I cannot say that I never win anything.
If you are a blogger, and you read other blogs, you may have participated in blog giveaways at some time or another. Like me, you may have done so for approximately 200 times. And, like me, you may not have won a single thing. Except that (for the first time ever) I did just win something. Something special.
If you knit, and are online enough to be here with me now, you probably know about, and have admired, all of the stunning patterns offered at the TWIST Collective website. They put out an online magazine four times a year and the Fall 2013 issue marked their fifth anniversary. To celebrate, the TWIST Collective people hosted a month (almost 2 months) of giveaways that began with this post.
I entered in most of the giveaways. I missed a few where you could only enter from Facebook or Twitter. There were many, including the Skacel Giveaway, that you could enter on Ravelry. For that one you had to write a six word "memoir". Here is what I posted on the Ravelry thread just 11 days ago:
"Education, work, family, knitting, teaching, designing."
I honestly do not know if the winners were selected by random, or through merit. Either way I was VERY lucky. (There were over 230 posts to that Ravelry thread alone, not to mention however many there were at Facebook and Twitter.) I received a Ravelry message from mokie/Cynthia telling me that I won this beautiful set of Addi-Click Natura (bamboo) inter-changable needles. I was thrilled. I had a lot of trouble choosing my one free TWIST pattern because I was really anxious to reply (and there really are so many good ones). I choose Sapwood by Amy Herzog because I had just favorited it that same morning and I thought that was a good luck omen.
|© Amy Herzog|
If you would like to see all of the prizes and winner's names check out the Winner's Circle page. I am there for giveaway #29, ckknit (my Ravelry name). Thanks Skacel and TWIST!