Thursday, January 24, 2008

WE HAVE SOME WINNERS!!!!

We had a VERY hard time picking winners for the story contest. We had 54 entries and most of them were downright hilarious! We finally narrowed it down to 8 stories this morning, then 2 then a winner! The winning entry goes to PHYLLIS!! Phyllis can choose whether she would like to have her choice of a yarn bowl or the prize yarn. Her story was funny, could definitely make you turn red AND it incorporated knitting. What could be better? Here is her winning entry.

My funniest story is about a knitted toy class I took at a LYS several years ago. We all made felted mouse puppets and mine was all knitted up. All I had to do was attach the tail and felt it. I was working away, in class, and proudly held up my mouse when I finished attaching the tail. It was aligned perfectly except for one thing: I attached the tail to the FRONT of the puppet instead of the back! You can imagine what it looked like! Everyone started to laugh and that's when I realized the mistake. My face turned SO red and we all had a good laughing session because of this!

Then we drew a name randomly out of a hat for another winner. Everyone who placed a link to the contest on their blog was entered in the drawing. The winner drawn for that was SANDY! Sandy will get whichever prize that Phyllis did not choose.

We will post ALL the stories on the website (anonymously). We will star the ones that made it to the finalist stage. I just need to adjust the formatting and such. I'll let everyone know when they are up. Wayne and I had so much fun going through them - definitely a great contest. Thank you to everyone who entered and posted the link!

Congratulations to the winners!!!

8 comments:

Phyl said...

I am EXCITED beyond belief! THANK YOU! Now I'm SO glad that I made that boo-boo on my knitted mouse. (Actually, it was a LARGE boo-boo!) For the prize I would love one of your yarn bowls. They are just beautiful. Thank you for offering such a great contest on YOUR birthday!

Hockey Mom said...

Woo hoo! I won! On your birthday! Hee hee...

Happy birthday and thank you so much!

Sara said...

Well, Glad to see that you picked two such deserving winners...Hockey Mom is the one who introduced me to your blog...so, it was good to see her win.

BTW, Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!!

Carol said...

Congrats to the winners! I can see why Phyl won! ~snort~ Funny Phyl...

Happy Birthday and many many more!

Beth said...

Congrats winners!

Turtle said...

Congrats to both winners, and what a great story! Happy birthday! Do you do custom orders on the yarn bowls? enjoy your weekend. *smile

Claudia said...

Happy Birthday to the Knit Witch and congrats to Phyllis and Sandy!!!

Roadchick said...

Congratulations Phyllis and Sandy!