"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman

10/3/09

Contest Fall '09



I had to start the day with Spock. I'm in a Star Trek kind of mood.

Well, today is Parktoberfest. Unfortunately, it's cold and rainy. That sucks for an outdoor party. However, it has been cold and rainy at most Parktoberfests. You'd think I'd get used to it.

In celebration of the new floor and drapes in my house, I am having a contest. Here is the prize.


It's heavy on the chocolate. We have Idaho Elk Droppings (chocolate covered peanuts), a Chocolate Moose Bar, and a locally made Wild Huckleberry Chocolate bar, along with a skein of sock yarn from Araucania. This yarn is hand dyed in Chile, fingering weight, 3.5 oz./100 gr., 376 yards, 75% wool/25% Nylon. Note: this is not superwash wool.

The rules:

Contest entries will be accepted from now until 5pm pacific time Saturday, October 10th. To enter, leave a comment in this post. ONE comment per person. No anonymous comments will be accepted. So if you don't have a Blogger screen name, please put your name in the comment.

I will have Sweet Hubby draw the winning name from a hat.

Edit 10/10/2009: My goodness! I didn't expect this many entries. I will be using a random number generator to pick the winner.

I'll announce the winner on Sunday, October 11th. That person will then need to email me, within 4 days, their mailing address so I can send them their prize. If I don't hear from them, I will draw another winner.

Have a great day!

Contest is now closed. Thanks to all who entered, and good luck!

93 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful new fllors! And I love the rich colors in the draperies you posted earlier. Nice decorating sense.

    Nice prizes too of course.

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  2. I would love to win! That yarn is gorgeous and the chocolate? Well, heck yea. Yummy prize =)

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  3. id like to throw my name in!!! ajaychasse on rav.

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  4. Spock! Wow, we seem to run in similar Rav circles. Areligious nerds? Yes please!

    Anyway, yarn and chocolate! Woot!

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  5. Hee, that's a funny video. And the Elk Droppings is both funny, and ew!

    I think mine will post my name, but if not, it's Tarazed both here and on Ravelry, where I linked over from.

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  6. Gorgeous yarn..........and chocolate to go with it. Who could resist???!!!!

    I am posting from my AIM account but on Ravelry I am sapphyre24.

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  7. Wow. That is a lot of delicious delicious chocolate.. Also the floors (presumably the floor in the picture?) Look amazing! Congrats.
    Cheers,
    Leah

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  8. yeah, chocolate! the sock yarn ain't bad either! congrats on the remodel!

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  9. Sharon Stanger10/3/09, 12:19 PM

    I am sitting here eating Huckleberry Taffy and looking at your goodies and wondering where in Idaho you are. Some of them I have seen before,but not that luscious yarn.
    Sherry in Idaho
    Sharsta@gmail.com

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  10. Hi! Wow, that's a yummy price for a contest!!

    And that's a funny video of Spock!

    Congrats on the floors, looks awesome!

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  11. Haha Elk droppings! I love your new drapes! The colors are really rich.

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  12. "Moose droppings" made me think of those little reigndeer you can get around Christmas, where you put brown jelly beans in them and then lift the tail to make them "poop."

    On a less gross note, I'm throwing my hat in the ring!

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  13. wow... chocolate AND sock yarn? sounds like a winning combination to me! congratulations on the new drapes, I bet it makes the whole place seem brand new... and i envy you the hardwood floors.

    I'm PugUgly on Ravelry, my blog is http://dulcineaswindmill.blogspot.com/
    and I'd love to give the yarn and the chocolate a new home..
    alk

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  14. Very generous! I found you from ravelry and thought I'd drop by and read some of your blog

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  15. What a nice contest! I'd love to be entered, of course. :)

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  16. Hooray for Spock. Hooray for spock yarn!

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  17. Beautiful yarn and the elk droppings gave me a giggle on this rainy yucky afternoon :)

    Jmartinelli13 on rav
    Jolene

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  18. What great prizes chocolate and yarn? We can tell people we have eaten Elk Droppings if we win. The yarn is beautiful.

    Knittingdancer on Ravelry

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  19. Beautiful yarn! And I could always need more chocolate....

    knittybunny on ravelry

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  20. Oh my! Chocolate...yum! Your floors are beautiful!

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  21. dealonnia@yahoo.com10/3/09, 3:06 PM

    Beam Me Up to Idaho from Arkansas to share in knitting and Moose droppings.

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  22. yum, I love elk droppings and the yarn,too. Sparky136 on Ralvery

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  23. Beautiful Yarn and Delicious Chocolate!! How exciting; So nice of you.
    StaceyKnitsIt Ravelry

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  24. It's COLD in my building until we get the boilers checked out (monday). So chocolate and wool are really appealing. I wish I could order out for chocolate and maybe HOT chocolate. I'm wearing my worsted weight socks and bulky slippers.

    Hope you pick me ;-).

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  25. Ooo Looks like my kind of giveaway!

    I've been enjoying reading about the work you've been doing on your house. The floors you've been putting in are just like magic!

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  26. Hi Sweetie!

    Your house looks awesome! Love the colors...
    Luv U and Luv your Sweet Hubby too!

    Hugs around...:) Ed will eat the chocolate.:)
    Jan

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  27. Beautiful yarn, beading, orchids: so interesting that many of us share the same loves. Chocolate, gleaming floors, fun accessories, and great spouses are universal, though. Lovely!

    lynnywillo

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  28. Mmm...Chocolate and yarn. Delicious combination!

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  29. Toss my name in too please! Jenn Sullivan

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  30. I'd like to enter - the chocolate looks delicious and the yarn is gorgeous :)
    Alex in PA ~ midnightaurora on Ravelry

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  31. glad i'd not have to choose: yarn or chocolate LOL

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  32. Ooooh, thanks for advertising your contest on Rav, my one indulgence (cos I can't afford lovely smooshy yarns!) is entering contests in the hope that I get some to stroke lol!

    Congrats on your lovely flooring, I can only dream of wood floors :( (Jealous)x100000000

    ETA Rav name: scottishbunny2003

    Li x

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  33. Yeah thanks for advertising on rav. My name is knithippie on rav and heres hoping. thanks so much

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  34. Spock FOR THE WIN! Yay for redecorating.

    And thanks so much for the contest plug on ravelry. Otherwise I would not have found the moosetacular blog.

    on ravs: sockmonky

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  35. I am celebrating new drapes too! Isn't it such a fun feeling?

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  36. Yum-yarn and chocolate. What a great pairing!

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  37. Chocolate, huckleberries, and yarn. Not sure which is yummiest!

    Noticed that we're both making bootees from Zoe Mellor's book just now. I finished and mailed the Lace and Diamonds pair and am working on the Lace and Heart pair (first is knit, second cast on). (See Ravelry projects for sjanova)

    Your bamboo floors look great. We'll be doing ours a few years from now, I hope.

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  38. Spock, bamboo floors, purty yarn and chocolate... I may never leave!

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  39. OOH! Pick Me! I love huckleberries and sock yarn!
    I'm LynnRN on Ravelry.
    PS. Love the floors!

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  40. What a wonderful prize!

    Lynn
    Lnupermom on Rav

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  41. ooohhh my sis was from idaho too and I tried some huckleberry jam and it was yummy...I wonder what the chocolate would taste like :)

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  42. I love the floor it is a beautiful color. what a great selection of chocolate.

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  43. That yarn is gorgeous and the chocolate looks absolutely yummy! Your fur kids all look so regal and elegant. I'm pet-sitting this week and have the pleasure of hanging out with a sweet bloodhound named Scarlett, much to my cats' dismay.

    Tracy V. (tracybead on Ravelry)

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  44. Yay for contests! I hope your husband picks me name, I love the looks of that yarn! :)

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  45. Your floors look lovely and your giveaway is very generous!

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  46. Oh yummy..for both the chocolate and the yarn! Would love to be in your drawing...

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  47. Ooo, Elk Droppings! Yum! We have moose droppings and such up here (there's a local shop that makes all kinds of bear and other animal "paws" too). Oh yeah, the yarn's yummy looking too.

    (I'm InJuneau on Rav)

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  48. Errrr, yarn and chocolate are always a welcome addition to my household! Love the yarn color!

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  49. Might I get an amen for the yummy that is Spock? .............Thank you. Please pick me! I really want to try socks.

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  50. Congratulations on your remodeling! It looks great. And I love the background moose on your page!
    grasshopper1 on rav

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  51. Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! This is the sucky week were I find out if i have lost both breast to this stupid cancer. I would be easier to swallow with moose droppings.

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  52. What a lovely giveaway. I love chocolate, so please, enter my name too. I wish I would be the lucky winner :)

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  53. ooh crossed fingers for the elk droppings. That yarn looks fabulous. Had to put my name down for the drawer.

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  54. Hi, floor looks great, must have been a lot of work but worth it. Moose dropping chocolate makes me chuckle!!!! Arly on ravelry.

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  55. What more could a knitter ask for....chocolate and wonderful wool.....wow!!

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  56. i LOVE chocolate AND yarn!! haha... thanks for the wonderful giveaway!! :D
    Zaneta
    superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

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  57. Saw your post about the contest on Rav, now I've spent the last 45 minutes checking out your blog. :). Not sure if my name will come through from blogger, I'm chylve on Ravelry.

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  58. nancerini1@yahoo.com10/5/09, 8:22 AM

    Oh man I love your woodsy decor, especially the moose! I'm from MN so I love moose and their mooselings! Plus, I'm an obsessive sock knitter and I'd love me some Chucklet!! I'm on Ravely: nancerini

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  59. I'd love to enter your contest, please.

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  60. Chocolate AND yarn? And it all looks yummy! Count me in!

    Thanks,

    Susan (demophobe on ravelry)

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  61. Ooh, yarn and chocolate. Sign me up.
    Sue

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  62. Shannon in Canada10/6/09, 1:14 AM

    Two of my favourite things -- sock yarn and chocolate. A beautiful and generous giveaway!

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  63. hmmmm! Beautiful yarn and delicious chocolate! Me too, I would like to win this contest :-)

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  64. I've been to your town, I came up with other Vandals for a Habitat for Humanity build. I was just in Harmony Sunday afternoon under supervision of my boyfriend.

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  65. Mmmm huckleberry and chocolate (and some beautiful yarn ! :)


    ravelry id is dorantherook

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  66. Oooh, yarn and chocolate I haven't heard of before! Now, that's a nice contest! :)

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  67. Yarn + chocolate = one happy Michele! Great contest. Thanks!!

    mmclark on Ravelry

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  68. Droooooool.....chocolate and sock yarn. What could be better?

    vthuskies on Ravelry

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  69. Ooooh... pretty floors! And pretty yarn!
    Mmmm... chocolate! : )

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  70. Oh, I love Spock and chocolate. Your Iggys are beautiful, too!

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  71. oooh! chocolate poo! I live in the house of poo! (got 3 kittens being litter-trained...not pretty)

    Elliecat

    x

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  72. I love chocolate! (And sock yarn!)

    Consider me entered!

    And I highly approve of the Trek goodness. :)

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  73. Oh, Star Trek! And chocolate. This is after my own heart!

    (blakdove on Rav)

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  74. I would like to be entered! Thanks!

    (lizziebit on Ravelry)

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  75. Such a lovely prize!
    My folks are canadian so I can't resist :)

    I'm Jungle on Rav

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  76. Saw you on Rav. Love your blog, Spock, and contest. Putting my name is. I'm mjlegg on rav.

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  77. Love the floor color
    I'm kjgonn on Rav

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  78. Ooohhh, Chocolate!!!!

    Yum!!

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  79. Hey there, I desperatly need some chocolate to get me through the next days of my diplomaaaaaaa. I am frannyfein on rav. :-)

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  80. Wow,that is beautiful yarn. I would love to win.
    I'm nubsmom on ravelry

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  81. recordersmith10/6/09, 8:12 AM

    I love to put my name in the hat. Recordersmith on ravelry.

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  82. Even though I'm not quite sure if its ok that I enter all the way from Europe, I would love to get my name in the hat too :)

    Beautifull wooden floor, and fantastic idea with a blog contest..

    best regards, Eva from Denmark

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  83. Hi! Yummy yarn, smooshy chocolate....oh wait, I've got that backwards! Thanks for posting a note on Rav.

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  84. Chocolate and yarn - my two addictions, not necessarily in that order!

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  85. Definitely count me in! Love the yarn and the chocolate!

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  86. I agree with many of the comments. Chocolate and Yarn can't go wrong.

    Fun blog

    Thanks
    Debi

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  87. Beautiful yarn - and it looks like yummy chocolate! What a lovely idea for a giveaway!
    Michelle

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  88. The huckleberry bar looks so good - and the yarn is sooo pretty. Thanks for stopping by my blog (http://www.thatchbo.blogspot.com) and listening to Donny's new single.

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  89. If I could win elk droppings I think I would never wish for another thing again.
    Hmmm, that statement can be read in so many ways...

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