Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Year's Contest Winners

I loved reading everyone's bucket/basket list goals!  Best wishes for 2011 to everyone who took time to comment.  I hope you all realize your dreams!

The winners of the random drawing are below.  I thought it would be fun to include their goals.

1. Autumngeisha who wrote:
What fun! My basket list includes many of the same things as yours: to attend Rhinebeck for the first time, learn how to spin, knit an entire stranded colorwork sweater with steeks (I've been eyeing Ysolda's Little Birds), knit through my extensive to-knit list, design an original sweater pattern, knit one sweater for each month of the year....I'm short of breath just writing the list! Thanks for the contest (especially the lovely yarns!).

2.  Angie who wrote:  
Whew! That first one on the list has me sweating already! I must admit that #'s2,3,8 and 10 are on my knitting basket list. Add to that to purchase, knit, and wear the beautiful ruffled linen skirt pattern from the ladies at Stitches, to knit a sweater my husband would truly like to wear, and to learn to weave and own my own small loom. (To help me get through my stash!) Good luck to everyone with their lists!

3.  Closeacademy who wrote:
I'm wanting to learn how to do cables this year but I also have quite a few skeins of sock yarn that I want to work through this year. I joined a year long knit-along so I could get all those socks done. lol. That "Flower Power" yarn is really neat. 

4.  Tami who wrote:
What a great list and an amazing contest! Thanks for letting me know about it! I'm now a follower (which I thought I already was, but I guess not).
My 2011 knitting/crocheting basket list:
1. design a few different crochet purses and bags 
2. learn how to knit socks
3. make my first sweater
4. use half of my stash of yarn
5. start my own yarn dying company
I hope to do most of those in the first 6 months of the year, but we'll see!

The four of you will be hearing from me soon about your prizes.  I will send them off when you email your mailing address to me.  Happy knitting!


  1. What a way to start the New Year! I'm so thankful I won but even more thankful to you Shannon for hosting such a wonderful blog of sharing, learning, and fun. I am very appreciative!

  2. Congratulations to the winners.

  3. Thank you so much. I am so excited because I never win anything. And this is really nice yarn that I've been wanting to try for a long time.

  4. Thank you so much, Shannon! I'm so excited!