Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Johnny, tell them what they've won...

Yes, the ticker up at the top is correct! (It did seem to make a jump, but remember that I was up North building an ark for several days, so it didn't get updated as regularly).

Lucky Liz will be getting in touch with ItGirl for a prize for knitting the One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety Ninth sock. YAY, Liz! Oscar was rooting for you (and thinks Max should get some socks out of your winnings) I love being able to give prizes to people I know and like.

And yes, you read that properly - one thousand nine hundred ninety nine.

And the observant among you will note that Liz was NOT the last comment on my blog yesterday.

That means, my warm-footed friends, that we have reached a goal.

A goal that may give my mailman a hernia, but that's okay, we don't like him anyway. He yells at my dog.

So it serves him right that he's going to have to carry handspun sock yarn from me, hand-dyed sock yarn from Spunky Ecclectic and C*eye*ber Fiber, Koigu from Minh, two patterns from Eunny (hey, Eunny, better get to writing, 'k?), an adorable set of stitch markers in an exclusive-for-us box from Brandy, a twenty-five dollar gift certificate from Dea Terra, a color-mug from me, and the piece de resistance, Truffles the Sheep from my husband. This is a prize pack that is worth something close to $150.

And it makes me very happy to be sending all that to Rob!

Don't worry, I'll have pictures of all that in the coming days, but it's past my bedtime now and too dark for good photos anyway. In the meantime, keep on knitting those socks. If you recall, ItGirl was feeling pretty generous and bantied about a few more numbers to win prizes. Technically, Rob knit sock 2001 as well, but she's getting enough, don't you think? So I've made an executive decision, and the person who knits 2002 will get a prize, as will the person who knits 2006. And I'll keep the tally going as long as you keep letting me know about it, just to see how many we really do knit in the year (which is how this all got started anyway.)

And there are more things to come from this place! I'll be starting a fun little game in the next few weeks (I think June 1) that involves audience participation, and I've still got a few other things up my sleeve, with no immediate date set yet for stripping down, but check back on that!


And thanks, all of you, for playing along!


Anonymous Brandy said...

woohoo! 1st comment!
Anyway, The address is on the bottom of the box. Or right here with my comment. Just click on the homepage link. Oh, I don't have any pics of the actual box. I was getting ready for a vacation, so didn't get any taken before sending it off.

11:26 PM  
Blogger brandy said...

oh, and Congrats Rob!

11:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yay friend!!! yay! more yarn gifties if you want it.

12:39 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

Congrats Rob! I have to admit I'm a wee bit jealous... 'cuz goodnes knows I really need more sock yarn.

Amie - add one more from me. I just finished the second picot anklet.

1:01 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Wowza! I can't believe how fast that happened! I've knit more socks this year than ever before, and I don't see myself stopping any time soon, so what's the next goal?

Yay for Rob!

6:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Emma and Gracie - knitting away in PA

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Wow. Oh wow. Wow.

Rob, speechless in PA

9:09 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Congrats to the winners! There are a lot of lovely feet benefiting from this endeavor. Bravo!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

I finished 1 sock last night
I hope you got the email about the pair earlier in the week. Not for prizes but because I want the tally to go up up up

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rob! Where are you in PA?
I am in Reading :-)

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang, that was Tooo annonymous

That was from Emma Loo & Gracie (and our Mom)


11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add one more sock to the tally. Linda

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Kathleen C. said...

Hooray to the winners! And add another pair into the tally from me.
My first ever started and the second ever finished!

1:51 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Wow! I had no idea I would win anything! Thanks Amie! Does this mean we should get Max and Oscar together for a celebratory romp? :)

Thank you for having such a fun tally going! I plan to continue to add to the total throughout the year! I better get cracking so I can finish this now famous pair!

3:39 PM  
Blogger erica said...

Congrats Rob! I'm so super jealous!

Can't wait to see how many socks we all knit this year.
Thanks for keeping a tally, Amie!

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad that you've offered to continue to keep the tally. I think it'll be interesting to see how many we can rack up for the year. Congrats to the winners. I'd love to be able to report another done, but I'm still working on my niece's Christmas stocking. It's getting to be a tedious knit...and Amie, I know you understand that!

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Hi again,

I'm in central PA, in State College, where handknit wool socks are VITAL, I tell you, VITAL. And Amie, I was so amazed and excited that I finished another pair that were on the needles! So add two more to the tally!

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Pauline said...

Amie. Add another pair of socks to the ticker. Yup.... It's my hubby's boring socks.
Pauline aka new2kntting

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Kris said...

I've got a pair to add. :)

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add one for me, please. Even though, you know...

8:04 PM  
Blogger CarolineF said...

I also finished another one, last night, if you still care...

8:16 AM  

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