Tuesday, August 04, 2009

About my give away..

I've received the suggestion that I should make an effort (a small one) to let EVERYONE know about my blog give away.

Nah, word gets around, and besides, these are really nice prizes, and why dilute the pool with reader who've never been here before, never read or commented, and are only posting for the prize. (and will only stick around till the prizes are awarded)I don't want to build readership (that happens with the day in, day out quality of the posts, I think) as much as I want to (1) get rid of stuff, good stuff, that I don't want, and (2) reward loyal readership--
I don't care if you tell your friend, or blog readers or members of your knitting group.. (but, please don't post about it at places that exist to publicize give aways!)

These prizes are great—broken up each would be a great prize.. but bundled, (and every package has a bonus—or two or three!) they are something special.. (and I really want them to go to a loyal reader, but there is an element of randomness!)

Cause really...Prize 1—
When I say a BAG—I mean this bag..
I stopped counting pockets and organizing
loops when I hit 12!

And when I say a book, I mean this book

And when I say a ball of yarn, I mean a big ball of yarn—that almost 200 gms of mostly merino—just a small amount of silk added for extra luster..

Its a creamy natural white, that you can use as is, or put it into a skein, and dye to the color of your choice.

Its takes takes (and holds) beautifully.

And Prize 2?
Well, the yarn is nothing special--But if you haven't tried it, you're in for a surprise--Coats & Clarks sock yarn is quite nice!

But 6 sets of needles?
--US size 2 bamboo's (set of 5)
--US size 2 circ's (2) 16 inches long
--US size 3 circ's (2) 16 inches long
--US size 2 circ (1) 40 inches long--

Plus a great sock book

With this package, the winner is on their way to socks toe up, cuff down, with every sort of heel, worked any way they want –(and after they decide which way works for them, well, they can give away the other needles (or not!)

Even the 3rd prize has a lot--
The bulky black blend of wool and acrylic (5 skeins) is enough to well, DO something!
Orginally sold as part of kit, 4 skeins were packaged as enough to make a small, open weave poncho-
with the 5th skein, and the 3 skeins of carry along eyelash, and 3 sets of needles (2 straight bamboo, and 1 circular one) well there is a world of possibilities—even if just a scarf and hat set.

It won't be long till I choose the winners.. (and in case you are wondering, comments made from May 11th, (when I first proposed this give away) till closing date(?) (3 month window!) are in the running...


WordLily said...

Those are great prizes, you're right. I've been reading your blog for months now, but I haven't commented much. That bag looks amazing!

A said...

Wow, what a beautiful bag. I love it. I usually carry my knitting in plastic grocery bag. Not very glam of me ; ) At least it's green!

FuguesStateKnits said...

You are wonderful to do this - I hope that whoever gets either prize is a new knitter excited about what he or she has learned, because whoever it is will know how lucky they are and later will REALLY know:)
Have fun with this!

Susie said...

You're right. The prizes ARE great and I'm feeling lucky!

Sarah O G said...

These are spectacular prizes. I read on a reader program so it never lets the blogger know I'm reading. I love reading your blog and keeping up with your knitting adventures. One of these days I would love to finally just sit down and figure out double knitting, I have plans just need to do them ;) So if I get in the pool for gifties, great, if not, at least I finally stopped lurking and posted :D

CLWaller said...

I've been reading for a little while (I'm a lurker) but I do have to say that your prizes are over the top. I enjoy your postings anyway. So keep posting, and we will try to keep the prizes a secret. (Ssh, everybody).

Knitstergirl said...

Wow, those are wonderful prizes! I've been reading you for months but am pretty much a lurker - reading blogs at work will do that! I love your practical aproach to knitting.

Sarah said...

Wow, what a generous giveaway! I didn't know that reading blogs on a reader keeps the author from knowing about the traffic--I love all the photos of your knitting!

debi's place said...

Wow, I too am impressed with your prizes. But, then I have been reading your blog for a while and am so impressed more with your cast ons. Those still amaze me.

Looking forward to the next years of reading your blogging.

Karen said...

Ok, the bag has got me to comment. :) You know I always read, but I'm really awful at commenting.

Kristin said...

What a great giveaway - those are some fabulous prizes. Even if I am not the lucky recipient, whoever wins will be blessed by your generosity!!

Awesome stuff. I love reading your blog too, it's a great mix of knitting and life :o)

zippiknits.....sometimes said...

Absolutely lovely prizes, Helen.

Did you get any headway on the computer desk stuff? Hope so!

We have done, and DH hauled a bunch of stuff out of here, his stuff as I don't seem to collect much outside these terrible addictions..er ... of my chosen few hobbies. I got rid of some towels going to the vet for a shelter.

Jean said...

Hi, someone posted a link on Ravelry to your cast-on tutorials so I thought I'd check them out. Awesome site and awesome giveaway!

Jean in Maine (Rav ID)

Melissa said...

I was just thinking the other day how I needed a nice new knitting bag. And I do love a good sock book... :)

Liz said...

You've put together some real nice prizes!

Anonymous said...

The prizes are lovely! I've been reading your blog for a while (via Google Reader) but rarely comment anywhere. I really enjoy your blog!


Alice said...

I have been reading your blog on and of "forever". Always learning something.

I absolutely never win anything ... but maybe this is where my luck might change. Ya never know.

Haven't seen you in ages --


April Edwards said...

Very generous prizes!

I came looking for double knit posting, and got distracted! :)

Have a great day.

Julia said...

I am a new reader. I came to your blog after reading so many helpful comments in the Ravelry forums. You con't have to give me a prize.

Joyce F. said...

I heard a rumor that you were giving away some cool stuff. Turns out the rumor was true!
It was great seeing you tonight. Hope I get to see you again soon.

hosta (from Knitty) said...

Those are some awesome prizes! The bag is lovely and the box of socks looks interesting, too.