Celebrations of new things frequently start with a token or gift of some sort - a wedding ring, a baby gift, a 'before' photo, etc., so I thought it appropriate to start the new year for this blog with a giveaway contest for followers. Besides, I just love to give things away! Prizes for this contest include yarn, patterns and a little something extra, all in Valentine's Day shades since that day, February 14th, 2012, is the deadline for entering the giveaway.
The 'something extra' was purchased from Baggu, a company offering a delicious array of bright, fun bags and totes, mostly in lightweight nylon fabric. Baggu's mainstay is a reusable shopping tote in several sizes, including this basic, roomy bag great for toting knitting projects, groceries, beach and sporting gear. (next two photos Baggu.com)
Baggus all come packed in their own compact pouch.
The main contest winner will receive the bag shown above, in a cute pink dot print.
In addition to the bag, the main winner will also receive a 375 yd. skein of sport weight, hand dyed yarn by Rio Grande Yarns from Weaving Southwest in Taos, New Mexico,
and 4 skeins (a total of 1748 yds.) of baby alpaca, lace weight yarn by Misti Alpaca.
And lastly, two people will each win a knitting pattern for one of my newest designs, the Bosc Scarf -
one pattern will go to the main winner, and a second, pattern-only prize, to another blog follower!
It's easy to enter the contest (and even if you prefer not to enter to win the giveaway, I'd still LOVE to hear your comments to the question!); here's how to enter:
- Be or become a follower of this blog by clicking on the 'follow' button on the sidebar.
- Post an answer to this question in the comments for any post before the drawing on February 14, 2012: What makes a knitting (or crochet) project fun for you? Do you prefer a challenge, a simple, fast knit, lace, cables, garter stitch, stockinette, a longer, contemplative project, etc.? Anything goes! Your answer will probably be very different from the answers given by others, and that is just fine!
That's it - on the 14th I will use the Random.org number generator to select one main prize winner, and a second pattern package winner. I will post the winners' names here on the blog soon after, and the winners will have 7 days after that post to contact me via this blog, or a Ravelry PM, with their mailing address.
Thanks for reading everyone and best wishes for a bright, blessed and creative 2012!