Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cranberry Sauce or Gravy?

Remember when we told you we were doing these cute kits with Soak Wash? Oh...I guess I forgot to post about it here. Well, better late than never....We're doing these cute kits with Soak Wash.
















They include one skein of Solemate, our newest yarn, along with Heel, foot cream worthy of hand knit socks. As a little something special, we also tucked a mini-Soak in there for you.

The idea is to give your loved ones a fabulous grab-n-go for all their gift giving needs. All you need to do is put it on your wish list. We want to make it easy for them, right? Ahem.

They've been shipping to yarn stores everywhere using our fancy, high tech packing material.















They come in four colors/scents combinations. Beverly with Peppermint, Purple Club with Scentless, Zombie BBQ with Cucumber and Lincoln Park Zoo with Spearmint.
















We even got Pamela Wynne, designer of February Lady, to help us put them together.















In the spirit of the season, Soak Wash and Lorna's Laces thought we'd do a little giveaway. Each of us will be giving away two kits. In the comments here, let us know whether you prefer cranberry sauce or gravy? Then head on over to the Soakworthy blog and check out the sweet things they have for you there.

We'll leave the contest open until midnight EST on Sunday and announce the winners here on Monday.

If you aren't one of our lucky winners, you can buy one for yourself or a loved one at your LYS or www.soakwash.com.

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Rachael said...

Cranberry sauce, times a million! I hate gravy - it's a bizarre congealed meat goo that has always grossed me out.

Jersey Shore Deb said...

Definitely cranberry sauce! I make my own and it is delicious.

Happy Thanksgiving--this is a great giveaway!

Annika said...

Cranberry sauce all the way - gravy isn't very appealing for a vegetarian! :)

Carol said...

Cranberry sauce, without a doubt!

sumik said...

Cranberry sauce! Need some of that sweet n'tart to cut through all the turkey, stuffing and potato.

rebknitz said...

Ya know, neither of the parentals in my family like gravy, so the ONLY gravy I've ever had in my 34 years is the disgusting school-lunch gravy. So I have to say cranberry sauce for this one, but if someone made good gravy? Maybe...

justthreadtwiddling said...

I like gravy. But only my own flavorful gravy!

Li'l Mz Knitz Alot said...

GRAVY! of course, the greatest staple of them all! :D. nummy nummy nummy i got yummy in my tummy!

Shannon said...

I love gravy especially since my in-laws seem to dry out the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes! Definitely need some moisture there!!

robyn said...

I refuse to choose, you need both to make the post-Thanksgiving sandwich.

Ulrika Reinholdsson said...

Gravy for sure!

mozzez said...

I have to say gravy, we make an awesome mushroom gravy.

Wooleyskein said...

Gravy :P yummmmmmm......

Mary said...

Cranberry sauce! After T'giving I make awesome chibata sandwiches with lefter Turkey and Cranberry sauce.

mhardersen said...

Cranberry Sauce!!!

Anonymous said...

With Ocean Spray in my backyard, it has to be cranberry.

Lynn

christina said...

I have to go with cranberry sauce, especially homemade! Yummy!

Anonymous said...

YES! Meaning both for me.

CraftyCupcake on Rav

NC Knitter said...

Cranberry Sauce! Definitely!

Monica said...

Cranberry Sauce! In jelly form please.

Eileen said...

Definitely cranberry sauce. We like it so much I make two different kinds!

Christine said...

Umm, B O T H! Don't make me choose!

BellyLaugher on Rav

Marnie said...

As a general rule, I really don't like sweet stuff on savory foods so as a condiment, cranberry sauce it out for me, but if you were to make from-scratch cranberry sauce, cover it with crumble and bake it golden brown on top, I'd love it for dessert.

I guess that makes my answer: gravy.

Mary said...

GRAVY! On everything! YUM. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nerdy Knitter said...

Cranberry sauce--I don't eat meat, so gravy isn't on the menu. But I'll say it loud & proud: I prefer canned cranberry sauce to homemade.

KellyK said...

All year long, I look forward to leftover-turkey sandwiches with CRANBERRY SAUCE and cream cheese! It's my favorite sandwich and I don't know how Im going to be able to wait until tomorrow night to have one!

Mintheweaver said...

Mmmm - Gravy on my stuffing that has cranberries in it...

KellyK said...

All year long I look forward to leftover-turkey sandwiches with CRANBERRY SAUCE and cream cheese. It's my favorite sandwich and I don't know how Im going to wait until tomorrow night to have one!

Susan said...

Gravy over homemade stuffing!

Kit said...

I'm a huuuge fan of cranberries. I love the sweet and tart, the color, and most of all, the health benefits for the body, particularly the kidneys. I can't get enough, mm. Don't get me wrong, gravy is heavenly but I gotta love me some cranberry.

Anonymous said...

Refrigerated, canned Cranberry sauce/jelly. Mmmmmmmmmmmm

jen said...

Cranberry all the way, baby!

CathPete said...

Gravy for me since I only eat it a couple of times a year.

DebbieO said...

Gravy by a mile! I <3 gravy!

Sharon S said...

Cranberry sauce--definitely! Then add it to the sandwiches the next day--YUM

MamaFerst said...

Gravy. Of course!

Anonymous said...

Most definitely cranberry sauce that's made on the top of the stove with real fresh cranberries. Just made some in fresh unsweetened apple cider, (instead of water)a cinnamon stick,zest from an orange, and 1/2c of the splenda/sugar sweeter. It's fabulous!

Tea, Thyme and Cozies said...

Cranberry sauce if it is whole berry and not the jelly kind. Though I like gravy too, especially on really dry food. :) But prefer the former.

Roz said...

Cranberry sauce is da'bomb - as long as it is not too sugary, cuz that makes me blarghy.

Jennifer said...

I'm a cranberry sauce fan. Cranberry sauce, cranberry orange relish. Yum!

Tamsyn said...

Gravy, I love good gravy!

4pawsmom said...

Cranberry Sauce!

Kristine M. said...

Gravy! It goes so well with the potatoes, turkey & stuffing. Any that's left over makes a yummy open-faced turkey sandwich!

Heather Boersma said...

Gravy! If loving gravy is wrong, I don't want to be right!

Lisa said...

Cranberrie sauce

TracyK said...

Cranberry with "lines" - aka straight from the can - and only Ocean Spray will do. What can I say? I'm picky about my cranberry :)

Abby said...

Cranberry sauce, but only if it comes from a can!! :P Happy Turkey Day to all!

danadoodle said...

Definitely cranberry sauce. The canned kind. No Joke.

sandi said...

Forget about the gravy - it's all about the cranberry sauce! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Caroline in NH said...

Definitely cranberry sauce! Can't wait!

Mary said...

Cranberry!

MaryB said...

Cranberry - would love to try the Solemate sock!

Deb Mustard said...

Gravy!

Beth Klein said...

Cranberry Sauce! Yum!

Neva said...

Gravy!!

Margo said...

Sorry to say I don't care for either.

Beaweezil said...

Gravy all the way! Being Canadian I had way too much of it already this year!

Jocelyn said...

Cranberry sauce please :)

Gwen Gotsch said...

There's always plenty of leftover cranberry sauce at my house, but never enough gravy. Definitely like gravy better..

Anonymous said...

Cranberry! (especially if it's homemade :-)
thanks for a great contest! I loooooove Solemate...
allisonlane on rav

victoria said...

gravy!!!

Kelly K. said...

Gravy all the way baby! It goes with everything - meat, vegetables, starches. I mean, what's not to like about gravy? Yum!

Heather Rhoads said...

Tough sell but I'd have to go with cranberry sauce, in the can with the lines. :)

Marcy said...

Just before I sat down to read your blog I cooked my cranberry sauce, to cranberries it is! All the colors are beautiful--may have to buy more than one!

Oraxia said...

Since I'm making homemade cranberry sauce (for the first time) for my friends this year, I'm going with cranberry sauce ;) But man, mushroom gravy is pretty tasty, too... :o

marianne said...

I have to go with cranberry sauce, in the can with the lines, too! xD
thanks for this chance to win!

Cindy Lee (similees8711@sbcglobal.net) said...

Oh definitely gravy! On my potatoes only, please!

MNStitcher said...

Gravy, of course - I can skip the cranberries!

Natalie said...

Either one, made from scratch is yuuuummyyy! I think overall though, I'd have to pick cranberry sauce, especially with a hint of orange!

bitten78 said...

it's got to be gravy! I still watch my mom work her magic every holiday, and I get better each time I try to do my own, but moms homemade gravy is the bomb!

coppertoptoo said...

Oooohh... Too hard to choose! It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without either!
I have to say Yes, Please! to both :D

mickiinpodunk said...

What's wrong with both? I also serve both jellied and whole berry cranberry sauce on my table. Got about a dozen cans total around here.

Susan C. said...

Cranberry sauce, definitely. I rarely ever put any gravy on my plate! :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kamigaeru said...

Gravy all the way! It goes with everything. :-D

Catherine said...

Orange cranberry sauce for the turkey and gravy for the mashed potatoes please. Happy Holidays everyone!

Shirley said...

Absolutely, positively--GRAVY!!

KnittyBron said...

Oh, I have to choose? LOL I enjoy both, but Cranberry sauce gets edged out because I think I make better cranberry sauce than gravy. The husband is in charge of the gravy at our house!

The kits are gorgeous, thanks for the giveaway and enjoy the holiday!

Erica K. said...

I love gravy especially the made from scratch gravy I tasted a couple years back which put the jar gravy to shame.

Kepanie said...

It's about gravy for me!

rinebird said...

I make pecan pie/sweet potato oever any other pie.I have a great peach/cranberry pie recipe too.What a beautiful giveaway.I would love to win.
rinebird@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Gravy, gravy, GRAVY!

neeuqdrazil said...

I love gravy. Turkey gravy. Chicken gravy. Beef gravy. Mushroom gravy. I'll be making a huge batch of from-scratch mushroom gravy for my vegetarian friends for our Christmas dinner this year.

ohdessa said...

Cranberry sauce! We never have gravy at Thanksgiving. My favorite is a pink turkey salad sandwich the next day - turkey salad with cranberry sauce mixed in!

ikisti said...

while I make a mean Gravy, i prefer the cranberry sauce.

nubsmom said...

I prefer gravy. Cranberry sauce to me is that weird can shaped blob that I always imagine getting slurped back into the can after dinner.

KnitWithTammy said...

Cranberry Surprise! An old recipe I got from my ex's mom years ago, now it's a holiday staple. Crushed crackers, sweetened whole berry canned sauce, and home-made whipped sweet cream. Layered like a lasagna, two or three layers. YUMMO!!
A MUST HAVE!!

Mary said...

Homemade cranberry sauce with port wine and orange juice. Or "Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish" recipe.

Marianne C. Wille said...

Cranberry sauce. Happy Thanksgiving to you ~

jenny said...

cranberry sauce! I mix it in my stuffing. Nomnomnom.

Kathy said...

I like gravy but I do like cranberry sauce also but I prefer it with jello and applesauce.

macfsh said...

Gravy for sure! Although I've never tried cranberry I just don't think I would like it.

Grace said...

This like asking a mother which child she loves best, but i guess i will go with gravy!

bcat said...

Oh I am a cranberry person :) Best wishes to you all!

Linda said...

Gravy with mash potatoes for sure

Barbhnm said...

Both cranberry sauce and gravy! You can't do Thanksgiving without both.LOL Barb H.

elainepill said...

always always gravy. not much of a cranberry sauce fan at all.

Maureen Moran said...

Cranberry!

Allison said...

Cranberry sauce....the chunky kind! Gotta love whole cranberries in there!

kat said...

I like them both, but if I had to choose one, I'd have to go with gravy!

Kay said...

Made from scratch gravy please! My mom always makes the best gravies to go with whichever meat she is serving. :)

ellie said...

definitely cranberry sauce!

ctubbs2 said...

Cranberry sauce, with orange and other tasty stuff :)

April Montes-Hamm said...

Oh, it's so hard to choose as I love them both, but I'm gonna have to say homemade cranberry sauce salad. It's delicious and I'm having some this year.

kjgonn said...

cranberry sauce, hands down

TheQualityWatch said...

Gravy but only homemade by Mom.

EAB said...

Mushroom gravy! Great on lentil loaf.

LQuick said...

Homemade gravy, 'nuf said.

Merna said...

Cranberry relish, yum..

I love my first pair of Solemate socks, made with Cat's new Sweet Tomato heel, although I wasn't thrilled with using the size zero needles this yarn needs.. I'll be using it for a scarf next..

Beverly (db81971) said...

I'll have to pick my homemade cranberry sauce because it come out better than my homemade gravy :)

Katherine in IL said...

Since I make both cranberry sauce and gravy from scratch, I vote for both!

Celeste said...

Cranberry! I'm a vegetarian and always looking for new ways to eat whole berry cranberry sauce. These kits are beautiful, please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

knitting08816 said...

Cranberry sauce - it is the only time of year that I eat it! YUM!

jcoz1701 said...

Gravy all the way!

Rav: SEBCJen

Lise said...

Cranberry salad from an old family recipe and I'm the only one willing to make it too.

Deb said...

Cranberry sauce...cranberry relish...cranberry bread...cranberry salad....cranberries with wild rice...cranberry juice...cranberries are just THE best!

floribunda said...

Cranberry Sauce! I usually make my own with pears or apples... but I have to admit I love the jellied stuff in a can, too!

kristi said...

I was a vegetarian for a long time, but when I started eating poultry again, I decided I better dive in with both feet, so I roast a bird and make gravy almost every week. And then make soup or pot-pie with the leftovers. Bread and gravy is one of my most guilty pleasures. Takes me right back to being a kid.

But I love cranberry sauce too (the raw one with a whole orange is my husband's family favorite), and try to stock up on the berries now to have them throughout the year.

My real conundrum this year since I'm only cooking for four is mashed potatoes or stuffing? The kids will weep without the mashed potatoes, but since stuffing is really something you only make at Thanksgiving, I think I'll do potatoes for Thursday and bake stuffing on Friday to go with the leftovers. Mmm. Stuffing.

Sue Who Knits said...

Cranberry Sauce it is. First the color is deep and rich. It tastes good with everything, especially a left-over turkey sandwich. It can be very low in calories. It is seldom confused with something else. There are many more attributes, but I'll end with it plays well with others.

teabird said...

Cranberry sauce! It even goes well with veggie burgers!

Teabird from Ravelry

stricken madchen said...

Gravy! Especially more so now that I can't have much of it.

cbk said...

cranberry sauce

kaykatrn said...

What a choice!! But I would choose cranberry sauce because you don't need turkey to eat cranberry sauce! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Linda D said...

Oh my goodness, cranberry sauce! It is so tangy and so needed after all the heavy holiday food.

Diane said...

Cranberry sauce and it is extra special because we only have it at Thanksgiving!

Becka said...

Cranberry sauce. I've used the Yarn Harlot's recipe every year for Thanksgiving and we eat it all winter.

Faye said...

Definitely both! I can't live without either on Thanksgiving (or for left overs, with the sammy piled high with a little bit o' everythang!) Those kits looks absolutely fabulous! I must have one, or four ;)

Bonney said...

I hope this isn't cheating but I love cranberry sauce AND gravy. They are both necessary for full enjoyment of not only the meal but the leftovers too!

Meg t said...

Love 'em both at this time of year. But I have to go with gravy as that was my first Thanksgiving cooking job. It was my Mom's way of keeping my hands busy so that I didn't pick at the food.

DaigleD said...

Gravy just isn't the same without grandma making it every year. So I'd have to vote for the cranberries.

twicek said...

Gravy, because it can be put on so many things!

AnnF said...

But I don't wanna choose! :-) Happy Thanksgiving to all!

naiadkitty said...

I love cranberry sauce! My husband makes the homemade stuff every year, and it's lovely.

Angela said...

As much as I like gravy, there is nothing like cranberry sauce with fresh cornbread dressing. The tart and the savory are just great together!

Kathy said...

Gravy, but only if it's made well. Hate thick, greasy gravy. There is an art to making good gravy!

Pam P. said...

I like them both but hate canned cranberry sauce. I make cranberry sauce, my husband makes gravy!

JuliePurpleChick said...

cranberry

a2z said...

Sock saving heel cream and the socks to knit! Yummy.

skaro964 said...

Crandberry Sauce and pleanty of it. I just put a fresh batch of homemade crannberry sauce in the fridge for tommrow.

minipurl said...

Gravy!!!!!!!!!!

dobarah said...

This is tough! I will have to pick Cranberry sauce over gravy...but I may have to change my mind tomorrow!

Unknown said...

Cranberry sauce, esp the stuff out of the can! :)

zbyszko said...

I made 2 kinds of cranberry sauce this year - one with red wine, jalapenos and caramelized onions and one with port , pecans and orange juice. Both are yummy. : )

Julia said...

I am southern... so GRAVY all the way!!!!

Diane Marie E. said...

I have to vote for gravy. Was never a canned cranberry sauce fan. Made my own once - was OK. With my gravy I make mine with a little Zeigler's Apple Cider in it. And there's nothing like a hot turkey sandwich!

Katherine said...

Gravy for me!

Elaine said...

gravy - not a big cranberry person at all canned or fresh

Julianna said...

Tough choice - but I'd have to say gravy!

Karen said...

Gravy. On everything. Even the cranberry sauce. Extra gravy for leftovers.

Chelsea Norquay said...

Gravy beats cranberry sauce, hands down!! It definitely adds that extra moisture that seems to be lacking in 90% of the Thanksgiving Turkey's I've eaten. (don't get me wrong though, cranberry sauce is great.)

Liz said...

I prefer cranberry sauce!

Anonymous said...

Love cranberry sauce!

Mandy said...

Cranberry sauce, in a jar, not the congealed canned stuff...I like to see the chunks!!

cameron said...

Cranberry sauce because it is beautiful, good for vegans and omnivores alike, and antioxidants (whatever those are!).

lambchop said...

gravy. love gravy. hot hamburgers with gravy over all. and giblet gravy? my mom's giblet gravy is very, very yum.

cranberries are only in season for a short time, but gravy can be enjoyed all year long. :-)

Ashley W said...

Mmm.... definitely gravy. :)

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I actually don't like either...I'll have a bit of gravy if something seems a bit dry...but I don't tend to eat saucy things on my food...talking about cranberries and sauce yesterday..many of my students had never had it..and didn't know what it was...

yarnaholic said...

Cranberries! a much prettier color than gravy!

prymnumber said...

I love me some gravy! Fruit and Meat should never mix, is my rule! =)

Thanks for the gorgeous kits! I have a new thing on my Christmas list!

Knittening said...

Cranberry sauce for sure!

Scotvalkyrie said...

Gravy! Gravy! Americans say more gravy!

Yarnwarrior said...

Cranberry sauce for me over gravy, every time. I love the sweet-tartness of it, and the color is just beautiful. Gets to me every time.

Elizabeth said...

Hmmm, it's too really hard to decide, I reluctantly have to pick gravy! Cool giveaway!

Spitfire said...

I don't really care for either, but I have tried that horseradish cranberry relish that NPR broadcasts every year. Tasty and spicy! Great stuff.

Alyssa said...

Both are delicious, but I have to say GRAVY!! It's good on potatoes, turkey, veggies... Yum. I'm hungry now!

Jennifer Denning said...

I don't want to choose. Can't I have both? Pretty please :)

Veronica said...

Gravy! It goes on more stuff. Although I've already made the cranberry sauce….

Jenn said...

Gravy - ties everything together!

linda margaret said...

I prefer gravy. Just never really liked cranberry sauce

Bgstoner said...

Cranberry sauce please.

fibrelover said...

I love them both!! Mixed together and lots of it! Thank you.

suscochran said...

Definitely a cranberry sauce girl . . . oh yummmmy! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Loly920 said...

This is my first time blogging. My family says I'm unique. They like gravy and I love cranberries sauce. The sweetness with the turkey hits the spot. Happy thanksgiving and God bless us all.

Kristen said...

i have never been a fan of cranberry sauce..so i guess gravy?! thanks for the giveaway!

KnittingViolets said...

Cranberry sauce all the way!

jaerrt said...

Gravy Please!

Kristi ~ Ohio said...

It's cranberry sauce for me. Thanks for the great giveaway.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Leah Bird said...

Definitely a cranberry sauce gal! I've always loved it for as long as I can remember... I can even remember being little and eating most of a can when my mom wasn't looking xD

KarenM said...

That's a hard choice...cranberry sauce wins

Ina said...

Both, please! Thanks for a great giveaway!!

stephigordon said...

I vote for Cranberry Sauce!!! It tastes so good and the color is much more fabulous than that of gravy! Thanks for the great giveaway! Stephanie (stephi_gordon@yahoo.com)

Gloriane said...

Cranberry sauce -- with oranges! Yum.

Wehaf said...

Gravy! My mom's gravy is amazing; I would never pass it up.

Neth said...

Cranberry sauce!

Tess Young said...

Cranberry sauce every time...

LaurenS said...

Both for me please - make them both for the day.

LaurenS (Rav)

Xrystabelle said...

Hands down - cranberry sauce! I make my own every year. And it's never been the same twice. Cranberries, water, sugar and a little magic, and out comes cranberry goodness!

tishka said...

Cranberry sauce! Just the right sweet n tart for turkey

Anonymous said...

Gravy - made with lots og turkey juice and giblets!

Savannagal said...

While I do love cranberry sauce, I have to choose gravy handsdown. My aunt and grandmother make the best gravy. Happy Thanksgiving!

bluesbee said...

Gravy--but Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without the cranberries.

MNetzer said...

I prefer gravy, it goes on everything that's standard for a Thanksgiving meal. Cranberry sauce just isn't as versatile, it's only good on the turkey.

lorraine said...

gravy baby! :) happy thanksgiving!
raineoc@yahoo.com

KnitOnePugTwo said...

Definitely cranberry. Maybe with a touch of persimmon for sweetness.

Imladris said...

Those look like great Xmas gifts. Too bad likely none of my local YS's will have them. And neither actually. I love a little cool compote of cranberry orange chutney. It is just the thing for Turkey.

Linda said...

Gravy, of course! My mom-in-law's gravy is the best, and I'm always trying to get my gravy to live up to hers. I've been married almost 30 years and I'm still trying!

paranoidmother21 said...

gravy!!! sorry - cranberry sauce just doesn't do it for me!

Susiequeue said...

Definitely cranberry sauce. I'm not even making gravy today (and hoping nobody will notice :) ).

meshaliu said...

Tough choice, but I've got to go with cranberry sauce. Sweet and tangy and oh so yummy!

Carol Perecman said...

Cranberry sauce, for sure!

Carol

Ceejay on Rav

Sara Kist said...

Gravy! Thanksgiving isn't complete without gravy! My husband would disagree, he loves his cranberry sauce.

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