wow, what a drive to the finish. you guys awe me.
it’s not just the money . . . it’s the speed and the humor with which it is delivered.
claudia wants a few MORE bucks?? you respond with a few THOUSAND more.
it’s just. so. great.
as a special treat for today, i told the just-off-the-needles-for-this-event tree scums they could MC the announcement of the raffle winners.
he-he. . . . you didn’t think i would ever really finish, did you?
one quick announcement though (sorry!)—i had a weird poltergeist in my email this weekend that i wasn’t aware of, and my junk mail filter somehow reset itself and starting marking everything as junk. i think i sorted it all out, but if you sent a pattern order yesterday or friday, or if you donated a prize but do not get an email saying who won it—please let me know.
if you think, from the list below, that you are a prize winner but did not get an email, check your junk mail folder first, and then email me to confirm.
(is it actually a law that these things have to go wrong just when i’m emailing all sorts of strangers??)
ok, ok, i got a tree scum is nudging me in the ribs here (but i can’t tell them apart, darn it); time for me to step away from the soapbox.
a sock kit with 2 balls of panda cotton, needles, and some panda heel reinforcing yarn goes to
debbie s. (blogless, but in one of my classes).
a collection of 24 rebecca pattern booklets goes to gali b (blogless)
a beautiful skein of orangey-pink mosaic DK yarn—enough for mitts or a hat goes to dawn mcn.
four skeins of luscious lion and lamb yarn by lorna’s laces goes to rosanna y
four skeins of fingerlakes 2-ply wool in a wonderful denim-heather color—enough for a vest goes to sarah k
5 balls of rowan cashsoft, in a beautiful moth gray—is flying out to lynne e.
from kim at the woolen rabbit, a gorgeous skein of her hand-dyed merino sock yarn, which i have been know to rave about . . . and, since that color fairly screams corn!, we will add a teosinte pattern to this prize.
this wonderful package is going to gotham muse.
my friend lisa (of the blocking wires—thank you lisa!) has another sock package, including vesper, cherry tree hill, and all things heather yarns and it is going to theo!
meghann of radiant twist offers a good-enough-to-eat skein of her obsession sock yarn—mmmm-mmm—and lorajean will be partaking of it.
natalie, of the yarn yard sends a one-of-a-kind skein of her lovely sock yarn in budgie colorway to lisa r in toronto.
and lilith has a super-special skein of her lovely handspun—little fish—it’s a 70% bluefaced leicester/30% silk blend, fine DK weight, 100 grams & 220 yards in a one-off dye lot. it’s going out to céline in france.
kyrie has 2 50g skeins of Filatura Multicolor to offer. this is a beautiful mohair blend yarn with about 200 yds per ball—enough for a scarf, and suzanne will now own it.
my buddy chris, at briar rose has three to-dye-for prizes she’s throwing into the ring, dyed by Herself:
a 2500-yard hank (you read that right!) of angel face laceweight alpaca—enough for a HUGE square heirloom lace shawl goes to kathryn b.
a 1200-yard hank of grandma’s blessing superwash—enough for a shawl! we will pair a knitspot shawl pattern of choice with this prize, which goes to kathleen r.
two hanks of wistful alpaca/merino/silk—enough for a morning glory wrap in everyone’s favorite colorway—and i will add a pattern! this prize goes to madeline k.
susan from ohio has two incredible gift boxes with some smashing sock yarn in them:
th first has Gypsy Knits BFL Superwash Fingering, Zen String Serendipity Sport in Blueberry Pie, 2 skeins of Artyarns Ultramerino4 color 143, and Posh Yarn’s Emily in Genteel. this box goes to danielle h.
and the second one has 2 skeins C*EYE*BER Fiber sock in Winter Tundra, Blue Moon Silkie in Tide Pool, and Handmaiden lace silk in Woodland. this one goes out to tamara g..
the lovely erica (you MUST go to her site and peek at her kids—that baby cracks me up every time) has created a nice gift box of sock goodies, including Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock in the Tahoe colorway, Regia Multi Effect color, Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in the African Grey colorway, and an electronic 3 row-at-a-time counter plus (i have to admit i have no idea what this gadget does, but it looks snazzy!). this box goes out to alotta knittin
gail has two skeins of medium-weight STR to offer—ONE for each of two lucky winners! isn’t she a peach? the rooster rock colorway goes to anne b (left), and the sherbet goes to jen h.
maura, sadly blogless, is an old friend i “bumped” into recently through another blogging buddy. maura has five sets of beautiful stitch markers made from beads she’s collected in her travels. these are the five winners, and maura will choose who gets what!
theresa in italy, heather, susan c, debbie g, and laurie w.
debbie has 3 beautiful skeins that she would love to send out one prize. they include a skein of manos del uruguay, a skein of soft bartlett’s wool, along with a skein of tocahy’s farm handspun in the coral seas colorway. these will all go to risa p.
two skeins of sock hop yarn in colorway i got you babe fresh from crown mountain farms—enough for a generous pair of socks. these will go to beth d.
one skein of suri alpaca laceweight yarn in this soft colorway goes to kim p
two balls (plus part of another) of emu autumn leaves wool blend yarn in a rose tweed that knits up like handspun, and a pattern for the stocking cap for all sizes, goes out to crystal.
a hardcover copy of couture knits by jean moss is now gina’s
a copy of fitted knits by stefanie japel will now be owned by amanda
a lil granny felted bag, knit (by me) from my pattern was won by janny s..
a bigger jimi bagette, also knit from my pattern will find a hme with nancy i.
a retro chain bag will belong now to stephanie m.
and a lantern bag goes to helen, who is very excited about it.