Everyone’s A Winner!

Thank you all for playing my bloggery game! Your answers were a lot of fun for me to read!

You guys are better at space management than I am — every single one of you answered that my books would fit into the new bookcase, no problem. You were all correct! I have plenty of space left in the bookcase!

now I can buy more books, muwahahaha!

As for the sock books, I had votes from 7 to 140! The actual answer was 14 — by my count. I would also have accepted 13*. Kelly of Kelp! Knits wins some fingering weight sock yarn (it’s a surprise!) for guessing that I have 14 sock knit/crochet books!

the sock books
just the sock books, please

For the record, the books are:

  1. Knit Socks, Betsy McCarthy.
  2. Favorite Socks: 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave, Ann Budd.
  3. Knitting Vintage Socks: New Twists on Classic Patterns, Nancy Bush.
  4. Socks: A “Spin-Off” Special Publication for Knitters and Spinners, Rita Buchanan.
  5. Knitting on the Road: Sock Patterns for the Traveling Knitter, Nancy Bush.
  6. Lucy Neatby’s Cool Socks, Warm Feet: Six Exceptional Sock Patterns for Printed Yarns, Lucy Neatby.
  7. Vogue Knitting On the Go: Socks Two, Trisha Malcom.
  8. Folk Knitting in Estonia: A Garland of Symbolism, Tradition, and Technique, Nancy Bush.
  9. Simply Socks: 45 Traditional Turkish Patterns to Knit, Anna Zilboorg.
  10. Simple Socks: Plain and Fancy, Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts.
  11. The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook: Dyeing, Painting, Spinning, Designing, Knitting, Lynne Vogel.
  12. Crocheted Socks!: 16 Fun-to-Stitch Patterns, Janet Rehfeldt.
  13. 70 Winning Patterns from “Knitter’s Magazine” Sock Contest, Elaine Rowley.
  14. Sensational Knitted Socks, Charlene Schurch.

[notable books missing that I don't own: Folk Socks and More Sensational Knitted Socks.]

The random winner picked from the pool (I called rand() within the spreadsheet of participants), Kristin of Kristin Knits! Kristin opted for some bulky weight yarn that I hope she will enjoy!

In the process of going through all of these books, I came across a number of books — mainly crochet books — that I simply have no use for anymore. The problem isn’t that I don’t like to crochet, it’s that my RSI does not like it when I crochet. I don’t like not being able to grip things, so I try to keep my RSI in check. This means I can’t crochet much anymore, except small things like trim or provisional cast-ons.

This means that I have a handful of books and magazines up for the sending, if you’re interested (yes, you)! Much of it is crochet, but there are also some knitting and spinning books/magazines as well. Check out the Stash Sale/Trade/Whatever page if you think you might be interested in some books/magazines and shoot me an email — or leave me a comment here, I haven’t adjusted the PHP to allow for comments over on that page yet — and I’ll get back to you!

* I say 13 or 14 because I decided that Folk Knitting in Estonia counts as a sock book due to it being about 50% sock patterns. Other people may not have considered it as a sock knitting book, so I took that into account when deciding who came closest to the correct answer.

8 Comments so far

  1. kelp! on May 23rd, 2007

    Oh hell yeah! I can’t wait to see what you send!

  2. Cookie on May 23rd, 2007

    Now you have room for more books. ;^)

  3. Andrea on May 23rd, 2007

    Doh! Off by *two*!

  4. E on May 24th, 2007

    ohoh! I need a new hobby! May I trade … er.. some more fur … for the Interweave Crochet mags? :)

  5. stacey on May 24th, 2007

    :) yay kelly!!!

    Hey – how are the Spin off and Knitters sock books? I don’t think I’ve ever seen either of them in person….(#4 and 13 on your list)

  6. Kristin on May 24th, 2007

    Thank you so much! I am super excited!

  7. Kelly on May 25th, 2007

    Congrats to the winner! I think I was close…

  8. Leah Adams on June 11th, 2007

    We have that same bookcase. In fact, it is in the background behind my grafted Rogue hood.