Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Backyard Leaves Scarf Contest

Backyard Leaves Scarf from Scarf StyleI find myself really enjoying knitting the Backyard Leaves scarf from Scarf Style in Knitpicks Andean Silk.

But I don't want to wear it. I'm a scarf klutz. When I wear a scarf it is always in the way, getting caught in doors, getting snagged on bushes, and refusing to stay in place. If the scarf has a right side - like this one - it is always wrong side up when I glance down.

The fun is in the knitting. I need to give the finished scarf away, so I'm having a contest.

Your first chance to enter will be the April 1 post.

Here are the details. If you don't like details, skip to the last paragraph for a one sentence summary.

The Backyard Leaves scarf in Knitpicks Andean Silk, color Lettuce. Yes, the very scarf I'm knitting.

How to enter:
Leave a comment on a Backyard Leaves Scarf progress post. There will be five scarf progress posts (this is not one of them) and they will be clearly labeled. Be sure to include your email address. (One reason I switched this blog to Haloscan comments.)

Comments entered more than a week after the posting date and time will not be eligible. The date and time stamp on the comment will be used to compare with the date and time stamp on the post to determine when a week has past.

Choosing a Winner:
One week after the final post showing the scarf completed and blocked, DH will pick a number and the winner will be announced on Stitches of Violet. (We have a procedure in mind for doing this in order to make sure everyone gets an equal chance. It involves a random number generator. Does anyone really want to know?)

DH is completely neutral and could care less about who wins. He will be just as fair as a national accounting firm. In fact, he has a degree in accounting.

I will post the winner on Stitches of Violet and send the winner an email requesting their snail mail address. If the winner does not respond with their snail mail address in seven days (using the date and time stamp method described above), a different winner will be chosen using the same method.

Miscellaneous Rules and Disclaimers:
If, for any reason, I am unable to complete the scarf, the contest will close, a winner will be picked, and the substitute prize will be two skeins of KnitPicks Andean Silk.

If I decide the quality of the completed scarf is too poor to share with the winner, the substitute prize will be two skeins of KnitPicks Andean Silk.

Nasty comments will be deleted and ignored. What is nasty? I know it when I see it.

I reserve the right to change the rules or add to the rules as needed to keep the contest fun, fair, and friendly.

In Summary
It's really very simple. When you see a Stitches of Violet post on the Backyard Leaves scarf progress, leave a comment and you might win the scarf.

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