FANFARE OF TRUMPETS AND FELINE CHORUS
Okay, peoples, it's time for you to pull a little weight around here.
But I'll totally bribe you, so what the heck, right?
In honor of my upcoming birthday - the last of my 40's - and in celebration of the recently passed milestone of gaining the 500th reader of Knot All That, I am holding a contest.
You tell me the funniest/most touching story you have connected with the Fiber Arts. That means knitting, spinning, sewing, quilting, felting, designing, or (for those of you who aren't experienced crafters) clothes you - or someone you know directly - wore or tried to wear. You can post the story in the comments section if it's not too long, or email the story to me at eileen at knotallthat dot com (adjust address as appropriate, I just didn't want to post an easy link for the spammers).
I will do a random drawing on my birthday (Sept. 24), and send to the winner a valuable** skein of Knot All That handspun yarn - or if you are a spinner, a Knot All That Batt/Roving or two - and a few other minor goodies on the side. If you happen to be a non-fiber freak, a reasonable substitute for the yarn will be made. I will collect the winner's pertinent information (address, favorite colors, whether you have a cat, how you stand on the Squirrel Issue, etc.) at the time of the drawing, privately.
But hey, it's not all about the wool and the randomosity. If your story makes me laugh hard enough to upset my precarious bladder control, or makes me cry tears of joy/empathy, I will post it on this blog along with a link to your blogsite. Because I'm all about public announcements re leakage of bodily fluids.
So. Let the story telling and partying begin!!
**Value is, of course, relative. The value to you depends on market value, emotional value, whether you are a Yarn Pig, and whether I raise the value by conveniently dieing of something particularly romantic or vulgar while you are still in possession of said item. The value to me is in my perhaps delusional hope that you will share your delight with your new acquisition (with photos!) in your blog, and link back to me as a sort of Birthday Present. A girl can hope, right?