I visited family and friends in North Carolina over the holiday, without computer or smart phone. I had a fantastic two weeks, but at the end of my trip I came down with a horrible cold and cough that put me out of commission for a week. I felt too sick to blog, too sick to work, too sick to knit and even too sick to attend my weekly knitting group last night. However I did take some time on my sick-bed to write out all the names for the Year Of Stash Sock Giveaway. After a year of people following and commenting on these posts there are more entries than I expected - almost 400!
Only two people commented on every single post, Linda & Christina - so they received an extra 24 entries into the drawing. There were three people who only missed one post, so I gave Beth T, Amber, and Anna an extra 12 entries into the drawing. There were plenty of folks who commented on more than half the posts and many who only commented once, but of course it only takes one lucky entry to win.
Thanks and good fortune to everyone who entered.
Because I was sick this week, I postponed the live drawing until my Alameda Knitting group meets again next Thursday. Besides the grand prize of a pair of hand knit socks or mitts, there will be two mystery runner-up prizes. I'm working on those this week.
I'm feeling better today and am looking forward to a fantastic 2012, with lots of quilting, knitting, fellowship, healthy living, and love! May your 2012 be a year of joy and prosperity!