Nearly two years ago, my blog was born. To celebrate, I'm having my first-ever contest!
Getting straight to business:
What you have to do:
I don't know if you've noticed, but it's been a while since I knit any baby or kids items. And by "a while," I mean, of course, three months. So, my wish for you, dear readers is to suggest for me my next baby/kid knitting project in the comments to this post. Easy, right?
It really is. But read the details below, please.
-I will choose the winner by random draw. That means that I do NOT have to pick the pattern you suggested for my next project. So you don't have to be a psychic :)
-Any pattern, for anything for a baby/toddler/child, aged 0-14 years, and either boy or girl, is fine by me. For some reason, there are tons of kids in my life at all times.
-Sweaters, pants, dresses, socks, mittens, toys, blankets, etc. are all welcome. What I do NOT want is hats. I don't like hats. Hats bore me, both to look at and to make. Please don't suggest hats. Literally everything else is fine.
-The pattern can be available online or in print, free or not. I prefer that the pattern were NOT out of a magazine, though, because back issues are a pain to track down, and please no patterns that are not available without a kit.
-In your comment, please provide a link to the pattern. Either a link directly to the pattern (if it's online) or to its Ravelry page is ok. If the pattern is from a book and, thus, has no direct link, and you do not have a Ravelry account, please provide as much information as possible about the pattern so I can look it up on Ravelry.
-If you've been a regular commenter on my blog (i.e., I've seen you comment before), I'll enter your name into the contest twice. Because I love you :)
-If I absolutely LOVE your pattern and add it to my to-make-in-the-near-future list, I'll enter your name into the contest twice, too (if you're a regular reader, you get yet another extra entry).
-You MUST leave some sort of way for me to contact you. Email, a link to your blog where I can post a comment for you, Ravelry name, something. If I have no way of contacting you right away, I'll pick another winner. Because I'm mean like that.
Deadline: You have until 11:59pm on March 26th to get your entry in. I'll announce the winner on my blogaversary, March 27th.
How the winner is chosen:
I'll determine the winner by random draw. I'll toss everyone's names into a hat and pick (or have one of my nieces pick). I'll notify the winner and post her/his name here on that day, barring some sort of disaster.
This is what you really want to hear about, isn't it? Well, I thought long and hard about what my prize should be. I, personally, prefer prizes of yarn. But what kind of yarn? The stuff I have on hand...well, most of you wouldn't want it. Buying a prize yarn involves going to the LYS, which isn't feasible with my always-hectic schedule (and is dangerous, anyway). Plus, not everyone will like the same yarn, and I want everyone to be thrilled with their prize.
So, instead of having a regular prize, I decided to give away a $25 gift certificate to the yarn store of your choosing (provided that I can purchase the cert online). So Knitpicks, Elann, WEBS, Kpixie, or your favorite LYS-with-a-website is fair game. I'll even get you a card for eBay or Amazon.com, if you'd prefer.
So, go ye forth and find me your favorite kid patterns. Enjoy!