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…And the Winners Are… (updated again!)
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…And the Winners Are… (updated again!)

The whole prize portion of Socktoberfest was a continuation of last year – we had several generous donations from many stores and individuals in 2005. However, the biggest difference is that last Socktoberfest, we had 300 people. This year, we nearly tipped the 2000 mark! That is a BIG difference in terms of the administration!

Now it is confession time: this is the part of Socktoberfest that I woefully neglected. For some reason, I was just hoping it would come together magically… and it didn't! I received SO many emails offering donations, and I have to say, I could not handle them all. I left several emails unanswered, and for that, I am very sorry. However, several prizes were confirmed, and can gladly be offered up to some lucky winners. So, if you contacted me, and I did not write back AND you are still willing to offer a Socktoberfest prize, please let me know. This time, I will write back. Promise. Cross my heart.

So, without further ado, here are the winners of
the confirmed prizes!**


Weezalana at Knitty Whipped wins some gorgeous Woolarina Handpaints!

Paula 460 at Manos… wins a cashmere blend from Posh Yarns!

Knitsense wins a hand-dyed yarn from Chewy Spaghetti Etsy shop!

Jessica at Yarnmonster wins some hand-dyed yarn from Spunky Eclectic!

Kelly at Keowdie Knits wins some sock swag from The Sweet Sheep!

Denise at Knitting Without Needles wins a skein of Yarn Pirate in Neopolitan!

Everwhelming Liz wins a skein of Yarn Pirate in Punkin Head!

Tonia at Knits Galore! wins a skein of Yarn Pirate in Brown Sugar!

Lauren at Knitting in the Dark wins a sock bag from Tipsy Knitter!

SweetFigs wins sock yarn from Simply Socks Yarn Co.!

Kathy at Work in Progress wins some swag from Scout's Swag!

Satu U at Puikkotera wins a Kristi's five sock patterns!

Rachel at Learn Something! wins yarn from Aquaknits' sKNITches shop!

Petunia wins yarn from The Loopy Ewe!

My House Full of Wool wins a handmade needle tote from Splityarn!

It's a Knit Thing wins a handmade needle tote from Splityarn!

DefendedtoClick wins a hand-dyed skein of Mama E's C*EYE*BER Fiber!

Brenda at Close to My Heart wins handspun sock yarn from Crown Mountain Farms!

Snowdrop's Sense wins hand-dyed sock yarn from my stash!

Rebecca at Socks-for-Mum wins a sock tote from Amy's Etsy Shop!

Karrie at Girl on the Rocks wins sock yarn from Yarn 4 Socks!

Ainsley at Purplexity wins sock yarn from Mia!

Lynn at Never a Dull Moment wins sock yarn from Mia!

Rebecca at Skumringen wins a gift certificate to Miriam's shop!


If your name is here, please EMAIL ME and include your mailing address in the message! The lovely goodies will be on their way to you very soon!

Please understand that if I do not correspond with you by NOVEMBER 3rd (Friday), another name will be chosen for the prizes. I can't let these linger for any longer!



**I used the *highly scientific* web-based random number generator for my results, just in case you are curious!

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42 Responses

  1. Punkin

    Thanks for putting together Socktoberfest. It was a lot of fun and inspiring to see what everybody was doing.

  2. tiennie

    Thanks L for all the hard work!!! What fun we had a rockin’ those socks!

  3. vera

    thanks so much for hosting! its been great fun having the push to keep knitting my socks- though they didn’t get done. and thanks for all the wonderful articles and interviews! it’s been a great socktober! :0) x

  4. Paula

    Dear Lolly…………. I’m soooooo happy! I just can’t believe I won a prize! I just entered Socktoberfest because of socks… but winning a prize is not bad at all!
    I’, speechless…
    I’m sending you my mailimg address!.

  5. Annie

    Thanks for all the good info about socks this month! I learned alot, and was so inspired seeing all the socks being knit. I know it was alot of work for you, but the month seemed to fly by. Thank you so much!

  6. Jenn

    Thanks for all of your hard work with Socktoberfest, it was a great time!

  7. anne

    I can’t believe the month is over! I truly enjoyed all of your posts and sock-related information, even if my actual sock-knitting time was pretty short this year. THANK YOU!!

  8. amy o'

    I tried to get mine done, I really did – but alas, I have not finished the 1st sock (2nd is all done). Thanks for the inspiration – it has been great to see all of the awesome examples!!!

  9. Jenna Pink Monkey

    Congrats to the winners (although I’m sad I’m not on the list). The amount of work and effort you put into this is monumental, especially with everything else going on, so kudos to you for that.

  10. Mama Bear

    Thank you for running socktoberfest, Lolly! I didn’t get to post much as I was to busy knitting “finger-socks” at my grandson’s request. Seems there are “foot-sock” and there are “finger-socks”!

    Congratulations to those who’s names were drawn. I certainly enjoyed seeing everyone’s sock photos.

    Mama Bear

  11. LunarAwe

    Congratulations to all the winners! Also a huge thank you to you, Lolly, for putting this all together and encouraging everyone. This was great!

  12. heather

    hey! My sister won! awesome!

    congrats to all the winners!

  13. JessaLu

    Thanks for organizing such a great knitalong :o )

    Congrats to all the winners!

  14. Amanda

    Darnit! I was hoping to win some yummy yarn goodness! Maybe next year. Congrats to all the winners!

  15. gleek

    congrats winners!! enjoy all the fibery goodness :)

  16. Isela

    Thank you for organizing Socktoberfest :)

  17. ellie

    Thanks for running this Lolly!

  18. Susan

    Thanks for all your hard work. I really enjoyed Socktoberfest. I knit socks, found new blogs and just enjoyed the heck out of seeing what other socky folks were up to. It was awesome!

  19. rachel

    Thanks for putting this together. I can’t believe I won something. I’m emailing you with my snail mail addy.

  20. Jessica

    Holy Cow, I won some yarn!!! That’s just the coolest thing ever! :)

  21. Claudia

    Ohhh so many goodies! :-) Thank you again, Lolly, for all your time and effort during SocktoberFest (well, and always!)!!! I’ll be better prepared next year!!!

  22. Nonnahs

    Thanks so much for hosting, Lolly! I’m still working away at my Soctoberfest (Sockvemberfest?) knee highs!

  23. LeAnne

    Hey Lolly, The Fetching mitts you made out of Karabella Aurora 8…is that worsted weight and did it turn out to gauge? I’m using a DK…

  24. Beth

    I had a blast with Socktoberfest and met all my goals for the month. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Check out my latest blog post which details my progress toward my Socktoberfest goals.

    Thanks a bunch, Lolly!!

  25. Suz

    Wow! Congrats to all of the winners.

    Many thanks and Congratulations to you also, Lolly. You run a fun knit-a-long!!

    I suppose the next one you might need a secretary…i’m unemployed and have lots of time, just sayin’. ;)


  26. petunia

    Thanks again for all the effort and time. You inspired me to knit several pairs of wee socks for the twin grandsons.

  27. snowdrop

    WOW! I won a prize! This made my day! Thanks so much, Lolly, for the Socktoberfest fun… I love checking in on the socks and I’ve learned a lot, too. Hope it keeps up!
    Happy sock knitting everyone!

  28. beth

    Wow, 2000?! Way to go, Lolly:) I can’t wait until next year. This time I’ll be prepared!

  29. Paula

    Lolly…I’ve just sent you my mailing address!

  30. Petunia, bending your eyes instead of your ears » Vampire teeth…..

    [...] I won!!!  I won!!! On Lolly Knitting Around, winners were announced today for donated items by sponsors of Socktoberfest.  I did several pairs of wee socks for wee  twins, and had my name drawn for a prize.  Sock yarn from The Loopy Ewe.  The items on their website are luscious, and I was drooling at some of the colorways.  My prize went into the mail already, and I should have it by the end of the week.  It was a random drawing, but I prefer to believe it was because of the beauty of the socks I made. [...]

  31. scout

    Let me know what you want me to do!

  32. Erica

    Just wanted to thank you for hosting such an awesome sock celebration!

  33. Marly

    I am so totally excited! I almost didn’t even look for my name on the winners list but saw it just a few minutes ago! This is completely unexpected! I throughly enjoyed Socktoberfest and can’t wait until next years!

    As a matter of fact, my sit and stitch group has been so enspired by watching me make the socks that tonight I am teaching five of them how to make them! Another KNITTER takes the plung!

    Thanks Again for everything!

    Check out my blog…I am trying to get a conversation going with others who are as fanatical about knitting as I am!


  34. Adam

    Thanks so much for all your work on Socktoberfest Lolly! It was a blast!

  35. Tracey

    Thanks for a great month of sock knitting, can’t wait to do it again next year!

  36. Debra

    OK. I only “lurked”, but I totally loved Socktoberfest. Maybe next year I can actually finish a pair of socks! Thanks for the fun and the inspiration!

  37. caro

    Right on! Great list of prizes! Let me know where to send the needlecases!

  38. Rain

    Thanks a lot for hosting Socktoberfest Lolly. I finally managed to knit my very first albeit tiny sock and am not intimidated by them anymore =)
    Thanks so much!

    You did a wonderful job.

  39. Shelley

    Congrats to all the winners! Thanks Lolly for putting this all together.

  40. Wanda

    Thanks for putting this all together Lolly! Socktoberfest was really so much fun. Congratulations on finishing your exams too! Hope the new opportunity is something wonderful that works out for you.

  41. laurie in maine

    Finished 5 pair! 3 were basic socks for hurry-up gifts; I did try the Dublin Bay stitch pattern & Picot tops from tutorial…LOVE that look. Chickened out and whip-stitched the first one from inside. Second one I tried catching the stitches with the next row. Didn’t go so well. By second needle the stitches started to slant like I had them lined up wrong. Will method try again!!

    Congrats to the winners. Wrong of me I suppose to hope some of the prizes go back in the hat for another drawing?
    I’m coming back to look later, though ;)

  42. Madda79

    I know I am a bit late but wanted to give you my thanks!
    This was my first year with socktober fest, I had a great time even if I only finished 1 sock :)
    thank you for putting this together, can’t wait for next year, I will be practicing and I know I will get better
    Socks are wonderful!

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