As promised, I’m writing this post before I go off to Australia! In fact, I’m writing it exactly 1 hour before the car service comes, so you can all feel pretty important right about now. 😉
I’ve loved writing in this blog in the past year and it’s been wonderful being able to connect with other knitting bloggers and Ravelers! It’s been fun and I can’t wait until the next year to see what you all come up with as well as what I come up with. As a thank you to all readers of this blog, as well as a celebration of a year of blogging, I am holding a Blogiversary contest which has extremely exciting prizes, if I do say so myself. Don’t believe me? Well, check it out:
That’s eight – count ’em EIGHT – skeins of gorgeous beautiful yarn that I’m giving away for my blogiversary! Am I generous or what? And modest to boot! You all love me, don’t you? haha!
Here are the close ups and yarns from left to right:
Yarn Love Juliet in Ancient Forest
J. Knits Superwash Me Sock in New Jersey
Zen Yarn Garden 100% Superwash Merino in Black Plum – the picture is a little off, it’s like a dark dark dark purple – black with hints of purple, if that makes sense
Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining – you all know how much I love this!
The Sanguine Gryphon Kypria in 24. Adopted
Three Irish Girls Beckon Merino in Lagoon
Numma Numma The Regular in Organic Greens – no close up of this one, but the main picture is accurate for color… it’s a really nice bright green.
Finally at the top, Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Applewood – this is the same color that I made my Vine Yoke Cardigan out of (see post below). I have 3 extra skeins of this and thought one of you might like one to make a hat
In addition, the first place winner will get not only yarn, but this gorgeous set of stitchmarkers generously provided by Lillie of A Planet 4 Creation! These are mine that she made for me and the winner will get to choose a color from her line and she will make the markers specially for that person.
So how will this work? You have until my actual Blogiversary (Nov. 12th) to put in a comment here telling me what (if anything) you’d like to see more of in my blog. The dogs? The knits? The pics? The stories? Whatever you think. If nothing, just go ahead and say I’m perfect, I won’t mind. 😉 Also in the comment, please state your top 3 wanted skeins in order of preference. This will help me when assigning skeins to winners. After the contest is over, I will use a random number generator to pick 8 winners. This makes it more fun because there are greater chances of winning! Keep in mind, however, that you might not hear from me until I get back into the country on November 21st. If I happen to be able to post before then I will, but if not please don’t feel like I’ve been ignoring the contest! I promise I will send the skeins off to everyone. 🙂 Oh and this contest is open to any and everyone who wants to join (no matter where in the world you live). The skein might take a while to get to you if you’re far away from NYC (yes, I will probably use cheap-o shipping) but I’ll ship out to those of you outside of North America, so comment away!
In addition, for a second chance to win, blog about this post in your own blog then come back here leaving a *second* comment telling me you did so and you have another chance right there. Just like that! 😀
Good luck to all of you! I have a plane to catch now so check back in 2 weeks for Australian scenery. yay!