When Kay originally suggested I ask my Mum to write a guest post on my blog, I was secretly hoping she would not only say yes, but also like writing for my blog enough to come back for more - and she did! This is her 3rd guest post; if you have not read her 2nd one, you can do so now.
And this one is extra special, because it comes with a giveaway!
But read my Mum's post first, and then I'll tell you about the giveaway:
I am a Sock-knitting Maniac! Whenever I pass a wool-shop with its pretty baskets outside full of beautiful coloured sockwool,
I can never resist to buy some!
Then: I do love knitting socks:
At home while watching TV (because only watching is mostly a waste of time,
though I very much like some crime & mystery series and comedies), at the doctor's when I
have to wait (because the magazines there about celebrities do not interest me),
or in my garden chair, when I have done the gardening. Either reading or knitting then. All my friends and family get hand-knitted socks from me, whether they want it or not.
(I suppose, most of them want... ;-)
It is so easy to post them in a padded envelope, even to people far away, nothing can break or crack. Here is some of my work, so you know, what I am talking about:
Birthday socks for Meike, 22.3.2009
More birthday socks for Meike (in yellow, her favourite colour), in 2010 or 2011
Some examples of socks that are also fit for a male friend or relative.
Socks made on Meike's request for the newborn baby girl, daughter of her friend Chris, the landlord of Ludwigsburg's Irish Pub where she frequently goes to the pub quiz.
Assorted socks, and back to Meike:
Now, isn't it wonderful to have a Mum who is not only great company for walks in the park (and drinks of lovely bubbly stuff), a great cook and baker, but also a sock-knitting maniac?
I usually wear her socks as slippers when I am at home (I don't really have a pair of slippers), and the creamy birthday socks in the first picture are ones I wear in my sturdy walking shoes when I go on a hike (all the others are too large to be worn inside shoes).
And wouldn't it be an idea for my Mum to have her own Etsy shop for her socks? Do you think they would sell?
My Mum has kindly agreed to donate a pair of her hand-knitted socks for a giveaway, and here is how it works:
Next week, I'll be in England, only returning on the 6th of May, and I won't be online at all for the whole week. This gives you plenty of time (until the 7th) to leave a comment here, stating whether you wish to participate in the giveaway or not. Several of my blogging friends have added a rule I am nicking from them: If you mention this giveaway on your blog and link to it, I shall add an extra entry for you. If you are a follower of my blog, you get yet another extra entry - giving you a total chance of THREE entries!
On the 7th or 8th, I am going to write all your names down and have my mum draw the winner.
I will then contact the winner for their mail address (please do not post your address in your comment).
Now, let's get started - I wonder how many entries we'll have!