Monday, May 23, 2011

Who won?

First, while I have your rapt attention, I would like to say thank you so, so much to all of the folks who participated in this amazing blog giveaway by donating yarn and bags and books. I'll list them in order here from day one to the wrap-up so I don't miss anyone:

Wiley (and really, we have a LOT to thank them for - without them there would be no book!)
Lexie Barnes
Webs
Foxfire FIber and Design
Jessalu
Lion Brand Yarn
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Buffalo Gold
Spirit Trail Fiberworks
Lorna's Laces
Kangaroo Dyer

If it were not for their generosity and support, things like blog giveaways and projects in books wouldn't happen! Thank you all so very much!

Next, our winners! Winners, please email me (melissaknits@yahoo.com) if you see your comment below with your mailing address. I will do my best to find you, but it will take longer (it's Monday, there's chores to be done) than if you just shoot me an email with your name and address and day of your win. Please read the comment carefully and make sure it's you before responding!

day 1: jillian.vantuyle said...
I never thought I would be a sock knitter. It seemed so tedious with all the needles and having to do it all over again when 1 was done. 2 at a time is amazong. I love making socks now! And today, what a great day to discover your blog.
(I love that a lot of these answers were 2-at-a-Time related. I wanted to give anyone who mentioned 2-at-a-Time a prize!!)

day 2: Lemmesb said...
Black BMW with a candy apple tint. Hard top convertible. All leather seats Bose sound system. It must have a large enough trunk to fit my spinning wheel!

day 3: esae on Ravelry said...
I combined this with a work assignment - Hershey Hotel spa - sipping cocoa & watching the sun set while waiting for a massage
(I'll have what she's having, thanks.)

day 4: Rebecca said...
3 years - I had a much longer, nicer answer, but blogger ate it ;-)
(yeah, that blogger... it ate a LOT of things that week!)

day 5: Megan said...
I am a cat person....I appreciate their independence, especially when I need to be away from home. I did grow up with dogs in the house though, so I suppose some day I may become a cat and dog person. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

day 6: Julie said...
Right now, knitting is my only craft, but spinning may be in my future...

day 7: Steph said...
I parallel park. Really learned when I did an internship at the Bronx Zoo & living nearby.

day 8: ME215 said...
The first project I remember was a baby blanket. Yes......it was so long ago..... ;-)

day 9:Terri D. said...
my favorite yarn memory? dreaming of a skein of wool the color of saturated seaweed, and having an enabler...er...friend provide a source for the yarn of my dreams the very next day.

day 10:Michelle said...
There is a local business called Honest Chocolates that has the most divine handmade goodies. My luxury treat is to stop in and buy myself $5 worth (about five pieces) and eat them all myself! Their Mac Mochas are my favorite....

day 11:Angela said...
My knitting bag. I've been stuck so many times sitting somewhere with nothing to do. I have a small bag with 2 at a time socks all the time that I can work on - even in a long drive thru line!
(May I say here - I have great respect for the random number generator now! It has excellent taste in winners!)

day 12: Ruby said...
I loved traveling the world. I could go anywhere and see everything by reading books. It was so much fun. I spent special time in the mornings with my dad and drank coffee (mine was more milk than coffee), read comics and 'Aunt Annie' (Ann Landers). I had a real Aunt Annie and I was so glad to meet her and tell her I loved reading her column. Was I ever disappointed to find out the two were not the same.

All of this...which really just turned me into an avid reader. But the worlds you could live in and explore and see through books. It was awesome. It opened up so much for me.

During the summers I could hardly wait to get home from the cotton fields where we had been hoeing cotton all day to a book. During school time, it was all about staying up late at night to read. During road trips, I forgot about seeing the real world outside as we passed it by, because I had books to read.

So my first love.....The joy of reading and being a part of so many different worlds involved in so many different lives.

day 13: Katherine said...
Scrunch scrunch scrunch

day 14, winners 1-5:
1: Gina said... In my town, the sirens get tested at 11 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month. And apparently, they went off yesterday for a near-by tornado... but I didn't hear them, and no one from the library came into our guild meeting to warn us!
I think that I would be thinking about what to take to the basement with me to work on, and whether or not our storm kit is stocked...

As for the other, I start with the one that prompted the cleaning, working toward the thumb, then get which ever ones are left, starting with the pinky. Then the other hand, starting with the pinky

2: Kira said...
We don't have a civil defense siren that I know of, so I guess if I heard it my first thought would be, "what the heck was THAT?".

I actually don't clean my nails, I just keep them cut really short. I guess I cut them thumb to pinky.

Thanks for the fun contests!
(You are very welcome, Kira!)

3: Bgstoner said...
Civil Defense Siren- I figure they are just testing them again.
As for my nails thumb to pinky.

4: IndigoMuse said...
Even though I spent my childhood in Hampton Roads (the land of military bases), I've never heard a civil defense siren. And we don't have them in mountains of VA. I now wonder why...

And as far as the nail cleaning, I start with the pinky to thumb on one hand and continue across thumb to pinky on the other.

5: Pamela said...
Civil Defense Siren - "It must be Saturday - noon." Which is when it was checked in a small town I visited often. I never heard it any other time.

Thumb to pinky.

I am really enjoying browsing Circ. Knitting.

This concludes the blog giveaway promoting my new book, Teach Yourself Visually Circular Knitting!

To learn more about the book, or about me, stay tuned! If you didn't win, you can get your own copy by clicking here, or by visiting your local yarn or book store. Next month we are having a blog tour - you can read more about it here very soon when I post a schedule. Lots of things planned - some free books, and a mix of reviews, interviews, and podcasts all to celebrate this great new baby of mine, a book I hope becomes a classic in every knitting home across the land!

Thanks to everyone for playing along, and congratulations to our lucky winners!

7 comments:

Terri D. said...

YAYYYYYY!!! ahem...thanks, Melissa.

booksNyarn said...

Congrats to all the winners and happy knitting!

iknit4joy said...

Here's a salute to all the lucky winners of your new book, and the other lucky winners who enjoyed the journey to this day. As I mentioned before, I feel like a winner just by having participated. It was more fun than I could have imagined. Thanks, Melissa, for making life more enjoyable in so many ways.

(iknit4joy on Ravelry)

Bonnie Lemme said...

Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all of the winners!!!

Rene' K

Sharripie said...

Oh, well. I didn't win anything, but it was fun reading everyone's responses. If anything goes unclaimed, please keep me in mind!

Michelle said...

Oh MY. I just emailed you with my address, THEN went back to Day 10 to see what I won along with your book. As I said in my email, I am so excited to be getting a copy of your book that whatever comes with it is frosting on top, but WOW, I've never had frosting that decadent before! I don't think I've even TOUCHED such soft fiber yet, so Moon will be an incredible treat for sure. THANK-YOU SO MUCH!!!