Sunday, January 27

Contest update & prizes

Entries to the "What Can I Make With 1-285 Yards of Yarn" contest are trickling in slowly. I'm shocked that my email box isn't maxed out with entries since one of the most common posts online is what can I do with [blank] yards of yarn? The pattern list this contest generates is to help every knitter who has that problem. To spread the word, I've posted about the contest on Ravelry and several Yahoo groups.

If this is the first you've heard about it, read my January 22 post for details of what we are looking for and how to enter.

As of today, there are 77 patterns on the list, many of which are new to me. Keep 'em coming. Enter soon and enter often. LOL! Please tell your friends about it too. The bigger this list is, the more choices you'll have when you're the one who is looking for a pattern for a small amount of yardage.

To sweeten the pot, I'm adding some prizes as an incentive to enter. Iva is donating some stitch markers. You can see them if you click HERE. Aren't they beauties? She's so generous to do this.

Here are more potential prizes. I say potential, because there are some strings attached. The number of prizes awarded depends on how many patterns are submitted. For example, once there are 100 patterns on my list, the first of the prizes becomes active (the stitch markers). We're not far from that total now.

100 - Stitch markers (12 sets to be distributed in sets of 2 or 3??)

150 -1/2 skeins of Sandnes Soft Mohair (wool/mohair blend in lime green & purples)

200 - 2 skeins of Phoenix soy silk by South West Trading Company in Purplexed

250 - 1 skein of my 2 ply handspun coral merino (177 yards)

300 - 3 oz of peach and teal soft wool roving to spin (it may be Shetland lambswool or Cormo)

More prizes may be added if the total goes higher. If anyone would like to donate a prize, please email me.

Prizes will be awarded on a random basis after the contest ends. Winners will be notified by email. Contest ending date has not been set.

Happy hunting!


Nicola said...

I have just had a browse through my bookmarked sites and sent you a few more! If I may be so cheeky, I just wanted to let you know that, if I win, I'm vegan, so I'd prefer the soysilk to the wool. Thanks in advance!

Turtle said...

Hey there, i emailed you 4 ideas, 3 i have very recently knit and one on my knit list!