Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Knit Knack and a Winner

Remember the alligator I showed you before Christmas? Silly rabbit, that wasn't an alligator!

It was Sheldon, from the winter issue of Knitty. Only I made him for my mom for Christmas, and I couldn't show him before it was time. She was very impressed, and promptly named him Knit Knack. The cool thing about this pattern is the removable shell. This gave me an idea.

Clearly, this turtle needed a Christmas outfit. The tan/brown shell is a good everyday-go-to-work shell, but what if he got invited to a Christmas party? It was obvious he needed a fashionable Christmas outfit to wear.

And who doesn't need a Santa hat? The Sheldon pattern is very fun to knit, and I don't think I've seen the last of it.


And the winner is...

A long, long time ago (in a land far, far away), I told you we were within 100 comments of having the big 500th comment on Drunken Monkey Knits, and that the 500th commenter would receive a prize. Well, after my sushi post of a couple days ago, we have a winner! The crazy thing about this commenter is that I really doubt she knew I was even having a contest, as she came to my blog through a comment I had left on another blog. Not only that, but I then clicked to her blog and saw that last October, she'd won another prize on a completely different blog for leaving the 700th comment! This is one lucky commenter.

My congratulations to ~Tonia~ of Knits Galore! Your commenting prowess has earned you the right to one of the following prizes:

knitovation by Barry Klein and Fayla Reiss, autographed by the authors at last summer's TNNA. This book contains patterns for "creative knitwear made from three simple shapes."


Two skeins of KnitPicks Gossamer in the Rose Garden colorway. 100% merino wool, lace weight, 440 yards/50 grams each.

Additionally, I'm going to send one skein of Lang Jawoll Cotton Jacquard sock yarn, the perfect amount to make a pair of socks for your adorable little boy. I'll also send the daisy yarn winder from craft locker. Email me at brooketyler2002 AT yahoo DOT com with your prize choice and your address, and I'll mail your prize. Congratulations!

Thanks for playing everybody. I'll let you know when the next contest starts.


~Tonia~ said...

WOW! I had no clue that you were having a contest. Thanks!!

~Tonia~ said...

BTW: Knit Knack is too cute! Of course he needed a Christmas outfit. :)

Lisa said...

I can't believe I was only 1 away from winning. Bummer!

Brenda said...

I love the turtle. He is absolutely precious!