Ninja-bonus giveaway post!

sockupied launches today

Out of the blue, we’ve got a surprise ninja giveaway! [We love giving you stuff.]

Today brings the launch of a new digital magazine, Sockupied, from the folks at Interweave.

It’s not an online mag, though you get it from the internet. It’s quite a different thing. And it’s full of socks! This first issue also features a profile of our very own Cookie A! Go Cookie!

Here’s how their press release describes it: “Sockupied is available as a digital download exclusively from Interweave’s online store for $14.97, beginning today. The eMag is actually a 365-megabyte application that users download and install to a Macintosh or PC computer; once installed, the application runs on the Adobe AIR platform.

Want to win a copy? Leave a comment to this post by midnight eastern time today [August 30, 2010]. We’ll pick one winner and announce the lucky person on our WWW post [that’d be this coming Wednesday].

Good luck, everyone!

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406 thoughts on “Ninja-bonus giveaway post!

  1. Christy A.

    Oooh, ooh, me! Pick me, pick me!!! I guess waiving my hand in the air isn’t going to up my chances, huh? 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway, I can’t wait to see teh ‘book’!

  2. Suzanne

    I vant to vin a prize! Also, what a great looking mag.

    I’ve had mixed results with apps that use AdobeAIR, though. They seem to be quite resource-hoggy and outside of my normal use, but still, new things are worth a test!

  3. sharmie

    i’m recently obsessed with knitting socks! i love all the different patterns you can get from one basic item: it’s amazing!

    thanks for sharing this awesome giveaway!

  4. Ingrid

    I’m a virgin sock-knitter! Have been knitting most of my life, but for some reason socks always intimidated me! Well, I’m losing my sock-virginity, lol.

  5. aliceq

    What an interesting concept! Maybe it would help me refind my sock mojo (I’ve been spinning up a storm this summer, and knitting sweaters, yes, sweaters, in the summer!).

  6. Not That Heather

    One can never have too many sockish resources. This one looks great! Thanks for the contest.

  7. Sharon

    I would love to win this! I love knitting socks, especially in the summer! Thanks for the give away!!

  8. Latisha

    I love making socks! Especially for my kids, I get to show off my skills faster. I gotta have it.

  9. Marlana

    This looks like an interesting concept but I can’t justify the expense right now and I have enough sock patterns to keep a thousand knitters busy for a long time. I do like the idea of a digital magazine, though.

  10. soorawn

    That sounds really good. I’ve just been following a discussion on-line about knitting publications and the choice of media, and Sockupied sounds just like what we all would expect from an on-line publication. We appreciate the range of choices and the care publishers put in their work. Thank you!

  11. Tamara

    Interesting, I’d love to win! I like it is for Mac and PC, being a mac user we are sometimes left out of the nifty new knitterly software and applications!

  12. Chris J.

    What an interesting idea for a magazine. I’d love to win a copy. Thank you for running the contest.

  13. Cindy Petty

    Oh, my goodness! I would love to win this! It’s been a tough year for me and, due to medical bills, I am not currently purchasing any subscriptions for a while!

  14. Jillian

    Oh, this sounds like so much fun! I am knitting some baby socks, and when I’m done with them will be knitting my 4yo a pair of socks. After that I will start to knit my own. 🙂

  15. Jenni Reiz

    Socks! More socks! Can never have too many socks! – Tanks for the opportunity, and the information. I’m beginning to like this “books on my computer” thing, more and more

  16. Anna

    I love knitting socks–the first knitting book I ever bought was a sock book, and the biggest section in my stash is sock yarn. This looks like it’d be a fun read.

  17. Katie

    I’d already seen this, but not bought a copy, however, the chance of winning a copy for free is awesome!

  18. Amy Lacy

    I am a new knitter and have been quite intriqued by all of the beautiful knitted socks. They are a bit intimidating to me at this point, but I really want to learn! A subscription to this digital magazine would be very helpful in that regard, I’m sure. I would absolutely LOVE to win a subscription. 🙂

  19. Anita

    This looks like a brilliant way to use computer power in the service of better knitting, and to save quite a few trees in the process. I’m looking forward to seeing how it works out! Thanks so much for offering this giveaway, and please count me IN.

  20. Tracey Lord

    I’m a recent sock convert after living in fear of dpns for years. Am devouring all things socks now, so would LOVE this!

  21. Morgan

    Ooh cool! I just finally started sock knitting after being convinced I wouldn’t like it and you know what? I’m hooked! This’d be like candy. 🙂

  22. MsVicki

    Bring it on – the future! More ebooks, more socks!!

    Now, if someone could just find a way to get me More Time To Knit.

  23. Cheryl

    I can never, ever have too many sock patterns! This looks like a great book…and I hope I win it!

  24. Peggy

    I love knitted socks; I love knitting them, gifting them and wearing them. So why haven’t I knit hundreds of pairs yet? I must have been waiting to be “sockupied”!

  25. Jenn

    This would be a great help to complete my goal of knitting my entire family socks for Christmas!

  26. Marisa

    I love socks, and I’m intrigued by this business model. I’d love to check it out for free!

  27. joan

    Wow something fun and I don’t need book shelf space for it. I am about out and I sure don’t want to get rid of any books.

  28. Heather N

    ooo how interesting, a downloadable magazine, yet even more interesting to me, is that it is sock patterns! 😀

  29. Harriet Atlas

    This sounds like a wonderful book. I’d love a chance to win. I always have socks on needles.

  30. honeybee33

    what a terrific giveaway! oooh, I hope you pick me! While I’m not an obsessive sock-knitter, I’d love a chance to peruse this mag – a great concept!

  31. WhiskeyJac

    oh man i’ve always wanted to learn how to knit. as is, i can cast on and… knit. that’s it. and really, not even that – w a 2 year old around i haven’t been able to sit and try it out since she was born.
    these socks look so cozy i’d love to be able to give home made socks for christmas gifts 🙂

  32. Lovelylark aka Erin

    What a great idea! I’ll have to check out the web site. Thanks Amy and the staff at Knitty!

  33. Robyn

    I LOVE socks! With 4 kids portability is paramount and some days all I get to is half a round (no sweater knitting for me when the kids are awake, that’s for sure!) I’d love to check it out!

  34. Elizabeth

    Love that fancy technology combined with the old fashioned practice of knitting your own socks!

  35. Dixie

    I am a sucker for socks, but I haven’t knitted a pair in months. This would be just the thing to get me going again, hint, hint!

  36. Clara

    This sounds great. I love having my knitting patterns, etc on my computer. So much better for snap decisions about what to make next.

  37. Daria

    I just saw the RT from Knitgrrl about this lovely new thing. How wonderful an addition this would be to my knitting empi…I mean, library.

  38. grannycrochet

    This looks like just the thing I need to get me moving on my sock knitting. Winter will be here sooner than I wish it, and my grandson could use a few more wool socks.

  39. bellatulips

    That sounds like a really neat application! And all socks!? Like we need more?! (Of course we need more!)

  40. Carolyn

    Thank for giving away a copy of this wonderful new magazine all about socks….would love to be the winner…

  41. Katy

    I would *love* to win this because my budget right now is tight but I’m drooling over this magazine…

  42. mwknitter

    I’ve been resisting this for awhile now – I have about 10 sock knitting books as it is. But, if I could win it . . . . . .

  43. Cathy

    I’m really curious to see how this issue will be received. $15 seems a little steep… so I’d love to win a copy!

  44. Barb Thames

    So what’s the difference in a downloadable internet magazine and a regular one? I want to win so I can find out.


  45. Steph

    I love socks and collect patterns faster than I can knit them, so the magazine would be great for me.

  46. Jane

    Very interesting concept. It won’t compete for space on my bookshelves and will help me whittle down my stash. Thanks for sharing.

  47. Klina

    Mhm looks interesting. Now if only someone would invent a time-turner like in the Harry Potter books I might actually have enough time to knit all the wonderful socks 😉

  48. Effie

    OK, a whole magazine devoted to sock – this sounds like great way to knit down my huge sock yarn stash!

  49. Nadine

    I am interested. Could it contain an interactive size adjustment for patterns? Or how about a chart turner for changing Ankle down to Toe Up?

  50. Lizard

    I’ve got Skew on my needles just now, my second pair of socks. And somehow I know, just the second of many many socks to come.

  51. Nancy

    Whee! I would LOVE to win this one! I seriously need to see hands to demonstrate the casting ons and such that I cont’ do yet, as in “norwegian whatevers” or stuff like that. And the interweave folks to a great job with their videos. I’m not sucking up, that real – they do a great job with their videos. So can I be a winner, please can I, can I?

  52. Chris

    What fun!

    It’s actually a secret plot to have the world taken over by socks, of course. That is, if it hasn’t been already (looking over my shoulder)…. 😉

  53. Deb

    I saw the info on this today on Knitting Daily. It sounds fascinating but I am very broke… Winning it sounds like the way to go LOL Fingers crossed….

  54. kashurst

    Ninjas are awesome. As are socks.(Sockupied, I love it!) Interesting to see if this will catch on.

  55. Karen Shannon

    What a great idea! I think I need this! (I’m not good at the difference between need and want – lol)

  56. dawn Thulin

    I have just about every sock related book on the market & would love to add this to my collection. Thank you for the chance to wil it.

  57. Cyndi J

    Oh, I would LOVE to have a copy! I just finished my first 2 pairs of socks – one cuff down, one toe up- and I love them. Have already cast on for another pair!

  58. Pandorasslave

    I’d love to win a copy. I like Interweave’s stuff, but am currently saving all my money to be able to purchase the dvds of Knitting Daily.

    I’d like to see what they have to say in Sockupied though!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  59. Xiane

    Oh gosh – I rarely win things, but what the heck. I’d love to check this out [and will no matter if I win or not!] 🙂

  60. cmspe (ravelry)

    Sounds like it could be interesting! Especially when it involves socks! Will it update? regularly/occasionally? Interested in what $$$ will provide…

  61. Elizabeth W.

    OK, I can’t decide whether the knitting aspect or the technology aspect is sexier here — and that’s a kinda awesome conundrum to be in.

  62. Sarah

    I’ve been on such a sock kick lately! This looks awesome, regardless of whether or not I win!

  63. Jordi

    I am dying to see it, want to try it, wish there was a sample so I would know if I was going to love it. this would be great

  64. Dodgerfan

    I would love to win this! It would really help me keep an even keel as I head back to school in two weeks. I’m a teacher in South Central Los Angeles returning to tackle teaching English to middle school students…


  65. SueToo

    Yikes $14.95 for a digital magazine? I’d love to try it, but not without knowing at least how many patterns are in it etc… You can get Cookie’s whole sock innovation book for only 62 cents more!

  66. Anastasia

    …as if I don’t have enough sock patterns. I need more. seems like a nifty idea, the way it’s presented!

  67. LisaRae

    I’d LOVE to win a copy of SOCKUPIED – I fear I simply knit the same pattern ‘ad infinitum/ad nauseum!’

  68. Geom

    Oooh… socks. Why can’t I resist socks? There’s just something magical about handknit socks.

  69. Beth R.

    I completed my first pair of socks, toe up, recently and love them. Socks were a fun and portable project. I’d love to have this book. The videos are a great idea.

  70. Ashley W

    Hello ninja post… I am creeping in on (homemade) stocking feet to try and sneak off with a copy of the new Sockupied…

  71. Robin

    Wooo! I love knitting sock, and hmmm….just so happens I have a large stash of sock yarn! Oh I hope I win, I hope I win:)

  72. april

    ooohhh! i want. really bad.

    ok, i can talk in complete sentences, really.
    thank you for the chance to win. i think it looks very useful and interesting.

  73. Mary M

    And to think, I just hopped onto this blog for a quick check in/read – perfect timing for an avid sock knitter.

  74. Alyssa

    I just got Knitting Daily and wanted to download my copy… but then I saw it was $15!! Whoa! Maybe for Christmas, if I don’t win… 🙂

  75. Betsy

    I just got off the Interweave website looking at the promo for this before coming to the Knitty Blog – and I would definitely love to win it!

  76. Alison

    Looks like a great book! I’m a new knitter, but looking forward to spending my winter knitting lots and lots of socks.

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