot of action as a KAL here at Knitters for Knockers. Ravelry seems to have taken the stuffing out of off-site KALs in general, but that's okay because it serves as a wonderful vehicle for disseminating news and generating enthusiasm and sharing ideas about patterns. Quite frankly I've personally hit several big bumps in the road in recent months which are finally working out okay, but have left me feeling drained as a dishrag. Though we have a Ravelry group too, I just haven't had any gumption to spare to get my pompoms out, hoot and hollar and lead the pep-squad the way I did last year.

I fully intend to continue my commitment to this cause and devise further patterns to raise money and awareness in the battle against breast cancer, but I'm not sure how best to move forward with this webpage. I'd appreciate getting your feedback about whether you think we should continue as a KAL, or perhaps alter the function of this site to an information centre reporting further Knitters for Knockers related news and events. Please let me know, either in private email or here. I am open to discussion.

Thanks again for everybody's enthusiasm and support.
Best Knitterly Regards,

Ta Da!...

Finally finished...Love the pattern!

I can't wait to see if there will be a pattern for next year!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Socks about town

I know I am late for the contest, but I wanted to show you my sock about the town. Hibiscus for hope went to the Art League and to the kids art class with my girls. As you can see, Mo wasn't too happy about holding the sock. She would much rather be painting her head. My sock is now on hold as I broke my size 0 harmony wood circular and am waiting for new ones in the mail. I am going through sock withdrawal. I am almost done with the ankle on the 2nd sock and will finish them together.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Hibiscus for hope

Dear Mezzodiva, this is the first time I've posted to a blog so I hope I'm following the steps correctly! I would love to get the pattern for the hibiscus for hope socks. I made a contribution to sponsor you back in August but didn't pursue getting a copy of the pattern. I would love to be able to make a pair of these socks for my next door neighbor who lost her sister (who was also a neighbor and friend) to breast cancer last year. Is it still possible to get a copy of the pattern? thanks! Lnknits