No real knitting update today because - it's (sort of**) my 1 Year Blog Anniversary.
And one of the things I've learned in knitting blog land is that when it's your blog's anniversary you have a contest. So, I'm having a contest -- or 3 mini contests really!
Contest 1: Squishy Yarn for All is open to everyone, regular commenters, lurkers and people just wandering by alike.
The prize is 2 skeins Posh Yarn Cecilia laceweight (110gms about 1400 yards) in gorgeous green colours and a skein of Duet Sock Yarn (DK weight) in blues and purples (Duet Sock Yarn comes with a co-ordinating colour for heels and toes!)
Contest 2: Come Out of the Closet is my not so subtle attempt to lure lurkers out to comment at least once and so it is open to new commenters only. The prize for this contest is 2 skeins of Middle Earth Yarns sock yarn. Cairi dyes beautiful yarns which I've used for some of my favourite socks over the past year.
Contest 3: Friends and Family is open to people I know in real life only -- most of whom are non-knitters but dip into this blog occasionally. My mom is always telling me about aunts and cousins who have been looking at the blog. But apart from the Caked Crusader and a not so subtle (but ignored by me) hint from my sister for a Babette blanket none of my friends or family has been brave enough to leave a comment.
The prize for this contest is that I'll knit the winner (by the end of May) a scarf, or pair of socks, or small cardigan/shrug of their choice. NOTE (primarily directed at my sister): the choice of prize excludes Babette blankets, Lyra's and anything else I deem 'too big'. NOTE 2 (primarily directed at the Caked Crusader): yes, this would include Lemur Puppet jumpers.
HOW TO ENTER
No doubt by now you are all chomping at the bit to get a piece of the action. Well, entering is simple, and is the same for all contests: just give me some advice before next Monday morning 28 April - 8am British Summer Time.
The advice can be anything -- words of wisdom found in your last fortune cookie, a pattern you think I should be knitting, or some DVD's or audiobooks you think would be great for knitting, or.... well, whatever you think I need to know!
Leave your advice as a comment. (I expect I'll be able to categorise you all as regular commenters, lurkers or friends/family, but feel free to leave me a hint.)(And don't think that just because I have more cousins than I count that I won't be able to spot an impostor in the Friends and Family group!)
I'll randomly select the winners on Monday morning and let you know who the winners are by Monday afternoon.
Bring on the advice!!
** In a display of organisation and 'on top of things-edness' which make me the sought after professional I am, I managed to miss posting yesterday - which was the actual 1 year of anniversary of this experiment in online knit journalling.