Well, I sure did get a lot of entries in the Sock Yarn Giveaway. 968, to be exact.
I did read every single email, but there’s just not enough time to send a personal response to each one. But thank you all for entering. I recognize some old friends, and it’s lovely to meet so many of you lurkers. While I did not ask you to write a personal note in your email, I loved reading the ones that some of you wrote. So . . . a big blanket thank-you to you all!
The winners are . . .
Well, before I announce the winners, I have to admit that I’m sending a skein of sock yarn (not one of the six set aside for the contest, but a lovely skein of handpainted blues from Cabin Cove Mercantile) to one of my blog readers without making her enter the contest. But she gets special treatment because she is my mom. See, my mom made the mistake of mentioning that she’d like to try making toe-up socks (she’s made top-down ones). So naturally, loving toe-up socks the way I do, I’m enabling as best I can. Heh heh heh.
Where was I? Oh, right. The winners. The winners were chosen entirely at random, using a random number generator. They are:
Thank you all for entering. I’ve emailed each of you winners to alert you of your status.
Didn’t win anything? You’re gonna get more big chances for fabulous prizes in the near future. I’m cooking up some fun and will be announcing it in early November. I’ll give you a hint: it involves doing good for a great cause. And the prizes are going to be great, I guarantee.
But before that, Lucy is going to announce her own charitable cause. She’s been working on a project for a while now and can’t wait to show you. I think she’s planning on making her announcement a week from today, so be sure to watch this space.
Speaking of Excellent Causes
I ordered this calendar last Friday.
Speaking of Excellent Causes, Part Deux
If you haven’t already, check out Rabbitch’s project to knit hats for the homeless of Vancouver. I happen to know that she’s offering some fabulous prizes. Deadline to knit a hat is December 1. The address for sending your hats is on Rabbitch’s blog here.
I know I’m gonna make at least one.
Thank you for all the nice comments about my movie debut. I’ll try not to let it go to my head!
The little video of Lucy was done spontaneously by the KOARC with no thoughts about sharing it. But I suggested we put it up on YouTube, so one thing led to another . . .
We’ll try to plan out our next video a bit more.
Me? I’ve got miles of stockinette to deal with.
But I didn’t knit on it this afternoon. Roseann and her husband Al came over for a couple of hours. Roseann had very kindly offered to help me figure out my Majacraft Gem spinning wheel, which I’ve always had a bit of trouble using. Al came along to play with Lucy.
While Roseann fiddled with the Majacraft, I finished spinning half my Lisa Souza Blue-Faced Leicester singles on my Lendrum.
Roseann made some adjustments to the Gem, and advised taking the spring off the Scotch tension and replacing it with a rubber band. Great idea, because now I am spinning much better on it.
See? I tried several different fibers and actually made yarn.