A Winner and An Update

By random number generation, the winner of the comment drawing is

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Shannah! Congratulations! Please leave a comment on this post and I will contact you for your mailing information so I can send you your awesome yarn. :-)

Thanks to everyone for stopping by. I’m pretty sure they are going to go with Paisley Jane for the name. For a while there, it was looking like my friend would be able to have a “normal” delivery. Little Paisley had turned head down again and so they were able to cancel the cesarean birth they had scheduled for today. Regrettably, she has somersaulted once more and is now pointing in the wrong direction again. Sage announced by FB status tonight that Paisley will be born on Wednesday, either by labor induction or surgery. So, yay!


A quick survey and another contest!

A dear friend of mine is getting ready to deliver her 5th child (a 3rd girl!) next week and she and her husband still have not decided on a name. The only name she really likes is Paisley Jane. Her husband likes it well enough, but feels that it might be a little too weird. Personally, I think it’s unusual, but not weird. What say you?

She also wonders if you would a diminutive and what would it be. Paiz? PJ? Leave a comment below.

Speaking of comments, she is going in for a scheduled cesarean birth because this girl is stubborn and just absolutely refuses to turn head-down and go out the front door. So, my friend will be going through her 5th delivery, but her first cesarean, and she’s a little nervous. Please, dear reader, can you offer her some words of encouragement in the comments? How about a little incentive?

(Yarn Pirate in the “I Want Candy” colorway from the Booty Club)

And yes, I know I still haven’t sent off the last prize from the last contest to the winner, Yarnerinas. I have it ready to go, I just need to get over to the post office. I promise to do this tomorrow.

I’ll draw the winner from the commentariat using on the evening of June 8th, the baby’s scheduled birthday. Lastly, if you mention my contest on your blog and link back to me, guess what–you get TWO entries! Now, spread the word and get commenting!


A Winner!

And the winner, chosen by random number generation is:


Mlegan! Please contact me with your real world address so I can send you your prize. If I don’t hear from you by Monday at 8 pm EDT, I will select another winner.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left a comment. It’s so rewarding to see those blog stats climb and to read all the funny comments (I’m looking at you Chaotic Chris). I tried to reply to everyone, but there were just more than I was able to keep up with. Thanks again everyone!

Mlegan would have smushed him, in case you were wondering.


Contest update

On Monday I announced a comment contest without posting any details. Oops! Silly me. So here’s the deal:

Leave a comment on Monday‘s post by Thursday 8pm EDT. I will use choose a random winner on Thursday night and send him or her these:

Enter as often as you like. Family members are not eligible to win. Sorry, TAS.


Pop Quiz!

You wake up in the morning to find this in your shower:

What should you do?

Now, leave a comment and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a prize. How about a lovely set of stitch markers created par moi?

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I won a contest!

A while back, I participated in Eve’s uses of objects study for her graduate work in cognitive neuroscience. It was a fun little survey about household objects and I won the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to an online retailer. I asked her to send me one for Knit Picks. Here’s what I picked out:

Of course, I had to pick up a little yarn while I was there:


Comment contests are made of awesome.

Over the course of this contest I received roughly 70 comments, taking my comment total to 1,123. And let me tell you, comments really do make the effort of blogging worth it. I mean, I know I’ve got some readers out there thanks to Word Press’ stats trackers, but comments keep blogging from feeling like I’m standing in a vast and empty warehouse talking to myself. So, say hello to your favorite bloggers every now and then. You’ll make their day. Thanks again to everyone who reads my blog, and thanks for the comments. I loves them. They are my precious.

And now, without any further ado, I present your contest winner, Rima! Congratulations! Rima is a very funny lady who’s been reading and commenting on my blog for a while. As far as I can tell, she’s one of the first bloggers to add my blog to her blogroll, which was (and continutes to be) an enormous compliment. Back in the beginning of September, she posted one of the funniest blog posts I’ve ever read. Rima, you have one week to contact me via email (or Ravelry PM would be fine, too) so I can get your address and send you your prize.

Tomorrow: Knitting content. (Yes, I really still do knit.)