Monday, October 19, 2009

300th post contest

So this is actually post 290... the winners of the contest will be posted in the 300th post itself. ALSO: for the NON-KNITTERS: this contest will be open to you too, and you can even win your own prize, which, while knitting related, will not require you to knit for yourself!! So read on...

I had hoped to have the pattern for this:

suéter profundo

ready before posting this, but due to some math-SNAFUs (i.e. I decided in grade 11 that I wouldn't really need math to be a linguist/historian so I stopped caring...) and the fact that my pattern notes weren't as great as I remembered them to be, it'll be another day or two before it's ready. I'm going to have to just sit down with the actual sweater and "read" the pattern back from it. (If that makes sense to anyone else...)

OK, so, the contest is this:
FOR THE KNITTERS: Leave a comment on this post telling me about a pattern you would like to knit for yourself when the holiday rush is over.

FOR THE NON-KNITTERS: Leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you would like to do for yourself (can be anything - a spa day, a girl's night out, etc etc) that you don't normally take the time to do.

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES FOR ANYONE: Let people know through your blog / fb / twitter / etc (as long as I can see it) about the contest and then come back and leave me a comment directing me to your post.

DOUBLE EXTRA ENTRIES: Get people to let me know in THEIR comment that you linked them.

OK, so how is this going to work so that people who DON'T knit get a prize? Well, the prizes are this:

I have several skeins of sock yarn at home and probably will never get around to using all of them. Most of them are already wound into cakes / balls so you have to be ok with that. I'm going to pick 3 and post them in the next day or two. The 3 will go to 3 people randomly drawn. (You can have multiple entries, but NOT multiple wins. The 3 prizes will go to 3 people.)

What about the non-knitters? The non-knitters will get (eventually, don't expect it to go in the mail the next day!) a pair of mittens - either fingerless, regular or flip-top depending on your preference - knit out of one of the 3 skeins by me, to your specific measurements. Yes, I'm totally serious.

OK, that's it... prize yarns will be up in a couple days!

*An addendum: contest will be open until I post #300 with the winners. Winners will be chosen using a random number generator (with each comment being assigned a number in order of posting).

58 comments:

Kate said...

I want to make the Ariosa Wrap Cardi since I've never made a sweater. but I think I have to make lots of little wintery things first to prove to myself that I can do a sweater and that it's worth making the yarn investment. but it's so pretty and would be awesome. yay!

PS Yay blog!

Anne said...

I really want to make the Shawl Collar Pullover. For some reason this winter season, I only see shawl collar sweaters. Of course, that might be because I really want to make myself one!

Katie said...

I would love to make Sylvi from Twist Collective, Winter, 2008. Congrats on 300 posts!

Hausfrau said...

I want to make a crazy cable-y asymmetrical vest called Cybele, from French Girl Knits (I just bought the book). So amazon-ish -- I feel it would be a fine addition to my evolving culture of Ragbag Chic. Oh, and some more shawls of course.

Grady said...

I would like to go trekking alone somewhere for 3 weeks where there is no phone access or internet. While there, I would knit myself a supersoft lightweight hat!

Clumsy Knitter said...

I'm waiting for my queue to clear so I can knit Hannah Fettig's Lightweight Pullover for myself. But winning some sock yarn might give me the push I need to actually start knitting socks instead!

Congrats on 300 posts!

Reagan said...

I really want to make the Central Park Hoodie for myself after i'm finished knitting christmas presents.
Last little note, since i'm making this comment way longer than it needs to be..that sweater that you made in the above picture is GORGEOUS!! Great job!!

Artesanity said...

Congraz on the 300!
I'd really want to knit Louhi by Tuulia Salmela. I just love the design!! But I'm afraid I don't have the forbearance :(

PS: I did link from my blog :)

Susan said...

I would love to knit the Photosynthesis shawl . It would be a challenge for me, but a lovely one.

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on your upcoming milestone!

I'd like to knit Cookie A's Ellington socks for myself (I'm not even sure if I'll wait until after the holidays).

spacekitty said...

When my Christmas knitting is done (and maybe when my sophomore year of death!work is over), I want to knit myself another sweater. Any sweater. I bought yarn at Rhinebeck for a sweater (maybe not enough...), and I'm going to put it to use. Unf. When I ever have time to knit or think ever again. <3

See, I'm superlate on commenting for you because I'm SIX HUNDRED entries past due on my Google Reader. wtf.

Jessey said...

Can't wait for the sweater pattern! I've just discovered the February Lady Pullover pattern, and my yearning is great...just have to finish the XL Cobblestone...

Hana said...

I really want to make myself the Squirrel and Oak mittens. I've never knitted mittens or done color changing, so it's kind of intimidating for me, but I'd like to try!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I would like to make myself the sweater two in on the second to the last row at this page http://lanagrossa.com/journale/filati_maenner_7.html but I don't know if Filati will have an English edition fo their men's patterns this year, they didn't last year.

Congratulations on your upcoming 300th post!

liz said...

I want to knit a pair of toasy wrist warmers in cashmere for myself.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've posted to my blog. It hasn't been too interesting lately, so I hope I haven't lost the few readers I had.

http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2009/10/stuff-and-other-stuff-more-stuff-and.html

Juna666 said...

Hi, That cardigan pattern is what brought me to your blog so that's what i would like to knit for my self...When the pattern is available, of course. Very nice sweater.

Sarah said...

I want to make dashing. They have been in my queue for over 2 years. I've had the yarn for them even longer.

Elaine said...

I'm a knitter and am currently knitting (and will still be knitting long after the holidays) a Hanne Falkenberg-like sweater.

I am off to blog about this and will be back soon.

Elaine said...

I just posted an announcement here:

http://elaine-knitting.blogspot.com/2009/10/300-post-contest.html

Rachel O said...

I'm just applying to graduate school in linguistics, but I am a mathy type.

I am hoping to knit my first pair of socks. I love the first prize - really fab.

And Elaine sent me from
elaine-knitting.blogspot.com

Jersey said...

I work with Elaine and she sent me over to enter. I'm going to knit a sweater of my own design once I'm done with the present-making. We have a knitting group at work (in an engineering lab, no less).

Elaine sent me, but she assured me we both could win!

Kim said...

Congratulations on the 300th! I would love to make the February Lady Sweater.
Thanks for a great giveaway!
kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

purple said...

First, congrats. Second, have lots of fun in DC. Third, pick me, pick me (well maybe in my heart of hearts that's first)

I want to knit Crystal Cove Sweater by Just One more Row. I am a big fan of hers.

And I found out about the contest from elaine-knitting.blogspot.com

One Sheep said...

I'm planning on at least three new hats for myself this year. I haven't picked out the pattern(s) yet. Or the yarn. Or the day far, far in the future when I'll have time to start them.

Kitten with a whiplash sent me.

knitting fool said...

I want to knit the Gloria Sweater (http://knit.dk/gloria.htm). It's a really big job but it looks wonderful

Congrats on 300 posts. I can't manage 1!

Elaine sent me.

RoamingKnitter said...

I want to knit the Flit n Float scarf from Knitty. Other than socks I seldom knit something wearable for myself. I think this will be great to have.

Love the sweater & it makes perfect sense to read your stitches. I am going to have to on a bag I designed.

Sylvia said...

I hope to knit my first lace shawl - maybe Charlotte's Web.

Elaine sent me over to congratulate you and enter (and tell you that she sent me)

Carla said...

I love your new sweater design.
After I finally knit a clappotis, maybe I'll tackle it.

Thanks for the contest.

I found out about the contest from elaine-knitting.blogspot.com

kim said...

I want to knit a Treeline Cardigan from the purl bee. I have wanted to since before I had the confidence to do a sweater and now I just haven't had the time.

Susie said...

I'd love to do an Ishbel. Or two!

skaro964 said...

I pick up some sock yarn, so I guess after I finish my shawls and sweater, it willhave to be socks.

Walden said...

After I finish my Christmas presents, I would like to finish the sweater I am designing for myself.

Turtle said...

i so was going to offer to test knit for you but like you said, with the holidays!!!

It looks like a great piece though!! Oh, and happy blogiversary on your upcoming 300th comment!

I am hoping to work on knitting from my stash after the holidays, one being the swallowtail shawl and an irish cable knit sweater in hubbys family crest cable design. We'll see!

EJ said...

I am in the process of designing a sweater using lots of different sock yarns. I would love love love to win the garnet yarn. It is ME. Actually it does have my name on it - really.

Congratulations on 300 posts while being a graduate student. Amazing! And also all of your wonderful knitting and designing. More amazing!

I found out about the contest from Elaine at elaine-knitting.

|chee-uh| said...

I'd like to make the Tilted Duster. By the time the rush is over it'll be freakin' hot again in So Cal...

tom said...

I'm going to knit myself a multi-directional scarf. I feel like I've knit one for everyone else on the face of the earth.

Elaine sent me.

Anonymous said...

I love making brownies and sharing them warm from the oven.
shawn.dwire at gmail.com

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

congrats on 300 and I would love to knit revontulli shawl in rainbow colors.Hugs Darcy

Sharon Rose said...

I want to get back to my lace knitting. A big complex shawl... maybe the Spanish Peacock Shawl by Meg Swansen. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

knittingdancer said...

I want to make the Revontuli-shawl by Annem in some dark green hand painted wool by Brown Sheep.

Kristen said...

I'm thinking about knitting Balsam for myself. Or something in laceweight. I'm not sure. There are so many great patterns!!!

MissMoosey on Ravelry said...

I have been wanting to knit the Fair Isle Rapids scarf (from the Winter 2007 Knitty) since, well, winter 2007! I have promised myself that it will be the next project I cast on!

MamaMay said...

I have a shawl I want. The mermaid shawl (ravelry link to follow) just looks sooo pretty and I do have some self spun/self dyes yarn that I want to use...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mermaid-shawl-2

Ravelry ID: MamaMay

helenlam said...

Congratulations on making it to a milestone! I'd love to make either a Wisteria sweater for myself, or some kind of wrap (perhaps even the famous Clapotis?)

suburban prep said...

I have made a few Charlotte's Web Shawls by Koigu as gifts. But I now have the yarn to make one for myself. I just don't have the time to do it before the holidays.

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Mujercita said...

I am dying to make the February Fitted Pullover that was recently posted on ravelry....I just need to finish some Christmas knitting first.

Mujercita said...

I am dying to make the February Fitted Pullover that was recently posted on ravelry....I just need to finish some Christmas knitting first.

Laurel said...

I'm going to knit myself a Dianna Shawl with the yarn I got from the Ann Arbor Fiber Expo last weekend. It's Samantha In Stitches FootCrazy sock yarn in the Sandy Beach colorway. :o)

katerina said...

I'd like to knit the Spanish Armada shawl for myself.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spanish-armada

Lately due to the explosion of babies in my family (including my own) I've been obsessed with baby things - but it'd be nice to make something for myself... I even have some yarn I think will look really pretty with it.

TripletMom said...

I want to make myself Rosamund's Cardigan when I have Finally finished all holiday knitting. Thanks for the great contest!

catsmum said...

on this side of the world we're heading into summer soon so it'll either be the Baby-doll Top from Crochet That Fits or the Baby Doll Dress from Crochet Me.
In summer my thoughts turn to cotton and bamboo and frequently the things that I want to make are crochet.
After that it may well be another Forest Canopy Shawl [ for my daughter's wedding ]

crochetgurl said...

Once I finish all my Christmas knitting, I would like to make a Gathered Pullover and another Shalom Cardigan. There's always so many sweaters I want to make, but yet there's never enough time. :-)

Breien in Lansingerland said...

At the moment I am converting a lace pattern that I designed into fingerless mittens. When the holiday knitting is done, I definitely knit a pair of them for myself

Little Miss S. said...

My dad brought home some wool from Iceland for me that I really want to knit into a Treeline Striped Cardigan from The Purl Bee. And then I'm waiting for Cookie A's sock book - I want to make every single sock pattern in it for myself and my little, cold feet :)

cksknitter said...

I want to knit myself the Gooseberry Cardigan by Hannah Fettig in the Interweave Knits Weekend 2009 Special Issue. I love Hannah Fettig designs!
Chrissy at knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

Knitmomma said...

Wow, grats on almost-300-posts! That's quite an accomplishment.

I want to knit a sweater for myself. I have a lovely linen/cotton blend, and I'm thinking my first might be a tank top, if I can find the pattern I want.