A little while ago I was the lucky winner of Josie Kitten's giveaway on The Woolly Adventures of a Knitting Kitty blog. Thank you, Helen, I was thrilled to win this wonderful giveaway.
The prize was Stylecraft themed, a lovely tote bag which will be very handy for yarn shopping, some gift tags, ideal for labelling up knitty gifts, and also a Stylecraft keyring. In addition to all this there were two £5 Stylecraft vouchers.
Helen's recently designed a sock pattern which she's name the Foothold Socks and she'll soon be hosting a knit along on her blog for anyone wanting to have a go at the socks. With this in mind I decided to pop along to my local yarn shop and purchase some Stylecraft Head Over Heels yarn in readiness.
All the yarns in the Head Over Heels range are named after mountains and Helen got the inspiration for her sock pattern from the ridges which climbers use to get a foothold when climbing. I went for Everest (on the left) and Eiger (on the right). I think I may join in the knit along with the Everest colourway, I think the Eiger colourway would make a beautiful shawlette or scarf, though I may just make another pair of socks with it.
I was given two free patterns with my yarn purchase, the Twisted Rib Socks and the Sawtooth Edge Crescent Shawl. I haven't got any plans to make either of these at the moment but I do like both designs.
Thank you Helen, I'm thrilled with my giveaway prize and I'm looking forward to joining in with your knit along. Anyone else interested in knitting these socks (the Foothold pattern should be easy enough for new sock knitters or anyone who fancies something a little different from a plain sock) can find the free pattern on Ravelry, the Head Over Heels Foothold Socks by Helen Kurtz, or look out for the knit along on The Woolly Adventures of a Knitting Kitty blog.