Attention Knitters—We Have Some Winners!

Melissa and I have just finished doing the prize draw for the Blogiversary Raffle for the Animals.

And now—drum roll, please—the winners are:

The Swallowtail Shawl in Louisa Harding Cinnabar: Susan B. of Peach Blossom Knits, who not only gave to the animals, but wound up adopting a new dog as a result.

The print by Melissa West: my niece, Miss Sparkles. (I double pinky swear that the draw was not rigged. Melissa drew the names with her eyes closed, and I didn’t even touch the bag she was drawing from.)

Two skeins of Socks that Rock, Undertoe colorway (donated by my friend Chris): Cathy-Cate at Hither and Yarn

The giant skein of Kauni (courtesy of The Golden Fleece): Maureen at Batty for Yarn

The Knit with Hemp Kit (courtesy of Article Pract): Ruth at Ruthless Knitting

The Bag of Twize: Donna C.

The Bag of Cotton Flamme: Clarabelle

The set of seven hand-knit dishcloths, one for each day of the week: Laurie at Knitting Garden

The copy of Sensational Knitted Socks: Ruth at 5elemenkintr

The Short Attention-Span Knitting Kit (a mini-kit for knitted appliques, along with abridged versions of Knitting for Dummies and Cocktails for Dummies): Melissa’s sister, Joanna (Again, I double pinky swear that nothing was rigged.)

I will be emailing the winners to make shipping arrangements. Meanwhile, thank you to every who contributed to this raffle. I am touched, encouraged, and delighted by your generosity. Our final total was $883, with which the great groups who received the money will be able to do all sorts of wonderful things.

February 22 2008 07:32 pm | Blogiversary Raffle

9 Responses to “Attention Knitters—We Have Some Winners!”

  1. Susan B on 22 Feb 2008 at 7:40 pm #

    I’m happy as a clam right now. Especially since I’ve been sitting her with a runny nose and a head cold all day :o ( Thank you soooooo much!!!! And Copper, our newest addition is just happy as can be and fits right in with the whole family. thank you for doing this, it is such a good cause!!!!

  2. Chris on 22 Feb 2008 at 8:21 pm #

    Congrats to the winners! I’m glad your contest was such a success. :)

  3. Cathy-Cate on 22 Feb 2008 at 9:03 pm #

    Thanks again for this wonderful endeavor! (And I would be saying that even if I hadn’t won a wonderful prize!) (Though I’m just a teensy bit jealous of Miss Sparkles; I really had my eye on that snowshoeing cat of Melissa’s!)
    And pass on my thanks to Chris, the STR donor, and to all the others who donated prizes to help.
    Almost a thousand dollars for those who can’t help themselves is a great thing.

  4. ellen Strauss on 22 Feb 2008 at 10:44 pm #

    As a scientist, I am curious about the odds of this contest. At $868 and one entry for $2 there should have been 434 slips in the bowl, with some extras for posting on websites, etc. Does this add upto about 1 prize in 45-50 slips? In any case it is for a great cause (or causes).

  5. clarabelle on 23 Feb 2008 at 12:08 am #

    Thanks for the great raffle!

    I know, I’ve won something, so I’m obviously uber-thrilled; but I’m glad to know that these organisations will have benefited.

  6. Tanya on 23 Feb 2008 at 8:11 am #

    Congrats to all the winners and to all those who donated the ownderful prizes! Of course the biggest “good” of this was to the animals who will benefit! enjoy your weekends! Off to feed the “beasts” here!

  7. Lin on 24 Feb 2008 at 3:48 am #

    Well done for the contest, animal welfare awareness and to the winners!

  8. Susan D on 25 Feb 2008 at 9:46 am #

    Bravo! What a great blogiversary contest.

  9. mel on 22 Mar 2008 at 3:55 am #

    Hurray!! Happy Belated Blogiversary, and what a wonderful way to celebrate – Thank you for your efforts & sharing your time & energy. I can tell from your blog what an animal lover you are, and the animals are so fortunate to have such a dedicatd supporter.

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