Sunday, February 11, 2007

SAM2 prizes & stats

Well, I just got the SAM2 prizes dug out of my stash and drew the big prize winners. I've also got winners for December and January, along with our Brownie Point winner and our winner drawn from all the folks who knit socks in each of the six months. As a little something extra, I'm also giving all of our socks-in-each-month folks a $5 gift certificate for GYW for being such awesome sock knitters.

But first, here are a few statistics about this round. There were 145 active participants (as in, people who signed up and knit at least one pair of socks). There were a whopping 523 pairs of finished monthly socks, along with a gazillion brownie points. That's a whole lotta socks! There were 31 people who knit a pair in each of the six months. Wow! If I can really get my act together, I'm going to start a sock "hall of fame" for those folks who knit six pairs of socks during one of the SAMs.

We'll do the smaller prizes first. Our December winner is Adrienne, and our January winner is Jenn. You'll each get some random offering from my stash (folks will have to visit your blogs to see what it is because my camera battery died before I could take pics). Next, our prize winner drawn from the folks who knit all six monthly pairs is Pat Q! Pat will get her choice of sock kits from GYW.

Now, on to our big winners! The first set of six pairs-worth of sock yarn goes to...Mary! Here is her prize pack:

The three pairs on the top are all random Knit Picks yarn. The bottom left is Koigu, in the middle is Chewy Spaghetti Succulent and on the right is Swamp Water from The Sweet Sheep.

The second prize pack goes to...Ginger! Here's what she gets:

There's more Knit Picks (yes, I got a bunch on sale - running this knit-along can get expensive!), more Koigu, more Sweet Sheep and a little hank of Brooklyn Handspun thrown in for good measure.

Sorry, Christy - you still didn't get drawn. I tried my hardest, but the random number generator just didn't respond to my brain waves (and I'm not about to delve into the seedy world of knit-along prize-fixing). You will definitely get a spot in the SAM hall-of-fame, though!

Thanks for socking-along, guys! Winners, please e-mail me your addresses ASAP so that I can get your sock yarn out of my house and head off some eye-rolling from my husband... Also, if you knit all six socks, please e-mail me so I can get you your gift certificates. I will try to track you all down, but I can't make any promises. Also, I apologize for all the GYW prizes I'm giving - I'm honestly not using this as an opportunity to time-share sales-pitch you all. It's just easy for me since it's here in front of me and it beats paying retail!


Blogger Shelley said...

Congrats to all the winners!

4:28 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

Darn it! I didn't get a prize--but I sure have a lot of hand knit socks now!

6:31 PM  
Blogger lexa said...

Congrats to the winners! I look forward to a GYW gift certificate. You're working on new sock patterns I'm sure I will need! :)

7:35 PM  
Blogger mary said...

Hoo boy! I'm the classic "I-never-win-anything" person and am so excited to have more yarn to to add 6 more months of socks worth. Thanks, Chrissy, for hosting an awesome kal that really got me off my butt to knit socks.

8:50 PM  

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