Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Yarn Contest Winner

I called up my super wonderful grandson and asked him to pick a number between 1 and 58 and he choose # 57 which turns out to be Dave in Texas! Dave please email me at debsstuff55 (at) Yahoo (dot) com with your address and I'll get it in the mail to you!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Another Great Craft for Charity Contest to Enter

Kathy B. works in a NICU and they have been having trouble getting enough preemie blankets so she is having a contest for all who wish to contribute a blanket 9" X 13" or smaller for these tiny babies. She needs to have the blanket by November first but hasn't decided on the prize yet. Visit her at Irisheyes Knitting Blog. I'll see you all later, I need to go check my stash.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

A Hat for Warming Families

I love this yarn it's so soft and warm. I won this yarn in a drawing at AllCrafts4 Charity, a Yahoo group that I belong to. They hold a drawing every month for those who contributed during the month.
Warming Families is a charity that delivers blankets and other warm items to the homeless and displaced, is having a Hat Challange so I decided to use this wonderful yarn for a nice, warm hat!
The yarn is Patons Melody Quick & Cozy and really worked up nice. I used my Quickie Chemo Cap pattern but went down a size for the hook so this is a child sized hat! I made this hat this morning and the most it took me was two hours. I didn't really time myself so it might have taken less. So can you spare an hour or two to make a hat for this wonderful charity?

Here's a Real Contest for You! Beautiful Cotton Yarn

My Grandson choose # 57!! so the winner of the yarn is Dave in Texas!!

I feel so bad about cancelling the other contest that I thought I'd just start doing giveaways, I'm not going to promise every week or even once a month but I will have a series of giveaways!
This yarn is one of the nicest, most lucious cotton yarns I've ever seen. I have more of it, a lot more, so I figured I'd share. I never made anything out of it because it was so nice I wanted whatever I made to be special. Anyway, it's 100% Mercerized Cotton from Greece. It says Tahki Imports on it. Each hank is 50 grams (74 yards) and it says it's machine washable. The colors are deeper and richer than the photo shows, must have been the lighting this morning.
Here's how to enter(1 entry for each comment):
1. Just make a comment, tell me if you craft for charity or not. (Will not in any way affect your chances for winning).
2. Blog about this contest. Please make a separate comment and link back to your post.
3. Blog about Deb's Contest Blog, again make a separate comment and post the link.
4. Follow either blog (or both, still counts as one entry) and post another comment. Current followers are eligible but you MUST leave a separate comment about it to qualify.
5. Join me on facebook and link to either blog and leave another comment. For this one you also need to leave me a message on facebook so I can find the post.
So there you have it, 5 ways to enter. Contest ends at midnight Oct. 9th Central Time and I will choose the winner with the tried and true, ask the grandson to pick a number method and announce the winner that weekend.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Six Inch Squares for Pine Ridge Reservation

Here's the squares I made for the Pine Ridge Reservation. Here's the details if you want to get in on the contest. The pattern I used is, of course, my never-ending blanket square. I think I'm in a rut, gonna have to come up with a new pattern. Now I'm on to my own projects again, just wanted to show you theses squares.