I have heard back from all the lucky winners in the Julia Yarn Giveaway. The 20 assorted skeins of Julia are going to Karen in Virginia, Margo in Massachusetts, Nancy in North Carolina, Robin in Massachusetts, and Jennifer in Maine. Aren't they lucky knitters?
I can't tell you all how much fun this Yarn Giveaway has been for our family. I thought I might get 100 people to enter but the numbers kept climbing and climbing and climbing. Every morning, I would report back to Julia and The Farmer how many entries came in. Don't feel bad if you didn't win, it was pretty impossible to be one of the lucky winners.
I thank all of you who wrote me such lovely letters with your entries. It seems like lots of knitters are wishing for my new book for Christmas gifts - I hope all your holiday wishes come true! It warms my heart to think about all of you browsing through my book on Christmas morning. How fun. Get you double pointed and circular needles ready everyone!
If you posted about the Yarn Giveaway on your blog, thanks so much. I could tell from my stats where the readers and entries were coming from and so had the chance to check out many new blogs. I'm sorry I didn't comment on too many of them - this dreadfully slow internet connection makes it pretty impossible to leave a comment, especially on Blogger blogs.
And what about those Norwegian blogs? Wow - you knitters in Norway are fabulous - I must have gotten at least a hundred entries from there alone. Maybe I can try to get Westminster to export the Julia to Norway - there's a thought. Then I could go and teach although I can't imagine what I could teach them - their blogs are filled with beautiful, extremely technically proficient knits. You all seem so interested in color and pattern which is what I'm all about.
I want to thank the generous people at Westminster for supplying the yarn for the Giveaway. Without them, this would never have happened.
We'll have to see if I can do another one of these again someday.