Friday, July 29, 2011

Farmer McGregor Sock Kit Giveaway

"Thank You" to everyone who entered!
And I received so many nice comments from knitters telling me how much fun this giveaway was, I appreciate that too.
I was happy to hear everyone enjoyed solving these riddles.

Now drum roll please!
Our winner is Karen O'Reilly!
(I wonder if Karen is any relation to John C?)

1. Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's as Holly Golightly
2. John C Reilly in Never Been Kissed as Gus
3. Marilyn Monroe in Lets Make Love as Amanda Dell
4. Cary Grant in Mr. Lucky as Joe Adams
5. Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation as Charlotte

Farmer McGregor Sock

For this blog giveaway I thought we'd do things a little differently! Since I opened in 2005 I've loved learning about famous people who knit in real life and about pop culture references to knitting in books, TV programs and movies.

Below are 5 riddles about movies that feature a character who knits. You need to solve each riddle with the name of the movie, the character's name who knits and this actor or actresses' real name.

The prize is a Farmer McGregor Sock Kit which includes the Pattern by Alice Yu and 1 skein of Dream In Color Smooshy in Ruby River.

To enter you must do two things:

1. Email me at with the 5 correct answers and your contact information.
2. Leave a comment under this blog post stating your contact information and that you have emailed me with the answers.

Please don't leave the answers under this blog post!

A name will be randomly drawn on August 10th and if they have all 5 answers correct they'll be the winner!


1. This actress was a real life knitter who once knit matching sweaters for herself and her husband! So it was very believable when in this famous 1961 film she picked up a pair of knitting needles and proclaimed, "Jose brought up the blueprints for a new ranch house. I have this strange feeling that the blueprints and the knitting instructions got switched. I may be knitting a ranch house!"

2. The pushy newspaper boss in this 1999 comedy is a knitter. To learn what teens are really up to he pushes one of his copy editors to research this story by returning to her old high school and posing as a student. One thing leads to another during this comical farce and the leading lady gets the kiss she's been waiting for while giving her pushy knitting boss the story he's after.

3. In the star studded cast of this 1960 musical comedy the leading lady uses knitting to down play her sexiness and give her a "girl next door" quality. The plot revolves around a case of mistaken identity and of course the leading man falling in love with this leading lady.

4. In this 1943 film a resourceful gambler wants to outfit his illegal operation on a gaming ship en route to Havana but faces two problems: a lack of funds and the fact that he's just been drafted. He quickly assumes the name of a dying 4-F, and launches a drive to raise the cash. This pursuit runs him smack into heiress who he falls in love with and he becomes a member of a war relief agency in hopes that they may charter his boat to carry supplies for his own little war effort. This is what ultimately leads to the famous scene in which this gambler learns to knit to help promote knitting for the war relief effort.

5. A movie star with a sense of emptiness and a neglected newlywed meet up as strangers in Tokyo, Japan and form an unlikely bond. One of the early scene in this 2003 film shows the young newlywed trying on a scarf that she has been knitting.

Good Luck!


Katie K said...

I've emailed you the answers with my contact information. This was a lot of fun!

Grace said...

I emailed you with the answers and included all contact info---I enjoyed this onE

Julie said...

I emailed you the answers - good fun!

Bgstoner said...

I have emailed the answers to you.
You can reach me at bgstoner AT gmail (dot) com

Thanks for doing this. It was fun.

Mujercita said...

I emailed the answers to you- you can reach me at that email address! Thanks!

Tish said...

I have emailed you to the answers and my contact information.

Michelle said...

I have e-mailed you with my contact information and my answers. Thank you!

MKGDolphin27 AT gmail DOT com

Debbie said...

I sent you an email with my answers!
Debbie Constable

Michaela said...

That was fun, but also tricky sometimes :) I have emailed you the answers, and I can be contacted either through that email (which is the same under my blogger account) or through Ravelry as Knitmish. Now fingers crossed :)

Allison said...

This was fun! I've e-mailed you the answers and my contact info. Thanks for running this contest!

Jessie M. said...

Answers have been sent! I can be contacted at
lachatdelarue (at) yahoo (dot) com

or on Ravelry as "wickedsharp"

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

I've sent in my answers and am so excited to see if I've won! This was so much fun - my inner geek was cheering the whole time. I just love it when my love of knitting and my love of movies come together.

amy said...

Great contest - with great prizes! I've emailed you my answers. Good luck to all!

afh163 said...

I've emailed you my answers and contact information. Thanks!

barbara said...

Sent my answers to you. I am Purplemoose on ravelry. Thanks for the fun.

grandmastatus said...

just emailed you
contact info:
grandmastatus on Ravelry

Nancy said...

I have emailed my answers and my contact info. Thank you for a fun afternoon diversion.

Shannon said...

I've emailed you my answers.
I may be contacted through the email address in which my answers were sent or through Ravelry as 'shanniedee'.

This was great fun! Thanks!

cnuland said...

I just emailed my answers

Melissa said...

I just emailed my answers and contact info. Thanks!

Zabbers said...

My email is and my Rav name is Zabbers, and I've emailed you with what I think are the answers!

Anonymous said...

Fun mystery questions!
Answers sent from super secret email ;) If I win, you can contact me at the account I sent from or: zfc1 - at symbol - yahoo - period - com. Thank you.

Angela S. said...

I sent an email with my answers and my contact info. Thank you! I've never knitted socks before, so this would be awesome to win!:)

Angela S. said...

Oh no! I forgot to add my contact info above! Oh, I hope that doesn't mess things up. My email is

Julie M said...

Such a great giveaway! I sent my answers from an email address ending in 2978. Yahoo email ;)
You can also contact me on Ravelry. My name there is kiltedmama.
So fun!

Robin H said...

Hi Sandra,
I've emailed you my Riddle answers. What FUN this was.
My Ravelry name is NittanyInGANitter, and my email is
robinholsonback26 at gmail dot com.
Hope you have a great day!!

Lisa L said...


I e-mailed my answers to you. My e-mail address is

Rebecca said...

I emailed you with my answers and contact info a few days ago -- I tried to leave a comment but it wouldn't show up! Hope it works this time!

Velvet Wood said...

Hi! I emailed you my answers along with my email address.

Lorelei said...

Knitting and (mostly) old movies - two of my favorite things. Thank You!

Anonymous said...

I've sent in my answers, and my email is knotsosweet at gmail DOT com

Nicholette said...

I had to send you two but the SECOND e-mail has everything so you can go ahead and delete the first. Contact @ nicholette.sample09 (at) . Thanks!

megan said...

I’m varenkal on Ravelry.

Thanks for the fun and the opportunity!

mlb said...

That was fun!

Kate D said...

This is a really fun giveaway! I have emailed you with my answers. You can either contact me on that email address, or on Ravelry, where my username is pastelito.

Jessy said...

I just emailed my answers over to you - you can contact me through that email address or on Rav I'm brighteyesjessy.

Now I wanna go watch all those movies! =}

Karen said...

Just emailed my answers. Enjoyed searching out the answers.

Anonymous said...

Just emailed you!

Kathleen said...

I really enjoyed this challenge. I emailed you my contact info. Thanks much!

strawberry_kid said...

I have emailed the answers and my contact info. You can reach me at julie dot koeppel at frontier dot com. I do hope I win!

Ruby said...

Sent email to you with contact information also.

I am not an IMDb person, but I think I made it.

Ruby Cruse
mzcruse (at ) gmail (dot) com
Rav: mzcruse

Krista said...

What a fun contest - I have emailed the answers to you.

thank you!

mj said...

I emailed you the answers.

My contact info is maryjolegg AT yahoo DOT com