the Intrepid Fiberwizard

adventures in spinning, knitting, gardening and life

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Blog-iversary Contest Winners

First off, thank you for all the fun responses to my contest!
According to Karen 'it was a "freakin' hard contest" - true enough (*grins*) but then I never promised easy ! hah! Acutally, with all the hysterical fun around here, I am laughing very hard, because the last two questions were very very easy :-) So, two hard, two easy : works out okay, eh?

And now a brief word from our sponsors.... yes, another Sock Hop sock in American Pie! (my Mom just finished this one) yay Mom!
Okay, back to our regularly scheduled blog:

Here's the contest answers:
1. How many years have I been spinning and knitting (not counting back when I was 10 and fiddled around) I've been knitting and spinning again for 5 years. (see my March 22, 2006 post)

2. What's my favorite wheel? hands down, my Schacht. Now the confusing part to many of you was that on our website, I am pictured with a Majacraft, ...... this is true..... I have indeed spun with these wheels. We sell them, they are wonderful. but I love my Schacht. I also own an original Rick Reeves Wheel (pictured on our home page on the left) yet it is currently in a time out for bad behavior (and no, we won't go there today) I love my Schacht. I can make it dance to any tune I play. It is a delight. (AND - it is pictured all over my blog whenever I show my spinning : see posts from 11/1, 4/7, 5/17, 5/22, 6/29 to name a few.

3. colorways in pencil roving..... 41 (natural is not a colorway .tee hee)

4. Sock Hop colorways.... currently is 24. more will be added someday.

And now for the big moment........... the drawing of the winners.............. drum roll please........... bbbbbbbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrruuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmm.....
Grand Prize Winner:
Carole Julius!!! come on down and collect your prize! (that translates to email me your address and I'll mail the 2 skeins of "I Feel Good" to you. )Yay Carole!!!

Second Prize Winner:
Siew Sim : you are entitled to a 10% discount on the majority of items we sell on our website

thanks all for playing along. and thanks for the comments and support. It has been a fabulous year. I am loving the blogging community, and I am excited about the years to come.
Spin on! (and for those who are curious.. here's a close up of the Sock Hop color Satisfaction that I am plying )
edited to note: bad blogger bad blogger.... it's got the WRONG date on this post. sigh. dumb, dumb, dumb... I actually posted this just a few hours ago, on today, August 4th.... it took me about 4 hours just to load the photos..... dumb dumb dumb... I'm going to take the advice of a sweet friend and switch ot WordPress..... just as soon as I figure it out!


At August 4, 2006 at 8:30 AM, Blogger Momo said...

Awesome, it was a freakin' hard contest! Hurray for Carole!

Gorgeous sock by your mother!

Thanks for being a great blogger, Teyani!

At August 4, 2006 at 8:57 AM, Blogger amanda said...

Yay for Carole! She totally deserves some awesome Sock Hop yarn.

And the only question I had probs with was the wheel question. Oy! But ya know I've contemplated a second wheel and it is the Schacht Matchless. But then part of me feels like I'll be cheating on Blythe and she'll get depressed and start spinning poorly...maybe one day.

At August 4, 2006 at 10:35 AM, Blogger aija said...

Hooray to the winners! :)

When you go to edit your post in blogger, at the bottom of the text box there's a small bit of text "post & comment options," click the text and a new bar will open up where you can alter the date & time listed on your blogger post. Good luck! :)

At August 4, 2006 at 10:55 AM, Blogger Carole said...

Yippeee! I'm so excited to win. And it was HARD. I spent a lot of time going through your archives for the answers to #1 and #2.

At August 4, 2006 at 11:14 AM, Anonymous Leah said...

Yay for Carole!

And the Matchless is so the wheel I have chosen to be my next wheel! I have the Majacraft Rose too, but I have heard such wonderful things about the Matchless. You've sold me!!

At August 4, 2006 at 11:26 AM, Anonymous Siew said...

Wahoo! I've won something - although this doesn't help my self imposed "do not buy anymore yarn" ;-)

I'll glady be shopping though - thanks for the contest. And yes, it took a bit of searching for #1 and #2! Thanks again.

At August 4, 2006 at 12:10 PM, Blogger trek said...

Hey, Wiz - just saying hi and congrats to your winners.

At August 4, 2006 at 1:44 PM, Blogger quantumtea said...

Wordpress is surprisingly painless, I've been using it for over a year and LOVE it. Give me a shout if you need some help getting it rolling.

At August 4, 2006 at 4:22 PM, Anonymous Kelly said...

Your moms sock looks great. Love how the satisfaction is spinning up. Congrats to the winners!

At August 4, 2006 at 5:23 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Oh crap...I ran out of time! haha What a week this was...blech. Congrats to Carole though. She'll be hooked now after she gets it! hehe

Your plying looks wonderful!

At August 4, 2006 at 6:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats on one year of blogging!

I think Reeves has been in a time out long enough, you are going to hurt his feelings...some day I will make it all

you know who...

At August 4, 2006 at 9:57 PM, Anonymous dicentra said...

I love my Schacht too. I love the way it looks, I love the way it spins.

Nice colorway you're plying!

At August 5, 2006 at 8:50 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Congrats to the winners!

Switching to WordPress was pretty smooth - in the Import menu item, there's a way to import your blogger posts and comments. Then there's a utility you can use that imports the blogger pictures to WordPress and updates the links.

Loving it so far!


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