"Get Out the Lurkers" Contest!
I recently installed a hit counter on this blog, and I was absolutely stunned to see that I get around 100 hits per day, on average. Stunned, because I've never had more than 5 comments on any post, and I've only got 11 subscribers on Bloglines (and that's including myself).
So, I've decided to have a contest in order to see who's lurking around here. The prize will be a hat, newly knitted by me, just for you. It can be any of the hat patterns I've already posted here, or a cloche-recipe cloche. For a recipe cloche, please specify:
1. Desired stitch pattern (pretty much anything will work).
2. Desired gauge range (sport/DK, light worsted, worsted/aran, or bulky)
3. Some indication of the kind of yarn you had in mind (eg, "tweedy" or "no mohair" or "self-striping" or "something with alpaca" or something like that. We can come to a final choice on a specific yarn by e-mail.)
If you don't wish to specify, of course you can just say, "Surprise me!"
I can't guarantee when the hat will be finished, but I can promise to have a WIP-update post at least once a week, doing my best to include a photo (unless you are being surprised and don't want to see any photos).
How to enter:
Match the numbers a-i on the left to the items A-I on the right. Leave a comment by 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 14th to enter; you may enter as many times as you like. First correct entry wins. If no entries are correct, the first entry with the most correct matches wins.
a. 0 ******** A. Number of my father's sisters whose first name is Maria
b. 2 ******** B. Number of nieces and nephews I have
c. 3 ******** C. Age difference (rounded, in years) between my husband and me
d. 5 ******** D. Number of first cousins I have
e. 12 ******** E. Number of years I've lived in New York
f. 15 ******** F. Number of times I've been to Europe
g. 17 ******** G. Number of years (rounded) I've been working full-time at my current job
h. 24 ******** H. Number of lipsticks I own
i. 31 ******** I. Number of times I've had pneumonia
A. It's not zero. They have different middle names.
C. I think the answer to this is floating around somewhere in this blog.
E. More than half my life.
G. Less than half my life, but not by much.
H. You'd be surprised.
Good luck everyone!