I took my first stab at social knitting in 2008, shortly after I learned how to knit. I remember how timid I was at the first group I attended. I was the new kid. I didn't really know what I was doing. I was nervous to engage. By the time I'd left my first knit night, I was glad I went.
Fiber folk, as most of you, I'm sure, know, are an incredibly embracing group. We love to share what we know, give tips, encourage and enable each other. I've been lucky to meet some really fantastic people via yarn and a cup of coffee. For instance, Steven. You may know him as Hotpants. Maybe, you've shared a drink with him. Or, maybe you weighed-in during his attempts at broadening the definition of lace. I know him as the founding member of my first 'regular' knitting group. If you've met him, you already know how amazing he is. That knitting group transformed me from 'a person, who also knits' to a 'knitter'; a transformation for which I am truly grateful.
What does all this have to do with anything? Well, you see, Steven is hosting an INCREDIBLE giveaway/fundraiser to raise awareness and promote testing and education on World Aids Day. And, I want you to help me spread the word. There are two ways you can help me, help Steven:
In exchange for you help. You will be entered to win the Pay it Forward Giveaway. O.K. Rules and Prizes. Prizes first. :-) The person selected, by random, as the winner of the giveaway will be entered to win her/his choice of the following two prizes:
Knit: A copy of Cast On Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor AND a $25 Ravelry Gift Certificate
Sew: A copy of the Colette Sewing Handbook AND $25 to Pink Chalk Studio
Rules: EVERYONE, worldwide, is eligible to enter.You MUST provide a valid email address. I will contact the winner via email. I will not go searching for you outside the information you provide in your submission. So, make sure you list an email you check! In order to qualify for the Pay It Forward Drawing:
Spread the Word about Steven's project. Use your influence to help others learn about the World Aids Day Fundraiser by putting a mention and a link to Steven's Project in a blog post, linking up to his page via Twitter, or alerting your friends on Facebook. THEN, copy your link into the comments section under this post showing me where I can find your shout-out and letting me know whether you would like the "Knit" or "Sew" prize option. ONLY COMMENTS WITH VERIFIED LINKS ARE ELIGIBLE TO WIN. All submissions must be received by 11:59pm CST on December 1, 2012.
BONUS: If you post your link (or make a second post) at 12am on December 1, 2012, your name will get dropped in the hat twice.
Thank you all for you help! I really appreciate it!!!