New prizes and an overview also a linkfest.
I got a few great prizes in the mail yesterday and I found a couple more in my stash.
Category #1 = The everyone draw. The names of everyone who donates go into a hat one time. You can only win once in this category. So far there are 7 names being drawn from that hat. The prizes (two new ones) are:
1. Two skeins of S.R. Kertzer's Truffles (virgin wool cashmere blend) in either pink or grey.
2. Two skeins of S.R. Kertzer's Truffles (virgin wool cashmere blend) in either grey or pink (which ever is left after the first name drawn chooses).
3. A photo of your choice from my Flickr set in a size specified by the winner up to 8x10.
4. Same as 3.
5. Same as 3.
6. One skein of Noro Silk Garden in blues and greens. I made a Santa Cruz hat pattern as written and a pair of wristers in the same stitch pattern from one skein.
7: One giant ball of Bernat Handicrafter worsted weight cotton in their Blue Grass colourway. I believe you can get seven dishcloths with this stuff. I made the Baby Kimono from the Mason-Dixon book with a ball of this and still had nearly two thirds of a ball left.
Category #2 = Everyone who donates $10.00 or more. The names go into the hat one time for each $10.00 donated. This means you can win more than one prize. The prizes are as follows (two new ones):
1: Fleece Artist sock yarn (colourway unknown - there are closer photos of it on this post.)
2: Lorna's Laces sock yarn in Flamingo and sock bag donated by Cynthia (sock bag made by Jen of Cafe Crafty).
3: Two skeins Sheep Shop One donated by Suzanne (the second photo on this post). She will throw in the pattern for her Luna scarf if you would like it.
4: Socks That Rock sock yarn in Midsummer Night and sock bag also donated by Cynthia (sock bag also done by Jen of Cafe Crafty). Beautiful stuff this.
5: Two skeins of Dorchester Farms (no website, regular vendor at Mass. S&W) sock yarn also donated by Suzanne (first photo on this post)
6: 2 skeins of Rabbitworks Fibre Studio's "After the Party" colourway donated by Rabbitch (bigger photo here)
7: 10 skeins of Briggs and Little's Heritage in their Anniversary Twist colour (better photo here scroll down to last two photos) more than enough to make a sweater or fall coat.
8: A Season's Tale by Kim Hargreaves. A book of 35 patterns written for Rowan yarns. There are some beautiful patterns in here.
There were three skeins of a matte silk from Elann that I had overdyed, but when I started knitting my ISE 4 scarf with the skeins I had kept for that purpose, it turned my hands Terra Cotta (the colour I used to dye them) and although I have tried setting the dye repeatedly, it still bleeds like a squashed blackfly every time I try knitting with it so I pulled it from the prize pool. It isn't much of a prize like it is. I'm working on something else to replace it that you would actually be happy you won.
My link button is smokin' now and I have more baking to do before the garage/bake sale tomorrow so peruse the prizes, decide if and how much you would like to donate and giterdun! One week left!
Also seems to be my favourite word today.
Edited to Add: The Relay is a 24 hour walk and there must be someone from your team walking at all times during those 24 hours. It all starts out with a Survivor's Lap (there will be three people from our team in that), then we start the relay itself. Most teams have two people on the track walking together for one to two hour stretches depending on how many people they have and how well some people feel. I like night time best, so I am going to try to do most of my walking after dark and I'll offer to walk a good while since the Mr. is off and he has promised to look after the kids and let me sleep in as long as I want Friday morning. That is going to give me an advantage over the others for the night shift since they all have to work first thing in the morning. Of course I plan to take some simple yarn and knit a bit of garter stitch something while I walk. I can do straight knitting in the dark without messing up too badly.