And the winners are...

The drawing was done this afternoon by my two year old (who was thrilled to be the "winner picker")

Dun dah dah dunnnnn........

(OK, imagine trumpets playing)

Grand Prize: A gorgeous project bag filled with sock knitting goodness

1st Prize: a skein of sock yarn

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2nd Prize: a skien of handspun yarn

3rd Prize: Knit Kit

4th Prize: stitch markers

5th Prize: stitch markers
journeys and reflections

and my daughter was having so much fun she insisted on another pick so...

Bonus Prize: Winter 2007 Interweave Knits (I bought a copy and then received one as a gift)

I'll be emailing the winners tomorrow to get addresses, etc.

Thanks to everyone who participated, I had a lot of fun! So much fun that we'll be doing something like this again this October to celebrate "Socktober."

There are still a few spaces left in the Sock Yarn Cinema club if you're interested and we'll be taking nominations for the voter's choice movies soon. I also have a lot of new kits coming out soon, including a recycled sari silk purse (a pattern especially designed to have hardly any finishing!), a felted needle vase, and a spa knit kit that will include handmade soap from etsy seller Daisycakessoap. And of course there will be new yarns coming out of the dye pots every few weeks so check back often!


Etsyversary Giveaway Update

The deadline has been extended to April 21st! I thought you all would appreciate one more weekend for chances to win, especially since I just received a new shipment of base yarns from my supplier and will be listing a bunch of new colorways.

Here are some photos of our fantastic grand prize worth over $150:

The project inside is just an example of how this lovely bag works. You can put your yarn in the interior drawstring bag to keep it separate from your WIP, then slide your needles through the elastic loops to keep your project from coming off.
The lantern moon sock needles are the top of the line, totally gorgeous ebony needles, US size 2, and the bag comes with a matching quilted needle case to keep them safe.
When the winner gets their bag it will be filled with a brand new Spring 2009 (totally sold out) issue of Interweave Knits, the aforementioned needles, needle case, Karatstix needle gauge and three skeins of yummy sock yarn. Two from my shop's stock and one custom dye job for the winner. I'll contact you to find out your favorite colors and combinations and create a skein just for you!
The other prizes (worth over $70) are:
1st prize: skein of sock yarn
2nd prize: skein of handspun yarn
3rd prize: knit kit of your choice (cupcake hat, baby bug hat, briar bunny hat)
4th prize: stitch markers
5th prize: stitch markers


Free Yarn Giveaways to Celebrate My Etsyversary

For the next two weeks I'll be celebrating my first year selling yarn and knitting supplies on Etsy by giving stuff away! For every purchase made in my Knit! shop on etsy, you will receive one entry into a drawing for some fantastic prizes. I'm also giving away one "free" entry to everyone who posts a comment on this post with your name and email address so I can contact you if you win.

Grand Prize: a luxury handmade project bag filled with goodies including 3 skeins of sock yarn, lantern moon sock needles, a quilted sock needle holder, a set of stitch markers and a "Knitter's Rule" needle sizer and gauge checker from etsy seller karatstix. The entire thing is worth over $150.00! My mom is the seamstress in the family so she's sewing these gorgeous bags for me now. As soon as she is finished, I'll add a photo of the whole lot of goodies here.

There will also be additional prizes of yarn, kits, stitch markers, sold out copies of Interweave Knits and other goodies.

I'm very excited about the new Sock Yarn Cinema monthly sock yarn club, where I'll be creating colorways to celebrate my favorite movies and some of yours. You can join for 3, 6, or 12 months and you'll get great discounts on sock yarn, shipping, and extra goodies every month. Sock yarn club subscriptions count for multiple entries in my Etsyversary drawing depending on the duration of the club. Also, all my handspuns are on sale for 20% off and I'll even be adding some new ones at sale prices.

I've added some fun new items to my shop and will continue adding new things throughout the next two weeks of contest fun so check back often. I offer a flat shipping cost for whatever you buy in my shop, so get as many entries as you can!


Featured Shop - Karatstix

I love this etsy seller karatstix! I traded a skein of yarn to her for a "Knitter's Rule" to give away in my upcoming "Etsyversary" celebration. She shipped it the day I ordered it, it came quickly and it is an absolute work of art. I am always so impressed at the high quality of handmade items I have purchased at etsy and this is no exception, Karen was such a pleasure to work with. I also love that she's purposefully using sustainable resources to create these fantastic knitter's accessories.

Here's a photo of the Knitter's Rule I'll be giving away:

And here are some photos of the custom work she does...

A WPI (wraps per inch) tool to help substitute yarns from your stash in patterns that call for other yarns:

Bobbins for fair aisle knittng:

And a 2" gauge checker:

I will definitely be returning to get one of these awesome pieces for myself! I am so excited that her phenomenal work will be a part of my celebratory give away!