We have Winners!!

First, let me thank ALL of you who tweeted, posted on your Facey-Space (Facebook for those who haven’t seen the Dennis Leary ad), linked from your blogs and commented!  Thank you!  This comment ho is in heaven!  ;o)

R and I spent a couple of hours on Sunday entering in all the comments, etc. into a spreadsheet (because I don’t have a bin large enough to accomodate 490 entries AND that’s a lot of paper that would end up in the trash!), then, with R watching to be sure I didn’t fudge the numbers, I went over to Random.org and used the number generator that’s on their front page to pick:

#306 which happens to be:

Carole! (Carole wins a gift certificate to my shop!)

I hit the button again and the next winner is:

#227 which is:

Kitten with a Whiplash! (also a Gift Certificate winner!)

I clicked ‘Generate’ again which spit out:

#285 which is:

Chris! (Chris wins the Scout’s Swag Club yarn!)

I hit the button again and:

#89 which is:

Tina M! (Tina wins a pair of CSM socks!)

I hit the button one more time and:

#476 which is:

@theindigomuse! (winner of a Gift Certificate to The Loopy Ewe!)

If you’re a winner, please email me at jessalu at gmail dawt cahm to let me know your email if you won a GC, your address if  you won a skein of yarn and your address/shoe size/favorite colors if you won a pair of socks!  Thanks!

Picking the winners is my favorite and least favorite because I wish I could give out prizes to everyone.   Congrats to all the winners and thanks to everyone for playing!  You helped make my 5th Anniversary my best so far!

Five…

Comments are now closed for the giveaway – thank you to everyone who participated!  I will be pulling winners for the five prizes over the weekend and posting the winners on Monday, February 22.  Have  a great weekend and good luck!  ~jess

Five Years

725 Posts

An uncountable number of friends.

Thank you.

I’m so happy that I’ve been able to share my fiber life with you all for five years – it doesn’t seem that long since time flies when you’re having fun – but when I started this blog

I was a new knitter

I had never spun anything, ever, and had no intention to do so (thanks, Carole, for the arm twisting, btw.)

Dobby was a Freshman in High School

R and I had just started talking about getting married…someday.

I only had one dog…and I think we had a hamster?

I thought the only place I could buy yarn was Joanns and Michaels (I know!)

I hadn’t had even one thought that anyone would ever want to buy anything that I made.

I took horrific pictures.  Truly terrible ones.  It’s a wonder some of you kept coming back!

Now?

I’ve been knitting for over five years, spinning for four, Dobby has graduated High School and moved on to her own apartment (good thing because I needed the room for my stash *cough*), R and I are engaged and getting married in the fall, we have two dogs (no hamster) and I now know that I can get really awesome yarn from really awesome people and a boatload of really awesome people have purchased something I made with my own two hands (and a really cool sewing machine).  Also, thanks be to bob, I am a little better at taking pictures.

Thank you so much for making this journey with me.  I wouldn’t have kept blogging if it weren’t for you guys who take the time to leave comments (because, in case you hadn’t already guessed, I’m a bit of a comment whore *ahem*)  I’m so glad that I have made it to this milestone that I am going to be giving away not one, not two, not three or four but FIVE prizes in this little contest I have cooked up.  It’s REALLY simple:

Comment here, you get a chance to win.

Send people here, you get another chance to win.  One for every person who said you sent them, in fact.

Tweet about my contest, with a link, you get yet another chance to win. (you can tweet up to three SIX!! times throughout today and tomorrow, just not more than once per hour.  You’ll get a chance for each tweet – please tag with #sbjl or mention me (@jessalu) so I can see them!)

Link in FaceBook for another chance!

There you go!  Want to know what you’re playing for?  Two of the prizes are Gift Certificates to my shop for your choice of one bag.

New Prints for February

For the third prize, my friend Scout has let me offer up a skein of exclusive Scouts Swag club yarn:

The fourth prize will be a pair of socks I knit for you on my CSM.  I will provide the yarn and the CSM, you provide an idea of your favorite colors and your shoe size.

The fifth prize will be a $25 gift certificate to the Loopy Ewe!

Contest closes at Midnight on Friday night (so those of you who want to post on their blogs but see this late on Thursday, have another day to get a post up), I will pull winners over the weekend and post them on Monday.  ETA: I wanted to mention that these are five separate prizes so you have five different chances to win – sorry for any confusion!

There you have it, I hope you find one of those prizes worth a comment!  ;o)

Four years…

…ago I wrote this post and threw my hat into the blogging ring.  Since then, I’ve written 610 posts, received 4,000+ comments, gone through a few template changes and a few hosting changes but the best part  has been the people I’ve come to know over the past four years (second best is learning new and exciting ways to scare myself at midnight – the best time to upgrade a blog).   

So I’d like to thank you, my readers, my friends for your readership over the past four years.  For helping me be the blogger that I am and for helping me be a better knitter, spinner and all-around fiber artist.  Because you know, I’m kind of competitive, and having all the other blogs out there to read has helped make me be a little bit better at everything I do.  ;o)

How do I plan on thanking you guys?  By giving away not one, not two, not three but FOUR prizes, randomly picked from the comments on this post.  You all have until midnight Thursday so get to it!  Tell your friends, too!  Let’s make this a rockin’ par-tay, folks!  

What are the prizes?  Remember this?

Merino from The Painted Sheep
 

Yep, handspun.  Good stuff, even.  I hate to let this go but you guys are worth it.

Prize number two is a $25 gift card to The Loopy Ewe.

Prize number three?  A Stitched by JessaLu box bag – I have enough fabric sitting in my kitchen waiting to be cut and sewn into bags, I’m pretty confident that the winner will be able to find something they like.  ;o)

Number four will be a skein of something nice from the sock yarn stash.  I’ll make it blogaversary prize-worthy, trust me.  ;o)

Okay, there you go!  I hope I made it worth your comment time!  Thanks for playing!  

 

p.s.  oh yeah I kind of  purchased Amelia a sister… she hasn’t told me her name yet but here is what I’m currently spinning on her (she deserves an unveiling post of her own so that’s all your getting for now!)

Current spinning
  

 

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