Friday, November 30, 2007

A Blogtacular Blogiversary Giveaway!

(ETA: links added)
Thursday was the anniversary of my first blog post and this post was, accordingly, supposed to be up yesterday. However, in an unusual display of self-discipline, instead of posting to the blog yesterday evening after work, I was outside in the cold with Mr. CPA following through on my previous commitment to the scheduled evening exercise ritual.

So here it is one day late but just as good (I hope) as if I’d posted it in a timely fashion.

Here are the dead simple rules:
Leave a comment between now and next Friday (12/9/2007) and you’ll be entered in the contest.

See? Simple. No tricky trivia questions or guessing how many projects I have going or how much yarn I have stashed down in the Basement of Wool ™ (like I want that kind of information out there published on the blog for Mr. CPA to see!).

Also? You do not need to be a resident of the US or Canada to win, I am willing to ship internationally should the winner be located somewhere outside the US or Canada.

Two lucky winners will each get to choose one of the following prizes:

Prize #1 - Yarn
Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino 2/6
Colorway: “Sea Storm”
Amount: 250 gm/8.8 oz - appx. 755m/820 yards

The colors are a bit more vibrant in person.
This is a
large skein of yarn!

(Prize listing is from top to bottom in the next photo)

Prize #2 – More Yarn
Yarn: Lisa Souza Sock! Merino
Colorway: Petroglyph
Amount: 4 ounces/560 yards

Prize #3 – and Again with the Yarn (handspun this time)
Yarn: Handspun Blue Faced Leicester
Colorway: your guess is as good as mine
Handspun by me from Winderwood Farms fiber

Prize #4 – Spinning Fiber
Fiber: Dicentra Designs 50% Merino/ 30% Silk/ 20% Angora top
Colorway: Luthien

What’s that? You don’t knit, crochet or spin? Well then, maybe this next prize might meet with your approval:

Peach Marmalade

Strawberry Jam

Jam, not just for bread any more! Good on plain yoghurt, ice cream or straight from a spoon
(or so I've been told...)

Prize #5
Jam! One 8 ounce jar of delicious homemade-by-me jam.
The winner may choose their favorite from the following:

  • Raspberry,
  • Strawberry,
  • Marionberry, or
  • Peach Marmalade

Yes, you read all the boring ‘look, I’m making more jam’ blog posts. Now you too can enjoy the fruits of those sweaty summer labors!

There’s only one of each prize so the first winner chosen will have their pick of all 5. The second winner chosen will choose from the remaining 4 prizes. Unless both of the winners want jam, in which case they may each have the jam of their choice.

Winners will be assigned a random number which will be selected from a suitably opaque container by a completely disinterested third party (i.e., the oldest man-child – trust me, he couldn’t care less which one of you wins).

All drawings will take place under the stern auditing eye of Mr. CPA (technically speaking he’s Mr. CPA, CIA thank you very much), who is a real stickler for proper procedures, internal controls and ethical practices*.

*Really. A lot. Don’t even try to burn him a copy of that CD of yours that he likes. He wouldn’t dream of listening to music he didn’t pay for.


Hope said...

Hi Denise. I can't wait to meet you at Madrona. That jam sure looks good.

Mysti said...

Holy cow Denise... You have me salivating over the pretty colors! Now, you know you and me go way back.. *snickers* and, now.. i'm not trying to get on your good side, but I have a feeling that $20 i'm willing to slip Mr. CPA will go a long ways...


Good to see a post from you, BTW!

Lise said...

Hi there
I love reading your blog. I am always amazed at how you have time to write, and work and knit and make jam and ....
Congratulations on your blogiversary!
from Lise in Canada

Anonymous said...

How fun!!! Please enter me!!!

Sheila E said...

Sign Me Up Too!!
My jam supply is dwindling...only put on very special scones at this I might get lucky!!
Thanks Denise, you are a very special lady! Glad I get to know you!!

Sheepish Annie said...

Happy Blogiversary! And I can speak to your amazing jam making abilities. I held back on the raspberry until just recently. The strawberry didn't even last a week.

Good stuff!

Cindy/Snid said...

Well, since you said you would ship internationally I guess I can leave a comment and enter. Although I would have left a comment anyway! And such lovely things to choose from- I particularly appreciate that you aren't requiring any trivia- I have no brain at present!


I am so amazed at how much my life has changed by becoming involved in blogging. I have "met" so many wonderful people- like you!!!!

knottykitty said...

Happy Blogiversary! Throwing my entry into the ring!

And WOW, what great prizes! You got some good stuff, and looks like you made some good stuff, too! Yum!

Hey, I'd like to meet you at Madrona too if you're bringing jam! (I kid, I don't HAVE to bring the jam :)

jenknits said...

Hmmm, maybe it will be my lucky month? And I've tasted your jam, it's worth fighting for!

ikkinlala said...

Happy blogiversary!

Spinny Bunt said...

I can attest to the complete yumminess of your jams!
Happy bloggerversay!

Jacqui said...

That is a crazy cornucopia of goodness you have there. Happy blogiversary Denise!

Congrats on having the discipline to exercise as well!

ambermoggie said...

happy blogaversary:)

Cathy said...

Happy Blogiversary. And I adore your peach marmalade - not that *I* know anything about eating it right from the jar or putting it on ice cream.

However - where did all this competition come from? ;-)

Angela said...

I can't be the ONLY person who eats your jam with a spoon. Can I?

Happy Blogiversary my dear!

June said...

OMG! You're giving away Jam you made with you're own little hands! Awesome! I think I'm more of a fiber girl myself, but hey, it's still cool!

Danielle said...

I'm not sure which looks more beautiful, the jam or the yarn! :)

Mrs. G. said...

Happy Blogiversary! Man, I almost missed a giveaway. I'm in,I'm in..that jam looks delicious!

e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Wow! What a blogiversary! I hope you have a lovely one and keep bloggin'

Kate said...

Hey, I didn't find your jam-making posts boring at all! The peach marmalade looks divine. (Not to mention that fiber)

Happy blogiversary!


TheAmpuT said...

Happy Blogiversary! That sure is some cool loot you have there. Jam looks yummy!

Melanie said...

Jam! Yummmy. It disappears too fast if you eat it with a spoon. Happy Blogiversary, Denise!

weebug said...

thanks for going to geral knitters with me, and happy blogversary!

CarolineF said...

Happy anniversary, and I don't need a prize.... ;->

Naomi said...

It was nice to see you on Monday at Ferals. Glad Marti was able to get you there!

Work...I totally understand. Hope you are enjoying the training so you can do even more work! HA!

Michelle said...

*gasp!* A chance for more of your handspun? Yay! I'm knitting up you skein swap yarn into a lovely scarf right now. I'll make sure to send you pictures once it's all blocked.

NWKnitterMama said...

happy blogiversary! you have a beautiful blog! thanks so much for offering such gorgeous give aways!

NWKnitterMama said...

agh! i don't currently have a blog, but the e-mail to match my post above is i'm aready dreaming up things to make for my girls with your lovely items!

amylou61 said...

Happy Bloggiversary! The prizes look awesome.

Joanne said...

Happy blogiversary!! I don't need any presents to be your friend, honest. :) I gots me plenty of jam, although I did love your marionberry...but that fleece artist yarn looks lovely... oh, what am I thinking. I can barely dig out from what I've got now...

Carolinmd said...

Happy blogiversary! I've enjoyed the time I've spent reading your blog... and wow, what great prizes!

mj said...

happy anniversary! this is my first time reading your blog-i love the name. I am snowed in this weekend so I am spending my day reading and knitting mittens for my nephew. love the pictures of all your jams.