Heifer International 2006 Holiday Season Drive

Welcome to the WendyKnits Heifer International 2006 Holiday Season Drive! Please consider giving one of the gifts featured in my registry this holiday season. Not only are you helping others around the world, you will be entered in drawings for fabulous prizes!

What is Heifer International? In their own words:

Heifer works to end hunger and poverty, and care for the earth by providing appropriate livestock, training and related services to small-scale farmers and communities worldwide. We care for the earth's natural resources through training in livestock management, pasture improvement, soil conservation, forestation and recast. Our cornerstone of "passing on the gift," assures that each participant in the program becomes a donor and gives the animal's offspring to another family in need. This concepts helps build community and enhances dignity and participation in each project. The families continually give to others ensuring self-sufficiency, one family at a time. We have field offices in major program areas around the world. We work at the grassroots level, sometimes with large networks of local nongovernmental and grassroots organizations. Our field staff is equipped with a variety of skills that help project participants prepare for the challenges and problems they encounter by providing training prior to receiving any animal gift.

Go here to donate via my gift registry page:

http://www.heifer.org/myregistry/wendyknits

Please consider giving one of the gifts featured in my registry this holiday season. Not only are you helping others around the world, you will be entered in drawings for fabulous prizes!

How to be entered in the prize drawings:

After donating on my registry, please send an email to: blogcontestATcomcastDOTnet to let me know the total monetary amount of your contribution -- for each $10.00 you donate you will receive one drawing for the weekly and grand prize raffles. Check out the prizes below!

I will hold weekly drawings on Tuesdays to award one or more prizes, and on the final Tuesday of the project, January 2, 2007, I'll draw a name to win the grand prize:

Canon Rebel Digital SLR camera with lens, 2 batteries, battery charger, carrying case, neck strap, and 128mb Compact Flash card

Thank you for your generosity and caring!

Prizes:

Date prize awarded: Prize Description
November 14, 2006

prize awarded to Alison L.

Instant sock yarn stash! Donated by Sheri Berger, The Loopy Ewe. From top to bottom. Sweet Georgia Speed Demon in the Merlot colorway, Lorna's Laces Shepherd sock in the Happy Valley colorway, Yarn Pirate in the Loopy ewe colorway, Claudia Handpainted in the Passionfruit colorway, and All Things Heather in the Aegean colorway

November 14, 2006

prize awarded to Carol McD.

Luminescent Haze” 113 yards bulky weight 2 ply yarn.  One ply is handspun variegated blues in 100% wool and one ply is handspun striped white wool with purple wool accented with naturally colored wool and brightly colored mohair blended in. Best knit on at least size 10.5 needle.  Donated by Jenn Wisbeck, Midnightsky Fibers

November 14, 2006

prize awarded to Sharon H.

Copper kitty shawl pin, donated by Rosemary of Designs By Romi

November 21, 2006

prize awarded to Judith C.

Lexie Barnes Mega Mini bag (perfect size for a sock project bag) filled with two skeins of Claudia Handpainted Fingering weight yarn, donated by Allison Van Zandt, Simply Socks Yarn Co. winner to choose bag fabric and sock yarn colorway from those available at Simply Socks Yarn Co.

November 21, 2006

prize awarded to Betty

Hat kit (include handspun yarn for a knitted hat, a pattern, and charms for embellishment), winner's choice from kits available, donated by Tigerlilith, Old Maiden Aunt
November 21, 2006

prize awarded to Linda F.

ChicKnits pattern of your choice, donated by Bonne Marie Burns, ChicKnits
November 21, 2006

prize awarded to Christine Z.

A complete set of knitting greeting cards, donated by Denise Satterlund.  Thumbnails of some of the cards are pictured above. You can view the whole set here: http://www.unravelled.com

November 21, 2006

prize awarded to Deborah H.

The Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques by Nancie M. Wiseman, Donated by Erin

November 28, 2006

prize awarded to
Celia P.

Handpainted J-Knits Sock Yarn in the Boston and North Carolina colorways, donated by Julie, J Knits

November 28, 2006

prize awarded to
Dawn H.

Knitspot pattern of your choice, donated by Anne Hanson, Knitspot
November 28, 2006

prize awarded to
Anne H.

Set of 4 handmade ragdoll cat stitch markers. Will fit needles up to US10.
Donated by Wee Ones:
http://www.weeones.etsy.com

November 28, 2006

prize awarded to
Nina S.

Swedish Sweaters by by Britt-Marie Christoffersson, donated by Patty Bolgiano

November 28, 2006

prize awarded to Vanessa

A complete set of knitting greeting cards, donated by Denise Satterlund.  Thumbnails of some of the cards are pictured above. You can view the whole set here: http://www.unravelled.com

November 28, 2006

prize awarded to Barbara (CatBookMom)

A Treasury of Magical Knitting by Cat Bordhi, donated by Liz

December 5, 2006

prize awarded to Julia K.

Amazing Graze Alpaca Sock Yarn, 75% alpaca fibre/25% nylon, approximately 100grams and 350 yards, Gauge 8st/in on 2mm needles and

Amazing Graze Alpaca Rovings, 100% superfine cria fibre provided by Mike, 100grams of mini-mill prepared rovings

donated by Marj. of Amazing Graze Alpacas

December 5, 2006

prize awarded to Chris

Peace Fleece Lighthouse Socks Kit, donated by Sybil, The Skein

December 5, 2006

prize awarded to Cathy in MN

6 bars of handmade soap from Blessed Juno; the winner can choose any scents from those available, donated by Laurie, Blessed Juno
December 5, 2006

prize awarded to Kathy W.

Susan Lawrence pattern of your choice, plus yarn to knit that pattern, donated by Susan Lawrence, I'm Knitting As Fast As I Can
December 5, 2006

prize awarded to Maeve D.

Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls by Martha Waterman, donated by Nancy Degener

December 5, 2006

prize awarded to Stephanie

Sheep2Shoe kit, donated by Blue Moon Fiber Arts
December 12, 2006

prize awarded to Julia B.

Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl McPhee, donated by Nina S.

December 12, 2006

prize awarded to Anne C.

2 skeins (total of 980 yards) of Claudia Hand Painted Kid Mohair in the Woodland Moss colorway, donated by Jackie Hutcherson, The Knitting Hutch

December 12, 2006

prize awarded to Shelley G.

Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino Sock Yarn in the Marrakesh colorway.  This is Fingering weight sock yarn in a large 4-ounce skein with 550 yards. This is donated by Deb Kessler, Fearless Fibers

December 12, 2006

prize awarded to Imbrium

Handspun yarn and pattern kit: Approximately 2.5 ounces of a soft and warm chocolate brown handspun yarn (45% wool/45% alpaca) with glimmers of golden Tussah silk (10%), plus an accompanying pattern to make the "Klondike" scarf pattern, an original pattern from Beaver Creek Farm.  Donated by Anne from How the West Was Spun.

December 12, 2006

prize awarded to Leigh K.

Interweave's Compendium of Finishing Techniques, donated by the staff of Unraveled Richmond

December 12, 2006

prize awarded to Lois M.

Two skeins, merino superwash sock weight yarn.  About 220 yards per skein, donated by Rabbitch

December 12, 2006

prize awarded to Susan C.

5 skeins of The Irish Ewe aran wool (350-400 yards each) and a Penny Straker pattern, donated by Dagny & Deb, TheIrishEwe.com

December 19, 2006 prize awarded to  Bente in Germany Knitspot pattern of your choice, donated by Anne Hanson, Knitspot
December 19, 2006 prize awarded to Shanti

Scarlet Fleece sock yarn, left to right: Olives, I see Red, and Cottage Garden (480 yards per 100 gram skein, 80% wool/20% nylon) donated by Kathy Oliver, Holly Spring Homespun

December 19, 2006 prize awarded to Christy S.

Handmade "Make One" t-shirt, donated by Katherine Of It All

December 19, 2006 prize awarded to Chris P.

Icelandic wool yarn from Tongue River Farm, donated by Raye Schwartz

December 19, 2006 prize awarded to Virginia T.

Hand-dyed yarn from A Piece of Vermont, 50/50 wool/alpaca,3 oz., 200 yds. Worsted weight, 4-5 sts/in on 7-8 ndls, donated by Lyn.

December 19, 2006 prize awarded to Rabbitch

Spin to Knit by Shannon Okey, donated by Nina S.

December 26, 2006 prize awarded to Penny T.

Namaste Vintage Knitting Bag, donated by Jane of The Yarn Grove. Inspired by a long forgotten 1940's knitting bag design, Namaste's Vintage Bag combines the classy feel of the past with the pizzazz of the present. Its spacious interior can accommodate the largest of projects when you're on the go, or be used as fashionable storage in your home or office. 15" tall and 10" in diameter. 36 4" tall pockets for DPN's, crochet hooks, and shorter needles, 36 8" tall pockets for your taller needles.

December 26, 2006 prize awarded to Rosi G.

Leftovers Sweater pattern and Regia sock yarn, donated by Joanne Conklin, RJ Conklin Designs

December 26, 2006 prize awarded to Elizabeth D.

Designer scarf kit, donated by Raye Schwartz

December 26, 2006 prize awarded to Laura L.

Two skeins of Sockotta, enough for 2 pairs of socks, donated by Wendy Isett

December 26, 2006 prize awarded to Ivy R.

Four skeins Satakieli wool, donated by Raye Schwartz

December 26, 2006 prize awarded to Kristin B.

2 skeins lama/wool yarn from Mountain View Farm, donated by Raye Schwartz

December 26, 2006 prize awarded to Kristin R. Knitspot pattern of your choice, donated by Anne Hanson, Knitspot
December 26, 2006 prize awarded to Valerie W.

Socks, Socks, Socks, donated by Barbara

January 2, 2007 prize awarded to Janet "Fire Dragon"

600 yards sportweight icelandic wool, donated by Raye Schwartz

January 2, 2007 prize awarded to Vivian F.

2 skeins Knitpicks Simple Stripes sock yarn (enough for kneesocks!), donated by Raye Schwartz

January 2, 2007 prize awarded to Lois A.

2 skeins lama/wool yarn from Mountain View Farm, donated by Raye Schwartz

January 2, 2007 prize awarded to Pat J.

Inspired Cable Knits by Fiona Ellis, donated by Raye Schwartz

January 2, 2007 prize awarded to Laura in Berkeley

Stitchmarkers, donated by Summer Schultz

January 2, 2007 prize awarded to Dawne L.

3.5 ounces of handpainted organic merino, donated by Joyce.

January 2, 2007 prize awarded to Deb

Instant sock yarn stash, donated by Michelle at The Sweet Sheep

January 2, 2007 - Grand Prize prize awarded to Debi

Canon Rebel Digital SLR camera with 28-80mm lens, 2 batteries, battery charger, carrying case, neck strap, and 128mb Compact Flash card, donated by Wendy Johnson, WendyKnits